I was lucky enough to be sent the amazing new Aura hairdryer from ghd recently so I thought I’d do a bit of a review post for you all to let you know what I thought of it! Everyone knows ghd for their classic straighteners that pretty much changed the hairstyles of a whole generation and definitely banished my teenage frizz back in the day, but I think it’s easy to overlook other products when it comes to hair styling. It was only when I reviewed the previous model, the ghd Air, on my blog a while back that I realised what a difference a good hairdryer can make! I’m pretty sure I remember writing (or at least saying to everyone I know) that it was like using the Porsche of hairdryers compared to my old one (which probably would have been more along the lines of a fiat punto). Well if the ghd Air is the Porsche of hairdryers, the Aura is more like the Ferarri!
It’s an upgrade on the older model, with a similar look and power but with a few distinct differences. The Aura is much quiet, with an external power supply built into the cable which means it’s much lighter too – no more arm cramps while you’re drying long hair! Like the Air model, it is super quick for drying even my long hair and has three heat settings to help reduce any heat damage – I find that the medium setting is perfect for day-to-day use! It also has a cool blast button to help set your style after blow drying. It promises a volumising blow dry with a shiny, frizz-free finish and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. It has a built in ioniser which banishes frizz, but the part that I found makes the most difference is the concentrated nozzle which directs the air and makes for a volumised blow dry which is super easy to style. All in all, I’m sold! One again ghd have proved to me that a great hairdryer can make all the difference when it comes to taking care of your hair and styling a great look. If you thought ghd was only good for straighteners, it’s definitely time to think again!