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In the past few years since I was about 18 I’ve only had one hairdryer and I was perfectly happy with it, I didn’t use it much because I try not to put heat on my hair too much – as it used to be really badly damaged. Until a few months ago that is!
GHD are a company, also known as Good Hair Day, that sell straighteners, brushes, accessories, hairdryers and curlers – all round good stuff for your hair in my opinion!
This hairdryer is around the same shape and style as your average hairdryer, it’s just got a bit of a longer cable and is something really that gets used in salons a bit more. It’s where I first spotted it in my salon – that was when I decided I wanted one.
This hairdryer is 2100W so it’s a fairly high powered dryer – it definitely has enough power to dry my hair a bit quicker, my old dryer was really slow and took about half an hour to dry and I’ve not even got that thick hair. This one though thanks to the power, dries my hair within fifteen minutes and dries it in a great condition. You can either have it without a nozzle on, or two different concentration nozzles on – I use the thin and wide one because it seems to dry my hair a lot faster for some reason.
It has ionic technology which is meant to help keep frizz at bay, which for me it does as my hair is normally quite frizzy after blow drying a combination of this and Moroccan oil does the job to eliminate most of my frizz. It’s nice when I’ve dried it and if I brush it at the same time it goes quite straight as well which my old hairdryer didn’t seem to do so well, once it’s dry and straight I stick the cool blast button on and it cools it like that. Really does make my hair so much softer and feel much better than my old hairdryer. The beauty of it being GHD is it’ll last for years, even though it only comes with a one year warranty it’ll last me a lot longer!
It’s comfortable to hold in both hands, it’s powerful and it does its job what more can you ask for!
This hairdryer is on various websites and seems to be around the price of £99 if you don’t get it on offer. Total bargain!
This lightweight hairdryer offers quick drying and is perfect for long and thick hair.
The speed/temperature settings are great, taking your hair quickly from wet to dry, or to straighten and smooth already dry hair and give body and volume.
This ghd product gives hair a silky smooth shine, like you have spent hours in a salon getting a kate Middleton professional blow dry.
This dryer comes with a salon length long cable, which is perfect for me because my mirror is so far from my power socket.
Do not let yourself be put off by the ghd prices - this really is a great price a for longlasting and product.
Also, this dryer isn't too bulky so it can be taken with you e.g. on holiday or to the gym etc without too much inconvenience and taking up too much space.
This product also comes with a really useful instruction guide.
The only downside is that the nozzle is too stiff to get on and off, so there isn't much flexibility for use with or without.
Now the most awaited product has arrived from ghd, a well known company for hair products but in my opinion it hasn't lived upto its expectations. Its jus lik any other hair drier with 2 power setting options but with a much gentler heat. It doesn't get over heated which is a plus and makes the hair smoother. I have used this product personally and found it a relief to find that the heat wasn't too much. I have a curly hair, so it gave a very smooth and gentle finish on my hair unlike other driers in a very less amount of time which is surprising. But, if u have a fine tamed hair, this product is of no use for u as it wouldn't add any further smoothness. It is a good product for messy hair as it shows a big change but not that worth for sumwat manageable hair as the same results may be obtained from a cheaper hair drier. Talking about the cost, it costs too much and u can get almost the same results with a drier of half the cost. But its got a nice grip and is very easy to handle as it doesn't heat too much and surprisingly doesn't consume much power.
My hair is frizzy and out of control and I would be lost without my ghd hair straighteners. I have always been curious about the ghd hair dryer but have been put off by the price and the wariness of how much a hair dryer can actually do more than just dry the hair. However after saving up enough, I eventually went along and bought the ghd Air hair dryer with a massive smile on my face.
About the product
The product promises to dry the hair in half the time of a normal hairdryer due to its 2100 watt motor which is a great thing for me as my hair is really thick and long. It apparently has 'advanced ionic technology' which helps to lock in moisture, improve the shininess and to reduce frizziness and flyaway strands. You can change the power of the hairdryer and the temperature settings.
The hair dryer also has a cool shot button to set your hair into your new style and it comes with two nozzles to adjust the flow of air according to your preference. The body of the hair dryer has been designed to feel comfortable when using the product in both the left and the right hand and the three metre cable means you should be able to find a plug socket that it close enough to a mirror so that you can see what you are doing.
