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      07.08.2013 14:23
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      Great all-round product!

      A few years back, when hair straightening was the 'in thing', I purchased a pair of GHD Mark IV Mini hair straighteners off of the GHD official website. GHD - an acronym of Good Hair Day - are a manufacturer of hair care products originally from Leeds, UK! I recall having quite some difficulty picking up a pair from local retailers; GHD largely dealt as a business to consumer retailer along with supplying directly to hair salons, which would explain why I couldn't find a pair anywhere other than the GHD website!

      ~~~ Price ~~~

      After a visit to one of my local casinos, I was fortunate to win a small amount of money. I had no obligations at the time, still at school and getting (as my dad would call it) a 'free ride in life', I decided to use the winnings to purchase my second ever set of hair straighteners! Previously, my mother had bought an inferior set of straighteners amounting to the costly sum of £4.99 - you can imagine my delight! Its safe to say, they were dreadful. So, me being the wisdom-filled individual that I am, I went out and bought the most expensive pair of straighteners on the market. GHD Mark IV Mini. Genius!

      I bought my straighteners for £129.00, but you can pick up a pair nowadays for £99.00. The release of the Mark V straighteners has somewhat out-dated the Mark IV's, explaining the £30.00 difference in price! Included in the price is a 24 month guarantee - which is reasonable to say the least.

      Its no secret that GHD's are highly priced compared to it's competitors. Toni&Guy, BaByliss, TRESemme - their salon professional straighteners costing anywhere in the region of £20-£50! So, why am I paying two and half times the price than salon leading experts for a pair of hair straighteners? Do they have some sort of hair-regenerating technology not mentioned on the box? Or maybe they transform into a beautiful pair of shoes? To date, they've showed no signs of hidden technological advancements. What they have done however, is given my awfully straight, malleable hair!

      ~~~ Quality ~~~

      For a pair of straighteners nearly three times the price of it's closest competitor you'd be expected to expect a mind-blowing product! Hair as straight as what the boundaries of physics allows! And I'm glad to say, they deliver. My hair is extremely thick - thicker than anyone I have ever met - which is quite a statement. My father was blessed with a good head of hair; but my mother was blessed with locks Rapunzel herself would be jealous of! Thicker than Forrest Gump! Due to the magnificence of genetics, her wonderfully thick hair was passed to me - one of the traits I'm was not too happy about inheriting!

      I consider having the thickest hair in the world a burden! During my 21 years on this planet, I have managed to find only a single (yes, only 1) hair product that can manipulate my hair! So you can imagine my reluctance when I first came to use my brand-spanking new pair of GHD's! No way can these straightener's straighten MY hair, I said to myself! How. Wrong. I. Was.

      I'd used other straighteners before - notably the £4.99 pair my mum bought me - but none of them had an effect on my hair! So I turned to GHD. These straighteners are something else. After a quick 2 minute straighten of my hair, it was light enough and straight enough to style into any which way I pleased! Something I had never been able to do in my life. I was dumbfounded. Dreaming almost.

      ~~~ The Product ~~~

      For £129.00, you get free delivery and a 24 month guarantee. For a manufacturer to offer a 24 month guarantee says a lot about the confidence they have in their product. Considering GHD know that the majority of their straighteners will be used on a daily basis, offering a 24 month guarantee shows how confident they are in the build quality and durability of their product! I am sad to say that I had to call upon this guarantee within the first two months of using my GHD's! The wire connected to the straightener had started to come loose and would only turn on if I twisted the wire into a certain position. I had to return my straighteners. GHD could not have been more compliant might I add; returning to me a brand new pair of straighteners within the space of a week!

      When turning the product on, there is a 30 second delay before you can use the straighteners! The ceramic plates need to reach the temperature required to straighten your hair. A red LED light will appear when you switch the product on and will flash when the straighteners are hot enough to use! Be careful though, I've lost count the amount of times I've burnt my fingers - boy does it sting! The straighteners also have incorporated into them a timer. If a 30 minute period passes without the straighteners being used they will automatically switch off - a novel safety feature, but one I'm sure has saved a few peoples houses from burning down! The mini ceramic plates make these straighteners predominately aimed towards the male portion of the market. The mini plates makes straightening short hair no hassle at all, although I'm sure these straighteners work wonders for women too!

