Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
The GHD Duet Style 2-in-1 Hot Air Styler is a must have for anyone who is looking for smooth, frizz-free straight hair MINUS the heat damage! I have been using this product about two times a week for a month now to really test it out, and all in all I have to say that I could not be happier. I have long naturally wavy/frizzy hair but with this product I am able to achieve a beautiful just-out-the-salon look at home as it leaves my hair soft, smooth, and UNBELIEVABLY shiny! The only fault I could find is that the styler is a little bulky which is expected but it does work wonders and is still very user-friendly and easy to use. It also comes with a small instruction leaflet which tells you how to use the tool step by step. I have found that in order to achieve the best results I start with wet, towel-dried hair and prep my hair with heat protectant as well as other before-styling serums. I divide and clip my hair up and take approximately 2 inch sections, one at a time, and hold the styler starting from my roots. After giving it a few seconds, I proceeded by moving the styler down the rest of the hair shaft. I repeat that motion until I feel that my hair is completely dry which usually takes me about 2-3 runs per section. I find that after doing this, I can already see a noticeable difference in the sheen of my hair, but using the shine shot option really adds that extra WOW factor! You wait for the plates to heat and roughly run your hair through the styler once again. The shine shot option more or less acts like a regular hair straightener over the previous hair dryer mode which really works to smoothen out any remaining kinks or imperfections. My whole process from wet to dry hair takes me about 35-40 minutes. Moreover, I feel guilt-free about using this innovative tool to style my hair as it doesn't cause nearly as much heat damage as conventional hair straighteners. I definitely recommend this product and all in all, would rate this styler a 9.5/10. My hair feels SO SOFT AND SHINY!
I received this just yesterday... I was super excited to try it and didn't want to wait to take a shower and wash my hair so I wet my hair and attempted to blow dry and flat iron it... and I'll be honest I wasn't happy at all but then I thought okay let me wash my hair and start all over per the recommendations... so I washed my hair towel dried it added heat protectant and my other styling products to protect my hair like I normally would before blow drying or flat ironing and I began to blow dry my hair. 1st of all the claim of 90ﾟ heat I personally think is false IMO... so when you 1st start blow drying your hair it does feel like it's about about 90° but the longer you use it the hotter it gets... my scalp burned several times. Separate from that... when you first straighten your hair with the blow dryer, it does look good... however after approximately 20 to 30 minutes my hair was extremely frizzy... so I decided to use the flat iron as well thinking that would help and not only does it not work like your traditional flat iron or your traditional ghd flat iron because I actually do have the ghd Platinum Plus which I love... this flat iron makes my hair look really dry and actually looked like my hair was completely breaking off. I understand this is not a regular flat iron but the claim is that it will get just as hot as your traditional flat iron which is 365°. Either way... this tool made my hair look and feel dry and broken. I also have naturally curly hair... This tool might work for someone who has naturally straight hair or maybe with a little bit of a wave to it but if you have course "ethnic" hair I don't know that this is going to be the tool for you. just as an fyi... I know my hair tools... I have more hair tools than I'd like to admit... so I know my stuff... but again... try it for yourself... hopefully it'll work better for you.
Shelly from Dallas, TX
I have thick, wavy hair and a LOT of it. Blowdrying my hair is one of my least favorite things to do. It takes forever, my arms are tired mid way through, and I'm usually so sweaty that I feel like I need to shower after.
I purchased this in hopes it would be a quicker, easier way to dry my hair and give it a polished appearance. Some background, I have all of the hair tools: buttercup dryer, shark flexstyle, single shot dryer brush, more flat irons and curling irons than I can count... And they all work great! I love them all. So when I saw this only, did I need it? Probably not. But I was intrigued by something that could quickly give me a styled look without 'work'.
