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#1 Delillah1

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

My brother is going to buy my SIL a new hair straightener. Should he get a GHD or a Cloud 9. She is of Egyptian background so her hair is thick and very curly. It is just over shoulder length. She straightens her hair every time she washes it. At the moment she uses an old wide straightener that she got from a hairdresser at least 12 years ago. It is still going but a new more efficient one will obviously be better.

Thanks for your help.

#2 bakesgirls

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

Cloud 9 by a long shot. It's made by the original makers of GHD. The finish it gives is so much better than GHD, and all the hairdressers I know are also making the switch.

ETA- I have both and prefer the Cloud 9. I have fine hair but what seems like lots of it, it's frizzy/curly.

Edited by bakesgirls, 13 December 2012 - 09:40 PM.


#3 DerpPatrol

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

Hi hope you dont mind if I get in on this topic?
Is there a big difference in price?
I currently have a GHD and a cheaper brand (remington possibly... cant quite recall) the reason for the cheapy is because the GHDs only go up to 180deg even though they used to go higher.

When I do my own keratin treatments I need an iron that heats to 240deg  and the GDH just doesnt go that high temp.
But for everyday straightening I prefer my GHD but its getting a bit crappy and needs replacing pretty soon.

#4 mybabymonsters

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

QUOTE (bakesgirls @ 13/12/2012, 06:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cloud 9 by a long shot. It's made by the original makers of GHD. The finish it gives is so much better than GHD, and all the hairdressers I know are also making the switch.


I was told the same by my hairdresser.  I have an older GHD.  If it dies, I will be buying a Cloud 9


#5 Awesome101

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:59 PM

I've had 4 GHD's and now I have a cloud 9. Will never get a GHD again as they are not what they used to be. PP- they are the same price. And cloud 9 can go above 200 degrees

Edited by Awesome101, 13 December 2012 - 09:01 PM.


#6 Lim Lam

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:04 PM

Cloud 9

#7 Delillah1

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

Thanks. Where is the best place to buy a cloud 9 and should he get the wide plates?

#8 snortle

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

I've just looked these up and I'm also curious about the difference between original and wide plates?


#9 ChilliDog

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

The last few times I've been to the hairdresser she's used a cloud 9 on my hair and it never stays straight for more than a few hours before starting to frizz and curl.

I have a GHD at home and use it every time after I wash and I love it!!

I have very curly/frizzy hair naturally, it's very fine but I have heaps of it. I think often it depends on the hair type but I would never get myself a Cloud 9.

#10 lils

Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

I have just bought a GHD on the recommendation by just about everyone!
I cant say im all that impressed really, my old hair straightener that just died did a better job and it was a lot cheaper!
I was also tossing up between the Cloud Nine and the GHD, i now wish i had gone the Cloud Nine. So bummed with myself. The GHD just doesnt seem to get hot enough for my hair

Edited by lils, 14 December 2012 - 11:07 AM.


#11 snortle

Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:15 AM

QUOTE (lils @ 14/12/2012, 12:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have just bought a GHD on the recommendation by just about everyone!
I cant say im all that impressed really, my old hair straightener that just died did a better job and it was a lot cheaper!
I was also tossing up between the Cloud Nine and the GHD, i now wish i had gone the Cloud Nine. So bummed with myself. The GHD just doesnt seem to get hot enough for my hair


GHDs used to get hotter but for some reason they made the newer models only go up to (I think 180 or 200 degrees?)
When I replaced my old GHD with a new one I was really disappointed that it didn't do near as good a job as my original one.

Does anyone know what temp cloud 9 goes up to?

#12 lils

Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:18 PM

It looks like it goes to at least  200 degrees going by this link

http://www.cloud9hairstraighteners.com/clo...ner-how-to.html



#13 Delillah1

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

So can anyone recommend a stockist for cloud nine in Melbourne or online that can express this week?
I had a look at a few places today but they didn't stock it.

#14 Delillah1

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:08 PM

If anyone is interested, i found one at Lattouf.
They are also in Melbourne at Adore Beauty. You can purchase online too
https://www.facebook.com/adorebeauty


#15 snortle

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

Did you buy it?
Can you update with your verdict  original.gif

#16 Delillah1

Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:31 PM

I bought it for my brother to give my sil. i will update when se uses it for a while.

#17 blenheim

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:49 AM

After my son dropped my old GHD in the bath (unplugged of course but grrr!), I bought a new GHD - the quality is so poor and I really wish I'd bought a Cloud 9 - the new GHDs aren't a patch on the old ones.

#18 Sal78

Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:23 AM

i've had my ghd for about 7 yrs, maybe more and still use it almost every day. so i can't complain. best thing i ever bought!




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