“ The mark of quality for hair straighteners, GHD Salon Stylers are an ever reliable and effective pair of straighteners. Whilst they are more expensive than most, it's not difficult to see why. „
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I have been loyal to GHD straighteners ever since I began straightening my hair years and years ago. I love their straighteners and believe that they do produce minimum damage to my hair and always leave it soft and sleek.
When I saw that they had released the GHD straighteners in this wide model I was so pleased and looked forward to purchasing them. I actually sold my thin ones on eBay and got a great amount to put towards my new ones and had them soon after.
My hair is very long and thick, and naturally kind of kinky - I will have straighter parts and then curls mixed throughout. My other straighteners never disappointed and so I knew these would be great - and they were. Previously to straighten my hair I would divide into 6 or 8 sections and straighten, however with these I now only divide into 4 sections and still get through my whole head very quickly.
I used to straighten my hair pretty much every day but now not so much, though I've never felt my hair has been damaged by the GHDs at all. I also find that having straightened my hair one day, the following day my hair is still very straight - making it easy to then go over and be done very quickly.
I think I'll always be loyal to GHD when purchasing straighteners because they do such a good job, last ages and are worth the money. I absolutely recommend these to anyone who is after a good pair of straighteners, especially if you have thicker hair - they are perfect.
I have had a pair of these for years now and I would well recommend for those with thick and long hair!
My hair is quite long and the normal thin straighteners dont seem to hold.
I have replaced these only once due to the last pair breaking through my own fault and i think they are fantastic!
The price seems alot to pay but for the quality and performance they are well worth it!
They heat up very quickly and do get very very hot so you must have a heat mat to put them onto whilst using and cooling down otherwise they have been known to cause small fires. Better to be safe then sorry and the heat mats are very reasonable too.
You do have to be careful with the heat as they are very hot and you need to be careful of your ears and forehead as they are quite large so getting really close to roots can be tricky.
Otherwise these are well recommended and excellent value for money!
I've always been rather proud to say I own some GHD hair straightners - the brand has a good reputation in the world of hair, and unfortunately a price tag to match. I was very lucky to receive these as a lovely Christmas present last year, and was very grateful as a hair appliance is not something I would willingly pay close to £100 for.
My hair is fairly fine, so these are probably not the right straightners for me, but it seems whatever the hair type, they really work! In a handful of strokes I was left with super straight, sleek and glossy hair. This was done in the amount of time it would take me to complete a quarter of my hair with other straightners. My friend who has substantially thicker hair than myself also likes to use them as they control her 'mane' effortlessly. If it's possible they were actually a little TOO effective for my liking as although the results were extremely long lasting (hair remained straight following a good nights sleep), it left mine feeling a bit limp and flyaway. This was more likely due to my hair type or my lack of hair styling skill rather than the product itself though!
One thing to be careful of is the heat that is emitted from the device. The reason they achieve such wonderful results is because they get so incredibly hot; hotter than standard heated hair appliances. The heat can be felt when it's just close by, and just the slightest brush against an ear, finger or neck will burn. The steam can be seen rising from the hair as soon as the straighners make contact, so definitely protect your hair using some specially formulated spray or serum prior to styling. I would also very strongly advise resting the appliance on a heat proof mat whilst cooling; to be honest I was a bit disappointed the product wasn't supplied with one. However, I did receive a manual with them which is fabulous. It explains exactly how to use them, tips on hairstyling and care, and also how to use them safely.
I've had them about 9 months now and have not had a problem; for what they cost I wouldn't expect to at this stage though.
Perhaps not ideal for me, but a highly recommended purchase for anyone with thicker/wavy/difficult to control hair, or simply anyone who wants super straight hair and fast.
I've been using GHD straighteners since I was 15. I first owned a pair jointly with my sister but when she moved away to University I decided to invest in my own set.
