I was looking for new flat irons and came across Croc Infrared Flat Irons. I immediately looked them up on Folicia to check out the reviews. Folicia actually had the Croc 2 Infrared Flat Irons listed on their Top Picks for thick, coarse and/or curly hair below the shoulder and it had great reviews from consumers.
Heres the run down:
The Croc 2 Infra-red 1Inch Flat Iron is internationally patented to combine ceramic, tourmaline, titanium and infrared technology. It reconditions and reconstructs your hair while maintaining health and providing powerful styling. Faster heat penetration makes styling quicker which keeps your hair healthier. With a 450F maximum heat setting, this iron is perfect for giving or maintaining keratin treatments. But remember, if you are turning up the temp, make sure to use a heat protectant!
Prevents hair damage and dandruff
Stimulates hair growth
Protects color treated hair
Removes bacteria and odor
Keeps hair healthy by sealing moisture and adding silky shine
Dual Plate technology maintains even heat across the plates at all times
Infra-red heat is highly efficient, fast acting, non-toxic and non-allergic
Fastest heat-up and recovery processes
Digital temperature control offers 25 heat settings from 280F 450F in increments of 10F
Perfect for keratin treated hair
Seals in moisture, adds silkiness and shine, and maintains style all day60% faster and more effective straightening or styling than the average flat iron
Industrys first environmentally friendly Green Digital DisplayAutomatic shut-off
I just colored my hair, so maintaining its moisture, along with taming my thick hair, were SUPER important to me. At a costly $160, I was a little worried that they might not work as good as my Amikas, but luckily, I have a 30% off coupon and ULTA has a great return policy, so I purchased it.
The first time I used it, I didnt use the infrared feature (I actually didnt know how to turn that feature on). I went up to 420 to test them out. My hair felt very silky and didnt have that burnt hair smell, which was a plus. I used them again on my mom, who has fine hair. I actually figured out how to use the infrared feature with her (push the power button twice). I noticed a difference when I used the infrared on a strand of her hair, it felt more soft and silky. Usually, she would get on me about spending $160 on some flat irons, but she was pretty satisfied with the product and results.
So heres what I think:
Love the digital temperature control
Love that it heats up super fast
Love that automatic cut off
Love that my hair gets straight with a single pass
Love that I didnt have deal with the burnt hair smell
Heres what I recommend:
Get a warranty! Majority of the negative comments came from a defect on the iron after constant use over a couple of months/years.
Use a heat protectate product.
If your hair is color treated, relaxed and/or not in good condition, dont crank up the heat.