The Conair 2" Ceramic Instant Heat Straightener is a low-priced model that offers the luxury of ceramic-coated plates. The wide plates are great for long hair, but some users aren't satisfied with the results. Some owners also note that the flat iron doesn't last very long.
Mixed feelings on the iron's effectiveness. Reviews of the Conair Instant Heat's performance are divided. Some owners say the iron works well, and others say it doesn't work at all or is mediocre. It does have extra wide plates -- great for long hair -- an automatic shut-off feature and adjustable temperature settings. Some users say this iron breaks easily, but it's covered by a two-year warranty.
Dual voltage is a potential safety hazard. While this iron says it's a dual-voltage model, multiple Amazon.com users say the iron malfunctioned on European voltages. This could be a potential safety hazard. The Conair 2" Ceramic Instant Heat also snags many users' hair and pulls it out. However, it offers an automatic shut-off feature.
Review Credibility: Good The Conair Instant Heat 2-inch Ceramic Straightener does moderately well in more than 350 Amazon.com reviews, where users give it a overall rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars. Many say it does an excellent job of straightening, but others disagree, saying that they have to restraighten the same hair repeatedly. Multiple users also say the iron did not work overseas, even when the voltage was switched. We also read consistent comments that it snags hair.
Review: Instant Heat Ceramic Straightener, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of April 2013
Review Credibility: Fair Hairstyling site Style-Hair-Magazine.com recommends the Conair Instant Heat 2-inch Ceramic Straightener in the low-end category, saying that it is an effective straightener, especially for short-term use.
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