Reviewed by Tiffany
I received the xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener – Professional Flat Iron with Tourmaline Ceramic Plates – Achieve Salon-Worthy Shine with Advanced Infrared Heat Technology.
I could not wait to try these out as I have been looking for a really good pair of hair straighteners for a very long time and until now I had not actually found the perfect ones for my hair being frizzy and thick and very high maintenance. I have very thick hair so straightening my hair becomes a challenge every time so I just tend not to straighten it.
The Xtava straighteners are absolutely amazing, they heat up very quickly in minutes in fact, and you can change the temperature with the buttons under the handle. It has a digital display which counts up the temperature until it is at the correct temperature and then it displays what it is.
The plates are a lot bigger than what you would usually get when buying a pair of hair straighteners although I have seen quite a few with the bigger plates recently.
I do think the large plates helped to straighten my hair with it being so thick. I also noticed that when I was straightening my hair it seemed to make it a lot smoother which I thought was very surprising as usually my hair ends up feeling very dead.
With my usual straighteners it takes me around 2 hours to straighten my hair but with these it only took me 45 minutes but this because I am a perfectionist and if I’m going to straighten my hair I would rather do it properly as I can’t stand having a wave in my hair or a bit that is not dead straight.
It is an infrared straightener and for anyone who does not know what this means it just means that it is a lot healthier for your hair and it’s not as harmful as your regular straighteners. The cord is really long so it allows me to sit the other side of the room where my actual mirror is to straighten my hair. There is also a bag that comes with it that has what I think is a heatproof lining in it but it is a good idea as I can just pop my straighteners in there once I have finished with them and zip it up and store it and I know where they are for the next time I need them.
I am very impressed with these hair straighteners, not only do they do what they should but it takes me a lot less time and they are a lot cheaper than other straighteners on the market.
Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.