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5 Affordable Flat-Irons to Try Today

Updated on August 4, 2017
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Lanecia is a writer and blogger who enjoys inspiring others through self-help articles.

Before the convenience of flat irons most women had to rely on a puffy blow-out , rollers, or curling irons to get the job done.

Today, there are many ways to style and straighten hair.

The good thing about hair is that it is very versatile and can be worn straight, curly, kinky, wavy, crinkly and a whole lot more.

If you're like most women, you have about 2, 3, or more flat irons laying around, especially if you wear your hair straight on occasion.

"Each one does a different job", we say.

Well, you may be surprised to know that there are actually flat irons out there that can do the whole job.

Whether you have wavy, kinky, curly or straight hair, there is a flat iron out there suitable for you.

It's important to try and stick to one tool that will get the job done to prevent damaging your hair and its natural state.

Before spending money on any hair styling device, be sure to read the reviews and visit the website to learn more about your product.

I am not a hair expert or stylist, so keep in mind that these styling tools are based on customer reviews and my own personal experience.

Here are five highly rated and affordable flat irons:

1. The Remington S5500 Digital Anti Static Ceramic Hair Straightener, 1-Inch, Purple

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I bought this flat iron about 2 years ago and loved it. In my experience, this flat iron did a good job of getting my hair bone straight.

Initially, I thought it wouldn't work for me, since it was so light and cheap looking.

I also had movement and shinier hair after passing through.

It took me about one or two passes to get my hair straight and I have type 4b/c hair. I purchased mines from a local CVS, and it worked just fine.

The Remington S5500 goes up to a temperature of 410 degrees, but be careful since this temperature setting is usually for thicker hair.

It offers ceramic coated plates for a smooth glide through your strands.

It is also thin so that you can create curls and straighten precise sections at the same time.

Don't worry about burning down the house, since there is an automatic shut off function when it is left unattended for about 60 seconds.

Included is a 2 year warranty in case this flat iron doesn't work for you, you can always send it back to the original manufacturer.

For more information, photos, and additional reviews visit Amazon.com.

Watch April Bee's tutorial of this flat iron here. Give her a thumbs up and subscribe for more beauty tips!

2. HSI Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron

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I have not yet tried the HSI, but came across it when looking for a new flat iron a while back.

Back then, it did not come with all of the free gifts that are offered with the product today.

I am still thinking about purchasing this one for home use when I am not at the salon. The reviews is what caught my attention since there were so many.

Judging by its appearance on Amazon, the HSI flat iron probably won't be suitable for thicker haired gals, since the plates are so slim.

With a four and a half stars and over 20,000 reviews on Amazon.com, The HSI flat-iron seems to be one of the best rated flat irons for hair of all types.

The brand boasts about its ability to take you from looking like a rag doll to a silky and shiny haired goddess.

You are able to adjust the temperature to up from 240 to 410 degrees according to your hair type and density.

The ceramic plates also adjusts to the density of your hair so you don't have to worry about the slim size of the flat iron.

For more information, photos, and reviews visit their page on Amazon.

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3. Infiniti Pro by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron; 1-inch

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About 5 years ago I purchased the Infiniti Pro flat iron in the color turquoise . It did a great job of getting may hair bone straight after a few passes and also gave me a little shine.

The Infinti Pro by Conair flat iron comes in many colors and styles to choose from.

Its slim style helps to reach the most difficult twists and turns. It allows you to raise the temperature all the way to 455 degrees for hair that may be difficult to straighten.

There is an automatic shut off switch when you forget to push the off button. You can also use the lock feature that closes plates for easy storage and travel.

If you order the Amazon version, you may receive a free bottle of argan oil to use with your straightener for better results, though you may not need it.

Amazon also features videos with usage instructions and reviews.

For more information, photos, and reviews visit Amazon .

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4. Xtava Pro Satin Infrared Hair Straightener - Professional Flat Iron 2 Inch

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If you are a fan of the wider plates and you have extremely thick hair, you may like the Xtava Pro Satin Infrared Hair Straightener.

The temperature goes from 265 to 455 degrees and offers an automatic shut off feature after it has been left unattended for 60 minutes.

The plates lock up for easy storage and travel convenience and you get a free heat-resistant travel case when you order the Amazon version.

For your convenience, there is a digital display of the temperature setting so you don't have to guess what temperature you are using.

They even give you suggestions on which heat settings to use according to your hair thickness and type.

For reviews, pictures, and videos about this product visit Amazon .

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5. Herstyler Colorful Seasons Ceramic Flat Iron, Dual Voltage, 1.25 Inch

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With many chic colors to choose from, Herstyler goes from a temperature of 180 to 350 degrees.

If your hair is difficult to straighten, this may be the flat iron for you.

The brand boasts about its ability to get the hair silky straight as if you have just stepped out of the salon. Its negative ion technology helps to provide a smooth glide and silky finish.

Sometimes it can be difficult to move your flat iron around your head when the cord gets in the way.

Well, you don't have to worry about this problem since the Herstyler comes with a 360 degree swivel cord attached.

No need to worry if you are in a rush since it only takes 30 seconds to heat up to your desired temperature.

Best of all, this product has received almost five stars on Amazon with over 900 reviews; sounds like a keeper.

Check out modelesque nic's review on this product. Thumbs up and subscribe for more beauty tips!

Finally,

You always want to protect your hair from unnecessary damage by being gentle and investing in the right tools.

Take a look at the instructions and care tips that comes with the packaging to be sure that you are using your tool correctly.

It is also very important to choose the right tool for your hair type and density.

All tools will not work for your hair, so work on trying to find the right tool and stick to it.

It is always a good idea to consult a professional before using any heat styling tool since it could be potentially damaging for fragile hair.

Below are some websites you may find useful when looking for a other affordable flat irons:

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