Perukes or periwigs for men were introduced into the English-speaking world with other French styles when Charles II was restored to the throne in 1660, following a lengthy exile in France. These wigs were shoulder-length or longer, imitating the long hair that had become fashionable among men since the 1620s. Their use soon became popular in the English court. The London diarist Samuel Pepys recorded the day in 1665 that a barber had shaved his head and that he tried on his new periwig for the first time, but in a year of plague he was uneasy about wearing it:
Hello, ladies! This is Monica, the founder of the MyStraightener blog. In this post, I’m going to tell you about the best flat irons on the market so far and some other hair straighteners. I will also give you some tips and tricks on how to choose the best straightening iron for your hair type. At the end of the post, I’m going to answer the most common questions about using flat irons. Gosh, we have so much to discuss! I hope you have some leisure time =)

I have NEVER, I repeat, NEVER been able to get a curl in my hair. I got a perm when I was a kid and the ish fell out! Anyways, I bought this at Target just in case I needed a QUICK AND EASY return (smell what I'm stepping in, Amazon?), and I have to say I am amazed. I read the directions thoroughly, because let's face it - this thing looks a little terrifying and conjures memories of getting my hair wrapped up in a spiral brush as a kid. Small brushed pieces, 1-inch, face towards the head, yadda yadda, some beeping, stay calm...VIOLA - magic curls. I actually plugged this beautiful baby in at my desk at work, and used a pocket mirror to test it out, I couldn't stand the wait! I also tested a piece of my boss' hair for good measure. She is purchasing one ... full review
So, which ones are worth their weight? HSI Professional's flat iron hair straightener, $39.36, has more than earned a mention, with over 21,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. The ceramic-plate iron has won over its fans because of how quickly it heats up, how smoothly it straightens hair (no painful snags!), and how long the results last. One reviewer says it works well enough to keep hair smooth for up to four days, while another claims it's more effective than a much more expensive alternative. The kit sold on Amazon also comes with a travel pouch, hot tool glove, and a sample argan oil hair treatment, so you'd be getting more than your money's worth with this cheap pick.
excellent price for ghd's. Works really well on my hair leaving it soft and gorgeous. My last pair lasted 7yrs hopefully these will last me a similar amount of time.
Excellent product. It works perfect until now at least . My hairs are very difficult to manage and to straighten but with ghd few minutes and they are perfect.
Great product. Quick shipping.
I received my styler on time and was able to register it so it's the real deal. Very easy process. This iron leaves my hair soft shiny and straight I love it more than my paul brown which I have used for years. I highly recommend it to anyone.
Have been wanting a pair of ghds for ages but couldn't justify the cost got these for 78.00 and well worth the money. I've only had them a week but I've already used them for straightening and curling. They just make styling easy and glide through the hair smoothly. I've got thick curly hair and my hair stayed shiny straight and manageable even after I had been out in the adverse weather conditions usually only have to look at a cloud and my hair kinks and frizzes registered the product on the ghd website straight away no problems there.very happy just wish I'd bought them sooner and saved myself the stress of styling my hair and then having to put it up before I've even arrived at work because it's been ruined in the heat humidity wet.can't fault the product or amazon fast delivery great
so many people gave negative reviews for this product. However I bought directly from amazon ghdprofessional and I can register mine successfully. Also after comparing with my old genuine styler I know the new one is not fake. Don't be bothered about on earth how many holes on the cord because both of my stylers have 2 holes. So just go from amazon ghdprofessional directly and you can save a lot.
I ordered the ghds as my older ghd's were starting to get wore I was little bit weary over ordering ghd's as they are a lot of fake ones about. I ordered these on the thursday dinner time and I paid the express delivery as I was wanting to use them the friday night I was going out well worth paying the express delivery as they were delivered the next day for 8am. I registered the ghds straight away on the ghd site and were the real mccoy .i have quite thick long hair I had no problems straightenting my hair but did have to re do it a little bit later on if was to purchase ghd's again I would buy the bigger plate ones but that isonly because of my thick hair would definatley recommend them

