I have been keeping this hair dryer in my radar for the last few months, I finally gave up last week and purchased it at a cheaper price than the original one, as I felt I was in need of a new blowdryer (I love new hair tools). I already have my wonderful Parlux hairdryer but I wanted a ceramic dryer and after testing this one I decided to purchase it.
With only 2 heat settings the ghd air is surprisingly powerful , I am quite used to my blowdryer getting very hot due to the change in heat settings, but this doesn’t happen with this one at all and I feel the settings are perfect for careful styling and also quick drying. The nozzles attach very securely and help guide you to a perfect straight/sleek blow-dry, though I was disappointed that the blowdryer doesn’t allow a fit for a fork nozzle (When will this happen?!).
As usual, I made it my business to test this dryer on the range of clients that walk into the salon, I can definitely say that I have tried it on afro relaxed hair, brazilian blowdry, european hair, frizzy hair and big curly hair. There were a range of great results but one thing stood out to me, this tool gets hair dry really fast in comparison to the standard dryers. Another factor; it works great on hair that is medium to thick, not so much on fine hair, I felt it left the hair looking a bit flat and I just expected more for that texture as the main thing is to give the illusion that its thicker.
Overall I love the dryer due to the ionic technology, I felt that it left hair looking smooth and very sleek without too much heat which is always a great thing. The price will set you back £100, which is a negative for me as there are ionic dryers that are a lot cheaper out there, you could argue that GHD’s do have a long life expectancy which makes them worth the money though this is totally up to you.
- PROS; very versatile, sleek finish, easy to use, lovely packaging, ionic technology
- CONS; expensive, not great on fine hair, a little heavy