My old hair straighteners had been on their last legs for ages. I must have bought them at least seven (if not eight) years ago. They owed me nothing! But I was determined to get every last bit of straightening out of them before I replaced them. It’s that whole mummy guilt thing of spending all that money on myself. It’s so silly. Especially when it comes to something like buying straighteners which lets face it, are essential when you are blessed with a frizzy wavy mess of wire wool hair like mine. Life without straighteners really isn’t an option.
Unfortunately for me, the blasted things went pop as I was using them. And when I say they went pop, they really went POP! My own silly fault, I should have ditched them months ago. I’m lucky I have any bloody hair left I am such an idiot. Lesson well and truly learnt. Anyway, pop they went and it was time to go shopping for new straighteners.
I did some digging about a few months ago when I came almost *this* close to buying some new ones so I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted. It came down to either Cloud Nine or GHD but in the end, my loyalty to the GHD brand won out. I have used nothing but GHD straighteners for something like twelve years. No other straighteners have ever come close for me (but it has to be said that Cloud Nine seem to be gaining a similar cult following from the reviews that I have read!) I then narrowed it down to either the classic GHD styler or the newer (and more expensive) Eclipse. In the end I made the leap and went for the GHD Eclipse and I’m so glad I did! They really are the best straighteners I have ever had and well worth the pennies!
It’s hard to put my finger on what exactly makes them so much better – they just are! Honestly, it’s like discovering GHDs for the first time all over again! They heat up in seconds and have a more curved barrel so you don’t get that drag thing where you are left with a ridge in your hair. You know what I mean, right? They seem to glide through my hair so much easier. I straighten my hair with a kick at the ends to avoid that dead straight look if that makes sense? And the rounded barrel definitely helps with that too. I should think it makes for easier curls if that’s your thing too but I’ve not tried it myself.
A big plus though is that I don’t find myself running the straighteners over and over the same sections, they just do the job in one smooth swoop. They are so much quicker to use and my hair then stays straight easily for two or three days (weather dependant of course nothing can stop the fog from destroying my hair!) They leave my hair feeling all swishy and shiny oh my godfathers I love them! And of course I am now kicking myself for not buying them sooner…