Great styler but I was not able to register it with ghd. Pretty disappointed. They said that does not mean it's not authentic just that I did not buy it from an approved dealer.
Generally, flat irons aren’t very good at straightening really short hair. But if you do want to give it a try, pick from the models with as narrow plates as possible. I guess, the common width of the flat iron plates is 1 inch but there may be even narrower models on the market. And for straightening short hair, choose from the models with a slim and rectangular-shaped design. This will help you to get to the roots.
I bought this almost two years ago and still works well on my hair. Since I use it everyday it will probably have to be replaced soon. I will buy the same one again
If you are looking for volume for your fine hair then I would recommend the Vidal Sassoon VSHA6471UK which is a superb hot air styler.  Designed especially to give lift and volume from the root it will give you enviable curls and waves.  It is supplied with two brush sizes 19mm and 25mm so it’s ideal for shorter styles too (use the smaller brush) and gives a pleasing smooth finish that is tangle free.  You cannot fault the price either, on Amazon.co.uk this retails below the price of a salon blow-out.

With so many models and styles to choose from, it can be hard to find the right hair straightener for your medium or long hair. That’s why we love the Cloud Nine Original Flat Iron! This straightener is ideal for users with medium to long hair; this hair straightener can tame even the most stubborn tresses. Featuring 1-inch plates and low, medium, and high heat settings, this flat iron is ideal for anyone with thick or lengthy hair.

If your hair is plagued by tangles and knots on a regular basis (even in between straightening!), try switching your hairbrush out for a wide-toothed comb! The added space in between the teeth gently separately knots and tangles without the painful “Ouch!” with each stroke. If that still isn’t enough to tame your stubborn tresses, try a wet brush! These brushes are specially designed to work through knotted, wet hair without any tugging or pulling.


The ghd dry and style gift set contains both the ghd gold styler and ghd air hairdryer housed inside a large beautifully presented gold black gift box. Presentation is superb throughout.the smart styler has an advanced heat sensor and heats to no more than 185 c to maintain healthy hair while the round shape of the barrel is excellent for producing wavy curly or straight results. The styler hearts up in record time 25 seconds and has an automatic switch off function if they're unused after 30 minutes. There's also a protective plate included in the box for extra safety. An absolute joy to use and the plates are so smooth they glide through my hair in one sweep without tangling.the ghd air dryer is the first professional salon quality hairdryer from ghd. The shape and weight of the dryer are excellent and the design will suit either right or left handed users. There's a powerful motor inside the dryer 1800w ac which means quicker drying times and it's comfortable to move around as it's light and has a long 3m power cord. My hair tends to have a lot of static because it's so fine but this dryer is super fast and locks in moisture for excellent results. Has several power and temperature controls plus a cool shot button which gives off a blast of cool air to set curls or more ornate styles.these are both superb products and the presentation is so good they certainly have the 'wow' factor. More than happy to recommend.
Love love love this styler. I have very fine curly hair that requires washing or wetting every day to get the curls out. Now I can just re straighten it dry when ever I need a quick touch up. Never before had so many compliments.
Hair straighteners come in a lot of different sizes, and that can make it more difficult to decide which one is right for you. By learning about the type of hair you have, the kind of style you want, and the amount of heat you need, you can also figure out what the best size iron for your hair is. It does make a difference for the sake of speed as well as precision. It sounds like a lot of work, but you can figure out what’s right for you by clicking here.

Perfection is the word to describe the ghd classic styler...it's easy to use and the hair style last longer than by using other regular stylers sold on the market...once you try it you will see the difference right away.

I had a solia flat iron that just died after about 8 years I looked to repurchase the same brand but it looks as though it no longer gets good reviews. Ugh... So after a few days of reading reviews and such I went with the ghd. I wasn't sure I would like not having control of the temperature. I have long curly frizzy hair. I usually use a higher then should temp. 400 ...anyway took a chance and really like it thus far. It doesn't get as hot as my solia but it straightens quicker how's that possible and the 1 inch makes it easy to curl my ends. Love it so far. Hopefully it lasts me as long as my solia.


Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing ones. While we’ve written about the best curling irons, hair dryers, and even a certain curling iron used on the Victoria’s Secret Angels before, we’re going deep on the best flat irons and hair straighteners on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)
Short hair for fashionable men was a product of the Neoclassical movement. Classically inspired male hair styles included the Bedford Crop, arguably the precursor of most plain modern male styles, which was invented by the radical politician Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford as a protest against a tax on hair powder; he encouraged his frends to adopt it by betting them they would not. Another influential style (or group of styles) was named by the French "à la Titus" after Titus Junius Brutus (not in fact the Roman Emperor Titus as often assumed), with hair short and layered but somewhat piled up on the crown, often with restrained quiffs or locks hanging down; variants are familiar from the hair of both Napoleon and George IV of England. The style was supposed to have been introduced by the actor François-Joseph Talma, who upstaged his wigged co-actors when appearing in productions of works such as Voltaire's Brutus (about Lucius Junius Brutus, who orders the execution of his son Titus). In 1799, a Parisian fashion magazine reported that even bald men were adopting Titus wigs,[18] and the style was also worn by women, the Journal de Paris reporting in 1802 that "more than half of elegant women were wearing their hair or wig à la Titus."[19]
Customers rave about it being great for fine hair, short hair and also very straight hair – it manages to generate good looking curls no matter what hair texture. However, it is not recommended for very long hair as the brush isn’t large enough to cope with a long, large amount.  Nevertheless, it’s a good all round styler that won’t break the bank  and features two attachments, 19mm and 23mm as well as a vent brush– an all-round superb budget styler.
If you have ever visited a luxury spa or wellness company, you have probably run across far infrared heat a time or two. Without going into too much science, infrared heat is the same heat you feel when the sun kisses your cheeks and warms your body from the inside-out. Far infrared heat, in particular, has been used by medical and wellness professionals for years to treat a variety of conditions from muscle pain to even cancer.

excellent deal. Thanks
Being a bald old feller its reasonably obvious that I ordered these for my wife who over the years has become something of an expert on hair styling equipment and has been the guinea pig for this product so her thoughts on this styler....her immediate reaction was ghd they are the best make ever secondly it is a lovely looking styler and is beautifully boxed with a heat resistant protective plate guard for the blade ends and a heat resistant travel bag.my wife was truly amazed at the short heat up time the advertising says 25 seconds she says that it is almost immediate in use there are no problems though she did say that perhaps the plates could be larger otherwise no issues.so to the real nitty gritty....my question was... Would you buy this styler her reply.. No its far too expensive and even though it heats up really quickly basically its no better than cheaper stylers
the product is nice safe and easy to use.
I absolutely love this flat iron I have straight hair always have but this gives me no frizz flat hair. And when I want curls well there you go I have them I researched for a flat iron since I bought one like 5yrs ago and it did nothing for my hair and pulled it too. This one is 100 authentic and I registered it online with ghd also. I'm soo happy my husband got my this well worth the wait also this was bought through amazon if you'd like to know happy styling

I have very curly hair and used my friends styler and fell in love I bought this on amazon after reading the bad reviews. Beautifully packed in a very nicebox very easy to register b. So it’s not fake

ghd quality is well known in the beauty industry and is reflected in this styler. It works better than any other my wife has used. Sure the less expensive ones work just not as quickly and typically others do not work anywhere in the world this one does. I ordered it gift wrapped and so pleased I did not only was the box and wrapping suburb but disguised the contents resulting in a big surprise on christmas day. It was recommended to us from a close friend and I recommend it to you too.

hot immediately smooth easy to use recommended by my hairstylists and well worth the money have not owned a chi so can't compare.