Both have been the wide plate straighteners as these were recommended by my hairdresser as being particularly good. I have used the narrower straighteners a few times when at a friends and found them quite different. I like that are able to curl your hair with the smaller GHDs but I found to be not nearly as effective as my wide plate ones.
The straighteners are primarily made from a very dark grey hard plastic, this makes up the main body of the straighteners. There is a rubber coated wire which leads to the plug, this length of the wire is pretty generous and suits the majority of uses for me. In between the two plates of the straighteners are two gold coloured metal rectangles. These are the plates that heat up and in which you clamp your hair and run it through to straighten it.
There is also a small red light inside which when initially turned on is constant and then begins to blink when the straighteners are hot enough to use. Opposite them is a reflective hologram sticker of a girl so if you can't see the light you can see the reflection and so check whether they are turned on or off. There is also a switch for on and off, but I tend to just switch them off at the plug when done rather than use this.
They heat up relatively quickly, 5 minutes to get to an appropriate heat to straighten. This is perfect if in a hurry, I tend to switch them on when I begin blow drying my hair. The plates are smooth and it is easy to run your hair through them. You have control of how hard they are clamped down so there is little chance of pulling your hair. I do find the plates are very hot and the sides are not protected so I have burnt my ears and neck on numerous occasions. I am pretty clumsy so not sure if this is just me or everyone's experience too.
The wide plates make it ten times quicker to straighten your hair as they cover a greater area of hair in one sweep. I tend to find that each section of hair needs roughly two sweeps before it is straight and sleek. The straighteners are extremely easy to use and I've really never had any trouble with the way in which they function.
I've owned my current pair for roughly 5 years now and have experienced a few technical difficulties with them. After a couple of years of use I thought the fuse had gone because they failed to light up or heat when plugged into the wall. I discovered there was a slightly loose connection between the wire and plug and that if I pulled the wire taut they would heat up just fine. This obviously isn't overly convenient but weirdly enough the problem seems to come and go. I can use them for well over 6 months not experiencing this issue and then it will return to a few months. It hasn't been inconvenient enough that I need to replace them yet, though I imagine I might at some point.
There have been times when I have accidentally left them plugged in and heating up and then left the house to go somewhere. Usually there is someone at home to help but in the case where there is no one the straighteners have a safety system to prevent them overheating. After they reach a certain heat they switch off and then once cooled enough will turn back on. Obviously this isn't ideal for the straighteners but it does prevent a fire so I'm glad it has this function.
Originally I think I paid £90 for these straighteners, though prices vary depending on where you buy them. To a teenager this was ridiculously expensive but now I'm a bit older I see the value in forking out a little extra for these. I've used far cheaper straighteners and found you get static in your hair and damage, both of which are far from ideal. I've never experienced either of these things with the GHDs and this is reason enough to pay a little extra.
Overall, a great pair of straighteners with minimal issues.
This GHD professional salon styling iron is perhaps one of my most treasured possessions. Yes, I know it sounds overdramatic to be quite so fond of a hair-styling appliance but I am. These are simply fantastic.
I have the misfortune of having not quite straight, but not quite curly hair which has to be the most irritating type of hair ever. It just needs so much help to look half decent. Over the years I have tried so many styling tools. My first straightening tool (a Babyliss 'steam' straightener) was bought fifteen years ago and since then I have always had some tool to help control my wayward hair.
These were my first pair of GHD's. I chose these rather than the originals as I have thick long hair which these are perfect for with their wide plates which cover more surface area of the hair, cutting down styling time. That was 5 years ago and they provided me with 2 years of excellent service. That is until I failed to pack them away properly. Instead I left them on the heat mat in front of my full length mirrored wardrobe. My lovely boyfriend accidently crushed them with his huge feet and I was left quite literally bereft.
I tried to cope without my beloved ghd's but I couldn't do it and quite willingly bought a second set for just under £100. These were almost identical to the first with the same wide plates, speedy heat up time and smooth, floating ceramic plates but ghd has cleverly added some extras:
* The iron will beep when it has reached its desired temperature.
