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I was first introduced to the world of hair straightening when my parents bought me a ghd hair straightener in high school. I was never hair conscious before this, and used to rock my curly hair with confidence, but after I tried it out, I just never really went back. Thing is, when you're using it for as many years as I have, your hair is bound to get dry and damaged because of the constant heat you're applying to it. A ghd has one heat setting at 180 degrees, and if you think about it, it's like you're putting your head in the oven everyday - that's quite a scary thought and it makes you realise how much damage you're doing to your hair.
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I have previously had my hair done with a Cloud Nine and I noticed that it didn't leave that distinctive 'burnt' smell on my hair that my ghd did, it also glided through my hair and gave my hair a glossy shine at only 150 degrees which is very impressive because I have really thick hair. I don't specifically like my hair dead straight, I like it to have some body whether it's at the root or tips, and the Cloud Nine gave me the freedom to do just that that.
Even though the Cloud Nine doesn't damage your hair as much, that doesn't mean you shouldn't protect your hair with a Heat Protection Spray, as it provides an invisible barrier against everyday heat damage. I use Pantene Normal-Thick Hair Solutions: Heat Protection & Shine Spray, which protects my hair against heat styling damage and also gives my hair softness and shine. Here's to many years of better hair days!