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I'm sure it's been done to death, but should I buy GHD's????

(14 Posts)
Icoulddoitbetter Fri 03-Dec-10 20:55:43

Or rather should DH buy me some as a present.

I'm bit crap with doing my hair, and it's a bit unruly (not curly, just a bit big). I've got a couple of pairs of straighteners but they're a bit rubbish. I thought if I got some GHD's I can wash, straighten, and have decent looking hair for a few days with minimum fuss.

I was all ready to get DH to order some from Amazon (the cheapest I've found, £94) when I started to read the one star reviews and it's put me off slightly. I definitely wouldn't get them from Amazon, as there were quite a few reviews suggesting they were from a dodgy source. But my local Supercuts sells them for £99.

So, should I????

defineme Fri 03-Dec-10 20:59:37

I have had many pairs of straighteners and the only ones that do it like the hairdresser are the GHDs-well worth it. I don't regret the money I've spent o them, but I do on the cheaper ones!

You must use extra conditioner and heat protection spray though-getting hair that straight does damage it in the end.

Can you borrow a friends? The difference is obvious immediately.

RubyReins Fri 03-Dec-10 21:11:28

I've had mine for 8 years and they are wonderful. They have paid for themselves over and over. Buy cheap, buy twice as my mother says!

silver28 Fri 03-Dec-10 21:15:16

Yes, they are definitely worth it. Even if you don't want super straight hair, you can use them for smoothing down frizz, taming a fringe etc. GHD are a milion times better than any others I have tried. They glide through your hair, others seem to drag I find.

Icoulddoitbetter Fri 03-Dec-10 21:27:18

I've borrowed a friend's before, and I can see that they are much better than any of the other brands.

But the scary thing is all the reviews that say that they broke / blew up after four months to a year.......

silver28 Fri 03-Dec-10 21:39:47

Mine have lasted 8 years. My first pair did break within first year bit I got them replaced or repaired (I forget which) under the warranty.

bluebump Fri 03-Dec-10 21:42:25


I've had mine for years now, they are great. I did get mine because my mum had a pair and they blew up whilst plugged in so she ran out and bought a new pair whilst hers were being repaired (how vain!) and then found herself with two pairs so I gratefully took a pair off her hands grin

EvilTwinsAteRudolph Fri 03-Dec-10 21:48:06

I've had mine for 3 years. They are brilliant and absolutely worth the cash. My hair isn't curly - just a bit frizzy, and I can either spend half an hour attempting to blow dry it properly with a round brush, or rough dry it and "iron" it with my GHDs.

Bearcat Fri 03-Dec-10 22:03:52

Definatetly get GHD's.
My cheap ones didn't actually meet at the ends when I looked properly at them and was wondering why GHD's did the job so much better.

CeliaChristmasFate Sat 04-Dec-10 09:02:37

I've had mine for 2 years and they've changed my life!!! Get 'em!

hillyhilly Sat 04-Dec-10 09:04:29

Had mine for 6 years, wouldn't be without them

dietcokesholidaysarecoming Sat 04-Dec-10 15:13:06

Yes and ASOS has them reduced as well.

Mine were £69 at beginning of year and They make straightening so much easier

Calamansi Sat 04-Dec-10 19:25:21

yes, yes, yes grin!

I've tried so many brands but they are the only ones that really work and are really worth the investment.

daimbardiva Sat 04-Dec-10 22:11:39

I've had mine for about 6 years, and they've been one of the best purchases I've ever made. I am similar to you I think in that I don't want to spend a huge amount of time on my hair, or wash every day, and if I use my GHDs this is fine. If not I really need a wash every day.

well worth the money - buy through a hairdresser though, or direct from GHD

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