From the 16th to the 19th century, European women's hair became more visible while their hair coverings grew smaller, with both becoming more elaborate, and with hairstyles beginning to include ornamentation such as flowers, ostrich plumes, ropes of pearls, jewels, ribbons and small crafted objects such as replicas of ships and windmills.[14][21] Bound hair was felt to be symbolic of propriety: loosening one's hair was considered immodest and sexual, and sometimes was felt to have supernatural connotations.[22] Red hair was popular, particularly in England during the reign of the red-haired Elizabeth I, and women and aristocratic men used borax, saltpeter, saffron and sulfur powder to dye their hair red, making themselves nauseated and giving themselves headaches and nosebleeds.[12][23] During this period in Spain and Latin cultures, women wore lace mantillas, often worn over a high comb,[14][24] and in Buenos Aires, there developed a fashion for extremely large tortoise-shell hair combs called peinetón, which could measure up to three feet in height and width, and which are said by historians to have reflected the growing influence of France, rather than Spain, upon Argentinians.[25]

this is my second ghd my first lasted 10 years. Does not break hair. My hair is thick but fine and breaks easily. I have no problems with it. Hope this one lasts another 10 years
I started this site after I made the decision to get a new hair straightener. I am not a novice with irons by any means, and I’ve had just about every kind imaginable except for some of the newest options. When I realized how far the industry had come in the last couple of years, I decided it was time to try something new. A good flat iron can last for years, as long as you look after it and make sure you buy one that’s robust enough to take what you put it through. By doing your homework up front, you can make sure you not only get the right straightener for your locks, but you don’t end up spending an inordinate amount of money on something that doesn’t work for you. Believe me, I’ve been there!
I love it 👍
If you have stubborn, never-listens-to-me-no-matter-what-I-do hair, titanium is the material you need to set your eye on. Titanium is a metal that is excellent at conducting heat which means that your plates heat up quickly. This metal also keeps heat consistent so there are minimal changes in temperature that could damage your hair in the long run. What makes this great for thick, curly, unruly hair is that it can reach and maintain a high heat for quite a bit of time AND emit 60% more negative ions than ceramic. These two characteristics mean that you get to de-frizz your hair in a shorter amount of time with fewer number of passes.
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I had this hair styler when it was first released and when mine finally died I was distraught as I could not find it, or anything like it, locally. When I finally found it on Amazon, I was so relieved! I am so happy to have this as it works great for me. My hair is short but I think your hair length is irrelevant. My hair is not curly but it has body and is a little coarse. When it rains or I am in a humid environment, it will frizz a bit. This hot air styler--which does away with the need for a separate brush--works perfectly to smooth out my hair and at the same time add volume and direction to my hair. A friend saw me using it at the beach recently and wanted to get one too. It ... full review

Couldn't survive without my ghds recommended to all who want straight hair
works great love this flat iron
If you’re a hair straightening novice, you may be a little intimidated during the first few times you use your new flat iron. These feelings are totally normal (after all, you are putting 300+ degrees of heat right near your scalp!), but there is no need to worry. All you have to do is follow these simple steps and you will have the gorgeous, flowing hair you’ve always dreamt of in no time!
the best straightener .. She wouldn't go without it.....its a must have in this house and friends have agreed and bought
This original hair hero uses ceramic heat technology to style at the optimum styling temperature, for perfect results every time. Simple, effective, iconic. A rounded barrel and floating plates makes this original ghd styler glide easily through hair, creating beautiful styles that will be the envy of your friends. Plus, with automatic sleep mode and universal voltage you'll have peace of mind to create great results at home or abroad.US two pin plug
The Babybliss is a rotating hair brush straightener, similar to Revlon Perfect Heat, however, it is made from titanium instead of ceramic and is more expensive. This model has three heat settings, but it does not have a cold shot button. Some believe the titanium makes a difference in the way their hair feels but the team doesn’t see it; we think the performance is virtually identical to the Revlon Perfect Heat.
While it isn’t the fastest heating hair straightener we have reviewed, the CHI Air Expert Classic Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron warms up to temperature in just one minute! If one minute seems like too long for you to wait, try adding a bit of multitasking into your morning routine by taking advantage of this found time. If you are at a loss for what you can do in just one minute, check out this list for a little inspiration:
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
Ghd it's just the right size and feel and it can get at even the small hairs.arrived on time. No problems till date.

excellent product best on the market
A lot of people don’t know there are tons of ways you can style your hair with a flat iron, and this actually might help you decide what size iron to get. You can curl, wave, straighten, add body, twist and more – just with a flat iron! Your straightener is so versatile you can skip most other styling tools and save money by investing in one that will do all of this for you. I walk you through different options for styling with your flat iron so you get the hairdo you want.
Martin Penny, Gary Douglas, Susan Powls and Robert Powls founded ghd in 2001.[7][8] The three collaborated to buy the rights to a hair straightening iron from a South Korean inventor.[9] The brand quickly took off organically, and the company did not even begin advertising until two years after its launch.[10][11] By then, hair salons and word of mouth carried ghd to £12 million, against a forecast of between £3 million and £4 million.[9]
My husband bought this for me as I was still using my expensive australian straightener here in the states. We knew how good amazon's return policy was so we ordered it knowing that we may possibly be buying a fake. Had a problem registering it on the website the first time only due to their site being temporarily under maintenance. No problems the 2nd time. The only difference with my product is the colour of the plates. Mine are black the picture shows cream . Pretty sure this is just because the photo is older.no complaints so far.
I have been using straighteners for a number of years but not until now have I found the best yet... They are very kind to my hair and make a huge difference... I will always use ghd's from here on in.

