Thursday, July 21, 2011

Instyler Review

Hello Divas!!!!

I have very thick hair and have used a flat iron to straighten out my hair. I kept hearing about the magical powers of the Instyler so I decided to get one finally.

I paid $94.97 for the Instyler and I will be getting my money back PRONTO!!!!

The Instyler may work for some people but it did NOT work for me at all. I have had MUCH better results with the Remington flat iron $40 that I got from WalMart and I am going back to using that.

The Instyler has these little brushes that are supposed to smooth out the hair but all they did was tangle the hair even when I had smoothed it out with a fine tooth comb. I guess it is safe to say that this tool works for Caucasian or Mixed hair but not for truly Black hair like mine.

Even on the lowest setting it sent steam into the air and I could smell my hair burning....which was strange since I have used flat irons and even a CHI on higher heat than that.

It also did not do a good job of straightening out my hair and the hair was not all light and fluffy like on the commercials. Instead it was stiff and straight and limp and looked like I had sprayed hairspray on before using it...which I did not.

It was also difficult to get close to the very roots of the hair, which is where I needed the most straightening power. The appliance also needs to lie on its side when not in use because the bottom part is wobbly and you cannot place it upside down.

The rotating portion of the tool was also quite loud and it was slightly annoying to me. It is bad enough to have the loudness of a blow dryer and then to have this follow was just too much for me to handle.

It took a long time to cool off once unplugged...not a deal breaker but I just was not impressed with the whole affair and I will be returning it for a full refund and going back to using my Remington flat irons once again.

What has YOUR experience been the Instyler? Do you LOVE it? Do you HATE it?


Ryan said...

Have you tried the GHD's flat iron? HANDS DOWN BEST FLAT IRON EVER!!!

Diva In Training said...

No I have not tried that one Ryan...the best flat iron I have used is one by Remington...I will post a review later.

Belu said...
Well, as you use the flat iron, especially if you use styling products, a build up of gunk will begin to form on the plates.
That buildup causes excess friction between your hair and the plates. In the worst case scenario it can be bad enough to cause breakage of the hair. Also this buildup causes poor heat transfer and that results in poor styling results. When that happens, people begin to make 2 or 3 passes through their hair which compounds the heat damage to your hair.

Diva In Training said...

@ Belu...I clean off my flat iron plates weekly when I wash my comb and brush....but thanks for the info.

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