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Tried And Tested: Hair Straighteners

12/12/2010 17:15 | Updated 22 May 2015

Hair straighteners are often an expensive purchase, so it's important to buy the right pair for your hair. While GHD's have always been the champions of hair straightening, there are a number of other products out there that will leave hair just as smooth and silky.

MyDaily have tried and tested some of the most popular brands on the high street to find out how well they perform. Take a look at how they fared below.

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Tried and Tested: Hair straighteners

Timing to heat up: 30 seconds

Hair type: Short and fine

Easy to use?: The slick design looks great and it's user friendly. Only one application was needed before they made a difference.

End result: Super straight, healthy looking hair.

Toni & Guy, £69.99

Tried and Tested: Hair straighteners

Timing to heat up: 10 seconds to reach the minimum temperature of 150 degrees

Hair type: Fine

Easy to use?: The variable heat adjustment is useful, with a good range of temperatures, from 150 to 210 degrees. They glided smoothly through the hair but they also created some static between the hair strands.

End result: Hair was left soft and sleek to touch, althought not super straight. Still a great value for money product.

Tried and Tested: Hair straighteners

Timing to heat up: 6 seconds

Hair type: Fine

Easy to use?: User friendly, although this pair didn't have the flashing red light that other GHDs have. The glided through the hair so easily - they were almost too slippery!

End result: Perfectly sleek.

GHD, £149 for gift set

Tried and Tested: Hair straighteners

Timing to heat up: 7 seconds

Hair type: Thick and coarse

Easy to use?: The temperature switch was a little confusing, especially as the display was still lit once switched off. However, they ran very smoothly through the hair.

End result: Straight and shiny.

Boots, £53.32

Tried and Tested: Hair straighteners

Timing to heat up: 10 seconds

Hair type: Thick

Easy to use?: The heat gauge was useful to monitor how hot they were getting. They glided through the hair easily, and the intense heat meant that they only needed one application.

End result: The hair was silky and perfectly straight afterwards.

Corioliss, £119.99

Tried and Tested: Hair straighteners

Timing to heat up: About one minute until they reached the full 220 degrees.

Hair type: Thick curls

Easy to use?: Extremely easy to use, particuarly with the heat adjustment feature. The only negative is that the back of the straightners got a bit warm to hold.

End result: These were fantastic in getting rid of frizz, they straightened the hair without taking away its movement, and the hair felt silky too.

Tried and Tested: Hair straighteners

Timing to heat up: Very quick.

Hair type: Thick with a gentle wave.

Easy to use?: The temperature could be adjusted instantly with the selection tool, the only problem was the barrel was too thick to reach the root of the hair.

End result: Perfect finish!

Tried and Tested: Hair straighteners

Timing to heat up: 10 seconds

Hair type: Fine

Easy to use?: They didn't run that smoothly through the hair but the high temperature meant that the application didn't need to be repeated.

End result: The hair quickly became poker straight.

Babyliss, £100

Tried and Tested: Hair straighteners

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