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Hair Straightener Buying Guide

There is a lot to consider when shopping for a styler. With so many heat setting options, titanium plates, wider plates and ceramic plates to choose from, not to mention all the hair types – coarse hair, thick hair and curly hair – that stylers cater to, it can get confusing!

Hairhouse have taken the hard work out of choosing the best hair straightener for you with our ultimate Straightener Buying Guide.

All the facts, none of the fiction. Let’s get shopping!

Halo The Farrah

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. Frizz-Free Straightening: Halo The Farrah is specifically designed with static-free technology and titanium plates that distribute heat evenly, locking in moisture and reducing frizz.
  2. Tame Misbehaving Hair: For those with curly hair, Halo The Farrah has a calming quality thanks to innovative Nano Titanium Technology which gently conducts heat. Overheating is avoided and hair remains smooth throughout the straightening process.
  3. Fab, Fast! The ultra-durable styling plates are so efficient, they relax curls with a single pass, effectively reducing styling time.

The Facts:

  • Plate Material:
  • Plate Width:
  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Ideal Hair Type:
  • Made in:
  • Price:
  • Titanium
  • Standard
  • 120-230ºC
  • Yes
  • Yes - travel friendly
  • Thick or Coarse
  • Korea
  • $239.95
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Cloud Nine Alchemy Standard Iron:

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. Five Different Temperatures: You can never go wrong finding the right fit for your hair type with five temperatures that cater for light to higher heat, depending on your style goals and hair needs.
  2. One Touch Controls: Keeping it simple, temperatures can be controlled with just one touch! Minimal fuss makes this heat-styling fast and simple.
  3. Gentle Styling: Mineral-coated ceramic plates and temperature control make this styler a truly kind choice on hair.

The Facts:

  • Plate Material:
  • Plate Width:
  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Ideal Hair Type:
  • Made in:
  • Price:
  • Ceramic
  • Standard
  • 100ºC-230ºC
  • Yes
  • Yes - travel friendly
  • All hair types
  • Korea
  • $340
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ghd Max Wide Plate Styler

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. Super-Chic Straightness: The ghd Max Styler gives glass-like straight styles to even the waviest of hair types. The gentle grip keeps the plates gliding effortlessly through even the thickest hair.
  2. Smart and Safe: With a protective plate guard and sleep mode for on-the-go styling, this styler gives you confidence all the way.
  3. Wide Plates for Wild Hair: Thick ceramic plates make straightening thicker, unruly hair easy. With gentle grab, control is incredibly gentle but firm.

The Facts:

  • Plate Material:
  • Plate Width:
  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Ideal Hair Type:
  • Made in:
  • Price:
  • Ceramic
  • Wide
  • 185ºC
  • Yes
  • Yes - travel friendly
  • Normal to Thick
  • China
  • $320
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Muk Style Stick 230-IR Straightener

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. Revolutionary Design: Gentle styling comes in the form of clever infrared lights that emit heat in perfect harmony with your hair.
  2. Straight in Seconds: The moderate temperature setting sees hair successfully straightened in a single pass
  3. Low Heat Love: With heat starting at 90ºC through to 230ºC, even the finest hair is cared for.

The Facts:

  • Plate Material:
  • Plate Width:
  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Ideal Hair Type:
  • Made in:
  • Price:
  • Ceramic
  • Standard
  • 90ºC-230ºC
  • Yes
  • Yes - travel friendly
  • Normal to Thick
  • China
  • $199.95
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Silver Bullet Keratin 230 Titanium Straightener

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. Supreme Titanium Design: Heat is distributed quickly and evenly through titanium plates that are ideal for taming thick and coarse hair
  2. All The Accesories! Also included with this incredible styler is a heat mat, crocodile clips, a styling comb and a paddle brush.
  3. Friction Free: Titanium plates feature an advanced shape design that also helps create curls, flicks or waves effortlessly.

The Facts:

  • Plate Material:
  • Plate Width:
  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Ideal Hair Type:
  • Made in:
  • Price:
  • Titanium
  • Standard
  • 80ºC-230ºC
  • Yes
  • Yes - travel friendly
  • Normal
  • China
  • $239.95
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Curious Grace Titanium Straightener

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. Triple Treat Heat: A trio of temperature settings ensures there is a level of heat to manage any hair type
  2. Luxe Design: This take anywhere tool is travel-friendly, featuring one-inch plates - ideal for short hair -, universal voltage, auto shut off and a super handy lightweight size.
  3. Straight In Seconds: One pass of this lightweight, infrared technology-based styler straightens hair with ease.

The Facts:

  • Plate Material:
  • Plate Width:
  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Ideal Hair Type:
  • Made in:
  • Price:
  • Titanium
  • Standard
  • 100ºC-230ºC
  • Yes
  • Yes - travel friendly
  • Normal to Thick
  • China
  • $99.95
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Dyson Corrale

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. Flex Appeal: Flexible plates move with your hair to gather it gently without snagging or grabbing, ensuring styling is efficient and fast
  2. Cord-Free Kudos: You can use this styler with or without a cord, making it ideal for freedom of styling. With 30 minutes cordless styling assured, you’re good to go
  3. Regular Checks: With internalised temperature checks made 100 times a second, there is no chance of plate overheating and harming hair

The Facts:

  • Plate Material:
  • Plate Width:
  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Ideal Hair Type:
  • Made in:
  • Price:
  • Flexible Copper
  • One Inch
  • 165°C-210°C
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Normal to Thick
  • Malaysia
  • $699
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ghd Unplugged

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. Versatility: Wherever you are - from post-gym to pre-event prep - this cordless styler gets your look done right, without the need for a power source!
  2. Sleek Results: Dual-zone technology and ceramic heaters harness innovative, even heat with no risk of frizz and damage.
  3. Long Life: An advanced, long-lasting lithium-ion battery keeps the ghd cordless hair straightener charged in just two hours from your plug, car or laptop.

The Facts:

  • Plate Material:
  • Plate Width:
  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Ideal Hair Type:
  • Made in:
  • Price:
  • Ceramic
  • 22.5mm
  • 185°C
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • All
  • China
  • $475
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