ghd straighteners are capable of far more than what meets the eye! There are easily half a dozen different ways of styling your hair just with the one tool, from large waves to beach worthy curls you can read about it all here.
By taking your ghd straightener and small to medium size sections of hair, clamp the hair and rotate the styler 180 degrees, as you create tension on the hair and pull away from your head you will create smooth and shiny curls, and then repeat all over! With the sections closest to the face it is more flattering to curl outwards and away from the face. This will stop the hair falling towards the face and closing it in. This is the general way to curl your hair with straighteners however it can be amended in many ways; curling each section in a different direction will help the look become more beachy and natural, taking smaller sections will create a tighter and more rento pin curl style look (however we will explain how to do this in more detail later). Lastly, taking larger sections of hair will give you the ever desirable and glamorous victoria's secret large waves, this is ideal for those with longer hair.
If you wish to create even more volume in longer hair then taking a ghd straightener with larger plates like the ghd v gold max, will help to create larger curls which is ideal if you start from closer to the root. On the other hand, people with long hair often like to start the curls further down, creating luscious waves.
Using a straightener on short hair often provides more volume than a curling tong or wand, using the same method of curling from the root as you would for longer hair but instead with a standard size ghd straightener.
For a more retro style you can take smaller sections of hair and twist them up before securing with a bobby pin, then take the ghd straightener and clamp the whole lock of hair between the plates for a few seconds. Leaving them in the pin while you do your whole head will let the hair cool down (and the bobby pin), this will then help the curls will last longer!
A popular method its to plait about 5 or 6 sections of hair and then running the ghd straightener over it a few times whilst its still plaited. This will leave you with tighter waves and also negates the drawn out process of letting your hair dry in plaits!
The Struggles of Thick HairFor those with thick hair it can be extremely difficult to create the sleek and smooth look that is desired. There are many steps to keep the hair frizz free and shiny for as long as possible. It all starts with making sure your hair is completely dry, either by air drying or rough drying before using your ghd straightener. If you are looking for extra volume then drying your hair upside down will help to lift your roots and keep them like that. An essential part to the hairs nourishment is using heat protectant sprays and oils that can soak into the hair and protect it throughout the process. Once the hair is prepped and ready to be styled it needs to be sectioned; the size of these sections will depend on how thick your hair is. From these larger sections you will need to section further as you go and select parts that are no wider than the length of the ghd straightener plates and not too thick as to make sure the heat can reach every strand. All you need to do now is glide the ghd straightener down the hair slowly making sure to cover every part!
The Importance of Tools Used
Combing hair when wet works perfectly as the hair is not as prone to breakage and split ends however its a different matter when dry. It is important that you use a brush instead when your hair is dry before and after straightening it all.
ghd Straightener Technology
Luckily nowadays using heat stylers like the ghd straightener or curling iron will not be as damaging, the ghd range contain ionic technology to help counteract the negative ions in your hair and reduce frizz. They also contain tri-zone technology, this means the advanced ceramic plates will heat up evenly and consistently making sure that there will be no hot spots that can severely damage your hair.
Lastly, ghd have specifically set all their stylers to a temperature of 185°C, this has been established as the optimal temperature to style your hair, so you don't have to work out what temperature to set your ghd straightener at and risk causing unnecessary damage.
Overall it is important that you do not use your ghd straightener before it is properly heated up as this will affect the longevity of your style. You’ll see your natural waves peeking through in no time! Furthermore just like anything else the ghd straightener will need to be cleaned as dust and dirt can settle on it and affect its performance. Not to mention the natural oils from your hair can cling to the plates and build up over time, possibly even causing damage to your hair in the long run.
Take a look at the large variety of ghd stylers we have on Lé Luna, from ghd straighteners to ghd curlers and styling products we have it all. For years ghd have been regarded as the best for hair styling, due to their large presence in the hair community they continue to excel and bring out innovative products.