GHD • Original GHD Hairstyling Iron with Ceramic Technology • Hair Styling Tools
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Amazing straighteners. If you think that because it doesn't get as hot as other flat iron the results won't look as good, then you are completely wrong. In fact, it's the complete opposite. These ones glide through my hair like no other straightener ever did. I am so happy of my purchase, my hair never looked this good.
PS: It's not AS expensive as so many people claim it is. I mean, I got mine from a UK authorized reseller (you can check sites on the ghd website) and the prices were cheaper, international delivery included, than I thought they would be (around 94£).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Absolutely the best straightener ever. Yes, it is very expensive but it makes my hair so silky and smooth. I've had mine for over 2 years now and I am still so in love with it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
Best straightener. Insanely expensive for a straightener though......
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I purchased my first GHD back mid-2006 and, after using it 2+ times every week ever since, it sadly started to die (the heat would cut out and make a 'sizzling' electrical noise from inside the actual straightener).
So I purchased a new one expecting the same results as the original. What a disappointment. I cannot believe GHD have gone backwards. I used to be able to pass my GHD through a section of hair just once for a perfectly sleek section of hair, now with my new GHD I have to go over the same section 4 or 5 times to get a remotely straightened section, but nothing like the original. My hair gets frizzy much more quickly which I never had a problem with before the new model.
I am positive the temperature has been lowered on the new models, I've read up on the GHD website and they say it is because it doesn't need to be any hotter. GHD, I don't know who your product developers are but they are wrong. You have lost a devotee in me and I will not hesitate to let anyone on the market for a new straightener know that GHD's are definitely not what they used to be.
I used a laser thermometer on both my new GHD-straightened section of hair as well as directly onto the plate, the hair only heated up to 58 degrees celcius, the plate only heated to 160 degrees celcius. Unfortunately when I went to test my original GHD's temperature, it no longer worked but I am positive it would have heated much hotter.
GHD will need to do a pretty massive marketing campaign if they ever decide to revert back to the quality of their original model, because by the sounds of it they are losing a lot of original customers.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Overall this is a decent straightener heats up quick, has auto shut off and does a decent job of straightening but for 240 it's not that great no temp adjustment feels pretty cheap and works for 2 yrs on average and i take vey good care of it I'm on my second one..good thing they have a good warranty.. Would I buy another? No I will look for a better one..
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I don’t understand the hype over this flat iron. Several reviews had me convinced this was the iron for me ~ ‘no burnt smell left on the hair’ (wrong); ‘all it takes is one or two passes to completely straighten my hair’ (try four or five); ‘my hair stays straight all day and night, even after sleeping on it’ (nope); ‘this leaves my hair so shiny’ (really?). . . you get the idea. All of the magical things this iron apparently does for the masses, it does NOT do for my hair. Furthermore, I found this iron to have a cheap, low-quality feel while using it. (And yes, the one I bought was authentic and it came from a GHD-authorized retailer – I did NOT get an imitation.) I recently got a Sultra Seductress from folica.com (in fact, I participated in their recycling program and traded in my GHD to get $40 off.) I’ve only used the Sultra once, but already I can tell you it feels and handles the way a high-end, fancy-schmancy flat iron should feel . . . and it has 3 temperature settings. (I knew going in that the GHD did not hav a temperature control, but all of their marketing BS about how it “knows” what temperature your hair needs and adjusts itself accordingly had me intrigued. Sucker.) I gave it two lippies because it DOES heat up quickly, has an auto-off feature, and allowed me to curl my hair rather than merely straighten it ~ but the results were still not that dazzling (when you consider the cost of this guy). For those of you who love this iron and find it to be the HG of flat irons, I’m happy for you ~ truly, I am.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Purchased my GHDs 4-5 months ago after recommendation from my hairdresser for an easy way to create volume/curls on my fine and sometimes limp hair. I absolutely love them - curling is so easy and if you use the GHD thermal curl hold spray they actually hold all day and your hair is protected from the heat. Hopefully these will last me a while but I would definately re-purchase in the future....:)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Best flat iron i have ever purchased- well worth the money. Leaves hair silky smooth. Straightens hair very well, I only have to go over a section of hair once. Also, I love love love this for curling. Super easy to get bouncy waves and curls. I personally don't mind that the heat isnt adjustable. I always use the highest heat setting available because I don't see the point in using a lower setting and then having to go over your hair multiple times. Love this way more than my last flat iron (CHI).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a great iron EXCEPT for the fact that you cannot adjust the temperature and I wanted to warn others before you buy, I did not
know this and had to return it for one that you could adjust. I have
fine thin hair and my hair just could not take the consistent high heat.
