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Have GHDs, think they are done. Any recommendations for new straighteners?

(14 Posts)
GingerLemonTea Wed 27-Mar-13 11:42:12

That's it really. My GHDs just don't seem as hot anymore & plates seem quite smooth compared to my friends ones. I've probably had them for about 8 years so looking for a new pair.
Should I get GHDs again or is there anything out there that's just as good/ better/cheaper?
I use them to straighten my long hair & to curl it sometimes.

ItsAllTLAsToMe Wed 27-Mar-13 11:47:44

GHDs grin.

(8 years!)

ExpatWifey Wed 27-Mar-13 12:26:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

KandyBarr Wed 27-Mar-13 12:35:46

Another vote for GHD. Don't buy Corioliss, recommended by Sali Hughes - they are brutal.

SherbetVodka Wed 27-Mar-13 12:40:17

I've heard good things about Cloud Nine straighteners. They're made by the people that originally started GHD.

2blessed2bstressed Wed 27-Mar-13 12:45:19

I'd just get another set of ghds, they're the best! And there are really nice bright coloured ones available as a limited edition at the moment.

sedgieloo Wed 27-Mar-13 12:58:02

It might be worth getting them repaired? I think there are loads of places now. My sil did and I was inexpensive. They would be able to tell you if it was worth it at 8 yrs. love my ghds too ..

MotionCity Wed 27-Mar-13 16:01:29

I had GHDs for six years and thought I'd never be parted with them! Then they broke and I bought these because I didn't have the £100+ at the time to replace them (student).

This might not be a popular opinion, but I actually prefer them - the plates are slightly larger and the straighteners are a bit lighter, which is better for travelling. They do my hair just as well, but it is fairly compliant, so that might be why!

nipersvest Wed 27-Mar-13 16:19:40

i have some tresemme ones which i like, they have a temp control button which works well for my hair as i need it on the lowest heat setting. they were only £20, but then my budget just doesn't stretch to ghd's, so i guess it really depends on what you want to spend.

my mum had babyliss ones and they're good too.

Megsdaughter Wed 27-Mar-13 16:36:58

i bought these Tresemme ones when my GDH died as couldnt afford new ones.

They are better than my GDH's were.

scarlettsmummy2 Wed 27-Mar-13 16:39:06

I have some babaliss ones- they were about £30 and equally good as my ghds which broke.

GingerLemonTea Wed 27-Mar-13 18:01:16

Thanks for the suggestions & the eBay tip. Looks like its probably GHDs then. I don't know if they are definitely faulty, but when I used my friends newer ones, they just seemed to grip the hair better.
Also although hot enough to still straighten & curl, they don't seem as hot as others I've used, maybe that's a good thing!

GW297 Wed 27-Mar-13 18:07:02

GHDs or cloud nine.

Beaverfeaver Wed 27-Mar-13 20:32:29

I much prefer my Corioliss C2's over GHD's any day.

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