Gold n Hot is the best flat iron for thick or curly hair, using ceramic plates and infrared heat to get hair looking stylish and beautiful in no time. After reading several positive gold n hot flat iron reviews, I decided to order one for myself. After having it for a couple of months, I […]
Ceramic Flat Irons
The Classic Material for Classic Style
I’ll never forget the day I was handed my very first set of solid ceramic flat irons. I was almost instantly transformed from awkward, frizzy-haired teenager to straight and shiny goddess (well, that’s what I like to think anyway!). Since then I’ve had a whole lot of straighteners and learnt oodles about what makes the best ceramic flat iron. And today I thought I’d share a few tips so that you can choose the best straightener for your hair.
Back to Where it all Began...
Ceramic flat irons have been the gold standard in both professional and home hair straightening for almost two decades, ever since the first chi ceramic flat iron hit the market and revolutionized hair styling forever.
Even though you can now get titanium straightening irons and ceramic tourmaline flat irons, ceramic is still one of the best materials for effective hair straightening because it gets super hot, distributes heat evenly and conducts frizz-fighting negative ions.
Let’s go Shopping!
So which is the the best ceramic flat iron for your hair? That’s a very personal question and the answer depends on your hair type, your unique styling needs and (sorry to say it!) your budget. Check out my ceramic flat iron reviews to find the very best for you...
BaByliss Pro Porcelain Plate Straightener
This Babyliss ceramic flat iron infused with porcelain is not quite up to the mark of their professional titanium models. But it does have a few neat features and it gets 3.5 out of 5 stars from me. Read more...
Bio Ionic Onepass Nano Ceramic Flat Iron
The Bio Ionic ceramic flat iron is one of my favorite straighteners of all time. It lives up to its name and has even the frizziest hair flat in just one pass. I often recommend it as the best ceramic flat iron for natural hair. It gets a full 5 star rating from me. Read more...
CHI Air Expert
This Chi tourmaline ceramic flat iron has all of the power of the original Chi ceramics with the added negative ions of tourmaline. It’s my go-to iron for shorter hair styles and Chi ceramic flat iron reviews are consistently positive. It gets the full 5 stars from me. Read more...
Hot Tools PinkTitanium Salon Flat Iron
If you can’t decide between a titanium or ceramic flat iron, then this might be your answer. The Hot Tools titanium ceramic flat iron has ceramic plates coated with titanium, which means they have the fast and high temperatures of ceramic and the negative ions of titanium - the best of both worlds. The Hot Tools ceramic flat iron gets 3.5 out of 5 stars from me. Read more...
HSI Professional 1 Inch Tourmaline Flat Iron
I always recommend the HSI as the best cheap ceramic flat iron. You can pick it up for under $50, it has great features and it even comes with a free conditioning treatment. It’s the top rated ceramic flat iron from customers on Amazon.com and gets a 4 out of 5 star rating from me. Read more...
This little beauty from Conair is a cheap ceramic flat iron with some surprisingly good features. I always recommend it to people who only straighten occasionally and don’t want to spend more that $30 on their flat irons. Read more...
ISA Professional Tourmaline Flat Iron
In my opinion, the ISA is the best ceramic flat iron for fine hair because the high quality tourmaline coating allows it to straighten effectively at lower temperatures so you don’t risk frying fine and delicate hair. It gets a 4.5 out of 5 star rating from me. Read more...
I often recommend the Karmin G3 as the very best tourmaline ceramic flat iron for people who have hair that’s damaged from heat treatment, chemical coloring or straightening or environmental conditions. It straightens really effectively at lower temperatures and gets the full 5 stars from me. Read more...
Onei MK-I Halo Brazilian Keratin Straightener
This is one of the more expensive models on the market but I think it’s one of the best ceramic flat irons for thick hair because the high quality floating plates ensure that even the most stubborn hair gets attention. It’s also great for people who’ve had Brazilian or Keratin straightening treatments. It gets the full 5 stars from me. Read more...
Remington S5500 1 Inch Ceramic
This budget ceramic flat iron with temperature control and digital read out can be purchased for under $20 and has a surprising raft of features. It originally got a 3.5 star rating from me but I just had to up it to 4 because the customers love it so much. Read more...
Remington Wet 2 Straight
This wet to straight model gives you a choice of a 1 inch or 2 inch ceramic flat iron. I’m not convinced about applying a flat iron to damp hair but Remington ensures us it’s safe. It gets 3.5 out of 5 stars from me. Read more...
Rusk Professional Titanium Str8 Iron
I often recommend this professional straightener as the best ceramic flat iron for black hair because its high quality titanium infused ceramic plates have the heat and consistency for hard to straighten hair. It gets 4 out of 5 stars from me. Read more...
Solia Tourmaline Ion Flat Iron
This ceramic ionic flat iron is my recommended model for frizzy hair. The negative ions and high quality plates fight the static electricity that causes frizz and fly-away. This professional ceramic flat iron gets 5 out of 5 stars from me. Read more...
