The plate is the part of the hair straightener that heats up and used to press your hair. Now, hair straighteners come in different plate materials and sizes. Most plates have a width of 1 inch which work for most people and that’s perfectly fine. However, to really get the most out of your flat iron, you’ll need to consider your hair and styling needs when deciding plate size.
Thankfully, we’ve learned a lot about hair care and preserving your hair’s natural integrity while styling. However, this wasn’t always the case. If you ever had a perm done in the 80’s or teased your hair to holy heaven in the 90’s, chances are pretty good that your hair has endured a bit of damage. The same can be said if you color your hair on a regular basis or recently went from your natural brunette color to a bright platinum blonde. No matter how the damage was caused, there are certain features you will want to shop for when selecting the ideal hair straightener for your course hair type:
great straighten gets hot fast and works quickly only have to move through hair 1 2 times and its perfectly styled have tried other brands and this is the best one

recommended by my hair stylist. Was planning to order regular model but professional model was on sale. Heats up very quickly. Works great. I have curly hair but no on knows


I was skeptical buying this on amazon but with some of the other reviews I took a chance. This is authentic product and with that of course lives up to the ghd reputation I was able to register it on their website without a problem. They needed the number on the hologram and the date numbers on the inside sticker. I have attached pictures. Note I was not given this product ot any discount I simply wanted to give my feedback.
Like everyone else I was really afraid of getting a fake ghd product from here. In the past I have been ripped off before when trying to buy this straightener but I took a chance anyway and its real I verified it on the website and I got an email back saying its authentic. I am really pleased I got this straightener for 90 dollars
I was worried per the other reviews but I received my ghd and was able to register it on the ghd website. All is well and it's working great so far

The Apalus is another flat heated hair brush, primarily for use on dry hair. It applies constant heat when you turn it on, although it takes longer to warm up than models which use metal ceramic heating technology (this one simply uses ceramic plates). It can reach 180°F in 60 seconds, but will take three minutes to hit its top temperature of 450°. That can make this unit frustrating to use if you have to straighten thick hair.


love love love this flat iron. I have gone through two quality flat irons in the past few years. Both had wiring issues. I did the research and was looking for a great deal on a high quality product. I totally got it with this product. I was worried with some of the reviews that it wouldn't be a ghd product but before I even used it I made sure I could register it... And I was able to. Does a fabulous job straightening my hair... Love that it takes only a few seconds to heat up. And puts itself to sleep if its unused for 30 min. That was my biggest complaint about my previous solia
Exactly what I was looking for for a gift.my daughter in law loves it.
the best straightener I've had and I've had a ton. I also have thick frizzy hair and it tames it so well
When putting your hair under the intense heat of a flat iron or hair straightener, you’ll probably find that breakage and damage are that much more common. And that’s why we absolutely love the LumaBella Keratin Duel Touch Hair Straightener! Packed with all sort of high-tech features and gizmos, LumaBella’s hair straightener achieves salon-worthy results without the harsh damage of most styling devices for a natural, healthy shine with each use!
the best worth every penny
As an added bonus, titanium has also been found to resist rust, so your hair straightener will keep its out-of-the-box look for years to come. This is particularly important when you are making a long-term investment by purchasing a high-end or professional hair straightener. After all, you wouldn’t want your car or bathtub to start rusting after just a couple of uses and the beauty tools you use for your flowing hair should be no different!
Lovely item the usual excellent quality from ghd

