Product Type: GHD Hair Straightener
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My favourite so far!
GHD IV Styler
Member Name: sammy00
GHD IV Styler
Date: 31/01/12, updated on 31/01/12 (5 review reads)
Advantages: Heat quickly and works well
Disadvantages: Could be a litle thinner
I have recently owned the very first set of GHD straighteners and as they were finally wearing out after 7 years worth of use I was brought the new model as a birthday present. To be honest I was happy with my old ones as the only problem I really had was that they didn't quite heat up as much as they used to and when I was on holiday they wouldn't work very well at all. But when I tried the new ones I have to say they are much better.
They heat up in about 25 seconds which I find very impressive and it even beeps to tell you they are ready and at optimum heat. The plates are beautifully sleek and do not snag the hair at all. Your hair just glides through the gold plates quickly and easily. I have really fine hair that has a slight wave to it and the ghd's work instantly. With previous cheaper straighteners I have used you had to go over the same section of hair a couple of times, moving don't the hair slowly but with the new IV stylers one pass on each section is plenty and the hair stopped straight until I had to wash it!
I have also used the new stylers to curl my hair as although I have a natural wave to my hair I find it impossible to achieve the loose curls/ringlets you see advertisers achieving with straighteners. It's easy to do once you have the knack of it. I would recommend watching the tutorial on the ghd website if you do want to use these straighteners to curl your hair. The tutorial is simple to follow and goes through it step by step. When using the ghd's to curl I also found the curl stayed in much longer and I didn't have to coat all my hair in all the hairspray I normally do. The curls stayed in, in perfect condition for the whole day and I even managed with a little bit of extra tweaking to make them last the next day too.
I would also recommend using a heat defence spray before using these ghd's as they are very hot and prolonged use could damage your hair. I find they can dry the hair out if using them everyday. But using a spray or serum seems to help a lot.
The new designs also work abroad, unlike the old ones which used to hardly heat up at all which is good for me as I need them more when I'm abroad!
They are expensive to buy at over £100 for a set from the ghd website or Amazon etc but you can buy them from some hair salons and at least these no delivery cost then! They are well worth the money though as my last pair lasted 7 years, and a few cheaper pairs I have had only last around a year at £15-£20 a time. Also with the GHDS you get a 3 year warranty in case they do go wrong, but I have never heard of a pair breaking yet!
Summary: Worth spending extra on!
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