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Are GHDs really worth the extra money??

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tactum Tue 21-Nov-17 17:04:05

Dd has very long thick wavy hair that she straightens every morning. Currently has some treseme straighteners. Was wondering about GHDs for Christmas as a couple of friends have said how fabulous they are.

The ones I've seen on Amazon specifically for thick hair are £100 and I'm just wondering if they really are worth the extra money? Are they quicker? Straighter? Please enlighten me!!

tactum Tue 21-Nov-17 17:04:49

Also any idea where to get them online for the best price?

Middleoftheroad Tue 21-Nov-17 17:06:22

No! I got a cheap £20 set when GHDs gave up ghost. Result's the same!

molifly Tue 21-Nov-17 17:06:59

I think they are especially for thicker hair!

YouCantArgueWithStupid Tue 21-Nov-17 17:07:43

I’ve got thick frizzy hair and they really are the holy grail for me

ArialAnna Tue 21-Nov-17 17:08:23

I find they get my hair straighter than cheaper straighteners I've tried. Also mine have lasted over ten years (though had to change the fuse in the plug once) and are still going strong.

NoAdventureNoTime Tue 21-Nov-17 17:10:08

yes, without question. They just make it easier and its kinder to your hair.

W1a Tue 21-Nov-17 17:10:52

Yes! I’ve tried others and they’ve really damaged my hair. Honestly, if you have thick hair there is nothing better.

redexpat Tue 21-Nov-17 17:14:33

I bought mine in 2005 and they are still going strong.

BringMeTea Tue 21-Nov-17 17:14:44

Well my 15 year old pair are going strong. Not used regularly though.

Bluelonerose Tue 21-Nov-17 17:16:15

My hairs quite thick and ghds are the only straighteners i can use.

I've had mine about 4 years but just be careful on Amazon there was a few that were fake. Got mine from the ghd website for same price as Amazon too.

WhooooAmI24601 Tue 21-Nov-17 17:18:56

I find Cloud 9's so much better than GHDs. Similar price but more kinder to hair.

WhooooAmI24601 Tue 21-Nov-17 17:19:19

More kinder? Apparently I'm five years old. I mean more kind/kinder.

MontyPants Tue 21-Nov-17 17:20:02

YES!
Mine are still going strong after 12 years.

Eeyit Tue 21-Nov-17 17:21:42

I really don't think they are worth it. I have thick frizzy/curly hair and replaced my knackered Remingtons with ghd's. The Remingtons were much better and I hate that the ghd's don't have a temperature control

ReinettePompadour Tue 21-Nov-17 17:22:32

No, a complete waste of money. They used to be worth the extra but not anymore.

Get yourself/DD a pair of cheaper ones Remington/Babyliss type and spend the money saved on something else gin/wine

BusterTheBulldog Tue 21-Nov-17 17:23:31

Thick, frizzy hair here too and wouldn't use anything else now.

witchofzog Tue 21-Nov-17 17:26:28

She straighteners are amazing. They are cheaper than ghd's and better (according to me and also friends who have used them over the years- they have been going since 2003 so that's a lot of friends smile) They also make larger plate ones for thicker hair

thepatchworkcat Tue 21-Nov-17 17:27:07

Yes they’re great and last a long time - I got my pair in 2005!

BringMeTea Tue 21-Nov-17 17:30:45

Seems like the first wave of buyers did ok but new models are inferior. Much like Hunter wellies from what I read on here. Shame. You need a vintage pair OP.

trigger2 Tue 21-Nov-17 17:32:50

Yes definitely worth it for my thick wavy hair

Worldsworstcook Tue 21-Nov-17 17:34:28

Dd has the thickest long hair that tangles up just by looking at it. It's curly and is the bane of her life. She's 19. Thenape of her neck becomes matted overnight even with silky pillows.

Recently she spent £160 (now £140) for the steam pro hair straighteners kit from Amazon. The difference is night and day. She did have ghd's before but these are in another league. A little steam pod is filled with water and the steam pumped through the straighteners. They are a godsend and have given her the type of glossy hair on the tv ads that lasts for ages. I had heart failure at the price but a fantastic product that I admit is worth every penny! Very long cable too.

Worldsworstcook Tue 21-Nov-17 17:36:08

Hairdressers grown when she comes in due to the thickness of her hair, I've had one charge more than quoted saying they'd no idea it was so thick and that it would take so long. And that's after it's been layered!

Worldsworstcook Tue 21-Nov-17 17:36:21

Sorry groan *

confused123456 Tue 21-Nov-17 17:41:07

I have long naturally curly hair, that goes dry and frizzy when it's washed and left to dry naturally. (I've tried every shampoo, conditioner, spray, serum and whatever else out there).
My GHD's are my right arm for hair. I would literally be lost without them. The cheaper ones just aren't as good at all.

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