Hair straighteners generally fall into one of two camps: they're either a costly investment or they're so affordable you're fearful every time you put it near your face. But as straight hair once again finds itself back on the beauty agenda for many of us, acquiring the perfect tool has never been more vital. In the world of beauty with all its smoke and mirrors, you can't beat a good old-fashioned recommendation. Which is why Amazon, with its customer reviews, is a good place to look. But with so many straighteners to wade through—seriously, type the words "hair" and "straighteners" into the search bar, and it throws out over 9000 results—we thought we'd edit down the ones with the most positive reviews. Keep scrolling for the best hair straighteners.
Number of Five-Star Reviews: 337
This straightener that takes just 20 seconds to heat up is great for anyone who is time-poor in the mornings. It has seven heat settings and ceramic plates that distribute the heat evenly. Negative ions work to draw and lock moisture into the hair to help reduce damage, but we always recommend using a heat protector prior to using any straightener.
Number of Five-Star Reviews: 335
Not only is this straightener extra small (specially designed for fringes and super-speedy touch-ups), but it also costs just £9. One reviewer said, "Great size for travelling and heats up really quickly."
Number of Five-Star Reviews: 287
This extra-wide straightener is ideal for anyone with really long or thick hair. It also boasts ionic technology and the tourmaline plates help it glide through hair easily. One reviewer commented, "Brilliant hair straighteners, as I have mega thick hair. Adjustable heat settings, easy and lightweight. Love them!"
Number of Five-Star Reviews: 3638
With a whopping 4000 plus reviews, this GHD product may not be the latest model, but it is a fan favourite. One reviewer said, "Today my hair is straight, shiny and very smooth… I'm over the moon."
Number of Five-Star Reviews: 843
The plates on this one heat up in just 15 seconds to a max temperature of 230 degrees. There are an incredible 30 different heat settings to choose from to suit every hair type, from fine to thick. One comment reads, "These are fabulous straighteners! Excellent value for money, love them!"
Now you don't have to go searching through Amazon's pages for hours. You're welcome.
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