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I changed my hairstyle recently to a bob that curls underat the ends but unfortunately I have a problem with having very fine hair that completes deflates in around 5 seconds even if I blow dry it upside down. I was tired of looking lank and a bit manky so I asked my hairdresser what she does to add volume to hair. Wrong thing to do just after pay day!!! I walked away with an arm full of mousses, creams, shampoos, etc and also this brush. I won't tell you how much I ended up spending that day but this brush was just over £15 around 4 months ago. There are various sizes of this brush which is made by GHD (a brand that had taken my money in the past on some admittedly very good straighteners!!) and is made of ceramic (for the bit where the bristles come out of) and plastic (the bristles and the handle and the body). Mine is size 3 which is a 45mm in width but there are sizes 1-4 for various different hair types. The idea is that the ceramic barrel heats up when you are drying your hair and sets volume into it. I usually grab sections by hand and curl them round then point the hairdryer at it until they're dry enough but my hair dresser said this could cause damage so I guess I don't recommend that technique! I can't think of any others though! The brush is just a bit too big to maneuver in my hair comfortably and I wish I had gotten another size. This has made my hair a lot bouncier but that might be the other products I started using at the same time! My hair still looks pretty lank unless I wash it every day so I can't say this makes much difference when I use it on dry hair so I can't really say it's been worth £15.
When I was looking for ideas for my sisters Christmas presents I came across the GHD ceramic vented radial brushes and decide to purchase one for her but also got one for myself as I am a bit bad when I dry my hair and I just blast it and then nail it with the straighteners to get a straight look. I thought that if this brush helped make my hair straighter to begin with then I would find my styles would last longer as well. The GHD ceramic vented radial brush comes in four different sizes depending on your hair type and what you need from the brush: Size 1: Best for shorter hair or for blow drying fringes or shorter layers in your hair. Size 2: This one is suited best to short to mid length hair and is the brush I bought for my sister as it seems to be quite a versatile size. Size 3: This one is best for mid to long hair and again seems to be quite a versatile brush. Size 4: This one is for drying extra long hair and is the one I purchased for myself as my hair is generally pretty long. You are looking at paying anything from £15-£20 for one of these hair brushes and I purchased mine from the very catalogue so that I didn't have to pay for them immediately but it would seem the best prices come from ghd direct where you get free postage and packing as well. I have to say that I was very hesitant about ordering one of these brushes simply because of the price because I am the kind of girl that would grumble at paying a fiver for a brush that I may or may not get on with but I took the plunge and trusted the ghd name. The brush came nicely packed in a black ghd plastic box which I think fits well with the brand and immediately looks expensive and stylish. All of the brushes look pretty much the same in that they are a vented radial brush in black but the only difference is the varying sizes of the barrels on the brushes with size ones being 25mm and size fours being 55mm. The brush features a silver metal slanted end to the bottom of the brush which has the ghd name on there so that you can show off and say "look I use a ghd brush too!" if you wanted to! I have to admit from the off that I am really rubbish with these vented brushes and I can never seem to get the brush too roll in my hair and pull it through like they can in the salon but I hoped that with this brush I would have more luck. My hair is very thick and curly naturally and so it does take a long time to dry. The main selling point for me with this brush was the fact that it claims to make easy work of blow drying hair and will also make it quicker to blow dry your hair too. The fact that it has a ceramic barrel means that it holds heat from the hair dryer and will transfer this heat to your hair as you pull the brush through it and thus make quicker drying. After a bath I nearly always blow dry my hair and the advice with this one is to blast your hair until it is around 80% dry and then to section your hair and work from the root to the tip directing the heat of the hair dryer on to the barrel as you work through your hair. Initially when I used this brush at first I was quite shocked at how spiky the bristles felt on my head as my normal brush has those little bobbles on