Do you get bored easily with the same old size curls you have been wearing for years in your black hair? The problem is most people think in order to get more variety in their curls they will have to invest a small fortune in other curling wands. That is definitely not the case thanks to hair curling products like the xtava Satin Wave 5 in 1 Curling Iron. Its 5 interchangeable barrels make it like owning 5 different curling irons. Take a closer look at this innovative curling iron with me as I do a more detailed review on it.
Taking a Quick Look at the xtava Satin Wave 5 in 1 Curling Iron
Here are some of the pros and cons of this curling iron that works well at reshaping often kinky and coarse black hair:
- 5 interchangeable barrels
- 9 heat settings from 250ºF – 410ºF
- Ceramic tourmaline technology
- Dual voltage capability
- 8-foot power cord w/swivel end
- Protective glove included
- It can be time-consuming to change barrels
- No included protective glove
- Performance and Versatility
You will not find a more versatile curling iron for African-American hair in the beauty products marketplace for the price you will pay for the xtava Satin Wave 5 in 1 Curling Iron. With this curling iron’s 5 interchangeable barrels (1/4 to 1 ½ inch) and wide temperature range (250ºF – 410ºF) you can make just about size curl in any type of hair with it.
Three of the barrels have attached spring clamps and the other two are curling wand-style barrels with no spring clamps.
Safety and Convenience
xtava dis thinks to include an automatic safety shutoff but sadly they do not include a protective heat shield on this curling iron. The included protective styling glove will help you avoid burning your fingers as you curl your hair.
One great thing about the xtava Satin Wave 5 in 1 Curling Iron is that it makes an excellent beauty accessory to take with you when you travel anywhere. Its dual voltage capability means you can use it in just about every country in the world. It even comes with a nifty travel bag.
It has an average size 8-foot long swivel cord that does not get tangled up as you use this curling iron.
Why Does This Curling Iron Work So Well On Black Hair?
Among its 9 different heat settings, 5 of them are 350º or above. That is the type of serious heat it takes to break the very strong molecular bonds in black hair. Most often you will not only find a heat setting with this curling iron that can easily reshape your coarse, kinky hair but you can find a heat setting that does not damage it too.
There is other protection for your Afro-American hair built into this curling iron too. That comes in the form of its ceramic and tourmaline coatings. Tourmaline crystals do a great job helping your hair retain its critical moisture and they also help neutralize the positive ions that are associated with dry or damaged hair. The ceramic coating on the barrel keeps it from getting too hot in one area because it helps distribute the heat evenly throughout the entire barrel length.
Warranty Support and Potential Concerns with the xtava Satin Wave 5 in 1 Curling Iron
xtava backs up all of their beauty products very well. This one has a full 2-year warranty but there is a catch. Make sure you order it from an authorized xtava dealer or this company absolutely will not honor the warranty.
There were a few concerns I had with this product. One of them was it does not come with a protective styling glove. You will need it because the barrel gets very hot and there is no heat shield.
The other annoying thing about the xtava Satin Wave 5 in 1 Curling Iron is that the barrels are a little hard to get off and they take a long time to cool down if you are trying to use more than one in a styling session.
Some Final Thoughts on the xtava Satin Wave 5 in 1 Curling Iron
Curling irons don’t come any more versatile than this one. That is a good thing if you have Afro-American hair because you often have to be creative to get the curls in it to look the way you want. The versatility of the xtava Satin Wave 5 in 1 Curling Iron gives you that very ability. With its interchangeable barrels and wide temperature selection, you can tame even the most stubborn sections of thick, coarse and kinky hair on your head.
If you are in the market for a new curling iron and you have black hair you should seriously consider purchasing this curling iron.