Y’all know that I take hair very seriously, and so I absolutely advocate getting a good-quality hair straightener rather than risking your hair to something that’s just going to fry it into oblivion. That said, not everyone can afford a Chi or a GHD, and some people who insist that they absolutely must have a flat iron or they will positively just die, Mom, are not old enough nor responsible enough to own an expensive appliance. In those cases, I recommend going decent quality without getting the very best.
All of that said, you might want to check out today’s Deal of the Day at Graveyard Mall, which happens to be a Conair Infiniti Nano Straightener for just $18. It’s true that you’ll then need to spend some money for shipping ($6 for me to Georgia), but consider that Amazon sells this puppy for over $40, even though it’s got overwhelmingly positive reviews and was named a Consumer Reports “best performer overall.”
Graveyard Mall does tend to be very hit or miss, but this one, I think, is a genuinely good deal.