2024’s Top Rated Flat Irons!
Straight, Sleek, Silky Hair, Without the Wait.
Transforming a Tangled Tina Into an Elegant Elena Only Happens with the RIGHT Tool.
No two women are alike, and neither is our hair. Some of us take hours to get the right look, others wake up like they just stepped off a runway (those ladies drive me crazy!).
Luckily there is a perfect equalizer; the flat iron. Curbing curls, taming tangles, and flattening frizz, needs the work of a professional grade straightener. Your hair is like you, it deserves a PRO, not some rank amateur to get the job done.
Remember Ladies, it’s not about having perfect hair, it’s about having the right tool in your beauty bag to make it perfect!
It goes without saying great hair does wonders for our confidence. After all ladies, our hair is our first impression to the world. It’s our beauty calling card! It won’t matter how great your outfit or shoes are, if that hair is a fright show. That’s why investing in a high-quality flat iron is so important. I don’t need to tell you the right styling tools are worth their weight in gold, one bad hair day tells you that without words. But it’s not just about getting your hair straight, it’s about keeping it free from damage while you’re doing it.
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend then flat irons are certainly their style security blanket. The reassurance that comes with the right flat iron is priceless. It doesn’t matter how humid or stifling the day gets, you’ll be ready. Extensions are messy? Been awhile since the last shampoo? The right flat iron will have you looking gorgeous. Nothing is better than that sleek, smooth, silken feel between your fingers, especially when it lasts all day! So long as you choose the right one, that is.
But be careful! A bad straightener can do more damage than good. Cheap flat irons using poor quality plates like chrome or Teflon not only cause split ends and snags, they take forever to heat up! Ever wait a full five minutes for your sub-standard flat iron to heat up only to have it snag your strands with every streak!?! A drugstore flat iron is like baking your hair under two jagged pieces of follicle frying scrap metal. I’ve said this before ladies, but it’s so important to SHOP SMART when it comes to a lifelong investment like your hair! Think of it this way: frugal is fine, but never go cheap! Due diligence pays off when shopping for your new hair straightener, and I am here to help.
How to Shop for The Best Hair Straightener
To simplify the shopping process, we’ve compiled a list of best hair straighteners released in 2019 that are both 1) equipped with the most powerful heat up technology and 2) made of the gentlest, safest materials for hair. And the best part is, these are lesser-known products that remain under the mainstream’s radar so you don’t have to dish out $200 for a tool spawned from a big brand name. These prices are reasonable, affordable and they get the exact same gorgeous looks (if not better) as the items with high prices.
To Summarize our criteria, we looked for:
- Infrared Heating Technology— One of the most exciting recent developments in hair straightening technology has been the development of infrared heating technology, which gently heats hair from within rather than without. This ensures that hair retains its moisture and a healthy shine, without heat damage, frizz, or split ends.
- Fast, Powerful Heat Up – The #1 factor to save time is crucial in making sure you get silky smooth hair sections with just one pass and on any hair type. The heat up capability determines whether your mornings will either be spent slaving away with sweaty, tired arms in front of a mirror or taking luxurious time getting ready, and enjoying feeling fresh and fabulous without the rush against the clock.
- Ceramic Plate Composition –High-quality plates that are composed of ceramic material which eliminate the risk of burning your strands no matter how hot they get. The even soothing distribution of heat through these nurturing materials has been proven to wipe away stubborn spots, leaving a wake of glossy, gorgeous shine. However, full ceramic plates sometimes take forever to heat up, meaning sometimes ceramic-coated plates provide the best of both worlds of fast heat-up and safe, healthy straightening.
- Advanced Functionalities – Certain advanced functionalities such as evenly distributed heat, negative ion technology, and solid ceramic plates can help to ensure hair quality actually improves each time you straighten it. Rather than damage or fry hair, because the heat is distributed evenly, you don’t need to go over the same strand of hair multiple times. This minimized heat damage to each strand and helps retain moisture and enhances your hair long-term. Negative ion technology assists with neutralizing static and wiping away frizz. And ceramic plates allow your straightener to glide through your hair without pulling or tugging, hassle, or pain of any kind.
- Lightweight and Easy to Use –You’re going to fall in love with your new straightener and want to take it with you wherever you go, so checking the weight on these tools is definitely a must. Lightweight flat irons travel better and don’t leave you struggling to straighten because your arms are on fire from holding a heavy and uncomfortable iron in the air the whole time you’re straightening. You want your beautification routine to be carefree and filled with smiles rather than a burdensome chore.
- Value – Rather than dish out a hefty chunk of cash on a flat iron, you can easily find a straightener that does the exact same amazing job as the ones with a cringe-worthy price tag. Most of our top picks fall near the $100 mark. That way you don’t have to feel guilty about taking the plunge on a professional-quality straightener. So you can feel happy and look stunning.
- Durability and Warranty – The last thing you want is to fall in love with an amazing straightener only to have it break in 3 months. When choosing a flat iron, make sure that the company offers extensive warranties, uses sturdy materials with a durable design AND offers a money back guarantee.