In many cultures, including Hindu culture and among the Wayana people of the Guiana highlands, young people have historically shaved off their hair to denote coming-of-age. Women in India historically have signified adulthood by switching from wearing two braids to one. Among the Rendille of north-eastern Kenya and the Tchikrin people of the Brazilian rainforest, both men and women shave their heads after the death of a close family member. When a man died in ancient Greece, his wife cut off her hair and buried it with him,[39] and in Hindu families, the chief mourner is expected to shave his or her head 3 days after the death.[43]
During the First World War, women around the world started to shift to shorter hairstyles that were easier to manage. In the 1920s women started for the first time to bob, shingle and crop their hair, often covering it with small head-hugging cloche hats. In Korea, the bob was called tanbal.[28] Women began marcelling their hair, creating deep waves in it using heated scissor irons. Durable permanent waving became popular also in this period:[29] it was an expensive, uncomfortable and time-consuming process, in which the hair was put in curlers and inserted into a steam or dry heat machine. During the 1930s women began to wear their hair slightly longer, in pageboys, bobs or waves and curls.[13]
It may surprise you what less than $50 can get you when shopping for flat irons at stores like Target, Ulta, Amazon and more, but trust the hundreds of reviews calling these bargain buys the real deal. Especially if you consider using hot tools only when you need an extra level of polish, or to quickly smooth out hair when you're in a pinch, the industry's cheaper picks are more than suitable to your needs — don't bother shelling out a significant portion of your paycheck for a high-priced hot tool that'll go unused more often than not.
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.
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.
I was replacing this with my previous ghd which I got for full price and worked great for years.. Though I was a bit skeptical after reading the reviews but couldn't resist because of the price.. I checked the product the minute I got it and went online and found out I got the original..
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
My wife adores these straighteners from ghd.here first reaction was actually mild disappointment as the plates are a little smaller than she is used to but this is made up for by the straighteners being lighter and more comfortable to use.as always with ghd the presentation is excellent really playing on the limited edition colour scheme here that has a lovely icy metallic teal look.the carry case heat mat is nicely designed and practical a good example of the approach to manufacture and design here that results in a sleek but sturdy end product.
I have thick hair and these are wonderful. They heat up within 15 seconds and give amazing results. Chord is flexible and lengthy in case of any socket problems.
Though it looks high tech with an LCD screen, this budget-friendly straightener has impressed Amazon reviewers everywhere. "I have very thick curly/wavy hair and in a matter of 45 minutes my hair was the straightest I’ve ever been able to get it by doing my hair on my own," wrote one reviewer from Florida, who said her straight hair managed to endure the state's humid climate.

Perfection is the word to describe the ghd classic styler...it's easy to use and the hair style last longer than by using other regular stylers sold on the market...once you try it you will see the difference right away.
These straighteners heat up to 232 degrees in just 30 seconds so you can style your hair quickly and without fuss. The smooth plates glide through your hair; helping to smooth the fibres and give you a highly conditioned and glossy finish. Temperature is monitored 50 times per second which ensures that heat remains evenly distributed throughout the plates and your hair appears healthy and sleek.

The nano ceramic plates in this straightener deliver far-infrared heat, a gentler alternative in and of itself. As if that weren't enough, there's also a reservoir where you can pour in some of the (included) argan treatment and thermal protectant, creating a conditioning steam that will strengthen and safeguard strands while you straighten. Admittedly an extra step, sure, but one that's well worth it.
used ghds for years. I wouldn't use any other straightners. Love them.
I'd had a pair of nicky clarke straighteners that I couldn't seem to get on with and when I was given some amazon vouchers for christmas decided to take the plunge and buy the ghd's that everyone raves about. Well now I totally get why they rave about them. Very easy to use they straighten my thick and wavy hair in seconds. No repeating sections one sweep and the hair is straight and sleek holding the style until the next wash.yes they're pricy but in this instance you get what you pay for.
So in the last two years I had been using chi straightens...both broke within a year. My next instinct was to do some flat iron research and came up with the ghd gold flat iron. The price made me nervous being that I've never tried it yet however I was desperate and knew that it would somewhat meet my needs. It's been a month that I've been using this heaven sent product and I have absolutely no regrets.it warms up in literally 10 seconds and gives you a beeping sound when it's ready. One slide through the hair will give you a straight look. I have semi wavy hair so I just apply my heat protectant and flat iron sections and within 15 minutes I'm done you won't regret this purchase. It's also dual voltage which helps me out big time due to travelling.

The ghd dry and style gift set arrives in a lovely presentation box. I gave this set to my wife a present and she was highly impressed in receiving this quality brand gift set. The packaging oozes with quality and presentation style and suggests a item of high value and is bound to impress. My noted that the hair dryer was exceptionally good and based in comparison to other brands makes and styles she thought this was the best in value for money. The hair dryer is a item that my wife uses every day and important to her. She loves this the hairdryer in its handling and ability to blow dry hair as she would wish.the ghd styler is something that we have used on previous occasions when going out and wanted to look good and a bit special. There is a knack to style and but is quickly mastered with practice.given to the right person this is a gift set that is bound to please the quality of the items are very good and worth the outlay for the asking price.
The Apalus works relatively quickly, taking approximately ten seconds per pass to straighten most types of hair, although you will have to straighten small sections at a time. That makes it an inexpensive lifesaver if you need a quick straightening before heading off to work. The Apalus hair straightener can also be used as a detangling brush and massager to straighten frizzy or unmanageable hair, if used in conjunction with Agam essential oil or Moroccan oil.
Yes I would recommend this to friends my husband bought it for me and I love it works great
best straightener ever I've been straightening my hair for years nothing compares to the ghd highly recommended for anyone whether you want to curl or straighten your hair.

