Any straighteners experts please?!

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dottyaboutstripes Wed 13-Oct-21 16:38:55

Can anyone advise please?
I'm going to buy dd some straighteners for Christmas and I've kind of narrowed it down to two.
1. ghd platinum +
2. Cloud Nine original iron

She particularly wants to curl as well as straighten. I just use Babyliss and barely ever bother so I have no clue what to go for!

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Cluckycluck Wed 13-Oct-21 17:33:51

Cloud Nine or Bio Ionic.

I have been so disappointed with my GHD platinums

Burnerphone21 Wed 13-Oct-21 23:22:18

So the story goes the plate patent holder binned off GHD and took his plates and that became cloud 9. I've had both I prefer cloud 9 they are so light!!

DameMaureen Thu 14-Oct-21 01:12:57

I have Cloud Nine originals and they are great for both straightening and casual waves . I think a wand/tongs are better for very curly curls .

dottyaboutstripes Thu 14-Oct-21 16:02:35

Thanks for your insight! I've just been shopping with her and she pointed out some Babyliss ones so I'm sure Cloud Nine would be a great treat smile

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dontgobaconmyheart Thu 14-Oct-21 16:39:47

I've had my GHD originals years and use them for curling most days, they're great and I wouldn't switch. I've tried cloud nines and they are also good but the GHD original style tips it for me, not least because they turn themselves off after a time if you forget, which may be useful for teens especially.

Both companies were founded by the same man ultimately. He semi retired from GHD, sold it on and then later returned to start cloud nine, which I believe he owns now so presumably any differences will likely be minimal.

I'm sure she will be overjoyed with either!

Burnerphone21 Thu 14-Oct-21 18:39:53

dottyaboutstripes

Thanks for your insight! I've just been shopping with her and she pointed out some Babyliss ones so I'm sure Cloud Nine would be a great treat smile


If she has heavy or thick or courser hair either GHDs or cloud 9's will flatten it like a dream. They are both well worth the cash.

My original GHDs lasted about 3 years. I bought them in about 2003 and took them around the world with me and battered them a bit. Next GHDs lasted from 2006-2020!!! I use straighteners every single day. I got the cloud 9's last year.

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