      My current pair of straighteners (the replacement pair GHD sent me) also have a slight defect - but I am probably to blame for that! I have a tendency to leave plugs lying around; occasionally standing on them. Unlike most plugs, GHD's have a single plastic prong along with two metal prongs. Plastic is of course a lot easier to break than metal which unfortunately, I experienced first-hand. Stepping on the plug socket one day broke the plastic prong - being plastic, it is not essential in operating the straighteners - so they do still work. I do however, now have incredible difficulty plugging the straighteners in and have to stick something into the socket before my GHD's fit in! I make sure the electricity is off before I do this, don't worry!

      ~~~ Summary ~~~

      Overall, I have had quite a pleasant experience using my GHD's. The high price is justified by their ability to mold and straighten your hair along with the day-to-day durability of the product! Although I am currently on my second pair of GHD's, I do believe they are well built product and durability is a key selling point of theirs. The fact that the product comes with a 24 month guarantee and free delivery only fortifies the brand image. A fantastic product from a fantastic manufacturer. Many more Good Hair Days to come I hope!

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        11.04.2012 19:09
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        A fantastic pair of straighteners that not only do the job, but do it with plenty of time to spare!

        As someone that has to endure wacky curly bedhead hair syndrome day in day out these are an absolute godsend, where would I be without my trusty ghd's, probably mistaken for someone that has been around way too much static!

        I bought these primarily because they were 'narrow-plates' and would suit my medium length hair better than some of the thicker straightener plates out there, truth be told I didn't invest in these until my last cheapo pair broke which went strong for almost five years.

        The GHD IV mini style works as amazing as it looks, it's a sleek black design with the familiar 'ghd' brandinging near the clamp of the straighteners, the wiring is also fantastic and swivels so that they don't become entangled and can be moved around easily, useful if your bedroom is a hovel like mine, oops!

        What amazed me the most about these is how quickly they heat up, your talking 15 seconds or so, it is incredible, I was truely shocked the first time I powered these up, 5 months later and they are still going strong and heating up as quick as the first time I bought them!

        I am not sure they do a better job of straightening my hair, but the build quality and global reception these straighteners get cannot be ignored, as a brand GHD has stood the test of time for over a decade now, and they continue to be the most popular brand of straighteners available, certified and advocated by many salons across the UK.

        The box also came with a official identification number so that you know your getting the genuine article and not some fake copy, they are out there, believe me! so always check up your product code on their official website, it only takes a few minutes but is definately worth it for peace of mind.

        Overall these are a great set of mini straighteners for men, are they better than my previous pair? they are certainly more convenient being narrow plated, and they heat up a lot quicker, 5 months in and they are still as good as they were when I first turned them on, my old pair lasted almost 5 years so if these manage it then it can be safe to say these are by far the greatest pair of straighteners I have owned, the perfect solution to those familiar bad hairs days!

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        05.02.2012 17:23

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        Work well on all types of hair!

        My partner purchased this pair of GHD's around a year ago, and they are still going strong. He purchased them from Selfridges for around £100 and ever since they have been great. Although they say they are for men, I have used them on my hair which is quite long and they are great for getting the small kinks out that you get at the top of your hair!

        Anyway, these are black as you can see in the picture with small ceramic plates which are curved making them brilliant if you want to create a wavy look. Of course these are not necessarily for men! Ladies who have shorter hair also use these and find them brilliant! GHD's are a very popular brand as they can reach up to extremely high temperatures. To give you the ease of mind, these straighteners have a new 'sleep' mode which will automatically turn the styler off if they have not been used for 30 minutes. Also with this model they have an on/off switch on the styler and a warning sound to tell you when they are turned on and also again when they are ready. This edition comes with a static free plate which means no fly away hair!

        You can purchase these straighteners from all good salons and also online from places such as Amazon or the official GHD website. You can be assured that they are the genuine model as they have a holographic label on the wire. But with this, do not remove it as it will void your guarantee. As I have had problems with GHD's in the past, I can tell you that they are an excellent company. With your purchase you get a 2 year guarantee free which you will need because I find the connection from the wire to the styler quite weak however, I might have been unlucky in the past! Good luck with your purchase!

