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Best Hair Straighteners For Curly Hair

Updated on June 6, 2012

What To Look Out For When Buying A Hair Straightener Iron

Looking for the best hair straighteners for curly hair? With so many brands of straighteners available to buy it can often be daunting choosing the right one for your needs. Although there are many affordable offerings to choose from, in general the popular hair appliance can be relatively expensive to buy if you don't know what to look for.

To help you make the best choice I have a compiled a list of the best hair straighteners for curly hair as well as provide you insight into the main features you should keep an eye out for to insure your money is well spent. If you want to find out straight away what my recommended choices are then please use the links below to jump straight to a specific section, some of you can be pretty impatient! :-)

Let's get going shall we!

Buying The Best Brand

There is no denying that the most popular brand that everyone has heard of is GHD. Although extremely good and well worth the money they are relatively expensive and out of most peoples budgets. Other alternatives that have proven to be really good includes models from top brands such as Remington, Babyliss, CHI, Farouk and HSI 1 to name a popular few.

Whatever brand you decide to go with I suggest you stay away from metal types as they are in my opinion a waste of money. Period. Stick with ceramic based models or even alternatives made from glass, but STAY away from metal ones, I repeat! They work fine at first but after a while metal types stop straightening hair, especially hair that has alot of curls or those wanting to create curls using a straightener

Heating Time

It takes time for a hair straightener to heat up, the faster the heat up time and the higher the temperature the better the straightener is at recovering heat whilst operating at optimum temperature to style hair. The last thing you want to do is wait a lifetime for your appliance to heat up before you can use it effectively, especially when you have a night out planned and your running around trying to get everything done at once!

The heat up time is a big thing. You don't want to be waiting around forever for your straighteners to reach the correct temperature.

Also, every time you touch the hair with the straightener, the plate will cool down. So the quicker the reheat time, the quicker you'll get the style you're after.

Ionic Straightener Technology

Technology releases a stream of ions to help get rid of frizz and static which in turn keeps hair shiny and silk smooth.!

For Curling

For those wanting to create curls then you will be wanting a straightener with a curved housing. This type of housing will allow you to create that rounded curl shape easily and effortlessly.

The Right Temperature

A higher top temperature insures you get more professional results. The hotter the better! But remember, hotter is only better if your hair can take it which leads us to our next point.

What Type Of Hair Do You Have?

Before you make a purchase it's wise to first determine what type of hair you have and whether the straightener in mind is suitable for your hair. Despite what many manufacturers claim not all straighteners are designed for all hair types including those people who are using medical treatments eg: bleaching, etc. Coloured hair, extensions and other hair products need to be taken into consideration when choosing the perfect straightener. The type of hair you will use your appliance will determine how much heat is necessary from your purchase.

The Best Of The Best

My Top Choices

CHI Original 1" Flat Hair Straightening Ceramic Hairstyling Iron 1 Inch Plates
CHI Original 1" Flat Hair Straightening Ceramic Hairstyling Iron 1 Inch Plates

Straighten � Curl � Flip � Style

Versatile "all in one" ergonomic design

Flash quick heating. Swivel cord

Create silky shiny hair instantly


Best Tips On Straightening Curly HAir

Heat Protection Spray

Don't Forget Your Heat Protection Spray!

Heat Protection Sprays For Your New Straighteners

Buying a hair straightener is half of the equation! To make the most of your new purchase you will need the right product, without the right product you won't get the best results. These are my top recommendations of product specifically for those with curly hair. :-) Be sure to invest in a good heat protection spray to get optimum results as well as insure your hair is protected.

Don't Forget Your Serum & Shampoo!

Seal split ends before and after straightening and use the right shampoo for best results!

What's Your Favourite Hair Straightener?

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    • cheapmicrowave lm profile imageAUTHOR

      cheapmicrowave lm 

      7 years ago

      @Charmcrazey: Yep. The Chi is a popular choice, they are my fav too :-)

    • Charmcrazey profile image

      Wanda Fitzgerald 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      My daughter loves her Chi. My hair is the straightest on the planet and I wish I had curls. These are great choices.

    • cheapmicrowave lm profile imageAUTHOR

      cheapmicrowave lm 

      7 years ago

      @melissa-taylor: Hey Melissa! Thanks for stopping by: -) I have heard alot of positive reviews on the model you mention, I must check that out and perhaps cover it on this lens: -)

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      7 years ago

      Very informative article! My favorite hair straightener is the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Styling Iron, it's great on my thick, curly hair but it works amazing on all hair types since it has genuine ceramic tourmaline plates and adjustable heat settings of up to 460F. My hair looks super straight and shiny!


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