the end so it isn't too scratchy on my scalp but this one doesn't have those and so it is quite scratchy feeling! The handle on the brush is easy enough to hold and nice and smooth. It would perhaps be better to have some form of grip material there to make it even easier but it isn't a massive issue. When I got over that feeling it was a case of learning to wrap my partially dried hair sections around this brush and I have to say that I did, and do still, struggle with this. There is something about the effortless way that the hairdressers go through my hair with brushes like these drying it straight but I suppose they have a lot of practice! I find that some sections of my hair are more manageable with this brush than others but I think that is the case with any brush as certain areas are just easier to reach. Once you get used to going through your sectioned hair with this brush it is less of a chore and my arms don't ache as much as they did initially! I think that it takes some getting used to using a brush like this as it is quite heavy to hold and manoeuvre being a large brush. I do notice that when I am using this brush that my hair is dry quicker and that it isn't as wild looking. Before this brush I would simply blow dry my hair by waving the dryer all over it and then intermittently running a paddle brush through it so the end result would be something resembling Hagrid from Harry Potter but with this one it is a sleeker result. I am not good enough with this brush yet to not want to run through it with the straighteners but I do think that straightening is also quicker if I have used this brush to blow dry my hair as there are less kinks and bumps in my hair. This brush is also good if you want to add some volume and bounce to your hair according to my sister. I am quite bad in that I like my hair to be poker straight as I am cursed with wavy hair and so despite being told often to go for big, curly hair on nights out and things I always opt for the straight look but I can see that big hair could be created with this brush quite easily really. There are tips for use on the ghd website and places like you tube as well. So do I recommend this brush? Well yes I do. Do I think it is worth the £20 I paid for it? Not really. It IS a very good brush and it will probably be even better in someone more competent hands but I just hope that I can become better at creating sleek straight hair with this one and then will see the value of it more. I would probably say it is better at around the ten to fifteen pounds mark. Thank you for reading my review!
Have a Good Hair Day every day with GHD brushes. I recently splurged and bought myself some new hair brushes. Mine had got to the stage where the bristles were missing, hair was stuck in it, the rubber underneath had started to break away and was stained white from using dry hair shampoo. One of the brushes was this rounded brush from GDH. On their website GHD promises that this brush will blow everyone away with voluptuous body, lift and movement and will create texture and volume for all hair types. Now, the brush can actually be purchased in four different sizes which are explained below: 'Size 1 (25mm barrel) This size brush is perfect for short hair and fringes, allowing you to get into the roots easily and finish your style. Size 2 (35mm barrel) Use this brush on bobs and mid-length hair, to create a sharp, clean finish and add shine. Size 3 (45mm barrel) Best used on mid-length to long hair, to create a soft movement to your style. Size 4 (55mm barrel) Long hair will love this brush, adding movement or smoothing depending on your desired look.' I went for the size three brush as I have medium to long hair and so though a bigger barrel would be good for me. When the brush arrived, I bought it from the GDH website for £17.50, I was really pleased with the quality. I love my GHD straighteners so knew these brushes would be of good quality too but I was really pleased with the initial look of the brush. It has a lovely black sleek handle and the GHD logo on the end of the handle. Then the brush head itself was nicely finished. The head is hollow and vented so when you use ti in conjunction with your blow dryer it actually makes drying quicker and gives you more lift and volume. I can't say that I have my technique down like they do in the hair salon, I always marvel at how they manage to scoop up your hair in a brush and work it with a hairdryer so that it is smooth and silky but I have managed to get my own rhythm by using this. I grab sections of hair with the brush and find that the bristles really cling to the hair and hold it in place before you decide to slowly pull the hair through the brush. This is never painful either which is nice. My hair does come out with a lot of nice bounce and volume and I'm glad I invested in this style of brush.
