Great For Travel To 220-240v With Type C/cee 7/16 Europlug Countries
Having this flat iron is a great convenience! How nice it is to be able to travel abroad and know that I don't have to stress about hunting down a drugstore brand, cheap (and thus, likely damaging) flat iron compatible w/ 220-240V. This Sedu is most definitely a step up from from that. It's a pro that knows how to act like it. I won't go so far as to say that it's the end-all of all amazing irons, because it isn't. But it IS a fantastic iron that you'll appreciate if, like me, you have wavy, normal texture, heavily color-treated hair, because come on--who doesn't want to look good, especially away from home? ;) The plates appear to be well-made, and even at it's highest temperature it doesn't fry my hair. I bought the 1" plate version because I love to flip my hair at the ends and this is perfect for that. So far I've used it in Spain and Argentina. It behaved beautifully. I make a point of packing it carefully and being as gentle as possible because I don't want it to become a casualty of rough travel (it's pricey, so take it in your carry-on, not checked bags. My suggestion is to not wrap the cord around the iron, but rather follow the natural "fold" points and pack the iron in the Folica sleeve, and the cord in the outer flap w/ the velcro closing). I bought this flat iron because Type C/Europlug is most common for European and Latin American countries that use 220-240V. I also took it to France, for example, who, while also being 220-240V country, doesn't use Type C, but I bought a travel adapter in Spain specific for use on Type C appliances. VoilÃ¡, no problems! All I needed was to be able to plug into a French outlet and use the iron as I normally would. Overall, it's been a great buy. Flat irons are one of those hair appliances where you truly should use one specific to the electric current/voltage/wattage of the country you're using it in. From experience I can tell you that high-end flat irons (GHD, Chi, etc) just don't "translate" well when used w/ a voltage converter or adapter-plus-voltage converter. There's a reason they don't make them dual voltage! Low-end dual voltage hot rollers & hair dryer, yes; but not flat irons. And because this one is so expensive, I'm like most of you reading this: I'm crossing my fingers that I don't run into a situation, as some reviewers below, where the iron breaks and putzes out after minimal/short-term use. So far, so good. It's a pricey investment and I'm hoping it lasts for years, as my other high-end flat irons have. Good luck and good travels, everyone!
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