Which straighteners ghd wide or iv?

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  1. Fatty_no_more

    Fatty_no_more Slimming for my children

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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh basically I have got about 60 pounds for Xmas and there are some ghds on eBay for around the 40 pound Mark but I dunno whether to get the iv or the wide plate. I have thick curly hair but am used to the bog standard size ones of fake ghds so really am stumped what ones to get!
    They end in 9 hours help!!!!!!
     
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    Fatty_no_more Slimming for my children

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    Ah see my hair doesn't need volume it needs flattening lol. If I left it I would look like I stuck my finger in an electric socket lol. X
     
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    I also have thick frizzy hair and used to have the wide plate ones. My hairdresser then told me that they were more for people who didn't really have very curly hair so that they could get it done quicker, so I should get the thinner ones.

    So I did, and they are AWESOME - so much better than the thick plate ones!
     
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    Fatty_no_more Slimming for my children

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    Ahhhhh dilemmas.
    My hair is ringlet curls so won't be curling my hair with it x
     
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    ninnins SW ROCKS!

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    Ive been just straightening from about half way down the lower layers of my hair then from the root on the top layer only which has given my hair more volume. Might work better for you?

    I have fine hair so not much advice for you fatty no more other than be careful when buying them from ebay especially at that price-i got mine off it and they are genuine but my aunt got hers and they arent
     
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    I'd save up a bit more money and get them from Asos or somewhere like that, they're expensive but if you end up with an older pair from Ebay, you run the risk of them not lasting all that long.

    If your hair is fairly long, I'd go for the wider plates but if it's short (or you'd want to get it short) got for the normal ones

    xx
     
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    I have curls - and i have the mark 4 ones.....if you buy from a certified site you get a warrenty - mine have blown up twice, and the warrenty is 2 years i think - ive always had mine replaced!

    I think in Jan they will have a sale on them!! xxx
     
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    If theyre on ebay at that price Id put money on them being fakes. Ebay are only supposed to allow geniune GHD sellers to sell them and theres no way theyd be that price.

    There was a big piece in the papers around this time last year warning people against them, they can be really dangerous, a lot of people got badly burned and a few sets burnt out quickly or went on fire.

    Id hang on to your cash and buy what you know is a genuine set
     
  10. Stupid

    Stupid I'm a greedy pig

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    help i can't stick to any as i am greedy
    i have bought bought very cheap second hand hair dryers and straughtners and curling tongs[not off ebay] for myself and so far had no problems[because i am terribly impulsive]

    but i have to say and i [i am being a hypocrite] i really wouldn't recomend buying things like that off ebay especially cheap like that
     
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    What did you decide in the end??

    I LOVE my GHD's highly roccomend them, they are the bestest ever straightners IMO :)
     
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    Fatty_no_more Slimming for my children

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    Ah I didnt see this and I got them. The person has 100% feedback and they are second hand. I hope they are genuine. X
     
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    I am sure they will be genuine if listed as 2nd hand.

    Have fun taiming your curly hair - you won't be dissapointed I am sure :D
     
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    Fatty_no_more Slimming for my children

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    I mailed them and she said that she's getting the newest ones out for Xmas so wanted to get a bit of cash from these ones. Fair enough really. I can't wait. X
     
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    Stupid I'm a greedy pig

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    well i hope you enjoy them. am sure they are genuine and ok

    sorry for what i said[and i am a hypocrite] but i felt i had to say that and in general i do tend to feel I have to advise people be very careful with these things
     
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    Yeah, I thought about ebaying my old ones but ended up selling them to a workmate in the end. I know a lot of people aren't trusting of 2nd hand straighteners.
     
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