If there’s one hair tool every woman needs in her arsenal, it’s a good flat iron. Invest in the right one and not only will it help you create sleek, straight looks, but you can also use it to achieve curls and waves, too.
Of course, choosing the right flat iron is essential if you want to preserve the health of your hair; heat styling with the wrong tool can cause serious damage. That’s why we’re sharing the best flat irons out there. They’re specifically designed with temperature control and heat distributing technology to ensure you get the looks you love without ruining your strands.
Best Flat Irons
Highlights: High quality ceramic plates use 8 HeatBalance micro-sensors to regulate the temperature & evenly distribute heat; adjustable temperature settings from 140-450°F; 1-year warranty
“This is the holy grail, guys. They’ve done it. They’ve made a flat iron that can control the beast(my hair). 10x better than my Chi Iron, and I can get my hair done in about 20 minutes now. FYI, I’m mixed(black/white) with EXTREMELY thick/coarse hair. And I relax and dye it.” – Tiffany
Highlights: Suitable for all hair types; internal microchip maintains even temperature; 5 adjustable heat settings
“This flat iron may be on the pricier side, but when you get sleek, straight hair every time you use it, you will be so glad you invested in it.” – Alisha
Highlights: Extra-long plates for quicker styling; long-lasting humidity protection; tourmaline Ceramic technology helps reduce frizz and flyaways and protects hair from damage
“I rarely use a flat iron, so I didn’t want to spend too much money on one. This flat iron by Conair gets the job done without breaking the bank.” – Hannah
Highlights: Suitable for all hair types; leaves hair super-seek and shiny
“My favorite flat iron is Drybar. They have the most amazing line of hair tools, as you would expect. But what’s surprising is they last forever.” – Justine
Highlights: Provides gentle consistent heat during styling; leaves hair frizz-free with reflective shine; produces smooth results on all hair types
“I rarely flat iron my hair because I’m terrified of damaging it, or worse, burning it off. That said, whenever I need to touch up a frizzy section, this is my go-to flat iron because there’s a digital temperature control and the smooth ceramic plates don’t break my hair. It also straightens my super curly hair with just one swipe!” – Jeanine (Read more about why I love this flat iron here.)
Highlights: Titanium plates delivers heat faster; suitable for all hair types; ionic technology boosts shine
“Everything Kristin Ess touches turns to gold (or rose gold). I followed Kristin Ess on Instagram for a while and I was soo excited when she started coming out with hair products and tools at Target! They’re affordable and now I can practice the looks she puts on her Instagram with the same tools. This flat iron has 4 heat settings and curved edges so I can even practice flat iron waves which my old iron was never good for!” – Morgan
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