* The shape is less square enabling users to use the irons for creating curls by wrapping hair around the plates just like GHD's slimmer versions.
* The iron now has a sleep mode which is activated after 30 minutes of inactivity. This cools the irons down and a warning beep is sounded every twenty seconds.
* The iron now has universal voltage meaning that you are able to use the styler abroad with adapters.
I use my ghd's mainly for straightening my hair and it does the job perfectly. I have tried to curl my hair with them on occasion but in my opinion this is easier to do with the slim versions and you will probably get a better result. For those that are interested in learning how to create different curls and styles using their ghd's, Google ' ghd curls' for online tutorials or see the official ghd website.
My only issue is not with the actual product but with the amount of counterfeit versions available online or 'off the back of a lorry'. Buyers beware, if it seems too good to be true it probably is. One way to be sure you are not buying fake ghd's is to buy from an authorised stockist, a list of which is published on the GHD website.
When buying a second-hand set, ask to see the hologram code on the label attached to the power lead. You can verify authenticity by entering this number on the ghd website under the section 'product registration'.
Overall, this is a fantastic product and I would recommend to everyone. I do not know anyone that has bought a set and been disappointed. To the contrary, I know dozens of people who have a set and could not be without them now... like me.
These are expensive, I bought mine for about £100 about five years ago, but they really are worth it. I have long, fine hair which is layered and a fringe and the GHDs work well on all of it. I use my GHDs most of the time (although I sometimes don't bother if I'm at work or uni), especially on my fringe. To get hair really straight, it's best to seperate your hair into sections, use some heat-protection spray and slowly straighten it. It always gives great results; a nice shine and very straight hair which will stay this way for a long time and even if it's windy or lightly raining outside. So, I don't need to use hairspray. You can creating waves/curls by twisting it/your hair while you are straightening it but I've never gotten great results doing this.
It's very simple to use and has a little red light which blinks when it's hot enough to use. It's a long lasting product and still works just as well as it did when it was brand new. It does get really hot so, obviously, you have to be careful with it. The only real problem I have with it is that it doesn't work in America, I go over about once a year and I have an American pair of straighteners (not GHD) that I bought which I have to use instead.
Overall, a really great product that's worth the money and does exactly what it promises to do. I've reccomended this to friends who've bought it and been really happy with it.
Use - 5/5.
Value for money - 5/5.
Design - 5/5.
I have now had these straightners for 6 years and they are still going strong! I have had probably six other heair straightners before buying these all leaving my hair dry and kinky not a good look. My cousin suggest I pay out the £120 for these which I thought a little steep but wow - she was right this is exactly what I needed.
My hair is thick. long and curly it is a hairdressers nightmare and takes over an hour to blowdry! straightening my hair is not something I do too regularly as it does take time, however not as long as it used too (11/2 hours down to 30mins not bad). The head on these are slightly wider than the normal ghd's therfore I am able to do it in about 30mins. The finish is always perfect leaving me with shiny, straight sleep hair which last about 4days before needing to be washed again.
I use the straightening protect spray from ghd which is a must, I have had my bottle about 2 years and it seems to go on forver as a little bit goes along way. I love my hair and take good care of it and I feel these hair straightners are not doing it too much damage. Hot plates on any hair are going to damage it however you want to look at it.
If these hair straigtners were to go worng as I am sure one day they will, I will ost definately save up for another pair as they have been life changing for me. I now have a choice how to wear my hair and I would definately suggest to anyone to get these straightners over any other make. I know all the girls in my family have a pair now and even my mother loves them and wouldn't have anything else.
I personally do not feel there are any disadvantages to this product, the price is fair as they go one forever, if going abroad to America there is an adapter you need which I didnt have and therefore could not use them.
I have given them a 5* as they have chnaged my hair style life, I can not have my hair straight or curly which I could never do before. Thank you GHD!!