The verdict: it was not quicker. It still took quite a bit of time. But I have a lot of hair and working in smaller sections is going to take a while. It was still quicker than blow drying and flat ironing, not to mention WAY less heat on my hair. I'm very happy with the end result. My hair wasn't just more smooth than when I blow dry with my dryer or brush-dryer. I had considerably less frizz/flyaways. My hair feels so soft! I didn't get any steam while using the tool like I do with others. The tool heated up SO fast. Like you turn it on and by the time I grabbed my 1st section of hair, it was already ready to use. And the best part, I wasn't sweaty or exhausted when finished. :D
I know the Dyson Airstrait is all of the craze, but I feel very happy I saved $100 and went with this. It gives a great result!
sarabarrowgilliam from undisclosed
I absolutely love this dual hair dryer and flat iron. I love how quickly it drys my hair with out my hair getting all tangled. Then it's super easy to flat iron it as well. It is bulky and it takes a little time to get use to.
Mamiof2girls from Delaware
Takes too long to dry plus leaves hair stiff, not straight with dry ends. My hair is not even extremely curly. Gave it two starts because it mighh work for someone with strainght hair.
CLM111 from Lakewood OH
I returned because it did not work as advertised. Very difficult to use
Mar from San Diego, CA
This is okay. Its not that great for curly hair but did make my hair feel better that using a blow dryer. It did take me more time to do my hair than using the revlon blow dry brush. I have thick curly hair so it took me twice as long because i had to use smaller peices of hair. I like how my hair felt after and the straighter after is very convenient, esepcially when i go on vacation. Even though it took me longer to do my hair, i do like how it made my hair feel after and i dont have nearly as many fly aways
Shiane from Windsor sc
I bought a styler from ultra years ago and it's been the best one yet.
Andie from nc
let me say this.... good bye Dyson, this is far superior, I have very long grey hair, this has eliminated the need for a straight iron, all tho this does have the straight iron feature I didn't need to use it. this device left my hair so soft and straight and incredibly healthy feeling. I am absolutely shocked as I did not have high expectations given dyson hair tools have been such a disappointment.... way to go ghd.... game changer!!!!
DG from Napa, CA
I was a little skeptical, but GHD is my favorite brand. It's so hard for me to do a blowout by myself. I washed and towel dried my hair, then sectioned it into 4 and started using it like a straightener/flat iron and it took about the same amount of time of a hair dryer but I didn't need to use the flat iron after.
Chelbelle from Lafayette, LA
I just bought this today. I washed my hair towel dried and used this bad boy. Let me say I am shook by the results. I have fine 2b/2c hair but a lot if hair like a lions mane. Its kind of frizzy too. It took me about 30 min max to dry my hair with it. And while it dried it straightened. I have the revlon blow dry brush and this was quicker and looks way better. It looks smoother and shinier and healthier. 10/10 i used to have to let my hair air dry because i would have to straighten it to smooth it and then wand it to style. It was such a hassle so i never wanted to fix my hair. I saw this and wanted to invest it something that not only saves tome but is healthier.
Dee from New Jersey
I returned this and got the Dyson AirStrait and thank GOD I did! Dyson never disappoints! This is, however, the first time GHD has disappointed me!
CoolKorin from Queen Creek, AZ
I tried the "other competitors " and hated it! I bought this GHD and I'm obsessed. I have told all my friends. Perfection.
Vkuda from Stanwood, WA
I wanted this to be what it promised. I have pretty curly hair and damage it often with a straightener. I hoped this would be my go to styling tool but it took twice as long to dry my hair and I had to straighten it any way. It was also pretty heavy to hold for how long it took to dry my hair. Finally, it was like a jet engine: loud and high pitch. I retuned it because it was NOT worth that price tag. I've loved everything else from GHD but this missed the mark.
GHD fan lady from Kansas City
I bought the Duet styler and thought it was a great idea although it did not work for my hair style. Returned and am awaiting my refund
KerJo from Minnesota
I had high hopes for this machine but I honestly don't have a positive thing to say about it. The first time I used it my hair turned out quite frizzy and felt dry. Assuming it was user error, I continued to use it but after each use my hair was more frizzy and dry than the last. I finally had to stop when I realized my hair was beginning to break off in several different spots.
I returned the product and would encourage everyone to pay close attention to what it's doing to your hair.
