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Sedu Pro Ionic Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron (1 1/2")

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  • San Luis Obispo
    Hair
    Dark Brown
    Dry Hair
    Curly Hair
    Fine or Thin Hair
    Thick or Coarse Hair
    5 Star Rating
    Some People Actually Thought My Naturally Very Curly Hair, Was Naturally Straight.
    I love this flat iron, I bought it after my Chi fried (which i also loved). I was skeptical about the size (1 1/2") compared to my CHI (1"), but after a while I got used to it, and now I love it. My hair is really long, and the larger surface area cuts down on time a little. The size also is no problem when getting really close to the scalp. I've had it now for over 2 years, this is my second one. The first one developed a cord problem after about 1 year, but it was covered under warranty and I got a replacement from FOLICA.

    I'm half black and half white, and my hair is really curly, but not too coarse. I have a lot of hair, but my hair shafts are pretty fine.

    For my routine, I try to wash my hair at night. I then put several different products, (I'm still in search of the perfect anti-frizz concoction, I recently moved to the coast and frizz is a HUGE problem) I then put it in pigtails, and let it air dry over night (braiding it may take longer to air dry, but it significantly helps with control, and cuts down on the poofiness of my curly hair, rather than air drying with my hair just down.). The next day If my hair is still not completely dry, I will unbraid one braid, hold the hair together and pulled straight, and lightly blow dry until the hair is dry. I find that air drying cuts down on frizz, and damage.

    I then section my hair into small sections, and flat iron each section (back to front of of head). It usually only takes about 3-5 times @ 360 degrees over each section to get bone straight. I wear both curly and straight styles, but there are some people that have only seen me with straight hair, that have thought my hair was naturally straight (Including my boyfriend until after a few dates).

    2 CONS: #1. is that the flat iron has a strong smell of burnt hair. I haven't NOT experienced that with any flat irons in the past, but in case there are some out there..
    #2. Please, please, please Sedu with the next model, make a dual voltage, so that we can travel internationally!! We want beautiful hair outside of the country too!!

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    posted Oct 6, 2010
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  • Huntsville, Texas
    Hair
    Light Brown
    Curly Hair
    Thick or Coarse Hair
    1 Star Rating
    $20 Conair Does A Better Job.
    I rely a lot on reviews and unfornately the reviews did nothing to help me out when it came to this Flat Iron. All the reviews had me convinced this was the best flat iron in the world...
    I currently have a Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron and it still works, but is clunky and is starting to pull out my hairs. I have to make each pass like 3 times. I'm 25, white and have light brown hair. It's super coarse, super thick, naturally wavy/curly and constantly frizzy unless I use a Hair Serum like BioSilk or a Smoothing Creme. Despite the fact that my hair weighs a ton, I still like to keep my hair long.
    Now, I don't know what I was expecting when I bought this Sedu, but I was interested because it's suppose to keep the frizz down and straighten with like one pass.
    I washed and towel dried my hair, added a leave-in conditioner, blow dired and then spritzed with a heat protectant. I did one side of my head with the Sedu and one side with my Conair and the results:

    I parted my hair into 4 sections and then straightened 1 inch strands at a time. It wasn't easy because my hair kept spilling out of the sides of the plates. I had to keep holding my hair in place near the flat iron because if I brushed each strand while ironing it the hair would still fall out. DO NOT put your fingers on the outside of the Sedu around the plates at all, I burned my fingers by just accidentally touching the outside plastic while trying to keep the hair in place. The Sedu pulled out way more hair than my Conair. I really don't even see what my hair kept snagging on except for maybe the little corners where the plates are held down. My Conair only pulls my hair out because I dropped the thing and cracked the plastic peice on the end, surprisingly, the thing still works. The Sedu did seem to straighten my hair in 1-2 passes compared to the 5 yr old Conair that did it in 3, but the Sedu has like super tiny plates. I got the 1-1/2 " over the 1 inch to straighten MORE hair and thought it would straighten more hair faster and NO WAY. The Blades almost seem smaller than most because they are short length-wise. The plates are almost sqaure instead of rectangle. The handle to hold on to it is very short, leaving you almost no real room to not burn yourself and it feels like a travel size flat iron compared to most. Oh, and even though this is a 1-1/2", trying to do Curls with this iron is a nightmare. I tried it like 5 times and I couldn't even slide it down the strands... the hair snagged and just ripped out. I don't recommend trying to do curls.
    After I was done I compared the two sides and while both were straight, unfornately the side that I did with the Sedu was still way thicker than the side I did with my Conair. I mean, the hair was striaght, but my hair is super thick... So straightening my hair makes it lighter and more mangeable and gives me way less headaches because my head feels lighter. The Sedu totally doesn't help me there. The difference is very noticable. I went back over the side I did with the Sedu again with the Sedu straightener and could never get it to be "flatter" or thinner, just ...straight and fluffy. I eventually went over it very quickly with the Conair and it was immediately flat, thin and light. It's 5 hours later and even though I went quickly over the side I did with the Sedu with the Conair, that side is already getting curls back...
    THE VERDICT:
    This striaghtener can't flatten thick hair very well and can't do curls at all. Can not eliminate frizz, rips out hair severly bad, feels cheaply made, is very hard to hold, use and my $20 Conair did a better job with less hassles.
    I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HAIR STRAIGHTENER, especially not for thick curly hair.
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    posted Oct 6, 2010
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  • Phila,PA
    Hair
    Light Brown
    Curly Hair
    4 Star Rating
    Sedu Flat Iron Is A Keeper :)
    I have to say that this flat iron is the best i have ever had. My first flat iron was $130.00 from my hairdresser its a Paul Brown it was ok,but then i got the Sedu a little pricey for me but my hair is so thick and curly i need a really good flat iron,i was sold on this one because i could not believe all the great reviews i was reading! If your thinking of buying this one you will be so happy and with the results! it works so fast to, you dont need to keep going over the same section over and over like the cheaper flat irons. i love this one its a keeper!!! Thanks Sedu for making such a great product. My hair thanks you too:) Have a good hair day!!!
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    posted Oct 5, 2010
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  • Salt Lake City, UT
    Hair
    Dark Brown
    Curly Hair
    Thick or Coarse Hair
    5 Star Rating
    Hands Down The Best Flat Iron Out There - And Way Better Than The Chi!
    In need of a new flat iron, a friend gave me her barely used Chi days after I'd already placed my order for the Sedu (based on all of the great reviews I'd read). My thought was that I'd return the Sedu and keep the Chi - until I used both. The Sedu is SOOOOOOOOOO much better than the Chi!! Handsdown the best flatiron I have ever used. The plates are so smooth, and my hair felt soft and glossy with just one pass through - which is saying alot considering I have REALLY curly hair. The slightly wider plates quicken the process, and I can take my hair from curly to silky straight in about 8-10 minutes. It heats up very quickly, too. Love, love, love it!
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    posted Oct 5, 2010
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  • New York
    Hair
    Black
    Dry Hair
    Curly Hair
    Fine or Thin Hair
    5 Star Rating
    Worked Hard On Finding The Right Iron, Finally N Happily Got One!
    I have fine,frizzy,wavy hair and I really have to take a lot of care to make them look good. Well I am also among all those girls who love straight hair because it gives you such a clean, nice look,great for any occasion. I had to be very choosy for flat irons because of my hair type.After geat research, I bought Sedu Pro Ionic Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron with the package containing heat protecting pouch, Amika's shampoo and conditioner, the sedu comb and the sedu smoothing heat protecting boost. I have been using the iron for about 2 months now and I am loving it! Seriously!It is a perfect iron one can design. Glides so smoothly along your hair,straightens hair very quickly(faster than chi),straightens hair like perfect straight! n ya it is so light-weight and has a long cord which makes the work so easy. I have heavy hair,still m done in 20 minutes. I also loved the comb coz I dont have to touch my hot hair while I am working on them and I can work faster. You just have to learn how to use it coz it can be cumbersome to handle iron in right hand and comb in left hand, but believe me once to get used to it,u will like it.
    About the Sedu smoothing heat protecting boost- it is really good,instantly makes your hair shine and takes away the frizz. I first spray it over the section of hair I am gonna work and then straighten them. I have got so many compliments about my hair now, that I had never heard!
    The best part of iron is that I can make my hair look so natural and beautiful that no one knows that I have straightened them!
    Amika's shampoo and conditioner-- honestly I didnt find anything special about them,not gonna use it anymore.
    I also liked the service by Folica. My packaged came nice and safe,pretty much on time.
    I hope this review helps and you too love your hair as I do now!
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    posted Oct 1, 2010
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  • Vancouver, Canada
    5 Star Rating
    Awesome
    Ok so first when i got this i thought hmmmm.... its a little small. BUT IT WORKS AMAZING it didnt make my hair straightning time too much shorter but it definetly made a time difference. i am recommending this for anyone i have had this for about 1 1/2 months and so far no problemos knock on wood but dont do what i did spend hours on here going through many comments looking at the bad comments seeing wat if it happens to me???????? DONT WASTE UR TIME !!! GET THIS PRODUCT IF U NEED IT!!! SO I RECOMMEND FOR ANYONE. But i only have one bad thing to say IT DOESNT CURL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So if u wanna get a straightner to curl too. then i am unrecommending this for you.

