The Best Retail Flat Iron

From roots to ends, irons take out the frizz.

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Looking to straighten your hair? Flat irons are a styling tool to do just that. But, with so many of them on the market, it can be tough to decide which one to buy. You want a flat iron that will leave your hair looking fab and also keep your tresses healthy. So, before you buy your next flat iron, do your research.

SalonTech Silicone 450 Flat Iron

Voted "Allure" magazine's Best of Beauty in 2010, SalonTech Silicone 450 Flat Iron works wonders. It's plated in ceramic, which helps to protect your hair from heat. It's lightweight, making it easy to manipulate. It also takes some of the guesswork out by beeping when it's heated and ready to go.

CHI Air Expert Baby Tourmaline Ceramic Mini Flat Iron

Another "Allure" magazine favorite, CHI Air Expert Baby Tourmaline Ceramic Mini Flat Iron straightens your hair's edges and fixes your bangs. It's only six inches long so it'll get to any part of your hair you need to straighten. Its size also makes it easy to pack for travel.

Brazilian Heat After Dark Flat Iron

Brazilian Heat After Dark Flat Iron won top honors in the 2011 "Essence" magazine Beauty Awards. When tested on African-American women with natural hair, it left tresses super-straight, sleek and shiny.

Remington Shine Therapy Flat Iron

Remington's Shine Therapy flat iron has avocado oil and conditioners infused into its plates, so when you straighten your hair, you're also hydrating it. That's why when you're done, you should notice straight hair that glistens too. It's recommended by beauty experts in "Teen Vogue."

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