Jennifer Aniston was the hair catalyst to my love affair with super straight-n-glossy hair. Over the years, her coveted locks have even rivaled her own celebrity status. Bu let’s get things straight, Friends. When it comes to flat irons, not all are created equal. I’ve owned my fair share, so I can say with certainty that recreated celebrity-inspired styles has not always been easy. Some have left my hair quasi-straight while others have left it looking dry and crispy. Luckily, flat irons and their results improved with time.
I was actually pretty content with my current flat iron, until I tried the ghd Limited Edition Silver Metallic 1″ inch Styler. While I was initially impressed with its eye-pleasing sleek shimmering metallic design, I sort of expected it to produce the same results as the one I had already been using for a couple of years. However, the ghd styler had a few stylish surprises in store for me:
- When turned on, the styler alerts you with a little start-up noise.
- It heats up super fast and beeps when ready. We’re talking under 10 seconds.
- Smooth black plates easily glide through hair, preventing snagging.
- It has contoured plates to easily create curls and waves
- Comes with a heat-resistant quilted storage case
- Rotating cord also easy styling
- Automatic sleep mode is activated if it isn’t used for 30 minutes – whew! One less thing to worry about.
Equally impressive were the celebrity-inspired results the light-weight hair tool produced. After having my naturally wavy hair up in a messy top knot, I was shockingly able to easily create straight tresses in minutes. Say what? It’s true. For me, that’s a big deal. My hair is super long and thick hair. So creating super straight hair usually takes a looooong time for me.
These days flat irons works overtime, not only creating sleek styles but waves and curls too. Up until the ghd, I was never really pleased with the curl technique a flat iron produced. I was happy when I was able to create soft bed head curls (a look I love when straightened hair starts to look a little limp and lifeless). Again, in 10 minutes I was able to transform my hair and easily create pretty curls:
- Take a 1-inch section of hair
- Clamp down about mid-length
- Rotate hair upward and around
- Slowly glide the styler downward (every 2-3 seconds)
- Use opposite hand to guide hair by holding the ends
Disclosure: A sample product was gifted from ghd. Opinions expressed here are my own.