Worship the GHD

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Author's product rating:

Value for Money Excellent

Advantages: great looking sleek hair within mins, also can curl hair
Disadvantages: makes my hair floopy at the front, you might get scared when you see smoke coming out of your hair

Recommend to potential buyers: yes

Before the review here is the offcial videos from GHD that show you how to curl, straighten and create summer waves.

summer waves

curls styling


Full review
Ok I first came across GHD years ago, and I just thought it's just another hair straightened. It's been heavily advertised everywhere, on TV, magazines.
Here's is a quote from the miss groovy website

"Stars Who Use GHD Products

Gwyneth Paltrow, Anna Friel, Jennifer Aniston, Beyonce Knowles, Naomi Cambell, Julia Roberts, Martine Mc Cutcheon, Atomic Kittens, Victoria Beckham achieve their amazing style and sleek looks with GHD Ceramic Hair Straighteners.

Have a Good Hair Day with GHD Hair Straighteners. The Ultimate in Hair straighteners with ceramic non static, negative ion technology that everyone is talking about! "

I didn't know what it GHD meant until they advertised it on channel four the salon reality TV show. It stands for Good Hair Days.

Well I didn't bother with them until recently when a hairdresser used it on me, whilst styling my hair. OMG... as I saw how my hair transforms to shiny silky straight hair within 10 mins. Note (I thought my hair was going to be on fire as I saw smoke coming out of my hair whilst she straightened it.) Anyways after having my hair dyed that day I walked out the salon, and it was windy, typical weather for London. Totally impressed on how my hair stayed straight in the stormiest weather, and how the straightness lasted until my next wash. I thought to myself I have to get this no matter what now.

I had other straighteners that I purchased over the years, although I use iron protection spray my hair is still damage. I have brought babyliss straight and shine, was an excellent straightener and lasted quite a bit in the weather in London.
Also I brought Trevor sorbie straighteners, which was also good but because the plates are too thin, it took longer to straighten.
The last but not least Andrew collinage straightener I think this hair straightener is next best out of the 3 as it pulls hair my taunt and as it is wide plates straightens my hair very quick.

Back to GHD, I purchased GHD over the internet on HQhair.com as I knew it was a reputable company I seen the salons near regent street and Queensway. I paid £70 including the delivery, impressed it came the next day.
When I received my package I checked the product, it came in the usual black box embodied with GHD, and the now new hologram to test if it is genuine and orange text written on the box, inside was the straighteners and a product guide and of course instructions.

The test
As I knew the wonders of this product, I was testing how fast I can straighten my hair for.
Spraying some iron spray to protect my hair, well you know by know that the GHD heats up at 210 degrees. I use Toni and guys one, leaves hair moisturizes afterwards.
Plugged my straighteners in, and it took seconds to work, you can see the red lead blinking, this means it's ready to use.
Sectioning my hair off, the GHD guided through my hair very easy. As I said be warned you may think your hair is burning or on fire, as I saw smoke coming out of my hair. It took me less then two mins to straighten the bottom, and I was rough straightening it. If you notice the instant results of the GHD you can see that your hair is much softer to touch as it seals in moister. As I got to the front of my hair not sure why, but it flicked upwards. Anyone can guide me on how to straighten the front I be much appreciated as my other straighteners don't do this. As I found the only way to keep it down was to run to the bath room and wet my hair and use gel.
Well have to say took me less then 10 mins to straighten my hair, very impressed. I went out last night and came home 5 hours later and my hair was still straight my mate asked how comes my hair was dead straight today I told her the wonders of GHD.

Good points
Seals in moistener and hair oil for a smooth silky result.
Straightens so quick
Less damaging to hair then other straighteners
The best straightener I have used
Straightens stays until next wash

Bad points
You may get paranoid when you see smoke coming out of your hair
Makes my hair flick up at near front
Hard to put back in box as it's so small

MY TOP TIPS for super sleek hair
1)Shampoo and rough dry using a paddle brush, add some smoothing cream like Clynol tame lotion
2)Always section your hair, I do mine in four sections
3)Use a iron protector spray, it protects hair makes it smoother for longer
4)For staying hold I finish off my style with loreal elnett hair spray

Well overall I buy it as it is so worth the money, salon results every time.
I haven't had time to try curl my hair with this, but I give it a go and update my review when I do. Ok everyone I will also test my hair in a club and see how long my style last for, check back soon.

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