Hair Straighteners Buyers Guide 2024

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Hair Straightener Buying Guide

Astin, Salon Artistic & Education Manager

There is a lot to consider when shopping for your perfect hair straightener. It can get confusing with plate types, widths, heat technology and temperature settings to wrap your head around. Especially when you factor in your hair type, texture and go-to style—whether that’s sleek and smooth, curls or waves.

Hairhouse has taken out the hard work from choosing the best hair straightener for YOU, with our ultimate Hair Straightener Buying Guide. Happy shopping!

Key Technology

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Ceramic

Ceramic plates conduct heat slowly and evenly, so if you have damaged or sensitive hair, help protect your strands and go ceramic. A ceramic straightener may not always be the fastest styling option, but it will be the safest for your hair.

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Titanium

Titanium is a popular option for thick, coarse, and curly hair due to its premium ability to conduct heat effectively and evenly. Titanium straighteners heat up fast, making them great for last-minute touch-ups in just a few seconds.

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Infrared

A nurturing approach to smoothing and straightening hair, infrared technology heats the hair from the inside out rather than focusing heat across the hair’s surface. It’s a softer, gentler way to style with your hair’s integrity in mind.

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Copper

A popular choice for taming frizziness and flyaways, copper quickly gets to work smoothing hair, meaning less time with the heat on the hair. Another perk is that copper delivers a glossy, high-shine finish for salon-quality results.

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Ceramic

Ceramic plates conduct heat slowly and evenly, so if you have damaged or sensitive hair, help protect your strands and go ceramic. A ceramic straightener may not always be the fastest styling option, but it will be the safest for your hair.

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Titanium

Titanium is a popular option for thick, coarse, and curly hair due to its premium ability to conduct heat effectively and evenly. Titanium straighteners heat up fast, making them great for last-minute touch-ups in just a few seconds.

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Infrared

A nurturing approach to smoothing and straightening hair, infrared technology heats the hair from the inside out rather than focusing heat across the hair’s surface. It’s a softer, gentler way to style with your hair’s integrity in mind.

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Copper

A popular choice for taming frizziness and flyaways, copper quickly gets to work smoothing hair, meaning less time with the heat on the hair. Another perk is that copper delivers a glossy, high-shine finish for salon-quality results.

Max Wide Plate Hair Straightener

Get glass-like straight styles or loose, luxe waves without the frizz, fast!The new ghd max wide plate styler features dual-zone technology, an optimum styling temperature of 185°C plus 70% larger styling plates.With a gentle grip tension and efficient, evenly dispersed heat, the ghd max delivers shiny, frizz-free results to curly, thick or coarse hair!Product Specifications- Ceramic plates 42mm wide- 185°C temperature- Sleep mode- Universal Voltage – travel friendly, excluding US- Ideal for all hair types- Made in China- 2-year warrantyIncludes- ghd max hair straightener- Protective plate guard

  • Variable temperature controls to suit your hair type
  • Titanium floating plates glide through hair effortlessly
  • Even & consistent heat distribution

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Technology

Dual-Zone Technology

Plate size

Ceramic

Plate size

42mm

Ideal for

Thick hair

Variable temp

No

Auto shut off

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 years

$296.00

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Max Wide Plate Hair Straightener

Get glass-like straight styles or loose, luxe waves without the frizz, fast!The new ghd max wide plate styler features dual-zone technology, an optimum styling temperature of 185°C plus 70% larger styling plates.With a gentle grip tension and efficient, evenly dispersed heat, the ghd max delivers shiny, frizz-free results to curly, thick or coarse hair!Product Specifications- Ceramic plates 42mm wide- 185°C temperature- Sleep mode- Universal Voltage – travel friendly, excluding US- Ideal for all hair types- Made in China- 2-year warrantyIncludes- ghd max hair straightener- Protective plate guard

  • Variable temperature controls to suit your hair type
  • Titanium floating plates glide through hair effortlessly
  • Even & consistent heat distribution

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Technology

Dual-Zone Technology

Plate size

Ceramic

Plate size

42mm

Ideal for

Thick hair

Variable temp

No

Auto shut off

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 years

$296.00

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Style Stick 230IR Wide Plate

