Our Top Five Hair Straighteners


Even if you love your hair texture there are times when you feel like trying a new look. Using a straightener is a brilliant way to switch up your hair. If you choose the right one you can create different curly and straight hairstyles that work great on afro hair whether it is natural, relaxed or extensions. If you don’t like them, you can always restyle it, or wash your hair, and start again. Here is a list of our top five hair straighteners that you should try:

Lee Stafford Poker Straight Hair Kit If you want your hair to be straight, then you want it to be really straight. This straighter has variable temperature control and can heat up to 230°C. It is perfect for travelling thanks to the 2 m cord and sleek design. The set includes everything you need to style your hair including a heat protection wrap, a detangling comb, a Dehumidifier spray and the must-have Poker Straight Heat protection mist.

Priced at £24.99

ghd Platinum This versatile hair straightener is appropriate for all hair types and lengths. It is travel-friendly thanks to the universal voltage and you can create a variety of looks with it from waves to curls to pin straight locks. It also has an automatic sleep mode after 30 minutes so don’t fret if you remember on your commute that you forget to unplug it.

Priced at £105

BaByliss Diamond 235 Straightener Yes, this straightener really does have diamond-infused ceramic plates. It also has iconic frizz-control and three heat settings, but you’re probably more impressed with the diamonds. You don’t need any other heat tools because this one is specifically designed to create waves and curls.

Priced at £79.99

Toni & Guy Salon Professional Flawless Finish Hair Straightener A good straightener doesn’t require you to go over the same piece of hair five times before it smoothes out. You only need to run this flat iron through your hair once. It has floating Ceramic Tourmaline plates which protect hair and Colour Lock Technology to keep your hair colour looking salon fresh.

Priced at £59.99

Vidal Sassoon Hydra-Gloss Hair Straightener There is no need to spend a small fortune on a hair straightener. This one has nine different temperature settings and heats up in 30 seconds. (You can’t even make tea in that amount of time.) It has ceramic coated plates and an auto shut off so you don’t have to panic if you forget to unplug it.

Priced at £24.99

If your old straightener does happen to break down, at least you know that there are lots of options out there when it comes time to buy a new one.