Whether you have curly, wavy, or kinky hair, you already know that straightening it can be quite a job. But it doesn’t have to be! That’s why it’s so important to find the best straightener for curly hair that’s right for your unique hair texture. We researched some of the best-selling products available to help you do just that. First, let’s take a look at some of the key features to keep in mind while you shop.
Plate Size: The most common size is 1”. If you have short hair or need to make sure you get very close to your scalp, you can go a little smaller. If your hair is longer, go a little bigger.
Material: Materials vary a bit from ceramic, titanium, and ceramic infused with titanium. So, obviously, ceramic and titanium are both effective plate material. Not only are they smooth, but they also retain and distribute heat evenly for more effective styling.
Max Temperature: Most of these products have a max temperature of 450 degrees F, which is perfect for thick, coarse hair. If you have thin or fine hair, you don’t necessarily need temperatures that high. Temperature and texture are directly related.
Temperature Settings: A lot of these products have adjustable temperature control with anywhere from 3 to 50 different settings. A few have a dial that allows for variable temperature control, perfect for fine-tuning your style.
Swivel Cord: All of our picks have swivel cords. They make it really easy to maneuver the tool without worrying about the cord getting in the way or preventing you from rotating the iron while creating your look.
Warranty: Warranties are always important but especially on something like a straightener. They’re electric, they heat up, and they have moving parts. Take a close look at your warranty so you know what’s covered and what isn’t.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s take a closer look at our top product picks. Here’s how it works. We put our top and budget picks right at the beginning of the list so you’ll be sure to see them, even if you’re in a hurry. That’s the best way to see the range that’s available. Stick around if you can, each of these products made our list for a reason! Alright, let’s get started.