“I debated whether to buy this product or the more expensive titanium flat irons and decided to give these a try. I have been natural for about two years … But could never find flat irons that would tame my hair. GIRL, I am telling you these flat irons are like that. One pass through over freshly washed and blow-dried hair and I was in awe. Why go to a salon? I did my own silk press and a week later, I still got shine and body. Best iron I’ve had in years, and I love the color.”

L'Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Hairspray has been specifically formulated to soften, smooth and add shine to dry, damaged hair. Its ultra fine mist leaves hair feeling clean with a lightweight, soft, shiny finish and a satin touch. Infused with the luxurious touch of silky Argan Oil. For perfect hold, complete any hairstyle with an all-over spray.

This is a great hair straightener. It lets you straighten your hair straighten but curl flip the ends or even curl your hair. I definitely recommend getting a heat pouch so you can put it away in for example a suitcase right after using it but this is an excellent product. I've had it for a while now and friends have had theirs for longer so it lasts too.works in different countries with other voltage e.g. I took it to australia and the beep to let you know that it's hot is awesome.
The brush uses MCH technology, it takes approximately 30 seconds for the brush to reach temperature, and there are four temperature options that range up to 425°. There’s an automatic shut-off safety feature as you’ll find on most straighteners. As an added benefit, the InStyler can also be used to curl hair or flip ends, just by wrapping the hair around the barrel and letting it rotate for approximately five seconds.
heats up so fast and does a great job straightening my hair I am not the most coordinated person and even I can use this.

I love it


Many hair straighteners feature a visual interface to alert you when the device is getting a bit too hot for comfort or when it has surpassed the ideal temperature for your hair. With the T3 Micro Single Pass Flat Iron, you can expect the same visual cues with the bonus of sound alerts as well! That’s right; this flat iron will actually tell you when it reaches its ideal temperature or when it is about to shut off automatically after one hour. Now that’s some hot tech!

I love this flat iron I use it for curling and straightening my hair everyday it is 2 years old and works like a charm. It heats up so fast it does not leave any kinks and I am in love
The FemJolie flat straightening brush is convenient because of its lightweight, less than one pound. It’s extremely flexible because it allows you to select temperatures as low as 176° (too low for most users, but not bad for a brief touch-up) and as high as 450° (the right setting for those with very thick hair) in increments of 9°. The brush auto-locks at your selected temperature so you can’t burn your hair by mistake and so it automatically heats to the right temperature every time you use it; you can easily override the auto-lock if you choose.
Very good styler and much cheaper than in the store.always difficult to find good quality not damaging styler with dual voltage.very pleased
my wife loves it very awesome. She looks great

works great love this flat iron

I was told by my stylist to get this flat iron because my chi was totally worn out. I was a little skeptical after reading reviews that some were fakes but I ordered the sold by amazon one and I was able to register it at ghd's website. I am definitely so happy that I chose to get this styler. It is awesome. It's the one and done styler. I don't have to keep going over and over my hair to get it straight so I know it's better for my hair overall. Plus you can't beat the fact that it turns itself off after 30 minutes. It takes away my did I remember to turn it off fear every time I left the house after straightening my hair. I also have really curly hair and this makes my hair soft smooth and shiny. Definitely recommend
Tourmaline is an organic, prismatic crystal found in granitic rocks that is crushed into a fine powder and layered onto the surface of the plate. Tourmaline is great because heat is more consistent and evenly distributed through the plate. Also, it produces more negative ions than ceramic with less heat. This means that you not only get more control, but you also get better results and expose your hair to less damage. It’s the newest entry in the heat styling industry so hair straighteners with tourmaline tend to be pricier. Some hair straighteners like the HSI Professional Glider infuse both ceramic and tourmaline to boost the number of negative ions produced.
I tried my friend's ghds before purchasing as I didn't believe the hype. How wrong could I be they are so much better than all the previous pairs I have owned and are well worth the price... And I only straighten my fringe which takes about 20 seconds
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