My hair is something that I will always have to battle with. I have naturally curly and frizzy hair which is impossible to do anything with, so I always blow dry and straighten it within an inch of its life!
A few weeks ago I decided I wanted to treat myself to a new hairdryer. The one I was currently using did the job but the power was awful and the heat settings were all over the place! My first instinct was to go with a Parlux, then I noticed that GHD now had their own hairdryer – I was intrigued! Never a day goes by that I don’t use my trusty GHD straighteners, whether its just to fix my side fringe or ease out some bed hair!
I had a look on the Peter Mark website, just to find some more information and then noticed that they had a special Rose Gold Limited Edition Hairdryer and Straightening Irons all happily packaged up together! How could I resist? Yes it was a little pricey but figuring I use a straightener so much and never bought myself a “proper’ hairdryer before, I decided to bite the bullet!
So the hairdryer itself is matte black with a rose gold trim. It feels expensive and you can immediately tell where your money is spent – the materials used are of the highest quality. It feels “weighty” and comes with a salon length cord which is so handy. You get 2 different sized nozzles and currently I am using the wider one which helps give a lovely sleek finish. There are two speed settings and two heat settings. I like to use high speed with medium heat but if I am really in a hurry I use no nozzle and high heat to rough dry my hair in minutes. There is also the cool shot button but I rarely use that.
They state that this uses ionic technology to dry your hair quickly whilst leaving it feeling silky smooth. I actually have no idea what ionic technology is but it works! My hair feels so soft when its dry and between that and the powerful 2100w motor, my hair dries in super quick time!
The downside to this hairdryer is where the buttons are positioned. They are where the palm of your hands rests as opposed to your fingers, so that just takes a bit of getting used to. Also the dryer is slightly on the heavy side. I do think is you were to properly dry your whole head with a round brush, you might have an achy arm afterwards!
Overall though I would really recommend this hairdryer and if you are on the lookout for a new one, seriously give this one a thought. It looks amazing and it really does dry your hair super quick, so much so that I actually don’t mind drying my hair – it used to be such a chore!
And just to quickly mention the GHD Iron. It is pretty much the same as your standard GHD in terms of functionality. The on/off button is replaced with a snazzy light up GHD logo and the ceramic plates are black as opposed to the usual cream coloured ones. The Rose Gold casing though is just gorgeous and looks so good sitting on your dressing table!
You also receive a nifty plastic cover that slides onto the top of the unit after use, so you can lay it on a flat surface without burning anything. They don’t include a heat mat but they can be bought really cheaply on ebay – I got one for around €5.
This is a fab set to both give or receive as a gift. It will get plenty of use and will last years! The Rose Gold is limited edition but there are other colours available.
The Deluxe Gift Set which includes both the GHD Air and the GHD Iron is €199. Available here or you can purchase both separately with the GHD Iron costing €149 available here and the GHD Air costing €99 available here.