Our take on Conair’s affordable and gentle flat iron that brings frizz-free results with its tourmaline coating
InfinitiPro By Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron
Model Name/ Number: CS710
Available Sizes: 1”
For Which Hair Type: All Hair Types
What We Like: Budget Friendly, Versatile
What We Don’t Like: Not Durable Material
Conair offers an affordable flat iron that appeals to your valet while still bringing efficient results. It costs only $56 which is one of the cheapest on our list.
It has tourmaline-infused ceramic plates which means it has the qualities of both materials. Ceramic is known to be gentle on the strands as it heats up slower and less. It’s perfect for fine hair and for beginners. It also is slower than other materials and if speed is your priority and you have thick hair, you may want to choose a titanium tool instead.
Tourmaline is introduced in flat irons to bring frizz-free results as it contains a high number of negative ions and seals the moisture in the hair cuticle.
It has a very large temperature range starting from 248°F and reaches up to 455°F.
It’s a budget-friendly tool and it comes with its compromises, mostly in its material quality. It’s not very durable and less sturdy than its more expensive alternatives. But it’s definitely value for money and in case you don’t have a high budget for your flat iron, it will do its job perfectly.
Below we share our experiences with InfinitiPro By Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron. If you’re curious about the competition, check out the article about Best Flat Irons for Fine Hair.
Table Of Contents
- Shape And Size
- Heat And Variable Settings
- Material And Performance
- Price And Guarantee
Conair tourmaline ceramic flat iron is a classically shaped flat iron and its plates come in the most common size of 1”. While flat irons can vary a lot in size, 1” is considered the most versatile. It fits almost all hair types unless your hair is on the extremes. If you have very long hair, it may be more beneficial to choose larger plates as they can cover more area at one pass and provide faster results, as well as healthier as you would need less passes. Conair actually offers a great alternative called Conair Double Ceramic Flat Iron that comes in many different sizes including 1.5″ and 2″. Equally, if you have very short hair and would like you flat iron to be able to come close to your roots, smaller plates would be better. Babyliss Nano Titanium Prima 3100 has a 0.75″ sized plate option and is ideal for pixie and bob cuts.
The Length of Conair’s plates are 4.72″ and has one of the longest plates on our list. This is a good thing if your hair is on the longer side as it can cover a larger area and we can say that it contributes to its speed.
Conair Tourmaline Infused Flat Iron has rounded-edged plates which allows this tool the create smoother curls without creasing.
Size of the tool is 7.9″ and it’s the shortest-sized flat iron on our list. This is a great quality if you want a compact tool and you want to travel with it.
It comes with multi-directional floating plates that keeps contact with hair at all times to allow faster results in fewer passes.
Heat of the flat iron is another very important aspect to consider. While low heats are necessary for fine strands that need gentle styling, high temperatures are needed to tame thick and stubborn hair. Conair has a very large heat range starting from 30°F and reaches up till 455°F, which makes this a very versatile flat iron combined with its 1” plates. Fine hair needs temperatures as low as 180°F and Conair allows you to adjust its temperature perfectly for your specific needs. With its high maximum setting, it also can get really hot and tame the unruly strands perfectly.
Heat of its handle is maximum 77°F and is very safe to touch. Its cool tip also remains quite low with 130°F, but the back of its plates gets quite hot with 169°F and should be avoided while using.
This tool doesn’t have digital temperature control, a led display nor audible warning when it reaches the desired temperature. These features all come very handy while using flat irons and is definitely a big down side, especially if you’re a beginner. There are many flat irons in the market that offers these features such as Hot Tools Purple Ceramic Digital Flat Iron is a great example that is similarly priced and has a digital display and control.
This tool has a 60-minute auto shut-off that automatically turns the tool off to make sure there’s no overheating and prevent fire risk.
Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron, as the name indicates, has ceramic plates which are infused with tourmaline. It has the gentleness of ceramic material and is the safest option for fine hair. It uses infrared heating that heats up the hair from inside out which is much gentler on the strands than titanium. Ceramic also heats up more evenly than titanium and it avoids hot and cold spots which cause uneven straightening. But if you have thick hair that needs high levels of heat to straighten, titanium will be more effective. There are many titanium flat irons on our list that are preferred by professionals because of their speedy and efficient results, such as Babyliss tools.
As much as Conair is an efficient flat iron, sturdiness is not its strong suit. Like most affordable flat irons, it comes with a couple of downsides, and material quality is one of them. It’s less durable than its more expensive competitors but considering its budget-friendly price of $56, we can easily say that it’s value for money.
If you want your flat iron to be top quality and you don’t mind paying the extra, you may want to opt for a luxury tool such as Bioionic 10X Styling Iron ($240) or Babyliss Nano Titanium Prima 3100 ($190) that have excellent material quality.
Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron weighs 7.9oz and is the lightest flat iron on our list. This is a great quality, first of all because a heavy tool can easily cause arm fatigue if used for long. Secondly, it a lightweight tool is obviously more travel friendly. Combined with its short design, we can say that this is a very compact tool and easy to travel with. But it’s important to mention that it doesn’t have dual voltage, which is a feature that allows you to use the tool anywhere in the world. Most flat irons come with dual voltage and it’s a big downside that Conair doesn’t.
Diameter of its handle is 4”, which makes it one of the slimmest tools on our list and is worth considering if you have small hands.
It has a 5 feet swivel cord. While the fact that it’s swivel is great if you want to curl your strands, it has a very short cord compared to most flat irons. But this is only a problem if your plug is far from your mirror.
Conair tourmaline ceramic is one of the cheapest flat irons on our list and is considered very affordable, especially when we consider its high-quality results. It costs only $56 and in our opinion, definitely value for money. It smoothens the hair very effectively and is very fast as well. It’s infused with tourmaline and eliminates frizz while being very gentle on the strands with ceramic plates. Of course, as any budget-friendly product would be, it comes with sacrifices. And Conair makes its sacrifice in the material quality department. It’s not very durable compared to most flat irons on our list and comes with only 1 year guarantee which is quite short.
If you want a flat iron as gentle on the strands as Conair but you would prefer a more luxury product with more durable material, we recommend FHI Platform Signature Pro Styler. It’s more expensive with $150 but you can really see the difference in its sturdiness and it’s a very long-lasting product. Like Conair, it has ceramic plates and a minimum temperature of 140°F, so it’s perfect for fragile strands.
If you have thick hair and would rather have a titanium flat iron which can tame your hair faster, Tymo Sway is a very close alternative to Conair. It’s very similarly priced with only $70 and has very similar heat settings. It also comes with 1” plates like Conair.