I find that a lot of people feel my hair is straight, whereas myself I find it to be very fluffy! I don’t like not blow drying my hair, as it’s quite long so for it to naturally dry, it seems to take forever. The day after my hair is very fluffy and this is what I hate about my hair! But this is where hair straightener comes in, I don’t always straighten my hair as I don’t seem to have the time. I’ve been using the same Babyliss straighteners since I was in school, so it was time to invest in a new pair. I recently received the xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener to review here on An Ocean Glimmer.
I was a little unsure at first as I’ve never heard of the brand before, so I didn’t know if they would be any good! I’m not sure about you but I always buy from brands that I know I can trust, as I said my previous hair straighteners were Babyliss and my hairdryer is from TRESemme. I looked up the brand after putting my order through and it seems like a lot of bloggers are speaking very good things about xtava! Which meant I was looking forward to getting my hairs on my xtava straighteners.
Let’s get started with the review, shall we! There are a couple of perks for the xtava Straighteners;
Ceramic Tourmaline Plate
Infrared Heat Technology
90second Heat Up
265°F – 445°F
Of course, good perks always help when choosing a new pair of hair straighteners, well pretty much anything electronic that you purchase. As well as this, on their website, they label the straighteners as ‘perfect for taming particularly thick or curly hair’ meaning if your hair fits into this category then you’ll more than likely pick them up! If brands label their products as good for this particular hair, then I feel that the brands are thinking about their customers.
When I opened up my parcel, I was amazed at the packaging! The first layer was a pattern cardboard sleeve that labels what it is inside when I finally managed to open it with the security seal I was amazed to see a black box. The black box is very well made! I’ve actually still got it and that’s not because I’ve only just taken the photos for this post. It’s because it’s soo well made that I don’t want to bin it. So there’s a magnetic strip on the bottom that leaves the box looking sleek.
It’s also got xtava on the top and it makes the straighteners look even more professional. Once you open the box inside there was one more layer, a heat resistant travel bag! This was actually a nice surprise, it was printed with xtava aswell just like the black box, meaning it will go very well with the hair straighteners. With all this packaging it would make for a lovely present, I know I would adore receiving this, the packaging is one thing but how are the straighteners?
That’s the main thing when you’re thinking about buying new hair straighteners. For me I did fall in love with them when I used them for the first time, they warm up really quickly and I love that you can set the correct temperature for your hair. Knowing exactly what temperature you’re using before rather than just using High, Medium and Low. I found with my Babyliss straighteners that it would always pull my hair when I was using them, as well as with it being a small plate, I had to make sure I spilt my hair into sections.
With the xtava straighteners, I actually found I didn’t have to part my hair as much. With the bigger plate, it is able to straighten a lot more hair in one go, pretty much makes sense there. Most people do comment on how straight my hair is, I’ve even been asked in the past if I straighten my hair. I hardly ever nowadays because I just don’t seem to have the time! Because I used to work in retail, it was a lot easier just to have my hair up as it would be out of my way and not getting caught in anything.
With the move to the new job, I do think I will be straightening my hair more. It’s been great to see the difference the straighteners make on my hair, it’s not like my hair beforehand is a massive difference, like really curly or anything. Shall I say it’s normal! But with the straightener, it does improve how straight they are and you can tell. I’m really pleased with the finish and it doesn’t actually take me as long as with my Babyliss ones.
I think this is because of the bigger plate and being able to control the heat a lot better. Of course, by using hair straighteners you can damage your hair, as you are heating up your hair to make it straight but with these straighteners using infrared heat, this penetrates the hair cuticles to seal in natural and provide a gorgeous shine. Giving you some thought that xtava have thought about protecting your hair and as well we want our hair to be left looking shiny and shall I say normal!
I did find that having the buttons on the inside was a little weird when I was first using them. It did take me a while to actually find them because it wasn’t in a position I thought about. Normally buttons are either on the side or on the top. For me, I do prefer when they are on the top because no matter if you are left or right, handed you won’t accidentally press the buttons. And another thing, that’s actually no hook to keep the two plates together when you put them away, meaning you’ve got to be careful.
I hope this doesn’t ruin them though, I do feel with the locking mechanism it makes them a lot safer and they are locked together. Especially if you are travelling this is helpful. As I said previously, I had never heard of xtava but when I received this hair straighteners, I looked on their website to see what other products they sell. As well as their straighteners, they also sell Hairdryers, Curling Wangs and accessories for their products. I have fallen in love with their Double Shine Ionic Dryer though, black and rose gold.
You can keep up to date with everything that xtava do-over on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! You can grab the xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener on Amazon here for only £29.99, which after trying them for the first time is definitely worth it. With Christmas around the corner, maybe you can put this on your Christmas Wishlist, I know I’m definitely thinking about the Satin Wave 5 in 1 Curling Wand to add to my collection.
I hope you have enjoyed this post! I would love to know your thoughts on the xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener in the comments, are you planning on buying them? Do you currently own them? What do you think?
*The xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener was kindly sent to me for free, in return for an honest review as well as sharing/speaking about the product, for more information please see my About Page.