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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 =)
Love this product. Had my last one same thing lasted 9 yrs till I dropped it. Great straightener.

I am a loyal ghd purchaser but unfortunately my last set died after approximately five years daily use these are a perfect replacement. I have shoulder length hair and these are a great size for both curling and straightening.i also bought them when they were on offer so saved 10 and with prime delivery I didn't have to survive without my essential ghds.
Getting gorgeous hair at home is now within reach, thanks to professional-quality hair styling tools from ghd. The pros at ghd have made it their business to help ensure you have a great hair day every day. And with their revolutionary range of hair straighteners, styling devices, and more available at QVC, you can enjoy stunning styles without taking a trip to the salon.
I've tried other brands of straighteners and I have to say you really can't beat ghd's. They heat up really quickly and leave your hair shiny and soft. Having wasted money on other straighteners I wouldn't buy anything else again
After living in australia and going to a salon there that used a ghd flat iron on my hair I've always wanted one. But because of the price I often settled for the less expensive brands. I had a sedu but it recently died and I found that the ghd sold on amazon had such a great price I just had to get it. It was definitely worth it I love how I only need to flat iron a section once and it's perfect. Because I have curly hair it usually takes me 40 mins to flat iron my hair but now with the ghd styler it only takes about 25 mins. From now on I'm only using ghd stylers.
Love this flat iron
Love this flat iron
Thankfully, we’ve learned a lot about hair care and preserving your hair’s natural integrity while styling. However, this wasn’t always the case. If you ever had a perm done in the 80’s or teased your hair to holy heaven in the 90’s, chances are pretty good that your hair has endured a bit of damage. The same can be said if you color your hair on a regular basis or recently went from your natural brunette color to a bright platinum blonde. No matter how the damage was caused, there are certain features you will want to shop for when selecting the ideal hair straightener for your course hair type:

“I’m a licensed hairdresser and I’ve used many hair straighteners, including Chi and Paul Mitchell. They work, but my hair is so thick that it takes me at least 30 to 40 minutes to properly smooth my hair. This is the absolute best hair straightener I have ever used. It straightened my hair in ten minutes (no joke). I’m extremely pleased and shocked. Looking to purchase a second one to have on hand for the future.”
In the 1800s, American women started wearing their hair up when they became ready to get married. Among the Fulani people of west Africa, unmarried women wear their hair ornamented with small amber beads and coins, while married women wear large amber ornaments. Marriage is signified among the Toposa women of South Sudan by wearing the hair in many small pigtails. Unmarried Hopi women have traditionally worn a "butterfly" hairstyle characterized by a twist or whorl of hair at each side of the face.[42]

In ancient civilizations, women's hair was often elaborately and carefully dressed in special ways. Women coloured their hair, curled it, and pinned it up (ponytail) in a variety of ways. They set their hair in waves and curls using wet clay, which they dried in the sun and then combed out, or else by using a jelly made of quince seeds soaked in water, or curling tongs and curling irons of various kinds.[10][11]

it might be expensive but when you have a lot of holiday functions to attend getting it right first time is a must and for my other half that means going with a quality brand to do a fab job. She loves her good hair day products and with this little gift set on hand she's not only going to feel pretty damn special but will enjoy using it. Ok so it might be a christmas present but hey who says that the lady in your life has to wait it can be an early gift and perhaps day one of her own personal advent calendar.right yes its pricey however other products we've had from them have lasted years of constant use and as mr royce used to say quality is remembered long after price. Add to this a swish presentation box that looks nice and expensive alongside some straightners that will help get those tricky little bits on the side that just love to fluff up and all round I know that my other half is going to be more than happy. Ghd you're stars.
We love the fact that the ceramic heater ensures the iron heats up super fast. Even better, you can be sure that you’ve got all that unruly hair under control in 10 minutes or less (expertise required, of course). While there’s a lot to love about the BabylissPRO, it doesn’t have an automatic shut off feature. It also is a bit heavy and bulky. And the price isn’t anything to sniff at either.
my wife loves this product and so do I just because she can be ready to roll out f the house a lot faster due to the flat iron working so well.

The L’Oréal Professionnel Steampod is unique in that unlike traditional hair straighteners, it relies on steam technology to straighten hair; reducing frizz and smoothing down the fibres. This technology provides gentle heat action which helps to minimise damage to the hair. Proven to be faster than other straighteners and giving up to 50% smoother hair, the Steampod is perfect for enhancing your blow-dry and giving you salon-perfect results each and every time.


