Hair straighteners own the top spot of the styling tools when it comes to popularity and versatility – and whether you use yours to tackle frizz, achieve sleek styles, eliminate flyaways, or create bouncy curls, you need a trusty pair of hair straighteners that you can rely on – and they should be suited to your hair type.
Which hair straightener is the best for my hair type?
Before finding the best hair straighteners for you, you need to identify the type of tool that is best for your hair type. For fine and damaged hair, a straightener with adjustable settings is best. Being able to turn down the heat on your styler will prevent further unnecessary damage, and using ceramic plates too will ensure that heat is evenly distributed across the hair.
For thick or coarse hair, a wide-plate hair straightener is ideal because it will cover a larger surface area, which will cut down styling time and reduce damage.
Afro hair is said to work well with ceramic-coated plates, which offer added protection and shine.
How we chose the best hair straighteners
- Quality: We carefully selected the best-rated hair straighteners, and several of the tools in the list have been tried and tested by members of the HELLO! team. For those that haven't been reviewed by us, I have taken reviews into consideration to pick out the top-rated products.
- Price: I've considered a range of different price points for every budget, with hair straighteners in the list ranging from £35.99 to £299.99.
- Versatility: I've included hair straighteners for a variety of hair types including fine, damaged, thick and afro hair.
Best hair straighteners at a glance
- Best hair straighteners for damaged hair: Dyson Corrale Hair Straighteners
- Best hair straighteners for thick hair: ghd Max Styler Hair Straighteners
- Best hair straighteners for versatile styling: Cloud Nine 2-in-1 Contouring Iron Pro Hair Straighteners
- Best hair straighteners for fine hair: ghd Platinum+ Hair Straighteners
- Best hair straighteners for afro hair: BaByliss PRO Keratin Lustre Hair Straighteners
- Best budget hair straighteners: Remington Shine Therapy Advanced Ceramic Hair Straighteners
- Best cordless hair straightener: Revamp Progloss Liberate Cordless Compact Ceramic Hair Straightener
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