Best straighteners out there?

Zillah82

I have curly hair, and am on the hunt for a great new straightener!!!

What are the best ones out there? I've been hearing about the Croc lately as well as Sedu?
Any feedback? Also what is a good website for purchasing?
My hair is shoulder length,curly and a bit thin....
Thanks ladies you rock!
Jan 04, 2015 @ 03:16 pm

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JaimeeMcA

Id like to know as well

I have a CHI straightener, and it recently cracked, so now it splits my hair whenever I try to use it. I need a new one ASAP.
Jan 05, 2015 @ 12:36 pm
mamaluv

professional grade straighteners

I would strongly recommend paying a little more for a good straightener. I have a Babyliss and love it! Good stores to try: Trade Secrets, Sally Beauty Supply, and even Amazon.

I have medium-coarse hair which needs a higher, yet evenly-distributed heat. My stylist recommended I buy a straightener that goes up to 450 degrees F. I don't use the highest setting but it sure worked a lot better than the cheap unit I had before the Babyliss.

You can also buy from your stylist, but I find better prices at Sally especially when you can hit a sale :) Also don't forget to look online for coupon codes! It could mean free shipping or %-off deals.
Jan 05, 2015 @ 12:41 pm
JaimeeMcA

Thanks!

So good to know. Its hard trying to maneuver around the different brands out there. Im going to have to stop in at Sally's and check 'er out for Babyliss. How much did it run you, cost wise? Im hoping to only spend about 150 max on a darn good straightener. 450 seems a little high to me, my hair stylist always told me that if you run your hair straightener over gifting tissue paper, and it browns or burns, the setting is too high for your hair, and can damage it.
I DID have thick somewhat coarse hair, until I continued using my hair straighter after it cracked (I couldnt help it, my hair is so frizzy, I NEEDED to straighten 'er out to look approachable) and now my hair is medium/fine with split ends..

While we are on the topic, any users know a good split end treatment? Ive been using virgin coconut oil on my hair, and it seems to help quite a bit.
Jan 05, 2015 @ 12:49 pm
mamaluv

prices

Oh, you can definitely spend less than $150. My Babyliss was around $100 on sale. Here is the exact model I own on Amazon: http://www.amazon.ca/BaByliss-Nano-Titanium-Ceramic-Flat-BNT3073C/dp/B003IPQV8E/

Trade Secrets also has that exact model, too. From Sally's, try the GVP line which is their "no name" professional line. I have one of their curling wands and am so pleased with it! They are priced considerably less than some of the name brands too.

I think the main thing to remember is that some of the cheap tools you get out there do not heat evenly and then you have to go over your hair several times and slowly to get a nice flat result. With my Babyliss, I only have to do one pass and it's glossy flat right away. If I did it too slowly it would definitely fry my hair if I had the heat cranked all the way up. But it sounds like you have a fair bit of experience so you probably know how to use them properly :)
Jan 05, 2015 @ 12:59 pm
katvb89

Quality is Key

I also have super thick curly hair and after struggling with multiple cheap Revlon irons from Walmart, I bit the bullet and purchased a Babybliss Pro from Trade Secrets. It makes my hair silky smooth with almost no flyways. It has an adjustable thermometer which is vital.
Jan 05, 2015 @ 01:51 pm
Zillah82

Thanks!

I've never heard of Babybliss, but am going to check it out tonight online! II live in vancouver.... Is there a Sally's beauty supply here?
Thanks again ladies
Jan 05, 2015 @ 04:22 pm
mamaluv

yes

According to their store locator, there is one in Vancouver: http://stores.sallybeauty.com/default.aspx
Jan 05, 2015 @ 04:33 pm
mamaluv

heads up

@Zillah82, just so you know, Sally's has a store loyalty card which you do not need in order to shop there but they have better prices for members. It's only $5 per year, and I think they give you a $5-off coupon for your next purchase. I definitely think it's worth getting the membership.
Jan 05, 2015 @ 04:34 pm
Zillah82

Sweet- Sally's in vancouver

You ladies rock! Thanks for all the info... I'm gonna check it out
:)
Jan 05, 2015 @ 06:09 pm
celiag

NYB

new york brilliance. incredibly expensive but you can find them on beyond the rack for 40-50$!
ordered the straightener-curling iron set and I absolutely love both.
works perfect
Jan 05, 2015 @ 07:26 pm

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