With Black Friday fast approaching, we inevitably ended up talking around the office about discounts on gadgets and electronics. Finally we thought it would be nice to put together a list with affordable GHD straighteners – the ultimate hairstyling gadgets even the top hairdressers rely on!
Let’s be honest here, GHD’s are renowned for being the best hair straighteners you can buy and that’s because those clever people at GHD understand hair and how to get the most out of it without causing it unwanted stress and with outstanding results. However, whichever way you look at it, purchasing a pair of GHD straightening irons is an expensive exercise and some of us are restricted by tight budgets.
Hair should always be treated with respect because once it’s damaged it’s very hard to get it back into tip-top condition without cutting off the damaged area. Nothing can actually repair hair but using the right quality products can help to minimise damage. So do you need to spend a fortune on GHD straighteners to protect your hair from heat damage and get that straight and sleek look you want? Well, maybe you don’t have to spend as much as you thought. Of course you won’t get them really cheap but you can get them for less than you thought. Here are three GHD’s which won’t break the bank!
Our top 3 favorite cheap GHD Straighteners
First let’s talk price. This retails at £95.00 so it’s not cheap but it is cheaper than other GHD models and at least you know you’re buying from the best. It’s a number one best seller, thousands are sold every day across the world so you know you are making a wise investment and that’s what it is, an investment in good hair. So what do you get for the money?
- Rounded barrel shape hair irons which means you get tremendous versatility. These create curls, flicks, waves or straight hair
- Ceramic technology so they banish frizz and give a smooth finish. Ceramic coating also means there are no hot spots so you won’t burn areas of hair, heat is evenly distributed
- Auto-shut off which means if the styler hasn’t been used for 30 minutes it safely switches itself off.
- A two year warranty!
They heat up very quickly too and for relatively thick hair they straighten a whole head in around ten minutes. Results are great, soft, shiny and sleek. As they straighten hair so well you shouldn’t need to re-touch your style in between washes which means that you will lessen hair damage as you won’t be using them every day. Always use a heat protecting spray to get the best result.
Slightly more expensive than the above GHD’s these are designed for very thick hair because the plates are wider so can cope with larger amounts at a time. They cost £105.00 and promise sleek, smooth, frizz-free hair fast! If you’re looking for a salon finish then you will be over the moon with what these achieve and they have a number of excellent benefits:
- Automatic shut off after 30 minutes of idleness
- Protective plate guard so you can store away your plates as soon as you’ve finished using them, no more waiting for them to cool down
- Ceramic plates for even heat distribution and no hot spots
- Two year warranty!
If you’ve got thick hair these straighteners are built especially for you and are believed to be better than the other brands such as Chi, Farouk, BaByliss etc. These heat up in 10 seconds and in one pass you can straighten out your frizz for a salon result. If you want to add in flips, flicks or curls because of its shape you can do it with ease – so these are the ultimate thick hair straightening irons, they even work on Afro-Caribbean hair.
Finally, the crème de la crème of GHD’s is the GHD V Gold which retails at £115.15 and is an enhanced version of the GHD V Styler with a cooler, lighter body that promises easier styling (with plenty more comfort!). The plates glide through hair, straightening in one pass (no need to keep going over the same area, this is often what damages hair). These come with a protective plate guard too so you can pack away straight after use and even before cooling down. Here are a few more benefits:
- Auto shut off after 30 minutes of no use
- Lightweight model
- Ceramic plates which don’t allow for hot spots on your hair, heat is evenly distributed
- 2 year manufacturer’s warranty
- Temperature gets to 220 Deg C
- LED display that flashes during heat up so you can see when temperature is set
Built to last, you should have these for many years and they deliver super shiny, manageable, sleek hair even if your hair is very thick and curly. However if you are limited on budget you will get almost the same result with the GHD V Styler.
These are our top #3 favorite cheap GHD straighteners. If you’ve heard of other great Black Friday discounts on hairstyling tools, we’d love to hear it in the comments.