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GHD hair straighteners, is there a cheaper alternative???

(20 Posts)
Blossomhill Fri 24-Jun-05 22:02:17

Just had my hair done and it has made me realise how much I need some ghd's as it always looks so smooth and straight when my hairdresser uses them. In my hairdressers they cost £103. Now is there either a very good, cheaper alternative and if not can I get the ghd's cheaper anywhere? TIA

Janh Fri 24-Jun-05 22:03:43

You can get them for £80, bear with me...

Janh Fri 24-Jun-05 22:07:09

£87 now - but it includes "spray starch" (whatever that is) and some clips - look fantastic (You have to register or join or something but it doesn't cost anything )

Blossomhill Fri 24-Jun-05 22:15:00

Thanks Jan. Now I need to work on dh

boudicca Fri 24-Jun-05 22:31:06

I've just bought some Babyliss 2161U, they're wet and dry straighteners and seem to have good reviews on the net, they cost me £27.99 from EBay.
I've tried them out and they seem really good.

tamum Fri 24-Jun-05 22:39:11

Hairtools ones from eBay are good, they're about £35.

chonky Fri 24-Jun-05 22:42:06

GHD are doing an offer at the mo, take your old irons to any GHD stockist and they will knock £20 off the price of the GHD irons:


Blossomhill Fri 24-Jun-05 23:25:55

Thanks Chonky. I have an ancient pair that I am going to trade in!

clary Sat 25-Jun-05 00:31:38

ooooho how topical.

Had hair cut on fri last pm and came home, dh most impressed, even i thought I looked a bit like jennifer anniston (yeah right)

But yes, find I need ghd straighteners as rec by hairdresser after all.

Now all I need is an ancient pair of kakky ones from someone to do the trade-in.

It's a whole new world isn't it. My mum on me telling her this remarked, but dear, your hair's straight anyway!!
(she's right, too)

Blossomhill Sat 25-Jun-05 09:02:54


I am lucky as I have an old pair that are completely broken so am using those. I still have a pair of Babyliss ones that do work so am holding onto those. I am def. going to get a pair of ghd's but do feel bad in a way as they are so expensive and it does feel extravagent. However I am going to justify it to myself by reminding myself how much time I will save with them!

Blossomhill Sat 25-Jun-05 19:26:54

Right before I spend £100 (well £80 after my voucher) are there any cheaper alternatives?

Blossomhill Sat 25-Jun-05 20:25:07


Xena Sat 25-Jun-05 20:39:50

Noooo My sister and I bought a pair of straightners at the same time. I bought the GHD and they are still going strong. When I used hers the other day (good make though I can't remember which) and they are knackered but she only saved herself £20!!

2kidsandahubby Sat 25-Jun-05 20:42:06

I use Remington ceramic straighteners cs3000 from Argos priced £24.40, they are not as good as the ghd ones but my hair is really thick and they do work for me and I have tried a few!.

stitch Sat 25-Jun-05 20:44:41

i like my corrioliss. got them for 70.

Blossomhill Sat 25-Jun-05 20:52:55

Waiting for my envelope from ghd to take my old broken ones away. Once I get my £20 I am off to the ghd shop with my (gulp) £80

strawberry Sat 25-Jun-05 21:12:09

Just bought some for £40 Boots online. Half price.

Blossomhill Sat 25-Jun-05 21:15:26

Strawberry - ghd's???

strawberry Sun 26-Jun-05 09:53:00

No not GHD but new ceramic ones from Mark Hill. They arrived yesterday and they work as well as my friends GHD ones. I used to have steam ones which are useless.

lunachic Sun 26-Jun-05 10:46:44

there are some omline somewhere that were£40 and rea as having the same 'spec '! as ghds but my hairdresser reckons thres no alternative and they should replace them if they break(so worth the money)-i still cant afford them (sob)
google on 'cheap hair straighteners'

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