Gold Professional Styler 1" (scarlet Limited Edition)
I have thick, wavy, dry, frizzy and color-treated Asian hair that is 23 inches from the nape. I am always looking for the best flat iron and, ladies and gentlemen, I think I've found it!
-Heats up in 14 seconds BUT it takes at least a minute to get really hot.
-VERY LIGHT! Probably half the weight of my Sedu Revolution flat iron.
-The thin and curved design enables versatility to create a straight or curly or mixed look
-Because itâ??s thin, the GHD makes it easier to reach and vertically straighten the tight areas like those annoying cowlicks around the forehead and hair above the ears. This GHD feature is something my Sedu and Solia cannot do well.
-My hair stays straight and absolutely frizz free and shiny for a whole 3 days!
-The plates glide sooooo effortlessly, better than any other flat iron Iâ??ve owned: Conair (ugh!), Revlon (worthless), Remington (okay), Babyliss (okay), Chi (ugh!), Solia (really good), Sedu Revolution (comparable to GHD, but heavier and bulkier).
-It claims to adjust the heat according to our hair type (somehow). I donâ??t believe that at all. I do believe the operating temperature for GHD is between 347-365 F so it does not require as much heat to straighten my hair, whereas I need about 400F for my Solia and Sedu.
-2-3 medium-paced passes are all I need to sufficiently straighten my ridiculously long and thick hair
-GHDs make good curls without dents if done correctly, but curls with any flat irons are not as precise as I want them to be compared to clip or clipless curling irons.
-No snagging at all
-Easy to clean and doesnâ??t stain
-Plates donâ??t bleed colors
- Universal adapter that tells you whether itâ??s safe to use the flat iron without blowing the appliance and your wallet.
-Dropped it once from 4 feet (by accident!) and it still works perfectly (Thank God!)
-Came with iron guard, hot red heat resistant case and 2 clips
-EXPENSIVE!!!! Even with my discount code + promotion, I eventually paid a little over $200 CAD for the GHD.
-The plates do NOT meet unless additional force and effort is used. I heard thatâ??s part of the design. Itâ??s not really bothersome to me.
-The black side opposite of the plates can be too hot to the touch
-No temperature control!
-The material and design of the GHD, although very chic, makes it difficult to get a good grip on the flat iron. It tends to slip up from my hand so I need to be careful not to get burned.
-Because the widths of plates are only 1 inch, they do require more time to straighten my super thick and long hair.
-Although the GHD can be stowed away while hot, the heat still penetrates the bottom side of the heat resistant case. I always lay the black pouch (that Folica ships for free with other flat irons) underneath the GHD case.
-The GHD heat resistant case has that weird plastic smell.
OVERALL, I am in love with my GHD Scarlet! I can do straight and curly looks, It is the best of both worlds and I will repurchase when its time is due.
FELLOW CANADIANS: I paid $135 USD for the flat iron alone, thanks to a 20% Folica promotion and a 40% discount code. Shipping to Canada was the standard $20 USD from Folica. Inevitable Ontario duties and taxes was $42 CAD. So I paid a little over $200 CAD before it was finally in my hands. This is definitely an investment.