Gabrielle Union's Stylist Says This Is the Number One Flat Iron for Natural Hair

The beauty of black hair is in its versatility. We have the choice to wear our naturally curly hair; try protective styles like braids, locs, and twists; or straighten our textured tresses—the options are endless. But whenever you're in the mood to switch up your curls to bone-straight stands, you must keep the right flat irons in your corner. 

Heat damage is real, which is why it's essential that the quality of your flat iron is top-notch. The last thing you want to do is burn your hair with poorly made hot tools that weren't made with the health of your hair in mind. You don't have to spend a hefty penny on a good flat iron, either.

Do you ever look at a photo of your favorite celebrity with sleek, straight hair and wonder how she got her hair to lie down so perfectly? Same. So we reached out to celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims, who has worked with A-listers like Gabrielle Union, Zendaya, Mary J. Blige, and more to find out his all-time favorite flat iron.

Click through for the best flat irons for natural hair and then call your local beauty supply store ASAP to see if one of these is in stock.