Skinny plates, zero snagging.

By Patricia Shannon
August 10, 2018
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HSI Ceramic Flatiron
Credit: HSP Professional

If you hail from our neck of the woods you've probably found yourself in need of a good hair straightener from time to time. Whether you have straight hair, wavy hair, or curly hair, frizz is a force Southern women battle for at least 10 months out of the year. What's a gal to do but stock up on hair serums, sprays, and lotions to help banish frizz from the start? If that doesn't work, it's time to bring in old faithful.

That glorious beep your flatiron makes when you plug it in is like music to a girl's ears. You know that once those plates reach maximum temps, it's go time. We'll send every last bit of frizz and every pesky flyaway packing. The only downside is these wonder tools can often come with a price tag that hovers around $100 (sometimes, closer to $200). No, thank you.

For those lucky ducks who haven't already blown their yearly budget on two ionic plates, behold the HSI Professional Glider. It's currently $39.99, Prime eligible, and Amazon's number one best-selling hair straightening iron. We know, sound the alarm.

Over 30,000 reviews have earned this trusty appliance 4.3 out of 5 stars. In case you're worried that The Glider is a one-trick pony, reviewers claim it works wonders curling hair too. One key factor in determining whether a straightener can live up to curling iron status is finding a tool with smooth plates that won't snag. Apparently, this is just the ticket.

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Reviewers also love the 1" plate size that allows them to get closer to the root, and makes traveling a breeze. Short hairstyles and bangs have met their match.