I have curly hair. It's also thin, quite dry but, fortunately, not frizzy. I embrace my natural curls the day I wash my hair. They are perfectly formed, voluminous and shiny. The problem comes the following day, after sleeping it looks much worse. Curls are flat and not shiny any more. And that short new hair looks crazy, every hair going in a different direction and impossible to tame. You may think the solution would be washing it every day but that is not good for your hair. Besides, as I said it's dry so it doesn't get dirty easily. I actually only need to wash my hair twice a week (I do shower every day though ;)).
My solution is straightening it. I feel much more confident, pretty and I don't need to worry about how my hair looks every day when I wake up. I also get to comb it, something I don't do with curly hair. However, a perfect blow dry like the one you get at the salon is not as easy as it may seem. The blow dryers when I was a teen (10 years ago) weren't powerful enough so my hair wasn't straight enough. And don't get me started with humidity... Rainy days were a nightmare. So once I could afford it, I started going to the salon once a week and get it properly straightened.
I had heard from many friends about the virtues of ghd straighteners. They assured you could get perfect hair going over it just once. I have to admit I was a bit skeptic because my hair is so curly and nothing had worked before. I also felt it was a huge investment because they are expensive, way more than any other straightener in the market. Finally, last January I decided to take the plunge and get the ghd V Rose Gold Styler. Below you can read the product's description.