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The Best Hair Straighteners on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing ones. While we’ve written about the best curling irons, hair dryers, and even a certain curling iron used on the Victoria’s Secret Angels before, we’re going deep on the best flat irons and hair straighteners on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best-reviewed hair straightener

Remington Digital Anti-Static Ceramic Hair Straightener

“Being a mom of two, it’s hard to have time to get my hair done, but with this, I do my hair in 30 minutes, rather than over an hour. I haven’t bought a new straightener in probably four years, and I bought this with very little expectations. OMG! First of all, not only did it take half the time to do my hair, but it left my hair as amazing as I always wanted it! Super silky-smooth. I then used it to make some curls on my 8-year-old. In less than 15 minutes, I was done with her hair and she was in love with the curls.”

Best titanium flat iron hair straightener

KIPOZI Professional Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener

“I’m a licensed hairdresser and I’ve used many hair straighteners, including Chi and Paul Mitchell. They work, but my hair is so thick that it takes me at least 30 to 40 minutes to properly smooth my hair. This is the absolute best hair straightener I have ever used. It straightened my hair in ten minutes (no joke). I’m extremely pleased and shocked. Looking to purchase a second one to have on hand for the future.”

Best titanium ion hair straightener

KIPOZI Pro Flat Iron With Titanium Ion Plates Hair Straightener

“I debated whether to buy this product or the more expensive titanium flat irons and decided to give these a try. I have been natural for about two years … But could never find flat irons that would tame my hair. GIRL, I am telling you these flat irons are like that. One pass through over freshly washed and blow-dried hair and I was in awe. Why go to a salon? I did my own silk press and a week later, I still got shine and body. Best iron I’ve had in years, and I love the color.”

Best mini–hair straightener

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Mini Straightening Iron

“This flat iron is amazing! It is so small, it almost looks like a flat iron for a doll. Don’t let the size fool you. I have medium-thick, naturally curly hair, and this iron had no problem getting all of my hair straight. If you are used to a flat iron, you should have no problem using this. This is the best flat iron for traveling, the gym, or stashing in your desk at work. I would highly recommend this flat iron.”

Best hair straightener to use on wet hair

Remington Wet 2 Straight Hair Straightener, 1-Inch

“I wanted a straightener I could use on wet hair, since I’m usually on the go and don’t always have time to dry it. With this Wet 2 Straight Hair straightener, I was able to straighten my hair after it was towel-dried and only had to go over my hair twice for it to be completely dry. Granted, I have semi-thin hair, so it doesn’t take too much to straighten it, but with other straighteners, I would have to go over it about three or four times and couldn’t straighten it when it was wet.”

Best ceramic flat iron

Revlon Perfect Straight Smooth Brilliance Ceramic Flat Iron, 1 inch

“Works great. Various and high-temp settings. Heats up very fast! My daughter and I both use this. I’m also a hairdresser, and this works great on my clients of all hair types. It’s easy to curl with it as well. I love curling with a flat iron. Great size and ceramic is my favorite, as it glides nice and smooth and heats evenly. It has a swivel cord, so it doesn’t tangle. Auto shut-off in case you leave it on. So far, so good.”

Best tourmaline ceramic flat iron

INFINITIPRO BY CONAIR Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron

“Amazing! I have used a high-end salon-quality CHI flat iron for years, thinking it top of the line. I tried Conair Infiniti with rather low expectations but needed a backup at a reasonable price. Boy, am I glad I got off my high horse and took the plunge! This is the best flat iron I’ve ever owned. I have dry hair, and this leaves it looking shiny, soft, smooth, and moisturized. My CHI still straightens wonderfully, but my hair still looked a bit straw-like (even while using flat iron protectant every time). I am totally sold and thrilled with my Infiniti, and the price is AMAZING for something that FAR outperforms its salon-priced counterparts. It’s well-made, sturdy, pretty to look at, heats up quickly with functional, easy-to-read controls, and has a comfortable weight and handling. I love mine and no longer even bother with the CHI anymore. My hair is soft, shiny, healthier and SO much less ‘fried’ than before, even with daily use.”

Best pearl ceramic flat iron

Remington Pro 2” Flat Iron with Pearl Ceramic Technology

“I purchased this flat iron after using it while visiting family. I traveled out of state and, thankfully, left my subpar flat iron at home. So, I asked to borrow one, and this is the one they owned. My hair is naturally curly, thick and long. So, it usually takes FOREVER to straighten all my hair. With this flat iron, I can straighten each section of my hair in ONE pass! The pearl ceramic plates also leave my hair shiny and smooth. It heats ups faster than any flat iron I’ve ever owned (literally in seconds). It doesn’t snag or grab pieces tiny strands of hair like some lower-end irons I’ve used. It is professional quality, no doubt. I immediately went online and purchased one after using it. Two of my friends also purchased this flat iron after using it only one time, it’s that good.”

Best copper flat iron

Revlon Salon Straight Copper + Ceramic Smooth Flat Iron, 1 inch

“My daughter loves this straightening iron. As a competitive cheerleader, she finds this tool incredibly handy since it can both straighten her hair and curl it. She says it heats up incredibly fast, which for her is great, given her impatience. It provides nice, slick hair and tames all her frizzies and flyaways. All her girlfriends like to borrow it, too, for their hair.”

Best brush straightener

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler

“This product really deserves its five-star review. Let be really clear here, I HAVE 4C HAIR … I spend so much time detangling my hair that it is ridiculous! I mean hours, and I have tried every trick in the book. By the time I finish one section, the other has gotten tangled again. My hair is so thick that it would take me 45 minutes to blow it dry, so I just never did it. [With this brush,] I was able to blow dry my hair on the cool setting in 20 minutes. I did use heat protectant along with a leave in in as well as some black castor oil heavily on the ends. I am able to comb through my hair now. I am so relieved. I think I am going to start seeing some real growth now that I will not be putting off my wash days because I simply don’t have the time for all that detangling. Not to mention that I was always losing a lot of hair with the detangling process. … I did notice that the high setting was really hot, I just used the cool setting and it worked wonders. The bristles are very malleable and the bristle tips are rounded. I have read that some folks have had a problem getting their roots to dry. I had no problem at all. This product is well worth the price. I would have paid three times as much just to be able to part my hair without all of the tangles.”

Best combination hair straightener and curling iron

Furiden Professional 2 in 1 Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron

“I’ve owned a Conair, Chi, and I-Tech straightener before, but this one is FABULOUS! There really is no tugging at all on your hair — so smooth, and I was shocked that it truly heats up in 15 seconds, as advertised! It also does something magical to my hair: It adds more shine like no flat iron has done before. Mind you, my hair is very difficult to deal with. It has always been coarse, wavy, dry, and thick! This iron worked beautifully on my hair.”

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The Best Hair Straighteners, According to Amazon Reviews