20 Best Flat Irons Of 2020 For Curly Hair

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Best 20 Flat Irons For Curly Hair

There are lots of flat irons out there, at all different price points and with all sorts of features. But it’s important to find the best flat irons that are right for your hair.

Ultimately, the better your straightener works, the better it is for your hair. Not just how your hair looks, but how it feels and its overall health. 

For curly hair, especially, an option is titanium plates because they heat up faster and can usually reach much higher temperatures than ceramic plates. That gives the flat iron the power to straighten coarse, curly, or coily hair.

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1. The Beachwaver

“A flat iron that has rounded edges, it will create a curl when styled correctly without a dent (from a non-straight edge). The Beachwaver iron is an easy to use iron for a non-professional, everyday girl,” says Stephanie Angelone, lead stylist at RPZL.

(Target, $129.99)

2. Sutra Beauty IR2 Ionic Infrared Flat Iron

This flat iron virtually eliminates dryness and frizz by generating negative ions that lock moisture in the hair shaft to smooth and seal cuticles. Rounded edges won’t "crease" hair as it’s curled with a simple 180 degree turn and glide through the hair.

(Macy's, $175)

3. StyleCraft Touch-Temp Digital Iron

Designed and engineered for the stylist, the 1" Touch-Temp digital iron boasts 30 heat settings, for smarter temperature control and a smooth rounded design to achieve waves, curl, or straighten.

(Macy's, $99.95)

4. BioSilk Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

This professional grade iron features 1" plates with ceramic and titanium elements for the smoothest, silkiest curling results. The plates heat quickly and evenly while retaining even heat distribution. Titanium produces incredible shine while sealing the hair cuticle and locking out humidity. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

5. CHI Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

This iron from CHI features floating plates for easy kink-free curling. It combines the power of ceramic with volcanic lava derived from lava rocks. This combination allows styling at lower than normal temperature, producing less damage to the hair while offering smooth, shiny results.

(Ulta, $159.99)

6. Elchim Natures Touch Flat Iron

It is the first new generation styler, made in Italy. It has adjustable heat settings, preserving hair integrity. Professional results in one pass, Nature's Touch creates straight hair or can be used to style curls and waves.

(Walmart, $139.99)

7. GHD Platinum+ Professional Performance Styler

Less breakage, more color protection! Hair is left looking and feeling in great condition. Just place styler close to root, and gently move toward the tip of the section in one gliding motion.

(Sephora, $249)

8. Drybar Tiny Tress Press Detailing Iron

A super-compact, digital styling iron with a low profile design that allows you to touch up hard-to-reach roots, bangs, and flyaways at home or on the go.

(Sephora, $49)

9. Hot Tools Radiant Blue Digital Flat Iron

The titanium technology helps create soft, shiny and radiant hairstyles. Ultra-slim, easy-to-hold, and a Soft Touch finish flat iron to provide ultimate comfort.

(Walmart, $59.75)

10. Bio Ionic 10x Pro Straightening & Styling Iron

Vibrating plates smooth and style in under 10 minutes while rounded tip allows for versatile styling from roots to ends. Natural Volcanic Mineral infuses micro hydration.

(Sephora, $230)

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11. T3 SinglePass X Straightening Iron

With 50 percent more power and 1.5-inch wide plates, the T3 SinglePass X is specifically designed to straighten long, thick or coarse hair — fast.

(Sephora, $199.99)

12. Remington Wet2Straight Flat Iron

The distinctive steam vents allow you to start styling right out of the shower without drying your hair first.

(Target, $24.99)

13. BaBylissPRO Porcelain Ceramic Straightening Iron

Porcelain Ceramic 1" Straightening Iron, the ceramic heater has instant heat-up and recovery. Smooth over wider sections of hair to reveal smooth, sleek and healthy-looking hair.

(Ulta, $64.95)

14. HSI Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron

The HSI Professional Glider creates dramatic results on even the frizziest coarsest hair. Quickly straighten, flip, and curl with minimal effort.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

15. KIPOZI Professional Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener

Delivers consistent heat without overexposure, and each plate is precision milled, allowing hair to pass through effortlessly, for snag-free styling. View the settings on the Digital LCD.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

16. Infiniti Pro by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron

Get shiny smooth results with the Infiniti Pro Tourmaline Ceramic 1-inch Flat Iron. The 1-inch floating plate is for better contact with hair, and extra-long plates for quicker styling.

(Walmart, $29.44)

17. Revlon Salon Straight Copper Smooth XL Flat Iron

The 1" Advanced Nano Copper 3X ceramic for superior heat transfer has a 455 degree smart heat memory system that recalls the last heat setting.

(Target, $20.49)

18. InStyler Cerasilk Woven Ceramic Styling Iron

The Cerasilk Styling Iron features woven ceramic covered plates that serve as a built-in heat protectant to defend against damage. The texture creates micro sub-surface recesses that generate hot air pockets with intense, radiant heat, which eliminates direct contact with harmful bare plates.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

19. Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush 2.0

A hair tool that delivers the power of a straightener with the ease of a hair brush, it features an ion generating projector and upgraded with iRed technology for smoother, shinier hair.

(Sephora, $120)

20. Sephora Collection Tame: Infrared Flat Iron

An ultra-sleek one-inch flat iron that styles with infrared heat and features polished black titanium plates.

(Sephora, $85)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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