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Hair Straighteners Comparison UK – What makes the Best Buy?

Hair Straighteners Likely Cheaper Here...Our hair straighteners comparison table lets you be the judge.

At a glance you can compare and contrast the best buy hair straighteners. Based on our survey results, you'll find the users overall satisfaction ratings per model plus a run-down of the facts owners tell us are important – like a choice of heat settings.

Check out the top hair straightening irons – as voted by UK users - from BaByliss, H2D, GHD, Remington & TRESemme. Sadly, no Nicky Clarke, Sassoon or Wahl straighteners made it into the top ten this time.

In our quest to find the UK’s best buy hair straightener, we’ve surveyed over three thousand users. Our hair straighteners comparison table is the result

User nominated recommendations  H2D wide  Remington S3500  GHD Gold Mini  TRESemme 2066U 

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H2D Hair Straighteners Wide

Remington S3500

GHD Mini Styler Gold

Tresemme 2066U

BaByliss 2098BU

Remington S8500

GHD IV Salon Styler Wide

Remington S6500

Remington S9950

GHD Mk IV Styler

Remington S8590

Remington S9500

Ranked by users

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Overall Users' Satisafction Rating

9.82/10

9.65/10

9.42/10

9.35/10

9.27/10

9.17/10

9.05/10

8.95/10

8.90/10

8.86/10

8.78/10

8.73/10

Help me choose

Best Buy

Best Buy

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Best Buy

# # # # # # # # 

© 2012-2013 Best Buys for Hair Straighteners Comparison table 

BaByliss 2098BU  Remington S8500  GHD MkIV Salon Styler Wide  Remington S6500  Remington S9950 

 

 

Compare a Hair Straightener Tables

Which hair straightening iron will glide effortlessly through your tresses helping you quickly and safely to wave, crimp, curl and straighten your hair even if it’s coloured, damaged or long and thick.

What you have here is the top10 hair styling irons. And what they give you are:

• Precise heating controls
• The right size hair irons
• Curved barrels to help straighteners glide through your hair

Table 2

#

H2D Hair Straighteners Wide

Remington S3500

GHD Mini Styler Gold

Tresemme 2066U

BaByliss 2098BU

Remington S8500

GHD IV Salon Styler Wide

Remington S6500

Remington S9950

GHD Mk IV Styler

Remington S8590

Remington S9500

Ranked by users

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Users' Satisafction Rating

9.82/10

9.65/10

9.42/10

9.35/10

9.27/10

9.17/10

9.05/10

8.95/10

8.90/10

8.86/10

8.78/10

8.73/10

Expect to pay around

£56

£20

£99

£25

£40

£40

£90

£30

£34

£80

£50

£40

Help me choose

Best Buy

Best Buy

#

Best Buy

#

# # # # # # # 
Ceramic

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Floating plates

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Standard Plates

Y

Long

Mini

Y

Long

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Long

Long

Wider

Y

#

# 

Y

#

# 

Y

#

#

#

#

# 

Rounded barrel arms

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Ionic

Y

#

#

# 

Y

# 

Y

Y

#

#

#

# 

Hair conditioner

#

#

#

#

# 

Y

#

# 

Y

# 

Y

# 

LCD display

#

# 

Y

#

# 

Y

#

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Precise heat

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

#

Y

Y

Temperature range

80-210*C

150-233*C

c180*C

c150-230*C

c180-230*C

c150-230*C

c180*C

c150-230*C

c120-230*C

c180*C

c160-230*C

c150-235*C

Ready in

c15 seconds

c15s

c30s

c15s

c15s

c15s

c15s

c15s

c30s

c15s

c15s

c10s

It’s these three qualities that will help you straighten hair without using harsh chemicals.

The top model, based on what users think is H2D’s Wide ceramic ionic hair straighteners (User rating 9.82/10). This is a professional quality model that is equally useful to a professional hair stylist or a home user who wants the best for their hair.

The H2D Hair Straightener has got the lot: – long and wide hair iron plates, a rounded profile, precise heat settings and a long, tangle free cable. It will even hibernate (auto switch off) if you leave it still for a period of time. Only draw-back? It’s a tad pricey, but a great investment.

If you are after a bargain, then check out either Remington S3500 (9.65/10) or TRESemme 2066U (9.35/10). Both of these have similar specs to the H2D model but can be had for around £25 or less.


Guide to Our Compare Hair Straightening Irons Table

Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating
The key question we asked in our user survey was this: “You’ve been using your straightening iron now for six or more weeks.

Given your experience to date, how would you rate your straightener overall on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high)? Think about ease of use, reliability and value for money”.

We then took all these ratings for a given model and found an Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating per model.

Your best buy hair straightener will have a score of 8 or more. A score of 7 suggests a good design marred by poor reliability. A score of less than 7 suggests a product has both design and reliability faults. It’s a waste of your money.