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        13.06.2011 17:41

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        If you can afford the investment...go for it!

        Everyone seems very familiar with the GHD brand - and it is easy to justify spending this amount of money when they are compared to other products available. The quality of these straighteners are easily superior to cheaper models!! They heat up to an amazing temperature and the ceramic plate mean that you get a very smooth finish...and hair never seems to snag how it inevitably does in the cheaper models. These give a fantastic finish with naturally straight/wavy hair and are the only ones I find that work for curly hair, in so much as when I have used cheaper models in the past, my hair always seems to end up wavy by the end of the day/night out...this does not happen with GHD's...the finish lasts.

        I also find the quality of the straighteners themselves exceptionally high...I have one 'for men' pair and one standard pair, and they've both lasted me over a year without losing any of their finish...this simply would not be the case for other models which I've replaced repeatedly in the past.

        It is also worth noting that the 'for men' label is not completely accurate, as they are not only the easiest to use for girls with very short hair...but they are also the best by far to use when curling long hair with them...simply twist as you straighten for perfect ringlets. Beware men...your wives/girlfriends/sisters/mothers will want to use these as much as you do!!

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        12.06.2011 16:08

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        Perfect for short and straight hair!

        As a single lad a little conscious about how I look, imagine the joy when I discovered I could straighten my short hair without the difficulty of using my mum's bulky GHDs. Me and these straightners were a match made in heaven.

        In terms of the latest fashion trends, I still have short hair, the problem been it is quite wavy. So whenever styling was required for nights out or anything, it took quite a while and help from my mum (embarrasingly) to get my hair looking half decent. Then I was bought these as a gift.

        They are very easy to use...plug in, switch on the plug, switch on the straightners, wait for the straightners to heat up (shown by a flashing red light next to the on/off switch) and get straightning. Now, been the son of a hairdresser, I knew how to straigten my hair, but they come with a DVD to show what is required if you do get a little stuck. I can't comment on the DVD, I didn't watch it.

        For the price, I think you get good value for money. I have had the same straightners for nearly 4 years now, and they still work as well as they did on day 1, and they are used quite often! The quality, as expected from the GHD company, is second to none aswell. I always get consistent and good results.

        They are also quite small and compact, and so taking them on your travels is no problem really. The heat proof mat I recieved with mine was also a welcome addition; no burn marks on my table :)!

        All in all, if you want to short but straight hair, these are the straightners for you!

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        11.10.2010 23:06
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        Unrivalled...if you can afford it.

        My partner started growing his hair a little while ago and tried a variety of cheap straightners from unknown brands and never found any he was happy with. He had been talking about buying some GHDs for a while but the price was putting him off. Recently in some salons they did a special off where you could buy these for £99 which was a relative bargain so he finally bit the bullet and made the investment. I use them to straighten his hair, and occassionally mine when I cannot be bothered to get my own straighteners out.

        Firstly the packaging is top class. The box is really glossy and sturdy and comes with a heat proof mat and a how to DVD for men to do their hair.

        The straighteners themselves are matt plastic, black, and have two slim ceramic plates. Inside is a switch. It is an on off switch, there is no variable temperature control, which may sound like a downside, but they heat to the perfect temperature. High enough to straighten your hair, but not so high they cause damage. They are the best straighteners I have tried for my hair.

        They heat up in only a couple of seconds. They beep when done. A red light shines when they are on, helps you avoid burning your fingers!

        As the name suggests they are slimmer, so the blades are narrower. This is great for short boys hair as they can get much closer to the root and make styling much easier. They are unrivalled in ease of use and effectiveness of use.

        They were not so good on my longer hair as the blades are not so effective over longer distances. This just means if you have long hair it's best to pay for the wider ones even if they are a bit more money it is just a better investment.

        I would definitely recommend this for short hair on men or women. A big initial outlay, but you won't look back!

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        13.09.2010 08:05

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        Fantastic- won't disappoint

        Ghd's are definitely the best hair stylers on the market for both straight and curly hair. I have fairly long hair and wanted to create a tight curl that a curling tong could not create.

