In the 1800s, American women started wearing their hair up when they became ready to get married. Among the Fulani people of west Africa, unmarried women wear their hair ornamented with small amber beads and coins, while married women wear large amber ornaments. Marriage is signified among the Toposa women of South Sudan by wearing the hair in many small pigtails. Unmarried Hopi women have traditionally worn a "butterfly" hairstyle characterized by a twist or whorl of hair at each side of the face.[42]
I am absolutely in love with this ghd styler I had tried the chi first and returned it right away... This one does what I expected and more it straightens my hair curls it and keeps it healthy it is worth every penny I paid ....
Hello, ladies! This is Monica, the founder of the MyStraightener blog. In this post, I’m going to tell you about the best flat irons on the market so far and some other hair straighteners. I will also give you some tips and tricks on how to choose the best straightening iron for your hair type. At the end of the post, I’m going to answer the most common questions about using flat irons. Gosh, we have so much to discuss! I hope you have some leisure time =)

this curling iron is awesome. It gets hot in seconds and holds the heat from start to finish. It is definitely worth the money I spent on it.
Once you have a pair of ghds you will never go back to anything else.
I brought these for my sister for her birthday in april. She lives the other side of the country so I had to get them delivered straight to her. The delivery was very fast and they left out the receipt as requested gift option so my sister wouldn't know how much they cost. She's been wanting a set of ghds for years and has had disappointment with 2 sets of fakes so the first thing she did was register them on the ghd website and all genuine she's since told me that they were definitely worth the wait they're easy to use quick to heat up and turn off after a while if you forget to turn them off which is very good for her since she forgets half the time definitely worth the money.
Think of this as an updated version of your regular hairbrush. Its double negative ion technology gives your hair that glass-like shine without any static whatsoever. Its ceramic bristles with nylon cool-tips help keep damage to a minimum by releasing far-infrared heat — in a mere moment, it penetrates the outer layer of the hair cuticle and heats it from the inside out.
This straightener is amazing. Although it only has one heat setting it heats up immediately and gets the job done. It doesn't feel like it's frying my hair. I love it.

Wife loves this thing. The auto off feature really makes me a happy camper too.

works great love it


I replaced my ghd flat iron that was 4 years old. Normal wear and tear prompted to replace my ghd. I love that fact that it has a universal voltage converter I travel to europe a lot . And the flat iron beats chi hot tools and those other crap flat irons that only for last 6 months. First off I have no idea what other people are talking about on the reviews. It is not fake it is very real. I registered the flat iron right away and it worked. I would recommend to purchase it directly from amazon.com sold and ships by . Other sellers....well I probably won't trust them. Cheers.
I am a loyal ghd purchaser but unfortunately my last set died after approximately five years daily use these are a perfect replacement. I have shoulder length hair and these are a great size for both curling and straightening.i also bought them when they were on offer so saved 10 and with prime delivery I didn't have to survive without my essential ghds.
it heats instantly and easy to handle. I love it
bought one of these 8 years ago and it finally started going out so I ordered another one for my wife. Well worth the money in my opinion.

In 2001, ghd revolutionised the way women styled their hair with the launch of its first styler – a professional tool designed for salon use that could also be easily used at home. ghd has continued to be a leader and innovator in hair styling with its range of professional brushes, ghd Style styling products and the launch of its first hairdryer, ghd air™.
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.

these are genuine have just registered them with ghd don't believe the reviews that say they aren't. If the seller is amazon then they are genuine


Best flat iron ever.....gets very hot
I have extremely kinky curly hair. This flat iron is amazing best buy thus far. It is a little expensive but if you want your hair pin straight or even have nice curls buy this heats up in 2 seconds and takes me no time to straighten my hair. Hopefully it's durable and lasts.
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.
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!
I love this straightener I have super long thick hair...naturally wavy frizzy. This straightens my hair easily. I used to have a chi but it eventually broke short in the wire...apparently this happens to all chis so I had to buy a new one. I think the ghd works better than the chi

