Saturday, 4 February 2012

GHD Air. A review

I will admit that I spent a couple of years when the GHD straighteners phenomenon first began waving my cheapy straighteners around saying "YOU PAID HOW MUCH? Look at these, £30 quid and they work just as well"

and then Mr Fashionista purchased me a pair of GHD straighteners and I have never EVER looked back.

Smooth silky hair, quicker and faster than ever? I was SOLD.

So when I was asked recently if I would like to try the GHD Air Professional Hairdryer I was instantly interested, but also wary because of the price tag.

£99 FOR a hair dryer?

It was like the straighteners all over again.

So do you want to have a look at a hundred pound hair dryer?



The box, in which my new baby will forever be nestled in between uses.




As you can see you get the hair dryer and two attachments, now usually I leave the concentrator nozzles in the box or lose them somewhere but I have tried both of these and they do make a difference.


This is labelled as a professional hairdryer and I was impressed at how light it was to hold. The wire was very long as well so I had no problem turning, lifting and practically winding it around myself twice.



This hairdryer has more settings than the Starship Enterprise, Speed, heat, All easily changed with a flick of my thumb while I dry my hair.




The cool blast button at the front is also very easily accessible and reacts extremely quickly. making setting your hair a breeze. (pun totally intended)




The concentrator nozzles, both very useful (I will try VERY hard not to lose these)
and different sizes so they can be used on different parts of my hair, I found the smaller wider one perfect for my fringe.

Drying my hair with this hair dryer I found that my hair was a lot smoother, frizz free and dried a lot quicker than with my usual hair dryer. 2,100 watts at 240 volts will do that.

Would I pay £100 for any old hair dryer?

No, probably not.

But would I pay £100 for THIS GHD hair dryer?

I have to admit, I would. I spend a lot of time and effort on my hair and this does make my life easier, Even just the long wire and the lightness of the hairdryer makes it a good purchase for me. I have faith in the quality of GHD from my experiences with my straighteners and this hairdryer is a joy to use.

Yes, it is expensive, I won't deny it.

But like the straighteners before it, once you have tried it, you can't imagine using anything else.

If you want to find out more you can go to www.ghdhair.com or www.ghdhair.com/hair-dryers/ghd-air

Have you tried this hair dryer? I would love to hear your thoughts or if you have any questions about the new GHD Air, let me know, I will definitely try to answer them.


Big Fashionista x x



*Disclaimer, this GHD hairdryer was a pr sample but in no way, shape or form affects my review. if it was useless, I would say it was useless. It isn't, it is now my new baby and shall be treated as such and loved forever*
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  1. Omg this sounds seriously amazing! WANT ONE!!
    nic x

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    1. Usually I wouldn't pay that much for a hair dryer. But if I borrowed it off a friend and tried it first I know I definitely definitely would buy one

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  2. Sod getting a new sonic toothbrush, I'm after one of these.... x

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    1. It is seriously cool I must admit. I love my straighteners so am really pleased they've brought out a hairdryer.

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  3. I'm so happy you reviewed this - I've also been a dedicated GHD user for years & was highly intrigued to see how the dryer would perform compared to the WOW! Factor of that 1st time with GHD straighteners!
    JJxx

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    1. It definitely does have the wow factor. And I'm notorious for losing the attachments but will be keeping these ones close as they are perfectly sized to do my hair properly

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  4. Like you I was taking the piss of people who paid £100 for their GHD.... until I tried it myself and immediately turned my coat and became one of those people saying "but it is so worth it you will not believe it, just try it yourself and you'll see".
    Now on the hairdryer, since I am useless at actually blowdrying my hair the only way I would pay that much for a hairdryer was if it was coming with someone in the box who knows how to use a dryer and a round brush at the same time.

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    1. Yep I hear what you are saying. Blow drying my hair is a necessary evil and usually I look like I've stuck my finger in a socket until I've straightened it. But this GHD Air took all the hard work out of it and saves me a lot of time having to straighten my hair

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  5. Am looking forward to pre 'GHD blow dry' and 'post GHD blow dry' photos...may take a while for me to be turned by a £100 hairdryer, but then, like you, I said that about the straighteners and now where would I be without them?

