In a sea of choices, you may find it tough to decide which straightener is right for you.
Well, when you’re craving shiny, straight locks, a little knowledge goes a long way.
Selecting a flat iron can feel a bit like returning to high-school chemistry class.
Is Ceramic a good thing? Tourmaline vs Titanium: what are they, and which one’s better? Uh, I’ll just take the F, thanks.
Seriously though, you don't need a degree in chemistry, physics, or trichology to choose the best type of hair straightener.
You just have to know what you’re working with.
First, take into consideration your hair density, type, and texture.
Then, scroll down for our tips on how to choose the best type of hair straightener for your tresses.
How to keep your hair straight? Choose the right straightener
It seems kinda obvious, right? You want your hair to stay straight, so choosing the straightener that’ll be best buds with your hair is vital.
When you’re scrolling through neverending options, a surefire way to pick a quality straightener is to look for advanced materials like Ceramic or Titanium.
Some straighteners even offer adjustable heat settings so you remain in control. Why does this matter? The right temperature, delivered evenly across your hair, reduces frizz by fully straightening each strand on the first pass.
Have you ever straightened your hair for a night out, only to find all that work has gone to waste two hours later? Cheap flat irons sometimes straighten only the top layer of hair, creating a straight appearance that disappears as your hair moves. Not quite the look you’re going for, right?
How to keep your hair straight? Pass on irons with glass or metal plates. Glass sounds cool but doesn't conduct heat well, so you get uneven, ineffective straightening. We know you’re in demand and don’t want to waste your time.
When a straightener works inefficiently, you end up swiping the straightener more times across your locks. This not only takes longer to create your look but also damages your hair’s cuticle.
Another no-no: straighteners that just list 'metal' as the material. We’re not into anything vague—ingredients or materials (or texts from drongos!). If the exact metal isn’t disclosed, say ‘thank you, next’ and opt for something that’s clearly labelled.