Review: GHD Air

A few weeks ago, I headed over to the GHD Hair Boutique and had my hair styled using GHD products. I loved the curls that Hayley, my stylist, gave me (although I haven’t had a chance to recreate them yet!)

As a thank you for popping along, GHD sent me the GHD Air hairdryer and the Style and Protect kit, so I now have all the tools to recreate my pretty hair.

First up: The Style and Protect kit consists of the Straight and Smooth spray (which also contains heat protection), Final Shine spray (which also helps to smooth down the wispy bits). It comes with two sectioning clips, and a huge paddle brush which I love. (Anyone else really fussy about hairbrushes? No? Just me? Right, ok then.)

I’ve not really needed to use the Final Shine spray much (my hair is pretty shiny already thanks to Aussie!) but I’ve been using the straight and smooth spray when I use my straighteners just to give them a bit of a helping hand.

So, the hairdryer. It’s from the same range as my hair straighteners, and £10 is donated from each purchase to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

I have to be honest – when I’ve bought hairdryers in the past, I’ve gone for the dryer under £20 that has the highest wattage. My hair is very thick, and takes ages to dry normally. My previous hair drying routine would be to blast the hell out of my hair with the dryer on the hottest, fastest setting, then use the straighteners to flatten it down. Not good for my hair.

Since I recieved this hairdryer though, I don’t find myself reaching for the straighteners as much. I’m able to get my hair dried quicker on a lower heat setting than before, and my hair feels much happier for it! Perhaps it’s psychological, but even after the first use, my hair felt smoother.

Is it worth £100? I would have balked at the price previously – but then, I did at the original price of my GHD hair straighteners. Once again though, after using it, I’m sold. I’m hopeful this will last as well as my 2004 straighteners have! This is definitely one to be asking Santa for – I just hope you guys are on the nice list!