Get gorgeous hair with our pick of the best cheap hair straighteners, all for under £40
Looking for a decent pair of hair straighteners that will make your hair soft, shiny and straight without breaking the bank?
The best hair straighteners aren’t always the most expensive. Lots of cheap hair straighteners work just as well and have added clever technology (like ceramic plates, timers and conditioning ions) to keep your hair looking gorgeous all day without frazzling the ends!
Our round-up of the best hair straighteners has a pair to suit everyone, from skinny straighteners that are good for fringes to a mini pair that you can fit in your handbag and even the best hair straighteners for creating curls.
And how about some expert tips to get the best out of your straighteners? We’ve got those too! Find out how to straighten your fringe like a professional, create curls that would make Kate Middleton jealous and how to keep your hair straighter for longer.
Plus, we’ve rounded-up the products you need to make you hair straighteners work even harder – from a must-have hair oil to the best heat protection sprays around.
So, click through our pick of the best hair straighteners under £40 now – then leave this page open for the other half to find. Hopefully they’ll find their way under your Christmas tree this year…
The cheapest of the lot. Babyliss’ colourful straighteners are half the size of a regular pair so they’ll take up less room in front of your mirror.
Straightening tip: Brightly coloured straighteners should stand out if you accidentally leave them on the floor.
Ceramic-plated straighteners used to be really pricey, but not any more. Why are they so good? Well not only do the ceramic plates heat up quickly and evenly but they also glide through the hair much more easily than regular straighteners. Styling products won’t stick to them either.
Straightening tip: Never straighten your hair when it’s wet because you’ll damage it. Use a hair oil to speed up drying time instead, like L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil.
Want a little added sleekness with your straightening in the morning? Who doesn’t! Moroccan Argan Oil is a natural ingredient renowned for its shine enhancing properties as well as Vitamin E, and the plates of these straighteners are infused with the miracle product.
This device came in at the top end of our budget, but it’s worth the extra pounds for it’s ability to straighten, wave and curl hair all whilst protecting your locks too!
We’re all guilty of overdoing it with the straighteners so it’s worth buying a pair that will be kind to your hair like Philips’ straighteners – they condition while straightening. Turning the dial down and using a heat protecting spray will help stop frizz too.
Straightening tip: There’s no need to straighten your hair every day. Use dry shampoo between washes to keep it looking and smelling lovely.
With its slim, ceramic-coated plates, the Wahl pencil straightener is the ideal tool for short haired ladies.
The thin 9mm-wide plates allow you to smooth out even the shortest of strands, meaning more precision and less burns from trying to straighten hair with bigger tools!
Straightening tip: If you’re worried about damaging your hair, just straighten the very ends. It can still make a hige difference and give a really smooth finish whilst avoiding ‘flat’ near the roots.
If you have long or thick hair and struggle to find a good set of straighteners to do the job, then we’ve found just the ones! The extra long, 25mm floating wide plates are pefect for smoothing large chunks of hair all in one go, which means you don’t have to spend half the morning in front of the mirror.
These very cool silver and white straighteners by Vidal Sassoon have thin plates so they’re ideal for short hairstyles or getting that fringe looking perfect. The handy zip-up case will keep them safe too.
Straightening tip: Use a hair mask that aims to combat heat damage once a week to keep your hair in good condition.