Well this Christmas, my fiance ordered the GHD from Sephora. I received it in the mail a few days ago, and let me tell you: it really is worth the hype, and it really is much better than Chi. Not to dis the latter, because it isn't a bad product by any means. I just think that GHD has a leg up on its competitor and I find it more efficient for thick, unruly hair.
Here is why I love it:
* It heats up in nano seconds. You turn on the switch and a beep tells you when its ready about 10 seconds later.
* It not only straightens my waves, but it keeps them straight too. It also imparts a lot more shine, less frizz.
* It automatically turns off and goes into sleep mode after 30 minutes if accentidentally left on. This is huge for me, because last month I came home after an entire day out and found my Chi still on. Thank God it didn't start a fire. It just turned part of my vanity an orange rust color :(
If you don't use a straightener often, then you don't really need one. However, if you use one a lot like I do, then it's worth it.
I am still keeping my old straightener for back up, but I prefer the GHD. I'm very happy with it!
Oh, and I'm also experimenting with the new hair dryer that Misikko.com kindly just sent me. Review to come!
Do you own a GHD? What are your thoughts?