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The Straight Truth: GHD Review

Bonjour mes amis!  

I was too busy to blog this weekend so I am sharing a review I did a few months ago for friends.  I think that hair can be your best accessory–and it is free!  Although, splurging on a great cut is smart because you carry it 24/7.

I have naturally wavy/curly hair that I often straighten using a blow dryer and/or a flat iron.  While I think both hairstyles are appropriate for a professional context, keeping it straight works better for my time constraints.  If I wear my hair natural I spend more time styling it daily.

Natural wavy 2b 2c hair

Here is my “wash and go” hair

Although I am actually a fan of natural hair looks, I straighten my hair for interviews to achieve a polished look. If I kept my hair natural more often and got my curl pattern more even I would feel as confident wearing it natural as I do when it is straight.

Do you alter your hair for interviews?

My mom is a hair maven so I have gone through my share of blow dryers and flat irons and I like discovering good ones.  Right now I am mainly using a T3 Featherweightnaturally wavy/curly hair with blowdry done by myself or Sedu Revolution Pro 3600i Lightweight Styling Dryer and I am hooked on my GHDHair straightened without a blowout using a GHD hair straightener, which I bought after learning (the hard way) that the Chi does not have universal voltage.

My usual blow-out using a
medium round brush & T3 Pro Pink Blow Dryer
The GHD is great because the 1″ barrel can get very close to your scalp and straighten the shortest of pieces.  I did not use any of my usual heat protectant spray or anti-frizz and volume enhancing products but I found that the GHD alone was good for adding shine and eliminating frizz.  Although the GHD hairstyling alone looks seemingly fine without an initial blowout I prefer to straighten my hair beforehand unless I want it to look that flat.

Hair before GHD hair iron <- This scary hair was left in a hair bun overnight

15 mins of GHD styling turned that into shiny straight hair -> Hair after GHD hair iron styling

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