When it comes to styling my hair, well to put it simply, I don't! Haha. I kinda gave up doing anything other than washing/conditioning and brushing my hair over the last year or so in an attempt to help repair damage after years of colour and heat abuse! Which, by the way has worked very well, its grown so much, and feels/looks much healthier without any heat or styling damage.
However, I was recently asked if I'd like to try out the Diva Chromatix Intelligent Digital Styler and I couldn't wait to give it a go! My first thought was that after owning GHD's for the past 10 years or so, was that this styler would never compare. Oh how I was wrong in thinking so! Because I actually love it, and would definitely recommend to you if you're looking for a great quality, reasonably priced hair styler!
The Diva Chromatix Intelligent Styler retails at just £59.99 from Sally Express and is available in a range of beautiful bold colours, from pinks, purples and blues to orange, green and yellow, and each have a colour matched Chromatix 3400 Hair Dryer! So if you a bit obsessive compulsive, you could get the matching coloured tools!
The box looks pretty fancy, like something you would expect from a high-end brand, and included an instruction manual, along with a heat-proof silicone mat - great if, like me you usually just leave your straighteners on the bed or side table! The styler has a super convenient 3mtr long swivel cord! I noticed that the straightener had ceramic plates, which(according to the manufacturer) are infused with Argan Oil and use infrared conditioning! The adjustable digital heat setting starts at 120ºC up to 220ºC (which equals the highest temp of my GHD styler). I set them to the max temperature, and from switch on, it took approx 30 seconds to heat fully!
You may notice that I've been calling this a "styler" rather than a "straightener" this is because as a universal styler, it is suitable for all hair types and styles which allows you to create a multitude of different hairstyles including straight, curly and wavy! You can see a couple of quick styles that I tried out in the photos above. Of course, I first brushed my hair through to remove any knots or tangles, and applied a heat-protection spray!
Straightened - the styler was really easy to use, it literally glided through my hair without tugging, and the finished result was super sleek and ridiculously shiny!
Loosely curled/Volume - I found the styler easy to twist and maneuver through the lengths of my hair, and again, curled without tugging or getting stuck. This style didn't take long at all - perfect if you want to achieve some loose curls or add a bit of volume to your hair!
Curled or Wavy - You could use the styler to add tighter curls for a full style! Or if you wanted to achieve some "beach waves" then you could use the styler as you would to straighten your hair but flip the straighteners over in your hair as you go downwards(if that even makes sense?).
I should also mention that if the straighteners are not used for 10+ minutes, they will switch off automatically, thanks to their energy saving auto-switch off function! Again, this is ideal for me, because I'm a nightmare when it comes to remembering to switch things off before I leave the house!
Overall, I would highly recommend these straighteners, especially if you're looking for GHD's but your budget doesn't quite cut it! They are literally half the price of the latest models, and work equally as well! Not to mention you can use this particular styler to achieve a range of looks, perfect for every occasion!
What is your go-to hair styler? Have you tried anything from the Diva range before, and what are your thoughts??