        I purchased the mini styler and was not disappointed. The styler itself is very slim and easy to hold. It heats up very quickly and even makes a little beeping noise when it has heated up to the correct temperature.

        The styler glide through your hair and is ideal to get those little pieces of new hair growth without burning your head. The styler is great to make tight curls or big waves. You just hold it tight and wrap around the hair tightly from end to root or for bigger curls you can just apply less pressure and hold the styler nearer the ends of your hair.

        I have been using GHD's for about 5 years and they haven't damaged my hair at all. You can buy GHD serums that you can use along the styler.

        Overall great size and great results and would be especially good for people with shorter hair and those wanting to obtain the optimum curl.

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        28.08.2010 20:59
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        Everyone should have a pair of these

        I love these little GHD's there great! I've got straight hair naturally so never thought I would need a pair but now they are my best friend. I had an owl fringe put in a year ago and thought as I'd never had kinks or curls before my fringe would be the same. But I was wrong and woke up with what looked like a decidedly dodgy looking sideways mohican on many mornings, not the betty page inspired doo I was hoping for!

        I always look for a bargain but I was at my whit's end trying to sort out my fringe with a hairdryer and tongs and saw this as an emergency situation so thought I best get the best out there as a friend recommended. After reading 5 star reviews on ghds all over the internet I got shopping. I got these off Amazon and I use them all the time and in so many more ways than I thought. They even make my hair hold a curl which is rather amazing as my hair usually always drops after a couple of hours if I use tongs. I can create some really cool hair up looks this way with little tendrils of curls falling round my face or flicked out or wavy etc... I don't really think they should be called straighteners more styler thingies, they create a perfect edge on my fringe just turning the ends under enough to give an even line but without excessive lift so it still looks cool.

        I'm really glad I got the mini ones as when I tried a mates normal sized ones I found them really awkward and burnt my ear a few times, these are really nippy and handy and I would definitely recommend them to girls with a fringe or short hair too. Also if you have straight limp hair like mine and think straighteners are the last thing you need you will be surprised what you can do with a nippy pair like this.

        My hair is so fine so I always thought straighners would cause damage but these get so hot that it literally takes seconds to create the style I want so they don't need to stay in my hair long enough to cause any problems. They only take about 10 seconds to heat up enough to use and turn themselves off after 30mins if you don't use them which is great. I would still recommend getting a heat resistant mat to go with them so you can put them down and go out without worrying.

        I don't know what straightners are usually like for reliability normally but these have been fine and always work well for me. Although they seem really pricey compaired to others on the market but these ones really are versatile and they are excellent quality so think they are worth it.

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        24.07.2010 23:49
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        The very best stylers out there ideal for shorter hair

        Hair straighteners have become increasingly popular with males over the last few years. I was born with hair, which is reasonably thick, curly and difficult to handle. When short, it was acceptable, but when I tried growing it longer and styling it, it just went out of control! I tried many things such as chemical straightening quite a few times. This looked great when I came out the hairdressers but even after my first hair wash, the look diminished and after a couple of weeks it had totally gone (despite them saying it'd last a month). This was very bad for my hair and wasn't worth it! I also tried loads of products including those from John Frieda for straighter hair, but these failed to give much effect.

        With the want for longer hair, which I could style, I kept saying to my parents that I wanted some straighteners, despite their objection to this. I knew that it wouldn't be overly healthy for my hair, but with the argument that my Dad lost his hair anyway so it's 'genetic', I said I don't care and they finally bought me some. They weren't GHDs, in fact they were quite poor. A couple of pairs later, and I treated myself to these GHD IV mini stylers, which are designed for men with shorter hair. My hair isn't overly short but I wouldn't say it was long either. You may be able to see from my picture that the fringe reaches my eyebrows quite easily.

        These straighteners work amazingly and they are by far the best! Everyone wants a pair of GHDs, and I am very pleased I've got some. What makes them so great is their quality, ease of use and practicality. They have quite narrow plates for shorter hair with a beige ceramic plate on each bit. The plates actually 'float' meaning they aren't fixed. They will move according to pressure to make sure you get an even distribution when straightening your hair, which is really clever. At the end where the wire connects to them is a circular bit on the side with the ghd logo in a fancy orange design. On the barrels themselves are the logo again with a caption. The barrels don't protrude too much away from the plates and are rounded, so you can easily use these to glide around your hair and even do curls. You can create waves, curls and flicks with this great design - your hair will simply follow the way you move it.

