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T3 SinglePass Professional Straightening & Styling Iron

What it is:An award-winning T3® flatiron for smoothing and shaping world-class hair.What it does:The digital SinglePass™ heating perfectly maintains the selected plate temperature for effortless, high-speed styling and smooth, shiny, long-lasting results. Pioneering T3® technology infuses only the highest-quality Tourmaline gemstones that emit ionic, infrared heat to seal in moisture and reduce static electricity. The result delivers frizz-free, healthy, cuticle-smoothing styling. Designed with a curved body and beveled plate edges, you're able to style flips, add body and shape, and create waves or curls.This set contains:- T3® SinglePass with 1" plates- Adjustable digital SinglePass™ instant heating up to 450°F- Precision engineered, Tourmaline infused, Ceramic plates for smooth glide- 9-ft professional swivel cord- Heat resistant cleaning mat- World voltage- Two-year warrantyResearch Results:-Four out of five people experienced faster styling times with good to excellent straightening when they used their T3® flat iron.
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Questions & Answers for T3 SinglePass Professional Straightening & Styling Iron

Question
How long to heat up?
How long does this flat iron take to heat up?? I just bought it, am using it for the first time right now, and it has been on for almost 15 minutes, and the red light still is not blinking. Instructions say red light is blinking when flat iron reaches the right temp/is ready to use. What's the deal?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
vanityaphair
(Madison, WI)
on SinglePass Professional Straightening & Styling Iron
5 answers
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answer 1
heats up in less then 15 seconds
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
cafegirl
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
30 seconds, if not yours is broken
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
JenE
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 3
It should heat up and "blink" within 2-3 minutes, tops. I hate to say, doesn't sound like it's working right. If you haven't already, do call the 1-800 number on the box......good luck!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
Cconner85
(West Texas)
answer 4
mine heated up really fast...not sure y urs wouldn't...hmm..I know the first time I turned my on I think I hit the off and on button to hard and it wasn't on when I thought it was...the flasing light does help...
answered 5 years ago
brooklyngrl06
(Wichita, Ks)
answer 5
My straighener takes less than a minute to heat up. It blinks while it is heating, then once fully heated it will stop blinking and be a solid pink / red.
answered 5 years ago
AmberCM
(Denver, CO)
Question
will the hair stay strait through any weather?
will the hair still be strait even if its foggy, or it raining, or really humid, or if your sweating, ect.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(California)
on SinglePass Professional Straightening & Styling Iron
5 answers
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answer 1
I have had this flat iron for 2 years and I have very coarse curly (relaxed) hair and living in seattle half of the year my hair barely gets poofy even when raining. It may curl a tad bit at the ends, but its still straight enough to walk into a room full of people and me not have to worry about how it looks or being embarrassed. While in Scottsale my hair is still perfect no fly aways no static. Best iron ever!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
sherisemarie
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 2
It did for me.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
cafegirl
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
mine does
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
JenE
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 4
I find my hair stays straight when foggy and humid. My hair is naturally wavy and fine. When very humid it seems fine, but more fly aways are apparent, though when raining it seems to curl at the ends just a little. But if your hair is thicker or curly it will probably affect it more.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Whitetail, MT)
answer 5
And iron isn't going to do that by itself. It's up to the products you apply to your hair to beat humidity and dampness.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
makeuparteest
(St. Louis. Mo)
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Do I need both a curling iron and straighening iron?
I know that it is possible to curl hair with a straighening iron but should i still get a curling iron? Do I really need a hair dryer, straighening iron and curling iron?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
TMahony
(South River,NJ)
on SinglePass Professional Straightening & Styling Iron
4 answers
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answer 1
I struggle with this too. This flat iron rocks, but I absolutely don't know how anyone could possibly curl their hair with it! I think if you want the job done, you will have to use a curling iron in addition to the straightener.
answered 5 years ago
vanityaphair
(Madison, WI)
answer 2
A hair straightener or flat iron can do both. It does take some dexerity practice in order to curl and not leave dents in the hair. My hair dresser does both with the straightener, flat iron and curl. You can do spiral curls or just have a bump....
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
misskinky
(Phila, PA)
answer 3
i really liked my big barrel curling iron and rarely used my flat iron. when my curling iron broke, i thought i could eliminate both items and replace it with the T3 styler. i was the best decision i ever made. the curls/waves i get form the T3 is exactly the type of curls/waves i have always wanted. it took a couple of practice runs but once you get a hang of it, it's pretty easy. and it is an excellent straightener. because it heats up so fast, you rarely need to do more than one pass. it has different settings so you can adjust to what works best for your hair type.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
Kimiko9
(Alameda, CA)
answer 4
Depends on the length of your hair. I found that when I had shoulder length to longer hair I used my straightening iron and created curls and waves! It is great this way. Now my hair is shorter - to my jaw. I can use the straightening iron to crip it, and flip it and make sharp angles to create height and a different look, however, I don't use it to make curls. I have not used a curling iron in years. I don't like having another item to use. A blowdryer and straightening iron is all I need. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
kevansc
(Ontario, Canada)
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Is 450 degrees damaging to your hair?
I read that heat is heat no matter what Iron you use and that the hotter you turn up the heat the more damage there is to your hair?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
avonrach
(md)
on SinglePass Professional Straightening & Styling Iron
4 answers
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answer 1
Depending on your hair it could be. My hair is chemically relaxed but it still gets a little poofy and what not after I blow dry it. I usually set it to 450 to straighten it after blow drying. I don't wash my hair for 3 days after because my hair needs to be dirty due to it being so dry and I set the heat half way for all the other touch ups and it works perfectly. I wouldn't recommend using it at 450 everyday. Plus living in AZ my hair is dry enough as it is! But no my hair is not fried in any way shape or form. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
sherisemarie
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 2
I think it depends on your hair texture. Im african american and I have course hair with no relaxer, 450 deg is perfect for me because my hair is course and curly. Some people cannot take this much heat. In the beginning, when I started to use a flat iron, I would test my hair as far as how much heat I can take. I good thing about the ceramic irons is that it would not burn your hair like a stove curling iron because of the tourmaline/ceramic technology. Also, if you are someone who curls your hair everyday, it is always wise to use a heat styling product that protects your hair from the heat. Too much of anything over time may not be good.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
misskinky
(Phila, PA)
answer 3
My hairdresser always advising me not to go past 350 degrees on the curling on for general use. She said only the professionals should go higher as I could damage my hair. With that being said - I go to 400 degrees and sometimes higher - however, I don't do this everyday. My hair is not damaged but then my hair type is curly coarse so it is stronger than most. I would recommend speaking to a professional hairstylist.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
kevansc
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 4
450 degrees can be damaging to your hair, but there are heat protectants that you can use to help shied your hair. It will most likely make your hair dry (the straightner, I mean) if you use it often at the highest setting. I like Aveda's smooth infusion with a built in heat protectant, but you use that on wet hair, then blow dry and straighten.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
lipglosslover123
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Can this be used on wet/damp hair?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
on SinglePass Professional Straightening & Styling Iron
3 answers
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answer 1
no
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
cafegirl
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
dry hair only
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
JenE
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 3
This should not be used on wet hair, it may seem like saving time but the outcome is disasterous, the damage done is ten times the damage done on just dry hair.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Whitetail, MT)
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This or the Pro 1 inch GHD?
Has anyone had the Pro GHd and this? Which one was worth the money more and didn't damage hair?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
andy101
on SinglePass Professional Straightening & Styling Iron
3 answers
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answer 1
I prefer T3 , I tried GHD and didn't like it I found that I had to go over my hair multiple times.... I didn't like that couldn't you control the temp so I was disappointed that if I couldn't control it I would think it would heat up hot enough.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
sarahmacd
answer 2
I haven't personally used the ghd iron, but I've heard great things about ghd. I do have the T3 and it works well without much damage to the hair, but I would still suggest adding a heat protectant spray or serum right before you flat iron. One word of warning on the T3 - I bought mine in September 2011 and 5 months later, it no longer heats up. Could simply be a defect in the particular one I received, but for $160 I expected better.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
lfuller
(Alexandria, VA)
answer 3
Ghd is a way better brand but a little more costly but i've had both and I believe the ghd is way better if your willing to spend $$
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
mspretty2juicy
(miami, fl)
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Do any of the T3 irons indicate the plates are 100% ceramic? Or is there a general, metal base, then it is coated with ceramic and tourmaline?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
chrissytine
(Cudahy, WI)
on SinglePass Professional Straightening & Styling Iron
2 answers
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answer 1
Ceramic plates with infused Tourmaline
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
cafegirl
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
I went into the store to purchase mine and was advised by the lady who worked there that it is a ceramic plate - not just coated.
answered 5 years ago
AmberCM
(Denver, CO)
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How do you curl your hair with a straightening iron?
I have a straightener and thought I could just curl my hair with it as well, but whenever I do it my hair usually ends up looking dented. How do you do it properly?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Whitetail, MT)
on SinglePass Professional Straightening & Styling Iron
2 answers
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answer 1
YouTube has some great videos, but I'll do my best to describe it. Section off a piece of hair as normal. Then hold the flat iron as you would normally do, and rotate your hand 180 so that you're holding the iron upside down with your wrist/thumb on top/facing the ceiling.

