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I can't afford GHD straighteners, so what is nearly as good but a lot cheaper?

(12 Posts)
OhCobblers Sat 22-Oct-11 20:53:44

I don't straighten my hair often so can't justify such an expensive set. But there are many more affordable ones out there but not sure which to get?

Any tips or advice??

MayDayChild Sat 22-Oct-11 20:55:43

I think babyliss pro are good. Around £20 to £40
Have a good hunt online or buy with your boots points

neuroticmumof3 Sat 22-Oct-11 20:56:55

I spent years using cheaper but allegedly just as good ones. They were all a waste of money imo.

Geordieminx Sat 22-Oct-11 20:57:13

Buy second hand on eBay.

Only GHD's are anywhere near as good as GHD's.


MayDayChild Sat 22-Oct-11 21:10:41

I don't agree. Ghd are good. But so are others.
I had mark hill which were cack.
Hopefully this thread will get busy for you like market research in perfect form
I just got some free at work (had a few Inc ghd hence my babyliss point)
Cloud 9 and I think these are also pretty good.

MayDayChild Sat 22-Oct-11 21:12:18

Beware of fake ghd on eBay. Made in their zillions in china!

OhCobblers Sat 22-Oct-11 21:29:43

thanks so much for all replies
MDC there are Babyliss Pro Elegance £80 straighteners on the debenhams website reduced to £40!! Would you recommend these in particular?

BiscuitNibbler Sat 22-Oct-11 21:33:53

Do you actually need straighteners? I mean, is your hair unruly? Or do you just want to straighten out slight kinks?

If the former you need GHDs, nothing else compares and you will be wasting your money buying anything else. If the latter you could get away with a cheaper set.

MayDayChild Sat 22-Oct-11 21:35:52

Not sure which are which. I picked up and used babyliss pro 230 ceramic the other day, they were quite little and when I googled them they were £25 ish
Not the one you linked, which was on sale in boots too.
Go on amazon and read reviews

MayDayChild Sat 22-Oct-11 21:36:59

Good point biscuit
I have straight hair!! But it's the quality of the ceramic.

OhCobblers Sat 22-Oct-11 21:46:16

Biscuit i just like to use straighteners when i want a sleeker look, so no not for unruly hair.
Good point about Amazon reviews will look there now.

ENormaSnob Sat 22-Oct-11 23:47:49

I have curly, unruly hair and find the babyliss 230 (wide plates) better than ghd.

Tried kodo a few years ago and they were crap.

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