        The ceramic plates give a static free shine, meaning they won't cause much frizz. As long as you have the right products to go along with these straighteners, you will walk out the bathroom with smooth, soft and straight hair every time with zero frizz! The straighteners heat up in just 30 seconds, which is so brilliant compared to others. You are also told when they are heated up by a couple of beeps, and the LED light flashes too. The LED light is just beside the on/off button, which must be switched on for them to heat up. If they are left on for 30 minutes without use then it will automatically switch off and go to sleep mode before you clamp them down again and they'll begin to heat up. They are said to have 'universal voltage' which means you will get the best of use from them wherever you go. Having been to Greece this summer, they worked just as well there for me with the use of a power adapter.

        They can also sense if the room temperature is below 8°C as this is when condensation can build up. They automatically switch off here to prevent damage. I tend to take them out the bathroom and keep them elsewhere where it's dryer too as the humidity from showers seems to lurk around in my bathroom and this could damage them over time. The cord for these straighteners is quite long and has a standard mains electricity plug on the end. This means you can't use them in shaver ports, but not all places have these anyway! It's of a good length and doesn't tend to tangle too much due to the swivel attachment - the cord can turn around where it's attached to the barrels, which helps the cord 'go with the flow' and not get tangled up. The wire itself doesn't seem to get all wrinkly and tangled too.

        These straighteners are recommended for short or medium length hair but not long hair. You can use them on layers and a fringe and thick hair too, but the Mark IV Salon stylers are recommended for very thick hair. They can be used on medium, fine and very fine hair perfectly well. I think their size is excellent for my hair as it enables me to straighten it all - even the shorter bits by getting quite close to my scalp due to the narrow plates. It's imminent you will burn yourself a few times but if you're careful, you shouldn't do too much. It's worse when your hair is still slightly wet as if you start straightening it, the steam will come off boiling and burn you! This always happens at the back of my hair as I can't always see it's dry, so you need to really feel it thoroughly first.

        I'd recommend using the right products with these stylers too. I find the Dove heat protection shampoo and conditioner very good as they keep my hair soft and moist, whilst protecting it from the regular heat damage. I used to use the Aussie heat protection spray too, which you spray into towel-tried hair before blow-drying it with a comb. However, I now use a relaxing substance by Kerastase, which you apply to towel-dried hair and blow-dry with it in whilst combing your hair in the direction you want it styled. This totally gets rid of frizz and leaves it smooth, silky and even straighter, ready to straighten some more. This stuff isn't cheap but works really well and lasts long!

        When using the straighteners, I tend to get right down as far as I can without burning myself before slowly taking them up. It straightens them very well like this and it should only need one going over. I tend to do my fringe a few times to get it very straight and then I use Fudge hair shaper to style it. I also use a VO5 hair spray, which is weather resistant to keep it in place. This tends to flatten it a tiny bit upon application if you put too much on (as well as suffocating you due to the fumes), but it works really well and leaves my hair styled to perfection!

        Overall, these straighteners are by no doubt worth buying. They come in at around £92.25 on Amazon.co.uk at the moment - cheaper than the ghd online store however. They are probably the most expensive but also the most worth buying. You get them in a fancy box with all the information you'll need. They work really well and I never have to worry about my stupid hair anymore. For ultimate results, you may want to look into a few more products to go with these stylers but they work fabulously alone.

        Thanks for reading!

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          26.06.2010 09:08

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          GHD hair leading the fashion, their straight hair loved by women all over the world. There is no doubt that the new GHD is one of many hair care products in the most popular. GHD is the most advanced hair tools, ghd straighteners cheap hair tools on behalf of 21 remarkable evolution of the world's iconic brands.GHD, compared with earlier products, this generation hair straightener has an extra sleek design, stylish appearance, and some ingenious new features, the straight hair, hair care and styling aspects are greatly improved.

