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Are GHD Straighteners worth the money?

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schnauzerfan Thu 14-Feb-13 11:25:46

I have really thick shoulder length hair which needs taming. I use Babyliss straighteners but they take ages. Should I invest in some GHD's and what is so good about them?

Merrow Thu 14-Feb-13 11:56:51

They work. Admittedly I'm not sure what the competition is like at the moment, as I got mine about ten years ago, but they straighten my (very thick shoulder length) hair in practically no time at all. If I'm in a rush I can run them through in about 5 minutes and look pretty respectable, and it only takes 10-15 if I'm being excessively particular.

alemci Thu 14-Feb-13 12:11:08

I bought some about 3 years' ago and they have been very good.

hillyhilly Thu 14-Feb-13 12:11:26


TomArchersSausage Thu 14-Feb-13 12:16:27

I think so, although to be fair I went for ghd's from the off and haven't used anything else. Mine are about 10yrs old and still going strong. I also bought dd some for Christmas.

I have read complaints that ghds aren't what they were and that something called Cloud 9 are the next big thing. I know no more than that though.

Dd's from Christmas seem to be just fine so far..(touch wood)

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Thu 14-Feb-13 12:17:33

Mine are amazing, I havent used anything else for the last 10 years.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 14-Feb-13 12:18:58


I bought a pair ten years ago and they are still going, still brilliant.

orangeandlemons Thu 14-Feb-13 12:19:00

I have very thick hair with an annoying flick. Ghd's are the only ones that work. All the others were crap

Cherrypie32 Thu 14-Feb-13 12:23:18

I would say yes like everyone else if you bought them 10 years ago. I recently bought a new pair and sold them on again as they were nowhere near as good as they used to be. This is the opinion of several friends also. My Dad mended my old pair in the end.

Catchingmockingbirds Thu 14-Feb-13 12:24:09


OverlyYappy Thu 14-Feb-13 12:26:01


I have a story behind mine, I loved them so much, was with my ex for too many years, he treated me like crap, guess what my final button was?

He smashed my GHDs sad

okay he did something else that day too but the GHDs was the final straw for me

IHeartKingThistle Thu 14-Feb-13 12:26:35

I was perfectly happy with my old ones but I could not BELIEVE the difference when I got GHDs.

noisytoys Thu 14-Feb-13 12:30:59

Yes worth every penny I have the wide ones they are the only thing that work on my super thick coarse hair

Jemster Thu 14-Feb-13 18:02:23

I've always loved mine but noticed they now seem to drag my hair as I pull them through. They are nowhere near as smooth or effective as they used to be. Is there any way to rectify this or is it just time for a new pair?

QuietNinjaTardis Thu 14-Feb-13 18:18:39

I haven't used any other straighters but my ghds do the job on my stupidly thick long hair. And they're the pink ones in aid of breast cancer so there was a contribution to breast cancer awareness as well when I got them.

bigTillyMint Thu 14-Feb-13 18:21:57


I have really really thick shoulder length hair and they only take a few minutes to get it looking OK!

Blanketsandpillows Thu 14-Feb-13 18:24:45


suze28 Thu 14-Feb-13 20:25:21

Yes!! I've had mine since 2006 and they are still going strong.

MortifiedAdams Thu 14-Feb-13 20:27:06

Yes. worrh every penny.

I have thick hair too and do mine in sections starting underneath and working up.

TwoPoundCharityShopShoes Thu 14-Feb-13 20:27:39

Worth twice the money imo!

CharlW1 Thu 14-Feb-13 20:28:28

yes they are brilliant. I can also recommend having a Brazilian blowdry for thick hair.

usualsuspect Thu 14-Feb-13 20:29:50


Littlemissexpecting Thu 14-Feb-13 20:35:36

Yes!!! Worth every penny

MrsMallett Thu 14-Feb-13 20:38:14

Yes I've sworn by mine for the last 10 years (and everyone I know who bought different makes have ended up with GHDs eventually anyway!)

WhereMyMilk Thu 14-Feb-13 20:38:18

Love mine too! DH ran out of time to get me a Christmas present a couple of years ago. Asked me what I would like, said hair straighteners. He got me to get them, so I went for the best! serves him right for not going himself grin

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