Is the GHD Air Hairdryer worth it?

GHD Air Premium High end hairdryer
GHD Air Hairdryer – £99

Those who are exceptionall observant, and very loyal readers, will remember I snapped up a GHD Air Hairdryer in the Black Friday Sales last year. After a good few months of putting it through its paces I thought it was about time I told you if it lived up to my very high expectations.

Long story short, it does. It might be easier to explain my opinion if you know a bit of my hair back story (not to be confused with back hair story …). My hair is incredibly thick and wavy, and it’s for exactly that reason why I had it cut short about 5 years ago. Despite being incredibly thick, it does dry very fast and would dry naturally at it’s longest in about 2-3 hours. Consequently, I’ve always seen blow drying my hair as a bit too much effort and opted for the cheapest of cheap hairdryers to get me by if I need to dry it quickly. Of course both of these options didn’t do much for conquering the uncontrollable waves but I just accepted this was the way my hair was and I’d have to learn to love it. For some reason, the penny only dropped about 3 years ago that hairdressers seemed to be able to make my hair behave so easily without spending excessive amounts of time styling it. That’s when I relised it might be time to invest in a better hairdryer. It only took me a couple more year actually to get one.

As you can see, I didn’t rush into any impulsive purchases. In fact, I actually did quite a lot of reading on the best ones on the market. In the end, it all came down to brand loyalty and GHD once again stole my heart. So why did I choose GHD Air? Well, a couple of reasons actually. With GHD I knew I was going to get quality, and the Air has a professional strength motor of 2100W which would at least give the right power to get my sleek look, if not the skill. The second this was the removable air filter. Kind of like a vacum cleaner, the filter combines a high pressure air flow with ionic technology to reduces drying time and banish frizz and flyaways. Finally, the flexibility it offered me was second to none. Whilst the 3m power cable gave me room to move, the option of two nozzles let’s you tailor your blow-dry whilst variable power and temperature controls let you have complete control and freedom. There’s even a cool shot function to fix your hair into place! 

GHD as a brand tend to follow through with their promises and the Air is no exception. Whilst this dryer is about £90 more than my old one, it’s definitely worth it. Slowly be surely I’m getting closer to re-creating a salon blow dry which stays put all day. Clearly it sometimes is just down to what tools you use. 

What do you think of the GHD Air? Have you got an blow-dry tips for me?