    also b/c this straightner is very very powerful i also recommend a good heat protection spray.
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    posted Oct 1, 2010
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  • Hair
    Dark Brown
    Curly Hair
    5 Star Rating
    Best Flat Iron Ever!!
    This is the best flat iron I have ever used!! I love it!! It is expensive but it is worth every penny! I have thick curly hair and this flat iron leaves my hair bone straight! I just love it!
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    posted Oct 1, 2010
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  • Jersey City
    Hair
    Black
    Dry Hair
    Curly Hair
    Thick or Coarse Hair
    5 Star Rating
    My Miracle
    I received my sedu 11/2 flat iron like 2 years ago and I love it .I bought this flat iron for my daughter that has very tight curls because everytime I tried to blow dry her hair it would stay puffy and other flat irons that I have bought didn't work.I tried the sedu on her hair and her hair stays silky smooth for weeks.I love everything about this product.
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    posted Sep 30, 2010
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  • US
    Hair
    Medium Brown
    Dry Hair
    Color Treated Hair
    Thick or Coarse Hair
    Chemically Treated Hair
    3 Star Rating
    Not What I Expected
    After reading all thousands of reviews about this flat iron, i decided to get it. I'm a biracial with verrry thick and coarrse hair that falls few inches under my elbows, like in the middle of my back, I was completely excited about receiving this flat iron and to see the results. I was disappointed. It wasn't faster, better or different in any ways than a 39.99 flat iron that i got from sally two years ago. In fact, it worked slower on my hair. In order to get it straight i needed to pass the flat iron several times trough the same strike of hair. I really think that this flat iron is designed to work with sleek, smooth, easy to manage type of hair, even curly hair, but not coarse thick ethnic and unruly hair like mine. I returned it, I am getting the Babyliss pro nano titanium...i will let u know how that goes!
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    posted Sep 24, 2010
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  • FL
    Hair
    Blonde
    Dry Hair
    5 Star Rating
    Best Straightner. Period.
    I have tried MANY different straighteners and this one by far is the absolute best flat iron on the market. I had a CHI before I bought this Sedu. I decided I needed a new straightener because I noticed my CHI wasn't heating up as high as it once did, so it wasn't straightening my hair as good as when I first bought it. The Sedu glides through my hair like butter, it tames the frizz and makes my hair super soft and shiny. I ordered my sedu like a year ago off folica.com and have had no problems with it. My only complaint: it doesn't have a swivel cord. For such a nice and expensive tool I would think it would have a better cord, but that isn't really a huge deal. If your shopping around for a new flat iron I would highly recommend this one, you wont be disappointed.
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