My hot hair tool use has gone through many phases: the sleek straight flat irons of college, va va voom hot rollers of my twenties, the more recent medium barreled curling iron beach waves, and countless other looks in between. The only constant? Finding the perfect hot tool for my hair type has been the secret to a style that makes me feel my best – while avoiding as much heat damage as possible. If you’re looking for a new tried-and-tested tool to add to your arsenal, we’re here to help: our beauty council has spilled on the dryers, rollers, and rods they can’t live without. Keep scrolling, and we’d love to hear your favorite hot tool pick in the comments!