The best straighteners for thick hair

Taryn Davies
Published: December 28, 2017

Having thick is both a pain and a pleasure, yes it looks good, but it takes a lot of time and effort to get it styled beautifully, and that all starts with a good pair of hair straighteners.

So which straighteners are the best for thick hair? Here we pick out some of our favourite hair tools that get to grips with thick hair in a timely manner and thanks to technology advancements like ceramics, ionic and infrared won’t fry your hair completely. Just remember it’s always important to apply hair heat protection products before you apply any heat to your hair and keep hair straightening as minimal as possible. No one wants fried locks.

Panasonic Nanoe Hair Straightener

The Panasonic Nanoe Straightener is an excellent choice for those with thick hair because the tool is designed to avoid drying out your hair as you straighten and style it. Ideal if you’re going to be spending a lot of time going through your thick locks.

The straightener works by generating nanoe particles, which takes moisture from the air and transforms it into moisture-rich particles that are small enough to penetrate the shafts of the hair. This helps to protect against damage from heat.

Combined with the ceramic coated plates, these straighteners are a perfect choice for those who want healthy, shiny locks whenever they style their hair.

Panasonic Nanoe Hair Straightener review

Cloud Nine Original Iron

The Cloud Nine Iron is another great straightener for those with thick hair, as the mineral-infused design ensures even heat across the plates so there aren’t any heat spots which can damage locks. You can even adjust the temperature to suit your hair too, and with a clear LED display it’s easy to see the level of heat you’re applying to your hair.

Cloud Nine tools boast a ‘special and mysterious ingredient’ which leaves your hair looking glossy and healthy. Plus the floating design of the ceramic plates ensure you don’t snag your locks as you style them.

Cloud Nine Original Iron hair straightener review

Joico Styler Keratin Infusion Tool Set Straightener

Achieving stronger and healthier hair when you’re styling might be thought impossible when you’re styling your hair, but the Joico Styler Keratin Infusion Tool Set works to do exactly that.

This tool is unlike anything we've used before, as there is a steam vapour technology, basically it's a liquid designed to repair the hair, which turns into vapour when you style your hair. This creates a barrier on the hair to stop humidity from leaving it frizzy.

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Paul Mitchell Neuro Smooth hair straightener

The Paul Mitchell Neuro Smooth Straighteners are ideal for those with thick hair as they heat up to and manage that in just 30 seconds, they’re designed to glide through your hair with one quick and easy pass, leaving you with silky smooth locks in a flash.

The straighteners are deisgned to ensure they have an even heat distribution at all times, in fact the SmartSense microchip monitors the temperature 50 times per second so they manage to maintain their high heat throughout. Varying heat spots have been found to be detrimental to the health of your hair.

You can see what temperature the straighteners are operating at thanks to the exterior LCD display, plus you can customise the auto shut-off function to your own specific needs.

Paul Mitchell Neuro Smooth hair straightener

Ego Professional Big Ego hair straightener

These EGO Professional Big EGO Straighteners are professional stylers with advanced technology for outstanding results. These straighteners will glide through thick hair, leaving it looking smooth and silk, and prevent drying out of the hair and static too.

The plates combine HW2 technology with crushed Tourmaline gems, both of these are designed to add moisture to the locks and leaving it looking smooth.

These straighteners have adjustable temperature settings, so you can find the right setting for the thickness of your hair.

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T3 SinglePass Straightening Iron

The T3 SinglePass Straightening Iron has become a firm favourite with celebrities and hair experts all over the world, and it’s with good reason too. The Iron works quickly, leaving you with hair that is polished whether you curl or straighten it.

Of course, SinglePass is designed to do just that, allow you to pass through your hair just once, therefore minimising the heat damage you cause to your hair. Plus the plates boast ceramic and tourmaline technology to leave your hair looking and feeling its best.

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Karmin Salon Pro Hair Straightener

Styling your hair is practically effortless with the Karmin Salon Professional Ceramic straightener, leaving your thick locks looking smooth and silky.

The straighteners boast the same high-quality ceramic material that is used by NASA in their styling plates, so you definitely know they’re going to work well. Plus they also have the semi-precious gem, tourmaline, which helps to eliminate frizz quickly.

Get gorgeous silky locks with the Karmin straighteners that won’t tug through your hair.

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ghd Platinum Styler

Evolving from the success of the ghd eclipse, the hair brand have extended their hair straightener line with the Platinum styler – an innovative all-purpose tool that incorporates ghd’s patented tri-technology for kinder styling that’s safer-for-hair heat, and yields better results. The wishbone hinge has been created so there's no slip between the two plates as you apply pressure to your hair.

ghd Platinum Styler Review

BaByliss Diamond 235 Hair Straightener

The Babyliss Diamond Straighteners are a great affordable option tool for those with thick hair. The straighteners leave you with silky smooth locks, as they glide through the hair.

With diamond-infused ceramic and active ionic conditioners, you’re guaranteed hair that’s free from frizz, looks healthy and visibly smoother too.

These straighteners might not be the highest price in this list, but that doesn’t compromise on the quality of them.

BaByliss Diamond 235 Hair Straightener review