CHI Flat Iron/Hair Straightener

The CHI flat iron by Farouk is an excellent hair straightening device. Out of all the different models out there I always come back to this one. The original flat iron which is black with gold plates is available in 1 inch or 2 inch widths. Personally I would recommend the 1 inch plates because even though they are smaller, they allow smaller sections of hair to be done, which generally provides better results. When I say this I mean, when you straighten your hair, if you do it in small increments, your results will come out flatter and straighter. Ultimately giving you the sexy and sultry look you want! This product uses an ergonomic design which ensures good posture for your wrists. Unlike most flat irons, this one has no temperature dial. Even though it doesn’t have a temperature dial it heats up ridiculously quickly, like in a minute or so, and works great! It only has an on and off switch which can be found on the inside of the device. The CHI is on one of the best hair straighteners out on the market and lasts a very long time. I have used other professional devices and none can compare to the life of this one. I have had mine for about 3 years now and not one problem has occurred. Sounds a little weird at first but once you try this product you will see that it does not die out easily! Another great feature of this is that it has a very long cord and a twisting handle. This allows you to move around the room while styling your hair. When you are doing your hair it is often necessary to change your grip during fast paced straightening but with the CHI you can easily change directions without having to reposition your hand on the flat iron. The CHI makes your hair feel silky smooth when you're through with it. It also leaves it nice and shiny which will absolutely be noticed. One of my favorite things about this item is that I always get compliments on how soft and straight my hair looks, which in the end, if you think about it, is great, because that’s exactly what you want. Why not have people complimenting your hair? One problem with buying these items is that most people immediately want to buy the most expensive one out there. This is a common mistake because I have bought expensive models and cheap models and now see that the price is not the main thing you need to look at. You need to read reviews about the life of the item and see if it gets hot enough for what you want to do with it. Once again, this item may not be the priciest on the market but I definitely think it’s the best. It can be bought at most stores for $119.99 but don’t be fooled because you can buy it online at various stores much cheaper and it IS the real deal. I have only bought this product online FYI =)

Babyliss Pro Nano Hair Straightener

The Babyliss Pro Nano is yet another very popular hair straightener. It has a thin, sleek new look and is made of titanium. It is available in 1 inch, 1.5 inch and 1 3/4 inch plates. This flat iron comes in a few different colors and has a temperature gauge/dial on the side. This is a wonderful product because it goes all the way up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Now I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty hot for me. This product is considered one of the best professional hair straighteners and is found on many top-seller lists online. Often this is enough for women to choose to buy an item, but if it's not, I'll give you all the knowledge you need about this item to make a well informed decision. One great feature of this product is that it heats evenly which means that the sections of hair you are styling will all receive an evenly distributed amount of heat. This decreases styling time and allows you to be out the door quickly because you will not have to go over the same section of hair multiple times. Often what happens is that when you are straightening your hair there are certain 'problem' areas that just won't un-crimp which makes us go over the area many times to achieve desired results. This in turn also increases the time spent doing our hair. I think we can all agree that the quicker our hair is styled the happier we will all be. Everyone wants to look good but hates spending hours trying to achieve it. This ceramic hair straightener has a swivel cord which is excellent for those that move around the room a lot while styling. It is also beneficial when switching grips because the cord won't get tangled. I would put this item on my top ten list of best flat irons to buy. This is an excellent product for all different types and lengths of hair. It heats up quick, does the job right and even leaves your hair shiny and smooth. What more can a girl ask for? Unfortunately I cannot comment on the life of this product because I have only owned one. The titanium flat iron I did own did not break or stop heating; I just decided I liked a different brand better, so I don’t know how long they last. This might be something you want to look into if you are considering buying this product. It is available in most stores and retails between $119.99.

