Featured Product: Farouk CHI 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Hairstyling Iron
This ‘featured product’ category is helping me discover a lot of great products. I do not know how many of you have heard of Farouk Systems or Farouk Shami. Well, I hadn’t heard of it until today, when I found that the bestselling flat iron in the world belonged to this company. Well, before I come to the product, here is some intro about the company and its founder.
Farouk Shami is a Palestinian-American businessman from Ramallah, West Bank, who now lives in Houston, Texas, where he runs the large hair-care and spa products company, Farouk Systems. Shami has worked for decades in the field of hair-care product development, and attended cosmetology school in Arkansas. He invented the first ammonia-free hair-color, after developing an allergy to the chemical that initially led doctors to encourage him to leave his profession. His company, the Houston-based Farouk Systems, currently employs 2,000 people, and exports its line of hair and skin care products under the BioSilk, SunGlitz and Cationic Hydration Interlink (CHI) brands to over 50 countries worldwide. (Source: Wikipedia)
Now to the product, Farouk CHI 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Hairstyling Iron, which is one of the bestseller products on Amazon, with a phenomenal 1617 user reviews! Here is the distribution of the review ratings:
When I saw these ratings, I nearly said ‘Wow!’ I have a personal belief that users nearly never give a full rating of 5 to a product. Some human tendency that we have. But to see so many 5 star ratings for a product really amazed me. There must be something in it. Although, to be frank, I don’t think I can remotely be a judge of flat hairstyling iron. Anyhow, I am copypasting some of the reviews. You guys can read all the reviews on Amazon itself.
Amazon Reviews for Farouk CHI 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Hairstyling Iron
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star: PERFECT HAIR FOREVER!!
I just bought a chi.. this chi to be exact. It’s the goddess of all flat irons. I had a cheap Wal Mart hair iron. I used to have to wash my hair, take it into section, blow dry w/ a round brush THEN go over every piece of hair w/ my cra**y flat iron, again and again. And when I went outside, if it was rainy or humid, forget it, my hair would fuzz out all over again. I don’t have curly curly hair more like really thick, frizzy, wavy sorta curly but not hair. Totally NOT cute. With the chi, my hair is super soft and looks like I was born with perfectly straight beautiful shiny hair. HA! Now I shower, towel dry and take the chii to it. It takes about 15 min. STAYS ALL DAY LONG and feels really great. I don’t even need to use any anti frizz serum or anything like that. It is a bit pricey but worth every penny.
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star: It is great! and I’m not an expert doing my hair…,
I got it and couldn’t wait to use it, so the first time I used it my hair looks great. People at work notice the difference. They thought I went to the Beauty Salon. There is a world of difference between a cheap one and THE CHI. Ok, so for the “no warranty issue”, Amazon sells it for $94.00, other places sell it for $135.00. If you have a problem with it you can mail it along with $35.00 and they will fix or replace (per the website), so I took the risk, and anyway, the warranty is only for a year, so after that you have to pay the extra $35.00 if it breaks. Mine works great.
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star: Love, Love, LOVE my CHI! Still going strong after 7 years!
This is the best hair straightener I have ever used. I got it as a Christmas present 7 years ago, and it is still working perfectly. I have VERY thick, VERY long (lower back), wavy/curly hair and it takes no more than 15-20 minutes to straighten my hair with this flat iron. I’ve used it every single morning for about 6 of the years I’ve owned it, and still use it about 2-3 times a week. It still works JUST AS WELL as the day I received it. Though it’s a little bit pricey, these last FOREVER and work magnificently. I have never had a single problem with it and it has been thrown in countless suitcases and overnight bags, thrown around in cabinets and drawers; I haven’t taken the best care of it. With some cheaper straighteners, the ceramic on the hot plates seems to fade away and the product stops working as well but this has not been the case. Still heats up in a matter of seconds, gets VERY HOT, and gets my crazy morning hair looking sleek and beautiful in a very short amount of time with no additional hair products needed.
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star: My Chi has lasted 8 years and is still going!
My mom bought this for me when I was in college, and I have been using it since then. It’s been more than 8 years, and it’s still going strong with no end in sight. I can’t believe it’s lasting this long with the amount of use it’s had! Its quality is unmatched. I’ve tried other irons that my friends own, and nothing compares.
It does get very hot, so I make sure to keep it out of reach of my children. This is good, though, because it has enough heat to do the job quickly and effectively. It heats up quickly, which is a definite plus. At first I was worried that the heat might damage my hair, but that hasn’t happened. I take it on trips (in my carry on so I’m never without it!) and unpack it as the first thing when I get home so it will be good to go when I need it.
My mom has one, and so does my sister. Both have lasted as long as mine. I will definitely buy another one of these when (or IF!) mine ever bites the dust.
:star: :star: :star: :star: great product
Great product, heat up in seconds. I have naturally curly hair and it usually takes forever to straighten it but with this straightener I can do it in 10-15 minutes easily. I does not have a temperature dial which I have seen on other straighteners but I have been very happy with this product.
:star: :star: :star: looks good
So far everything seems good i got the product very quickly. I wont know anything else till after xmas because it is a xmas gift.