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4 of the Best Flat Irons for Type 4 Natural Hair

Avatar • Oct 17, 2014

As usual, curls and kinks are always in style, but it’s nice to change it up when the weather permits. Now that the humidity is out of the way and has been replaced with crisp, cool air, it’s time to put that flat iron to work. Here are some of the best flat irons for natural hair and their fabulous results.

Chi Air

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After letting her natural type 4 hair air dry overnight, fashion and natural hair Youtuber, TheChicNatural, used the comb chase method with her Chi Air flat iron to achieve straight tresses. She took a rat tail comb and chased her hair after she passed the flat iron through. The key to her technique was parting her hair in small sections. Her hair is sleek and shiny. The best part? She only ran the flat iron through her hair once!

Infiniti Conair

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Tiffani Renae Conair Natural Hair 2

According to natural hair Youtuber, Tiffani Renae, the Infiniti Conair flat iron has not caused her to experience any heat damage. Like TheChicNatural, Tiffani only passed the flat iron through her hair once. She was able to do this because she put the flat iron on the highest setting (395 degrees). After blow drying her type 4 natural hair, Tiffani went to work. Her flat iron and her technique left her hair bouncy and full.

FHI Platform Series

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MoKnowsHair FHI Natural Hair 2

Popular natural hair Youtuber, Mo Knows Hair, used the FHI Platform Series flat iron on her model’s type 4C natural hair. Instead of blow drying the model’s hair, Mo decided to part her hair in sections and twist it. Then she placed the model under a hooded dryer to dry. The FHI Platform Series flat iron left her hair silky and full of body.

BaByliss Tourmaline Titanium Steam

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Type 4C natural hair beauty, CallMe_Trice, used the Babyliss Tourmaline Titanium Steam flat iron to get her hair bone straight. In addition to the Babyliss flat iron, she also used The Mane Choice’s Thermal Defense Line, but CallMe_Trice believes that the steam from her flat iron is what really contributes to her getting so straight. Her hair is literally bone straight, but it’s not lacking in shine or volume.

It’s always important to keep in mind that what may work for one, may not work for another. However, it’s awesome to know that there are flat irons that will give our type 4B/C natural hair gals the sleek flat ironing results that they desire.

 

Do you plan on flat ironing your hair this winter? What is your go‐to brand?

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Caramelcurls
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Caramelcurls

This article came right on time! I plan on flat ironing and trimming my hair TONIGHT! All of the videos were helpful and all of the ladies have gorgeous hair. Love!

Dawneei
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Dawneei

Are there any tips on what to use before you flat iron the hair? I recently went to get my hair trimmed and flat ironed. My hair lasted less than a day before it decided it wanted to puff back up. I am not sure what my hair type is because I have different textures all over head.

Patti
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Patti

Go to Moknowshair YouTube page she has a variety of videos on straightening hair and shows the products that she uses. I usually use Tresseme :Thermal Creations Heat Tamer spray and Beyond the Zone : Turn Up the heat protection spray.

Brittney
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Brittney

I love the remington brand studio silk flat iron

Humph
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Humph

What makes any of these flat irons ‘the best’? The fact that four women used them in youtube videos? Nothing in the text describes the composition or quality of the flat irons. You’re just telling us that these women used them and said they were good. Aren’t ‘the best’ flat irons made of ceramic and negatively charged?

Jay
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Jay

I agree. I thought I was going to get feedback on the best type of straightener. Steam vs. Ceramic vs. Titanium vs. Infrared glass…etc. I want to know what will work best with natural hair. the quality, thickness…something.

Ms NeeC
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Ms NeeC

I have been using the BaByliss for more than a year now. It is one of my best hair investment!!!! I use the Mizani Thermasmooth System and my flat iron, my pin curls last more than a month. You would swear my 4B/4C hair is chemically relaxed.

DD
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DD

Which model of BaByliss?

Jacky
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Jacky

Lovely! Thanks for posting.

I’m yet to get such sleek results using a flat‐iron but I’ll keep developing my flat‐ironing skills.

Adriane
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Adriane

I get body and volume when I use my 1.5 inch InStyler.

Alyssa
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Alyssa

I use a flat iron called Wet 2 Straight. It was affordable while I was in college & it still works really well. I used it this past January & the results did not disappoint! (^.^)

Democracynow
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Democracynow

Has anyone here used the Maxiglide Hair Straightener?
https://www.stylebell.com/Articles.asp?ID=191

I have 4c and I know that it uses steam!!! I’ve heard that steam is good for black hair. I’m natural (NO PERM)

Faith
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Faith

I use Maxiglide but without the steam. Works well but not as straighy/bouncy as when i get it professionally done.

