The best hair straighteners you can buy to flatten the curve
This straightener doesn’t have a swivel cord, but the cord is long enough not to get in the way and, besides, the way this straightener felt on our hair, it was hardly noticeable. Trust us. The ‘Ultimate Glide’ ceramic coated plates do exactly what it says on the tin. They glided effortlessly over our hair and its possible this is the smoothest straightener we’ve ever used. It felt nothing short of professional and, despite the lower price point, should be considered luxury. There was absolutely zero snagging, making this the most comfortable straightener on this list too.
Remington’s ‘OPTIheat’ technology targets heat where your hair most needs it, which delivers genuine long-lasting results and the PRO+ setting keeps the temperature at a responsible 185°C to protect your hair.
While not as techy as other straighteners, the PROLuxe is glamorously good and delivers perfect results instantly – one swipe of each section and you’re finished. It comes with a heat resistant guard similar to the GHDs which, again, might be better as a heat mat. Still, despite only doing the basics, these are definitely the best value for money straighteners you can buy right now.
Pros: Versatile; zero snagging; smoothest plates Cons: No swivel cord; no heatproof mat
Price: £45 | Check price on Amazon |Argos | Boots
Revamp Progloss Steamcare Ceramic
Steam-powered straighteners are still a thing – ideal for curly or damaged hair
Temp settings: Six | Settings: Three | Cable: 2m
People of a certain age will remember the BaByliss Straight and Shine hair straightener. Made of white plastic, it had a transparent blue water chamber that you’d disconnect and fill with water. As you ran the straighteners over your hair, they’d heat up this water and steam would flow over your locks. For some it was a precursor of the flat-iron straighteners that have become popular in recent decades, and for many it has become almost iconic.
Today, steam-powered straighteners are relatively few and far between but if you’re yearning for days of yore, or if you find flat-irons too damaging, the Revamp Progloss Steamcare (£120) is a great shout.
It takes the concept of the original Babyliss models and gives it a modern twist. Floating ceramic plates infused with keratin, argan and coconut oils, as well as ionic technology, help create a glossy, smooth finish. It uses so-called “intelligent heat control” to regulate the temperature across these plates and reduce hair damage. You can then choose from one of six temperatures (150ºC, 170ºC, 190ºC, 210ºC, 220ºC and 230ºC) and from one of three modes ( No Steam, Low Steam and High Steam). The straighteners will then automatically switch off after an hour.
Published at Fri, 21 May 2021 15:41:00 +0000