February 10, 2015

Xtava Allure 2200W Professional Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer | Review

Prior to using this Xtava Allure hair dryer, I was using a old hair dryer that worked well in its prime, but was loosing its finesse. So for the past 2 years or more I have not touched a hair dryer. Air drying is fine, but when you are in a hurry, or are looking to style your hair a special way, sometimes you need a hair dryer. I was happy when this arrived on more doorstep, and excited to try it out!

Fast forward to the next day after arrival of the unit. I had wet hair, and decided to give this try. I plugged it into my outlet, turned on the power switch and nothing. So I tried 2 other outlets... still nothing. Finally it donned on me that perhaps I needed to push in the red button on the plug since it was kind of sticking out further than the yellow button (the reset and test buttons). I did that and it started working. So problem solved with that. I began drying my hair, and the next thing I know my smoke detector is going off. I turn off the unit, and I reset the smoke alarm. The smoke alarm in that area in the house is a few feet away from the bathroom door. I checked immediately for smoke, or any sign of anything being wrong, but there wasn't. I have used tools that heat up in the past, and upon first use they can create a funky smell that smoke alarms pick up on. No biggie. I simply moved to a new area of the house, and the rest of the test went smoothly.

I used it both as is, and with the nozzle. I actually have never owned a hair dryer with a nozzle before, so this was quite nice. I could direct the air flow right to the area needed. I have baby fine hair, that is on the thicker side, and collar bone length. It took me about 5 minutes to dry my hair once I was situated in the new part of the house. My hair didn't feel fried after use which is of course great.

All functions on this unit worked great, however I did have to keep referring to the user guide to remember what buttons did what. I think that they could improve the function buttons to better label what each is.

I really like this hair dryer, and I am happy to have it. If I was to be technical with my star rating, it would get 4.5 stars from me, simply because of the problems I had upon first use. But after all that it seems to be doing fine, and I am pleased. This is a good dryer if you are looking for something with no frills, that will get the main job done of drying your hair.

ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT 2200 WATTS - Combines an ultra-powerful 2200 W motor with a lightweight frame to create the perfect styling tool Get the job done 80% faster while increasing hair volume and without overdrying your hair thanks to the latest ionic ceramic technology

TOURMALINE IONIC CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY - The proprietary technology behind Allure's efficiency helps to break up water quickly for reduced dry-time Designed to emit powerful negative ions to seal and smooth the hair's outer layer while helping to reduce frizz, increase shine for more natural looking hydrated hair


Please note that I was sent this product complimentary to try out in my home in order to share my honest experience, thoughts and review.

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