We all run out of time every once in a while.
But, we know how important it is to have the right amount of sleep. So if you’re like us, setting up an alarm doesn’t really do much.
Still, having a bad hair day is an absolute no-no. Good thing wet-to-dry straighteners exist, and we’ve listed what we think are the best ones on this list.
Our Pick: Turboion Croc Classic Titanium Wet To Dry Flat Iron
Get that salon-gorgeous hair in an instant with the Turboion Croc Classic Titanium Wet To Dry Flat Iron. This flat iron lets you style damp hair effortlessly without worrying about damage.
The ceramic heat of this iron contains FAR infrared rays and negative ions. These promote strong and healthy-looking hair while preventing damage and dryness.
It offers 18 different heat settings, ranging from 280 to 450 degrees. Having a lot of heat options to choose from gives you more control in achieving the perfect hair you’ve always wanted.
Lastly, it has titanium plates that add shine by absorbing static electricity. You can now have beautiful results in just one swipe—which also means you’ll get to save time.
This product is just too expensive. But, this straightener is made from high-quality materials and is of high standards so if the price isn’t an issue, this one’s worth the investment.
Runner Up: INFINITIPRO BY CONAIR Wet/Dry Hot Air Brush Styler
What makes this product unique is that it looks like a brush. We think it’s a great idea because it makes the styler easier to use—and you’ll also have a lesser risk of burning yourself.
Here’s the best part:
It features a unique tension control system so it can be used by anyone—no matter what their hair type is. So if you’ve given up on your thick and curly hair, consider giving this one a try.
Also, its Tourmaline Ceramic Technology releases ions to smoothen the cuticle layers and dry them from the inside out. It results in a quicker, a more efficient, and a gentler drying process.
Plus, the infrared technology maintains your hair’s natural luster by sealing the hair cuticle to reduce frizz.
But unlike the previous product, it only has 2-slide heat options. On top of that, it has a cool shot button to help lock any hairstyle in place.
Also Great: Corioliss Wet to Dry Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic Hair Straightener
Making it suitable for all hair types—and dry hair a thing of the past.
This straightening iron has a channel and vent system that helps evaporate excess moisture. The titanium plates also eliminate frizz to give you super straight hair for fraction of the price.
It can also make your hair 34% straighter with just one 5-second pass. This means you’ll get to style and straighten your hair with minimal effort, which can be a problem for most flat irons.
The best part is it has dual voltage and a 3-meter long swivel cord. This gives you the freedom to straighten your hair from any position, as well as iron it no matter where you are in the world.
Budget Pick: Huachi Wet and Dry Hair Straightener
This straightener has steam vents that draw excess moisture from your hair while ironing it at the same time. It helps distribute heat evenly to avoid over-damaging your hair.
It even makes hair shinier and healthier-looking while eliminating static and frizz!
It heats up in just 30 seconds and has an LCD display to show if you’ve reached your desired temperature. Five main buttons are located at the handle to easily adjust the temperature.
But, what we really liked about this iron is its safety features. It auto-shuts off in 60 minutes and with just a slide of a button, you can lock it when not in use.
How to Use a Wet-to-Dry Straightener
Straightening hair usually involves blow-drying it first before actually ironing it. This is why it’s often time-consuming and very inconvenient.
That’s why wet-to-dry straighteners exist. They have a special venting system that absorbs excess water from damp hair, turns it into steam, and lets it out through the holes in the plates.
It’s like doing two things at once.
When used on hair that’s very wet, wet-to-dry straighteners will make a lot of steam which can make you burn yourself. So for best results, make sure it’s 80% dry before using these irons.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use them properly:
- Remove excess water from your hair by wrapping it in a towel.
- Comb it using a wide-toothed comb to make sure it’s tangle-free.
- Apply a heat protectant to reduce damage.
- Blow-dry your roots before straightening while the rest of your hair stays damp.
- Set your unit to wet mode. Then, choose the correct heat setting for your hair type.
- Start with the lower sections of your hair. Excess water will now be turned into steam so expect the unit to make hissing sounds.
- Avoid getting steam burns by pointing the vent holes away from your hands and face. This is something most beginners forget to do!
- Most wet-to-dry straighteners have built-in comb teeth that detangle hair while straightening it. They also let you have more control when grabbing and straightening each section of hair.
- Make sure your hair is damp, not wet, when using them. Styling wet hair will only take longer and will end up looking frizzy; using it on damp hair will give a lasting and a smoother result.
- Go over a section only once to avoid damaging your hair. Wet hair can be harder to grip which means you’ll have to redo a section a few times—another reason to never do it on wet hair.
- Wet-to-dry irons leave the roots wet since you can’t go near the scalp. This means thin hair will look thinner and make the contrast between the rest of your hair and your roots look unnatural.
- You can prevent this by blow-drying your roots for a few minutes to lift them. Then, finish the rest of your hair up with the iron to give it a shinier and straighter finish.
We have chosen the Turboion Croc Classic Titanium Wet To Dry Flat Iron as the best wet-to-dry straightener. It makes wet hair look shiny and healthy without damaging it even more.