NouriTress Professional Nouri Edgestick ($60, nouritress.com). If you have a short cut or are transitioning to natural hair, this tool straightens your roots and edges without the burn.
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Great Investments: Best Curling Iron
White Sands curling iron ($110, whitesandsproducts.com). This one was a sleeper hit. Its lightweight and user-friendly design gives salon results.
3 of 5
Great Investments: Best Flat Iron
Brazilian Heat After Dark 1-inch Straightening Iron ($100, belsonproducts.com)> You might think twice about the Brazilian keratin treatment, but this iron gave even our natural-haired testers blow-in-the-wind straight strands.
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Amika Blowdryer ($160, rickysnyc.com). This dryer had us at the pink leopard print. And with all the elements of a pro dryer, it’s worth every penny.
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Great Investments: Best Hot Rollers
Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Heated Clip Setters ($45, Target). The velvet on these easy-grip rollers won’t rip out your hair. And if you want instant curls with less heat, these rollers give it.
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