God only knows how much time I’ve spent searching for the right device to tame my hair! People around me have always admired my thick frizzy curls, but I have always dreamt of having straight shiny falls of hair.
Unfortunately, all the straighteners I’ve tried could hardly help me to keep up with the problem. Some of them just could not cope with my locks; some of them just gave a short-term effect and after all these experiments my hair became dry and lost its natural shine.
I was tempted to say goodbye to the perfectly styled and desired wonderfully straight hair when I coincidentally saw an advertisement of the Xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener — a brand new device, declared to provide salon styling and luxury luster to any type of hair. I took it as my last chance and made the order.
And now, after using it within a couple of weeks I am ready to share my impressions with you!
First and foremost I was really impressed with the design of Xtava Pro-Satin. Its stylish silver appliance and unusually wide plates look fantastic, created on the base of future technologies!
The shape is streamlined making the grip very comfortable. However, the stressing point is that this attractive device is rather heavy — its weight is about 1.7 lbs. For those who have never been a fan of the sport and have long thick hair, the Xtava straightener could be a difficult task to manage.
However, in all other respects, the model is very attractive. A small temperature LCD-display is located on the top of the shell and for me that is much easier to control temperature settings. Red band infrared emitters inside the plates look intriguing and the buttons are hidden in the special cavity to prevent accidental pressing.
It was a real surprise for me that the straightener is equipped with a rotating cord 2.5 meters long as I remember how I suffered from knots and twists using other devices; I was especially pleased. In addition, sleek packaging, a travel pouch, and a heat protection glove that the set includes were to the point as well.
It is never as important as how the tool actually does its job. I was intrigued by the fact that Xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener works on infrared technology. After learning about it in detail, I was very impressed. As it turned out, its main purpose is the styling itself, but hair treatment and recovery. Under the influence of infrared rays, the scales of the hair are sealed tightly which keeps all the moisture and nutrients, allowing the hair to retain and restore its vitality. The plates have a tourmaline coating providing a heat flow of charged ions for maximum smoothness.
Another interesting point is the width of the plates; this device possesses irons that are over 5 inches long! According to the manufacturer, this allows you to deal with very thick long hair quickly and effectively. The work of the device is based on the unique technology of Dual-Plate, where the plates warm up evenly for perfect styling. Intrigued by these promises, I decided to try Xtava Pro-Satin in action. And I dare say that I was conquered!
For me, it is very convenient that this model has so many different temperature settings. There are 10 regimes ranging from 265F (130C) up to 465F (240C), and you can choose any depending on your hair type. My hair is very thick and unruly, so I selected the maximum mode. Within only 10 minutes I saw my hair transforming strand by strand! Absolutely straight, shiny and smooth — that was the most spectacular hairstyle I’ve ever had! I looked as though I had just left the hair salon!
Tip 1: If you use this straightener with special styling substances, the result will be simply amazing. I experimented by applying a special balm before using the device, and my locks remained stunning even the next morning.
Additionally, it is super convenient that the iron heats up in just 90 seconds and has automatic shut-off function for absent-minded people like me!
Tip 2: Another important thing to mention was about to slip my memory! If you want to get really straight hair quickly, for a long time; don’t assume that the wide plates can cope with excessively thick chunks of strands at a time! I wanted to finish my styling quickly and foolishly added too much hair which meant I had to straighten some curls again! Take a lock of standard thickness or section as would for any other straightener — otherwise, you have the risk of sloppy styling.
Xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener: pros and cons
My respect to Xtava brand for this straightener! Thanks to this, millions of other girls and me are finally able to tame our frizzy hair. I could talk endlessly about the benefits of the device, but I’d just like to mention the most important ones:
- Straightens hair quickly and effectively.
- Provides fantastic glitter and does no harm to hair.
- Can be used with styling products (make sure you use mousses and sprays produced specially for heat styling).
- Convenient adjustment of temperature regimes.
- No twisting and tangling of the cord!
Of course, some girls would consider Xtava not very comfortable to use, due to the weight and the lack of proper experience, your hand may get tired pretty quickly, resulting in the styling taking more time than usual. However, in my humble opinion, the beauty demands efforts; just a little practice and you will get used to it. The result will exceed all your expectations! Now I’m happy trying different hairstyles — and I’m really in love with my Xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener!