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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. While we’ve written about lots of the best hair-care products before, including the Rolls-Royce of curling irons, we decided to turn to the people of the internet to learn more about the best ways to flatten out curls and frizz. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.) Below, the best hair straighteners and flat irons.

The overall best hair straightener (with the most reviews)

HSI Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron Hair Straightener, With Glove, Pouch and Travel Size Argan Oil Leave-in Hair Treatment
$45 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 28,211 reviews

“I am in love. This flat iron worked so well for me. I have been natural for close to three years and I kind of missed having more manageable hair, so I took a chance with this. Best thing I ever did! Most good flat irons are very expensive, so I did some research, found this, and crossed my fingers. Because of the thickness of my hair, I had to do small sections at a time. Most important: You must put heat protection in your hair (I used HSI Thermal Protector With Argan Oil). With this, my hair lasts a good three to four weeks.”

Best cheap hair straightener

Remington Digital Anti-Static Ceramic Hair Straightener
$20 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 4,193 reviews

“Being a mom of two, pregnant with a third, and in the middle of moving, 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. I got it a day before I had to go to a church activity, so I decided to get pretty and straightened my hair … 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 hair straightener

KIPOZI Professional Titanium Hair Straightener
$35 at Amazon

4.8 stars, 587 reviews

“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. Especially since my Chi and Paul Mitchell straighteners don’t work as well and cost me a lot more. Looking to purchase a second one to have on hand for the future.”

Best titanium hair straightener with ion plates

KIPOZI Pro Flat Iron With Titanium Ion Plates Hair Straightener
$37 at Amazon

4.5 stars, 845 reviews

“This is a badass flat iron. Here’s the skinny: The moment you turn it on, it has a ‘Fragile, Damaged, Healthy’ setting and an auto-lock mechanism that keeps your flat iron together, to save room in your bathroom, and it also auto-locks the buttons to keep what temperature you want while doing your hair. It comes with a professional bag for traveling with it. This flat iron is ‘pinky in the air while drinking your tea’ fancy. It is the Ferrari of flat irons, for a girl on a budget wanting a new flat iron. And for my fellow sistas: It works amazingly on African-American hair.”

Best hair straightener to use when your hair is wet

Remington Wet 2 Straight Hair Straightener
$19 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 637 reviews

“I straighten my hair maybe once a week or so. I wanted a straightener I could use on wet hair, since I’m usually on the go and don’t always have time to straighten my hair. With this Wet 2 Straight Hair straightener, I was able to straighten my hair after it was towel-dried. I 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. I would definitely recommend this product to others.”

Best double-wide hair straightener

Xtava Pro Satin Infrared Hair Straightener
$33 at Amazon

4.5 stars, 1,088 reviews

“I ordered this straightener for my stepdaughter. She has very coarse/frizzy hair and gets very frustrated. This was such a great purchase. This straightener doesn’t seem to ‘fry’ the hair as with many other straighteners. It leaves the hair very soft. I absolutely love how this company packages its products as well — very nice insulated zip holder, then enclosed in a very nice fold-over hard case. It’s very expensive and classy-looking, like you were in a high-end salon. I would definitely recommend purchasing this straightener for your everyday use; my daughter loves it.”

Best over-$100 hair straightener

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Straightening Iron
$130 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 609 reviews

“This hair straightener changed my life. I have thick, curly hair and this straightener works miracles. It is the only straightener I have ever used that takes only one time to get a chunk of hair straight and keep it that way until I shower. I never have to touch up. It makes my hair soft and keeps the shine. Would recommend ten out of ten.”

Best pearl-infused hair straightener

Remington Pearl Pro Ceramic Flat Iron
$25 at Amazon

4.6 stars, 878 reviews

“This flat iron is perfect for the price. It heats up fast and straightens fast, and it’s also very lightweight. It has the little tabs on the end to clamp the straightener shut with your free hand. When the iron is finished heating, which only takes 30 seconds, it makes a little beep to let you know it is ready. I am very happy with this.”

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The Best Hair Straighteners on Amazon