Our Best Hair Straighteners for 2018


GlamPalm Original GP201 Hair Straighteners

GlamPalm Original GP201 Hair Straighteners are a popular, Korean made, hair iron that comes packed with features to enable you to have softer, glossier hair and achieve fantastic results like never before.

These professional level hair straighteners come with a special ceramic coating on their heat plates that prevents pulling of the hair and results in softer gliding while their clever, compact design gives you, even more, flexibility when it comes to achieving the style you want – straight, curly and wavy styles are all effortlessly possible with the GlamPalm Original.

Other convenient features you get with the GlamPalm include at-a-glance temperature readings via LED indicator, a 360°, 3-metre swivel cord for all the styling freedom you might desire, the auto shut-off feature for added safety and convenience as well as instant heating with the MICOM variable temperature control system that has a 12 second heat time and 11 heat settings.

If all that isn’t enough to convince that these are the hair straighteners for you then GlamPalm Original GP201 Hair Straighteners, which cost $320, also offer a comfortable grip with ergonomic design and worldwide voltage support as standard meaning wherever you go, your GlamPalm Original‘s can go to, giving you effortless, beautiful, silky smooth hair wherever and whenever you need it.


Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron

Introducing the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron, the only styling iron you will ever need because whether you need curl, flip, straighten or add volume and body, the Karmin G3 can help you to get the look you’ve always wanted, at home, effortlessly.

This ultra glossy and super sleek styling iron features advanced 100% pure tourmaline ceramic plates and a professional grade heating element for quick-as-a-flash heating that is suitable for all hair types thanks to its variable heat settings between 120°C and 240°C.

The G3 Salon Pro is designed with floating heat plates so you can be confident that it won’t damage your hair, in fact the ion field technology in this styling iron helps to seal in natural oils while infrared heat removes static as you style to give you smooth, silky, shiny hair with minimal of effort.

Other awesome features you’ll get when you buy your new Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron include a tangle-free 3 meter, 360° swivel cord, the automatic sleep mode that puts your styling iron to sleep after one hour on non-use, worldwide voltage support, a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty for optimum peace of mind and a choice of 3 distinguishing and enticing shades – which one will you choose?

The Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron is yours today for $229.95.


Muk 230 Ir Hair Straightener

The Muk 230 IR Hair Straightener uses a revolutionary infrared light plate, which infuses a gentle heat deep inside the hair shaft to provide effective hair straightening in a single pass, whilst also leaving your hair with incredible shine, moisture balance, and protection from thermal damage.

The variable temperature settings on the Muk 230 mean that you can select the perfect heat setting for your hair, between 90°C and 230°C, while the LCD digital temperature display makes it easy to check your chosen settings. With rapid heat up for ease and convenience, ion field technology that locks in natural oils creating a smooth, frizz-free, shiny finish, and tourmaline ceramic plates for static-free shine, the Muk 230 IR Hair Straightener comes fully equipped to give you all amazing styles you desire whenever you need them.

If you want the convenience of straight, kinky or curly hair fast from the comfort of your home, then the Muk 230 IR Hair Straightener, at $199.95, is well worth considering. This feature-packed hair straightener even comes with 3-metre, 3D 720° swivel cord for easy styling, universal voltage support for optimum convenience and a 2-year manufacturer‘s warrant for ultimate peace of mind.


SAS Hair Straighteners

Is it time for you to say your farewells to dull and boring hair straighteners and embrace the fun and funky versatility of SAS Hair Straighteners which can answer every styling challenge, whether you want a smooth glossy finish or simply need to build volume to give more dimensional shape to fine, limp hair?

SAS Hair Straighteners are Australia‘s number 1, award-winning hair straightener and feature unique ceramic coated titanium plates that provide better, longer lasting, frizz-free results and less hair damage too.

These hair straighteners feature an LCD Display for ease of use, variable temperature control between 50°C and 210°C so that you can adjust them to the perfect heat setting for your hair and an automatic switch-off feature for those days when you’re in a hurry and forget to turn them off!

If you’re looking for effortlessly beautiful, straight hair that is shiny and radiant then look no further than SAS Hair Straighteners, which cost $139.95, and will give you perfect results every time.


Remington S7200GAU Shine Revival Hair Straightener

Remington S7200GAU Shine Revival Hair Straightener

Uniquely featuring ceramic plates that are infused with Moroccan Argan oil, which makes your hair shinier by conditioning it as you straighten, the Remington S7200GAU Shine Revival Hair Straightener will help you to achieve shiny, smooth hair quickly and conveniently.