This is a beautifully presented ghd gift set with a hairdryer and hair straighteners that feel tactile and look aesthetically very pleasing. You also get a hairdryer nozzle for precision drying a heat resistant mat and a heatproof plate guard for the straighteners these are located under the plastic tray packaging inside the box so don’t forget to lift it out .the hairdryer feels like a good weight but the weight is evenly distributed so it feels comfortable to hold and maneuverer around your head. It’s got two speed settings three heat settings plus a true cool shot button. It’s overall quieter and more comfortable to use than my old tigi joystick hairdryer which i’ve been using for the past few years and has a much longer body shape. I like the heat variations available as the middle setting provides gentle heat which isn’t always available especially with hairdryers that only have 2 heat settings available other than that it’s no better or worse than other hairdryers i’ve experienced.the straighteners are the quality you would expect from ghd and they are very much styled around the classic straighteners if you are familiar with them except instead of an on off switch there’s a button you have to press button down for a couple of seconds. I admittedly don’t like the button as it’s hard to tell whether the straighteners have been turned off after use as you can’t see the pale blue led in a bright sunny room. The straighteners heat up very fast though in about 15 seconds and there is a nice safety feature included where the straighteners will turn off automatically after 30 minutes if they have been hastily abandoned left on. The straighteners feel a bit hotter than my classic ghd’s but I haven’t located any info about the temperature so I can’t be sure of this. They are effective though I have fine medium length hair and it only takes a few minutes to straighten and my hair feels smooth and looks shiny and healthy.i’m really pleased with my ghd set everything feels so well made and they feel like luxury products built to last time will tell if this is true of course but it’s all working well as it should be at the moment. The box packaging really adds to the whole luxury feel of it all too so it feels like a well earned treat to purchase for yourself and I think it also makes a special gift for someone that you know they can enjoy using everyday.
ghd is huge in australia the creme dela creme of hair straighteners. It is not as big yet in america which I found strange but I think its because of all the other brands that were so good that are now not so good.i have moved to america for a year and my australian ghd does not work here wattage difference or something it doesnt heat up . So I just wanted a cheaper but still good straightener for the year or even one that I could take home and still use I've read america to aus is fine but not the other way . I have had my australian ghd for almost 5 years now and it works as good as the day I bought it. 5 Years I looked at chi hsi babyliss all the straighteners on amazon and other websites. I was scared of all the horrible reviews each of these brands got that they stopped working after a certain time that they were fake the ceramic plates started to chip etc. There were plenty of good reviews too but the bad reviews scared me. I am usually an unlucky one with products turning crappy. I know I'm only here for a year but I dont want a crappy straightener. I want one that makes my hair look and feel fabulous and that I can use to straighten and create awesome curls. Thats why I decided to buy another ghd. They honestly are amazing and I think they will just be so huge in a year or two unless the other brands pick up their act they are worth the price cheaper than in aus and they last forever. Ghd have a authentication tool on their website to make sure you got a real legit straightener. They have lots of videos and how to's as well which is great for those who have no idea what they are doing which is what I started off as.my australian hairdresser first recommended ghd to me and now my american hairdresser also recommended it to me as it is what she uses in the salon and at home she also happens to be a friend so I trust her . The brand truly is the best and will make your hair feel fabulous.i have long almost to my elbows thin fine coloured and highlighted damaged hair. The ghd doesnt damage my hair any further than I already do at all. I use their products to style and eufora shampoo and conditioner. I believe that the products you use including shampoo and conditioner really impact a the way you hair looks and feels after being styled and b the way the straightener works and reacts to your hair.cons expensiveno heat controlpros it makes my hair look silky and stylishno frizz whatsoevermy hair looks so healthy after I straighten with the ghd rather than all broken with flyaways like cheaper straightenersit lasts forever its so easy and quick to usedoesnt kink or burn my hairthe plates are rounded making it super easy to curl even for a novice like mei can straighten my hair perfectly in less than 15 minutes.it automatically switches off within thirty minutes if it remains unattendedi can curl my hair in about 20 25 minutes I'm not very good at it temperature is automatically controlled so the heat distributes evenly on the surface of my hair.its lightweightheats up super fastit doesnt make my hair feel greasy and oily and I can leave it for a couple of days without retouching.i honestly believe that once you get a ghd you will never happily go back to another brand. They are amazing and worth every penny. You wont regret it.please note I purchased my ghd from folica.com amazon is cheaper but I was weary of the possibility of a fake one. There are so many different ones on amazon it confused me so I just jumped on over to folica.com and got 20 off it was more expensive than amazon but definitely cheaper than home or shops here. I have just purchased crappy fake products online not amazon before and was more confident in folica.com this time round.
I’ve had the ghd straightener for nearly seven years love it
Stylists often wash a subject's hair first, so that the hair is cut while still slightly damp. Compared to dry hair, wet hair can be easier to manage in a cut/style situation because the added weight and surface tension of the water cause the strands to stretch downward and cling together along the hair's length, holding a line and making it easier for the stylist to create a form. It is important to note that this method of cutting hair while wet, may be most suitable (or common) for straight hair types. Curly, kinky and other types of hair textures with considerable volume may benefit from cutting while dry, as the hair is in a more natural state and the hair can be cut evenly.
In the early 1870s, in a shift that historians attribute to the influence of the West,[26] Japanese men began cutting their hair into styles known as jangiri or zangiri (which roughly means "random cropping").[27] During this period, Asian women were still wearing traditional hairstyles held up with combs, pins and sticks crafted from tortoise, metal, wood and other materials,[14] but in the middle 1880s, upper-class Japanese women began pushing back their hair in the Western style (known as sokuhatsu), or adopting Westernized versions of traditional Japanese hairstyles (these were called yakaimaki, or literally, soirée chignon).[27]

Getting gorgeous hair at home is now within reach, thanks to professional-quality hair styling tools from ghd. The pros at ghd have made it their business to help ensure you have a great hair day every day. And with their revolutionary range of hair straighteners, styling devices, and more available at QVC, you can enjoy stunning styles without taking a trip to the salon.


