Product Type: ghd hair care products
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GHD Mk4 Straighteners
Member Name: 2012Saver
GHD Mk4 Straighteners
Advantages: Last forever, make hair look great
Disadvantages: Cause heat damage to hair if used too frequently
Hair straightening is part of my day to day routine and has been for years. I am now on my second pair of GHD hair straighteners. I was bought the current pair of GHD straighteners I have for Christmas in 2010 so I have had them for almost 2 years.
GHD straighteners cost £99 with free UK delivery at the minute from the official GHD website, but if you shop around online they can be bought from as little as £78.
These straighteners are black with gold coloured ceramic plates. They have n on/off switch and an LED light. The LEDlignt switches on red when you first turn the straighteners on. When they are heated and ready to use, the straighteners will beep and the LED starts to flash. The heating up process takes no more than 5-10 seconds. GHD say these straighteners heat up to 210 degrees.
During use these straighteners glide smoothly through your hair. I find I only have to straighten a section of hair once for it to be straightened to perfection. They leave my hair smooth, soft and frizz free. My hair is also really shiny after I use these straighteners. The GHDs can also be used to create waves/curls however this is not something I often do so I couldn't comment on how well it works.
One function of these straighteners that impresses me is that they automatically switch off if they are left idle for 20 minutes. They will also make a constant beeping sound to alert you that they were left on. This is great as it leaves you with peace of mind that if you ever do accidentally leave them on, they will automatically switch off.
The straighteners will not turn on if the room temperature is below a certain level, this has only happened to me once on a really cold winters morning, and it is to prevent condensation forming and damaging the internal components of the product.
GHD straighteners come with a 2 year warranty which I have never had to use. In my experience these last the test of time and are a top quality product. My last pair I had for almost 6 years before they broke after I accidentally stood on them! It is reassuring to have a 2 year warranty in case anything goes wrong. You can register your GHDs online to activate this warranty when you buy them.
As with most heated hair products, daily use will cause damage to hair. I try to use a heat protection spray but find that my hair is not in too bad condition, as these straighteners only need to be used on each section of hair once to get great results. The smoothness of the ceramic plates means these do not catch and pull out any hairs.
I really love these straighteners and think that although they are costly, the price per use is minimal as they are so long lasting!
Summary: I would definitely recommend these to a friend or anyone wanting to purchase a pair of straighteners