Best Hair Straighteners for Curly and Frizzy Hair

Best Hair Straighteners for Curly and Frizzy Hair

There’s nothing wrong with a head full of curls but sometimes you just want to switch it up by straightening your hair, right? The best hair straighteners for curly and frizzy hair allow you to straighten your hair quickly enough so that it doesn’t break or fry. They should also keep frizz at bay and allow you to control the temperature. Some work up to 450 degrees. Some have ceramic heaters that warm up almost instantly. Some have automatic shut offs so you can leave the house without worrying that you left the straighteners off so there are lots of things to consider. If you’ve already tried lots of different straighteners and none have given you the look you’re after, then read on as we review the best on offer now.

HSI Professional Glider Flat Iron | Image by the manufacturer


Straighteners use heat to remove curls from your hair so you’ll want straighteners that can reach up to 450 degrees. If you’re looking for straighteners that can reach that temperature, the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron is worth considering. This premium straightener has 50 heat settings and the ceramic plates mean it heats up instantly. For soft and smooth hair there’s nothing better on the market.

  • Others on the market that run to 450 degrees include 
  • Croc Classic Nano-Titanium Flat Iron
  • Furiden Professional Hair Straightener
  • HSI Professional Glider Flat Iron
  • Kipozi Pro Flat Iron Hair Straightener

Heat Damage

If you’ve experienced heat damage before, you should consider the HSI Professional Glider Flat Iron. It will leave your hair straight for hours after a few minutes’ use like other straighteners but you won’t be left with damaged hair thanks to eight HeatBalance micro sensors that monitor the heat coming from the straighteners and manage it so it is distributed equally over your hair while you straighten. These straighteners operate between 140 degrees to 450 degrees and the dual voltage feature allow them to be used when you vacation overseas.

KIPOZI Pro Flat Iron Hair Straightener
KIPOZI Pro Flat Iron Hair Straightener | Image by the manufacturer

Automatic Shut Off 

Safety is important with hair straighteners. As they can heat up to 450 degrees, they are a fire hazard. If you’re the type of person who’s always in a hurry and you’re worried that you might leave the straighteners on when you leave the house in the morning, make sure you buy straighteners that automatically shut down after a set period. The following are five straighteners we’d recommend based on their performance that have this function.

  • KIPOZI Pro Flat Iron Hair Straightener
  • Croc Classic Nano-Titanium Flat Iron
  • Xtava Infrared Flat Iron Hair Straightener
  • Mondava Professional 1¼” Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron
  • Furiden Professional Hair Straightener

Final Verdict

You’ll need straighteners that operate at 450 degrees but make sure you buy one with plenty of heat settings like the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin straighteners. That will help you avoid frizz and heat damage but buying straighteners with in-built sensors that do the work for you, like you’ll find in the HSI Professional Glider makes a lot of sense. Thankfully, most straighteners come with the most basic safety feature – automatic shut off. Not all of them do though so check the specs before you buy.

To Consider Before Your Purchase

You should take into account three things. The heat the straighteners can run at, the features available that avoid frizz and hair damage, and you need to buy straighteners with automatic shut off.

Our Notes

  • BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated: available in three different sizes - 1”, 1.5” and 2”
  • HSI Professional Glider: comes with 360-degree swivel cord

What Do They Say on Other Sites

“With this Babyliss Ultra thin 1 1/2 inch flat iron, I literally only go over my hair sections ONCE! So it cuts the time in half.” (Meeka on Amazon)

“The HSI Professional is the best flat iron I've bought, i did not need to pass through the hair many times, only ran through twice and hair was left straight and shiny, its also curls effortlessly.” (Amazon Customer on Amazon)

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