I love GHD products and I find every opportunity to try different ones. I own the GHD Platinum Professional Performance Styler and am totally satisfied with it. I have also reviewed it on IMBB. Recently, I visited my sister and found out that she has been using this GHD V Gold Max Styler. Also, I didn’t have enough baggage to carry my GHD, so I knew I’d be using this styler during my stay. I used it quite a few times and here is the review.
Make even easier work of straightening thick or very curly hair with the larger plates on the ghd V gold max styler. With all the heat and styling capabilities of the ghd gold classic styler, this max size makes styling quicker and easier when you’ve an abundance of hair. Smoother gold plates glide effortlessly through the hair to make straightening longer and thicker hair even quicker and easier, while their contoured edges help to create perfect curls and waves, all with a high shine, salon-style finish.
A handy protective plate guard also allows you to pack up your styler straight after use while an automatic sleep mode is activated if the styler isn’t used for 30 minutes. Universal voltage ensures you’ll get the same styling performance wherever you are in the world, making this styler a great choice if you travel frequently.
My Experience with GHD V Gold Max Styler:
This GHD styler is all black with golden plates. The first thing you notice with this device is the broad plates. The gold plates are quite broad when compared to other models. This is what makes it different and appealing, especially to people with thick and lots of hair.
The plates get heated to 185 degrees for styling. I do not have very thick hair but I manage to straighten my hair in 5 minutes. With my GHD platinum, I need around 10 minutes to straighten my hair completely. The plates are quite broad, making it very easy to cover large areas, and also it’s quick to use. I totally love the ease of usage.
There is one con associated with broad plates, though. As you all know, the GHD straighteners can be used for creating soft waves or curls. With all other GHDs, you can create medium curls. But with this, one can create only large waves, since the plates are broad. The large waves are practical when you have quite long hair. If you have shoulder length hair large waves will not look good.
I use it only to straighten my hair and it does its job perfectly. The other con is the so-called handy protective plate guard, which falls off very often. Every time I take it out of the cupboard it falls off. It’s mainly because it’s made of hard plastic and holds two plates together.
It’s not tight and doesn’t locks itself. So, when you hold the styler, the plates get pressed and the guard gets loose and falls off. This is not a problem with the platinum version. That model has a silicon-based guard and it holds the plates together really well.
My hand does not get tired while using this styler. Just one slide and the hair is well straightened. It gets heated up very quickly (around 15 seconds or so) and the whole process is also very quick and effective. The best part is that this can be used on all voltages, be it US, UK, Europe or India.
It is also incorporated with automatic shut off to switch your styler off after 30 minutes of non-use. This is especially useful if you are absent-minded. The cord is 2.7 m long, which is more than enough for styling and moving around a bit. I make sure to use a heat protection spray before every use. My hair stays frizz-free and straight until I wash my hair again.
Pros of GHD V Gold Max Styler:
• 2-year guarantee
• Quick and easy to use
• Can straighten and also create big waves
• Heat resistant protective plate guard
• Universal voltage
• Automatic shut off
• 2.7 m swivel cord
• Makes hair shiny, frizz-free and straight
Cons of GHD V Gold Max Styler:
• Broad plates cannot create medium curls
• The protective guard is loose
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Would I Recommend GHD V Gold Max Styler?
Nothing can beat the GDH! I know it’s quite expensive compared to other brands, but believe me, the results are so amazing that you will not repent. I would definitely recommend this model if you have thick and long hair. You can also use it on short and thin hair (like I do) but you cannot create small or medium curls.
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