So I think that every girl (and boy) has struggled with a hair straightener at some point of their life. Personally, when i started wearing my curls straight in middle school it took me forever to understand the basics of straightening and all the products that should be involved. Now while those products such as a heat protectant, serum or even a deep conditioner maybe vital in the hair straightening process what could be just as or the most important is the straightener itself.

Now what should you look for when picking out a hair straightener?

First looking at your own hair texture is important. If your hair is finer and thin then using a ceramic hair straightener is perfect. Ceramic hair straighteners are great for smoothing out the hair and reducing frizz. Not only does it also manage to achieve high temperatures the ceramic plates encourage even heat distribution. Now if your hair is more thick and coarse then a titanium flat iron is the one for you. The difference between the titanium and ceramic flat iron is that the titanium plates are able to heat up faster and maintain a high heat temperature. This high heat function may harm thinner hair therefore, if your hair is fine it would be best to opt for ceramic.

Next looking at size and features are a good step in finding the iron that is just right for you. While small and thin flat irons work great if your hair is short, if your hair is longer using a large and wide iron works much better. As for features there are different flat irons. From heat settings, cordless irons, or steam functions. If your hair is naturally curly a flat iron with a built in comb or steam function can be great.

Okay now for some irons that we love. Here are our three favorite straighteners!

Remington Wet2Straight Flat Iron

This flat iron is not only cheap but one of the classics. With it’s amazing custom heat settings and steam vents if you are especially busy in the mornings then this flat iron could be your savior.

Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Ultra Thin Straightening Iron

This iron is perfect for the ladies with thick and unruly hair. It also comes in three skinny sizes which not only helps you straighten but style mermaid waves perfect for summer.

Harry Josh Pro Tools Ceramic Flat Styling Iron

This is the iron that celebrity stylists swear by! While the ceramic plates make it perfect for hair that is thinner and fragile it can also create shiny waves.