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SwingingFromTheChanderlier Thu 12-May-16 22:41:57

I'm aware this has probably be done to death but.... my husband keeps asking me what I would like for my birthday. The only thing I can think of is that my current straighteners are very very old! I have an original set of GHD wide plates from circa 2006 blush but they still work. I know they will have their day soon and I'm not convinced they are that efficient and effective these days anyway.

I have very thick mid length hair, thus prefer the wide plate. It is also super frizzy. What would you recommend? Stick with GHD or defect to Cloud 9 or another?

SwingingFromTheChanderlier Fri 13-May-16 07:31:17

Bumpty bump bump bump.

Posted late last night so at the bottom of the pile!

Any ideas...? TIA

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 13-May-16 07:37:18

Remington's are great.

SkinnyChips Fri 13-May-16 07:41:12

Having been woo'd in Selfridges with the Jose Eber vibrating irons I will be ditching my ancient GHD's too as they are very drying!

chicaguapa Fri 13-May-16 08:18:59

I replaced my old GHDs with some Babyliss ones which have variable temperature and got as hot as the GHDs. I ended up then sending my old GHDs to be repaired for £20 and have gone back to using those.

The new GHDs aren't supposed to be as good as the old ones.

Thankfulforeveryday Fri 13-May-16 08:41:14

I've heard the cloud nines are the new GHD's according to my hairdresser and teenage DD. They are on her birthday list!!

SwingingFromTheChanderlier Fri 13-May-16 09:28:19

skinnychips have you tested the Jose ever out yet? What kind of results does it give?

£150 max budget...

MathsFiend Fri 13-May-16 09:39:08

My old ghds conked out and I replaced them with new ones. Big mistake, nowhere near as good. Stick with your old ones!

SkinnyChips Fri 13-May-16 14:45:00

Hi Swinging yes the lady at Selfridges tested them on me, they vibrate and somehow kept the moisture in and my not washed hair looked clean, super straight and glossy after as well as feeling soft and silky! I was pretty impressed compared to my aged GHD's which are pretty drying. I didn't buy on the day but looked online and found them cheaper then realised they could be fakes!

Your post has prompted me to make the investment! Just saw they are £10 cheaper direct


SwingingFromTheChanderlier Fri 13-May-16 20:39:12

thankful yes I've heard GHDs aren't what they were and cloud 9s are superior.

Any ideas as to which model would be best? I've got on really well with the GHD wide plates as my hair is super thick.

WaitrosePigeon Fri 13-May-16 21:09:10

The new GHD definitely aren't as good. I'm very disappointed. 10 years ago they were amazing!

SwingingFromTheChanderlier Fri 13-May-16 21:47:35

I have said amazing straighteners and they still work, but I know they are going to go someday soon. Just want the latest equivalent!

SwingingFromTheChanderlier Fri 13-May-16 21:48:17

Equivalent in performance and results!

dreamerlemur Sat 14-May-16 00:44:28

I have thick hair and Babyliss have been good.

Whippet81 Sat 14-May-16 15:50:56

I have Cloud Nines and they are really good. I have the Touch but I have fine hair so you might need something a bit more heavy duty.

MadisonMontgomery Sat 14-May-16 20:18:11

Cloud Nines. New GHD's are rubbish.

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