While heat-free hair curling techniques are reason enough to retire our curling wands, we can hardly say the same about our hair straighteners. Slick-straight styles are an impossible feat without the use of chemicals or heat-styling tools, especially if you have natural waves or a curly head of hair. So, on occasions where super sleek hair is in order, out comes the tried-and-true flat iron — despite the known copious damage they do to our tresses.
Hair harm may be inescapable, but you can, however, opt for one with intuitive heat settings; shine-boosting technology; and argan-oil infused ceramic plates to reduce the likelihood of your mane turning into a fried, frizzy mess. We separate the wheat from the chaff to present you the best hair straighteners, below.