ghd Style & Protect


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I’m sure you know by now that my hair is naturally curly. I used to straighten the life out of it from the ages of about 12-18, but then learned to embrace my natural curls. Well, I say that, it was more out of laziness than anything because my hair is so long and thick that blowdrying and straightening it is such a MASSIVE chore. I did start to love the curly look, though.

A few months back, I had a haircut where a LOT of the weight and thickness of my hair was chopped out. Whenever I get my hair cut, I always go for a straight blow dry as a change to my usual scruffy curls and since it was so much more manageable after that cut, I got back into straightening it on a regular basis. I’ve not had my hair cut since then though (although I do have one booked for tomorrow!), and it’s once again getting to the point where it takes FAR too long to dry and straighten it, and even when I’ve done so its appearance is just lacklustre. I still do it though, as since I rekindled my love affair with my trusty ghd straighteners I’ve found my hair to look really scruffy, dull and awful when I leave it curly.

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Luckily for me, ghd came to the rescue with their Style & Protect Gift Set* (£39). The set, which you can see above, comes with a paddle brush (I couldn’t live without one of these), two clips (couldn’t live without a ton of these either), a Straight and Smooth spray and a Final Shine spray. The price tag may seem a little steep but really, it’s a saving of a good few pounds on buying the items separately, plus you get the lovely gift box. I’ve taken the insert out of mine and am currently using it to store hair bits!

As per the directions, I spritzed a bit of the Straight and Smooth spray through my towel dried hair before blow drying, then I went a bit mad and used it as a heat protectant while straightening it too. I’ve been using ghds for years and years, and honestly my hair has never looked so smooth or properly straight as when using this spray. It’s a winner, and I’ll definitely be repurchasing this one.

I misted my hair all over with a bit of the Final Shine spray when I was done, and it really does give an amazing shine to your hair. I find shine products leave my hair feeling limp or greasy, but this one was a real healthy looking luster. Top marks!

Feast your eyes on the before and after. The top photo is my hair left to dry naturally and do its own thing – you can see that it looks dark, dull and lacks any sort of depth or anything. The bottom photo is post-straightening with my (ancient) ghds and the aid of the Straight and Smooth and Final Shine sprays. Amazingly, my hair looks several shades lighter and just LOOK at how smooth and shiny it is!

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You can colour me very, very impressed with these products. When it comes to heat sprays and hair styling products, I’d always just thought that a rose is a rose is a rose but I’ve been well and truly converted. I might even invest in a ghd Air hairdryer next! If you’re a little more creative with your hairstyles than I am, be sure to check out ghd’s style page for some great inspiration.

If you’re interested in the Style & Protect Gift Set, you can buy it here – or better yet, stick it on your Christmas list!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00906778740767771153 Kumiko Mae

    wow thats amazing! i love how your hair is super straight but not dried out!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      I know, right? It’s never looked so sleek when it’s straight, it’s usually quite coarse

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01132043338199805469 Bailey- I Know All the Words

    The colour difference is crazy, but it looks amazing!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Isn’t it insane? I can’t work out why it’s so different either!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07648730542923687403 Victoria

    My hair is almost exactly the same. Thick and wavey. I’m at the can’t be bothered to straighten stage and trying to embrace waves, but my hair is really dull without straightening too. Must check out a shine spray!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Definitely, this ghd one is really good, I’d recommend checking it out – you can buy it separately!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16630029278811622214 Harriet Phebes

    Wow that hair does look amazingly sleek! and healthy! How often do you have it cut?

    H&P xxx

    http://www.momentsunexpected.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Thanks! Haha, I’m so bad with getting it cut. Usually only a couple of times a year x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05660570156045096961 Catherine

    i think it looks gorgeous natural!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Thank you :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03669861401205426706 AmiiScarlet

    Im in the same boat as you, i have naturally thick curly hair and have just never straightened it because i havent had ghd’s in years! Great post, your hair looks fab :D xxx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Ahh ghds are so worth it, no other straighteners are effective enough on my hair! Thank you :-) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272628386827119671 Girl Pearl
    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Thanks :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05654072642850678010 liloo

    before or after, you have the most gorgeous hair!!
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      N’awww, you! Thank you :-) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02557749926363134465 Ria

    Your hair looks so shiny and healthy!

    Ria x
    miniinstilettos.blogspot.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Thank you! :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16414384235892424702 iloveleopardprint

    Wow that’s fantastic, definitely going on the christmas list! Do you find the sprays are very good at protecting your hair against heat? I’m desperately looking for something that will protect my hair when I straighten it!

    rachlovesleopardprint.blogspot.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Yeah, definitely – the Straight and Smooth spray is great for it. If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper though, check out the Tresemme Keratin Smooth one!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11763224924904462817 Sunnivah

    Hey
    I’ve got nearly the same hair structure as you, and I have to say I love your curls. But I know the problem: curly, it looks less shiny and less brilliant and …. just, light :-)
    I love it when my coiffeur straightens my hair with just the same GHD, but at home, I let my hair dry on its own and when just wear the curly look.
    Since I use a hair oil (a special one after a lot of bad ones) my hair is curly AND shiny and brilliant and light blond. Did you ever tried this one, just use a caring hair oil to get it more soft and shiny?
    I use Kerastase Elixir Ultime (not cheap I know but it lasts very long)…