so I had the chi straightener for not that long probably a year and half and when it hit the bucket I was going to buy another one but kandee johnson on youtube recommended this one so I thought I'd look into it. It's more expensive than the chi but I really didn't want a straightener that would just die after a year. The chi only lasted as long as the cheaper straighteners I bought from walmart did. So I decided to shell out the money hoping it would be worth it. And so far so good. It's better than the chi by far it heats up in no time and lets you know when it's ready with a few beeps. It'll shut itself down if you don't use if after a half hour it'll keep beeping though to let you know to switch it off. It gets my hair smoother than the chi but what I really love is that it keeps my hair straighter. I have wavy frizzy hair and even if I straighten my hair but go outside on a humid or rainy day it'll frizz up and start curling like I'm possessed or something lol. With the ghd I can straighten my hair and know that it will last through humidity and even a few raindrops not a storm though haha. Also it doesn't damage my hair as much I don't know how since it has a higher heat setting but it does. I swear. So far I've had no problems with it and I feel like it's built to last
Love it I've had the exact same one for probably fiveish years and it finally took a crap on me. I just bought this exact same one again because I loved it so much I didn't want to risk getting a different kind only to be disappointed. My favorite part is that it heats up within seconds and doesn't pull your hair like a lot of straighteners do.
Bought these as a present for a friend to replace an old pair of ghd's she is extremely pleased with them they straighten her wavy hair easily and quickly...i'm thinking of purchasing a pair for when my ghd's finally give up on me.