A couple of posts ago, I mentioned my utter desperation to find a new hair straightener. (Don’t remember? Click here). But in the mean time in between time I decided to stick with my Fahrenheit Heat Wave Ceramic Flat Iron… until I stumbled across Eva NYC.
While perusing through Homesense one day, I noticed an Eva NYC flat iron on sale for $20.00 (reg. $34.99). I didn’t hesitate to buy it at that point, because I’d seen the same one at Winners for full price weeks before. What stopped me from purchasing it at Winners was the simple fact that I’d never heard of the brand. I tried looking for any information I could through my phone but the results were unsatisfactory. Who wants to blow $34.99 on a whim? Not me! $20… ehh, I’m ‘bout it.
But to be perfectly honest with you, I wish I’d saved that $20. I’m really not feeling this hair straightener!
1. The packaging is very informative and cute as well. All of the product info is posted on the box and the sleeve. They even offer links to their social media sites, which is rare for beauty products. However, the one link consumers would most likely take interest in, their YouTube channel, actually doesn’t even work. It turns out their YouTube username is EVAHairTV, not EvaHairNYC. But once you get there you’ll find several hair tutorials using their product.
2. The hair straightener design is funky and comes with a swivel cord.
3. It has an adjustable heat setting.
1. Despite the adjustable heating setting (140-450 degrees), it’s not hot enough! I don’t believe it reaches the full 450 degree temperature. It’s a bit weak and is more like 250 degrees.
2. The ceramic floating plates that prevent your hair from tugging actually tug my hair. The plates latch on to my hair so much so that it feels like I’m ripping it out of my head. It’s too tight.
3. This straightener does not provide shine. You know when you use a straightener and you can sort of feel it conditioning your hair even without added product? Well, this one is just dry. You absolutely need to add product to your hair beforehand.
4. The official website for Eva NYC is not well done. When you buy a product, beauty related or not, it’s always nice to have an online source at your disposal to find reviews, tips and updates. Eva NYC’s website is just bland and you can tell it hasn’t been updated recently.
It’s pretty obvious this company is in the beginning stages of their development and I feel as though these straighteners were their samples or prototypes. Word to the wise, when you can’t find an amble amount of info on a company online (especially beauty related), stay away! I would’ve returned the item but I chucked the receipt!
By the way, I’m sticking with my Fahrenheit. After Eva NYC failed to impress me, I’ve grown to love and appreciate my handy straightener.