Be warned but if your hair can take the heat, then it's great!
There are great deals on Ebay, mine is getting sold there since
I can no longer use. Great price, check it out. $125 vs the $225 I paid for it 6 mths ago on Folica.
Hope this helps all !
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have had my GHD for over 6 years now and its still going strong and I have been in looooove with it since day one! Ceramic hair tools have been proven to be the best in terms of protection of your locks and also at providing even heat distribution to style better.
Straighteners kinda do the same job in all honesty, some just quicker to use then others. GHD's add shine to my hair as well as protecting it as much as possible with its ceramic plates. I ALWAYS recommend using hair oil and thermal protector when styling hair with hot tools.
One thing though about the brand, I have known people who had bought one in 2010-11 and it actually burnt their hair out of their scalp causing hair loss but customer service responded immediately and provided refunds and have since never heard of such a thing from friends who bought one recently. There are many different versions of this as well like animal prints and a range of colours as well which makes me a bit jealous as I just have the plain ol' black one, not to worry :P
LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a fantastic flat iron. I am a professional stylist and used this iron in the salon for years, my co workers would constantly steal it because it worked so much better than their own irons. One girl even left it on ALL NIGHT inside of the metal holder at her station, the next day my iron was red hot, but had not melted and still worked fine, now that is impressive! This iron ran like a champ for over 5 years of searious abuse until it finally kicked the bucket, recently replaced it with a brand new one and its just as good. Huge kudos for this product. I am SHOCKED by the negative reviews.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
All the positive reviews I read and listened about GhD influenced me too on choosing THIS hair straightener. I got the scarlet version.
Honestly, I was extremely surprised about the fact that the plates actually pulled my hair immensely. Never been experiencing this with any flat iron. And, trust me, I have used an embarassing number of different hairstraighteners in the past....
My GhD never seemed to disciplinize my slightly (SLIGHTLY!) wavy hair. I was so surprised. After one week of using GhD I finally admitted I had been making a bad choice, and I felt ashamed of having been spending all of my christmas budget on something which would deserve only $9.
I think that some people would come up with positive reviews because a GhD is a luxury product, and anyways it's more elegant and nice saying that ''I got a fantastic resoult on my hair with a GhD'' than ''I got the same resoult with a Remington''. You know what I mean? ;) It's the feeling of using a luxury product. Do not get flashed too, miss, just like I did, by this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Brown Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Heating was nothing special and neither were the results, my hair got frizzed out within the hour and that didn't used to happen. Just not worth it. I got an even more expensive one to see if paying more really does pay off and I was lucky to get a Karmin which turned out to be the best flat iron I have ever used :) So I guess I owe it to the mediocrity of GHD that led me to Karmin!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This was an incredibly disappointing purchase. Over the past decade, I have alternated between my HAI convertible and a CHI. Wanting to upgrade, I did my research and determined that the GHD was the "best of the best". I lucked out and found some sales and codes to use on folica.com, and got the GHD for "only" $140. I was so, so excited to use it, but when I finally got the chance, I cannot describe how underwhelmed I was. It's not a bad flat iron, but it is no better than my 9 year old HAI. It did not work any faster, it did not make my hair more sleek, it did not make my hair more glossy. It did heat up faster than the HAI or CHI, but that's the only check-mark in the winning column. I expect a lot out of a product that retails for $255, and I don't think I'm wrong for that. Fortunately, folica.com has an amazing return policy and I was able to send that disappointing flat iron back with no problem for a full refund. I may try again with another brand, or I may just purchase a new HAI. I suppose the purpose of my negative review is to remind people that spending more does not guaranty better quality.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
i just got my scarlet red ghd styler in the mail <33 i absolutly love this straightner keeps my curly hair straight for 3days (: i had the ghd gold styler for 3years and i saw the red one i had to get it (reds my fav color) over all i love ghd there my favorit straightner over chi over any other brand
