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GHD's worth it?

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wellienelliee Sat 01-Dec-12 09:45:55

That's it really! Thinking of upgrading my argos specials! Thanks

uggmum Sat 01-Dec-12 09:54:27

I really love mine. Used ghd's for 12 years. I have 2 pairs. An older pair for holidays and a newer pair for everyday. I previously had cheaper brands but found ghd's worlds apart.

That said, I've not used anything else for 12 years and I'm sure other brands have moved on too.

If you buy ghd's, buy from a retailer (good high street hairdresser), registered stockists as there are so many fakes out there. They are about £100 at present but you can get some nice gift sets for Christmas.

BeatTheClock Sat 01-Dec-12 09:54:59

The only straighteners I've ever had are my ghds so I've not been able to compare, but yes I think they are very good. Just bought some for dd for Christmas. They are expensive and for dd I did consider some Babyliss ones which are also supposed to be good, but thought I'd stick with what I know.

CatchingMockingbirds Sat 01-Dec-12 09:55:15

Yes definitely.

PastaDee Sat 01-Dec-12 12:43:23

I think so. Had mine since 2004 and they are still going strong.

merlottits Sat 01-Dec-12 13:11:22

Oh yes. was GHDless in the wilderness for 2 years and determined to manage with cheaper straighteners. I can't and I need them.
I heart GHDs!

NatashaBee Sat 01-Dec-12 13:12:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Dontbugmemalone Sat 01-Dec-12 13:20:08

It depends on your hair type. I have very thick hair and have tried several straightners over the years. Nothing else is as good as GHDs in my opinion. I've had mine for over 6 years and they are still going strong.

Dontbugmemalone Sat 01-Dec-12 13:21:08

excuse bad spelling, am feeding DS.

Celticlassie Sat 01-Dec-12 13:27:14

Definitely. My old ones were fairly good, but the GHDs are way way better. My hair frizzed out quite quickly before, but often only have to brush it the next day and it's still really sleek.

wellienelliee Sat 01-Dec-12 15:07:59

Ah thanks ladies! I have pretty thick hair so GHD's on my list to DH then!! smile any particular full size type I should go for or are they all good? on the GHD website they are £99-£135 with free delivery and brush!

Thanks again!

wellienelliee Sat 01-Dec-12 15:12:31

actually think I will go for the original for larger plates as I have long hair...

izzysmydog Sun 02-Dec-12 19:27:37

My daughter has GHDs which I use, just bought my son Remington pearl straighteners for third of price. I used GHDs til my son got his. Now use Remington pearls- they so much better!

Ilovecrossfit Sun 02-Dec-12 19:29:19

Yes the only straighteners that work on my thick hair

HSMM Sun 02-Dec-12 19:30:58

DD has the wide plate GHDs and loves them.

AlwaysWantingMore Sun 02-Dec-12 19:59:14

I'm a second voice to izzy I just bought Remington Pearl for £40 and So far very impressed... I'm not sure GHDs are worth it!

Hulababy Sun 02-Dec-12 20:09:49

I would say yes, they have worth it. Have had various straighteners over the years, from cheap to quite dear. Only GHDs have actually done the trick, and so quick and easy too.

another vote for GHDs here, had mine since 2006 and would buy GHDs again in a flash

Haylebop12 Sun 02-Dec-12 20:27:04

Absolutely. First pair lasted me 6 years and didn't think twice about replacing then with ghd's again. I have long hair and its thick but I have the gold medium plates. About 1 1/2 inches wide. They hear up in about 15 seconds and have a time out so if you leave them on (like I have done) they switch themselves off!


LaCiccolina Sun 02-Dec-12 20:30:32

Ghds are unfortunately worth the money from heat, longevity of use, speed at curl/straightening, and speed of heating/cooling. At 100 a pop it's alot but worked out per use it becomes very reasonable purchase.

I've used others and really don't compare. Wish did....

LittlemissChristmas Sun 02-Dec-12 20:34:43

Definitely worth the money. As a company they are very good too, any problems they can trace the serial number and will replace.

theoriginalandbestrookie Sun 02-Dec-12 20:46:44

Yes I went through 3 pairs of straighteners before I got my ghds, they are fab.
Now I can't remember what they said about the plate sizes but although I have longish thick hair DH was recommended to get the medium sized ones for me.

spottymoo Sun 02-Dec-12 22:41:03

I've had mine now for 6 years their still just as good I paided £120 for them and their worth every penny I spent on them

Djembe Sun 02-Dec-12 22:44:39

Yep mine are vintage 2004 jobs and still going strong grin

If they break, there are several people on EBay who will fix them for a fixed cost of about £15 or return for free if they can't fix them. Have used one before as there was some kind of fault - was ghd-less for 4 whole days!!

SomersetONeil Mon 03-Dec-12 03:51:11

I have thick, coarse hair (although not ludicrously so) and I found them to be crap. I used them for years as I thought they were as good as it gets but was delighted to throw them straight in the bin once I discovered BBH. Which does actually make my hair swishy and beautifully styled.

I have always been a loan dissenting voice when it comes to GHDs so acknowledge that it is probably just me and my hair.

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