Best hair straightener

The best hair straightener for any type of hair

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Want frizz free, super sleek hair? You need the best hair straightener for your hair type. Find your perfect pair right here...

Who doesn’t own a hair straightener? If you just answered ‘me’, then finding the best hair straightener is exactly what you need to do.

No longer the bulky, hair-burning flat irons of the late 90s, today’s versions are seriously sleek, lightweight wands that can actually care for your hair as you style. And with the level of technology moving faster than ever before, straighteners are becoming so much more than a simple tool to flatten out your hair.

With a flick of the wrist you can just as well curl your hair with straighteners into Victoria Secret style beach waves. The genius is in the tectonic plates. No longer small and rigid, these plates now come with rounded edges. A feature that makes them the ideal curling tool.

Gone too are the days when you had to fret at your work desk about whether you had turned them off at home. Now, most of them come with a handy sleep mode that turns it off for you. And a lot of them come with a temperature gauge too. The beauty of this? It works with the length of your hair shaft, adjusting the heat as you move down.

Of course, if you’re after something that doesn’t just last until your next shampoo and condition then permanent hair straightening might be for you. Mathew Soobroy, Senior Manager & Smoothing Expert at Charles Worthington, has given us the down-low on this long lasting technique. 

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How does permanent hair straightening work?

This professional straightening service works by applying L’Oréal Professionnel X-Tenso Moisturist product to the hair followed by a straightening process which locks the formula into the hair molecule. The result is healthier looking, straight hair.

How long does permanent hair straightening last?

This service is designed to last for up to 60 days, however it would depend on the texture of the hair and the natural curl. Other factors that would affect the time it lasts is how quickly the hair grows.

Is permanent hair straightening damaging?

The X-Tenso is a milder way of straightening hair, as opposed to the harsh effects of Japanese straightening, and provides a more straightening effect than the Brazilian Blowout. The service will also result in less daily straightening of the hair so less damage is avoided from heat products. 

How can you have long lasting straight hair?

My best advice for people wanting long lasting straight hair would be to visit their salon for a consultation every three to six months. The stylist can then recommend what is best for them; whether that is the X-Tenso straightening procedure, using their straighteners or hairdryer effectively (we do a blow dry masterclass at Charles Worthington from £52) or using the right products for their hair type. Obviously having their hair cut every six weeks is absolutely essential for hair health and a good heat protector if they are using straightening tools.

However, if you are in the market for the best hair straightener out there, try one of these…

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