To be honest, this is maybe about the 5th time using a diffuser. I have one that I do not like because it is made of plastic and hard as a rock. It has pointy tips that seemed to jab into my head. I just did not like the feel of it so I stopped using it a loooong time ago. I had noticed that the xtava Collapsible Diffuser was made of an elastic silicone so I thought I would give it a whirl.
Before I proceed, I want to disclose that the hair dryer was NOT turned on while taking the photo. Also, I had dried my hair about half way and then took the photo. Why? Great Question!. You see, the electrical wiring in my rented home is less than ideal. The hair dryer kept tripping the breaker and hence I needed to test the hair dryer using an outlet located in another room which has less than ideal lighting.
Designed for easy storage and travel, the flexible diffuser collapses completely flat for convenient space saving, but extends into a full-size, six-inch, super effective diffuser. Made from a flexible elastic silicone, our collapsible silicone diffuser easily adapts to a wide variety of 6” barrel hair dryers. Can’t get enough xtava? This diffuser fits all xtava hair dryers, except the Rimini. It can be a challenge to find that happy place between bouncy curls and too much to handle; the xtava Collapsible Silicone Hair Diffuser makes it super simple to add spring to your strands, encouraging natural texture and eliminating frizz. The diffuser is often the answer for curls that seem impossible to tame, or waves that need a bit more definition and less frizz.
COMPACT AND COLLAPSIBLE – Design for easy storage and travel. Simply press the diffuser down or pull the top up to compact or extend the device
I do like the fact that it is collapsible making it compact and easily packed for travel or in the cupboard as it would take up less storage space.
FITS MOST HAIRDRYERS – With its elastic silicone texture the diffuser can easily adapt to a large variety of hair dryers (6” to 7” inch barrel)
As you can see in my photo using the diffuser, it fit over the barrel of the hair dryer. My hair dryer is just shy of 2″ at the end of the barrel. Even though the diffuser is pliable, I find that it wouldn’t fit over a barrel that is 6″-7″ wide. I have yet to even see a hair dryer that is that wide. I believe there is an error and it is supposed to be 6cm-7cm as 7cm is equal to 2.75″ which would be more realistic and plausible. That said, I might be an old weakling at 47 but I don’t know how I could stretch the diffuser over a barrel larger than 2″.
This all said, the diffuser will remain on the hair dryer even at the highest setting. I had visions of it blowing off. -lol- It remained attached like bees to honey though.
DECREASES FRIZZ and maximizes shine with every use while controlling and reducing the unwanted side effects of blow drying, including risk of hair damage
The diffuser definitely reduced frizz and I do like that it will maximize shine and lessen the risk of damaging my hair (even more so than it already is) as opposed to using a hair dryer alone.
ADDS BODY to your hair while encouraging natural texture and eliminating frizz
I can tell you one thing from my whole experience. I don’t think there is any product on the market that can give my hair extra body. My hair never has and probably never will have that voluptuous volume that I see so many woman have and that I sometimes envy. This child of the ’80’s was never able to attain that BIG hair.
Even though I had not had the outcome using the diffuser than I had hoped (more liked wishful thinking). I like the diffuser. I will continue to use it so that I can keep what little health there is left to my hair. I don’t need it drying out, getting brittle and getting more damaged than it already is. I found that those little diffusing tips were much more comfortable than what I had experience with my old diffuser and actually massaged my head with them as I was drying and it felt quite nice actually.
xtava Collapsible Diffuser is available on Amazon.ca
Price: $25.00 CDN (As of April 20th, 2016)
Disclosure: I received this product complimentary from Xtava for testing purposes. My opinions are my own and have not been altered by any influence in any way.