The most high-tech straighteners for your sleekest hair yet
Neuro Smooth Straightener, £109, Paul Mitchell
Those with really curly, bushy and roughly textured hair praise the quick-heating plates and smoothing abilities of this straightener. Reaching upwards of 230 degrees in as little as thirty seconds, it’s ideal for girls who need their mane tamed, and fast.
Ghd White Platinum Styler, £165, Ghd
Ghd consider this their ultimate hair straightener, and we can’t argue with them. After testing the Platinum Styler for a couple weeks, it became a personal favourite of our writer. A hell of a multi-tasking machine, it straightens even the most frizzy hair types without damaging it (as the temperatures adapts to each strand) and it also works wonderfully to create Hollywood-worthy curls, for those days when you’re feeling a lil bit extra.
T3 SinglePass X Straightening Iron, £165, T3 Haircare
To understand the high price tag of this straightener you have to try it. It’s probably one of the best in the market for those who have lost faith in their old tools. If you think only a Brazilian blowout or a keratin treatment is the only thing that would do justice for your frizz-prone hair, invest in this bad boy.
The SensoCare from Braun has clever technology whereby the plate detects the moisture levels in your hair and adapts its temperature to prevent damage. Does it work? Definitely, the finish is natural and shiny. But it’s not ideal for those with oily hair as the temperature can run low and take longer to straighten the whole head.
Remington Air Plates Straightener, £79.99, Remington
This is not your average hair straightener. The plates – or, air plates – are suspended to help reach the most difficult of areas (baby hair, anyone?). The design of the plates also prevents the handles heating up, which is a dream for hair straightener enthusiasts.
BaByliss 3Q Straightener, £90, BaByliss
BaByliss’s 3Q is the brand’s newest quartz-ceramic hair straightener with an ionic system for super shiny locks. It has *twelve* heat settings that go up to 235 degrees – pro’s stuff.
Ghd Gold Mini Styler, £119, Ghd
The perfect straightener for short hair and fringes, Ghd’s mini styler is a luxe option for your everyday styling, and the narrow plates are ideal for precise movements. This straightener also has a smart system that puts itself on sleep mode if not used for 30 minutes (for the forgetful ladies out there). Pro tip: use it on the roots making a downward “U” movement to add a little oomph to the base of hair that looks flat.
Dafni Go Straightening Brush, £99.95, John Lewis
We’ve seen a fair few straightening brushes and hot air brushes on social media, but do they work? The verdict? Much like those hundreds of Instagram videos, they do – especially if you have thin hair. The Dafni brush is one of the best in the market, our go-to for quick fix-ups or taming volume on humid days. If you have wavy or curly locks, we advise to blow-dry your hair before using it.
Cloud Nine The Original Iron, £139, Cloud Nine
We are big fans of mineral beauty products. The trend that took the industry by storm a couple years of ago is still going strong, and now it has reached hair tool technology – yep, we’re talking about a mineral hair straightener. The mineral-coated plates of Cloud Nine’s Original Iron is proven to be kinder to hair, much like mineral makeup to complexion.
For anyone obsessed with the wonders that keratin treatments can do for your hair, this straightener may be your new best friend. The plates are coated with keratin oils for a super smooth finish. Bye, frizz!
L’Oréal Professional Steampod At Home, £185, Allbeauty
Now this is quite interesting, and if you’ve never heard of it, it’s time you did. Taking a break from chemical formulas from time to time should be a no brainer – hair care included. This L’Oréal straightener is as close as we’ll ever get to naturally straightening your hair; it comes with a little pod, which you fill with water to literally steam your hair straight. And it totally works!
BaByliss Sleek Control 235 Straightener, £35, BaByliss
For those that prayed for larger plates, BaByliss heard you. Ideal for long and thick hair, or anyone that really can’t be bothered to waste hours straightening locks. It’s a miracle maker and a powerful machine – we’re talking pro heating, so make sure to prep your hair beforehand with heat protection products.