The Best Hair Straighteners for Every Budget

by Editor of More.com

The Best Hair Straighteners for Every Budget

Is that pricey hair straightener really worth it? Will the drugstore one work just as well? How do we know these are the absolute best hair straighteners out there? Our editors worked with their friends at Rank & Style, which pulls tons of data from shops, blogs, and magazines and crunches the numbers with a fancy algorithm to simplify our shopping lives. No matter what your budget is, we’ve got the top 10 hair straighteners your hard-earned cash can buy.



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Conair Infiniti Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron

This affordable straightener heats up within 15 seconds and tames frizzy strands. It’s a favorite among reviewers.

What Reviewers Are Saying:

“This is the best flat iron I've ever owned! I have dry hair, and this leaves it looking shiny, soft, smooth and moisturized.”

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CHI Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

This iron is an investment but its always-even temperature and color-protecting technology makes it a user favorite.

What Reviewers Are Saying:

“My CHI is a very versatile styling tool. Not only can I use my flat iron to straighten my hair but I can curl it too! My CHI, also, helps me to tame the frizz and flyaways!”

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Remington Digital Anti-Static Ceramic Hair Straightener

This styling tool isn't just for straightening. Its revolutionary design lets you create multiple styles without damaging your strands, making it an editor favorite.

What Reviewers Are Saying:

“If you need a cheap flat iron that actually straightens your hair this is a great option! There are multiple temperature settings (not a vague 1-10 setting) and it seems pretty durable (it has a good weight to it, it's not feather light like other cheap flat irons).”

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Drybar Tress Press Flatiron

This new straightener from the much-buzzed-about hair hotspot Drybar boasts a thin design and cheerful color.

What Reviewers Are Saying:

“I'm slowly switching all of my styling tools/products to Drybar! The combination of the dryer, Hot Toddy, and this iron has drastically improved the appearance of my hair.”

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BaByliss PRO's Nano Titanium Straightening Iron

This ultra-thin, ultra-light model is a favorite among users.

What Reviewers Are Saying:

“I love this flatiron! It gives my hair a soft, silky shine that I haven't been able to get with other flatiron.”

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HSI Professional Flat Iron

Users love the ceramic and tourmaline plates on this straightener because they make hair shinier and silkier.

What Reviewers Are Saying:

“This is the holy grail, guys. They’ve done it. They’ve made a flat iron that can control the beast(my hair). 10x better than my Chi Iron, and I can get my hair done in about 20 minutes now.”

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T3 SinglePass Luxe

Loved by the pros and considered one of the best straighteners on the market, this model from T3 is a great investment.

What Reviewers Are Saying:

“My second t3 flat iron and I am so happy with it!! Takes me half the time to do my hair because you only need to go over sections once! Heats up in 2 minutes and it doesn't pull my hair. No flyaways.”

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GHD Classic 1-Inch Styler

This model is expensive but editors and users alike agree it's worth the price tag. It allows you to create multiple styles and has an automatic shut-off so you don't have to worry that you've left it on when you rush out the door.

What Reviewers Are Saying:

“Let me just say my hair has never looked or FELT better. I have medium to thick wavy frizzy hair...but you would never know this. This iron smoothes my hair while leaving it silky soft”