Packaging and Appearance
The hair dryer comes in a box along with the two nozzles. The hair dryer itself it sleek and black, and it looks every bit as expensive as it actually is. It has ghd written on the side and ghd is also written on the back panel of the hair dryer. The back of the hairdryer has the black power button and a red temperature button as well as a cool button which has a little snow flake on it. The body of the hair dryer is quite bulky and large and it narrows down to leave a smaller end.
The hair dryer will cost you around £90 which is a lot of money for a hairdryer. I got mine from John Lewis and it will be available from some department stores, most good hair dryers and also from a range of online websites.
Firstly the hair dryer is quite light to hold which I wasn't expecting based on the appearance of it. It feels completely comfortable in my hand and even though the controls are at the back, they don't dig into my skin. I am left handed and it feels comfortable and secure in my hand. The cable is plenty long enough for me to reach my mirror and it moves well along with me. As the product has such a powerful motor, I was expecting a lot of noise from the machine but it is one of the quietest hair dryers that I have ever used.
The hair dryer really does dry my hair much faster than my previous hair dryer, cutting down the drying time by about half just as was promised. This is a massive time saver as my hair is long and is used to take around twenty minutes to get dry and now it's closer to ten. The cool shot button is easy to reach and hold down, and it does seem to set my hair nicely in place. It also reduces the frizziness quite a lot and it makes my hair straighter and more under control. I do still need to give my hair a quick going over with the straighteners but this again is a much quicker process.
My hair also looks much sleeker and shinier than with any other hair dryer that I have ever used. Despite the high power and fast air flow, I don't feel like the product is damaging my hair in anyway and it actually looks to be in a much better condition than before. The only warning I can give with this hair dryer is that the edge of the hair dryer gets really hot by the time you have finished so you need to make sure that you don't touch it for a while after use.
All in all, this is the best hair dryer I have ever used and this is another wonderful product by ghd. It dries my hair in half the time as well as leaving it less frizzy, more shiny and more under control. It doesn't leave my hair looking dry or damaged. It is light to hold and easy to use. I'm knocking one star off for the price but I don't regret buying this product for one minute.
I was persuaded to buy this hairdryer from my hairdresser after my last hairdryer broke. I have never used a professional hairdryer before and have been really pleased with how quickly the ghd air dryer blow dried my hair. It is 2100 watts which is very powerful and the girls in the hairdressers also all use these dryers which I thought was a good sign. The hairdryer isn't too heavy to use and has a cold air blast which I find good when I am trying to get my frizzy hair to go smooth. I have been disappointed that when I use the hair dryer the nozzle blows off and spins around, at first I was so pleased at how quickly my hair was drying it didn't bother me but now this is starting to annoy me and ends up making my blow dry quite difficult. The nozzle flies off around the bedroom which is a pain. Over all the hair dryer is good and fast but I don't think I will replace it with another GHD air dryer. I will however make sure I buy a professional dryer with 2100 watts.
Hi there everyone,
I would like to to say how much I love this hair dryer I have recommended the ghd air hair dryer to all my friends and the majority of them ended up purchasing it. Some people might be a bit put off by the price, but this hair dryer is so worth the money. I find that the ghd air hair dryer blow dries my hair 50% faster than any other hair dryers that I own it is 2,100w which is rather powerful. I like the fact that although its has a powerful motor it isn't that noisy at all which is really fantastic. The ghd air hair dryer has ionic technology so it doesn't dry out my hair at all which is such a big bonus to me as I have thick curly hair which tends to get really frizzy at times when blow dried with a less sophisticated blow dryer. I don't just use to blow dry my hair, it has a cool shot button which I like to use to set my hair. Ghd air hair dryer is a brilliant hair dryer which sits comfortably in my hands and isn't too heavy or straining on the hands while using it, which is also a great bonus.
When my last hairdryer broke a few months ago it was time to go on the hunt for a new one. After some searching I kept coming across the GHD Air. It took me a long time to decide whether or not to buy this as it was very expensive but as I am a fan of GHD (their products are almost always great quality) and the reviews seemed pretty good I decided to treat myself. I bought it from Amazon for £95.
--- The Look ---
It comes packaged in the classic black and gold GHD box - very similar to the one which the straighteners are packed in for those of you with GHD straighteners - and besides the Air hairdryer also includes 2 extra nozzles, instructions and a 1 year manufacturers guarantee. I love the box which I think looks really stylish so after taking the black plastic out I still use it to store my hairdryer in! The Air itself is glossy black and looks fantastic with a very sleek, elegant design. At the top the rear silver vent is removable with a swirly star pattern. On the arm below are 3 buttons; the cool shot on one side and on the other a red switch for temperature and black for power. The power cable is nice and long at 3m allowing you to move a good distance from the socket.
