Fresh off the heels of its GHD Helios release – and the limited edition release of its pink GHD Platinum Plus and Gold straighteners – the iconic UK hair brand has now launched its first ever volumising hot brush called GHD Rise.
It’s not the first hot brush from the brand – that title went to the GHD Glide – but it is its first barrelled hot brush designed to add volume and shine to your locks.
In fact, GHD claims that the GHD Rise hot brush creates “two times more volume” than naturally dried hair and that this volume and lift “lasts all day long.”
It costs £169 – so its only £20 cheaper than the brand’s most expensive straighteners and is £30 more expensive than the GHD Glide – and it’s on sale now.
The GHD Rise hot brush is said to deliver “kind-to-hair” styling and volume from root to tip, through a combination of SMART ultra-zone technology and 5mm nylon bristles for maximum root lift.
This ultra-zone with predictive technology was first seen on the GHD Platinum Plus and uses sensors to guarantee that the temperature stays at a constant 185℃. GHD believes this is the optimum styling temperature for hair and the sensors make sure that it never exceeds, or drops, below this across the GHD Rise’s 32mm barrel.
This not only protects the hair from unnecessary heat damage generally, it reduces the amount of times you have to run the GHD Rise, or Platinum Plus, through your hair to get the desired effect. This further protects it from being over-styled.
This 32mm barrel is said to be the perfect size to add body, fullness and bounce through the lengths of hair while the GHD Rise’s 5mm smooth touch bristles have reportedly been optimised for closest contact to the root for maximum root lift
It takes 25 seconds to heat up and it comes with the now-standard automatic 30-minute switch off feature.
In trials, GHD claims that 9 out of 10 users agree that the GHD Rise creates instant volume, with 8/10 agreeing that it adds full-length body with fullness and bounce. You can also use the hot brush similarly to a curling tong or wand, to create waves, flicks and curls.
We use the Revlon 2-in-1 Hot brush to dry our hair but we often find it’s not always as smooth as we’d like.
This means we end up running our straighteners over it, which can flatten our fine hair. As a result, we’re excited to see if the GHD Rise can help us get that volume back.
As mentioned, the GHD Rise isn’t the first hot brush from GHD but it is the first barrelled brush. Its predecessor – the GHD Glide – is a paddle brush.
Instead of adding volume, it uses ceramic technology and ionising technology to smooth and tame hair, while eliminating frizz.
This is perfect for smoothing naturally dried hair, adding a final sheen to blow dried hair (without resorting to straighteners) or on second-day hair.
It has a combination of high density shorter and longer bristles for larger sections of hair to be styled and the same automatic sleep mode.
Both the GHD Rise and the GHD Glide have a 2.7-metre-long cable.
We’re putting both brushes to the test and we’ll update this page once we have the results.
Victoria is founder and editor-in-chief of mamabella, freelance journalist and Mum. She has a passion for empowering people to feel beautiful whatever their age, size, skin type and budget