Best Hair Straighteners

A good hair straightener is crucial to a women’s hair tool kit as it could be the difference in taking 10 minutes to straighten your hair versus 30 minutes. Some of the best hair straighteners in 2014 can make your hair look super sleek in a matter of minutes. They are also great for curling hair if you have a good pair. However, the best hair straighteners can be very expensive and buying cheap ones can often mean compromising the quality and your time.

1. GHD Classic Styler Ceramic Hair Straightener

Top grade straightener used commonly with professionals. Yes, this is a higher price point in most irons but it will not let you down with the consistency in quality and longevity it provides.  This straightener has technology that prevents making “hot spots” and instead evenly distributes the heat keeping your hair healthy. With the 15 second ready time it allows you to break through your curly hair in no time, and shuts off after 30 minutes of being turned on.

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  • Heats up in seconds!
  • Automatic shut off sleep mode switches off if not used for 30 minutes
  • Latest heater technology
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2. CHI Ceramic Flat Iron

The Chi Flat iron is a great budget iron that is as well used by professionals and also found commonly in home use. This iron is known for adding great amounts of shine and smoothness to the hair. This original one inch iron will allow you to get close to the root and curl the hair. You will not be let down with the quality of this iron and price point it offers you.

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  • Moist ceramic heat with ceramic plates and coils
  • Ceramic heat will ensure the penetration of the silk molecules to the hair
  • Locks in hair color and retards fading
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3. FHI Platform

This iron is commonly used on stage with some of the best platform artists, hence its name.  This iron can bust through any texture of hair, and still leave it healthy. The technology used in this iron allows damaged hair to look smooth and healthy by using the negative ions to neutralize the positive ions found in damaged. The FHI Platform will close your cuticle down and help in locking in moisture and protecting your color. FHI is a strong contender in the flat iron business with a price point that is competitive.

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  • Adjustable temperature control dial from 140 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Beveled plates for multiple styling options
  • Includes free thermal heat resistant mat and carrying case
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What is the best flat iron for medium or wavy hair?

Choose a flat iron that has a wider plate that is made of ceramics or tourmaline if your hair type is medium length or wavy. A good width will be about 1 inch.

Ceramic Hair Straighteners 2014

Many popular hair stylist can’t live without their ceramic flat iron straightener. Straighteners are used on short or long hairstyles to make the hair sleek and smooth. Straighteners with ceramic

plates are more efficient at straightening hair than older metal plate straighteners, but can still damage hair if left on the hair too long.

About Ceramic Hair Straighteners

Ceramic hair straighteners heat the hair in order to achieve straightened hair. The heat breaks down and reshapes the bonds within the hair to straighten it. For more dramatic results a hair dryer can be used while the hair is pressed between two hot plates. The straightened hair will remain straight until it is exposed to moisture from washing the hair, rain, or humidity in the air.

Before ceramic straighteners, old straighteners used plastic heating elements to heat metal plates. This is not an efficient way to transfer heat and can cause damage to the hair. A ceramics straightener will quickly transfer the heat for even heating.