I have used GHD hairstraighteners for the past 5 or 6 years.
I was drawn in by their good reputation and high promises, and for a retail price of £80 - 100 plus, I was hoping that they lived up to their name.
I was not disappointed, and I am now on my third lot of GHDs.
GHD hair straighteners leave your hair poker straight and silky soft, with relatively little effort. If they had been invented 10 years earlier I would have been a much happier teenager!
They heat up super quick, in approximately 10 - 15 seconds, a little longer than claimed, but who can moan about waiting 15 seconds for something to heat up to 230c!
They beep when you switch them on, then beep again when they are up to their optimum temperature. From then on you can use the straighteners to great effect.
My hair is quite long, and it takes me all of ten minutes to straighten my hair with these straighteners, and so long as I do it thoroughly, it stays straight all day (so long as the dreaded rain doesn't get me!).
One bad thing about GHDs is that in my experience they tend to have a fairly short life span. As I said I have been using GHDs for about 5 - 6 years, and I am on my third pair. That said, they seem to last about two years before they either die completely, or do not straighten as well as they once did.
So in conclusion, they are the best on the market, but I do feel because of their seemingly short life spans, they should not be as expensive as they are. I think the price tag is due to very clever marketing, rather than pure quality of the product.
In the past when my GHDs have failed me, I have used my friend's Remington straighteners, and being honest, as much as I love GHD and am loyal to them, they did pretty much the same job and straightened my hair perfectly fine, and cost my friend a mere £30.
ghd hair straighteners are the best hair straighteners EVER. Fact. I have had some shoddy hair straighteners in my time; I have tried 11 different types to be exact. And none, absolutely none even compare to the ghd's.
I bought my ghd's back in 2005. As I write this review, it is 2011 and they are still going strong. That's six years of amazingly straight hair. I bought the extra wide ones as I have lots and lots of hair that is quite thick, for £120. I do believe that they go for about the same price today.
They are so simple to use. Just one switch; on/off. They heat up to 230 degrees in about thirty seconds, although I understand that ghd have had to lower the temperature to around the 160- 170 mark.
The smooth plates of the ghd's glide through your hair, and don't catch or snag as many other hair straighteners do. I section my hair and only need to straighten each area once for smooth, silky results. The results last all day, and even through to the following morning. I think these straighteners also have helped with tangliness, as my hair seems tangle- free and smoother.
The only piece of advice I would give is to make sure you always use a heat defence spray as ghd's get very, very hot and do damage your hair.
Highly recommended, if mine ever broke I'd cry!
These straighteners are fab! They heat up quickly and the cord is extra long so you don't find yourself getting all tanged up and in a mess. They look really posh and stylish in their black and gold colours and they come boxed in official GHD packaging.
I purchased these off the official GHD website so I knew that they weren't fake. The irons smooth the hair quickly and easily without knotting your hair or ripping it. The irons are suitable for dry hair but I also use mine on partly dried hair and they work well to dry and straighten my hair at the same time.
The irons heat up quickly so you don't have to wait around for ages for them to heat up. They also cool down quickly but I suggest that you buy a heat proof mat to rest them on as they do get pretty hot and you don't want them to burn your carpet!
I get great results from these irons. I have really thick hair and these somehow manage to tame it without making it frizzy. The results I get from the irons last all day and my hair feels really soft and smooth after using these. They are also really strong and durable and you can tell that they are of excellent quality.
I am pretty certain that these irons will last for years and they are the only irons that manage to tame my thick hair.
I first discovered GHD's at the hair salon when I was 16. At that time I had a horrid perm and wanted to get rid of it as soon as possible and decided to try and have it cut out! My hair stylist decided that rather than cut the perm out, she would re-style my hair and show me how to use GHD hair straighteners (I have previously had bad experience with metal plated hair straighteners!)
