As for the straightener........
I have owned the Chi straightener, and liked it. It was the best straightener I had used. I had owned several kinds that were less expensive, and they did not work well and created "hot spots" on my hair.
My Chi decided to quit working one day, so I was in the market for a straightener. I had heard really good things about Sedu, but they are more expensive than Chi, and I didn't know if I was willing to pull out the dough for a more expensive straightener.
I decided to research straighteners for about 2 hours one night; read all the reviews, weighed out the benefits, and the Sedu seemed to be a favorite of others and sounded like a really well-built tool.
I will tell you that I don't regret shelling out the cash for this straightener! I have owned it for 3 years (My Chi died after 2 years) and it just keeps doing what it needs to do.
I love the Sedu, because the heat spreads evenly through the plates, and does not give those "hot spots" that destroy your hair. My hair is super shiny after I use it, and the best part about it that my Chi did not have, was an adjustable temperature dial! I don't want my flat iron at 450° on my hair! I like to use the minimum amount of heat possible to straighten, or curl my hair (which I keep mine at about 280°-300°). It goes all the way down to 170°.
I also used to get my hair caught in the folding part of the Chi and it would rip my hair out. I have never had that happen with my Sedu!
There is a light that indicates when the iron is hot enough. It changes from orange to green. It is a really quick process to heat up. I have also dropped it many times and it has not broken yet.
In my opinion, this flat iron is the best quality I have ever used, and the least damaging with the nano tourmaline ionic plates.
On folica.com (which is where I purchased mine) the flat iron received a 4.5 out of 5 in the reviews ratings with 1,000 reviews. That is a good product! You can read the reviews yourself if you would like. It gets rave reviews for sure.
The flat iron is normally $200, but it's on sale and has free shipping right now for $159.99 HERE
Moving on to my favorite blowdryer........
I have also owned many blowdryers and used many blowdryers from friends, my mom, etc.... over the years, and nothing has compared to this blowdryer.
The reason it is so good, is because it literally dries my hair in half the time of other blowdryers I had used, and seemed less damaging.
I have probably owned this blowdryer for just about 10 years, and it is still going super strong!
It comes with your standard Hot/Warm and High/Low buttons. It also has a cold burst button in the front you can push with your thumb if it is getting too hot that will blow out cooler air. It also has a removeable piece in the back where the intake air flow is, and you can clean out the hair and gunk that gets trapped on the intake. Super easy!
The blowdryer also has ionic technology that is less damaging for your hair. I love the texture of my hair right after I blowdry it with this blowdryer.
If you are in the market for a new blowdryer, I suggest this one! It is about $28 at Target, or wherever Bed Head hair tools are sold. They will look different since this one is so old. They are pink and grey now. Just as sleek, with the same wattage and ionic technology.
mentioned. This is my own personal opinion on this purchased item***