This fantastic wet ‘n dry hair straightener from Remington features a variable heat setting between 140°C and 230°C, which makes it suitable for all hair types and with the convenience of a fast heat time of only 15 seconds you can achieve the look you’ve always wanted. There is also a vent brush, an auto turn-off feature for ultimate safety, a swivel cord for easy styling and a heat-resistant pouch for convenient storage included with the Shine Revival.

The Remington S7200GAU Shine Revival Hair Straightener, which costs $49.95, comes inclusive of a 24-month manufacturers warranty for complete peace of mind and has everything you need to achieve that salon professional, straight, smooth hairstyle you want from the convenience of your home.


Our Guide To Buying The Best Hair Straightener For You

Whether you’ve decided that the time has finally come to upgrade your trusty old hair straighteners or you’re a complete newbie looking for your first pair, a little research to ensure you get the right hair straighteners for your hair type and needs can go a long way.

Our hair straighteners buying guide is here to put you in the know quickly and effectively.


Why invest in a good pair of hair straighteners

For most, it’s the convenience of being able to sport that sleek, shiny, salon-styled look without regular, and potentially expensive trips to the salon.


So, how much is all this convenience going to cost?

Hair straighteners are one of those products where you really do get what you pay for but the good news is that even a top of the range pair will pay for themselves through savings on salon fees a lot quicker than you might expect!

One piece of advise we would offer is to stay away from cheaper models as they often provide disappointing results and won’t last as long as a more expensive, well-built pair of hair straighteners.

More expensive hair tongs also tend to heat up more quickly, which can be all-important when you’re in a hurry to get to work or you’re heading out to party and want to look your best.


Key Features



There are essentially two types (or styles) of hair straightener – scissor style and tong style.

We would universally recommend you buy tong style hair straighteners as they have been shown to perform better and tend to be much easier to use.

Plate Material

Possibly the most important part of your new straighteners is the plates as they need to be compatible with your hair type for best results. Let’s run through the different types and what they offer.

Ceramic-coated plates are very popular because they are affordable, heat up quickly and are suitable for most hair types. They provide shiny ultra-straight hair and thanks to their low friction there’s normally minimal damage to your hair.

Solid-ceramic plates are very effective at retaining even heat across the plates, which means they can provide a smooth, shiny finish without having to go through your hair more than once.

Teflon coated ceramic plates are exclusive to Remington and claim to reduce snagging via their non-stick Teflon coating. All the benefits of ceramic straighteners with less snagging too – what more could you need?!

Tourmaline ceramic plates emit negative ions, which help to lock-in moisture to improve the health of your hair, while also reducing frizz-causing static.  The infrared heat emitted by these plates helps to ensure you get a high-shine finish too.

Teflon coated ceramic diamond plates employ advanced technology to provide improved heat management and reduced hotspots on the plates for a salon-like finish in a single stroke.

Plate Sizes

While wider plates may help speed up the styling process, they are much less popular than slim to medium size plates, which are easier to use, handle and suitable for most hair types.

Wider plates, however, do tend to be more popular with people who have very long hair.

Heat Time and Settings

Heat time is possible the 2nd most important feature in a good pair of hair straighteners and can vary quite a lot between brands and models with cheaper models taking longer to reach their ideal temperature.

Good quality hair straighteners should be ready to go in only a few seconds and may also have variable heat settings too.

Variable heat settings are an important feature, particularly if you have fine or damaged hair because they mean you can use your straighteners at lower temperatures, which cause less damage to your hair.


The position of the controls is important for both usability and so that you don’t accidentally switch them off mid-styling! (Yes, some consumers have said this happened to them!)


If you tend to travel a lot or are simply the adventurous type then making sure your new hair straighteners are travel-friendly is a good move.

It goes without saying that, if you travel a lot, you’ll thank yourself for buying small lightweight hair straighteners that have international voltage support, come with a carry case and also have a power cord that is reasonably long.



What makes your hair straighteners perfect for you is both subjective and personal.

If you have a limited budget then you may want to go for ceramic plates and variable temperature controls.

If you have fine or frizzy hair and are worried that your hair straighteners might damage your hair, then choosing straighteners that use infrared heating and/or have ionic straightening technology is probably best.

Travel bugs will most probably want an iron that is small, lightweight and has international voltage support.

Whatever your needs, this buying guide for hair straighteners has helped you make a wise and informed choice or, at least, clarified what to look out for in a great pair of hair straighteners.



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