Straightens my hair is typically a two-day affair. I wash all the product out the night before and fill my hair with moisturizers. I let it air dry, then I braid it before bed so the next day the curls are looser and easier to work through. So, and only then, can I go in with a flat iron.
WIRED’s Gear team has a variety of curl types, needs and hair styling tricks, and we’ve all tried a lot of straighteners in our lives. Some straighteners have left us with brittle tips and narrow hands, while others, like those mentioned here, gave us slender hair. There are a staggering number of options, but hopefully our favorite straighteners can help narrow down your search.
Updated June 2022: We’ve added the Tymo Ring, Remington’s Shine Therapy Flat Iron and T3’s Airebrush Duo.
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