--- Features ---
One of the key features is the power. The Air has a large 2100W motor which means it is much stronger than average hairdryers allowing it to dry hair much faster. A big advantage of this is that it means you don't need excessive heat levels to get hair dry and so it is more gentle and also feels nicer. As a result there are only 3 different settings each for temperature and power. I thought this was a bit limited for such an expensive model at first but after using it I found you can actually get a good variety of intensities to suit different requirements. A particularly useful option is "cool shot" which blasts a shot of cold air allowing you to hold the style in place. Another feature are the nozzles which direct airflow through a narrower opening to concentrate it on specific portions of hair to straighten as you dry and create a range of styles.
However the main feature which makes the Air stand out from others is its ability to reduce frizziness and produce soft, shiny hair due to the "advanced ionic technology". My hair is straight and fine although it can get a bit frizzy at times and I love the effect this hairdryer has - not only was my hair straighter and sleeker than normal but it also had great volume which is something I always struggle to achieve. I didn't end up with a load of knots and was able to get a brush through my hair relatively easily which was also a bonus.
--- Functionality & Usage ---
The Air is very simple and straightforward to use but most importantly it dries hair extremely quickly which is brilliant for rushed mornings when you don't have much time. When using the highest power and temperature settings it takes me under 5 minutes to dry my hair even when soaking wet! One of the only negatives is the weight of the Air - it has a very solid, chunky build which makes it quite heavy to hold but this is compensated by the fact that you don't have to hold it too long. The nozzles attach very firmly to end while remaining easy to get on and off. Like most hairdryers it is pretty noisy but no more so that most other hair dryers I've used.
--- Summary ---
Overall I have been extremely impressed with the Air and am so glad I made the decision to buy it. Although it is expensive I think you get what you pay for as it is high quality, well-made and most importantly does an amazing job at making hair look shiny and sleek without using damaging amounts of heat. I would definitely recommend this if you feel like splashing out for a high-end and also highly effective hair care product.
I absolutely adore having nice hair. If I have no time for make-up or even dressing particularly smart I still like to ensure that my hair looks good. Having nice hair means that should anyone pop round to my house unexpectedly or want me to go out for the evening that I can do so at the drop of a hat. Having nice hair makes me feel confident. Now for years I have been using a Nicky Clarke hairdryer, among others, and while it is still going strong while I was sitting there for almost 35 minutes drying my hair I started wondering if the newer hairdryers that I kept seeing would perform quicker and be better for my hair.
My hair is longer than shoulder length and is dyed. This means that my hair can be quite dry sometimes. I have used a variety of different hair masques, conditioners and oil products to try and treat this but ultimately using a hair dryer and then a straightener on an almost daily basis was damaging my hair quite badly.
I decided to buy this Ghd Air hairdryer on something of a whim. I was browsing online, looking at coffee tables, when I happened to see this as an advert on the side. I decided to have a little look as I use a lot of Ghd products already and actually have my hair blow dried at the salon using one of these hairdryers. I snapped one up after reading a few reviews and I paid £79 from Amazon, which is the price right now as I write this review. I only had to wait one day for delivery as I am an Amazon Prime member and I excitedly awaited the arrival.
One this arrived I opened up the Amazon box to find a large sleek black box inside. Inside the box is the Ghd Air, two concentration nozzles and a couple of bits of card. One of these is an instruction booklet, one was a card advising me to register this for my warranty and one was a small piece of card that sat between the two concentration nozzles and was basically just a brief safety warning. Now the instruction booklet was in several languages and pages 3 - 10 were the English pages. The instructions, which I actually read, advised that I should keep the hairdryer in the original packaging, that I should be aware that the nozzles may be stiff to fit, particularly when new or if very cold, and that I should turn the hairdryer off at the wall before removing from the plug. There was also a little information about repairs, returns etc and how this product should be repaired, if required, by Ghd or one of their approved agents to avoid voiding the warranty. I was also advised not to pull the hairdryer by the cord out of the plug socket and not to leave this plugged in or unattended around children. Generally there was a good amount of information in the instruction booklet. With regards to registering my warranty this was done online and took just a few minutes. I like to do this with Ghd products so you can be sure they are genuine and have been purchased from a genuine manufacturer or retailer. The two concentration nozzles and the hairdryer were sitting in a large black plastic tray. The hair dryer was sitting in its holder and then the wire, which is 3 metres in length, was running down the bottom of the tray, in a special indentation and then the rest of the wire was underneath the tray. This actually is really useful as it means that the wire is not being wrapped around the hairdryer, which ultimately can damage the electrical parts. I have actually chosen to keep using this tray, and the box, to keep my hairdryer in great condition. The tray is simple to remove, when I want to put the wire back in, and slots in place. The hairdryer and the wire is protected and I know where the concentrating nozzles are when I need them. The total boxed product weighs roughly 3.5lbs.
