Ever since I was younger I longed to have curly hair, so fed up of my poker straight hair that never had any life to it, and still doesn’t. Throughout my early teens I experimented with crimpers, those bendy foam rollers that never quite turned out how they were supposed to, a perm (less said about that the better!) Velcro rollers and countless appliances which promised to give me natural looking curls……and didn’t.
Having failed dramatically at curling my own hair with my straighteners, when we were offered the Xtava Satin Wave 5 in 1 Curling Tong Set, I was more than willing to give it a go!
The set comes with the curling iron and 5 interchangeable ceramic tourmaline barrels, each of different sizes to give tighter or looser curls.
The curling iron has 9 different temperature settings suitable for different hair types, a digital display, rapid heat technology and a 60 minute auto sleep mode.
It was has an 8’10” 360 degree swivel cord, something which I love as my existing appliances don’t even reach the mirror! The set also comes complete with a travel bag and heat resistant glove.
I’m going to be honest with you now, I tried to use the tongs on my own hair and whilst the front sections looked great, the side and the back didn’t look so great. That is in no way a reflection on the appliance and more a reflection on my own inabillty to style my hair when it’s out of view!
Luckily Eva stepped in so I could show you some of the different curls using the different sized barrels. I used the lowest setting possible (90) and plenty of head protection spray.
I love this kind of soft wave created with a larger barrel. This is probably the one I would use the most often to create something a little more natural.
For something a little more drastic the smallest barrel gives a really tight corkscrew curl, something which Eva loved!
I found the curling tongs really easy to use on Eva and I know that with the help of a friend to do the back of my own hair, I will be able to create a really lovely natural curl. Currently on offer at just £21.99 on Amazon I think this set is a real bargain and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to those who are a little more capable than myself!
To win your very own Xtava Satin Wave 5 in 1 curling wand simply enter via the link below. The winner will be notified via email on the 9th October.