This flat iron stopped working less than a year after I bought it and ghd will not warranty a replacement one because Planet Beauty or Amazon is not an authorized retailer for their products. Buyer BEWARE....if you purchase from here it will void the manufacturer warranty and you will waste your money just like I did. Planet Beauty was NO help to me in getting my flat iron fixed or replaced!
I received my styler on time and was able to register it so it's the real deal. Very easy process. This iron leaves my hair soft shiny and straight I love it more than my paul brown which I have used for years. I highly recommend it to anyone.

Featuring advanced ceramic heat technology, the ghd Gold Professional Performance 2" Styler is designed to operate at the optimum 365°F styling temperature for healthy-looking hair with enhanced, lustrous shine. Styling thicker, longer hair is quicker and easier thanks to the larger plates that glide through strands without snagging for fast, effortless styling and flawlessly polished strands. It heats up in as little as 30 seconds to tame frizz and transform coarse textures into sleek, smooth styles that last. The styler has contoured, round edges to unleash undulating waves, and with its styling versatility, you can change your look every day.


Read all the reviews before ordering. My daughter has long curly hair and of coarse wants straight hair so nowshe can have both with minimal fuss and without destroying her beautiful locks. Using it in australia so dual voltage was important.
This was the best purchase I am happy with the quality and results. I am sure it will last long.
Ultra-zone with predictive technology is the latest breakthrough in heat styling which guarantees homogeneous heat across the whole plate, allowing consistent beautiful results in one stroke. The heat is monitored 250 times per second so that it’s constantly at the optimum 365°F styling temperature for even healthier hair. It personalizes power with its predictive technology, which recognizes the thickness of your hair and the speed at which you are styling and adjusts accordingly—so you get unbeatable results quicker and personalized to you!

The one I got was real and I've had it for 2 years now I love it

I was delighted to get this set as I am a carer for a young woman who has long hair which she loves to have straightened after washing. Her old straighteners have recently packed up so these could not have come at a better time.beautiful set by a well known and trusted brand who are known to produce good quality straighteners.this set comes with clips paddle brush and the straighteners plus a heat mat wrap.in use they are amazing and hands down the best straighteners i’ve ever used for my client who has quite thick hair. She absolutely adores them and loves being able to boost her confidence with a well groomed hair style.i am guessing these have been produced for the christmas shopping period and they are a beautiful luxury gift for anyone who has hair long enough to need them. The box is a very pretty gold colour and I can see it looking pretty on a dressing table.
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.

this is the real deal. I was able to register it on the ghd website with no problems.

If hair is pinned too tightly, or the whole updo slips causing pulling on the hair in the follicle at the hair root, it can cause aggravation to the hair follicle and result in headaches. Although some African-Americans may use braiding extensions (long term braiding hairstyle) as a form of convenience and/or as a reflection of personal style, it is important not to keep the braids up longer than needed to avoid hair breakage or hair loss. Proper braiding technique and maintenance can result in no hair damage even with repeated braid styles.
this straightener is amazing. It heats up in about 20 seconds and is slim and does it's job perfectly. I tell all of my friends about 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
so much better than my old flat iron. I definitely waited too long to purchase this
Wonderful product I just love it take it from me you must spend the extra money and buy the more expensive professional version of this product. It makes a huge difference great seller product came one day sooner than expected.

If your daughter is keen to straighten her hair, then I would suggest taking things slow and erring on the side of caution to avoid any potential damage to her hair. How you care for her hair is probably just as important as whether you go for a hairbrush straightener or a flat iron. I have listed some hair care tips below which will hopefully help you and your daughter.
best hair straightener ive have three of these straighteners and always love them. The only problem is that the cord shorts so be careful when you wrap it up. I would not recommend winding the cord around the straightener to put it away.
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:
I was really nervous in buying a new ghd previous one broke on me after using it for a good 3 years and treating it not very caringly but ive been using this one daily and it is of exactly the same wonderful quality that my previous ghd straightener was. It comes in the box with the authenticity card with a code so if you want you can go to the ghd website and punch in the code to see if it is real or fake. I have naturally wavy thin hair and it gets dry tangled and damaged easily.. Recently got fringe bangs and normal drugstore straighteners will just make my bangs stiff and more dry but the ghd has its way of making my hair look and feel even more hydrated than it is and very naturally silky. Thank you
best flat iron I have ever owned and there have been a lot the ghd heats up within seconds and is ready for use.highly reccomend

I purchased this item almost a year ago and it's still working as well as when I first bought it. Strongly recommend to someone who wants their hair to look great and wants it to last longer than the typical hair straightener.


When taming coarse, wavy or curly hair, sometimes you need a little to kick it up a notch. That’s why we love that the CHI G2 Ceramic and Titanium Flat Iron can reach a maximum temperature of 425° F and heats up in under a minute! With this hair straightener, say goodbye to wasted time waiting for your tool to heat up, and get styled and out in the door!
repeat purchase. First one died after 5 years. Hopefully this will last that long.
You cannot fault quality and excellence both things we have come to expect from ghd. Some brands are hyped for no reason but ghd is a case of 'you get what you pay for' and what you get in this instance is very good indeed. The perfect christmas gift for the wife mum partner daughter in your life. You can rely on this brand I assure you.

Brant Mayfield, who styles everyone from Diane von Furstenberg to Nicole Scherzinger, favors this glossy white flat iron. "It has digital single pass technology, which helps for smoothness and contains an eternal microchip that maintains an even temperature," he says. The angled edges and ceramic plates will keep your hair smooth and without kinks.
it has been 3 years and this thing works like it did the first time I used it which is wonderful love how small it is and easy to travel with. Great product.
my ghd iv styler are perfect for my hair. I was thrilled with how well they worked
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