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Straight hair, curly hair, curls done with a flat iron…. There’s so much you can choose from for styling your hair. The best part is, is there’s so much you can do with one good flat iron. A good flat iron is hardly that difficult to find these days. There are so many brands to choose from, but there is a constant dispute regarding GHD and Chi brand flat irons. Which one really is the better of the two? How about a little comparison to help you determine? Here goes…


The GHD flat iron comes with an internal microprossecor that allows even heating over the ceramic plate, avoiding “hot spots.” The benefit from this technology is that it will protect your hair and will not over heat it.

The Chi flat iron comes with an integrated Nano Silver technology which is meant to help add shine to the hair and also sterilezes and kills bacteria.


The GHD heats up to 370 degrees in 15 seconds and it will beap to alert you when it is hot and ready.

The Chi heats up to 370 degrees as well but not as quickly. It takes roughly about a minute as opposed to a few seconds.


GHD iron has the control button on the inside of the iron on the bottom.

Chi has the control botton on the outside on the bottom of the iron. Which sometimes can be frustrating if you accidently bump the switch off when styling your hair.


The GHD has a 9 foot cord, it has an automatic feature where after of sleep mode. After 30 minutes of not being used, it automatcily will shut it self off. So it’s a great endergy saver and you don’t have to get to worry about getting all the way to work and wondering if you turned your flat iron off or not. It also has an auto-international voltage use. Which is great if you travel to other countries.

The Chi has a 10 foot cord, which is a little bit more convenient for styling the back of your hair. But does not have any additional features.


The GHD retails for around $180-200.

The Chi retails for around $100.

Well ladies and gents those are the facts. Now I am going to give you my own two cents. I have used both both styling irons. For years i was a devoted customer to Chi brand and I thought I would never use anything else. About six months ago my Chi of four years died. So naturally I went out and bought the exact same one. I was very dissapointed by the iron! It just didn’t glide through the hair the same way my old one did. So I returned it. I think there is something to be said for a product that becomes too overly produced. You now can find a Chi iron in Costco and Target stores. I just don’t think the quality is there anymore.

Then I ended up stumbing into a GHD styling class at a local beauty suppy store. I was at first hesistant because of the price of the iron but I sat for an hour at the demo and was completely blown away! The model of the class had completly trashed, damaged hair and the iron really did smooth it out into silk. So needless to say I am deffiantely a fan of the GHD now!