We have all watched the infomercial for the Original InStyler Rotating Hot Iron, guaranteeing to cure dull, frizzy, and unmanageable hair. Unlike the traditional flat iron, this product boasts technology that polishes hair instead of baking, leaving gorgeous salon quality style and healthy hair.
The InStyler promises superior style results similar to other curling and hair straightening products, and it delivers on those promises. The InStyler uses a heated rotating cylinder and four rows of precision-aligned bristles to straighten and polish hair. Unlike most hair straightening tools that crush or burn the hair between two plates, this product works by allowing the precision-align bristles to separate hair strands, the heated cylinder smoothly straightens and styles every strand of hair, leaving salon quality results.
Using the InStyler is incredibly easy, cutting the time used to straighten hair by traditional styling methods in half. For best results, separate hair into 2-to-3-inch sections of hair. Simply place a section of hair between the cylinder and bristles. As you run the tool through the section, the barrel will begin to rotate while the first set of bristles separate hair strands. The second set of bristles leaving hair full, shiny, and smooth.
This styler is also appropriate for all hair types including thick, curly, course, and fine. It also features 3 heat settings, allowing for the best possible results for all hair types.
Unlike the traditional flat iron, the look and feel of hair improves with each use because hair does not break or split with the styler. Best of all, the InStyler uses less heat than traditional styling tools, leaving hair healthier after long-term use.
The InStyler is available in two sizes. The Original 1 ¼ inch barrel which straightens, curls, and creates volume and shine. For tighter curls or short hair, the New Smaller ¾ inch barrel provides the same great looks and many more.
Additional InStyler features include an LED Display making settings easier to read, and a salon quality ceramic plate, reaching temperatures of 410° F / 210° C. The official website also boasts a drying time of eight minutes for wet hair.
- The adjustable heat makes this tool a versatile tool capable of providing great results for all hair types.
- It comes in 2 different sizes which provide drastically different looks.
- This product comes in 3 different colors.
- The product comes with a 30 day risk-free return policy. This policy covers replacements and returns for any reason.
- Satisfied customers can purchase an extended warranty for only $9.99.
- This product heats up within thirty seconds regardless of heat setting.
- You can use this product with dry or wet hair, eliminating time spent drying hair after a shower.
- High price. this product retails for around $100. Similar products can be purchased for less.
- The larger barrel makes it difficult to get close to the roots and does not work well as well for shorter hair. The smaller barrel can solve both of these problems.
- The barrel reaches extreme temperatures and can easily burn the face, neck, and hands. However, newer versions of this product come with heat shields to prevent this problem.
- It can be difficult to use for those who have limited experience styling hair.
- This product emits a loud buzzing noise when in use.
“I have very thick mostly frizzy hair and have been using a straightener since 7th grade. This product caught my interest because I wanted something that would reduce the frizz aspect and provide loose curls or other styles that weren’t just ironing board straight. Now I have had the product for about 6 months and I love it. I was skeptical at first, to say the least, but it has turned out to be my can’t-live-without iron. I can style my shoulder length hair in 10 minutes, or less if I’m rushed, instead of 20 minutes with my other irons.” From Amazon.com
“The InStyler is a tool I can’t live without! I have curly hair and it makes my hair look like I just got out of the salon. I do have curly hair & I need to run the great tool through my roots twice to make it smooth. The key is to use small sections of already detangled hair but they give you a parting comb that works pretty well. It is really easy to give hair volume and it does leave your hair super soft. While I was waiting for my new styler to arrive my hair didn’t have the same polished look, it is well worth the money.” From Amazon.com
Is it Worth It?
The InStyler is a unique styling and straightening tool that can curl and straighten hair, eliminating the need for the multiple styling tools. However, this heavy and bulky tool can be difficult to maneuver by yourself. It does provide a natural straight look, though daily use can leave the hair looking dried out. This is a problem that many similar products have, so that does not necessarily present a problem for those looking for a good styling tool.
Although there are some real drawbacks and safety concerns for this product, most of these problems can be eliminated or made minimal by adhering to the safety warnings and operation manual. Some user reviews recommend the use of styling gels, waxes, or sprays prior to and after use to enhance final results.
Over all, the InStyler lives up to its promises because it does curl, straighten, polish, and smooth. Consumers may be turned off by the high price since many heated styling irons in that price range offer similar or better results. Consumers may want to shop around online and in their local stores for the best price. There are occasional official promotions and sales, like two-for-one specials and other great deals. This product will be a better investment for those consumers because it eliminates the need for other styling tools, including a hair dryer.