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The Best Hair Straighteners for Every Hair Type and Budget

By Rebecca Jenkinson -
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We’ve already answered the most common hair straightening questions including the how’s, the why’s and what’s but we thought we should go into a little more detail about all the best hair straighteners for every hair type.

Here at Cosmetify, we have a wide range of brands and hair styling tools to choose from, including budget-friendly options and luxury splurges. Better yet, you can find the best device for long, short, curly, fine or thick hair in one single place. Luckily, we've rounded up our faves to help speed up your search. Take a look...

Best straightener for thick hair

ghd Max Styler

ghd Max Styler

£159.99 Go To Store

When searching for the best hair straighteners for thick tresses remember to pick one with larger plates as this will help save you plenty of time and effort.

Of course, the top choice for any hair type is ghd. Their Max Styler has larger, smoother plates which move effortlessly through curly and thick hair. It also has innovative ceramic heat technology which helps it stay at a consistent temperature for fast, effective results.

Best straightener for fine hair

Remington Air Plates Straightener

Remington Air Plates Straightener

£52.00 Go To Store

With thinner hair you don’t want to apply too much heat for too long. You need a speedy tool which gets the job done quickly and efficiently. This must-have device from Remington has suspended ceramic plates which are gentle on fine locks. Not to mention, it also has variable temperature settings and is ready to go in a mere 15 seconds, so you can tailor the heat to suit your strands.

Best straightener for afro hair

L'Oréal Professionnel SteamPod 3.0 Steam Hair Straightener

L'Oréal Professionnel SteamPod 3.0 Steam Hair Straightener

£199.95 Go To Store

Now, this is an exciting piece of hair styling kit. It uses innovative steam technology and 3 heat settings suitable for fine to thick locks to help cut down styling time and ensure less damage. Plus, it contains an integrated comb which smooths your strands as you go. It’s a great option for all hair types, but particularly great for afro and curly hair.

Best straightener for curly hair

BaByliss PRO Keratin Lustre Straighteners Pink Blush

BaByliss PRO Keratin Lustre Straighteners Pink Blush

£68.00 Go To Store

Whether you want to transform your curls into straight tresses or add more beachy waves, this pro tool is the perfect option. It has keratin-infused ceramic plates which help smooth any flyaways and are suitable for all types of hair styles. It also has 10 digital temperature settings, so you can easily customise the tool depending on your hair texture.

Best hair straightener for frizzy hair

Beauty Works Molly Mae Hair Straightener Kit

Beauty Works Molly Mae Hair Straightener Kit

£89.99 Go To Store

Molly Mae is the ultimate hair inspo for smooth, sleek locks. And her straightening kit from Beauty Works helps you emulate her ‘do at home with ceramic coated plates and a vegan-friendly paddle brush. This duo helps smooth any frizz for a silky, smooth finish. Pair with the Beauty Works Anti Frizz Serum for the ultimate glossy look.

Best straightener for short hair

Cloud Nine Micro Iron

Cloud Nine Micro Iron

£99.99 Go To Store

Shorter hair can be trickier to style, but never fear Cloud Nine are here to save the day. This small device is perfect for shorter styles or for smoothing your new curtain bangs. At just six inches, the straighteners are the perfect size for hand luggage carry on cases. Plus, it has cushioned plates which is great for precision styling.

Best hair straightener brush

Braun BR750 Iontech Hair Brush White

Braun BR750 Iontech Hair Brush White

£26.95 Go To Store

A little off-piste, but we thought we’d add in one of our favourite hot air brushes for easy styling. This innovative brush from Braun cuts styling time down dramatically and is ideal for on-the-go straightening while you’re travelling. It glides through your tresses and helps smooth any fizz using Iontech technology.

Best straightener for long hair

BaByliss PRO Smooth ProWide 2597u Straighteners Black

BaByliss PRO Smooth ProWide 2597u Straighteners Black

£39.99 Go To Store

We all know long hair takes forever to finish styling, which means you need to look out for a device with thicker plates. The wider 35mm ceramic-coated plates on these BaByliss PRO hair straighteners are ideal for longer, thicker tresses. It makes gliding through your strands as easy as pie and helps you achieve glossy, sleek locks in no time at all.

Best budget hair straightener

BaByliss PRO Nano Ceramic Satin Straightener

BaByliss PRO Nano Ceramic Satin Straightener

£33.60 Go To Store

Can you tell we love BaByliss? It’s no secret they have some of the best and most affordable hair styling electrical devices on the market. This classic pair of ceramic straighteners use nano titanium technology for smooth, sleek results in a flash.

Best luxury hair straightener

Dyson Corrale Hair Straighteners

Dyson Corrale Hair Straighteners

£399.00 Go To Store

They say save the best for last and while we love all the other options, we can’t help but lust after the Dyson hair straighteners.

Winner of multiple beauty awards, this tool is definitely the priciest but it’s a splurge that will help you achieve a beautiful, healthier-looking finish. It has unique manganese copper alloy plates which shape around your hair and give you extra control, but with a fraction of the damage. Whether you want straight, wavy or curly locks this one tool can do it all.

Hair styling tips

To get the most out of your style start your routine with a rejuvenating shampoo and conditioner routine. Then add any nourishing hair oils or serums and make sure you give your locks a good brush to detangle any knots.

Then remember to use heat protectant sprays and hair creams to shield your locks from split ends, damages and breakages. And then once the straightening is finished, set everything in place with the best hairsprays.

For more styling tips and tricks take a look at The 10 Best Hair Dryers for Every Hair Type and The Best Dry Shampoos Our Beauty Editors Swear by.

Rebecca is a content writer with over three years’ experience and a keen interest in cosmetics. Cosmetify allows her to combine her blogging skills with her passion for beauty.

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