It wasn't possible to register my ghd flat iron purchased from an amazon reseller with the manufacturer. I'm 99 sure this is not an authorized re sale from ghd. This could mean a number of things... Nevertheless I love this flat iron which seems to work extremely well. I decided to take my chances with this version of the ghd classic styler.
Unlike all the other hair straighteners on our list, the Turboion RBB Croc Classic looks a little bit different. It looks more like its namesake – a croc. But that’s not the only thing that makes it stand out. First of all, the shape is unique and perfectly ergonomic. It fits very comfortably in your hands that you barely feel the strain as you style your hair. Of course, it also doesn’t hurt that it only weighs 1 pound. The smooth titanium plates on this flat iron gives you a very smooth glide. There are 17 different digital heat settings that range from 280 degrees Fahrenheit to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
I have owned a ghd flat iron for about 3years. My daughter borrowed it on a daily basis. Decided to get her one of her own for christmas. I highly recommend the ghd.

I read a number of reviews before purchasing this flat iron. I am happy to say that I was able to register mine on the ghd website with no trouble. I used it this morning and I love it. I have been having trouble with my bangs looking like they are fried. First my hair dresser and I though it was stress since I had just lost my husband three year later it's still happening. We have narrowed it down to hair spray building up and or my cheap flat iron. I am not longer using hair spray and am using a shampoo to cleanse my hair of any products and I purchased this flat iron. Wish me luck that this well help me get rid of the frizz in my bangs.


The Cloud Nine Micro Iron is one of the best hair straighteners we have tried in a smaller size. Made with ceramic plates, the styler helps to keep your hair protected as it straightens, while their cushioned style means you can use them all on all hair types and lengths. Make sure you pack this away for your summer holiday, so your locks always look lovely.
The plates in this techy tool house an internal microchip that constantly measures and maintains an even temperature. With no random hot or cold spots, you'll get smoother, straighter, strands in fewer passes. (Spoiler alert: Fewer passes equal less damage). Adjustable temperature settings — from 260 to 410 degrees — make this ideal for any and every hair texture.
Curling and straightening hair requires the stylist to use a curling rod or a flat iron to get a desired look. These irons use heat to manipulate the hair into a variety of waves, curls and reversing natural curls and temporarily straightening the hair. Straightening or even curling hair can damage it due to direct heat from the iron and applying chemicals afterwards to keep its shape. There are irons that have a function to straighten or curl hair even when its damp (from showering or wetting the hair), but this requires more heat than the average iron (temperatures can range from 300–450 degrees). Heat protection sprays and hair-repairing shampoos and conditioners can protect hair from damage caused by the direct heat from the irons.
“I wanted a straightener I could use on wet hair, since I’m usually on the go and don’t always have time to dry it. With this Wet 2 Straight Hair straightener, I was able to straighten my hair after it was towel-dried and only had to go over my hair twice for it to be completely dry. Granted, I have semi-thin hair, so it doesn’t take too much to straighten it, but with other straighteners, I would have to go over it about three or four times and couldn’t straighten it when it was wet.”
I didn't understand what all the fuss was about with regards to ghd hair straighteners. I really wasn't expecting them to be that different from other brand hair straighteners until I used them for the first time. They were a dream they glide through the hair without pulling or breaking a single strand. They work so fast that straightening my hair in the morning is a really quick job. And the result is sleek glossy hair. I am so happy with this product and would recommend to anyone.
Best straightner I've ever used. Heats up quick. Perfect for straightning curls or beach waves. Very impressed.

Ghd reputation is unquestionable. This styler is the best and there isn't much more to say good value for money from this supplier.
Had to buy a new one since mine was lost in luggage. Couldn't be happier to have it back
This edition of ghd has luxury christmas present written all over it plus points impressive packaging that is eye catching made of heavy cardboard and signalling a luxury product.quilted case with mirrored blue button and separator for the straighteners and it’s flex to be kept separately.quality heat may that is detachable from the case.beautifully designed straighteners in the same electric blue as the packaging with a silicone heat shield at the end.safety features cut off after 30 mins and a noise alerts you to them being plugged in being switched on or being switched off.the switch is inside the straightener so that you don’t accidentally turn it off as you are straightening your hair.plates glide through hair creating straightness without effort and as they are at the optimum 185 degrees without that crimped look at the top where you first inserted the plates.improvements that would’ve made it a 5 I needed a slightly longer flex maybe another 1 2 metre.i miss the option to choose the temperature that I had on my old straighteners. I appreciate their advice about 185 degrees being the setting that works best but I have very fine hair which is also frizzy and like to have a choice so that I can accommodate what my hair is up to that day.

My sister owned one of these and I tried hers out when she visited. It put my flatiron to shame and was worth every penny. It smooths the hair far and easily and heats up quickly. I've owned one for about a year now and am very satisfied with its performance.

If you are looking for faster results, a hair straightening brush is more appropriate – it is a hybrid between a brush and a straightening iron, used best on dried hair and effective even for the most unruly naturally curly hair. You can use the straightening brush on hair that is washed and dried, and obtain the straightening iron results with  much easier and intuitive brushing move.
pricey yes but what can I say daughter swears by ghd's no substitute no point buying cheaper brands. If she's happy then so am i. Her second paid of ghd's in 10 years so good value.
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