Call them hair straighteners, flat irons, or straightening irons, they work on the principle of breaking the hydrogen bonds that are responsible for the hair to become curly. These hydrogen bonds are present in the cortex of the hair. The quality of plates used determine their effectiveness. Infrared and ionic technology is used in some straighteners which minimize the frizz in the hair by sealing in the oils and moisture.
Top Straighteners to Choose From
Whether you're looking to style fine hair or give a tamed, straightened look to your thick, curly hair, there is a straightener out there for you. Depending on your hair type, texture, and length, you should select a product that will give you desired results.
Remington T Studio Pearl Ceramic 2" Wide Straightener
In just 15 seconds, you can heat this straightener to 450°F. It has digital controls, beeps once ready, and has a 60-minute auto shutoff system. There are 3 different heat settings available along with a temperature control lock.
Karmin® G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron
Ideally used by professionals, this iron has advanced 100% pure tourmaline ceramic plates, quick heating technology (from 250°F to 460°F), negative ions, infrared heat, and a drop-safe technology as well. With the 1-hour shut off sleep mode, you can use the iron to straighten, curl, flip, and style your hair any way you like.
RUSK® Engineering CTC® Technology Professional Str8 Iron® 1 Inch
Eliminate frizz, cowlicks, and smooth stubborn curls with this amazing 1" ceramic flat iron. It has a ceramic heater and titanium-infused ceramic plates with the Sol-Gel technology. Using the memory function, you can easily set the temperature by touching a button.
OnePass® 1.5" Nano-Ceramic Straightening Iron
Claiming to be the fastest straightening iron ever, many professional hairstylists use it for its Silicone Speed Strips, 400°F instant heat recovery system, Nano-Ionic™ Mineral fused to cushion plates, high levels of negative ions, and infrared energy. The iron heats in about 5 seconds and has a multi-level heat controller for silky smooth hair.
ghd Rose Gold Professional 1" Styler
Designed to operate at 365°F, this styler promises to minimize damages and create healthier-looking hair. You can use this iron on all hair types and textures as it has smoother plates contoured with a high-gloss finish to glide through your hair. Along with the automated sleep mode of 30 minutes, you won't have to worry about a thing.
Sedu® Revolution Professional Nano Tourmaline Ionic Styling Iron
With its 1½" scratch-resistant ceramic plates, the iron utilizes the highest quality of tourmaline-infused ceramic and unique polishing process that gives you smooth, silky hair. The infrared heat technology seals the natural moisture of your hair and protects from any heat damage.
BaBylissPro™ Nano Titanium™ 1" Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron
The ultra-thin iron is lightweight and easy to work with on all textures and lengths of hair. It can reach up to 450°F temperature, has a ceramic heater instant heat and recovery, 5" extended plates, and 50 heat settings.
HSI Professional 1" Digital Flat Iron
With a digital LCD temperature control system, this iron has a dual voltage, 100% true tourmaline ceramic plates, infrared heat technology, and an adjustable temperature from 240°F to 450°F. The ergonomic design helps for an easy and comfortable grip while you straighten, curl, or flip your hair.
Note - Non of the flat irons have the prices along with the short review. This is because many times, you can find a variety of deals on the same product at beauty and online stores for different prices.
The information about products with chemical ingredients and which work on the principle of thermal energy would help in choosing the best hair straighteners to get shiny, silky, straight hair. It is, however, important to note that prolonged use of even the best straighteners available can cause damage to the hair. For best results, these products should be used sparingly and with sufficient amount of interval between two sessions.