Heat levels are most important, and everything else is tied for second place. The true benefit of these appliances is that lower temperatures are suitable for easily-damaged or thin-to-medium hair, so it’s crucial that they’re able to operate at the appropriate temperatures. 365° is considered optimal for medium-thick hair, and straightening very thin or brittle hair calls for temperatures closer to 300°. Some models also have settings as high as 450° for use on very thick or very curly hair.

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 ceramic plates on this hair straightener ensure that hair remains glossy and nourished even through the high-level of heat. A brilliant all-rounder for quick and effortless everyday styling, the ghd IV Hair Straightener can create both smooth locks and curls; making it a great multi-tasking product. Suitable for all hair types and lengths, the styler glides smoothly through the hair in one gentle action so snagging is reduced.
“Being a mom of two, it’s hard to have time to get my hair done, but with this, I do my hair in 30 minutes, rather than over an hour. I haven’t bought a new straightener in probably four years, and I bought this with very little expectations. OMG! First of all, not only did it take half the time to do my hair, but it left my hair as amazing as I always wanted it! Super silky-smooth. I then used it to make some curls on my 8-year-old. In less than 15 minutes, I was done with her hair and she was in love with the curls.”
ghd does not fail to impress. After my 1st ghd iv styler which worked perfectly for 11yrs stopped working I felt handicapped not forgetting my hair looked like a mop. After using my new ghd iv styler I remembered how easy straightening hair is.
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.
After all, there are so many different hair types, short, medium and long lengths not to mention a variety of textures. Rather than ploughing through the thousands of stylers on the market I have written a short guide as to those I think will work for you.  The information is extracted reviews by people just like you, with different hair types and expectations….so read on for what my recommendations are:<
heats up within seconds great and easy use doesn't dry out hair. Leaves the hair shiny and perfect to style the way you want it

A few swipes from a professional hair straightener can finish off a high ponytail, restore life to split ends, and give your natural curls a relaxed look for a night or two. No matter what your natural hair type may be, there is a hair straightener as unique as the gorgeous locks on your head! Here are just a few of our favorite hairstyles that can be achieved using a professional hair straightener like the ones we’ve reviewed here:
I have very thick hair this works great. Didn't get the sale price. This is a good deal. I bought mine in 2000 and use it every day. Still working like the day I got it.
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.
True ghd product gets hot as soon as you turn it on. My fianc absolutely loves it. I will definitely continue to use amazon in the future.

The HAI Classic Convertible Flat Iron uses ceramic heating element technology for faster heat up and even heat distribution. This hair straightener features 1 1/4 inch wide blue beveled, floating plates for styling flexibility and optimal glide. The temperature is adjustable from 250 degrees Fahrenheit to 410 degrees Fahrenheit. And we really love the fact that the dial shows you exactly what temperature you’re getting whenever you turn the heat up or down. Negative ions help smoothen your hair strands, leaving them silky and shiny.

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.
The ceramic plates on this hair straightener ensure that hair remains glossy and nourished even through the high-level of heat. A brilliant all-rounder for quick and effortless everyday styling, the ghd IV Hair Straightener can create both smooth locks and curls; making it a great multi-tasking product. Suitable for all hair types and lengths, the styler glides smoothly through the hair in one gentle action so snagging is reduced.
Last one lasted 10 years hope this one does so also. Great wife loves it.
authentic and really high up in the hair straightener choices. And at a good price I got tired of worrying about burning my hair so this is perfect.
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!
heats up super fast. Straightens better than the chi that I used before and also doesn't seem to snag my hair like the chi would sometimes. Very satisfied and hope it lasts for years to come.
Coming in at a close second, the CHI G2 Ceramic and Titanium Flat Iron is our second editor’s choice as the best hair straightener on the market today – featuring fool-proof and color-coded temperatures for easy straightening or who just wants to protect their luscious locks. We also love the digital display that is featured on the CHI G2 model along with its combination ceramic and titanium design for optimal shine!

I bought this not to straighten my hair but to add long lasting curls. Once you get the hang of it this works great. My curls stay in longer than when I use a curling iron or hot rollers.
I bought these for my partner to replace her old pair of ghd ten years old . It turns out that these are the only brand worth buying so if your loved one has asked you for a pair of hair straighteners buy a pair of ghd's. There may well be cheaper straighteners on the market but they will not satisfy be warned . They also turn off automatically after a while so there are no more return trips to the house to check that they're off.
Once you have a pair of ghds you will never go back to anything else.
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