Flat Iron Materials
Straighteners work because they have flat plates that get hot and touch together on either side of your hair. By doing that, they put heat through your hair follicles, trap in moisture and take out frizz. The plates on a flat iron can be made of several different materials, and they’re good for different uses. The best iron for you varies depending on the type of hair you have, flat twist natural hair styles 2018 the type of styling you want to do, and the amount of heat your hair needs.
The material of the plates dictates whether you will get consistent heat, a shiny finish, straight hair with a single pass or other specific needs. The speed of your straighten also relies on the type of plate you’re using.
Don’t worry if you’re already confused, I’ll go through all things material.
Can I Use Too Much Heat?
In short YES! You absolutely can use too much heat on your hair. Burning hair is not a good smell, it’s not a good look either! You may end up having to get a pretty severe haircut if you’re not careful about the amount of heat you put directly on your locks. to get an idea of what’s safe and what will leave you wishing for a good trim (or possibly a wig).
Hair Styling Beyond Just Straightening
A lot of people don’t know there are tons of ways you can style your hair with a flat iron, and this actually might help you decide what size iron to get. You can curl, wave, straighten, add body, twist and more – just with a flat iron! Your straightener is so versatile you can skip most other styling tools and save money by investing in one that will do all of this for you. I walk you through different options for so you get the hairdo you want.
The Best Of The Best
Now you know a few things about how to pick the best flat iron and what you can do with them, these are my picks for the best that straightening irons have to offer.
As far as titanium irons go, I don’t think you can do much better than the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium. It’s my overall best pick because it makes the most of new technology and improves upon the quirks of old. I’m impressed!
If you’re dealing with thick, coarse, and frizzy hair it can be difficult to get your ‘fro under contro’, but now there is a solution. The xtava Pro Satin combines a high heat setting and infrared technology to help you take back the reins when it comes to your mane.
If you only want the best and get your hair straight in one hot minute, try the Karmin G3 Salon Professional. It lives up to the seductive name and provides the ultimate in heat, style and design. You can manage almost any style with this straightener, there’s no question about it.
For enough iron at the right price, the HSI Professional 1 Tourmaline is the ticket. It isn’t perfect, but at less than you can’t beat the value.
Want the sleek, shiny look of freshly straightened hair but your locks are a little too limp for the traditional straighteners on this website? No worries, the VOLOOM ultra volumizing hair iron has you covered.
Want to get a whole bunch of awesomeness for a great low price? With its fusion of ceramic and titanium, a great locking feature, ionic technology, and much more, it’s hard to go wrong with this iron.
At a whopping 1.75 inches wide and with a whole bunch of other great qualities (ionic technology and smooth ceramic plates, to name a couple), it’s no wonder I loved this thing so much I named it the BEST wide plate hair straightener.
Ready to step into a whole new world of haircare? Throw away your old, outdated hair styling tools and grab hold of this 3-in-1 that can do it all – brush, straighten, curl, AND take the frizz away without losing the volume.
Every now and then, you’ll find a straightener that does exactly what it should. The Izunami Flat Iron Ktx450 is that straightener. It straightens with incredible titanium precision, and it does a good job of keeping things that way.
If you want to get good curl out of your flat iron and don’t feel like blow drying AND straightening, try the BaByliss Pro BABNT5073T Nano Titanium Wet-To-Dry. It has a thin housing that helps get the curls you want without that blocky shape that can be off-putting.
Best for Brazilian Keratin Treatments
While the Onei MK-I Halo flat iron can be very effective on untreated hair, it’s perfect for those who have had a Brazilian Blowout (or keratin treatment). Both infrared and ionic energies are used to protect your hair from damage, allowing for a beautiful shine and long lasting straightness.
Aside from ionic and infrared technologies the Bio Ionic Onepass Straightening Iron has something that is entirely new to me: silicon covered plates. They get the hair more in order when you’re straightening, save you a lot of time and reduce the amount of heat that you need. This one is great for African American hair, but I already selected the xtava Pro Satin for that because it’s more affordable.
Now that you know what the best options are, there are other things to keep in mind when you’re buying a set of new straighteners.
What Kind of Iron Do I Need For My Hair Type?
Whether your hair is easy to manage or requires a lot of time and effort, there are certain straighteners that are better for you. Compare your hair type to the ones on my list, and help narrow down the best way to care for your hair while still getting the style you want. You can read all about this
Hair Straightener Brands
You can (partly) make your decision based on the reputation of some of the brands, and I go through most of the major ones to help you sort everything out. There are plenty of different manufacturers, and I think it’s best to know about them before investing in a straightener.
Size, Price and Reviews
Hair straighteners come in a lot of different sizes, and that can make it more difficult to decide which one is right for you. By learning about the type of hair you have, the kind of style you want, and the amount of heat you need, you can also figure out what the best size iron for your hair is. It does make a difference for the sake of speed as well as precision. It sounds like a lot of work, but you can figure out what’s right for you by.
Flat irons start as low as and go up to over 0, and on this site you will find both beginner and professional hair straightener reviews. So what’s the difference? between expensive irons and cheap ones before you make your decision.
Flat Iron Options
There is more to some irons than just heated plates, and the added perks can be enough to tip the balance toward buying a straightener that is different to a model you were originally looking for. Read through the you can get on an iron to help decide what’s best for you.
Does That Help You Straighten Things Out?
I hope these options help you narrow down what you’re looking for. I spent a lot of time getting everything together so you wouldn’t have to (not that I want any thanks for it).
Just about everything you could need to know about straighteners is right here. There are plenty of options listed, and enough information that you should be able to get what you need. It was hard for me to make my decision, but I think after all the research I’ve done, I’ve narrowed it down for my next favorite.
Happy styling, my “flat iron” friends!
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