It styles frizz-free, silky smooth hair.

By Christie Calucchia
Updated December 11, 2019
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Anyone with naturally curly or wavy hair knows the thrill of finding a good hair straightener that achieves the long-lasting, smooth locks you’re after. So when I discovered the CHI Original Ceramic Hair Straightening Flat Iron back in high school, and it really worked, I was ecstatic. Since then, my tried-and-true flat iron has stayed by my side (well, in my bathroom) as my go-to hair tool for straightening my beachy waves.

Since this straightener has been in my hair care arsenal for the last decade, I can personally attest to how well it works. It uses ionic and infrared technology to reduce frizz and static electricity while you style your hair, leaving you with straight, shiny locks sans static. Plus, the ergonomic flat iron heats up in just 30 seconds and comes with a swivel cord for easy handling.

To achieve a seriously straight, sleek look, I start by blow drying my hair, then straighten small pieces in layers, using a fine tooth comb to separate sections as I go. Not only can it straighten textured hair, but it can also be used to style shiny waves or curls depending on how you run the iron through your hair. For instance, you can give it a flip at the ends of your hair for natural-looking bounce, or twist it around the hair if you’re going for a traditional curl.

The best news? Right now, you can get one for yourself at Walmart for nearly 50 percent off the usual price. While my go-to flat iron is normally listed for $100, it’s currently just $53—you won’t even find it on Amazon at a price this low.

Plus, Walmart shoppers seem to love the straightener just as much as I do. Many reviewers say they’ve trusted the CHI brand for years and love how quickly the ceramic straightener heats up. Their only critique is that it doesn’t come with a temperature control dial like some other models do, but I’ve personally never found this to be a problem.

If you’re looking for a new flat iron, now’s a great time to purchase one from the popular hair care brand. Head to Walmart’s site to get one today, and you’ll be on your way to sleek, smooth hair in no time.


To buy: $53 (was $100);