Don't ever consider buying any other brand of hair straighteners. I have very curly hair and these are the only straighteners that actually so the job and I have tried many over the last 15 years.
ghd does not fail to impress. After my 1st ghd iv styler which worked perfectly for 11yrs stopped working I felt handicapped not forgetting my hair looked like a mop. After using my new ghd iv styler I remembered how easy straightening hair is.
I love this flat iron. It doesn't burn my hair and leaves it feeling soft obviously with use of hair products.
Love this flat iron
great ghd styler . Very happy with them

beautiful looking and feel very good quality. They are designed to be very comfortable to hold and I love that they switch on and heat up in seconds. They come with a mat to protect surfaces from burns and a good travel case. The cable is a decent length. Best of all they do a brilliant job on my hair and don’t seem to dry it up despite daily use. Unlike my old straighteners I have managed to avoid burnin myself too.


The ability to create bouncy curls or waves with a flat iron (we know, it seems counter-intuitive!) is a biggie in the beauty industry and merits a bit more discussion. If you’re totally lost and there aren’t enough video tutorials on the planet to explain this weird yet awesome process, don’t worry! Just follow along with our step-by-step guide and you will be curling with the best of them in no time!
You can use this Revlon ionic flat iron for both straightening and curling, due to its 1-inch wide plates and ergonomic design. The plates are made of ceramic and tourmaline which are good for the health of your hair, reducing the damage and making your hair shiny and soft. There are 10 temperature settings, and the straightener can heat up to 455°F. Also, it takes only 15-20 seconds to heat up which is pretty fast.
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
I was worried that the flat iron was a fake so I was really relieved when I was able to register the product on ghd's website. After years of using a cheap flat iron that I bought at cvs I decided that I would invest in a good flat iron. After turning on the flat iron you will hear a beep. You'll hear 2 beeps in about 10 seconds which indicates that the flat iron is ready to use. It warms up so quickly. It makes my hair so shiny and straight. I love it.

I recently just had a funeral for my ghd classic 1 inch hair straightener after one of the blades stopped heating. I have had this hair straightner for almost 4 years longer than any of my relationships. It is absolutely amazing and I am defintiely buying another. I have went through all kinds of straighteners such as chi and paul mitchell. A chi will only last me a year. After a couple chi's this was confirmed case. I used my ghd every day and I dropped it religiously and it has lasted much longer than expected. My mother and younger sister have the same ghd that I used and is currently four years old too and is still working. It is worth the price by far and the quality and durablility is great. It also comes with a two year warranty which is twice as long as most. It heats up in a snap and it shuts off automatically if I accidently leave it on. I have thick curly horse like hair and this thing makes it pretty. I will continue to cry on the inside until my new ghd comes in. Love you ghd

7 21 14 I purchased this flat iron on may 25 2013. I've used this product every day since then with no issues. Also the styler is not a fake and I was able to register it on ghd's website with no problem. I only buy products that are ship and sold from amazon.com only maybe that is why so many people have received fakes I'm not sure. I have course thick hair and this flat iron has been wonderful. The plates are hot but doesn't damage my hair or the ends. I would recommend this flat iron.

Best straighter.... And I've literally tried them all
Tangle Teezer is an innovative tool that painlessly and easily removes tangles and knots as it styles and dries hair. The uniquely designed teeth flex and flick as they glide through hair, minimizing breakage, splitting, and damage. With patented technology, it adds shine and reboots style on the go. Ideal for use on wet or dry hair, it can be used for all hair types, especially fragile or color-treated hair, extensions, weaves, and the fine, tangle-prone hair of children. The click-on, click-off cover protects the tool’s teeth from dirt and damage.
the best hair straightener I have ever used. Could not have been happier with the results.

