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GHD is second to none
on 23 September 2011
As a lady with fairly strong / frizzy hair I have a huge relationship with hair straighteners. I've tried and kept various makes in various price ranges and whilst expensive does not necessarily equal good value for money, with GHD you are absolutely getting your money's worth. These straighteners have a decent length cord (around 7feet) which swivels freely - so no need to keep altering your hold (surprisingly time consuming!). The plates are quite narrow, but I find this preferable actually - although I am straightening smaller sections of hair, I have much more control - and I can straighten the front without burning my forehead.
The display is non existent really - you slide the on button and a light goes on, it beeps to tell you it's hot. This is not a problem for me - I always use them on hottest possible setting anyway. The 'clutch bag' that these come in is nothing I would use in public... bit bugly... but it is a very good place to keep your tongs - heat resistant and keeps it all neat (there's a dividing heat resistant fabric layer which separates the tongs and the wire), and I very much like having the little slide on cap that ensures my tongs won't set fire to the duvet!
You can get cheaper straighteners that will do a job and straighten your hair, but I can say hand on heart that once you've gone GHD you'll never go back.