I have been using a Chi iron for 4 years. Last year I began to notice that I had more split ends. I tried several cuticle conditioning treatments, less product, etc... but nothing was preventing new splits. My daughter told me to try GHD. Never thinking that maybe it was the type of iron, I was skeptical but I bought it and I can report that I have not had new split ends. It works so well I am now using very little product on my hair.
This is an authentic ghd flat iron. When I received it in the mail, I immediately went to the website and registered it. While it is a great flat iron, it was a bit small for my very thick and long natural hair ( I am Afro-American). If your hair is thin or relaxed, I say go for it. If not, then I would either buy the 2 inch one. I also live in Florida, so when the humidity hit my hair, it puffed up, so I am not really happy about that. I don't think that there is really a holy grail flat iron. It did heat up in under half a minute!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great Quality, however, words wore off pretty fast on one side.
My dad bought this flat iron for me for Christmas and it is AMAZING. I've owned my fair share of flat irons and this one is far superior. It heats up super fast and what used to take me 40 minutes to do now only takes me 20 or less. It doesn't leave my ends looking fried and leaves a nice sheen to my hair. I have long, color treaded, thick, wavy-curly hair so it tends to get unruley but this iron has no problems straightening my hair quickly and safely. It IS a genuine GHD. I went to the website and registered it and had no problems. You will not find this iron for a better price anywhere else. It retails for almost double other places online and at Sephora. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as pictured
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High Quality.
I purchased this flat iron because the inexpensive flat iron that I was using (for 6 weeks only) was damaging my hair. I recently got 10 inches of my hair cut off. It was extremely healthy until I started using a $40 flat iron. I have some natural curl, most of which is right at the root, and underneath the top layer of my hair. The ghd does not get as hot as a normal flat iron. I guess this is why it is not as damaging. It takes me 20 minutes to straighten my hair with it, compared to 10 minutes with the inexpensive brand. It also does not clamp down as tight as I want it to, but again, this is why it is not as damaging as the normal flat iron. It takes several strokes to straighten my hair. It is not worth the money, but now that I have it, I will make it work.
After my beloved CHI flat iron finally bit the dust after over 5 years of continuous use I decided it was time for an upgrade. I had used a ghd in the past and loved how smooth it left my hair, and how well it kept my hair flat until I washed it again. Spending the extra bucks for this flat iron was completely worth it. I haven't used my ghd for a week yet and I am in love.