the ghd works wonders on my hair. I have naturally wavy hair that can be difficult to straighten but this product takes care of business. I am definitely hooked definitely worth the money.
Coming in at a close second, the CHI G2 Ceramic and Titanium Flat Iron is our second editor’s choice as the best hair straightener on the market today – featuring fool-proof and color-coded temperatures for easy straightening or who just wants to protect their luscious locks. We also love the digital display that is featured on the CHI G2 model along with its combination ceramic and titanium design for optimal shine!
Start styling with Hanz de Fuko’s, Hybridized Wax, a water-based styler that makes it easy to work with, providing medium hold and satin shine. Work it through wet hair to lock in a clean, modern finish or use on dry hair for the perfect satin shine. Additionally, it works as a heat protectant just before blow drying or flat ironing. For the perfect balance of flexibility and firmness, use Hanz de Fuko’s, Sponge Wax for limitless styling creativity and long-lasting, pliable hold. Designed for the hassle-free man seeking effortless styling.
I ordered these straighteners on boxing day evening as my others had been stolen from the gym changing room the week before. They arrived the next day early afternoon on the 27th of december......how fantastic is that for delivery service. These are my fourth pair of ghds and I adore them. The only reason I am on my fourth pair is due to the fact two pairs have been stolen over the years and the other pair work but not as well as they used to they are ten years old . Have tried others but could never be without my ghds. Thanks for great product and amazing service
“This flat iron is amazing! It is so small, it almost looks like a flat iron for a doll. Don’t let the size fool you. I have medium-thick, naturally curly hair, and this iron had no problem getting all of my hair straight. If you are used to a flat iron, you should have no problem using this. This is the best flat iron for traveling, the gym, or stashing in your desk at work. I would highly recommend this flat iron.”

Negative ions have been a longtime fan favorite in the hair care industry, and it is no surprise that this same technology would appear in our top picks for the best hair straightener. Negative ions have been found to reduce static and frizz while locking in moisture, and the same goes for your hair when you use the CHI Air Expert Classic Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron!

I was able to verify and register it on the ghd website without any issues works great so far.
my sister in laws sister is a hair dresser. I asked her advise on a flat iron and she recommended ghd. She told me more or less what it would cost and that I could easily find it on amazon. When I looked for it sure enough I found it and at a much lower price than what she stated. I bought it and have been using it ever since.
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.
Love this brand very happy
I bought this not to straighten my hair but to add long lasting curls. Once you get the hang of it this works great. My curls stay in longer than when I use a curling iron or hot rollers.
I love this product it arrived quickly and was exactly what I was looking for at a cheaper price

excellent deal. Thanks
This straightener heats up cools down very rapidly. It's light and easy to use. Doesn't singe your hair. The delivery was very quick too. Highly recommend this ghd straightener.
Bought this as a gift for my girlfriend. She loves it. Got it for cheaper than they sell the same one at those make up stores in the mall.

Introducing ghd curve®, the new range of curling irons & wands from ghd. Featuring tri-zone® technology for gorgeous, shiny, bouncy curls that last as long as you do. The protective cool tip provides you with a safe place to hold the hair in place while you curl, and the built-in safety stand allows you to place the iron down securely during styling.
The VAV hair straightener heats up in about 30 seconds, and you can select the required level of heat from 284°F to 446°F. The buttons are placed in between the plates, so it may be a little inconvenient to adjust the temperature. The current heat level is shown on the LED display. This flat iron can be used for both straightening and curling due to its thin plates.

Eight embedded sensors regulate and evenly distribute the heat on this ceramic iron, minimizing damage and increasing shine and smoothness. With adjustable temperature settings that go as low as 140 degrees (the coolest we've ever seen), it's ideal for anyone with super fine hair, or to smooth out the tiny frizzies around your hairline. It also comes with a lifetime warranty, which is never a bad thing.

