In terms of styling my hair, I probably use tongs more than anything else. In fact I live for curly hair and my old trusty Babyliss hair tong was coming to the end of its life. Buying a new one just was not an option for me at the moment, plus there are too many out there to choose from so I was really excited to be sent the Xtava Satin Wave 5 in 1 Curling Wand set to review and giveaway one set also to my readers!
I was taken back by how well packaged this was! It felt so luxurious. Inside the box you get the curling tong with 5 different interchangeable wands/barrels, a travel case and a heat resistant glove. All items are in sleek black and my first thought was that this felt so high end and fabulous. My next thought was that itcould be used for SO many different styles! If you’re looking for a professional quality styling set for only £21.99 here (usually £45.99) then this is the one for you!
This set is so versatile, there are 9 temperature settings ranging from 90 to 210 degrees. This is not only perfect for different hair types but for creating different styles, from a subtle wave to ringlets. . In terms of choosing the temperature for styling, it is recommended to use between 130 – 150 degrees for fine hair, 150 – 190 degrees for normal hair.
The curling wand had a digital display, with easy to change temperature buttons. It features a 360 degree swivel cord so you don’t get caught up whilst styling. Not only that but it had a 60 minute sleep function, meaning you can relax and not worry about whether you have left them on all day! It’s mega easy to change the barrels and once they are in place you can quickly lock them in place by turning to the lock icon.
There are five different interchangeable barrels or wands to choose from. All are designed to give maximum surface area because they do not have a cooling tip so this is where the heat resistant glove comes in handy! The barrels are made from ceramic tourmaline and are designed to help you achieve a different look! Here is the low down on each!
1. Small Wand 0.76cm – 1.9cm –perfect for creating tight and dainty curls which are so on trend right now. Use a small section of hair for the best results, it has a larger diameter at the bottom and gets thinner near the top
2. Large Wand 1.8cm – 2.5cm – this is my go to and helps me to create subtle and long lasting waves. Yu can use small or large sections of hair depending on the look you want. Has a larger diameter at the bottom and gets thinner near the top.
3. Small Tong 1.9cm – 1.9cm -this for me is perfect for adding small curls to the hair that are more formed than using the wand. I like to brush out the curls to create a subtle wave or use it on a lower heat for nice beachy wave
4. Medium Tong 2.5cm-2.5cm – this is a great width to add body and volume to the ends of the hair. I love going over the ends of my hair with this after they have been in rollers before a night out.
5. Large Tong 3.2cm – 3.2cm – I have quite fine hair and I suspect this tong would be great for longer thicker hair for creating large bouncy curls or waves. It did add some body to the hair and helped me create a small amount of volume too!
So, I am in LOVE with the Xtava Satin Wave 5 in 1 Curling Wand and really pleased that I got the chance to review it. It has definitely become my favourite and I have used it everyday since I got it! It’s also super easy to take with youu, I took it to Liverpool with me last weekend and it fit nicely in my case.
I have tried every heat setting and every barrel and it’s helped me create so many different looks! I never have my hair straight really, just because I don’t like how it looks. The heat resistant glove does come in handy because I find on just washed hair, the hair does tend to slip out of the clip whilst you’re curling.
My favourite barrel is the large wand, it’s so simple to use and creates the most perfect waves in my hair that last for days, something that has never happened before as normally they have fallen out within about 6 hours!
My favourite thing about the Xtava Satin Wave 5 in 1 Curling Wand is that no matter what kind of hair day you want, this tool can help you create it!
If you like the look of the wand why not enter my giveaway using the form below for a chance to win your very own! Let me know in the comments once you have entered! Good luck!
* I was gifted this item for the purpose of a review and giveaway, all opinions are my own!