“ Brand: GHD / Type: Hair Strightener „
I received my pink orchid ghds for Christmas last year and I love them.
They are black with pink/purple writing and lights on them and come in a matching clutch bag with flowers on it and 2 ghd hair clips.
Ghd in my opinion are the best straighteners you can buy, their ceramic plates are like no other, they just straighten perfectly (you can also curl as they have a curved barrel) and always get it right.
These ones in particular are very pretty, I like on the power switch the lit up ghd logo in pink when they are on, it's very pretty and serves a good function as older models didn't light up when they were turned on.
It also plays a tune when they are turned on and it's quite a nice chirpy tone which is nice when your getting ready in my opinion.
I love them!
Last year I decided to go back to good old GHD'S as I had not had a pair for a good few years. I purchased a Pink Orchid pair from the GHD website for £110 , this was in September of last year.
They came very nicely presented in a box which actually turned out to be a dark purple clutch bag gift, accompanied with 2 hair clips and a GHD safety lock sleeve which simply slips over the top of the closed straighteners. This sleeve would be idea for people with children as it can prevent the straighteners being touched when they are cooling down or from being turned on.
The straighteners plug directly into a plug socket (UK) however you can remove the pastic casing on the plug to reveal a European plug. This would be ideal for going abroad.
You then switch the straighteners on via a small switch on the inside of them, this part is important as they will make a bleeping noise then they will bleep again when they are ready for use!
I think this is a big advantage as you can be doing other things while they heat up then you are made aware of when they are ready for use!
Once they are heated up and ready for use they glide easily over they hair without catching and pulling and loose strands! I have very long and thick hair and I was extremely pleased with the overall result, my hair was very straight and did not appear dull or burnt.
The hair clips that come with the straighteners are also extremely useful for separating your hair into sections before you use the straighteners.
Another big advantage is that if you go online to the GHD website and watch the styling video you can also learn how to use the straighteners for other styles such as curls and waves!
I would advise to use heat protection with this product as I would with any heated appliance for your hair as this will prevent split ends and keep your hair in good condition.
I feel like the straighteners where a successful purchase and overall I have no complaints.
Last year I bought the 'Purple Indulgance' GHD's. I thought they were the best hair straighters ever! My hair straightners before that were pretty good but I thought these GHD's were amazing. Recently I saw some other limited edition GHD's. There called 'Pink Orchid'. Basically they are the new version of GHD's but with pink on them instead of gold and a few extra bits.
So I bought these with my first ever wage! Woo Hoo! I shopped around and kept finding them for around £130. I looked on the website that I bought my old ones from and they were £114.95. Which were the cheapest I found, also because I used them before I knew they were trust worthy. The website is www.ukhairdressers.com. The delivery was free. Also it came with a free GHD hair protection spray.
I bought them and it took a while for them to come so I started getting worried. I emailed them and they said a security letter had been sent out because my billing address was different to the delivery address. I rang up my Mum and asked her if I had any letters ad she said yes! Thankfully. I rang the number on the letter and had to quote a reference number and confirm the delivery address. They literally came the next day. I bought them on the Friday and they came on the Thursday. They would have come quicker but I didnt know I had the letter waiting at my mums.
When I got them I was really pleased. The box was slightly damaged which was dissapointing as they had cost a lot of money. The box was the same style as the clutch bag. But it didnt have actual lace on it, it was printed on the box. Inside the box was the clutch bag which was a deep pink and had black lace all over it. The bag is big. Obviously because they have to fit the straightners in. Inside the bag it also has a chain on it, you can have it in or out. I dont think its too strong though.
Inside the bag is a small mat. Which is heat protected. It has two popper buttons on so you can keep it in the bag. The set also came with two clips that say GHD on them in the dark pink. The other thing that came with the set was a cover/lid type of thing. You can just put it over the end of your straightners while there hot so you dont have to worry about them touching anything while they are hot. The clutch bag seems really strong and the clip that holds the bag closed is really strong.
You get a 2 year garentee with this GHD set. My old GHDs only came with 1 year. You have to go the on official GHD website and verify your straightners. There is a unique number on a label on the wire of the straightners and another number on the inside of the hair straightners. Its really easy and its the best way to know your straightners are real GHD.
The straightners themselves are black with a spot design on. They have pink plates and a few other pink details on them. They are very attractive. Which is the reason I bought them (my other GHDs didnt brake or anything.) The temperature on these hair straightners are 180 degrees. I think thats good because a few of my other straightners went up to 230 which must of fried my hair to death. You cant change the heat and they are not digital.
They heat up extremely quick. It takes about 30 seconds or maybe even less. When you turn them on with the switch, the GHD sign on the switch lights up pink then dims down. Once they are fully heated the light stays on. When you turn them on they make a beaping noise. When they are ready to use they make another different beaping noise.
The plates are ceramic. And the sizes are 23mm x 9cm. The plug is universal. All you have to do is un screw a screw in the plug and they have another plug on. The wire is long so you dont have to stand too close to the plug socket.
I've used the bag a few times but I dont bother very much because its hard to close the bag with them in. Because of where the hinges are. It makes it very awkward. I also have yet used the clips. There all just stored away. I used the cover thing but I think its quite weak, sometimes it comes apart a bit. And I have to push it back together. The straightners are lighter compared to my old ones. That was the first thing I noticed when I first used them. A safety feature I think all GHDs have and a lot of other straightners have, is that they turn themselves off if there not used for 30 minutes.
I think these are the best hair straightners because there really smooth. They dont pull your hair at all. And after the experience with my old GHD's I know they wont wear out or start pulling your hair after a while. I highly recommend these hair straightners. They may be expensive but there worth it. They'll last for years and years!!
Also if you buy these £10 goes to a breast cancer charity.