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    1. Are you on twitter? I'll tweet a pic of my hair blow dried no straighteners.

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  6. My boyfriend just bought me a set of GHDs from buyapowa and I cant wait to chuck my cheap straighteners in the bin!
    I've noticed this is on the coming soon section of BuyaPowa so I'll probably be splurging, my current hair dryer was about £40 and is on it's last legs after about a year!
    x

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    1. Oooooh Wonder how cheaper it will be on Buyapowa?

      it really is a fab hairdryer

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  7. I love GHDs, use them everyday and wouldn't use any type of straightener, but didn't know they did hairdryers!! I must admit I am very tempted to purchase after reading this, as been looking for a professional, salon quality hairdryer for a while. I have thick, straw like hair that takes forever to blow dry, anything that can save me time in the morning is a winner! Thanks for such an honest review!
    Stace x

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    1. Any time hun. The lead on it is so long, that was a huge selling point for me. I do hate a short lead on a hairdryer

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  8. I nearly got these for Christmas but ended up saying I didn't want them because I felt so guilty on someone spending £100 on it, but my new hairdryer is near to conking out so I'll definately be checking these out!

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    1. Pssssst, see above about Buyapowa :D

      x x x

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  9. This made me LOL!! I was exactly the same with my Remingtons saying to friends they do the same job as GHDs and cost £30!! But my other half bought me GHDs for xmas and I LOVE them, so I would definitly invest in the hairdryer too :)

    Em

    x

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    1. Nothing will EVER beat my GHD straighteners, and I know I willl be saying the same about the hairdryer in years to come too.

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  10. I want it soo bad! I'm currently using an old ones of my Mum's that I nicked when I went to uni. It's heavy and loud, and I'm not massively arsed enough about my hair to blow dry it everyday. I would like to change this, and currently already being in possession of an much neglected pair of GHD's, I would love a good, light weight hair dryer to take the faff out of blow drying. It might be expensive, but I can sure as hell save for it :D

    Steph xx

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    1. it is so so light, I've got a bad shoulder at the moment and anything heavy would probably have me screaming in pain, I've managed to dry my hair with this with no worries at all x x

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  11. What???? It's a hairdryer for feck's sake! I'd want detachable diamond earrings and a sex toy attachment for that price! GHD??? Stop speaking foreign. :D

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    1. I agree with you Jane, I felt exactly the same about the straighteners.

      But I have to dry my hair every day and this saves me a lot of time so £100 isn't a lot.
      I had my old hairdryer over 5 years.

      If I keep this hair dryer for 5 years then it will cost me just ..........................

      erm, gets calculator out. £1.67p a month.

      and thats not a lot x x x

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  12. Ok you got me wanting one now x

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    1. Dooooooooooo itttttttttttttttttttttt

      I'm such an enabler

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  13. I don't think I could justify spending that much, but i must say I'd love to try one and see the difference!
    Xx

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  14. Thank goodness this is reviewed!
    I saw a RUSH salon hair stylist using this on my hair last week and it left me intrigued for a good couple of days at how soft and STRAIGHT a hair dryer could leave my hair. At first I thought it must have been the products etc the stylist used... but this review has possibly just sold me a GHD... *off to spend £100*

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  15. Hi have u got any pictures of before and after i really want this hair dryer but want to know the results as my hair is very frizzy when drying it with ordinary hair dryer thanks Shelly

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  16. Hi Girls, I have just purchased one of these hairdryers. Do you find the nozzle turns/twists when it gets hot?. Sarah x

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  17. It's not that expensive for a hairdryer, the top rated one on the Argos website is a Babyliss at £74.99, and I have a 20% discount code off the Air making it £79. My current hairdryer is making very poorly noises, so guess what I'm off to order!

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  18. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?!?! I asked for a GHD hairdyer for my birthday after reading the amazing reviews. I have just used it for the first time and am less than impressed. It took just about the same time as my old hair dryer and left my hair frizzier than normal! I have thick hair and wanted this so I could lay off the straighteners. I found the nozzle spun out of place a lot when using the hairdryer. I so want to love this hairdryer but am finding myself debating returning it! :-(

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  19. I received mine today, worth every penny.

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