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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Review: GHD Straight and Tame Cream

A couple of weeks ago I was sent a GHD Straight and Tame Cream to trial and review. I should say that I have naturally curly hair, but do prefer to straighten it and do usually wear GHD straighteners. The bottle says that it helps to transform and tame curly-unruly hair, while locking in that smooth, sleek look for longer. I was keen to see if it would work!
The directions say to apply three to five pumps to towel dried hair before blow drying, and to massage between your hands to apply evenly. I did find that I didn't need quite five pumps. I think three pumps is about sufficient for me, and my hair length is just longer than shoulder length.
I should mention that I love the new sleek packaging! GHD released their new-look packaging last year I believe, which looks very sophisticated indeed. The metallic black and green packaging is part of the straight and sleek packaging.

I really liked the feel of this when I was putting it on my hair. It was thinner than my usual straightening product, and I didn't think it wouldn't work, but a little amount goes a long way. My hair didn't need as much straightening after blow drying, and didn't frizz up as much on day two after using it either.

I did think it was pricey when I looked up the price, and probably would not have bought a bottle myself after seeing the price, but although my current straightening cream was sufficient, it does not compare to this cream. After using it I don't think I will go back to what I was using before, because this not only smoothed my hair, the look lasted all day, and even the following day it only needed a slight straightening touch-up. Yes, it is pricey, but if you can afford it it is definitely worth the price tag.
The bottle is 120ml, and priced £14.95. It is available from here.

*Disclaimer: This product was gifted to me for the purpose of a review. This does not affect my opnion of it, and I have provided an honest review based on using it over the past couple of weeks.


  1. Sounds like a good you think its worth the price tag?

  2. I do think it is pricey, but if your budget allows it I would recommend it. There are cheaper alternatives out there that I haven't tried. But with the ones I have tried I haven't had the same effect as this one, which I felt did make a difference on my hair - which is naturally frizzy.

  3. I bought it a few days ago, and I am very disappointed. I tried it already 3 times, trying to convince myself that this time it will work better, but it does not, in fact, my hair is frizzier and unrulier than ever, and dont like the texture. Had to urgently buy some new products, got this straightening cream from Kiehl's instead, what a difference. I do still love GHD straighteners though.

    1. It may be different on different hair types, mine is naturally curly/wavy and prone to frizz, and compared to how it was before I have definitely noticed a difference. I am still using the same bottle and quite happy with it, but I have never tried the one from Kiehl's. Intrigued to try that and see how it compares.
      And I agree, can't beat GHD straighteners!


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