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          08.06.2010 22:51
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          Great product.

          I know im a guy, but I actually use straightners! So I think i actually do qualify to review this particular product!
          ok, the first thing you notice with all GHD straightners is the exceptional build quality, wit hits sleek matt black finish.
          The heat start up is very good with initial start up of an impressive 10 seconds!
          Probably the one way you can tell GHD straightners from all other brands is the quality of the plates themselves. Each plate is precision engineered, and on compression forms an airt tight seal, preventing any snagging and minimising any breakage of hair.
          These GHD Gents mini's are in fact the thinnest plates currently available from GHD, and for short hair styles are an absolute must.
          I, myself at the ripe old age of 30 (lol), am receeding slightly but find these to be perfect for spiking or just bed head styles that seem still so popular particularly among students and groups of younger people.
          The power cable, is one of theose that will auotomatically twist around preventing any awkward snagging (this may seem a mute point, but I find this annoying if it lack this small but important feature!)
          All in all one of the best mens straightners around!
          Happy Grooming boys :@
          Mark.

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          07.06.2010 17:33
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          a must have hair styler.. great price

          where to start ?? there are numerous hair stylers on the market and im sure you mind boggles thinking which one to get?? well not no more this styler suitable for all hair types is a bargain at 89.50. it comes with a 2 year warranty and the customer service level provided by ghd is second to none so if there is a problem you can return the styler no questions asked. The styler uses the very best digital technology to accurately use the right temperature for your hair. iit minimises static and creates a salon finish style. i use my styler everyday and i have had long and short hair and the quality is the same on both types. because of the rounded edges you can make sleek curls but also poker straight hair. what ever you mood you ghd styler can create a hairstyle for it. many other stylers on the market claim to be better but i can assure you they are not. thhier temperature does not last as well as ghd's and the plates are so smooth and ceramic you no longer have to drag straightners through your hair becasue they just glide through.

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            12.04.2010 20:40
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            What a fantastic pair of straighteners! It is a lot of money, but worth every penny!

            I bought these straighteners from ghd's official website just over a year ago, and I must say, I am extremely impressed.

            I bought them for £110 from ghdhair.com, yes, crazy amount of money when you can go to argos and get some for a fiver.

            Here is how I justify the cost...

            --The Turning Point--
            I had been hearing of ghd's for a while, however, I was using some £30 I'd got from boots, they were just aluminium, cheapness, I then actually got to use a pair of ghd's as some guests staying with me brought some, and I found them fantastic!

            I have a medium thickness of hair, which is reasonably long for men's hair. I previously only straightened the fringe, as straightening the main part of the hair was too much work, but then that all changed.

            My guests left, taking their ghd's with them. Pfft... I thought, 'I don't need ghds!"

            I then realised how much of a difference they made!

            --The difference--
            My old straighteners, pulled at the end of the hair, it made more hair fly away than remain straightened. They also made it rather dry.

            The ghd's are a different story, they simply glide over the hair, and slip off the end, no tugging what-so-ever! They also left my hair feeling healthy.

            The old straighteners also made your hair look like it had been straightened, whereas the ghd's made it look more of a natural straightness. I don't think anyone wants hair that looks dead straight, it just doesn't look good. ghd's win again.

            --Build Quality--
            The build quality of these are fantastic, they are light, but very sturdy. There is also a grip at the top that doesn't get hot, I am surprised at how useful I found this.

            When on holiday, the airline lost the luggage, (it turned up a few days later) that contained the straighteners, so I had to purchase some cheap ones. (£8 from asda, they are very good, and will also be mentioned later) However, they did not have this grip, I was continually putting my fingers on the end to help control it, and burning my fingers.

            The barrel is also rounded, Yes, it can be used to curl your hair. So... why is it useful if you don't curl your hair? Well, I use it's curves all the time, to get stray flicks back under control, and it really works!

            --Time--
            First thing that astounded me was the time in which they heated up. Less than a minute. Of course, if you were like me, and turned the old straighteners on, went and got ready for going out, and come back and they were ready, this doesn't seam like a big deal, however, when your in a hurry, and you see that your hair just needs that flick sorted, then you can do it in under a minute with ghd's!