Revolutionised power imbedded within the Muk Style Stick 230-IR makes gentle styling a breeze. Utilising unique technology, the powerful infrared lights within the ceramic iron plates infuse heat evenly across the hair with each stroke. This moderate temperature maintenance allows successful straightening in one pass with the Muk 230-IR Straightener Wide Plate. Hair is infused with shine and protected from heat damage thanks to negative ion generators that create millions of healthy, negatively charged ions. Fantastic, lustrous results are achievable on even thick and coarse hair in half the time, and with universal voltage and a 2-year warranty, you can rely on the Muk Style Stick 230-IR to raise your style game for the long haul. Product Specifications: - Tourmaline Ceramic Plates - 90ºC -230ºC temperature - Sleep mode - Universal Voltage - travel friendly - Ideal for Normal to Thick Hair - Made in China - 2 year warranty Includes: - muk Style Stick 230IR Wide Plate

  • Variable temperature controls to suit your hair type
  • Titanium floating plates glide through hair effortlessly
  • Even & consistent heat distribution

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Technology

Dual-Zone Technology

Plate size

Ceramic

Plate size

42mm

Ideal for

Thick hair

Variable temp

No

Auto shut off

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 years

$209.96

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Max Wide Plate Hair Straightener

Get glass-like straight styles or loose, luxe waves without the frizz, fast!The new ghd max wide plate styler features dual-zone technology, an optimum styling temperature of 185°C plus 70% larger styling plates.With a gentle grip tension and efficient, evenly dispersed heat, the ghd max delivers shiny, frizz-free results to curly, thick or coarse hair!Product Specifications- Ceramic plates 42mm wide- 185°C temperature- Sleep mode- Universal Voltage – travel friendly, excluding US- Ideal for all hair types- Made in China- 2-year warrantyIncludes- ghd max hair straightener- Protective plate guard

  • Variable temperature controls to suit your hair type
  • Titanium floating plates glide through hair effortlessly
  • Even & consistent heat distribution

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Technology

Dual-Zone Technology

Plate size

Ceramic

Plate size

42mm

Ideal for

Thick hair

Variable temp

No

Auto shut off

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 years

$296.00

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Hair Straightener

Introducing the Mermade Hair Straightener - the ultimate hair tool that will take you from early mornings to late nights without a hair out of place. Say goodbye to morning flyaways and hello to sleek and straight work hair, bouncy evening curls, and everything in between. With its lightweight design and universal voltage, the Mermade Hair Straightener is perfect for on-the-go use, whether you're packing it in your handbag or taking it with you on international travel. Its soft rounded edges and 28mm floating plates make it suitable for all hair types, lengths, and textures, without causing any unnecessary damage. This versatile hair straightener is the perfect addition to your beauty arsenal, allowing you to create a range of styles with ease. The Mermade Hair Straightener is the hair tool that will complement every aspect of your lifestyle, ensuring that you always look your best. Don't settle for a mediocre hair straightener that can't keep up with your busy schedule. Upgrade to the Mermade Hair Straightener and experience the ultimate in style and convenience. Order yours today and join the ranks of the effortlessly chic!Features:- Floating plates – 28mm- Lightweight design – light enough to take with you anywhere- Temperature control – 130°C – 230°C / 265°F – 450°F- Rounded edges – enhances the ability to curl- Ceramic plates- Automatically turns off after 1-hour- 2.5m swivel cord- 2 Year Warranty

  • Variable temperature controls to suit your hair type
  • Titanium floating plates glide through hair effortlessly
  • Even & consistent heat distribution

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Technology

Dual-Zone Technology

Plate size

Ceramic

Plate size

42mm

Ideal for

Thick hair

Variable temp

No

Auto shut off

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 years

$76.30

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Farrah Titanium Hair Straightener

Halo Farrah Titanium Hair Straightener has ultra-durable 25mm titanium floating plates that is suitable for even the most coarse hair. The premium hair straightener heats up super fast for speedy styling, reaching 185°C in 10 seconds. With Nano Titanium Technology, harnessing the high heat conductivity properties of Titanium to deliver smoother, faster and easier styling performance for static-free, satin-smooth and shiny hair. Product Specifications:- Nano Titanium Technology- 25mm Titanium Floating Plates - Super Fast Heat-Up Time- Adjustable Temperature Controls of 120°C – 230°C- Universal Voltage- Auto Shut-Off after 60 minutes if left unattended. - Premium 3m 360° Swivel Cord- 2 Year Warranty- Made in South Korea- Suitable for all hair types. Ideal for thick, coarse or curly hair.

