Affordable Hair Tools that Actually Work

There’s a reason we spend so much time and money at hair salons: it can seem near-impossible to make your hair look professionally styled from home. Styling your own hair can quickly become a struggle with tangled cords, fatigued arms, and untamable frizz getting in between you and your desired look.

A woman adding waves to her hair using a flat iron.
Photo credit: Maozz

The key to mastering salon hairstyles lies in finding the best hair tools for the job. With everything from effective straighteners to hair dryers that won’t damage your hair, we’ve rounded up the best tools on the market that retail for $50 or less. No matter the hair issue you’re dealing with, we’ve got you covered.

Conair 1875 Watt Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer

Conair 1875 blow dryer.
Photo credit: Conair

If there is one hair tool we recommend splurging on, it’s a blow dryer. We use hair dryers more than we realize, and if they are old, they will fry your hair faster than you may think. If you’re in need of a new dryer, we highly recommend the Conair 1875 hair dryer. With over 1,500 5-star reviews on Amazon, we are not the only ones obsessed with its Tourmaline Ceramic Technology that protects your hair from heat damage. Three settings for heat and two for speed make this product even more of a score. Just remember for your hair’s sake, if your blow dryer starts to smell like it’s burning during use, it’s time to purchase a new one!

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler
Photo credit: Amazon

If you want less frizz, less pain, and more time in the morning, this blow-drying styler is for you. This product may look like just a brush, but it’s actually a two-in-one tool that features special bristles that detangle your hair while drying it. With two heat and speed settings for styling flexibility, this one-step tool has the power of a hair dryer and the precision of a styling brush. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Conair Infiniti Pro Rainbow Titanium Flat Iron

Photo credit: Amazon

The rainbow titanium plates on this flat iron are as pleasing to look at as they are effective. This tool has a whopping 30 different temperature settings, allowing you to adjust it to best fit the thickness and texture of your hair. Best of all, it only takes 15 seconds to heat up, so if you’re always in a rush, this is the flat iron for you.

Remington Pro 2” Flat Iron with Silk Ceramic Advanced Technology

Remington Pro 2” Flat Iron with Silk Ceramic Advanced Technology.
Photo credit: Amazon

What we love most about this Remington Pro iron is that the plates are two inches wide which allows you to straighten more hair at a time. Also, if you have thicker hair, these plates won’t require you to straighten the same strand countless times. It heats up in just 15 seconds and will defrizz hair instantly thanks to its built-in silk ceramic technology. To alleviate the age-old worry of leaving your iron on, it has an automatic 60-minute turn off time. So if you’re having a frantic morning, this flat iron has your back.

Bed Head 1” Tourmaline Ceramic Spiral Styling Iron

Bed Head 1” Tourmaline Ceramic Spiral Styling Iron.
Photo credit: Target

Forget damaging and expensive perms. If you’re wishing for wild spiral curls ala Carrie Bradshaw, then look to this curling iron. It has a wavy barrel that lets you to see exactly how your strands will come out. After curling your hair with this tool, reviews on Ulta’s website recommend shaking your head to loosen the ringlets or lightly combing through the curls for a more natural look.

Remington Ultimate Stylist Wraps to Waves

Remington Ultimate Stylist Wraps to Waves.
Photo credit: Remington

Rumor has it that this Remington iron is hard to get your hands on because of a strong demand for it. Los Angeles-based celebrity hairstylist Clay Hawkins swears by its double barrel iron. It heats up to 350 degrees in just 30 seconds and creates the perfect “S” waves in an instant. If you love the double-barrel but can’t get find version, Remington released a similar model named the CI606NA Auto Curl. Though this tool is a little more pricey than our preferred version, it is still under $100!

We want to hear what hair tools you swear by! Let us know by commenting below, or  show us your go-to hairstyles by tagging us on Instagram @Faviana or on Twitter @FavianaNY. We may even repost your picture! Also, don’t forget to follow our Snapchat @Faviana_NY and subscribe to our Youtube channel for fun vlogs!

xo,

Amanda

Amanda Ferruzza

Amanda Ferruzza is a New York native who is currently studying Advertising & Marketing Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She loves combining her love for fashion with writing. Amanda has many dreams she hopes to achieve within the fashion industry upon graduation.

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