If you've ever sizzled your strands with a flat iron, then you know not just how awful it smells, but also how incredibly damaging it is to your hair. With the Ferrum Professional Styler by Ladies & Gents ($180), however, hair is protected thanks to an ingenious, nonheated fabric padding affixed to one of the plates. (Editor's note: the Ferrum was sent to us by the brand for review.) That means hair is cushioned gently as it's passed over, allowing your strands to breathe. Less heat and less tugging means less damage. It's really a win-win, if you ask us. A tourmaline-coated plate on the other side helps to further enhance shine and lock in moisture. In combination, you'll get more volume than you would with an ordinary flat iron — almost as if you had blown it dry instead.
To use, apply a heat-protectant first, and be sure your hair is completely dry. Set the dial to your desired temperature (140 to 450 degrees), and flat-iron away. If there were such a thing as hair insurance, then Ferrum would be it.