straighten my hair Usually two days. I washed off all the product the night before and put a moisturizing protector on my hair. I let it air dry and then I braid it before bed so the curls the next day are looser and easier to comb. Then, and only then, can I go in with the flat iron.
The Gear team at WIRED has a range of curl types, needs and hair styling tips we’ve tried a lot of The hair straightener of our lifetime. Some flat irons left us with crisp ends and cramped hands, while others, like the ones listed here, gave us smooth hair. There’s a dizzying array of options around, but hopefully our favorite straighteners can help narrow your search.
Update June 2022: We’ve added the Tymo Ring, Remington’s Shine Therapy Flat Iron, and T3’s Airebrush Duo.
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