I found these so easy to use! With my hair being in quite bad condition, she recommended I used the GHD hair oil or straightening serum at the same time to protect it. I have never been happier than using these hair straighteners. And no matter what the length of my hair, I have a pair that fits the length. I started with the large size, moved to the middle size, and now have short hair so have a pair of the thinnest ones.
They always leave my hair in good condition and silky smooth without frizzing the ends.
Ok so these straighteners are DEFINATELY for those with thick hair,they are very hot and make your hair go from frizzy to straight in seconds. The only thing I would say is that if you have shoulder length hair or shorter then this product isnt for you. The styler is too wide for short hair you need a much thinner styler. My hair was shoulder length and it was quite difficult to use this styler because of the width. Now my hair has gone abit longer they are great! Better for the length of your hair rather than the layers though again because of the width. So overall, if you have long thick hair these are perfect, but for short choppy layered styles I'd choose the thinner ghds'. However definately stick with ghds they are the highest quality you can get in my opinion. But just as a tip use heat protection at all times as these do make your hair dry and damaged if you use them everyday without protection.
Roll back to 2005, I was 20 and working hard earning a good bit of money, and decided I was going to treat myself to a visit to the hairdressers... The usual happened (cut etc) and then she asked if I'd like her to use GHD's? Well I'd heard of them, they were expensive hair straighteners was all I knew but I thought hey ho its a treat and agreed. For the next few hours I felt like a godess after leaving that salon! My hair can only be described, in the politest way, as that of Sideshow Bob's long lost sister (if you have no idea who he is then I suggest you watch The Simpsons!). I have, and always have had, frizzy curly massive hair and lots of it! When she used the GHD's it was like having new hair - I got compliments all day! So roll forward a few months to the run up to Christmas and Daddy dearest asks what I'd like.... I took a gamble and asked him for GHD's. He had no idea and enlisted the help of his partner to buy me a pair!
So what are they and how do they work?
GHD's are, quite simply, hair straighteners! I own the original (they were brought in 2005!) wide plated Salon Stylers. They came boxed in a long box with GHD emblozoned all over it and sat inside there they were, complete with some hair grips for use during styling. They were, without a doubt, the most beautiful thing I had ever seen! Black, with gold plates and a simple little 'ghd, hairstyling iron with ceramic technology' stamped on the underside of each plate they look so simple its misleading. As you can see from the picture above they are the typical design of a hair straightener and at the plate end they have a peice of the plastic each side that juts out, you use this to hold them together tighter if you wish without burning your fingers. They have one simple switch on the inside which you just slide to on or off, and an led light that lights up red when you switch them on and flashes when maximum temperature is reached. On the other inside strip is some product information and a hallmark and code for authenticity. Mine are a genuine pair, I have had this verified by ghd themselves.
To use them you simply plug in, flick the switch to on and await the light to flash to let you know they have heated up fully. You then get your section of hair, by hand or brush, and run the straighteners down the hair from root(ish!) to tip and repeat until you hair is straight.
GHD's, as they say on them, use ceramic technology which, I beleive, is because it glides through the hair in the best and easiet way whilst still giving maximum performance - straight hair! Now I have used so many different straighteners over the years it is unreal, and GHD's are the only pair that do glide through my hair without any snagging feeling, like my hair has been caught or is being pulled roughly. They heat to 210 degrees which is very, very hot but is excellent in achieving the results I desire. Take care when using them as they do make your hair extremely hot to touch, but a little bit of common sense here and you wont get hurt. And most obviously, never touch the plates!
Where can you get them and how much?
Back when I asked for these as a gift they were only available in selected salons and online from GHD themselves. My Dad brought mine direct from GHD online, and I remember on Christmas day his delight at just how happy I was, as he'd paid 'a fortune' in his own words! They were, back then, a hefty £149 plus P&P, but I believe that these days they are as low as £99 for the newer models and are available in salons and online still, as well as with lots of different online retailers. However, there are A LOT of fakes out there and I would urge anyone to ensure they are buying a genuine pair by checking the unique hologram code that is on every single authentic pair with GHD, via their website. I have done this myself just to be sure!