Kenneth Oc
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Kenneth Oc

I am going to buy a new iron for my gf this week. She always worry ab her hair, its thick and is not easy to shape. I checked online to find the right model for her. Ceramics or Titanium irons reviewed in a magazine. Any ideas? http://www.beautilab.com/titanium-vs-ceramic-flat-iron/

Amanda
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Amanda

I have really thick, coarse hair and use the Karmin Salon Pro, it’s quick and leaves my hair looking shiny.

Anna
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Anna

I have watched all of these videos before this article not anyof these women except 1 have 4c hair. We already know its easy to flatiron 4a/4b hair duh. Chase method on 400. the girl with the big twist style has 4c. Her stylist took around 3–4 hours. And you notice how sue didn’t leave it straight? Exactly. . So comparing 4a/4b easy flatiron 20 minute hair to my 4 hr CHI 4 section flatiron is an insult. At least leave her hair straight it IS a flatiron ohh I fogot “its not bouncy and shiny enough”.

Keneesha Hodge
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I so feel your frustration! Especially with seeing actual videos with actual hair like my own.
I realized that even with my crappy flat irons, the best straight hair for me is in how well I can blow dry and get the ends straight. However, the stylist I see when funds allow uses CHI so I think I’ll invest in those. You’re right this stuff is a lot of work, which is why I prefer to let someone else do my hair.

Alexis
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Alexis

great post!

Jo Jo
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Jo Jo
Annie
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Annie

I have to agree that the FHI platform series and the Babybliss irons are phenominal

Anthro Pop
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Anthro Pop

They all seem to straighten great and all of them look amazing. That BaByliss flat got her hair Layed for the Gods! Wow!

Lacey
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Lacey

My stylist uses the FHI flat iron on my hair, and the results are always wonderful. No heat damage, my hair is bouncy and shiny, and my style lasts for days. However, I’ve witnessed many complaints from my stylist and others in the salon, and also online product reviewers. Apparently, the FHI flat iron has a short life span and customers end up having to replace the tool at minimum one year of ownership, which is also the length of the product manufacturers warranty, ironically. The manufacturers warranty is a one‐year limited warranty, which covers defects, but nothing related to… Read more »

TAHA AKKAFA
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TAHA AKKAFA

there i found 3 reviews another website. Onei is the one they re suggesting. What do you think Lacey? Are you still happy with FSI?
http://www.thebeautilab.com/best-flat-iron-for-black-hair/

looks like the first one is matching with the one blackgirlonghair reviewed already. Im going to buy that one and will write you my review.

Lacey
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Lacey

The Onei sounds nice! Please let me know how you like it. My FHI flat iron is still functioning to my surprise, so I am still enjoying it.

Best flat iron Review
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Best flat iron Review

Also i think
1. BaByliss PRO Nano Titanium Mini Straightening Iron
2. HSI Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron
3. Remington S7901 Ceramic Hair Straightening, is the Best Flat Iron For Natural Hair. If you want to know more about Best flat iron reviews please check here http://bestflatironreview.com

Michelle Kelley
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Michelle Kelley

Babyliss Flat Irons is the extremely slim style causes it to be one of the most relaxed resources out there(goodflatirons.com). Of course, the main benefit is the capability to straighten up even wet hairs, which helps you to save an entire style step. Get outside quickly
with Babyliss Flat Irons!If you straighten up your hairs regularly – or if you work in a salon and you straighten up clients’ hairs regularly, it works definitely excellently.

Marie
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Marie

How confusing is this thread for someone who just wants to narrow down options for the best flat iron product!! Every other comment is recommending a different flat iron; my head is spinning. The article above was just as useless to me. As always, I find that there are way too many options for my black/kinky hair and they all seem to duplicate one another. I don’t find all the variety to be a good thing in this situation–I’m old (56), and I don’t have the patience to keep trying new stuff. I just want a flat iron that works… Read more »

Lorraine
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Lorraine

56 is not old!

Lorenza
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Lorenza

Karmin makes the best in my opinion =D

Lorenza
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Lorenza

Best I have ever used is the Karmin ^_^

Laura Waters
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Laura Waters

I’d recommend Karmin ^_^

Barbara
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Barbara

I have been using the karmin flat iron and works really well for my hair 😉

Kathy
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Kathy

I’d recommend the Karmin hair straightener 🙂

Purpledidi
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Purpledidi

When using Flat Irons/Blow will you get your curl pattern back in a month.

Ashley
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Ashley

I’m obsessed with these colors! I want to try this with my own hair I have hair extensions from here https://www.averahair.com/collections/bundle-deals and these extensions are supposed to hold color really well.

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