Jack of all trades: GHD releases new Platinum+ Styler and Helios Professional Hairdryer

Can you ever really have enough hair tools?

The answer is always no.

I kid you not, I have probably five or six different curling irons (they are all different, I swear!), but when it comes to straighteners, I only have one (I mean really, you only need one).  Since my hair dries straight, I don’t usually straighten my hair that often as I’m more of a curl kind of girl. I have tried using my straightener to do flat iron curls but I always find that they never work when I try doing them as either my hair slips out or I get dents since the plates have more edges to them that makes it difficult to smoothly run it through my hair.

Then I got the new ghd Platinum+ Styler.

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This new styling tool from pro haircare brand ghd (which stands for Good Hair Day) looks and works like a straightener, but is so much more than that. Not only can you seamlessly straighten your hair, but since the plates feature a more rounded curve to them it makes it perfect to use to curl or wave your hair as well.

So what makes this styler different from a hair straightener? Well, it features technology that predicts the needs of your hair as you style it, meaning that it will be a completely personalized experience every time you use it. As you are styling your hair, the device recognizes the thickness of your hair, as well as styling speed and adjusts the heat across the floating plates as you run it through your hair.  As a result, you get perfect style every time.

As for temperature, this works at an optimum styling temperature of 185 degrees, so there is less heat damage, protecting your hair without compromising the quality of the style when you use it. Ghd says that you get 70 per cent stronger hair, 20 per cent more shine, and two-times more colour protection.

Since this device is called a styler rather than a straightener, that means you can use it for pretty much any style. Straight hair, wavy hair, curly hair, mermaid hair.. you name it. Remember how I was saying that I can never curl my hair with a flat iron? This device features a unique wishbone hinge that holds the precision-milled plates in perfect alignment, meaning that as you run this through your hair it will be smooth with no jerking or stopping, which is usually what happens when I try to curl my hair.

My favourite part? You know that scary feeling of “did I turn off my straightener?!” when you’re driving to work? Well, in case you did leave it on, it actually shuts off after 30 minutes.

In case you can’t tell already, but I really love this styler and find that not only does it do a great job of straightening my hair, but I can finally achieve those flat iron curls of my dreams.  This makes it so easy to curl your hair since the device is designed to glide through the hair.

I love using this styler after I dry my hair with their Helios Blowdryer for a salon-worthy style.

The ghd Helios Professional Hairdryer (C$299) is a light and fast hairdryer that is designed to dry your hair quickly, while leaving it smooth and shiny.  The dryer features 2,200 watts, meaning that it will dry your hair in no time (it takes me around 3.5 minutes from damp to dry). It also gives you 30 per cent shinier hair.

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Now if you’re like me and find that drying your hair can be a chore and a workout, you’ll actually be quite excited to pull this guy out. The dryer has an ergonomic design, meaning it distributes the weight evenly so it’s not top heavy. It’s pleasant to hold and style and even comes with a concentrated nozzle for the best temperature control and airflow distribution. It’s also not as loud as other dryers, which is a total plus if you’re like me and like to watch TV or YouTube videos while styling your hair.

The Helios dryer comes in four colours so you can match your blowdryer to your other styling products.

I love using these two devices together and find that they really do give me salon-quality style. Since it’s summer time and I’m still working from home, I have been letting my hair air dry a little more lately, but I like to use the Helios dryer when my hair is about 70 per cent dry to give it some added shine and then go in with the Platinum+ Styler for some beachy waves. If you are on the hunt for a new straightener or hairdryer, I highly recommend checking these out. You can order them online or find them in Chatters stores as well.

Have you tried any ghd products?

Please note, products sent by PR. All opinions are my honest own.

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