We love bouncy blowouts as much as the next girl. When you want pin-straight hair, however, blow dryers alone just won’t do the trick. For super sleek strands, you’re going to need a hair straightener.
If your only experiences with straighteners come from your middle school days, we have good news—hair straighteners have come a long way in the past few years (and the best picks won’t leave you with fried, stringy ends.) Now, there are hair straighteners that work for every hair type and concern.
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The Best Hair Straightener For Fine Hair
Bio Ionic OnePass Straightening Iron
It’s no secret that fine hair can be easily damaged by heat, so you’ll need to invest in a hair straightener with adjustable settings. The Bio Ionic OnePass Straightening Iron not only allows you to control heat, but also promises faster styling—so you won’t need to pass the straightener through your hair over and over again to get it super straight.
Fine hair needs an extra layer of protection against heat, so be sure to use a heat protectant like Redken Iron Shape 11 Thermal Holding Heat Protection Hairspray. This lightweight, thermal heat protection hairspray is perfect for use with flat irons and curling irons up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit to protect your hair, add shine and reduce frizz.
Bio Ionic OnePass Straightening Iron, $199.00 MSRP
The Best Hair Straightener For Thick Hair
Xtava Pro-Satin Advanced Infrared Straightener
If you need help getting your thick mane under control, opt for a hair straightener designed to manage thick, coarse strands like Xtava Pro-Satin Advanced Infrared Straightener. With infrared heat technology, this flat iron was made to style thick hair with a shiny, sleek finish.
Xtava Pro-Satin Advanced Infrared Straightener, $58.99 MSRP
The Best Hair Straightener For Frizzy Hair
Frizz Defense Titanium Flat Iron
If you’ve lost count of how many times frizz has ruined your perfectly good hair day, opt for a hair straightener designed to prevent it. The Frizz Defense Titanium Flat Iron features temperature-controlled titanium plates and a powerful ion generator that helps to reduce frizz.
Frizz Defense Titanium Flat Iron, $69.99 MSRP
The Best Hair Straighteners For Curly Hair
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Avanti Straightening Iron
If you’re blessed with natural curls but love to wear your hair straight, BabylissPRO Nano Titanium Avanti Straightening Iron is the hair straightener for you. The wide, titanium plates distribute heat evenly to style curly and coarse hair fast—so straightening your ringlets won’t feel like an all-day event!
To give your curls protection against heat damage, use a hair serum like Mizani Thermastrength Strength Serum. This protective serum with shea butter and ceramide helps safeguard hair from heat.
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Avanti Straightening Iron, $99.95 MSRP
Chi Deep Brilliance Black Titanium Hairstyling Iron
Whether your curls are fine or on the thicker side, the smooth gliding titanium plates and adjustable temperature on the Chi Deep Brilliance Black Titanium Hairstyling Iron allow you to achieve straight hair faster.
Chi Deep Brilliance Black Titanium Hairstyling Iron, $119.95 MSRP
The Best Hair Straighteners For Color-Treated Hair
Remington Pro Flat Iron With Color Care Technology
Whether you’re a salon blonde or brunette, don’t let your hot tools take a toll on the vibrancy of your hue. The Remington Pro Flat Iron With Color Care Technology features floating ceramic plates with color lock coating that helps protect color-treated hair from damage and premature fading.
Remington Pro Flat Iron With Color Care Technology, $40.00 MSRP
Sam Villa Signature Series Sleekr Professional Straightening Iron
The Sam Villa Signature Series Sleekr Professional Straightening Iron features a special color-treated heat setting to help preserve the life and vibrancy or your hue.
Sam Villa Signature Series Sleekr Professional Straightening Iron, $120.00 MSRP
The Best Hair Straightener For Preventing Damage
Instyler Cerasilk Styling Iron
Like a luxurious hair mask, the InStyler Cerasilk Styling Iron promises to leave your strands shinier and healthier-looking than they were before styling. The woven ceramic plates work as a built-in heat protectant to protect your hair from 92 percent of heat damage.
If your strands are feeling the effects of damage, use a heat-protecting hair treatment like Redken Extreme Play Safe Heat Protection and Damage Repair Hair Treatment. The product fortifies hair while shielding strands from heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Instyler Cerasilk Styling Iron, $115.00 MSRP
The Best Hair Straightener For Short Hair
Bed Head Pixie On Point Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener
Who says hair straighteners are only for long hair? Keep your short haircut looking flawless with Bed Head’s Pixie On Point Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener. Designed specifically with short hair in mind, the half-inch plates on this tourmaline ceramic flat iron can get super close to your roots to keep your hair sleek and frizz-free all day long.
Bed Head Pixie On Point Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener, $29.99 MSRP
The Best Hair Straightener For All Hair Types
Ghd Classic Styler
When it comes to hair straighteners for every hair type, we’re obsessed with the Class Styler by ghd. This flat iron uses heat technology to style hair at the optimal styling temperature of 365 degrees Fahrenheit with enhanced smoothness and shine. What’s not to love?
Ghd Classic Styler, $149.00 MSRP
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