The ability to create bouncy curls or waves with a flat iron (we know, it seems counter-intuitive!) is a biggie in the beauty industry and merits a bit more discussion. If you’re totally lost and there aren’t enough video tutorials on the planet to explain this weird yet awesome process, don’t worry! Just follow along with our step-by-step guide and you will be curling with the best of them in no time!

Once again, the key to this brush’s performance is a big comb which grabs large volumes of hair, with a curved base that funnels hair right to the comb. It also delivers heat via metal ceramic (MCH) technology; the combination guarantees very fast hair straightening, as it does with Groom+Style’s #1 straightening brush. Heat-up time for the AsaVea is about 60 seconds, slightly longer than it is with the Glamfields but not bad at all.


My hair is naturally wavy so most of the time I let it air dry and I walk around looking like I am wearing a nest on my head. Straightening my hair goes a long way in avoiding that look. The straightener that I usually use is manufactured by a popular company starts with an r and cost a mere 22. I think that the differences between this more expensive brand and the one I usually use are insignificant. This styler heats quickly. So does the cheaper model. This styler straightens hair adequately. So does the cheaper model. The only differences are that the ghd classic 1 inch styler has a longer cord with a built in gfci device and remote test reset unit and is about an inch and a half longer which puts your hand further from the heat. In summary this model and brand of hair straightener heats up and straightens no better than a much cheaper model but does seem safer from an electrical heat standpoint. Except maybe for professionals I'm not sure that the significant cost difference over 100 is worth the additional safety features.
The GVP Digital Ceramic 1-inch Styling Iron made it on our list because it heats up quickly, doesn’t snag or pull your hair, and features a digital display that you rarely see in models at this price point. The temperature settings range from 160 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. You can change heat settings in 10-degree increments. You can easily check the display to see whether the plates have reached your desired temperature because the display is in real time. It comes with a 9-foot long cord so you can plug it far away from a mirror if necessary.
best flat iron I've ever had
the product is nice safe and easy to use.
Excellent product. It works perfect until now at least . My hairs are very difficult to manage and to straighten but with ghd few minutes and they are perfect.
The Dafni is a “paddle” or “flat brush” type of hair brush straightener, while the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium is a “barrel” or rotating hair brush straighteners. In general, the “paddle” design is best if you are just after a brush to straighten your hair and the “barrel” design is best if you want to add some volume & shine, curl and style your hair (or have “very” long hair).
works like a dream. Better than any other iron I have used before. Heats up fast and love the auto turn off
However, the plates may be too narrow for those with long hair. Also, the heat settings do not indicate temperature so you don’t really know how much heat you’re exposing your hair to. Though, you are aware that the temperature range is 280 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Take note that there’s no automatic shut off feature. But for the price and performance, a lot of people are saying “hell yeah” to this product.
this is the best flat iron that I have owned. I had a chi and I liked it but it didn't last very long. I asked my stylist and she recommended ghd. This iron heats the plates differently than other irons. There is a much more conistent temperature across the plates which means you are going over the same area fewer times causing less damage.i have wavy hair and this tool does a great job of making it absolutely straight. I love it
wife loved it
great straighten gets hot fast and works quickly only have to move through hair 1 2 times and its perfectly styled have tried other brands and this is the best one
this flat iron blew my mind. It did in 5 minutes what my chi did in a half hour. One pass over hair and its done. Incredible.
No more need for pricey keratin treatments to smooth my thick unruly mane one pass of the iron and my locks are smooth straight and shiny. Thanks ghd
you can't go wrong with a ghd. Ready to use in seconds and it straightens perfectly
I have an older chi styler that is wider so I thought I'd give this ghd 1 a try. It heats really quickly and beeps to let you know it's ready. It also has a flashing led light. Even though I have beyond shoulder length hair it is very fine in texture. This narrower styler worked better for me. I can curl the ends under or flip it easier than with the wider styler. It glides through my hair without any tugs or pulls. It has a sleep mode in case you forget to turn it off. After 30 minutes it starts to cool down. The only negative is that it's hard to set it on the counter like it shows in the picture because the black part is so rounded that it wants to fall over. My chi is slightly flattened I guess it doesn't hurt for it to lay on its side since there is a small gap between the plate and the edge of the styler so the plate doesn't make contact with the counter but I wouldn't go off and leave it. It has a swivel cord which is a must for this type of styler.i don't use a styler often because my hair is fragile but when I do I will probably reach for this one. It leaves my hair smooth and shiny. It comes very nicely boxed so it would make a nice gift.addition I didn't realize when I wrote this review that there was a controversy over fake ghd stylers but I just registered mine and it is the real thing.

