T3 Single Pass Compact Iron

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The T3 Single Pass Compact Iron is a compact, travel friendly flat iron that promises to deliver “healthy, radiant results in one smooth glide”. It retails for $79.00 and it is a staple of the T3 displays at T3 retailers nationwide. I have been a DIEHARD CHI fan for like ever but I’ve noticed that I’ve had to go over my hair multiple times and I was often left with frizzier results. Did the T3 Single Pass Compact Iron convert me OR did I go back to my beloved CHI? Let’s check out the “official” product description courtesy of T3 via Sephora:

This iron combines T3® Tourmaline-infused, ceramic plates with superior digital heating technology to seal the hair cuticle and reduce frizz, delivering healthy, radiant results in one smooth glide. From straightening to curling, the SinglePass® Compact offers full styling capability in a portable size with the added convenience of a heat-resistant cap for safe storage and travel capability. Just over eight inches (20.3 cm) from end to end, this styling companion can be stored at the office for quick touch-ups or inside your purse, gym bag, or carry-on luggage ensuring your tresses stay perfectly styled no matter where your busy schedule or travels may take you.

This T3® SinglePass™ Compact Iron features:
– T3® Tourmaline-infused 0.8 inch/2cm ceramic plates
– Digital heating 410°F/210°C
– Ceramic heating element
– One-hour auto shut-off
– 8-ft/2.4m professional swivel cord
– Heat resistant cap
– Auto world voltage (100-240V)
– Two-year warranty

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I have to say all I have enjoyed my T3 Single Pass Compact Iron more than ANY CHI I have ever owned.  It heats up super fast, it gets perfect results in one or two passes, I’m relatively frizz free if I take my time and straighten my hair correctly, it’s super lightweight so my arm does not get tired and it’s compact which makes for easy storage. For me personally, the T3 Single Pass Compact Iron has been a lifesaver! I love that it is smaller and it makes straightening my bangs and the layers around my face a breeze. Even though it is smaller than my older CHI it takes me the same amount of time to do my entire head and my hair is very fine and prone to frizz/wave but also long and layered. I ask found that instead of the bone straight look I was able to flip my ends under easier with the T3 Single Pass Compact Iron.

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All of the goodness aside, the T3 Single Pass Compact Iron is not for everyone. It has one heat setting so if you have fine, fragile hair the 410 degree temp might be too hot for your tresses. The compact size also means that if you have long, mega thick or beyond curly hair than it’s going to take you a while to do your entire head.  A heat protectant is a MUST when using this product. It is also prone to “denting” your hair if you press too firmly with the handle.

Call me a smitten T3 kitten right now! I am not going back to my CHI ever, if anything I am more anxious to try a full sized offering from T3 to see how it compares to their T3 Single Pass Compact Iron and maybe a curling iron or two. I used to love my beachy waves but now that I have my T3  I have been opting for a straighter, sleeker look. Have you tried anything from the T3 line before? Let me know in the comments below.



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  1. Your hair looks great. I love a good iron.

  2. As far as irons go, this is priced pretty well– I’m very curious if this would work on my crazy thick hair!

  3. Flat irons don’t work for my fine hair, shoot!

  4. I’m positive I need this. Your hair looks so shiny!

  5. Your hair looks fab, I need this!

  6. Your hair looks great!

  7. your hair looks so shiny and great!

  8. Only one heat setting?! But your hair looks amazing so that makes up for it!

  9. Your hair really looks great!

  10. Looks like a great hair tool. I don’t like Chi as well!

  11. Your hair looks pretty! Great review!

  12. Your hair is so lovely!

  13. When I use a flat iron, I have it cranked all the way, so I wouldn’t be scared of this temp. I also have trouble getting it all flat in one pass and find myself with frizz! It’s probably time to replace my old flat iron. ;(

  14. This is priced pretty nicely. I use a KQC but I never use it anymore… all my hot tools just sit since I haven’t been using them.

  15. Your hair looks very nice

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