I had a hair straightener from Chi and I really loved the quality. However, since it has now broken up, I was considering to buy a new one from Chi again, until a friend advised me to buy it from GHD. This brand was suggested to her by a salon professional and she was using it for quite a few years. I want to know from some professional whether GHD hair products are of superior quality than Chi. Moreover, can they give me soft and shiny hair in a matter of few minutes as my previous hair straightener did! I got the previous hair straightener in $18, and would like to buy another in somewhat similar price! Do you have any idea? Please advice. Thanks.