Better than GHDS? Nicky Clarke DesiRED Hair Straightener.

I need a big old drumroll in here please. I am about to introduce you to what I now consider a cheaper and better alternative to GHDs! Before I ramble on about the Nicky Clarke DesiRED hair straightener, I need to have a very small rant about GHD's. GHD's have been a part of my family for years, with my mum, sister and I all clambering to use them in the good old mornings of getting ready for school. Since then however I do feel that their quality has gone downhill, I have had to purchase two new pairs in just two years - both of which are now faulty and completely unusable. Considering they are over £100 each, I decided to end my relationship with GHD for good. Apologies if you're a GHD lover, but I am one of those people that expects good quality and will complain otherwise ha!
I had to rock the 'bed head' look and go straightener free for a few days after the GHD's conked out. However, in good old Asda, my mum rang me to say she had found a pair of hair straighteners reduced to just £28. Another customer even came up to her to tell her how good they were, so she snapped them up straight away! I must admit I was sceptical at first, I wondered for a lower price whether I was going to get the results I really wanted - and I shouldn't have doubted for one second! When my mum bought the straighteners home, we quickly scrambled to get them switched on and see how they worked for ourselves. As you can see, the straighteners have a sleek design and a glossy red design. Nicky Clarke, if you are reading this, please release this straightener in an array of pastel colours, I beg of you!
So, how do the straighteners fare? Frickin' brilliant, that's how. They are super easy to set up, pressing a small on/off button on the inside of the straighteners, above which you'll find the temperature gauge which heats up to 230C. You can also adjust the settings on whether your hair is fine, medium or thick. These straighteners have seriously impressed me. It literally took me two minutes to straighten all of my hair and I was left with a sleek, straight look which actually feels in a better condition than before I used it! If I was asked do they fare better than GHDs - my answer is yes. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, I can't recommend these enough! The retail price of DesiRED is £81.99 and it seems I managed to get a complete bargain! Keep a look out in Asda for any reduced hair straighteners! I would still highly recommend for the retail price and if I needed to buy another pair, I would certainly be willing to splash out.
What hair straighteners do you use? x

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  1. Definitelyso much better!
    I loved my Nikki Clarkes before they died (lasted years though)
    I may need to think about getting another pair

  2. These sound so good! I stood on my GHDs three years ago and broke them haha, I finally caved in this year and bought some Ko:Kou straighteners for £30 which are actually pretty good :) definitely wouldn't bother with GHDs again, just so overpriced!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  3. I think GHD have their day, so many other companies are making straighteners just as good or even better for a fraction on the price.


  4. these sound amazing! might have to try them :D

    emily xx

  5. I love the sound of these, I have had my GHD's for years and years and am not sure how I would cope without them x

  6. these sound like really good straighteners and they are super affordable too!! I have had my GHD's since I was 17 and I love them :D

    Vintage Melissa

  7. These sound like something much needed in my hair gadget department. Thanks for sharing.

    D, x