ghd straighteners review on styling products by Yasmeen Lubbock; UK Country Manager at Savoo and lover of London life; currently living in Streatham.
Reviewed September 2016
ghd straighteners review ✨
Before I kick start my ghd straighteners review, I have to confess that like most girls, I have the ongoing battle of trying to keep my tresses tamed round-the-clock. Especially with the somewhat unpredictable London weather trying to make this as difficult a task as possible.
And believe me; I’ve tried countless straighteners, hairdryers, heat protection sprays, fixing sprays and glossing sprays – all without success. I either end up with a flat head or a bouffant and in the end, the hair always gets tied up to avoid Monica-esq embarrassment.
So when the team at ghd contacted me and asked if I wanted to test out their new electric pink platinum styler complete with paddle brush, heat protect spray and straight and smooth crème, I felt sure I was the right manic-maned girl for the job.
The ghd packaging
The goodies arrived shortly after in their luxurious packaging and I began to get excited – just as us girls do when we feel we’ve treated ourselves (or been treated) to something extra special!
The hair straighteners were really cute and girly. I loved the pink and of course it’s really nice to know that £10 is going towards breast cancer awareness. I’ll remember that every time I use them.
They come with the nicest carry case and heat pad protection covers too – perfect for when you’re worried about packing away your just-used hair straighteners and setting fire to your suitcase or at the very least leaving heat marks on your favourite top. Guilty as charged.
For my sins I have also been known to leave burn marks on my carpet after a hasty hair straightening session so I’m pleased that these heat protection covers will make mum happy now knowing I’m less likely to burn the house down.
Time to get styling!
I unpacked my brand new paddle brush and compared it to my sad old one. Why haven’t I upgraded sooner?
I love the fact that my hand can fit around the whole of the paddle at the top for ultimate styling control and it’s almost like a mini head massage when I use it. Bonus points!
After washing and towel drying my hair I applied the straight and smooth crème which smelled beautiful. Like most girls I suffer from split ends and have never had much luck preventing them with blow dry creams or serums. I gave my hair a good blow dry and it definitely seemed silkier than usual.
Next, I sprayed my hair with the heat protection spray which can be used on damp or dry hair, and it smelled divine. I brushed the spray through and switched on my new irons.
In true ghd fashion, the pink platinum styler heated up in a matter of seconds and glided through my hair in no time. I’ve got A LOT of hair and it took me around 20 minutes to achieve salon-worthy locks. Other brands I’ve used can take up to 40-45 minutes and hair can often look dull afterwards.
I’m not sure if it’s the straight and smooth crème, the ghd heat protection spray, the ghd straighteners or a combination of all of the above, but my hair looks super shiny and healthy without looking too flat or over-styled either.
The smell from the sprays has held too so I really do have that ‘just got out of the salon’ feel.
The before and after
Check out this before and after, and bear in mind the after was taken after I left my house and walked to work that morning #weathertested!
I’m really really pleased with how vibrant and shiny my hair looks. I always feel so much smarter when my hair is slick and polished.
I had always suspected that ghd was the only brand capable of controlling my hair but using the ghd straighteners in addition to the styling products has given me better results than ever before.
I’d definitely give ghd a 10/10 for all the lush products they sent me.
Congrats guys! You’ve made the impossible possible and given me an all-round hair solution which is achievable in no time!
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