You’ve likely been warned about the damage that can be caused by spending too much time flat ironing your hair into sleek, straight oblivion. But, in 2020, there are more options than ever that let you have the smooth strands of your dreams, without having to sacrifice the health of your hair.
The key, according to celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan, is to look for irons that are able to hold consistent temperatures. “Some irons don’t have consistent heat temperatures, or they quickly lose heat on the hair, then take time to reheat. This can result in uneven styles that fall and don’t last,” she explains.
Another hot tip? Keep the heat as low as you can—especially if you color your hair. “If a flat iron gets too hot, it can alter your hair color! Long term styling with an iron can not only cause damage to the hair but it affects its porosity, which means your color can slip out of your strands easier and therefore will fade faster.” The good news? All of the fifteen selects below use technology that keeps heat even and many also feature multiple heat settings. Read on to meet your perfect match.
BEST FOR PREVENTING DAMAGE
LAVA Ceramic Hairstyling Iron
With a focus on healthy heat, this volcanic lava-infused straightener provides consistent heat that enables you to style at a lower temperature than you would otherwise, which, in turn, helps prevent damage. Volcanic lava also produces ions that leave hair shiny and silky, while the brand’s signature Chi Ceramic prevents frizz.
Sourced from some of the most effective heat-conducting materials found on earth; volcanic lava combined with the power of CHI ceramic creates smooth, sleek results without the damaging effects of high-heat styling. This innovative combination of elements offers an incredibly smooth styling surface for effortless glide-ability on unruly and coarse hair textures. Minerals found in the volcanic lava help to strengthen the hair while creating impressively silky and shiny styles.
CHI Lava Spin N Curl$179.99 Add to cart
CHI Lava 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron – PRO$159.99 Add to cart
CHI Lava Tapered Wand$69.99 Add to cart
CHI Lava 1″ Travel Flat Iron$79.99 Add to cart
CHI Lava 1 ½” Ceramic Hairstyling Iron$159.99 Add to cart
CHI Lava Hair Dryer$179.99 Add to cart
CHI Original Lava 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron$99.98 Add to cart
CHI Lava 1″ Curling Iron$64.99 Add to cart