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InStyler Turns Hair Right Round, Baby, Right Round

Another Saturday, another wild and crazy night for Bella. That's right, instead of heading out after dinner, a friend and I headed back to her place to test out this hair product – the InStyler. (There may have been a small amount of wine involved.) You see, I happened to mention it while we were eating and, since she'd seen the infomercial, she was willing to be my guinea pig. Perfect.

The point of this brush/flatiron/curling iron hybrid is to use less heat than traditional tools, with three adjustable settings providing fewer stresses on your tresses (ha). When you plug it in and clamp down on a chunk of hair, the barrel section rotates while you pull the bristles through the locks. We started with hair that had air-dried to its natural, wavy state seen here. I set up my "salon" (read: her living room) and got to straightening.

See the after photo and get our reactions when you

As you can see, the InStyler did a good job with straightening and I only spent about 20 minutes covering her entire head. She felt the brush attachment made her hair more flyaway than with the normal flatiron and the ends were a touch more fried. (You could help that by applying a hair serum.) But, overall, it was super quick and easy.

My thoughts: This product will work best on people with wavy, fine hair but when I later tried it on a pal with thick, relaxed tresses it didn't get hers very straight at all. It's difficult to get to the roots, so you may need to pull hair away from your head and press the barrel against it if you're trying to get at a section close to your scalp. But, the website clearly states you can style without the stick-straight "flatness" of a flatiron so I guess super sleekness isn't its goal.

How much will it cost to get these results? Well, currently there's a $15 trial offer for two InStyler irons for 30 days. If you like it, then pay three more monthly payments of $40 and keep both. That breaks down to $67.50 each, before shipping and handling, if you're splitting with a friend. My pal and I opted not to go in on this offer, but would you (or did you) choose this over a traditional flatiron?

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Cindy-Olds Cindy-Olds 8 years
I bought the Instyler and do not like it. It makes my fine hair very fly away. It does not give me any body or light curl like it is supposed to. It is no better than a flat iron, maybe worse because it makes the hair so soft and fly away.
alleygyrl alleygyrl 8 years
I have the InStyler and it works great! It polishes, drys, ( not like bad dry like damp to dry) curls, flips,straightens, and even brushes! i mean i ordered this product and got the second one! i use it daily! My hair is naturaly wavy but not as wavy as i want it to be! Bella's hair rocks. even though she hates it in the books. I love twilight im so exited for New Moon the movie im reading new moon now so ill know everything just like i did with twilight. i think u guys should buy the instyler it works really fantastically. It gives your hair SO MUCH body too.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
I prefer the wavy hair.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
No thanks I've read so many reviews on this in regard to people not getting their 2nd product and their CS being horrible!
ValVaVoom ValVaVoom 8 years
I'm definitely glad I checked out the review and comments before I bought the iron. I ordered it and will cross my fingers that it works well on my hair. If you do order the iron, definitely listen carefully to all the "little" fees they add on.
NouraBee NouraBee 8 years
i'll stick with the one i use :D
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
this is so helful because I need a new flat iron and I have been searching. I was just going to buy a Chi, but I want a really good one if I'm going to spend the money. is the maxiglide realy that good?! if so, I really want to buy it since my friend who is a hair stylist told me that combing through the hair as you iron it is very important and produces best results. she uses a chi which works great, but I wonder if thas one works better...
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I have way too much hair for this. I have super-thick coarse hair. I'll stick with my babyliss that heats up to 450. You have inspired me to straighten my hair today though. That is literally a twice a year occurrence but it needs to be straight for me to trim it up.
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
LOL I was up last weekend mesmerized by this infomercial. My little sister says this thing absolutely works....I just have issues with leaving my flat iron behind.
PamiP PamiP 8 years
I agree with you julieulie, I have waves and either want my hair blown out/flat ironed or diffused and touched up with a curling iron. Bella's friend's hair has a nicer wave than mine, because I often feel like I just have a series of cowlicks rather than waves. and I would sooooo pass on that gadget.
jessie jessie 8 years
i use my flat sometimes for all of my hair (my hair is naturally curly)..othertimes for just my bangs..they get really funky if i don't.
fifthdaughter fifthdaughter 8 years
Beautiful hair!! I have pretty wavy hair and I want it Emmy Rossum curly.
julieulie julieulie 8 years
Everybody always wants what they can't have... I have hair just like the before picture, and I hate it -- I think it always looks so messy! I wish it were either curlier, or straighter.
ladyv ladyv 8 years
I'd buy it if it GAVE me waves like hers!
kitkat87 kitkat87 8 years
if i had waves like that in my hair, i would never use a flat iron!
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
Envy! My hair hangs straight as a stick. Mousse, curling iron, hairspray, whatever, my hair laughs and drops. Phrrrt.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
this was first brought to my attention by a straight guy friend! HAHA i seriously want to get it but after shelling out over a hundred for the maxiglide I never use I'm hesitant.
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
I too have hair envy, I love her waves! I've got super thick straight hair (that has a slight disobedient wave). If I'm trying to get my hair sleek, I'll never trade in my flat iron.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
Hmm. I don't need help getting flyaways. I think I'll pass on this one and stick with my traditional flat iron.
brandi797 brandi797 8 years
I actually did purchase an infomercial straightener a few years back--the MaxiGlide. I really love it, and I'm about to buy a replacement. It has interdigitating pins, so that it combs your hair while you straighten it. Rather than making flattened curls, it really makes it sleek and straight. Plus, the heat level is adjustable, and it has a steam button for stubborn spots. Love it!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
i'll stick to my lovely straightner :)
zeldaf zeldaf 8 years
I cannot believe her hair just grows out her head in those perfect waves. Lucky.
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