Have taken a break from the pin curls to experiment with my new GHDs!
These bright & cheerful straighteners are part of the new Candy Collection limited edition which features the GHD IV styler in three pretty colours; mint, lemon and violet.
Now you’d think with naturally straight hair I’d have no real need for hair straighteners but if you’ve ever had a fringe you will know they can be pretty pesky to maintain. A quick run through the straighteners is all that’s needed to ensure it keeps it’s shape.
I also find straighteners FAB for curling my hair & the GHDs do a particularly great job at this & look at the volume I achieved! All this without any volumising product, just some heat protecting spray (I used the Tresemme one) & my lemon coloured GHDs.
To start off with I roughly sectioned off my hair, pining half of it on top of my head, allowing me to get to the bottom row as such.
To achieve a curl I begin my clamping my hair in the straighteners & immediately twist the GHDs away from my head, making a half turn motion with my wrist.
That little flicking motion I make at the end is me twisting the curl around my finger to encourage it to fall into shape
Carry one taking small 1 – 1.5 inch sections & curl your way round!
Once you’ve finished curling your hair it should look something like the image below (left hand side). As you can see the curls are quite defined & tight. I wanted softer Kate Middleton-esque curls so I took a natural round bristle brush to them to give a softer more natural finish:
Here is the end result!
The whole process took me about 10 minutes from start to finish…super quick & super easy
One of the great things about using hair straighteners to curl your hair is that you reduce the chances of burning your fingers. As someone who has incurred many a burn from conical wands & curling wands, this is one of my preferred method for curling hair! It is worth noting though that the ends of the GHDs do get quite hot, something I wasn’t expecting so do watch out.
Here are a few close up shots of my straighteners:
The ceramic plates on these are super slick! Hair literally will glide through these like silk which I found very impressive as I own a few straighteners by other brands that have ceramic plates but they are no where near as smooth as these.They heat up incredibly fast & beep when they are ready too.
Would have been great to have seen a protective heat guard included with these & a carry bag too, but overall am very impressed with these GHDs & how quickly they can achieve a style in next to no time!
The GHD Candy Collection is out now. Visit the website for more info
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