Having a good, high-quality hair straightener is one of the best gifts to your self and your hair you can possibly give. Straighteners can do more than just smooth and straighten your hair; it can also add waves and curls to make your hair look amazing every day.
When using your hair straightener, always use a heat protectant spray to ensure the best results, and to keep your hair looking gorgeous, healthy, and shiny.
With the latest trend of “glass hair” – a sleek bob that is glossed to near perfection – being sported by Kim Kardashian West, Lucy Hale, and Jourdan Dunn, we know that straight hair isn’t going out of style anytime soon. Having straight hair can be a great way to switch up your hairstyle or get rid of a bad hair day. However, since you are entrusting your hair to two hot plates that could destroy your hair if you choose wrong, it can be very stressful to choose a new straightener.
We have put together a list of our top five favorite hair straighteners for every budget.
Remember, hair straighteners are available in a variety of widths: slim plates (around 2.5-3cm) are better suited for short hair, while wider plates (approximately 6 cm) are perfect for long, thick hair.
UNDER $25: Revlon Perfect Straight Smooth Brilliance Ceramic Flat Iron, 1 inch
The Revlon flat iron reaches up to 400-degree professional high heat, and it has ten digital LED heat settings and color-coded controls. If creating flips and hair waves is what you are after, then with the rounded plate edges and housing, it is perfect for creating a beautiful hairstyle! Combine it with Rene Fris’ Styling Matte Paste which can give you a picture perfect look every time.
UNDER $50: Remington S9620B Silk Ceramic Flat Iron, Hair Straightener, 2-Inch
This Remington hair straightener has two ceramic floating plates that help to straighten more hair in less time. It can reach temperatures up to 455-degrees with a digital control and temperature lock to make sure it delivers consistent heat every time you use it. It also heats up in just 15 seconds and turns off automatically after 60 seconds, so you will never have to worry again.
UNDER $50: BESTOPE 1 inch Hair Straightener Ceramic Ionic Flat Iron
For those who are constantly on the go and jet-setting to other countries, consider this flat iron from Bestope. It comes with dual voltage and 100V to 240V so you can use the same straightener in multiple countries without having to use an adaptor. It can reach to heat up to 360 degrees in 30 seconds. This flat iron plus Rene Fris’ Anti-Frizz cleanser which can help give you the smooth, shiny locks you want.
UNDER $100: Kristin Ess 3-in-One Flat Iron
With Titanium plates, this ionic technology helps to boost shine and heats up to 440 degrees. It comes with an auto-shutoff feature after 30 minutes of non-use to reduce that morning anxiety. It can help you create four popular hairstyles: sleek straight, s-waves, flat iron waves, and polished curls.
UNDER $200: HSI Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron Hair Straightener with Digital LCD
With more than 30,000 reviews on Amazon and a 4.5-star rating, you know this HSI Professional Flat Iron is going to be good. It comes with eight heat sensors and generates negative ions to allow smaller water molecules to penetrate into the hair shaft, reducing frizz and static. The plates have curved edges so you can easily style your hair however you want.