  • 70% larger plates reduce hair styling time
  • Maintains healthy tension & heat transfer
  • Curved edge design creates waves & sleek styles

Lisa. L

I absolutely love this product, I have very thick hair, and this straightener does the job in no time!

Kady

I love my new ghd Wide Straightener. It does my hair in minutes and has taken half an hour off my usual styling time.

Technology

Dual-Zone Technology

Plate size

Ceramic

Plate size

42mm

Ideal for

Thick hair

Variable temp

No

Auto shut off

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 years

$215.95

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Style Stick 230IR Wide Plate

Revolutionised power imbedded within the Muk Style Stick 230-IR makes gentle styling a breeze. Utilising unique technology, the powerful infrared lights within the ceramic iron plates infuse heat evenly across the hair with each stroke. This moderate temperature maintenance allows successful straightening in one pass with the Muk 230-IR Straightener Wide Plate. Hair is infused with shine and protected from heat damage thanks to negative ion generators that create millions of healthy, negatively charged ions. Fantastic, lustrous results are achievable on even thick and coarse hair in half the time, and with universal voltage and a 2-year warranty, you can rely on the Muk Style Stick 230-IR to raise your style game for the long haul. Product Specifications: - Tourmaline Ceramic Plates - 90ºC -230ºC temperature - Sleep mode - Universal Voltage - travel friendly - Ideal for Normal to Thick Hair - Made in China - 2 year warranty Includes: - muk Style Stick 230IR Wide Plate

  • Far-infrared heat technology is kinder to hair
  • Large 38mm floating plates speed up straightening
  • Advanced surround heat for perfectly formed curls & waves

Kat0602

I bought this a month ago, and it has been amazing! I have thick, curly hair, and it makes my hair so smooth, straight and shiny.

Kat0602

I bought this a month ago, and it has been amazing! I have thick, curly hair, and it makes my hair so smooth, straight and shiny.

Technology

Far-Infrared Heat Strips

Plate size

Titanium

Plate size

38mm

Ideal for

All hair type

Variable temp

Yes

Auto shut off

No

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 years

$209.96

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X25 Ceramic Hair Straightener

Our best selling Halo X25 Ceramic Hair Straightener is a premium styler with 25mm ceramic floating plates that will glide through hair to eliminate drag and cushion your strands from the impact of styling.Advanced ionic generator will generate millions of negatively charged ions that infuse your hair with amazing shine. Together with far infrared technology that will create special wavelengths to heat hair gently and evenly from the inside while reducing damage on the outside of the strand and imparting maximum shine — hair is straightened and smooth.Product Specifications- Far Infrared Technology - Advanced Ionic Generator- Advanced 25mm Ceramic Floating Plates - Adjustable Temperature Controls of 90°C – 230°C- Universal Voltage- Superior Safety Feature - Auto Shut-Off after 60 minutes if left unattended- Premium 3m 360° Swivel Cord- 2 Year Warranty- Suitable for all hair types. Ideal for fine to medium hair.

  • Infrared waves are ideal for fine hair
  • Gentle minimum styling temperature of 90°C
  • Floating ceramic plates for friction-free straightening

ErinB

Heats up really quickly, glides through hair, and I love the auto shut-off safety feature after a set amount of time.

Anonymous

A great hair straightener that works brilliantly. Very happy with the outcome every time I use it. Can go over 200°C, but I’m happy with the result at 180°C.

Technology

Far Infrared & Ionic


Plate size

Ceramic

Plate size

25mm

Ideal for

Fine to Medium Hair


Variable temp

Yes

Auto shut off

No

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 years

$175.95

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Original Hair Straightener

ghd's original straightener is the perfect companion to achieve glamorous, sleek styles. Featuring ceramic floating plates with gloss coating and single-zone technology that controls a salon-quality temperature (185°C) across both sides for snag-free waves or curls without any extreme heat! With universal voltage - it will work anywhere in your world—and safety features like the built-in automatic shut off after 30 minutes when not in use.Product Specifications- Ceramic plates- 185°C temperature- Sleep mode- Universal Voltage – travel friendly, excluding US- Ideal for all hair types- Made in China- 2 year warranty.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

  • The set temperature of 185°C is ideal for fine hair
  • Ceramic plates with a gloss coating impart mega shine
  • The rounded barrel offers endless styling possibilities

GreenEyedGurrl

The thin barrel could reach close to the roots for effective straightening, leaving my hair soft, smooth, and frizz-free.

