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March 14, 2012

I Can’t Live Without This Flat Iron

No really. Ever since moving to Seattle I’ve had the worst hair of my life. Like, every single day. Thanks to the perpetual precipitation and humidity, it takes about two-point-four seconds for my freshly blown-out hair to go from smooth and straight to frizzy and flat. I didn’t even know that cruel combination was possible. I’ve tried everything in my arsenal: volumizers, velcro rollers, more conditioner, less conditioner, heat protectants, anti-frizz serum, super-strength hair spray and still . . . nothing. In a last-ditch effort, I decided to give Ghd’s hair straightener a spin. Although my stylist extraordinaire Mel—and pretty much any beauty queen I ask—swears by this professional ceramic smoother, I had NO IDEA. It smoothes in one pass, and leave my locks shiny and silky—not damaged or dry. Most importantly: The straight lasts all day, even through my misty walk to work. I do occasionally tote it to the office for pre-happy hour touch-ups, but that’s no biggie because it’s so lightweight and heats up by the time I’ve applied my lipstick. Bottom line: So much better than any other flat iron I’ve tried, from Revlon to Chi. Would you agree?

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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