Reviewed: ghd Platinum Nocturne Styler... More Than Just A Hair Straightener

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Usually when you think of a hair straightener, you think of a device that either straightens or curls. It's true that you can create amazing hair styles by curling or straightening the hair but lately I've been using the ghd Platinum Nocturne Styler* to create more than just straight or curly hair.

I've been using the ghd straightener more to prep my hair so my hair style will look more polished or to also give my hair more volume without having to use lots of stiff styling products. 

A bit about my hair ...

I have dyed blonde hair and I get foils twice a year. My hair is fine in texture, although I have a lot of it. I try and limit the use of styling products so my hair stays cleaner for longer, which means I can get away with washing my hair twice a week. 

Being a mum of 2 girls, I don't have a lot of time in the morning to do my hair so I depend on quick and easy styles. One of the easiest prep steps that I do is to keep my hair in a bun while I sleep. It keeps my hair from getting tangled while I sleep and I wake up with soft waves.

To make the waves even better I run the ghd straightener once through my hair and then put it up in a bun so the curls last longer. Then in the morning when I'm about to leave for the school drop off, I'll take my hair and either use my fingers or a wide tooth comb to gentle smooth my hair and lightly break up the curls. 

What I love about the ghd is that it heats up in 20 seconds. Having 2 young kids running in and out of the bathroom while a straightener is heating up is nerve racking, so I love that it heats up so quickly. It also automatically shuts off after 30 minutes of non use which is a lifesaver when you're rushing in the morning. No longer do you have to worry about if your straightener was left on or not! 

The heat resistant bag is also amazing as I can use it while I'm using the straightener but also to put it in the bag while it's cooling down and keep it safe from little, curious hands.

The ghd website has an amazing hairstyle section where you can get inspiration on different ways to use their straighteners and wands. They have it in categories so you can find styles for your hair length or for a particular event like a wedding or festival.

I'm currently growing out my fringe so most days I will just pin my fringe out of the way and keep the rest of my hair down. 

I really like the Rope Braid but having different lengths in my fringe made it slightly difficult to recreate. So instead I pinned back most of my fringe and the front section until the layers became difficult to keep in a plait. I find it easier to do a deep parting on one side as it helps hide the layers more than when I do a mid or off center parting. 

What I like about this style is that the waves don't have to be perfect. I can miss bits of hair and it doesn't matter. The gentle waves help add body and give more volume without having to use any spray at all.  

I was also inspired by their Double Braid but made it a bit more time friendly (as well as fringe friendly) and only did a plait with the top half of my hair. To keep it from falling out as I often walk the girls to school, I instead used to clear hair tie to make sure that any pins wouldn't fall out especially on windy days. 

I also joined the plaits together and continued the plait to give it more of a bond and to stop it from coming apart. A quick use of the ghd can help rid flyaways. 

I can't recommend the ghd line enough. It was the very first big beauty purchase I made 11 years ago and their straighteners have just gotten better and better. 

I also have their hair dryer which is about 4 years old now and it's amazing. I use it a couple of times a week and I also use it on the girls hair. It works quickly and it's amazing how much less damage a quality hair device does to your hair!

Do you use hair tools often? If so, do you prefer a straightener or a wand?
Amy, XO

*I was kindly gifted this to review. All thoughts and views are completely my own, and are always 100% honest. See my disclosure policy here.

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