“ Brand: GHD / Type: Brush „
My best friend and I love nothing more than a good chat about fashions, hair, make-up and other girlie things. I never used to be a girlie girl until a few years ago when I got more in to losing weight, got married and generally just cared more about my appearance as I was not only representing myself while out but my husband also. This is something that has been very good for me as I have lost weight and I feel better than I have ever felt before about myself. My confidence is high and I now love taking care of myself rather than feeling it to be a chore sometimes like I used to.
My GHD anti-static hair brush came from my best friend for Christmas. I have hair that is thick and full and can at times be frizzy and my best friend is aware of this of course. I straighten my hair often, using GHDs and I am sure this is why my best firnd got me this hair brush.
This brush is round which is probably the best type for my thick hair. This allows me to put the brush underneath my hair and then curl it through my hair as I drag it downwards leaving my hair with body but looking neat and tidy. Because this brush seems to cling to my hair I am able to brush my hair from root to tip without the brush coming away from my hair or me wasting time at all. I am able to use this brush to fan my hair out more effectively than with a straight thin brush allowing me to achieve quicker drying results which is always a positive when I am in a rush in the mornings. There is a ceramic barrel to this hair brush that retains heat allowing my hair dryer to heat this and then dry my hair quicker.
This brush is size 2, the medium brush I believe in this range, and this is ideal for my hair. I am able to give my hair body, bounce and even curls if I choose to or just round off the ends of my hair using a slanted adaptor on my hair dryer so that the ends either flick outwards or curl underneath giving me a layered look around my face. I find that my brush allows me to dry my hair quicker and more evenly than my usual Denman one that I normally carry around in my bag. I am able to curl my hair if I choose to or just add some volume and a slight curl at the end to give my hair some nice movement and make it look different rather than just having it straight all the time. I only need to use a little hair spray twice a day to keep my style in place all day and this is so much better than what I achieve when using rollers or curling tongs even.
The bristles of this brush are really the best part of it, followed by the ceramic area, as the bristles are anti-static and made from ion which means they do not add to tangles in my hair and they help smooth my hair while brushing through and any knots or tangles are eliminated with ease. My scalp is not irritated by these bristles and my hair looks smooth and much less frizzy than normal. This means that my scalp does not suffer from dandruff at all and the overall condition of my hair is better thanks to using this brush definitely.
Mainly thanks to my friend, who is trained in hair and beauty, and her tips I have learnt that using different brushes when styling your hair in a different way can make all the difference and for me in particular this hair brush helps to leave me with fantastic looking curly or wavy hair that isn't full of frizz.
If you are interested in this brush it is currently available from the GHD website for approximately £15 which I feel is a bargain, especially as mine was free from my friend!
I have GHD straighteners which I love but I had no idea that the company also did hairbrushes as well until my sister gave me her GHD brush in a bag of goodies that she had no more use for. I am always losing brushes (or having them stolen by my daughter) so I was really pleased and even more so when I found out that it was actually an anti-static hairbrush.
Apparently the brush bristles have been coated in a special ionic powder to make hair less staticy when brushing and styling.
The bristles are quite soft and I do find that I need to brush quite vigorously to get them through my hair but other than this I love everything about the brush.
I only really use it when blow drying or straightening due to the soft bristles but it really does make a noticeable difference when it comes to stopping my hair from becoming flyaway and static and as an added bonus it also seems to make my hair look more glossy and bouncy.
The brush is comfortable to hold and I can wrap my hand around it to be able to get good traction on it and be able to reach the back of my hair with no problems. It is also easy to wrap my hair around the brush to be able to attempt to make my hair wavy rather than poker straight and for this it is also really good as it makes the my hair less poker straight and more wavy but without looking untidy and frizzy.
My favourite way of using it though is when I am blow drying my hair as I think it really does make a world of difference with stopping my hair from sticking up all over the place and helps keep it neat and tidy looking. If I take my time and use the brush properly then I can actually usually get away without the need for straightening it but this is only if I am wanting a more natural wavy look to my hair but it does stop those fine fly away bits from sticking up in random areas of my hair.
Overall I really like this brush. It isn't a brush for just brushing hair and is definitely more for just styling but it does a really good job of stopping the worst of the static and making styling easier. I do have to use another brush for vigorous brushing but this is always the brush I go to when it comes to blow drying and straightening and I would happily buy myself one if I needed to replace it.
GHD are a household name who is famous for making hair care products. I was first introduced to the brand about 10 years ago when I got my first pair of hair strengtheners. I have had an on and off relationship with the brand since then as unfortunately I had to return a pair of their faulty strengtheners for the third time. I was bought this brush as a birthday present and to be honest, I probably would not choose a GHD branded brush considering the last problems I had. I tend to find GHD products are overpriced but as I did not choose the brush and it was a present I was willing to give it a try. It makes quite a good gift actually as it comes boxed which makes it really easy to wrap and it looks quite a pricey present.
==Price and availability==
This style of brush comes in a number of sizes, I have the size 4 which has quite a chunky barrel. This is priced at £14.99 and you can buy it from salons that stock GHD products or you can occasionally see these in TK MAXX stores.
