Ghd Helios Review: GHD has long ruled the hair straighteners roost, but when it involves hair dryers British brand hasn’t had it quite very easy. Having retired its GHD Aura a couple of years back, the brand’s only remaining full-sized dryer has been the GHD Air. With cheaper models increasingly snapping at the Air’s heels, the company’s latest model – the GHD Helios – has arrived just in time.
First Impressions Looks sleek and modern, and at 2,200W, is one of the foremost powerful home-use hairdryers I’ve encounter.
Promises to offer hair knowledgeable salon-like finish reception.
The Tech Uses advanced ionic technology to offer you better styling control while reducing frizz and flyaways for a sleek and glossy finish (up to 30 percent more shine) but also cuts drying time.
The Results I wasn’t kidding once I said it’s powerful. But despite its power, it’s not as noisy as I had thought it might be.
It hampers my usual drying time by almost half – slightly below eight minutes (equivalent to about three songs from my morning playlist) from drying to styling.
Left our hair a touch flat
Whether it’s our cynical nature or the very fact we’ve been within the business of writing reviews for an extended time and have seen many a bold marketing claim, we began this review with a touch of skepticism.
Oh, how wrong we were. The GHD Helios has been years within the making and therefore the effort put in has paid off. It’s head and shoulders, excuse the pun, above the GHD Air and it’s toppled the Dyson Supersonic as our favorite hand blower.
Just as cheaper rivals were beginning to catch abreast of, and overtake, the facility and performance of the first Air hand blower, GHD has begun swinging with the Helios. A dryer that surpassed most of our, already high, expectations and one that we’ve found ourselves gravitating towards over every other hand blower in our collection.
Until the discharge of the GHD Helios, our go-to dryer was the Dyson Supersonic. this is often now in second place. Sadly, £159 for a hand blower is going to be out of the reach of many people meaning its superior performance is out of reach, too. As a result, the Helios is unlikely to be an impulse buy and can be considered an investment. An investment we highly recommend you create.