My hair and I have a tumultuous relationship. There are more bad times than good times and the bad times stem from trying to tame my unruly mane. My hair is a curly, tangled mess in its natural state and trying to straighten my hair is a dramatic event. When I know I’m going to straighten my hair it usually begins with me crying before, during, and after I straighten it. My hair will battle me to the ends of the earth and will always, always win.
But now I have a new weapon. My desperate pleas have been answered by the Hair Gods in the form of the ghd Gold Professional 1″ Styler. This flat-iron is everything that I have been searching for to whip my hair into submission.
When I plugged in this flat-iron I walked away to wait for it to heat and before I even left the room I heard the beep alerting me it was ready. I couldn’t believe how fast it was able to heat up. I sighed preparing for what I assumed would be a long chore. One piece of my hair usually takes me at least four swipes of a flat-iron before it behaves. The ghd Gold Professional Styler was able to tame my hair in only two swipes leaving it softer and shiny.
It took me half the time it typically takes me to straighten all of my hair. The device was lightweight and didn’t tire my hand from holding it like other flat irons. The golden plates also make the flat-iron glide through hair smoothly. Only issue with this flat-iron is although it advertises as being easy to use to create waves and curls I found it to be just the same as any other flat-iron I have used. It took me a few tries to perfect any waves that I put in my hair.
The ghd Gold Professional 1” Styler also comes with a small protective heat guard that is great for travel. Another awesome feature is “Sleep mode” in which the flat-iron turns itself off after a 30 minute period of inactivity. I know that I constantly run out of my house and then wonder while on the road if I turned off my flat-iron so that it doesn’t burn down the house. This is an amazing safety feature for a flat-iron.
Overall I found this to be one of the better flat irons I have used. It’s lightweight, easy to use, and creates an effortless look. So the hair vs. me score is now
Hair: a million.
Me: 1 (but more to come thanks to ghd!)
FTC Disclaimer: I received these products for free from Folica.com for review purposes but the views and opinions are that of my own.