Purchased this straightener and I absolutely love it gets my hair straight a lot faster than the cheap ones. The cheap ones I had to go over and over my hair. This one works much better faster gets my hair nice and smooth. It also curls my hair well when I put a wave in it. It may be pricey but worth it. It also doesn't cool down. The cheap straighteners tend to loose their heat as you use them. This one stays hot
I confess I am a ghd devotee having bought my first straighteners in 2006. Theyve come a l ong way since this beautiful set of professional irons and a really good hairdryer will make a fantastic gift for anyone who does their hair.packaged in a solid dull gold box which oozes quality and has a really posh air the matching items look so stylish and dont disappont in use. Teh styler has a new hinge shape and different tips this makes for smooth use and less catching in the hair. I was impressed that heat up time is a few seconds and the auto cutoff works too. A far cry from the old days of waiting ages for heat up and then panicking on the train to work thinking I'd left them on the hairdryer really is another level though. It's balanced beautifully and feels light but firm in the hand. It manages to dry my hair without frizzing it all over the place and quickly too. Using these tools makes hair styling actually a pleasure and I love the smooth straight results however much people tell me straight hair is on the way out.
Between 27 BC and 102 AD, in Imperial Rome, women wore their hair in complicated styles: a mass of curls on top, or in rows of waves, drawn back into ringlets or braids. Eventually noblewomen's hairstyles grew so complex that they required daily attention from several slaves and a stylist in order to be maintained. The hair was often lightened using wood ash, unslaked lime and sodium bicarbonate, or darkened with copper filings, oak-apples or leeches marinated in wine and vinegar.[12] It was augmented by wigs, hairpieces and pads, and held in place by nets, pins, combs and pomade. Under the Byzantine Empire, noblewomen covered most of their hair with silk caps and pearl nets.[13]

I have tried other hair straightener and I have always come back to ghd. My last pair was bought in 2006 and it is still going strong only bought these pair because of special discount. Not disappointed but because I have thick and long asian hair I find the wide plate works better for me.


4 Out of 5 for ghd am I mad well not quite. These are excellent and certainly professional level instruments. Balanced good weight easy to use except and thoroughly well designed.hairdryer is quiet ish with more than enough power and settings to deal with most types of hair and styles. All in all an absolute delight.straighteners are almost perfect this is where the the small problem lies. First of all the good bits. Solid construction good smooth plates well balanced. Now the issue the settings. I know these are probably are professional and my gripe may be invalid but the heat setting is not high enough. Could be a decision made people who use them all day but for a once a day use I'd have preferred to be able to turn the heat up.
The InfinitiPro by Conair has extra-long 1-inch tourmaline ceramic floating plates with 30 different heat settings (maximum heat is 455 degree Fahrenheit) and an extra long swivel line cord. It is perfect for creating silky smooth, straight hair or shiny curls. You can use it whether you’re hair is delicate, medium, or thick and hard-to-straighten. AND it has an automatic shut-off feature. It only takes 15 seconds to heat up which means that you can style your hair pretty quickly. However, like our first pick, the settings do not indicate the temperature. Also, the handle can get very warm. The plates also do not completely close unless you put quite a bit of pressure on them. It also doesn’t feature a safety latch that will keep the flat iron closed when you put it down while it’s still hot.
This is so much better than the drugstore purchased flat iron that I've been using. The ghd classic 1 inch styler heats up fast and maintains the perfect temperature while styling my hair. The extra long cord 9 feet is something that I'm going to have to get used to but I do see how it would be perfect for professional stylists to use in salons. The ceramic plates come together perfectly and there's even a little extra give when I squeeze them over my hair. I appreciate that this has a reset button on the plug to keep the user from getting shocked while using. I even loved how this arrived in a beautiful box. My hair looks great and I am looking forward to using this for years to come.
Ghd's are a bit of an apple like product to me and I don't usually like being a sheep however my girlfriend wanted these and who was I to argue they get hot very quickly have floating ceramic pads and my girlfriend says leave her hair feeling the best she has ever felt. I'm happy that she is happy and they seem quite well made. It's a shame you don't get any sort of a pouch which wouldn't be too outrageous on a premium product.
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