I love it so much I hope it never break
If being limited to only a handful of temperature settings isn’t really your cup of tea, look no further than the BaByliss Pro Nano Titanium Straightening Iron! This lightweight flat iron features a whopping 50 heat settings for hair types of all shapes, styles, textures, and colors making it one of the most versatile hair straighteners on our list.
This ghd air hairdryer gold professional styler gift set contains two of ghd's professional quality hairstyling products the ghd air hair dryer plus the ghd gold professional styler. This christmas gift set doesn't yet have a price listed at the time of this review but currently the dryer alone costs 99 with the styler alone costing 139 from amazon so if the gift set costs less than 238 it could be a bit of a christmas bargain ghd or good hair day every day as they say is a leeds based hair care products company that has been around since 2001 and in that time has gained a good reputation for professional hair straightening irons amongst other things – my wife has been wanting to try their products for a long time. The air hair dryer included in this set has a powerful 2100 watt motor and features ghd's ionic technology to care for your hair – the comprehensive controls allow you to vary the power and temperature from hot to cool shot. The dryer is ergonomic to use and comes with a generous three metre power cable attached – my wife has been using it for a few weeks and says it is by far the best hair dryer she has ever used.ghd now produce a wide range of hair stylers with their gold professional styler at 139 being towards the top end. This is a salon quality tool that my wife absolutely loves – the build quality and features are first class and you can easily see how the company has gained it's good reputation. This is a high tech product that is safe and easy to use and has been designed for use by top stylists and to help you to produce salon quality results at home. My wife is currently growing her hair longer and is finding this styler extremely useful now it is at mid length – she expects it to be even more so when it reaches it's final length. This is a top quality gift set that would be very welcome at christmas but is perfect for use at anytime – my wife has been really pleased with both of these items and gives this gift set an unreserved five stars for design and performance.
I had bought this to replace my old ghd. I wasn’t sure of the authenticity of product but ordered it anyway. My ghd arrived a few days before scheduled delivery which was a nice surprise. It is official so I had to test it and it works excellent. Very happy with this purchase.
Love my ghd had it for 3 yrs and still perfect
I love it 👍
love it highly recommended and will buy again if need be. I've tried other flat irons and this one seems to work best for my wavy frizzy hair.
In short YES! You absolutely can use too much heat on your hair. Burning hair is not a good smell, it’s not a good look either! You may end up having to get a pretty severe haircut if you’re not careful about the amount of heat you put directly on your locks. Read through this to get an idea of what’s safe and what will leave you wishing for a good trim (or possibly a wig).

The DAFNI is the top-quality hair straightening brush that set social media on fire when videos featuring the tool started appearing a few years ago. You can only use it at 365° (when all four LEDs light up, you know it’s ready) so it doesn’t get hot enough to work effectively on extremely thick or knotty hair, and it may be a bit too hot for severely damaged or thin hair. But 365° is perfect for medium-to-thin hair, making the DAFNI easy and rewarding to use for most women.


Introducing ghd curve®, the new range of curling irons & wands from ghd. Featuring tri-zone® technology for gorgeous, shiny, bouncy curls that last as long as you do. The protective cool tip provides you with a safe place to hold the hair in place while you curl, and the built-in safety stand allows you to place the iron down securely during styling.
If you have really short hair, you’re better off with a narrow plate, around half an inch in size. If you want to curl your hair, smaller plates are also ideal. For those with longer, thicker tresses, you need wider plates, around 1 1/2 inches, to ensure that you cover more area on each pass. This decreases the amount of passes you need to make, preventing more damage done to your hair.
it might be expensive but when you have a lot of holiday functions to attend getting it right first time is a must and for my other half that means going with a quality brand to do a fab job. She loves her good hair day products and with this little gift set on hand she's not only going to feel pretty damn special but will enjoy using it. Ok so it might be a christmas present but hey who says that the lady in your life has to wait it can be an early gift and perhaps day one of her own personal advent calendar.right yes its pricey however other products we've had from them have lasted years of constant use and as mr royce used to say quality is remembered long after price. Add to this a swish presentation box that looks nice and expensive alongside some straightners that will help get those tricky little bits on the side that just love to fluff up and all round I know that my other half is going to be more than happy. Ghd you're stars.
This flat iron stopped working less than a year after I bought it and ghd will not warranty a replacement one because Planet Beauty or Amazon is not an authorized retailer for their products. Buyer BEWARE....if you purchase from here it will void the manufacturer warranty and you will waste your money just like I did. Planet Beauty was NO help to me in getting my flat iron fixed or replaced!

Wife loves this thing. The auto off feature really makes me a happy camper too.
This ghd is the real deal. It works great on my hair. I also registered my ghd online when I received it to ensure it's the genuine deal and it is. I love it the only thing this product did not come with a carry pouch for the hair iron and there is no temperature control. Other than that it is great
product arrived on time ghd's in my opinion continue to be the best straighteners on the market. Absolutely fabulous 5 5. Would recommend to anyone.
I bought these due to my old one's breaking well well well amazing I was using the ghds that heat to 210 degrees and thought when I seen these only heat to 180 degrees I wasn't at all sure. Decided to go for it due to the reviews ive read and yes ghd were right 180 degrees is perfect u don't need anymore heat they do the same job as the old ones ie curling straightening in the same time and the price just cannot be moaned at. Next day delivery service was a lifesaver.
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