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 this is for you.
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 simply a tool to flatten out your hair.These days, they polish, sleeken and add shine, which is exactly why they’ve become a staple beauty tool in our ever growing arsenal.
Whether you’re beating the frizz or totally banishing your ringlets, hair straighteners are an incredible tool for creating sleek looks. And with a flick of the wrist they can just as well curl your hair into Victoria Secret style beach waves.
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 and a lot of them come with a temperature gauge that work with the length of your hair shaft, adjusting the heat as you move down or allow you to dial the temperature to your desired heat. Genius!
There’s honestly the perfect straightener for everyone, whether you have oily roots and dry hair at the ends, dry hair all over, or perfectly balanced moisture throughout the length of your strands.
Can you seriously imagine not owning a pair? Neither can we. In our beauty routine, they’re almost as sacred as our best mascara.
Short on time in the morning? Then you need the World’s Fastest Flat Iron by Jose Eber. Not only does this sleek flat iron heat up in an amazing five seconds, but it maintains the same temperature throughout styling.
This means you won’t need to pass the straighteners over each section more than once, so hair is exposed to high heat for a minimum amount of time. Think of it as damage limitation.
Thick and curly hair? Don’t be put off by the thin design. The controlled temperature and ionic plates mean even coarse or extremely frizzy hair is straightened into a sleek ‘do.
This sleek Nicky Clarke Hair Therapy Straightener is our top pick for baby fine hair that suffers from flyaway strands or kinks and curls.
Designed to salon-quality standards, these smart straighteners are made with your hair’s needs in mind – whatever your hair type. The varied heat options mean you can tailor the settings and find one best suited to your tresses – so no more burning or damaged ends.
Negative ions and far infrared rays lock in moisture to condition and protect hair, for flawless style and lust-worthy locks.
These Toni & Guy straighteners are a classic option that still work their magic to give poker straight locks or defined waves in super-quick time.
A more purse-friendly option that still packs a punch, Toni & Guy use a unique ‘colour lock technology’ to protect and care for damaged or dyed hair, making them a wise choice for parched locks and bottle blondes.
Brittle and dry ends? Flyaway and static? All instantly smoothed thanks to the floating ceramic plates, which flatten cuticles to hold in colour and shine.
With the level of technology moving faster than ever before, it’s not surprising that we are starting to see hair-loving fusions like this. This classic Remington Shine Therapy Hair Straightener has been saturated with Moroccan Argan Oil to give tresses an extra coat of glossy shine.
The Moroccan Argan Oil reacts with the heat of the straighteners to emit its nourishing benefits deep into the hair, for a healthy look that holds your new style for hours – even in extreme heat.
Remington’s Shine Therapy Straighteners feature an integrated digital display and temperature range that means you’re always in control. The product has advanced ceramic-coated plates which glide effortlessly through your hair, leaving it with a glossy high-shine finish.
These H2D VI Wide Hair Straighteners are a must for thicker haired ladies. The big plates make light work of heavy styling, flattening out tell tale areas at the root and back of the hair for a more groomed finish.
Easy to use, these straighteners are also ion-infused to help make hair softer and smoother to touch – a revelation if you are used to knotty, frizzy locks. They glide effortlessly through the hair, so no strand is missed and use infrared heat to penetrate the hair, in turn helping to relax the curl for longer-lasting straightness.
The unique plus point of this straightener is the secret ingredient, tourmaline (a mineral usually found in gemstones), which gives a polished texture to even the most unruly ‘dos. A must-buy for creating a natural-looking style with mirror shine.
The ghd Eclipse styler is their best yet. This iron is the only hair straightener on the market to use tri-zone technology – six sensors in the iron plates that maintain a constant heat – to tackle any hair type quickly and easily.
This breakthrough in hair science means no heat is lost during styling, giving longer lasting, professional-looking results. The outside of the ghd Eclipse doesn’t heat up for safer and easier straightening, plus the super-smooth plates mean hair is protected against snagging and breakage.
The ghd Eclipse hair straightener makes styling even the toughest of textures seriously simple – and this includes afro hair. Plus, thanks to the tri-zone technology, they will protect your hair against humidity: The curly girl’s worst nightmare.
This flat iron can also be used to style larger sections of your locks in one go, cutting down on your daily routine. No beauty arsenal is complete without it.
Cloud 9 hair straighteners are used by some of the biggest names in the hair industry (think James Brown, Richard Ward and Lisa Shepherd) and are fast becoming known as one of the best brands on the market.
Their Original Iron is an award-winning super straightener packed with extra features to help you create your desired ‘do. Choose between six heat variations to make perfect curls, beachy waves or poker straight lengths.
And be safe in the knowledge your hair is protected by the standard floating ceramic plates and curved edges.
Not only are these Corioliss hair straighteners on-trend in gold leopard print, but they have a handy temperature gauge that allows them to tackle any hair type, from the coarsest afro hair to baby fine locks. Don’t be fooled by the thin plates – one sweep through each section of hair is all you need to keep your tresses straight until the next wash.
Advanced technology speeds up styling time, meaning you can wave, flick or straighten withing minutes and have lust-worthy hair all the time. While these hair straighteners might not be the cheapest on the market, Corioliss is a name to remember and worth investing in for professional-looking results at home.
They have dual voltage circuitry and a handy travel pouch, making them perfect for jet-setters who need to style on the go.
BaByliss have proved themselves to be the clear leaders when it comes to inventing must-have hair tools we didn’t know we needed, but now can’t live without. From the BaByliss Big Hair, to the Perfect Curl, they are true innovators.
So their hair straighteners have got to be worth a try, right? Correct. This BaByliss PRO Titanium Expression Ultimate Styler is perfect for creating big curls, soft waves and stylish flicks in thicker or Afro-Caribbean tresses – a hair type often overlooked when it comes to products and tools.
Fast and easy to use, these are also great for longer locks. Speed through your morning routine in half the time and still look twice as gorgeous with these simple hair straighteners.
Short haired girls who want to keep control of everything from a bob to a pixie aren’t excluded from discovering a great pair of straighteners.
The thin plates on the Wahl Slim Plated Pencil Hair Straightener are perfect for styling short hair.
Ceramic coating is a must for keeping hair healthy-looking, locking in moisture and retaining a natural defense barrier against everyday pollutants – even short ‘dos can suffer breakage and split ends.
And if you struggle to control your flyaway fringe with a normal-sized straightener, invest in this super-slim pair for quick and easy styling.