All flat irons aren’t created equal. Just because it heats up, has two plates, and claims to leave hair smooth, glossy, and protecteddoesn’t mean that it’s any good. This is especially true if your hair is natural. Afro hair may seem like it needs lots of heat to get straight, but the wrong tool can fry your coils permanently. Hello, heat damage.
That being said, if you’re shopping for a new hot tool to add to your routine, don’t just pick up any ol’ thing. Instead, opt for one of the pro-approved picks for natural hair, ahead.
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Excel Infrared Flat Iron
To reduce styling time, Kendall Dorsey, celebrity stylist to Yara Shahidi and Nick Minaj, uses this iron from by Gina. “The plates heat up quickly and glide over the hair, which allows you to quickly straighten without snagging or causing damage.”
By Gina Excel Infrared Flat Iron,$149.00, available at By Gina.