It's Good Hair Day!
I have very long, highlighted, thick, combination hair. My top layer being relatively straight, and bottom layers being wavy and curly with sections that are kinky. Now that that's out of the way… I used the Original 1" Styler 3 different ways, because some days I'm lazy, and some days I actually have the time to put "pro-effort" into my hairstyle, either by straightening or curling it.
For my thick hair the Classic Styler straightens better than it curls. If I want the curls to last all day and not fall out I have to start curling my hair from its natural state. With that being said, in order for me to get smooth curls that don't have any creases or kink in the individual hair strands, I have to pass over my hair at least once before I go in for the actual curling motion… which means when I actually go over it that second time the curl it isn't as curly, and even has some areas that want to fall immediately. This is not due to the temperature of the straightener though, because it does get perfectly hot. I'm leaning more towards it being the single zone technology paired with my hair being very thick. If you have thin to average hair you'll have an amazing result curling.
When it came to taking the time to pro-straighten my hair by taking 1 inch sections, I really like how the plates glide over the sections of hair easily. It's also not heavy, and I don't have to squeeze hard to get good pressure on the hair; which means my hands and arms didn't get tired. After my hair cooled it was 100% straight, with a lovely, soft and frizz free feel. This lasted all day long too.
Last thing I did was "lazy" straightened it by not sectioning or isolating any of it at all… So starting with air dried hair in its natural form, I ran the straightener through my hair randomly. This is where the Classic Styler really shines! It DOES NOT pull on hair or snag at all. Not even a little! I was super impressed by this. The results of this lazy method were fantastic for putting minimal effort in! I cannot stress this enough.
I really think that the Classic 1" Styler is a great 1st time straightener if you aren't ready for a slightly larger investment with one of their higher end straighteners with more features, and you'll love the way this straightener performs! Even though I mentioned above that I didn't get a great result curling due to my hair type, I'm still giving it a 5 star rating - My reasoning for this is, for its intended function as their "Classic" option it does the job very well!
I was super excited to try this flat iron, as I had a GHD blow dryer I really loved. At first glance, I didn't have high expectations. This iron didn't wow me at all - no techy features, very light-weight and cheap-feeling. I will say it heats up extremely fast, so that feature did score some points.
My hair is very long, thick, and slightly wavy. It takes some major heat to straighten, defrizz and seal in shine. While I was happy with the speed of heat up, this iron didn't do it for me beyond that. I had to section out extremely fine pieces of hair to run through the flat iron, and make multiple passes. My hair did feel super silky afterward, but it took twice as long to style versus my other flat iron. I would say this is a good option for a teenager or child, as I'd imagine it wouldn't cause as much damage as other irons (since it doesn't seem to get that hot). Overall, it did do what it says, but took much longer than needed and I feel that the first time it slides off the counter and onto the floor, it will shatter instantly.
Hair straightening simplified
I love how quickly I can style my hair with this straightener. It heats up in seconds, & has a heat-protector case that allows me to put it away quickly after use. I can tell that the set temperature was carefully selected for hair health. My hair never feels brittle or fried after using- usually after straightening with cheaper tools, my hair can feel dry and more prone to tangles... not with this!! Worth every penny.
Its unexpected for me that this can really iron my hair fast!! I love using it!!!
Amazing straightner. Best one out there.
First GHD lasted 16 years. Amazing products.
Straightens hair perfectly. No damage to hair, I don't use products to straighten and have beautiful long this hair. You would never know I have have naturally curly hair it does such an awesome kob.
Works better than any other straightener I've ever
I am very happy I bought this straightener, no regrets.
Replacement for 12 year old flat iron
Only a 3 star because I have only tried a small section on my head. I had the original styler for 12 years. The cord had a short but it still worked, went to look for her and couldn't find her, so I had to buy a new one. Will update stars once I can