|GHD from Sephora|
Pictured above is one of my Christmas gifts this year - a GHD hair straightener. Now if you've ever seen the price of a GHD (I think they start at about $165) your first thought is probably "You're out of your mind for paying that much". I used to think that too, so I figured I'd do a little explaining.
I started using a flat iron my freshman year of college. I kept borrowing a friend's then got one for my birthday in the spring, so that would be 2002. Anyway, for years I can't count how many I went through, I think at least 4. I would get them at the drugstore or Sally's, pay around $30 or $40 and within a year they'd be in the trash. Not working, couldn't be fixed, useless. Well, that's a waste if you ask me.
|CHI from Folica.com|
In 2007 I got a CHI from Folica.com. I think I got mine for $95, you can get the same one today for $99.99 at that link. So yeah, a lot more than I was used to paying but you know what? Still working at 3.5 years and counting. Definitely worth the extra money! So why did I switch to GHD? The GHD is better at not just straightening but waving and curling your hair as well.
I'm not saying run out and buy either of these (I do recommend both, though), I'm saying I've been straightening my hair almost daily for years so for me it's turned out to be a much better investment to spend the extra money. For you it might not be a flat iron, but it's a principle I promise you can apply.