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Recommend me a good hair straightener and tongs for thick hair
Ugh! Just saw photos of our weekend away, hair was a mess. Think my 10 year old GHD is just not up to the challenge of my thick hair anymore. There s surely something more advanced on the market now that can make styling my hair easier ? So I m going to upgrade. I ve a good hairdresser, who cuts really well, but I cut a little too short last time so trying to get the length down to my shoulders before I cut it again. I think I need s good GHD that helps to straighten it and also angood barrel tongs that can help with beach waves.
(Have a lob of sorts - cept it s a mum bob in last weekends photos!)
Also any product tips to help tame it greatful accepted - as long as it s not coconut oil Which doesn't work on my hair. Hair type - (almost) shoulder length) highlighted, thick thick plentiful and difficult to manage !)
I have pretty thick long hair and any ghd straighteners usually do a good job. Sorry I can't help with the tongs as I tend to curl my hair with my straighteners. SO much quicker than both straightening my hair and curling with tongs.
However I recently broke my pair of ghds (one of the plates separated from the straightener), so I have been using my backup pair of Nicky Clarke straighteners which are pretty good and they are not very expensive and you can usually get them for a good price. Sorry i dont know the name of them but they are red. A coconut oil spray can help smooth out the hair prior to straightening and it can make your hair really soft. As for curling, what I tend to do is spray dry shampoo (Batiste) throughout the mids and ends. It really helps to add some volume and it helps keep the curl in much longer xx
I'm waiting on my ghds giving up the ghost so I can buy cloud9 straighteners. I've used my sisters s few times and they're so much better than ghds. My hair doesn't puff up in damp weather if i use them and they straighten it so much quicker. I just use straighteners to get waves in, takes a bit of practise but gives good results.
I've been using a silk sleep cap with miraculous results. Similiar hair to yours, shoulder length, thick & highlighted. My default look is dry frizz. I get a blow dry at the weekend before work, at night twist hair into a knot and stick under the night cap when nobody is looking In the morning, hair is bouncy & swishy with the ends turned under like a blow dry 🙌🏻 This method keeps the style for four days during the working week (my hair is not greasy so only wash on day 5, gross but there you go).