BFly

Love it—so much smoother and gentler on my hair than my previous hair iron. Very happy with the ghd Original Hair Straightener.

Technology

Single-Zone Technology

Plate size

Ceramic

Plate size

25.6mm

Ideal for

Fine Hair


Variable temp

No

Auto shut off

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 years

$202.50

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Platinum+ Hair Straightener In Black

ghd platinum+ Black breaks new ground as the world's first SMART Styler. Combining brains and beauty, the ghd Platinum + Black can predict the needs of your hair, adapting heat accordingly to ensure every section of your hair is evenly and expertly styled.The ultra-zone technology feature of the ghd Platinum + enables the styler to respond to hair via infinity sensors within the plates. These monitor heat over 250 times per second, ensuring a precise reading to adjust the power accordingly.The optimum heat of 185ºC is consistent throughout, guaranteeing stronger, shinier hair and increased colour protection.The precision-milled plates mean that the ghd Platinum + can easily glide through straight, short, long, and coarse hair types gently, without grabbing. The rounded body of the design also makes creating curls and waves another easy option.With universal voltage, automatic sleep mode, and an incredibly ergonomic, compact size, the ghd platinum+ Black is chicest, smartest styler around.Product Specifications- Ceramic technology- 185°C temperature- Sleep mode- Universal Voltage - Ideal for normal to thick hair- Made in China- 3 year warrantyIncludes- ghd platinum+ styler- Heat resistant plate guard

  • An optimum set temperature of 185ºC prevents damage
  • Ultra-zone technology ensures an even heat across the plates
  • Predicts hair’s needs to keep tresses strong and colour-protected

Hannah5280

This flat iron has done the trick—with a few quick passes, it restores shine to my hair by smoothing the cuticle, while still allowing me to retain the volume I like.

Nere Marie

I love that the Platinum+ is light-weight, stylish, regulates heat and allows me to style my hair in different ways

Technology

SMART & Ultra-Zone Technology

Plate size

Ceramic

Plate size

26.8mm

Ideal for

Delicate Hair


Variable temp

No

Auto shut off

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 years

$332.00

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Kate Ceramic Hair Straightener

Halo Kate Ceramic Hair Straightener has superior Japanese Kyocera® Ceramic Heater Technology that produces gentle heatwaves and far infrared rays, maintaining even heat distribution to create lustrous, smooth and shiny hair. Advanced mineral infused 25mm ceramic floating plates help prevent hydration loss while gliding through your hair to eliminate drag, creating lustrous, smooth and shiny hair.Product Specifications:- Revolutionary Japanese Kyocera® Technology - 25mm Ceramic Floating Plates - Fast Heat-Up Time- Adjustable Temperature Controls of 100°C – 210°C (+/– 5°C)- Universal Voltage- Auto Shut-Off after 30 minutes if left unattended. - 360° Swivel Cord- 2 Year Warranty- Made in South Korea- Suitable for all hair types. Ideal for fine to medium hair, or colour treated hair.

  • Ideal for damaged, lightened or colour-treated hair
  • Mineral-infused ceramic plates prevent moisture loss
  • Effortlessly glides through hair without snagging

Ays2.e

This Halo straightener has kept my hair so healthy and does not leave my hair feeling dry, brittle or stiff

Jessey

My hair has never felt softer or looked smoother. Very minimal work required but better results than I have ever had before!