As someone who is constantly searching for the ideal products and styling tools to help restore my once beautifully thick hair to its former glory, I am thrilled to have discovered this hairbrush - which I first came across after reading an excellent review on this site from -michelle- . I had heard of ghd before, but only because of their stylers. I was not aware that they made hairbrushes too. I was sorely tempted, because the description of the brush, and of the results it gave, sounded absolutely brilliant, and just what I wanted. Two things stopped me, though. The first was the price - £15 for a hairbrush? (I've since discovered that good quality hairbrushes are rather more expensive than I had been expecting!) And the second was that I wasn't sure which size I should go for. Although size 1 was described as being perfect for short hair, it looked so slender in the photos I saw on Amazon etc, that I just wasn't sure whether to go for size 1 or 2. I decided to look for it on the high street, so that I could compare it to the brushes I have been using. I didn't have any luck, but I did find a little brush, Boots' own make, that seemed to have a similar premise - ie it was a vented radial brush, though with a metallic core rather than a ceramic one. However, I thought it would do the same job, and it only cost about £3. I was pleased with my purchase, and found that it was the right size for my style, the handle was comfortable and easy to grip, and the brush was light - which comes as a relief to my often-aching arms. It did quite a good job, a bit better than my other, non-vented brushes. But I kept thinking about the ghd brush, and eventually decided to check their website for exact specifications. I got out my tape measure, measured the diameter of the Boots brush, and saw that the ghd size 1 was exactly the same size. So I decided to treat myself when I earned another Amazon voucher. I'm hugely relieved that I ordered size 1, as anything else would have been much too large. As it is, this is the perfect size for my short style. The brush comes in a long slim black box, with a silver design and lettering. It has a picture of the brush on the back of the box, and 'ghd Size 1 Ceramic Vented Radial Brush' on the front. The packaging states that this is 'The perfect brush for short hair styles, when looking to create volume and movement during blow drying. The ceramic barrel heats up quickly to speed up your blow dry'. The brush measures just over 27cm long, and the diameter of size 1 is 25mm. If you prefer your measurements in old money, that would be 11inches long, with a diameter of about 1 inch. It has a sloping metal tip at the base of the handle, with the letters 'ghd' imprinted on it. I was surprised by the length of the hairbrush, but found it a pleasure to hold and to use. The handle has a soft coating that makes it comfortable as well as easy to grip firmly, and the length of the brush itself is also longer than I am used to. However, after dashing off to wash my hair so that I could try out my new purchase, I was absolutely thrilled with the results. I deliberately didn't use my normal volumising shampoo, and although I used a styling spray, it wasn't the most heavy-duty of my arsenal. I wanted to see whether the brush could live up to its claims without extra assistance. Because I am always trying to add volume to my hair - which used to be gloriously thick, but illness has taken its toll and left it thinner - I tend to use carefully selected styling products. I find that these products can leave a residue on the bristles of a hairbrush, so I had already emailed ghd to check that their brushes would be washable. I soon had a response to say that this was indeed the case. I noticed that a small amount of residue had been left on the bristles after styling, but a quick rinse under the tap got rid of this. Because the brush is so long, it is able to take more in each section, making the drying process faster than usual. The extra long handle meant that I could easily reach all my hair without having to stretch or strain my arm - very useful for someone who lives with the pain of Fibromyalgia. My hair was dried and styled in no time at all, leaving it full of volume and very soft. Lovely! When my husband came home and I described the brush, and its claims, he agreed that it had certainly done the job. The next morning, I was delighted to find that my style had retained its volume. Ghd's website describes these brushes as giving 'voluptuous body, lift and movement. The Ceramic Vented Radial Brush not only makes drying quicker, but creates texture and volume for all hair types'. The brushes are available in four sizes, and the following description is quoted from the website: 'Size 1 (25mm barrel) This size brush is perfect for short hair and fringes, allowing you to get into the roots easily and finish your style. Size 2 (35mm barrel) Use this brush on bobs and mid-length hair, to create a sharp, clean finish and add shine. Size 3 (45mm barrel) Best used on mid-length to long hair, to create a soft movement to your style. Size 4 (55mm barrel) Long hair will love this brush, adding movement or smoothing depending on your desired look.' I ordered my brush from Amazon, so that I could use my voucher, and the supplier was 'ghd2u'. Their website is www.ghd2u.co.uk, and they are listed as a genuine supplier by ghd's official website, www.ghdhair.com. The brush itself cost £12.95, with an extra £2.49 p&p. The ordering process was easy, and the speed of delivery was superb. I ordered my brush early one afternoon and it was with me the very next morning. I sent an email to their Customer Services department to compliment them on their excellent service, and had a lovely reply. You can also buy the brushes directly from ghd, where they cost £15 for sizes 1 and 2, and £17.50 for sizes 3 and 4. Free delivery in the UK is available for most days. OK, £15 is a lot to pay for a hairbrush. But I think this one is so good that in my opinion it counts as a styling tool as well as a brush. I was amazed by how quickly my hair dried, how full of volume it was, and how soft it felt. So, like michelle before me, I am more than happy to give this a full five stars. Since joining this site, I have found so many lovely things to tempt me, and have purchased a few. I have come to think of them as my 'investment treats', ie something that I believe to be excellent quality, and things that will last a long time. Among my purchases are the Logitech Laptop Desk, Lily Lilo mineral foundation and a Une Kabuki brush, Zandra Rhodes bedding, this brush, Clarins Energizing Emulsion to Soothe Tired Legs, and - shortly to arrive, a Thermos water bottle. So I'd like to say a huge 'thank you' for all your wonderful reviews.
