GHD Platinum+ Styler

Thursday, September 26, 2019
I have been lucky enough to receive a couple of GHD stylers from the incredibly lovely and generous people over at GHD so I was very excited to receive the GHD Platinum+ Styler to review. I've been using GHDs since I was around thirteen and I haven't used any other brand since then! I'm always very happy with the results from my GHD stylers, whether I bought them myself or I was kindly sent a pair. The design, quality and longevity of the stylers is one of the main reasons they're so well known and loved; I don't think I'd use any other styler.

*GHD Platinum+ Styler (£189)
I've tried their wide plate styler, ruby IV styler and the earth gold styler but I haven't tried a styler with this much new technology within it before. It contains their SMART technology which predicts the needs of your hair and adapts the temperature of the styler to that section of hair so it is always at the optimum of 185 degrees celsius. Being able to keep the heat consistent across the plates allows for 70% stronger hair, 20% more shine and more colour protection which is fantastic.
The styler internally monitors the heat up to 250 times per second so that the thickness of each section of hair and the speed you use the styler is monitored and the heat is adjusted accordingly - how amazing is that! As with all GHD stylers, the plates don't snag on your hair, it features a swivel cord and it will automatically go into sleep mode after 30 minutes of use.

As well as the styler, you will also receive a heat resistant plate guard and if you purchase from the GHD website, you can also receive a three year warranty and a GHD heat resistant travel bag. I received the heat resistant travel bag with my earth gold styler and it's so useful as I use it to store my GHDs, to travel with and as a heat proof mat while I'm using the styler at home.
GHD curls is something I've been trying to achieve for years and I could never master it, my hair always looked straight and sleek but never curled or wavy. However, all of that changed when I cut my hair short and now every time I style my hair, I use my GHDs to curl it. I personally couldn't get my waist length hair to curl fully (apart from the ends with my earth gold styler) but now I can with shorter hair.

Using any GHD styler is such an easy, fuss free experience and I never experience any snagging, pulling or damage when I use them. Most of the GHDs I've used until now have been fairly similar in terms of the technology but the styling and design has been different; however this styler is the first that I've tried which has been a step up with regards to sleek, classic styling combined with innovative and almost personalised technology.
This is my fourth GHD styler and I did notice a few differences with the Platinum+ which I haven't found on the others. Firstly, is the innovative SMART technology which is amazing and secondly, the on/off button lights up and beeps. Also I personally love the sleek, matte look of the styler and the packaging. Overall it makes for a very sleek and chic package that would be an incredibly Christmas gift (yes, I'm already thinking about my christmas posts and they are coming soon!). 

You can see the platinum+ styler in action within the short video below where it takes my Hagrid hair and turns it into relaxed curls that are my everyday, go-to style. I personally love curls and waves on me, it makes my hair look instantly polished and put together even though it only takes me ten minutes to style my hair with my GHDs. 
To curl my hair with my GHD styler, I roughly divide my hair into two sections (the lazy way) and I take one to two inch sections starting at the back. I spray the heat protectant on my hair brush and brush through each section of my hair before I use my styler so I make sure that I'm not damaging my hair or if I'm being lazy I'll just spray it all over and brush it through.

I then place my hair, about an inch or so from the root, in the styler, clamp it down and rotate it 180 degrees and glide it through my hair to create a relaxed wave. If you want more relaxed waves then you could take bigger sections or for smaller and tighter curls, take smaller sections. Hopefully you will be able to follow along with the video below!

Overall, I cannot recommend GHD stylers enough as I've been using them for over ten years and I have had any problems. I love all of the stylers I've tried but I think the technology and the sleek design of the Platinum+ Styler makes it my favourite so far!

Have you tried any GHD products? Will you be trying the platinum+ styler? 



  1. I've always wanted to get some GHDs! Having wavy hair can be a nightmare sometimes. I have nice curls at the end but the top of my head always looks a little lifeless and flat. I'll admit I'm a little scared of using curlers but I do want to try! xD

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

  2. I can't believe I've still not tried anything from GHD xx

    Tiffany x

  3. I absolutely love how your hair turned out.


  4. How good are these?! I'm loving mine so much x

  5. Aaaah it looks incredible! I really want to try!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  6. This is a lovely review, I have never had a pair of GHD and have thought about investing but at present it's a bit out of reach. They do sound amazing though! :)

    Amy x
    The July Rose

  7. Wow, that's amazing technology this styler has. I rarely use heat on my hair though x


  8. I've never been able to get my GHD straightners to do the curls - this looks SO easy!
    Em x

  9. I rarely use heat on my hair now but when I do, I curl it with my GHDs! The new technology in this styler sounds amazing. Definitely something I'd consider buying x


  10. I currently have the Platinum edition too and I really like it! Definitely my favourite from their range

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  11. Your writing style is always in-depth! X


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