I am sooooo excited!!!!!
I ordered this online at beautychoice.com a couple of weeks ago. With the promo code, I got a free hairdryer (of course, shipping is not free, and I paid a bomb for it, and perhaps somewhere in Singapore someone might be selling..but whatever).
And holy cow, check out the HUGE box.
Shipping is fast, and you can track the status online.
The Hairdryer looks really professional. Bigger than the one I am using now.
I have never seen such a sleek box for a hair product. LOL.
Upclose of the GHD iron.
OK I just want to say these are my very very first reactions and impressions. I already have straight hair. And I straightened my hair last August, to make the ends neater and 'chunkier' if you know what I mean. Why do I need this flat iron?? Because I have seen it being used to create loose waves, and I have been wanting to have some wavy hair when I feel like it. And you can just do the wavy thingy instantly. I have a couple of curling tools, such as the 1" curling tong, 3/4" curling tong, and those heated curlers... but you need to work your hair for at least 1 hour before styling it. And I like to 'iron' my hair really sleek if I feel like it too. And I have heard and seen reviews of this flat iron in action, so I thought if I am going to buy, I might as well get the best?!
My current flat iron (actually it's my sister's) is a drugstore one which works fine... since we both already have straight hair -- I think I will keep the drugstore one for travel.. and if I need to use it on my students in productions etc.
I plugged in the GHD, and turned on the button, and it heats up reallly quickly. There is a slight plasticky smell, but I think it's because the thing is so brand new. It is also very light to hold, and the wire is quite long, so you have plenty of space to work with, as in you can just walk around your dressing up area or watever if need to. Haha. Duh! Why would anyone do that right?
So anyway.... I just tried to 'iron' one side of my hair, and then attempt to curl the other side. The iron really slips through the length of my hair very smoothly, no snagging. And it is REALLY HOT. I don't need to go over the same section again, unlike my old iron, where I had to go over the same section 3 or 4 times to get the desired texture, and it can be more harmful for the hair. As for the wavy side, I am happy with the results. Very fast, and loose wavy curls, I can just twist and turn the iron around each section, and then my hair just falls into the wavy pattern.
When I have more time over the weekend I will do a more detailed post on this amazing hair tool.
This is my hair after a day at work. I prolly tied, and untied it 5 or 6 times throughout the day. I also did not comb my hair, cos it is usually too wet in the morning for me to comb. I am really messy when it comes to hair.
Much smoother and shinier as compared to the first pic. I didn't put any heat protecting thingy, so is bad, but just for demo and testing purpose, whatever.
*UPDATE - Youngest Sister makes a cameo in this post. She has the best hair among the 3 of us, her hair is naturally thick and straight, and so healthy. I tried the GHD on her hair. The iron takes literally less than 1 minute to be fully heated (there will be a beeping tone). And it is really HOT, I don't suggest you touch the parts of your hair after the iron goes through it. But the handle, and the plastic around the iron plates are not hot, which makes it safe for handling. And sit near a fan or some cooling thing, so the heat can be diffused or dispersed, cos or else you will end up SWEATING like mad. I had my AC on in the room, so it wasn't so warm. Ha ha.
She is camera shy, so she is not showing her face.
Even she is impressed with how smooth, shiny and bouncy her hair looks after the ironing. And she is amused by the waves, but check out how luscious her waves look -- without any hair styling products.
OK..... that's all I have to say for now.... I think I will go drool at the GHD for a while more... and rock some waves the next time I go out!
Thanks for reading!