The GHD Gold Max styler is a straightener perfectly suited for long and thick hair and like the other products of the GHD range, it guarantees a good smoothing, with shiny and silky hair. Test and review on one of the best hair straighteners of GHD brand.

Overall opinion

A powerful straightener, the GHD MAX GOLD model adapts perfectly to those with long, thick hair. GHD Gold Max provides an excellent result in
a short time. By eliminating frizz, it makes hair shinier and protects them better. Its 3D curved plates allow it to curl and waving hair and it can accompany you everywhere thanks to its global voltage function. 

The GHD Gold Max straightener, a premium straightener for long hair

The GHD Gold Max straightener is a high-performance product created to comb long, thick hair. It is equipped with very wide plates in lacquered aluminum, perfect for smoothing this type of hair and has a ceramic heating system thanks to which you obtain in a period of time smooth, soft and shiny hair.

With its ceramic plates, it effectively straighten the hair and protects the scalp by removing frizz, which enhances the shine of the hair.

The heating temperature of the GHD Gold Max straightener  is automatic and can adapt to all types of hair but generally, this straightener heats up to a rather high temperature, ideal for frizzy and curly hair. The GHD Gold Max styler is sold with a protective cap that is responsible for protecting the plates when the iron is not in use and for better security, it has a function of automatic standby after 30 minutes under tension.

Practical, it is usable everywhere thanks to its system of universal voltage.

Design and ergonomics

Designed in the same design as other flat irons in the GHD range such as the GHD Eclipse , this model is composed mainly of black with touches of varnish and gold. It includes a cable of 2, 7 meters equipped with a rotating end, which makes its easy and pleasant use.

The ultra-wide plates with which it is equipped make it easy to smooth long and thick hair.

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With its removable cord, it is an easily manageable object and can be used anywhere. Another important detail to note: in addition to being wide, the plates of this styler are in 3D and curved, which is perfect for curling and waving the hair.

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The Test

The GHD Gold Max styler is a high-end device that meets the needs of those with long, thick hair thanks to its high-performance ceramic heating system and wide, curved plates.

I present below the strengths, weaknesses and opinions of some clients collected on the internet.

The Strengths of GHD Gold Max

  • Light and practical
  • Wide and curved plates
  • High-performance ceramic heater
  • Heats up quickly
  • Lacquered aluminum cladding
  • Global Voltage
  • Effective


  • Cable is a bit too long
  • Fairly high price
  • Sold without storage pouch

Our honest opinion on the GHD Gold Max

We found the GHD Gold Max straightener , very powerful with its different features. Identical to the GHD Gold Classic and Mini by design, it is like his fellow light and manageable. You will have no trouble using it. It heats up very quickly and promises perfect smoothness, even on the most rebellious hair.

Moreover, it is one of the best hair straighteners to style difficult hair like thick, curly hair and give them a better shine.

For the design, there is nothing to say, we find it very beautiful with its two colors and plates in 3D. A versatile hairdressing tool, we recommend it without hesitation to anyone looking for an effective straightener for their long, thick hair . They will not be disappointed with the result and will not regret having invested in the product.