Sedu Pro Ceramic Flat Iron

The Sedu Pro was named one of the best hair straighteners in Allure magazine. It is simple and black with black metal plates. 'SEDU' is written in white font on the top of one plate. This hair straightener is available with a 1 inch and 1 1/2 inch plate. This product takes charge and controls frizzy, hard to style or curly hair. It is a favorite amongst hair stylists and provides lasting results. Sedu Pro is a professional flat iron that uses special infrared heat technology to provide hair with moisture and shine. This item also uses heat optimizing technology which enables hair to be styled under high temperatures while preventing damage. Most flat irons cause damage to hair, leaving it looking frail, frizzy and with tons of split ends. This unique feature has been designed to eliminate that damage and worry. One of the best features of this model is that it has several heat settings. The temperature is adjustable from 300 degrees Fahrenheit to 410 degrees Fahrenheit. This is useful because all hair is different. The thicker, courser or frizzier your hair is, the higher the heat setting will be to attain desired results. People often don’t realize that there are different heat settings to assist in the styling process. Once you find the perfect temperature for your hair, you will be happy and see the difference between that and straightening your hair on lower levels of heat. This ceramic flat iron is lightweight and has a durable long cord. Having a long cord is always great because you can move around with ease while styling your hair. As I mentioned earlier, this product heats up very quickly and when I say that, I mean in 25 seconds to be exact! Now I don’t know about you, but to me, that’s pretty fast! It has an ergonomic design which makes this item easy to maneuver and doesn’t hurt your wrists. You will be able to use this product for long periods of time without having to adjust your grip which is an awesome plus. The two best features of this hair straightener are the tourmaline infused ceramic plates and polishing effect seen in the end. The two products work together to create shiny, smooth, silky and healthier hair. This product can be found in select stores and retails for $119.99.

Solia Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Straightener

The Solia tourmaline ceramic flat iron comes with a 0.75" plate, 1" plate, 1.25" plate and a 1.75" plate. It has a black exterior with blue metal plates. This is a wet to dry flat iron which means it has a special feature which allows hair to be wet or dry when being styled. Your hair cannot be fully soaking wet but it can be damp to work. Another wonderful feature of this device is that it provides even heat throughout. When styling your hair it is often beneficial to do it in increments. This ensures that all areas of hair are being styled. Yet one bad thing about this is that it can drastically increase styling time. With a tourmaline hair straightener that is able to distribute heat evenly, your time will be decreased and you will not have to go over sections of hair multiple times. This product is one of the best hair straighteners out on the market and it works great for all types of hair. It is also available in a special edition pink flat iron with 1 inch plates. This item uses a dial for temperature display which can be found on the inside of the flat iron. It heats up from 140 degrees Fahrenheit to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. This product is great for flipping, twisting or even curling ends of hair to give it that extra volume look. Many women have bangs nowadays and when you're in a rush to get out the door but still just want a little style to your bangs, you can use this great flat iron to do the trick. It heats up quickly and leaves locks smooth and shiny; giving you that healthy looking hair you've always wanted. Most users say that they love their Solia professional flat iron and it was worth the money. Reviewers state that it leaves hair extremely shiny and completely frizz free. It works on kinky and thick hair and is supposed to be better than the CHI by Farouk (which is also on our best hair flat iron list). This unique product is available in many colors including fusia, purple, red, blue and black with the 1.25 inch plate. It can be purchased at select stores and retails for $88-$120.00.

HAI Ceramic Flat Iron

HAI ceramic flat iron has a black exterior and blue 1.25 inch metal plate. It has a unique ergonomic design which provides support for hands and wrists while styling. A lot of time when you are straightening your hair, your flat iron requires fast paced movement and re-gripping the handle. The new ergonomic style implemented in HAI's hair straightener will eliminate this. You will no longer need to adjust your grip when styling your hair. This professional flat iron is a wonderful selection if you are looking for a unit that has different heat settings. HAI has two separate heat increments of 170-390 degrees Fahrenheit and 60-200 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a wonderful feature to have because it allows you to change temperatures when styling different types of hair. A lot of people don’t realize that different types of hair require different levels of heat to get desired results. This product covers all those levels. It provides you with various options for when hair is thick, frizzy, kinky, and curly or course. A great feature of this device is that it heats up super fast! To be exact it can reach your target temperature in 25 seconds of turning on the item. One problem with straightening is that hair gets damaged easily from the intense levels of heat. This problem is easily solved when hair straighteners are built with ceramic or tourmaline plates. The heat is evenly distributed and the unique plates protect hair from frying. With the even distribution of the heat, hair is able to be styled quickly without delay. There will be no need to go over certain problem areas because the heat will reach every kink. After using the HAI professional flat iron you will see why some call it one of the best hair straighteners out there. Your hair will feel healthy and have a wonderful luster that will be seen by all. Do not be shocked when you receive compliments on your hair after using this product. A lot of HAI users have reviewed this item on various sites and gave it 5 out of 5 stars. Users say that this model has a very long life, lasting up to six years for some users. Some people say that the color is chipping off the blue plates as well, but is aesthetic appearance really that important if the item works? This is just one of many things you'll have to consider when making your decision on which product to buy. It is available in select stores and retails for $139.99.