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

Creative director of GLAMSQUAD Giovanni Vaccaro prefers this flat iron by Sedu. "The ceramic plates are really key to maintain the integrity and healthiness of the hair," he says. To get expertly straight hair, Vaccaro recommends using a boar-bristle brush to help mediate frizz, and that "the follow through is key" when moving the iron and comb completely from roots to tips.
Some people may cover their hair totally or partially for cultural or religious reasons. Notable examples of head covering include women in Islam who wear the hijab, married women in Haredi Judaism who wear the sheitel, married Himba men who cover their hair except when in mourning, Tuareg men who wear a veil, and baptized men and women in Sikhism who wear the dastar.[3][4][5][6][7]
Best straighteners for my wild hair. Keeps it under control in humid weather conditions. I have used ghd straighteners for at least 10 years and my previous ones died of old age
the best straightener I've had and I've had a ton. I also have thick frizzy hair and it tames it so well
this one doesn’t get as hot as the one I got at a beauty supply

usual excellent quality. Never disapointed with ghd's
“I’m a licensed hairdresser and I’ve used many hair straighteners, including Chi and Paul Mitchell. They work, but my hair is so thick that it takes me at least 30 to 40 minutes to properly smooth my hair. This is the absolute best hair straightener I have ever used. It straightened my hair in ten minutes (no joke). I’m extremely pleased and shocked. Looking to purchase a second one to have on hand for the future.”
Awesome
I had been eyeing this styler for a while and as much as I would've liked to save up to a 100 purchasing it here my peace of mind was worth the 60 80 dollar difference. This an expensive professional item that would not grant its 2 year guarantee if purchased from a non official distributor. I purchased from sephora and I'm incredibly happy with the product. It provides salon quality results so I see it as an investment instead of splurge. But if you're concerned both about the legitimacy as well as as the guarantee coverage of this product when purchasing from third party vendors like I was go ahead and spend the extra money. It might save you a lot of headaches and money in the end.
I was very skeptical about buying a ghd iron because of the rumors about fakes. However I saved 90 by buying this from amazon amazon fulfilled not third party and it was an actual ghd product. I registered with ease on ghd website to prove authenticity. Thanks amazon
I absolutely love this my friend had one and I wanted one so bad so I could use it to curl my long a hair without using a straight iron and a curling iron.. This is simple to use and best purchase investment ever lol

After I wore out the brushes on the first two, I was looking for another brand that might have a better, longer lasting brush. I found the Hot Revolver by Martino Cartier. This was a very poor product and extremely overpriced. The brush would not glide through my hair and it was worthless for smoothing. The brush started to "click" and would no longer spin while in my hair. Terrible product.
Easy-to-use and safer for strands, the ghd Classic 1" Inch Styler with ceramic heat technology operates at the optimum 365°F styling temperature for smooth, no-frizz styling. It delivers professional, long-lasting results, sealing the cuticle for a glossy finish that looks salon-done and stays flawless all day. Designed for utmost styling flexibility, the versatile one-inch round barrel makes it easy to straighten, curl, or wave all hair types and lengths. It heats up in 30 seconds and works fast so you can effortlessly create everyday styles in a snap, while the smooth-contoured floating plates glide through strands without snagging or pulling.
I was disappointed with these straighteners. They were my first pair of ghds and I was excited as I always had great results when i’d had my hair done at the hair dressers. I’d saved birthday money to buy them.however after just four uses they began to overheat dangerously nearly burning my hand and causing the electric to trip.i have since returned them as they were clearly faulty.however since sending them back I have borrowed my friends and they work fine so maybe I was just unlucky. Still they are not better than the other less expensive brand I had been using for years.i will say this the stylers I received were not the same as the ones in the picture and were vastly different than my friends. Hers are a lot smaller and the plates on the ones I sent back were very gold in colour while hers look like the dark gold in the picture for the product above.looking at the pictures of the different models online they looked more like the old style gold styler so I am not even sure I was sent the original ones. If I order a pair again I will be paying more attention when I open them in the future.
I don't know why I waited so long to invest in this product. I held off because of the price but now that I own it it is worth every penny I have fine hair that is very curly wavy. This styler makes my hair straight smooth sleek and shinny and it lasts until the next shampoo. It heats up super quick and is very east to use. I have read other reviews about whether it is an original product because of where it was made. My styler says made in china . Some reviewers claim is not an authentic styler if it's not made in korea . My styler had the correct id label on it and I was able to register it on the ghd website. For now I highly recommend this product. As long as it continues to work for at least a year or more I will be very happy with my purchase.

