Thick hair is a pain in the arse! There is no nice way to put it, but there is a bunch of hair straighteners out there in the UK that can help. In our dedicated article for the best straighteners for thick hair we are going to look at some of the best tried and tested hair straighteners so you save time on all the research and just buy the best, first time.
Let’s jump straight in shall we!
The GHD Max Styler (formally known as the GHD V Gold Max Styler) is the most common wide paddle hair straightener in the UK because it really works well for thick hair.
Features include large 2 inch ceramic plates that are perfect for taming long, thick and wavy hair that normal hair straighteners can’t manage. More features include an auto sleep mode that kicks in after 30 minutes to make everyone safe, 30 second heat up time for when you’re in a rush, universal voltage for worldwide travel and generous 2.7m cable for less than ideal placed plug socks in them hotel rooms when you really need to be in front of the one mirror with a light near it!
The Cloud Nine Wide Iron is SUPERB when it comes to straightening and styling thick and long hair and is really pushing the boat when it comes to taking over GHDs for the best hair straighteners for thick hair. They are not cheap at all and could have a better warranty period (1 year unregistered, 2 years registered) but they do have a dedicated service and repair centre which could come in handy later down the line.
Features for the Cloud Nine Wide Iron include five different temperature settings for every hair type, floating wide ceramic plates for complete control, free protective heat guard (always nice to have), heat resistant carry case (awesome), come with a sunhat (ermmmm ok!).
Great features include 20 seconds heat-up time (this is max temp heat-up time which is superb!), UK and European plug included, international voltage for worldwide travel. Not a bad set of features there I must say!
These wide styling plates hair straighteners from BaByliss hold up very well when compared to GHDs and pack a good amount of features for a lot cheaper price!
Features include a maximum temperature of up to 235 oc, 30 seconds heat-up time, ceramic plates for a smooth finish, 3m cord and an automatic safety power off after 72 minutes. They also come with a heat proof mat!
These Nicky Clarke wide plate hair straighteners are the best for thick and long hair as they include all the things you’d expect from the Nicky Clarke brand along with some nifty features to get that tick hair tamed before last orders!
Features include 11 temperature settings between 130c and 230c with floating wide plates for tension adjustment during styling, digital display showing the chosen temperature with audio alerts once ready. 15 seconds heat-up time (we’re guessing for the lowest temperature here!), wide ceramic plates deal for thicker hair. 3m cord for plenty of mirror time and an automatic shut-off time of 60 minutes for safety.
These Toni & Guy extra wide plate hair straighteners have a whole bunch of features with great reviews to back them up for an easy decision. These are perfect for long hair mostly and can lend a helping hand when it comes to long and thick hair.
They feature a safety auto cut off time of 60 minutes so you don’t burn the house down on ‘one of those days’, worldwide voltage so you can use them practically anywhere in the world with the right adaptor, digital controls, maximum temperature of 235 oc, 15 second heat-up time (again, probably for the lowest temperature), ceramic plates, 3m cord with UK plug and a very nice 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee (best we’ve seen yet!).
So there we have it, our list of the best hair straighteners for thick hair that you can buy quickly and easily in the UK. If you have any products for thick hair that you think should be included in our list then please get in touch and we’ll take a look.
Thanks for reading!