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Posted by 10.31.08



It’s not a brush. It’s not a flat iron. It’s not a curling iron…..And it’s not bad.


Ok, so I swore off informercials for life after my WEN faux pas – but it only lasted a week or so until I came across the Instyler at 4:00 AM when all the Law & Order reruns ended. Being a true sucker for anything that can tame my unruly overprocessed mane, I must admit that I succumbed to the lure of this combination brush with flat iron. From past experience, I knew to expect the worst. And when the box arrived with a duo of cheap looking silver instruments with orange trim, I felt like a total fool. But when I tried it – I became a convert! This thing works great. It looks like crap, and makes way too much noise, but the thought process behind this ingenious invention is spot on. The brush is made from garden variety black nylon bristles and there is a roller that acts like a curling iron. It has 3 heat settings so it doesn’t fry your hair. You can straighten, curl in or curl out for a flippy look. The best part for me is that my hair looks like it was professionally blown out and it takes 10 minutes tops.

FINAL VERDICT: GGI (Gotta Get It) – You can get it online or on Ebay for less than the informercial price (about $110 for a pair of these babies). I’m not sure you really need two of them, but you could give one to a hair challenged friend. The other possibility is that the Instyler can’t take much mileage so the second one is a substitute for when the first one gives up on you…Either way, it’s a lot cheaper than some of the $200 flat irons I have tried and my hair actually looks and feels much better with the Instyle. You be the judge!


4 Responses to “WE HEART INSTYLER”

  1. admin Says:

    Having been using this for a few weeks now, BE CAREFUL about overheating your hair. If you turn it up to 3 bars, you are going to FRY, FRY, FRY your ends. Stay at 2 bars and you’ll be ok, except if you have very coarse hair (not like mine). This is a great design – but the flaws are the quality of construction and delivery. Someone needs to go back to the drawing board and upgrade the components.

  2. needitbad Says:

    Ive seen these informercials and they look too good to be true, but maybe I will try it. My hair needs some help.

  3. emmababe Says:

    dont waste yr money. i got one as a gift and it burned my ends. if you have color or highlights, it is too hot and really fries you out.

  4. spacey Says:

    i never believe anything in those informercials – its all BS. the conair hot styler is good and only about $15

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