When it comes to styling my hair I look for a product that can both straighten and add curls. With heated appliances being so damaging to hair it’s important that I use a hair straightener that protects against damage and glides down my hair without pulling or catching.
The xtava hair straightener is a sleek appliance which is perfect for straightening my hair. It’s been created with Infrared technology which has been found to cause less damage to the hair cuticle. The appliance is a little top heavy on one end so is not as light as some straighteners. It heats up to 230 degrees in 90 seconds and has buttons on the inside so you don’t accidentally knock them when using it.
The plates slid down my hair with ease and didn’t catch at all. It was pretty good at getting the kinks out of my hair and leaving it looking sleek and straight. When it came to curling however the Xtava failed miserably. As the plates are so wide they don’t really grip onto the hair very well and I couldn’t get a decent curl. The result was flyaway hair with sideway flicks – not the best look.
Whilst I wouldn’t say the device is an all rounder it is pretty good at straightening your hair so will be great if that’s what you’re looking for. I’ve teamed up with Xtava to give you the chance to win one of the devices to enjoy. All you need to do is follow the gleam instructions below.
- Formulated with infrared technology so it’s not as damaging to the hair cuticle
- Heats up to 230 degrees
- Great at straightening hair and keeping it looking sleek
- Top heavy
- Doesn’t do very well at curling hair
If you don’t want to wait to see if you’ve won the competition, you can buy the Xtava from Amazon for £29.99.
Terms and conditions
The competition will run from 23rd October 2017 to 23rd November 2017.