Lindsbe from Detroit, Michigan
I bought this and the product would not turn on. I tried several outlets and followed the customer service instructions. Dealing with customer service was not ideal. They don't respond right away and they took their time in finally telling me to send it back after I demanded a return. I had sent videos doing everything they instructed and I tried everything I was told to do. I was so fed up that i refused to do anymore because it clearly showed they sent me a defected product and I wanted them to send me a new one when I return this one.
Caitlin from Sanford, NC
Listen. If you have almost straight hair anyways this is not going to be worth it for you. But as someone who has had numerous keratin treatments and Brazilian blowouts which cost $250+ per treatment…this is worth it because I'm only paying for the cost of the product ONCE. I'm a mom with two under two and this thing has finally given me back the ability to style my hair the way I like it - straight straight straight. I have naturally 3a/3b rib cage length hair that is very fine and prone to damage. The Dyson airwrap could smooth my hair but could not get it straight. This does everything I need it to and means that I only have to spend 30 minutes on my hair. I would just rough dry your roots first to make sure they dry and decrease the number of passes you need. People keep saying online that this is heavy, but it's not, y'all must have spaghetti arms. I have been using this for a few weeks and have not noticed any out of the ordinary damage to my ends, but it does get hot so there is always going to be damage no matter what.
The takeaway is this. IF you regularly get chemical smoothing treatments, this is worth it. IF you are looking for good results with a realistic amount of damage, this is worth it. IF you regularly straighten your hair but still combat frizz due to humidity, this is worth it. If you're just looking for dry hair, want to curl your hair with this, or just have mild waves or straight hair, this is not for you, save your money.
Joyce from Orlando
I saw this at the store and immediately wanted to try it. I am "lazy" when it comes to blow drying and then styling my hair. THIS product does both and I have not noticed any hair damage. I have very thick, wavy hair with lots of frizz.
Alinebertu from Brazil
Really happy with this product! Wish it could handle thicker hair strands to make it faster (I have a lot of hair).
asjs2004 from Bloomington, Il
ok, let me say, if you're unsure about this because of price, it's totally worth it! I had been looking at this and Drybars similar product. reviews were not great with drybar but I really didn't want to spend so much on this ghd. I'm so glad I did! I have thick fine unruly kinky frizzy hair. my normal routine is blow dry then straighten. and if I want curls/waves I do that after straightening. I used this 1stvtime yesterday and it did exactly what it said! straighten and blow dry all in one! and no frizz or extreme dryness. my hair stayed soft and straight all day, even after a long day of hiking. I'm so happy with this!
Brisbane from Spokane, Washington
I bought this one month ago and I am not impressed or even marginally happy with this purchase. It causes amazing amount of static and it does not do anything a blow dryer and brush can't do. If the price was significantly less I could justify keeping it but I am returning it.
underwhelmedapricot from undisclosed
This does exactly what it says it does. It dries the hair nicely and straightens which saves so much time. It is also incredibly quiet which saves me a headache. It works better for straighter hair but it can also be used for curly, such as 4c which I have tried.
CF from Texas
This is the best purchase I've made in a while. I do have to say it's very user friendly and not as heavy as I thought it would be. I was happy with the amount of time it took to style my hair and I can see myself using this on a regular basis. I share this tool with my daughter who loves it just as much as I do, she has very thick hair and this is just the kind of tool she needs to take care of her type of frizz. I highly recommend this hair tool!
Mram from Miami
Nothing that I expected , I am very disappointed with it
PrincessOlive from Seattle, wa
This does dry and straighten hair. It's not as effective as a blow dry followed by a flat iron so I find I don't really use it. It leaves my hair puffy and straight-ish, not smooth and straight. It's also pretty heavy and not comfortable to use for any length of time. It's not terrible, just not an everyday tool for me and I definitely feel like I paid too much for something I don't use.
julianna from florida
i bought this 3 weeks ago. me and my mom share it. i literally love this thing so much, it keeps my hair looking freshly blown out all week. i only use it on sundays and for my hair type it lasts the entire week without washing. i just use the straightener option to touch it up in the mornings. this things actually brilliant GET IT.