As mentioned before I have the wide plate version (and an old pair at that!). You can get pink ones, purple ones and even white ones, thin or thick. However as I have only had the one pair this is the only pair I can review.
So are they are great as all the hype?
Well as I mentioned before, my hair is evil! My straighteners I owned before I was brought my GHD's were a hefty £70 and did nothing for my hair - it used to take me around an hour to straighten all my hair and it was a lot shorter then than it is now and I would have to section all my hair to ensure each peice was straight. So Christmas day I open up my GHD's and instantly dive in the shower, blow dry my hair and get ready to try them out. I plugged them in, waited for the flashy light (not long at all, I'd say a minute or two to reach full temperature) and off I went. I had sectioned my hair ready for what I expected to be just as long a process as normal. Within 15 minutes I was done!! I had lovely sleek, straight hair and most of the time was taken up with taking the clips out of each section! I was very, very impressed. My whole family commented on how lovely my hair looked, my dad even said I looked like I'd been back to the salon. They have a super long cord meaning you dont have to move a mirror to near a plug socket, I can plug these in outside my bathroom and still have enough flex to use them without any taughtness.
Fast forward 5 and a half years.... I am STILL using the same pair of straighteners as I first used on the Christmas day back in 2005! And they still provide exactly the same excellent performance. In fact, a lot of people dont actually know that my hair isnt naturally straight and are shocked when they first see my Sideshow Bob look (which is rarely outed for public viewing I might add!!). I rarely need to redo my hair with them, they keep my hair straight all day and I only ever go back over it if I'm off out for an occasion, but other than that, one quick do in the morning and I'm done for the day. I rarely experience any static from using them, infact the only time is when I've dyed my hair (I have no idea why this happens?!). I have also been naughty and used them directly onto wet hair. Now be careful if you do this as it creates a lot of steam, but also is damaging for your hair! My hair is hardly damaged from using straighteners, and I use mine daily, unlike other pairs I have used as I do not get the snagging with my GHD's.
I will add here that you can apparently do other things like curl your hair with these, I'm afraid I have never attempted this, I'm no hairdresser, so really couldnt rate this aspect of using them. They are rounded on the sides to allow this use and if you are able to give it a go and master it then I would recommend you try.
So I'm sure you're thinking something must of gone wrong with them at some stage? After all don't most people moan they break easily? Well I have dropped my pair more times than I care to remember and they have not once cracked or shown any sign of this. I have had only one issue with them - they suddenly refused to stay on. They would switch on and keep flicking off. A quick wiggle of the power cord and I realised the issue was in the cord where its joins into the actual straightener. I was gutted, but I knew there had to be an answer somewhere. So off I popped to the computer, ran a search and discovered it was a common fault. Unfortunately most people write their GHD's off at this point but I was cleverer than that. I found I could purchase a new wire from GHD themselves for £12 including delivery. I found a video on youtube that explained exactly how to change the wire over. When the wire arrived I followed the steps on the video, plugged them in and viola!!! They worked again. Clever me!
I have had friends who have brought 3 or 4 pairs of these all because they've stood on them and they've snapped or they have experienced the same issue with the cord. I would suggest to anyone that has any problems to contact GHD and see what they suggest as quite often they are still under their 2 year guarantee (yes as standard!) or they are repairable. My pair have moved house numerous times, been dropped/pulled down by my kids (when off I must add), live in the bathroom where its wet, have been uysed abroad for a year and by nearly all of my friends and they are still going strong. They require very little maintainence, just a wipe with a damp cloth around the edges to remove and sticky bits from running over your hair with products in.