Technology

Japanese Kyocera Heat Technology

Plate size

Ceramic

Plate size

25mm

Ideal for

Colour-treated, Damaged Hair

Variable temp

Yes

Auto shut off

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 years

$289.95

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Unplugged Cordless Hair Straightener Gift Set

Our ghd unplugged gift set is the perfect gift for the jetsetter in your life. Valued at over $550, it includes our ghd unplugged cordless hair straightener, mini ghd bodyguard heat protect spray, mini paddle brush and heat-resistant carry case.Our cordless hair straightener is the ultimate tool for guaranteed ghd styling performance whilst on the move. With convenient USB-C charging from your laptop, car or at home, you can take it with you wherever you go.No matter where this holiday season takes you, experience the performance of a regular-sized ghd tool on-the-go with the compact ghd unplugged cordless hair straightener. Product Specifications- Ceramic technology- Cordless- 2 Hour charge- 185°C temperature- Sleep mode- USB charging – travel friendly, excluding US- Ideal for all hair typesIncludes- ghd unplugged cordless styler - ghd mini paddle brush- ghd mini bodyguard heat protect spray

  • Refresh your look on the go with USB charging
  • Straightener fully charges in 2 hours
  • Ceramic high-gloss plates for sleek styling

Allu

It’s a travel-friendly styler that’s so easy to take with me everywhere. I would highly recommend it to anyone!

natashaf25

I absolutely love this straightener and now wish all of my hair tools were cordless. It’s seriously a game-changer!

Technology

Dual-Zone Technology

Plate Tyoe

Ceramic

Plate size

22.8mm

Ideal for

All Hair Types

Variable temp

No

Auto shut off

Yes

Power

Cordless

Warranty

2 years

$495.00

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Titanium Hair Straightener - Pink Punch

The Curious Grace Titanium Hair Straightener is the hot tool of your dreams. Lightweight with a soft-touch design, our styler is perfect for all hair types, creating glossy curls, waves or a silky-smooth finish with ease.The Metal Ceramic Heater Technology (MCH) straightens strands in one seamless pass minimising damage, while infrared and ionic technology protect hair and lock in moisture, revealing shiny curls, waves or a silky-smooth style.Suitable for all hair types, ideal for medium, coarse and thick hair.Benefits - Metal Ceramic Heater Technology (MCH): Energy-efficient technology straightens hair in a single pass with immediate heat recovery for speedy styling.- Titanium Coated Plates: Durable and lightweight premium-grade 25mm titanium plates effortlessly glide through hair, creating smooth, silky and frizz-free hair.- Ionic Technology: The styler’s generator releases negative ions to help close the hair cuticle, boosting glossy shine and hair hydration.- Infrared Heating Technology: Special wavelengths heat hair gently and evenly from the inside, protecting hair health and reducing damage while infusing hair with ultimate shine.- Fast Heat Up Time- Digital Temperature Control 100°C – 230°C - Auto-shut-off feature after 60 minutes- Universal Voltage- Premium- 360°C Swivel Cord- 2 year warranty

  • Infrared technology gently heats hair
  • Effectively straightens hair with one-pass
  • Negative ions deliver smooth, sleek styles

Anna

It straightened my hair so quickly and easily. After use, my hair looked healthier and shinier, and it felt so unbelievably SOFT!

Ambzmaree

It does the exact same job a ghd can, but it’s budget-friendly. I absolutely love mine!

Technology

Negative Ion & Infrared Technology

Plate Tyoe

Titanium

Plate size

25.4mm

Ideal for

All Hair

Variable temp

Yes

Auto shut off

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

N/A

$99.95

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Fastlane Straightener

The 25mm ceramic/titanium plates on the Silver Bullet Fastlane Straightener creates a smooth glide through hair, whilst the variable heat settings of up to 230°C cater for all hair types. Surround heat helps to create faster curls, flicks or waves whilst ensuring hair is left looking sleek and free of frizz.The secret to this streamlined, salon quality hair straightener is its ability to maintain constant temperature, even at high heat. Constant temperature ensures a superior result, sealing your hair cuticle to perfection, while reducing friction and preventing damage.Product Specifications- Adjustable temperature up to 230°C for all hair types- 25mm ionic ceramic surface plates to smooth and add shine- Floating plate design: glides through hair like silk- Extra long 360° swivel cord- Dual voltage for worldwide travel- Easy grip heat resistant handle- Suits all hair types- Includes a heat resistant pouch for easy storage and 4 crocodile clips- 2-year warranty

  • Variable temperature suited to all hair types
  • Floating plates are friction-free, preventing damage
  • An even, consistent heat maintained to protect hair

Technology

Surround Heat Technology

Plate Tyoe

Ceramic

Plate size

25mm

Ideal for

All Hair Types

Variable temp

No

Auto shut off

No

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 Years

$101.66

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