I have very tightly coiled african american hair. I used the blow dryer with a heat protectant and this iron got my hair bone straight and shiny. Its the holy grail basically in my opinion lol
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.
GHD’s “styler” is permanently set to 365 degrees Fahrenheit, which the company says is the highest temperature hair can tolerate before it becomes damaged. As a person who went from a dark brunette to blonde highlights, I can vouch for its straightening power on processed hair. And though I don’t typically think of “comfort” as a flat iron necessity, the springy hinge that connects the two plates really did make it easier to clamp and glide the tool down my hair with minimal effort.

Styling products aside from shampoo and conditioner are many and varied. Leave-in conditioner, conditioning treatments, mousse, gels, lotions, waxes, creams, clays, serums, oils, and sprays are used to change the texture or shape of the hair, or to hold it in place in a certain style. Applied properly, most styling products will not damage the hair apart from drying it out; most styling products contain alcohols, which can dissolve oils. Many hair products contain chemicals which can cause build-up, resulting in dull hair or a change in perceived texture.
I've always wanted ghd's but never really had the budget for it so decided this birthday 24 after moving to the states and throwing my 30 pair in the bin I would treat myself. Best decision ever great irons and using them so much more than my old ones as they are so quick and easy. My hair is very thick so it used to take ages to style with my old irons. So much easier now
A fabulous duo of top notch ghd products. Firstly the styler it's easy to use as it automatically heats to a predetermined non adjustable 185 c optimal for styling without damaging hair. Should one need a higher temperature then this is not for you. It's supplied with a chunky 20 cm square heat mat to protect surfaces and it auto powers off after 30 minutes if not in use. Given its speedy heat up rate I reckon this could be reduced to 10 minutes in use great results are possible with very little practise.and the hairdryer very nicely balanced with good access to the controls without stopping. The lower switch is the 3 position fan speed off medium high but it doesn't sit quite right ... To get to the highest speed one has to push the end of the switch down into the handle its as though the switch has not been installed level vertical but it's not a huge problem the 3 position heat switch is much better. The cold shot button requires a fair bit of effort to hold in with 1 finger for anything more than a few seconds.both have very good quality cable that are properly flexible unlike some 2.7 m styler 3.0 m on the dryer. With regard to cables the manufacturer's make it clear that the cables should not be wound around the device but folded as they were as they came out of the box ... That's ok in theory but using the twist ties is not practicable so it would have been useful to include some cheap and easy method of coiling the cable especially for travelall said and done superb kit with a niggle about a switch and cable storage
The ceramic blue plates aren't just pretty; they push conditioners into the hair, quelling frizz 65 percent more efficiently than a traditional ceramic iron. Even experts were impressed. "[It] leaks heat-protective ingredients onto the hair at the exact point of contact, coating every strand during the straightening process," says cosmetic chemist Ni'Kita Wilson.
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 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 love my new ghd professional original styler 1 inch. The dual voltage allows me to style my hair when traveling which was a real problem before. Compact to take on any trip. Love it
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Being a bald old feller its reasonably obvious that I ordered these for my wife who over the years has become something of an expert on hair styling equipment and has been the guinea pig for this product so her thoughts on this styler....her immediate reaction was ghd they are the best make ever secondly it is a lovely looking styler and is beautifully boxed with a heat resistant protective plate guard for the blade ends and a heat resistant travel bag.my wife was truly amazed at the short heat up time the advertising says 25 seconds she says that it is almost immediate in use there are no problems though she did say that perhaps the plates could be larger otherwise no issues.so to the real nitty gritty....my question was... Would you buy this styler her reply.. No its far too expensive and even though it heats up really quickly basically its no better than cheaper stylers
Excellent straighteners. Best I have ever had.
I was stung once buying some fake ghds online but these are the real deal. They are perfect. I ve been using them for years and my last pair gave up after five years of daily use.
bought this for my daughter as a christmas present. She loves it
You can select the required heat level from 170°F to 450°F which means this hair straightener suits for all hair types. For me, this is the best straightening iron for thick curly hair.  It heats up in about 30 seconds, and the current temperature is shown on the LCD. This KIPOZI ion straightener comes in rose pink, and its slick design is just great.
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!
I love this styler. Use it daily it heats up literally in seconds straightens my super thick frizzy hair very fast and as of yet has not caused noticeable damage. I absolutely think it's worth the money. Also I was able to register my product it was a genuine ghd.
Very pleased with these ghds. Came when they were meant to and was able to track. I like good service like this.
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