Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Xtava Auto Rotating Curling Iron

I have a few curling irons that sit under my sink, collecting dust. My hair does not hold curl well, so I just don't usually even bother. So imagine my frustration when I open a box from amazon expecting an awesome new flat iron and find...a curling iron. It was a really nice high end looking curling iron, but still. Then I saw on the box it said “auto rotating.” I was curious about that so I opened the box and read the instruction book. Which made me even more curious. I really wanted to try it out. After making a call to amazon, I arranged to keep the curling iron and I re-ordered the flat iron.

This curling iron does most of the work, and it does it very well. You simply place the end of your hair in the clamp, and then press the direction button on the handle. The barrel then rotates, wrapping your hair around the barrel. You release the button to stop the rotation. You can choose how far up the hair to curl, and you can curl small strands for tight curls, or thick chunks for beachy waves. The barrel is ceramic tourmaline, which evenly distributes heat and helps prevent damage to the hair. The curling iron has a heat control with 11 different temperature settings between 210F-430F, allowing you to choose the right temperature for your hair type. Lower temperatures for thinner, fine hair and higher temperatures for thick, wavy/curly hair. It has an easy to read LCD screen. It has a nice, 360 degree, 8 foot long swivel cord, so you don't have to be right next to an outlet, and you won't get tangled in your cord or have to fight with it getting in your way. The Xtava curling iron also features an auto-shutoff safety feature, so if you ever forget to turn it off and leave the house, you can rest easy knowing if will turn itself off for you.
I received this curling iron completely by accident, and what a happy accident that turned out to be. I love to try new things with my hair, be it products or color or styles or tools, so i was excited to try this auto rotating curling iron. I have never seen another auto rotating curling iron like the Xtava. With the simple push of a button the barrel rotates and your hair is curling. That's just one of the many great features on this curling iron i love. The 8 foot cord that swivels is another great feature. I also like the adjustable temperature setting. I have thick hair and need the high temperature, but my best friend has thinner hair and needs the lower temperature. Next time we both get ready at my house she can curl her hair and then i can curl mine at the right temperatures with just a few pushes of the temperature button. Plus the barrel is ceramic, so it heats evenly and quickly. The only thing i can see as a downfall is that the clamp button is close to where the rotation buttons are, so i did hit them on accident a few times. Still, this curling iron is the best i have ever used. It's 1000 times better than any cheap curling iron i have ever used, and i prefer it hands down to the curling wand i was using before i got it. This is one of two Xtava products I own now, and I am so impressed with them both. Xtava is a great brand and their products are high quality. You can check them out at the Xtava website and you can order your own Xtava auto rotating curling iron on amazon


Xtava Infrared Straightening Iron

Anyone who has ever been in the same house with me when getting ready for anything can attest to the fact that it takes me an annoyingly long amount of time to get ready. 40+ minutes of which is just straightening my hair. So i was incredibly excited when i got the chance to review a ceramic plate, infrared technology flat iron from Xtava. Infrared heat waves heat the hair from the inside out, protecting the cuticle, reducing surface tension, and leaving hair silkier and less frizzy. The Xtava flat iron has wide 2 inch plates, so you get the most hair straightened in the least amount of strokes. A feature I really like is the temperature control function. You can choose the temperature setting that is right for your hair type, lower for thinner/fine hair, higher for thicker/curly hair, between 265F-445F. The ceramic plates heat quickly and evenly, and reach their temperature with 90 seconds. Another great feature I have come to love on the Xtava products is their 360 degree swivel cords. You never have to fight with or get tangled in a cord anymore, it rotates with you as you work. Their cords are also 8 feet long, so you don't have to be tethered to an outlet, you can share counter and bathroom space without being confined. The straightener also has a great auto-shutoff safety feature, so if you rush out and leave it on, you can rest easy knowing it will shut itself off for you.

 I have very thick hair, to straighten it takes me 40 minutes, doing it one half of my head at a time, 3 sections each side, with numerous passes of the straightener. Not with the Xtava Infrared Iron. I sectioned off each side of my head, then sectioned one side off into 2 sections. The first section i did was done in like 3 minutes. Each section was straight having been gone over just one time, with the exception of some stubborn flipped out ends. I was amazed. My hair was so straight, and it was warm to the touch, not burning hot like with some straighteners i have used before. I love that you can control the temperature for your hair type, and the swivel cord feature on all their products is one of the things i love most. No more cords in my way all the time. The location of the power and temperature buttons being on the side of the handle is a little odd, i did hit the power off button once and have to turn it back on and wait for it to heat back up, but thankfully that takes less than 2 minutes. The ceramic plates and infrared heating really do make a difference in your hair, my hair was much smoother than it usually is with my other straightener, and i didn't need to use any smoothing spray afterwards. I used to own a $120 ceramic straightening iron and it didn't work as good as this one does or leave my hair as smooth as this one does. This is my second Xtava product I've used and I am so impressed with the quality of their brand and their products. You can check them out at the Xtava website and you can order your own Infrared Flat Iron on amazon.

I was supposed to receive this product complimentary in exchange for my honest review. Due to shipping error at amazon, i received a different product. I was so interested in trying this one out, and had heard so many good things about it, i purchased it myself to review. It was well worth every penny.