Best hot tools for hair extensions, according to experts


Hair extensions can bomb, but they can also look horrible if damaged or poorly styled. This is why it is important to research the best hot tools for hair extensions if you are planning to shake a serious head of synthetics.

Fortunately, we’ve found some leading experts in the industry to break down what they suggest using if you’re new to plugins or haven’t found what works best. Read on for recommendations on hairdryers, flat irons, and curling irons.

Curling irons

BaByliss Pro

The BaByliss pro curling iron as they have heat settings. Most heated hair products just have a high-low setting, but this has different temperature options. A hair specialist or stylist would use the higher on extensions as they are very experienced, but the average consumer would definitely need to use less which makes this iron a perfect option.

—Lacy Gadegaard-West, Founder and CEO, Laced Hair Extensions

This is my favorite curling iron. It is very comfortable to use and gives you perfect curls every time, no matter what type of hair you are working with. The porcelain ceramic barrel gives you even heat distribution without any hot spots and leaves hair shiny and full. It is great for creating loose curls or waves while reducing styling time.

—Suzzie Monroe, owner of Luxbae Salon and Medical Spa

Luxy Hair Signature Curler

This curler has 11 heat settings with an initial heat setting of 200 ° F to 450 ° F. As long as synthetic hair is made from heat resistant fibers (most on the market that are advertised as heat resistant can withstand up to 320 ° F), our curler may be compatible. The client just needs to make sure that the hair is heat resistant and also needs to check how much heat it can withstand. Plus, unlike many tools on the market, our adjustable heat settings can accommodate a wider variety of hair types and synthetic types.

—Julia Venturin, Affiliate Marketing Coordinator and Hair Extensions Expert, Luxy Hair

Long Barrel Bio Ionic

This iron is the best for those with long hair. The long barrel allows more hair to go around the iron while it can slide easily through the hair. The easy glide aspect is important for those with extensions as they usually learn to curl longer, thicker hair. Being able to easily slide the iron through the hair will help them rotate the iron without getting stuck. When adjusting to a new look, it’s important to recommend tools that will help your client learn. The different heat settings allow you to control the heat used on your hair and extensions. Style also lasts for days with this iron, and it’s perfect beach waves.

Taylor Blades, lust & mane Educator; Owner of Blades Styling in Gilbert, AZ

Classic Ghd Curve Wand

This curling iron has an advanced ceramic coating that glides through hair without getting stuck. Ceramic plates are ideal for extensions as they help smooth hair and reduce frizz. One of the things I love about this iron is how quickly it heats up. This iron is perfect for a more traditional and bulky look.



BaByliss Pro

This iron is known for the different heat settings, and with extensions it is important to maintain the longevity and health of the hair by using low heat. This iron works great at low / medium heat with just one pass. The bigger the iron the better, allowing you to grab more hair per pass.


Croc the new classic

I’m all about healthy hair when it comes to my clients. This infrared flat iron is my favorite because it seals the cuticles and locks in moisture while minimizing heat damage. It smooths and smooths in one pass, whether you have extensions, colored hair or frizzy hair.


Dyson Corrale

This cordless straightener has changed the game with its technology. The flexible plates help you gather more hair which is a total time saver, especially with extensions. When we wear extensions we are looking to save time by being able to grab more hair per section, so we won’t have to spend too much time with this iron.


Hair dryer

Ultra-light Bio Ionic Pro 10xs dryer

The Bio Ionic Pro Ultralight Speed ​​Dryer is known to be lightweight and dry quickly! This dryer is more affordable [alternative to Dyson] it is gentle but quick drying. This is great for extension customers who don’t have as much to straighten or style natural hair. This is a great option for the wearer of extensions looking to blow dry and straighten hair quickly.


Gama Italy Perfetto

This hair dryer has become a staple in my salon that my stylists and I use every day. I love that it is so light and compact while still being a powerful tool that dries hair much faster than others I have tried. I find that especially with thick hair or hair with extensions, this hairdryer cuts drying time in half. Its sleek design is also a plus!


Dyson Supersonic

The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is known for its speed and noise control. When we wear extensions, we are dealing with double or even triple the amount of hair we typically have. Having a hair dryer with this speed and quality will save you time when drying. It also helps prevent heat damage while keeping heat controlled with precision styling. Precision styling is so important to an extension wearer as it helps straighten natural hair while being able to straighten extensions. It is very important to straighten both natural hair and extension hair to close the cuticle and make it look sleek. With the different accessories you can dry the hair up to 80% in no time and then start straightening it for the perfect blow-dry. It’s worth splurging!


Now that you know the best hot tools for hair extensions, here is your guide to coloring, washing, and detangling!


David R. Brewer

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