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A hair straightener worth its plates and weight

September 27th, 2011 5 Comments

For the last year or so, I’ve been buying straighteners at Marshall’s, telling myself they’re all the same.  We all know that’s not true.

On my recent trip to Mexico, I used Lisa’s Paul Mitchell ProTools (on Amazon for $162 down from $225) and was determined to splurge on a good one.

Then, by the grace of the PR goddesses, this GHD straightener was included in a beauty swag bag I received!  (Love it when that happens.) I’d never heard of the brand, but I was going to give it a shot.

After using it for a week, I can tell you it’s worth every penny I didn’t spend, but absolutely would.  It’s much lighter than the others, gets hot but not scorching, and straightens the relentless curls and waives out of my hair.  Bonus: my hair stays straight for at least a day, even in the humidity.  That, my ladies, is worth $240. I couldn’t care less about the “limited edition” clutch it comes in. But from what I read, they did streamline the design and made the plates smoother for the limited edition. (The standard is $225.)  Either way, I’d highly recommend the brand.  Their product works wonders over the Marshall’s ceramic ones I bought and even the Paul Mitchell.

Click here for the Pink Orchid Limited Edition I’m using above.

On the left hand menu you can see the other ones they offer as well.

(Full disclosure:  Product provided by PR as noted.)

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  • I’ve had my GHD since 2005. GHD for the win.

  • dallas

    My partner’s a hairdresser and I’ve been using the same ghd since 2004. It is so superior to any straightener, you’ll never go back. And with a little practice it makes amazing curls too. GHD keep bringing out limited editions but they’re basically all the same. Look after it and it will last forever.

  • RS

    Grammar Police here: “It’s couldn’t care less” not “could care less.”

  • my hairdresser recommended this brand to me too…she uses it both for straightening and creating loose curls. i love the results whenever i go to the salon – may need to splurge one of these days!

  • Good lord

    Good lord, what an enormous waste on someone who hadn’t even heard of the brand.