Sleek and affordable, the Berta 1-inch Professional Tourmaline Ceramic flat iron is the best hair straightener for getting your hair looking the way you want. When you have to go out in public, looking your best is important. One of the most important parts of a well-groomed appearance is having your hair properly taken care […]
The Hai Classic ceramic flat iron uses cutting-edge ceramic fusion technology to give your hair a professional look and feel while ensuring protection from damage and frizz. If you’ve been searching for the perfect hair straightener, your search is over now. The Hai Classic ceramic flat iron regularly comes out on top in hair straightener […]
The GVP ceramic flat iron is a high-quality hair straightener built to last that heats up instantly to 420 degrees and leaves hair looking great and frizz-free. When I was looking through some of the best flat iron reviews, one name in particular that kept popping up was GVP. I had never heard of it […]
Can You Really Straighten Wet Hair? Lots of people have asked me, “can you use straighteners on wet hair?” The answer is usually “NO!”. For starters, water and electric appliances do not mix and also do you really want to sizzle your hair dry with a hot piece of metal? But there are some companies who believe […]
Which Baby is Best for You? Babyliss pro Hair Straighteners produced some of the best flat irons 2014, 2015 and 2016 had to offer and look set to stay at the top of the game in 2017. Recently I came across their BaByliss Pro Porcelain Plate Flat Iron and was really surprised by its cheap […]
Could this be the Perfect Flat Iron? Anyone who knows me will know that I think my Bio Ionic OnePass flat iron is about as close to perfect as a straightener can get. The bio ionic one pass flat iron combines high-quality ceramic plates with the latest in negative ion technology to give you smoother, straighter, […]
All the Bells and Whistles? Isa is definitely one of this year’s up and coming hair straighteners brands. In this flat iron review, I’ll take a look at one of their most popular models, the Isa Professional Flat Iron. Does this high-tech looking gadget really have all the features you could want in a professional […]
An Inexpensive Straightening Solution? Everyone loves a bargain! And I’m no exception. So today I thought I’d check out the reviews and specs of the very cheapest flat iron I could find: the S5500 Remington hair straightener. In this Remington hair straighteners review, I’d like to find out how the company is able to make a […]
Super Style Without the Damage? When someone with damaged and fragile hair asks me if it’s safe to straighten and which flat iron they should use, I often recommend they try the Karmin hair straightener. Hair damaged by chemicals, heat or environmental conditions needs special treatment and this model has super high quality tourmaline plates […]
Chi: A Vital Force in Flat Iron Technology Chi means vitality and life-force in ancient Chinese medicine, it’s the 22nd letter in the Greek alphabet and it’s a star in astronomy. But, when it comes to the world of hair straighteners, Chi means: Cationic Hydration Interlink technology Which, in my opinion, translates to totally awesome […]
Why is this model a best seller? I set up this site because, as a stylist and flat iron fanatic, people are often asking me for flat iron recommendations and I want to share my knowledge and point people in the right direction for which hair straightener to buy for their hair type, style and price […]
Lots of people have been asking me recently, “is hot tools a good brand?” And, while it’s not a top of the line, professional hair straightener manufacturer, I actually do think this brand has some really good qualities. I decided to take a close look at one model and do a comprehensive hair straightener review […]
The Best Flat Iron for Fighting Frizz? If frizzy, flyaway hair is an issue for you, I honestly feel your pain. In my early teens I walked around with a sticky mess of gel and mousse on top of my head just to try and hide my frizzy birds nest! Luckily, I discovered my very […]
The Solution for Stubborn Hair? For a while now, I’ve been recommending the Rusk Professional STR8 Flat Iron (RSK686 and RSK732 for people with African American or other stubborn hair types. But what makes it so good? Today I’d like to do a comprehensive review of the rusk flat iron and some of the styling […]
Great Straightening for any Hair Type? Have you heard of Halo straighteners? Onei MK-i halo brand has got stylists everywhere talking about a new solution for almost every hair type, including Keratin treated. And whenever there’s a new straightener causing a buzz I just have to know why!In this Onei MK-i Halo hair straightener review, I […]
Your Number One or a Spare for the Suitcase? A few years ago, I was off on my overseas adventure and I didn’t think twice about using flat iron in Europe. I took out my trusty socket adaptor, plugged it into the wall and…NOTHING. Not only would it not work in Europe – it never […]
Professional Features in a Range of Sizes: Is it Worth the Pricetag? Damaged hair can be a bit of a nightmare. Whether it’s from chemical straightening, coloring, environmental damage or weakness from illness or medication, it can make styling almost impossible. But you don’t need to give up and shave it all off! And you don’t […]
A Budget Flat Iron with Professional Features? I’m as big a bargain hunter as anyone else and I’d love nothing more than to find a flat iron with professional features for a budget price. Recently, a friend asked me, “is Conair a good straightener?” And I decided that I’d better give her an honest and unbiased answer […]