The brush works on the premise that the ceramic barrel heats up as you use the hair dryer which helps to dry the hair quicker and because of the ceramic material it helps to reduce static. The bristles on the brush are thin and they are made from nylon. The handle is slightly rubbery which allows you to easily hold it without losing grip and it does not get hot like the rest of the bush. The handle has a hole in the end so if you want to hang it up, the you can do.
The brush is definitely a styling brush as you cannot get it through luggy hair. If I use this brush on my towl dried hair, it just sticks as the teeth really are not big enough. The brush is best used for styling, when you are straightening or using the hair dryer. Once the hair is combed out the brush can be used to section the hair and lift areas. You can use the brush to roll the hair around if you want to turn it under or flick it out. You can use the brush to really add volume by pulling it out from under the roots. The brush is the perfect companion when blow drying as it does get quite hot which transfers to the hair. This helps the hair dry quicker, which is always a good thing.
After I have styled my hair with the brush it looks really shiny. This brush is definitely accountable for the shine as there is a massive difference in look and feel when I use a different brush. My hair feels really soft and silky which is great and there is hardly any static. I have static hair and find the only cure is gel or wax but with this brush, the hair feels calmer and lays where I want it to. I can recommend this brush completely.
Like a lot of women I know, I am addicted to my GHD hair straighteners. I have really curly frizzy hair and so need to straighten it to look half decent. They are the best straighteners I have ever used and they also sell a lot of great products in order to help you achieve this great look. One of the products that obviously go hand in hand with straightening your hair is a hairbrush and GHD have a wide range of tools to help you look your best. I purchased this one from their website with some heat protector spray that I have to purchase every now and again.
A few years ago my hair stylist at the lovely salon I go to to get my hair coloured showed me how to dry and straighten my hair properly to try and stop split ends and this brush is really helpful to me for trying to emulate the way she does my hair. The brush is round or radial shaped as it is called and I find this the easiest brush to use to dry my thick hair quickly and easily. What I love about the round brush is that you can really get a thick section of your hair and twist it a little bit so it stays in the brush and then that way you can then take your hairdryer and dry this section from top to bottom by pulling the brush down the hair as you go. The roundness of the brush helps the brush to pull out of your hair easily and steadily and I find that my hair is evenly dried by doing this.
I think the size of this brush works well on my hair. It is classified as a size 2 so quite a medium brush but its big enough to create nice curls and rounded ends to my hair without being too big too hold or too big for my head.
The brush has a ceramic barrel which also helps dry my hair easily. The ceramic plates retain heat so when you blow a hair dryer on them when this brush is in your hair the plates will conduct the heat and maintain it along the entire brush body meaning the whole section of my hair that I am using on this brush will dry evenly and quickly.
I also find this brush is really helpful when I actually want to curl my hair. Call me silly but I have to straighten my hair with my GHD's before I can curl my hair with my GHD's. With this brush it is very easy to put curls in my hair as I can catch sections of my hair with it and then use the brush to twist it round the ceramic plates of my GHD's and I always end up with really thick bouncy curls that stay in my hair all day, with the help of a little hair spray.
GHD have definitely done their homework on this brush as the bristles are made with anti static negative ion bristles which are meant to penetrate and hold the hair for tangle free styling with a lustrous conditioned feel and healthier scalp. I find the bristles really quite nice and massaging on my scalp and they never really pull my hair so I definitely feel like the bristles are well made and look after my hair unlike a cheap plastic brush with plastic bristles would. The anti static is a nice addition for me as I find with my frizzy hair that it often has quite a bit of static build up in it so not adding anymore by brushing it is great.
The brush cost me £15 from the GHD website which I think is a fair price for this brush.
All in all a lovely well made brush that styles my hair well.
My boyfriend bought me this brush which he thought would go well with my GHD straighteners. So I am normal used to just any normal brush, that has hard bristles to get through the knots in my hair.
I found when I first used this brush I had to use my normal brush first to get through the knots in my hair, as the bristles on this brush as pretty soft and they would not get the knots out. One I used my normal hard bristled brush I then swapped to this brush while running the straighteners through my hair.
The brush was pretty easy to grip as its handle was like rubbery which made it easier to grip, once I was using this through my hair to straighten it, it seemed to make it easier to straighten and gave it a little bit more shine than my normal brush does. It was easy to hold while also running the straighteners through my hair. I find normally I have to put my brush down while I straighten my hair, but this brush keeps a good grip of your hair while you are using it, so you do not have to keep putting your brush down and pick it up again, it is easy to section parts of your hair off, and easy to curl your hair under as it is a round brush. I have also used this when I have not had time to straighten my hair, and it will still curl my hair under so it looks neat and tidy, although i do have to put a little water on it.
The brush is really god to use, but as I said you will need a hard bristled brush also if you do get knotty hair, so this can be a bit of a pain, it would not be something I would buy myself, but I do use it quite often and it does seem to do a good job once my hair has already been brushed.
The first pure-bristle hairbrush ever to be coated with natural ionic powder to smooth out the cuticle for unbeatable lustre and shine. Also features a solid polycarbonate handle and barrel, and a sure-hold grip. Size 1 is perfect for short to medium-length hairl Perfect for styling medium to long hair, either straight or with movement. Also for reducing static and frizz while adding fantastic shine. And the round barrel is great for flicks and waves!