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Wowed by first use
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 November 2020
I don't usually have time to write many reviews but today I thought I would. Yesterday my trusty 11 year old Remington straighteners gave up the ghost and wouldn't turn on any more. I've had them so long and I love them but had aways said to my husband if they died I would by some GHD's to see what all the "fuss" was about.
To put this into context, I have naturally wavy messy shoulder length thick hair, that I have to either work hard on to curl properly or straighten. Hours go by each week where I'm sorting my hair out. My preference is for straight. I usually use my straighteners set at 210 degrees and this seems to keep my hair straight. I also use anti frizz serum from toni and guy.
So after watching hundreds of youtube reviews yesterday I was slightly worried that the 185 degrees heat setting that wasn't changeable was going to be an issue. But in the end I decided to give them a go. Thank you amazon prime they where delivered today. Sleek stylish box, and when opened, the straighteners are situated in the box, similar to a brand new phone. They come with a silicone sleeve and instructions.
I plugged them in, switched them off, accompanied by the nice little tune. Started to pin my hair up to section it and boom they had heated up before I've even finished getting the clips set. Super quick. They're slightly heavier and bigger than my Remington ones in my hand but not massively and very easy to hold. The fact the switch button is between the blades is a real bonus. Previously I was forever catching the on off switch or the temp gauge on my last set. First turn through my hair, and boy they glide. I can't think of any other way to describe it, no pulling tugging or tension and my hair felt so silky and soft. I usually have to pull my hair through twice to get a good smooth finish, but not with these. First pass and lovely and straight. Only a couple of bits at the back I needed to pass through a few times, mainly because I couldn't see I think. It took half the time of my Remington, and is much sleeker and straighter. So my reason for writing this review, is to say to anyone thinking the 185 degrees wont be enough to straighten your hair, as you usually use hotter, try these and hopefully you will be as surprised as I was!