Ceramic vented radial brush Size 1 My hair has always been a disaster, I have tried but failed on many occasions to find the perfect hair brush, to style my hair in just the way I want it. I have purchased so many different round barrel brushes over time and I have never got the styling result I wanted. I began to think, it was just me who was useless at creating the style. Every time I walk out the hairdressers, my hair looks and feels great. I want to be able to create that look by myself, I will not give up until I find the perfect brush, to which I can style my hair, just exactly as I want it. Then I saw this "GHD Ceramic vented radial brush". GHD are a company known for their hair care products, best known for their wide range of hair straighteners. They also sell shampoo and conditioners, thermal protectors, styling and finishing products, accessories and brushes. Their products are a little expensive but are made with real quality and longevity which makes it worth that little bit extra. To find out more about what GHD have to offer you can visit their website where you can find out exactly what they sell, prices, how to create that perfect hair style and also how you can check who's selling fake GHD's e.t.c. It's worth a look. http://www.ghdhair.com/ The Brush I bought A barrel brush, with a soft to touch black handle, topped off with a gold tip, bearing the letters GHD. The barrel end of the brush is hollow, ceramic and vented and measures 25mm which is the smallest size 1. The brush comes in four different sizes: Size 1 25mm best for short hair and fringes. This size is perfect for short hair, allowing you to easily get to the roots of your hair, making it easy to finish your style. Size 2 35mm best for bobs and mid-length hair. This size is perfect if you have a bob or mid-length hair because it helps you to create a sharp clean finish, as well as adding shine to your hair. Size 3 45mm best for mid-length to long hair. This size is perfect for mid to long hair as it helps create soft movement to your style. Size 4 55mm best for just long hair. This size is perfect for long hair as it's good for adding movement and a smoothing effect. GHD claim that these brushes will give your hair, voluptuous body, lift and movement. The Ceramic Vented Radial Brush not only makes drying quicker, but creates texture and volume for all hair types. The brushes range in price from £15.00 for the smallest size up to £17.00 for the largest size. My own experience with the brush I found the GHD brush on Amazon, I decided I was going to find myself a real good brush and pay that little bit more for it, because I do believe it when people say "You get what you pay for", and so because I wanted something good, I was prepared to pay the price for it. I paid just under £15.00 including postage and packing. I did think it quite expensive just for a brush but I was prepared to give it the benefit of the doubt. When I received the brush, it was all wrapped beautifully in a shiny silver and black box. First impressions of the brush were good, the handle being soft and comfortable to hold, it felt really nice in my hand, sort of special looking as well, though how a brush can look special is beyond me. I had to try it out so I washed and prepared my hair ready for it's magical makeover. The brush was good at gripping my hair and at keeping it in place as I dried each section bit by bit, starting as always at the back of my hair, working up to the top. the sides working from bottom upwards then the very top and the fringe. I was amazed at how well my hair had curled and how well it just stayed in place once I removed the brush. My hair felt full of life and height, it felt soft, it felt good. I have never been able to say any of those things about my hair before, but I can honestly say I could see 100 percent difference in my hair for using this brush to blow dry with, instead of my regular brush. Now I could be led to believe that it was the thickening spray that held my hair this way, but although I know the thickening spray I use is excellent, I also know that the spray alone did not totally achieve my look, it may have helped, but I know the brush that I used to style my hair had a lot to do with me achieving the look I finished with. The brush is excellent, all I need to do is keep it clean and hair free and I'm sure I will continue to get the results I want, by using this brush along with a good thickening spray, I don't think anyone could go far wrong. Overall I'm glad I bought the brush, as it makes such a nice change to be happy with my hair once I've washed and dried it. I give this brush 5 stars because it has worked miracles on my hair Thank you for reading my review which is also posted o Ciao
A perfect partner for your style / This ceramic -barrelled brush retains its heat to allow for a faster blow-dry / Hollow, vented ceramic barrel35mm diameter barrelSoft touch, non slip finish handleProfessional design & hand finishedHow to use:Blast hair until it's 80% dry / Working with small to medium sections, place the brush into the root area and direct the heat from your dryer at the barrel / Keep the tension as you move the brush through your hair, directing heat at the barrel as you go /