GHD MK4 Ceramic Hair Straightener

The GHD MK4 Ceramic Hair Straightener comes with 1" plates. It has a black exterior with gold metal plates. This item looks very similar to the CHI flat iron by Farouk. 'ghd' is written in red font on the top. This product is definitely at the very top of the list for best hair straighteners. Not only does this product provide to-die-for results but it also is very reputable. GHD is used by professional hair salons and is hard to come by in regular stores. By no means is this a cheap flat iron! Many cheaper devices are responsible for leaving hair frail and damaged but when your straightener has ceramic or tourmaline plates this can be avoided. GHD makes professional products which have only the best, most advanced technology implemented into them. It has a special feature which enables the metal plates to retain heat. This allows the product to hold heat constant throughout the plates while styling hair and provides a flatter, shinier, even look. Instead of having to go over the same section of hair multiple times to achieve your desired look, you can have the ability of going over it once. Products that control heat are very beneficial for those with kinky, frizzy hair. It is also an excellent feature for those on the go because it will reduce styling time. The MK4 has only one heat setting which goes to 370 degrees Fahrenheit. Although some devices go higher in temperature, this is still pretty hot! This heat setting is excellent for styling normal to thick hair. Users of this product state that it is definitely a good buy if you have the money to spend. It supposedly works better than the other brands on our list (according to users who have tried all the brands) and exudes wonderful results. Hair straightening can be annoying and expensive, and when buying a new flat iron you want to make the right choice and buy an item that works. This product absolutely works and leaves your locks feeling primped and proper. If you're looking for a great item that wont fail, this is it. It can be purchased at select stores and retails for $240.00.

FHI Ceramic Technique Flat Iron

The FHI Ceramic Technique Flat Iron has a black exterior with red metal plates. It is available with 1", 1.25" and 1.75" plates. This product is one of the best hair straighteners out on the market today; otherwise we wouldn't bother reviewing it. It uses advanced PTC technology which allows it to heat up super fast and maintain ideal temperature. This is a wonderful feature because it retains heat which enables all sections of hair to be styled quickly. Another essential aspect of this item is the Auto Sense control. This is something which is almost never found in hair straighteners and truly contributes great deals to the styling process. The auto sense technology is used to assist the device in attaining ideal temperature for different types of hair. We seem to forget that there are many different types of hair and the intensity of the temperature is mainly dependent on how good of a job the hair straightener does. The above item allows the product to adjust the temperature based on the type of hair. Hair can be course, curly, kinky, frizzy or just plain normal. Whatever the type of hair you have, they will be taken care of. FHI Ceramic Technique does not have a temperature dial but rather has a fixed temperature setting which is set on 410 degrees Fahrenheit. As mentioned earlier, one of my favorite aspects of this model is that it has extremely fast heat up time. When I say that this device hits ideal temperatures quickly I mean in 5-10 seconds to be exact! This product is very lightweight and has a 360 degree swivel cord. This is beneficial because the cord won't get tangled when you're walking around styling your hair and won't cause you to adjust your grip on the item either. Most users say that this flat iron is a great buy because it ensures that hair doesn't get caught between plates while styling. This can be a real pain, especially if you have long hair. Reviewers state that this product leaves hair shiny, soft and smooth which is ideal for any person. One negative thing I found out is that people with fine hair complain about this item. They say that it doesn’t grip the hair well and it took them a long time to get hair looking the way they wanted. Therefore, if you have fine hair you might want to research this model more. Other than that one minor problem, users generally really enjoy this product. They say that it is definitely not a cheap hair straightener but is worth every penny. It lasts a long time and leaves hair looking awesome! This model is available in very select stores and retails for about $120.00.