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I cant say enough good things about this! I use to use the maxi mini from vidal sasoon then I upgraded to ghd's and there so much better. My hair stays straight for 2 days straight, sometimes 3. My hair is really naturall straight but I just have a few flicks and curves in my hair but I like my hair poker straight and this does the job!:)
Even though these are a little pricey I would really recommend this, I think its well worth the money!:)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I used it today for the first time and just had to comment on it. I love it so much. I've used a Chi for the past 5 years. Surprisingly it didn't break all these years like I have heard some people's did. It's pretty good but occasionally I get frustrated with it. I live in the South and it gets pretty humid here. While my Chi works alright most of the time, my hair still frizzes up once in a while due to the heat and I was a little unsatisfied with how straight it makes my hair. I could never get it as straight and soft as when I go to the salon. I thought that it was the way straighteners are supposed to be and could never bring myself to buy another one that expensive, especially since my Chi still worked fine.
Now however, I'm about to graduate college and I received a job offer that will require me to travel extensively overseas to several different countries, using different voltages. I wanted a straightener that worked in all those countries and was high quality. I read reviews on GHD and decided to try it out since Sephora was having a sale on their limited edition GHD, which included a very cute travel bag and two hair clips. The one I got was called Boho Chic, which cost $200, down from $250. The travel bag is just so amazingly cute and have a western cowboy bag type design. After I used it on my hair, I was amazed at how straight and soft it made it feel. I am so glad I got this!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have wavy/curly type 2c hair. I gave away my last GHDs as I rebelled against straightening and preferred may hair to look natural. I bought some more when I had my hair cut, asked the stylist to straighten it and loved how smooth, shiny and soft my hair felt. I presumed it would feel dry and crispy as I'm sure mine used to before when I did it myself (of course that could have been the whole heap of different products I put on my hair and could smell cooking as I straightened it...).
I don't use them more than once a week, but they haven't affected my hairs condition at all. They heat up incredibly quickly. It takes a few seconds before they are ready to use. They only lose one lippy because of the price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I love this flat iron. That's for sure. It straightens my hair and makes it smooth and lightweight. However, it doesn't add any kind of extra shine or anything that I'd expect such an expensive flat iron to do. It does what it's supposed to and nothing more and that's why I said I wouldn't purchase it again. I would probably get a CHI or something. I had a great pink cermaic revlon flat iron that took me maybe 15 minutes more to straighten my hair with than the GHD (thats another good thing about the GHD- it does the job faster). but it cost me like 30 bucks so if you cant afford the GHD, the pink revlon is a GREAT option.
also, I have heard that the GHD flat iron is designed in such a way that it adapts to your hair and so it won't over fry it. I don't ACTUALLY know if this is true but I'm assuming it is since my hair is fairly healrhy and undamaged so if you're looking for something like that, the GHD is a really good option.
And another thing, I know for a fact that this flat iron is going to last me FOREVER. It has been going strong for 6 months now and it feels like its brand new.
So buy it if you're a money tree but if you are on a budget, i think a revlon drugstore one or the chi will work too.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
The interesting thing about having curly hair is that you are always looking for that magic appliance/product that will make your hair that straight and gorgeous. Unfortunately I find that no matter what I try it is only my hairdresser who can manipulate the utensil to really make my hair look that way. The GHD straightening iron is good. I don't think it is better than the Chi which I used forever, but it is good. It gets very hot very fast.
Fortunately, I have arrived at some zen place with my curly hair. I don't mind it's curl as much as when I was when I was younger although I still tend to resent the fact that society, generally, finds more beauty in straight hair. (Pardon my rant...)
That said, I think the GHD is about the same as the Chi so look to price my friends.