Clamp down on the section of hair as close to the scalp as you can. Then rotate the iron 360 degrees (which is the flat iron equivalent of wrapping your hair around a curling iron). Once you've done that, THEN slide the iron down towards the end/tip of your hair.

If you want a tight curl, go slower. If you want a loose curl, slide faster. It takes a bit of practice but once you get it, it's pretty simple. It just takes a few try to figure out the perfect size to section your hair, how tight to clamp the iron so that the hair doesn't fall out but still slides easily, and how fast you want to pull the iron to get the curl size you want. Hope this helps!
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
texasgirl8
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
My stylist says you have to go 'over hand' (opening of iron clamps downward) and start at the root, all the while twisting the iron through the hair. It takes some practice if you are used to regular curling irons. Maybe ask a stylist to show you for a visual.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
JenE
(Phoenix, AZ)
Question
Does it have auto shut off?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
nettee
(Helenwood, Tn)
on SinglePass Professional Straightening & Styling Iron
2 answers
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answer 1
No
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
cafegirl
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
no, it doesn't
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
abina
(Toronto, ON, Canada)
Question
this or sultra
is this iron better than sultra's the Seductress? wat's the difference? thnks
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
vbrooklyn
(Santa Barbara, CA)
on SinglePass Professional Straightening & Styling Iron
2 answers
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answer 1
I have a friend who bought the sultra and she has about the same type of hair as you described and she returned it and bought the single pass after using mine. I've had many chi irons and my hair dresser has a GHD and I honestly like my T3 way better than anything else. Its simple to use and easy to manuver.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
sherisemarie
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 2
I have switched to the sultra wicked pink (i have thin hair) and have been much happied with the results. The t3 did not hold up to the florida humidity. The sultra gets my hair much straighter, holds up to the humidty, and gives my hair a silky healthy appearance. The T3 did not hold up to the florida humidity, but the sultra did.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
shirleys
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