Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Xtava Collapsible Diffuser for Hair Dryer

Xtava Collapsible Silicone Diffuser for Blow Dryer - $25 CDN

I have curly hair which I flat iron all the time.  I don't have times for curls because its a lot to maintain.  However when I do want to wear it curly, I use a diffuser.  However I gave up on that years ago because they are so big and hard to store.  But now that's all an issue of the past! Xtava came out with a collapsible hair diffuser that can compact itself so it easy to store away in a drawer.

This diffuser is made out of silicone so its soft and easy to compact.  It opens and closes with no problem and fits on just about any blow dyer.  It works with ease and gives you hair big beautiful bouncy curls without blowing them all over the place which at times results in knots.

I love this diffuser and for the price, totally recommend it!!

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FTC: Product was sent for review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own. 
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Xtava Allure 2200W Professional Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer

Xtava Allure 2200W Professional Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer - $60.00 CDN

This has got to be one amazing hair dryer if I do say so.  This thing is big like your normal standard salon hair dryer.  Has horsepower like nobodies business and can dry your hair in no time flat. 

I have hair down to my waist and take me about 45 minutes to dry AFTER air drying.  IF I attempt to dry before hand, I could be there a whole hour and more.  So basically I let it air dry before blow drying or flat ironing. 

What I love about this hair is that its light weight, has a nozzle, good heat that dispenses evenly on the hair and not to hot as to burn the scalp but not to cold where it does nothing.  It three levels of heat. None, medium and high.  Same thing with power either none, medium and high.  It has a button on top for cool air and an awesome swivel cord that rotates 360 degrees to help you maneuver.  The cord is long so you won't be struggling to get it around your head. \

There wasn't anything I disliked about this hair dryer. This has totally replaced my old seven year old one and I plan to keep using it I burn it out or xtava makes something better.  But however if you read online, this blow dryer is literally on the top 5 and 10 list of best blow dryers to own for personal use!

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FTC: Product was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. 

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener

Xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener - $51.20 CDN

Product Sent for Review

I have owned so many hair straighteners that its insane. I'm always on the look out for a new and improved straightener because I don't like wearing my hair curly.  Moreover, I hate the time it takes to dry it.  So I normally wash my hair the night before, let it air dry and straighten it the next morning after my shower.  

In a straightener I always look for a few things. First, how high the heat goes.  Though I have pretty thin hair, I still need it to get up to at least 400F in order to get the curls and waves out. Second, It needs to be ceramic and not metal or steel on the plates as that will burn my hair to a cinder. Lastly, it needs to be functional.  I need the part mouth to open wide enough where I don't struggle to get my hair in and the dials on the machine need to be easy to use.

What I loved about this machine is how straight it made my hair in minutes.  I normally take 25-30 minutes to straighten my hair.  This took me 15-20 minutes to achieve this look without burning my hair.  The heat setting on this went to 400+ with no problem in 1-2 minutes flat.  The infrared really helped to not burn my hair and it came out looking shiny and healthy.   It literally made my hair in one to two max swipes which was awesome!

Now, what I didn't like about the machine were a few things.  First, the dials are on the side of the handle.  Due to this, I ended up turning off the machine a handful of times because you can only hold the machine from the bottom part of the handle and not the middle.  Placing your hand around the middle of the handle causes it to either turn off or you end up turning up or down the heat dials.

Second, the mouth was not wide enough.  If you have really thick hair, you will have to put very small amounts to get your hair through the opening.  I don't like being limited in that aspect because the amount of time I spent trying to figure that out was wasteful.  I could of straightened my hair faster if it wasn't for that.

Outside those two issues, this straighten was great to use and works well with people who don't have very thick hair but thinner hair in order to get it into the mouth piece.

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FTC: This product was sent for review.  However all opinions are my own and I was not paid for this post.
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