16 Best Hair Straighteners We Tested (2024): Flat Irons, Hot Combs, and Straightening Brushes

The curls are beautiful, But caring for and styling them can be a long, frustrating, and often expensive task. Whether you have tight coils, waves, or Shirley Temple spirals, sometimes you just want to smooth them out and not bother for a few days. Having a good tool, whether it’s a hair straightener or a blow-dry brush, makes the process easier.

WIRED’s Gear team has a range of curl types, needs, and hair-styling tricks, and we’ve tried them all Very of hair straighteners in our lifetime. Some flat irons have left us with crunchy ends and tight hands, while others, like the ones listed here, have left us with greasy hair. There are plenty of options around, but hopefully our favorite hair straighteners can help you narrow down your search.

UPDATE April 2024: We’ve added GHD’s Chronos Flat Iron, BabylissPro Nano Titanium Prima3100 Hair Straightener, and Drybar Reserve Vibrating Styling Iron. We also updated the links and pricing.

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