The hairdryer itself is black. It has a vent at the back, as with most hairdryers, to allow air to blow through, and this can be removed. It is simple to remove, and rinse clean, and there are cleaning instructions within the instruction booklet as well. The hairdryer has two Ghd little plaques and both of these had a protective film over them, that was easy to remove. There are only three buttons on the hair dryer. The first button is the cold air blast button, this can be depressed for a short burst of cold air. The second button is the temperature button. This has three settings, cold, medium heat and maximum heat, as indicated by a dot, one wave and two waves. The last button is the fan speed button. This has three settings, off as indicated by a circle, medium speed as indicated by one dot and maximum speed as indicated by two dots. Now each of the buttons are simple to press, and comfortable if holding, in the case of the cool shot button. It is not easy to accidentally knock them when styling my hair so I have no worries about temperatures changes or speed changes suddenly ruining the look that I am creating.
With regards to using this it is incredibly simple. The 3 metre cord is plugged in, usually by my mirrored wardrobe in my bedroom, and then I can start styling my hair. I often use the maximum speed maximum temperature option, just for quick results, and despite my hair being thick and quite long I am able to completely dry my hair in approximately 6 or 7 minutes. If I use one of the concentration nozzles, either the 65mm wide one or the 85mm wide one, I am able to dry my hair in approximately 9 or 10 minutes. I have found that using the 85mm wide nozzle is best as I can run it along my hair, while brushing it, to give me a fantastic straight result. There is some steam released from my hair when drying with the nozzle very close to my hair but I experience this in the hair salon I attend also so it isn't a problem or a worry for me. I do find that if I don't use a nozzle that my hair flies everywhere. This can mean that I get a knot or two, but that is far less than I used to receive when drying with my old hairdryer. The noise of this hairdryer is a little loud, as you would expect with a hairdryer, but it is significantly quieter than my previous Nicky Clarke hairdryer, which was probably about 10 years old.
Now as a direct comparison between this hairdryer and my old one I must say that my hair looks amazing. My hair is glossy, shiny and there are hardly any fly away hairs. The first time I used this my husband came home from work and remarked that I had straightened my hair. He asked why I had straightened it at 6am and I told him it was just my new hairdryer! He was really impressed, probably because he has to wait at least an hour for me to do my hair normally and I told him it took me under 10 minutes to achieve this look. My hair, which is usually very wavy or curly, looks sleek and straight. I have found that if I style my hair straight using this by the following day, even after sleeping, my hair is usually quite straight. I am able to just top the ends up using my Ghd hair straighteners and then my hair is ready for the day. My old hairdryer took forever to dry my hair, usually 30 minutes or so, and it was heavy, at around 5lbs, while this one is around 1.5lbs. My hair always had to be straightened after using my old hair dryer and it took ages to straighten because it would be knotty, from the drying, and frizzy and thick. My hair feels sleeker all the time now, thanks to this Ghd Air, and I have far less knots than I used to. I like 'setting' my style with a nice blast of the cool air as I feel that this not only cools my hair down, and my head ensuring I don't sweat after drying my hair, but it also seems to just finish off my look nicely.
Overall I must say that my experience with my Ghd Air hairdryer has been a 5/5 one. My hair looks and feels amazing, I have cut my styling time down by about 40 minutes on the days when I want my hair straight and I have been getting lots of compliments. My hair is not as damaged as it once was, thanks to this dryer, and I am receiving noticeably less split ends as my hair is not as tangled after drying as it used to be. While it is significantly powerful, with a 2100W motor at 240v, it has ionic technology which seems to take care of my hair much better than my previous old, worn out, hairdryer. I am able to hold it in either my left or right hand, depending on what section of my hair I am concentrating on, and it is just as comfortable in both hands.
Please note I do understand that some people will balk at the idea of paying £79 for one of these. I feel that it is worth every penny but perhaps you could pick up a cheaper ionic technology hairdryer that has similar effects. I trust the Ghd brand, as they generally have fantastic products, and I have had no problems or issues with using this at all.