Table 3

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H2D Hair Straighteners Wide

Remington S3500

GHD Mini Styler Gold

Tresemme 2066U

BaByliss 2098BU

Remington S8500

GHD IV Salon Styler Wide

Remington S6500

Remington S9950

GHD Mk IV Styler

Remington S8590

Remington S9500

Ranked by users

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Overall Users' Satisafction Rating

9.82/10

9.65/10

9.42/10

9.35/10

9.27/10

9.17/10

9.05/10

8.95/10

8.90/10

8.86/10

8.78/10

8.73/10

Expect to pay around

£56

£20

£99

£25

£40

£40

£90

£30

£34

£80

£50

£40

Help me choose

Best Buy

Best Buy

# 

Best Buy

#

# # # # # # # 
Auto shut off minutes

c30m

# 

c30m

c70m

c70m

# 

c30m

c60m

c60m

c30m

c60m

c60m

Travel size # #

Y

# # # # # # # # # 
Travel voltage adaptor

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

# 

Y

Y

#

Y

#

# 

Cable

3m

1.8m

1.8m

3m

3m

3m

3m

3m

3m

3m

2.8m

2.8m

Heatproof store pouch # 

Y

#

Y

#

Y

# 

Y

Y

#

Y

# 
Heat mat #

# 

Y

#

Y

#

#

#

#

#

# 

Y

Non heatproof Storage pouch # # 

Y

#

Y

#

#

#

# 

Y

#

Y

Visual instructions

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Guarantee

2 yrs

3 yrs

2 yrs

5 yrs

2 yrs

5 yrs

2 yrs

3 yrs

5 yrs

2 yrs

5 yrs

5 yrs


Expect to pay around
A guide at the time of publishing.


Ceramic even heat
Many straighteners use a ceramic compound on the surface of the hair ironing plates. This enamel enables the ironing tongs to glide through your tresses and avoids heat damage.

Ceramic also has the advantage of delivering an even heat across the surface of the hair irons. This is important with long hair or thick hair. If you want to straighten hair you want to iron/dry a lock of hair quickly and evenly otherwise you will get a wave.

Floating even pressure plates
Many straighteners have this feature. The hair irons can move in/out which helps them stay in contact with the hair as you move the tongs.

Longer length plates
Wider Plates
Typically a standard length plate is around 85mm long. Longer length plates are up to around 110mm. It means you can iron a wider skein of hair in one go.

Wider hair ironing plates are especially useful for longer, curlier or thicker hair.

Rounded barrel arms
Rounded barrel arms help straighteners to move through your hair without snagging. They also turn straighteners into a versatile hair styling tool for home users. You can coil hair around the barrel arms to introduce a wave or curl.

Ionic
Static electricity is made up of positive ions. It causes frizzy hair.

An ionic hair straightener produces a stream of invisible, harmless negative ions. These counter the positive ions that cause static.

An ionic straightener may be a useful beauty tool for people with fine or very long hair.

LCD temperature display
This gives you control over the heat setting of the hair iron pads. This is useful if you want a precise, low temperature for damaged, fine or coloured hair.

Precise heat setting & Temperature range
Your best buy hair straightener will have this important functionality:

Best temperature settings by hair texture
 
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Coloured/Damaged hair c150*C
Wavy hair c160*C
Curly hair c180*C
Thick & curly hair c200*C

Precise heat settings mean you can set up your straighteners to match your hair’s texture.

Ready to use time
There’s nothing worse than being in a hurry, and finding you’ve got to wait while your hair styling iron warms up. The top 10 straighteners are ready in a jiffy.

Auto shut off
Even worse, is to be walking or driving away from home and wondering if you switched the straighteners off. With auto-shut off you don’t have to worry. 8 out of these user-nominated top 10 straighteners have this essential feature.

Travel size
If you travel you might appreciate shorter barrelled straighteners for ease of packing.

Travel voltage adaptor
A travel voltage adaptor is a switch that allows you adjust your styling tongs to different voltages around the world.

Cable
You want a decent length cable so you can sit down comfortably and move the straighteners about your head.


Compare Straightening Irons for the Best Buy AND Best Price

You’ll compare hair straighteners because you want the best buy hair styling irons and that means both performance and price. We’ve done the research for you and found the best rated hair straighteners in the UK right now.

As you would expect these best buys for hair straighteners come from respected manufacturers like GHD, Remington and TRESemme.

But why pay FULL price?

For a 50% off bargain, check out the relevant straightener’s price search page. You, too, can make great savings from anywhere in Britain.

We can point you to the right hair styling tool with which to straighten your hair (or add a wave or curl as the style takes you).

Use our straightener comparison table and then check out our price research pages. Grab yourself the best buy styling tool in the UK at a tiny price. That’s right, save money and save your time – over and over again.

Thank you for using our UK compare hair straighteners table.

What to look for when buying hair straighteners

Best hair straighteners  | Top 10 Hair Straighteners UK | Best cheap hair straighteners

H2D Hair Straighteners  | Remington S3500 Ceramic Straight 230 | Tresemme 2066U

 

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