Want to know which hair straighteners are best? We have the answers. Image via Adobe Stock.
Styling our hair can often feel like a chore – especially if you have an event to go to. Scheduling in time to wash, dry and style your hair is a must but with so many amazing hair straighteners now on the market, styling your hair doesn’t have to be hard. It is important to understand that every hair straightener is not made the same, they are each designed with specific features to target certain hair types and needs for the consumer. So, we have rounded up five of the best hair straighteners on the market to meet all of your hair styling needs.
Best overall straightener
Our pick for the best overall straightener is the ghd platinum+. The latest addition to the ghd styling tool family is best suited for all hair types. To mark the 20th anniversary of ghd, this straightener is coated in a luxury chrome colour to fit within the platinum+ name. Featuring high-gloss styling plates, fitted with infinity sensors to monitor heat 250 times per second, making sure to maintain an optimum styling temperature of 180 degrees at all times to give an even style and to protect the hair from damage.
Best cordless straightener and Best luxury straightener
Our pick for the best cordless straightener is the Dyson Corrale. This straightener is convenience meets luxury, which is why it also takes the spot for best luxury hair straightener, due to its higher price point. If you have the money to spend, this is the straightener you want to purchase. The Dyson Corrale straighten has flexing-plate technology so the plates move with your hair to ensure every strand is straightened in one even stroke. It also features three heat settings – 165 degrees, 185 degrees and 210 degrees to meet the needs of different hair types. It is cordless and comes with a 30-minute charging life and charging dock so you can take it travelling and straighten your hair with convenience.
Best straightener for textured, thick hair
Our pick for the best straightener for textured, thick hair is the Cloud Nine Wide Iron. This straightener features wide styling plates so it can straighten more hair in one stroke. Best fit for thick, curly or textured hair types. This straightener also features heat control with low, medium or high heat settings, so you can control the amount of heat on your hair. The straightener also features a special safety feature in the form of a hibernation mode, where if you leave the straightener on for longer than 30 minutes without being used, they will cool down to “box temperature.”
Best straighter for short hair, fringes or touch-ups
Our pick for the best straightener for short hair, fringes or touch-ups is the ghd Mini Styler. This straightener features slimline ½ inch plates to get into those more delicate places, such as fringes or hair that is short. Featuring ghd’s signature ceramic plates and even heat technology, staying at a safe 180 degrees at all times. This straightener also has a safety feature, where if not used for 30 minutes will switch itself off.
Best budget-friendly straightener
Our pick for the best budget-friendly straightener is the Remington Superglide Ceramic Straightener. This straightener has similar features to the others on the list but in a more affordable price bracket. It has variable heat settings from 150 degrees to 230 degrees, heats up in 15 seconds and has a turbo boost function for quicker styling.