Well, hello there. It’s been awhile. I know.
It’s almost the end of 2016. Crazy, right? The holidays are always a fun time. A time for family, food, fun and of course, gifts. If you’re thinking about buying a curling iron for yourself, or someone else this holiday season, you might find this helpful. 🙂
I love hair products. Curling irons, flat irons, conditioners, sprays, oils, you name it – I’m all about it. My curling iron is the most loved tool in my (vast) arsenal. The one I swear by and use everyday is the Hot Tools Gold Iron. You can find it for about $40 at any Ulta or any beauty supply store. If anyone you know needs/wants a curling iron, you can’t go wrong with Hot Tools.
I’ve recently been playing with the Chi Escape curling iron and figured it would be a good opportunity for a blog post/review.
*Disclaimer: I was given this curling iron at an event thrown by CHI. I did not pay for it. However, as always, all opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for this review.*
On a side note, they did our hair at the event using CHI Products and I was on Facebook Live. (So fun!) Tightest. Bun. Ever. Literally = instant face lift. Not sure I’m a fan (actually, I’m quite sure that I’m not) but it was fun getting our hair done.
The CHI Escape is a cordless curling iron. You charge it like a cell phone, and the battery lasts several hours. Genius, right? It comes with a carrying case, charger and wait for it. . . car charger. Maybe it’s just the lawyer in me, but curling irons and cars don’t seem like a good mix. Please please don’t drive and curl your hair. I mean, duh. Just don’t.
I really do like the concept of a cordless curling iron. It’s perfect for traveling, the gym or any type of sleepover. Unfortunately, the curling iron itself isn’t my favorite. It’s great for when you’re in a pinch, but I wouldn’t recommend it for everyday. The small clip has a tendency to put and snag your hair, which just doesn’t feel good. It just doesn’t curl my hair as well as my $40 Hot Tools curling iron. And it’s not cheap. The verdict: Save your money. While it seems like a great idea, it’s just not worth the $100+ price tag. Just get a regular curling iron. Your hair and wallet will thank you.
Hope everyone has a great rest of the year!