When you’re looking into buying a new hair iron it’s always handy to read up on a few different reviews to get an idea of whether it’s worth purchasing or not. However, these are other people’s reviews – how do you know if you’ll get the same results with your hair? Well, Croc has made it one step easier. The Croc Black Titanium Infrared 1” Flat Iron is designed specifically with one type of hair in mind!
So, who is it for?
The Croc Black Titanium Infrared 1” works best when used by people with long, naturally black and curly hair, or those with coarse, thick and curly hair, including if it has been color-treated. It works especially well with African-American hair and Afro-African hair.
Croc is known for its wide variety of flat irons and its implantation of diverse technologies in its products in order to create a unique appeal which cannot be found elsewhere on the market.
What’s it like then?
As you might have guessed from the name, it’s an infrared titanium straightener. This technology is used to build up heat quickly and evenly, seal in your hair’s natural moisture and work at straightening your hair as quickly and effectively as possible, avoiding frizz at friction damage at the same time.
Why it’s awesome
Croc has crammed a lot of technology into this thing – from dual plates which ensure you get the quickest heat-up time available – to ATR technology which reduces the iron’s temperature to 350 degrees when not in use, only to return it to the desired temperature once you pick it up again. The point of this is to extend the iron’s longevity and to avoid making you wait to for the iron to reheat. If you leave the iron inactive for 40 minutes, it will switch itself off.
It’s a lightweight tool which allows you close access to your roots and can be set at any of 25 temperatures ranging from 200 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Croc claims that you’ll be able to straighten your hair 60% faster using this iron!
What’s not awesome about it
I briefly read through a number of reviews by others and was taken aback by the number of people who said they loved the Croc so much that they had gone out and bought one every other month. It was that good! But – hang on a moment – why were they buying six of them per year?
You’ve guessed it – plenty of people have had their irons die on them or stop working after an unexpectedly short but successful first few weeks.
I really want to tell you that the Croc Black Titanium Infrared is one of the best titanium flat irons out there – and it would be – but I just can’t recommend something that has failed so many others within a short space of time. If you still think you can save money buying replacements instead of going to the salon, then it might be worth considering.
On the other hand, Amazon users currently rate the Croc Back with 4.3 stars out of 5, which isn’t really that bad at all! Hopefully this review has been of use to you!