For £149 my Dad was expecting them to straighten my hair themselves, but even he has to admit, 5 and a half years and almost daily use and you cant complain, they are a perfect investment for anyone who wants to look after their hair. I couldn't rate GHD's any higher if I tried, and mine are most certainly my most prized possession! 5 wholey deserved stars!
GHD... The product a girl can't possibly live without!!!
I can't exaggerate how much I actually rely on my GHD's, I actually get worried at the thought of them braking.! I know you must think im pretty sad, but these straightners have become a major part of my lifestyle.
I first got my GHD's for christmas, and you can really see the difference compared to the other cheaper hairstraightners on the market. For a start they get so much hotter, which is good for the straightning, but pretty bad for the hair (make sure you use heat protector spray otherwise the heat will break and ruin your hair).
My straightners are wider than my friends GHD's and also the usual ones which are used in salons, I got these because my hair is so long and it used to take me about 10 minutes to straighten my hair with my old straightners, but with my GHD's it litterally takes me about 2!
There is no need for repeated straightning, as soon as one section is done there is no need to re-straighten unlike with the old straightners. Which obviously prevents straightening your hair from being a long tedious task, i actually like doing my hair in the mornings now (which I know is really sad).
However, with these wider GHD's it doesnt let me curl my hair unlike with the original GHD's which my friends have, this is a major disadvantage as I would love the same quality for curling my hair as well as straightening it.
Another disadvantage is the price... we all know how expensive GHD's are, but trust me, they are so worth the price. I wouldnt ever want to use normal straighters after using GHD's as it is now a brand i trust, and i would rather pay an extra £100 for a good quality product, expecially as i use them everyday!
I cant exaggerate enough how much I need my GHD's in my everyday morning routine.
Now, I know what you are thinking. Do guys really own GHDs? Yes they do. I may be the only one of my guy friends to own a set but I'm not embarassed at all. I own a bush of frizzy crazy hair which is not easily tamed.
After tying it back for years, a female friend suggested that I get a pair of straighteners. At first I laughed at her but she was serious. She grabbed out a sleek pair of black straighteners and sat me down for what was going to be a very girly hour! She put strange products in my hair which smelled good but were completely alien to me. When I looked in the mirror, I was completely taken aback. My usual unruly hair was gone and replaced by straight hair which looked in great condition.
I then did a bit of research online and decided on the straighteners with the wider plates because my hair really does get crazy sometimes. I paid £70 for them from Amazon. They came quickly and I was glad when they arrived in a plain box on the outside. I still felt a bit embarassed at the time! I opened up the black and gold box and looked at my new gadget. That's what I call them anyway, a gadget! Makes them sound less girly! They have a matt finish and are black with light gold coloured ceramic plates. They heat up quickly, usually within two minutes.
You do need to get used to them, especially if you are not familiar with the straightening process. Watch you don't burn your ears! I have done that twice so far but have got more used to them. The wide plates are good for thick frizzy hair. They would also be good for very long hair I'm sure, mine is shoulder length.
I finally look more respectable at work and do actually feel better about myself now. My image looks a lot better and people at work have commented on it. I do of course get the usual girly comments from male coworkers but it doesn't bother me. More and more men seem to use straighteners nowadays.
These are brilliant quality ceramic straighteners which are going to give you a perfect result everytime. They are easy to use and great for women AND men!
If you have got thick hair that needs straightening then the ghd Professional Salon Styling iron is perfect for you / Its advanced ceramic technology straightens and smoothes your hair / The GHD Salon Styler uses the same technology as the original ceramic hair straightening irons but its wider plates mean that this iron is ideal for thicker or heavier hair / As well as straightening hair beautifully, this versatile iron also allows you to create movement, curls and texture / Thanks to its unique built-in microprocessor, the GHD Salon Styler conducts heat fast and retains it more effectively too / The result? Instant long lasting heat for optimum styling control / Plus its advanced infra-red heat actually protects your hair by sealing in its natural oils, moisture and hair colour /