            Also, despite having a smaller plates, the ghd still manages to shed valuable time off of straightening my hair, one stroke, and it's done, no repeating needed.

            --Guarantee--
            One year had past, almost exactly, and I dropped them, they hit off a radiator, and clattered to the floor. I picked them up, to find that one of the plates had stopped heating up.

            I got the receipt, and I was so disappointed that I had bought them one year, and a day ago... I immediately phoned them, and explained, and I was so happy to hear that they have a 2 year guarantee. I returned them, meanwhile I used my £8 asda straighteners, which I found to be very close straightening wise to the ghd, but defiantly not as pleasurable to use. I got a brand new pair of ghd's back... and the best part is that they have another 2 year guarantee.

            I would like to be clear that the reason they broke was not a fault with ghd, any straighter that had that drop would be broken, I am just really pleased that ghd are so happy to honour their guarantee!

            --Overall--
            What a fantastic pair of straighteners! It is a lot of money, but worth every penny!

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            02.01.2010 23:16

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            Help to everyone who's looking to buy ghds, and help for those who bought fake ones :)

            Make sure that if you are looking to buy ghds online, you don't rush into buying them. There are a lot of websites selling fake ghds. I bought fake ghds from a website that was located in China. I didn't realise until after my mum had paid using switch. They have not yet arrived and IF they do get here then they will definately be fake and it's not worth using them. Fake ghds are extremely DANGEROUS. If you have fake ghds don't use them as they could set fire and your life could be at risk (sorry if i scared you).

            When you're shopping for ghds online make sure the site that you are buying them from has contact information because if it doesn't, the odds are that it's a fake website and you shouldn't buy anything from it. The reason being so that once the fake ghds arrive, there's no way you can contact them to complain.

            If you come across ghds that are £50 or under, they are most definately FAKE. If you come across a deal that looks too good to be true, it most likely is too good to be true. The lowest price you will probably find for real ghds is about £80 (ghds aren't cheap, that's why they're the best).

            If you do buy ghds and you want to make sure that they are real before using them then go to the official ghd website and type in the code that will be on your ghds. This will tell you if your ghds are fake or real. Like I said before, it's not worth using fake ghds, they are really dangerous. Fake ghds also break really easily and will probably break the next day.

            When you're looking at websites to buy ghds from, make sure the company isn't from China. If the company selling the ghds are from China they are fake! I know this because mine were from China and I know many others who purchased fake ghds form China. Try to buy ghds within the uk, then you can be sure they won't be fake.

            If you do happen to make the mistake of purchasing fake ghds like myself then you should call up your bank. If you paid by credit card then you should be insured and you should be able to get your money back. Unfortunately for me and my mum, we used debit card and there's no way of getting my mums money back :'( . Also, you should report the website to the Tradings Account.

            Thank You, and please like it because I'm writing this review to help others and trying to get my mums £67 back. :)

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            05.11.2009 03:51
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            Just go for it

            Designed for short hair, the GHD Mini Styler is ideal for women with short hair, men's hair and fringes.

            I bought these as i have quite thick short-ish hair with slight kinks and waves in it which are rather annoying when trying to style it. I used to borrow my girlfriend's but the plates were too big for short hair and they pulled on the hair without really doing the job properly.

            These however, do the job perfectly. once switched on they are hot in around 10 seconds, with a flashing LED light indicating when they are ready for use.

            The ceramic plates run smoothly on the hair and straighten with little effort. The swivel cord attachment increases the mobility of the straighteners whilst preventing the cord becoming tangled.

            The slim nature of the plates allows you to get closer to the scalp meaning that you can really notice the difference with men's hair.

            The new sleep mode safely turns the heaters off if you leave them unattended for 30 minutes which is a really clever safety feature for forgetful types.

            The price-tag is a bit high, but you really do get what you pay for. The build quality is excellent and I have had mine for over a year without any problems at all.

            They really are worth the reputation. They work so well that you only need to go over the hair once for it to be completely straight, which is much better for your hair than going over and over the same bit.

            Do it, buy them now.

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          • Product Details

            GHD / Hair Straighteners with how-to DVD for men.