InStyler Rotating Hot Iron

Pink InStyler review

Today I’ll tell you all about the InStyler- a hair styling tool that I find myself using quite a lot lately. I don’t usually like to use too many hot tools on my hair, for two reasons: one, my hair is quite thick so using a flat iron is out of the question, it just takes too long, and two, my hair can’t hold a curl, so using a curling iron doesn’t make much sense.  The only time when my curling iron and flat iron come in handy is when I have a special occasion to attend to, or when I have more than ten minutes to get ready (I really love sleep so I keep my “mourning routine” to a minimum).

I’ve seen countless InStyler TV Infomercials and while it looked and seemed like a great tool, I was a bit skeptical. Then I saw a few beauty bloggers use it here and there and decided to give it a try. I went to Target and there was only one InStyler left. A very last one. “It’s a sign” I thought, I went ahead and bought. I do this a lot…. the whole “It’s a sign” thing. It’s a bad habit; I see too many “signs”.

InStyler review

This handy little tool straightens, curls and adds volume and shine to your hair. The motorized rotating barrel is where it’s at. It styles the hair quickly; it takes me less than half the time (vs. using a flat iron). The barrel also polishes the hair and adds shine to it. The InStyler has three different heat settings: one for fine hair, one for medium hair and one for coarse hair (think low heat, medium heat, high heat). There are two sizes that are available 1¼ inch barrel (which is the one that I have) and smaller ¾ inch barrel.

Instyler review blog

Cool thing about the InStyler is the fact that it can be used both as a hair straightener and a curling iron. While straightening your hair you can use the InStyler to flip your ends out or curl them inwards to give your hair that “blowout” look. Here’s a before and after:

instyler before

instyler results

Reading many reviews I noticed that a lot of people nagged and complained about how noisy the InStyler is. Because the rotating barrel is motorized (it basically spins around once you clamp a section of hair), it does make a noisy sound, but so do other hair styling tools like hairdryer or rotating brushes for instance. Hello? Needless to say, the whole “noisy” thing doesn’t bother me. However, I’d highly recommend using the protective clip-on guard that comes with the InStyler. I already burned myself a few times, probably because when I style my hair using my Hot Tools curling iron I’m used to holding the tip of the iron to allow for a better control. I instinctively tried to do the same thing with the InStyler aaannd….I burned my hand :|

Have any of you tried the InStyler?

Paula xx

  • Ah, I definitely relate to wanting more sleep time in the mornings, I hardly wear much make-up to work because of this (they must think I’m a real scruff bag hehe)

    This sounds really fab :D I have a hair curler at home but I’m no good at curling my hair at all, it always comes out so crimpy! I love how you’ve styled your hair Paula, and it’s so sleek and shiny, have got major hair envy now ;) :D

    Sophie xox

    • Me too! I rarely wear makeup to work, but when I happen to do, everyone always tells me how pretty and different I look. I guess I must look quite abnormal without makeup and my hair done haha :)

      Thanks Sophie! I must say that my hair is pretty good, never gave me any problems (besides from not being able to hold a curl). Maybe except for that one time when I lost almost half of my hair because it was falling out like crazy. Nothing some good fish oil couldn’t fix :)

  • Wow, amazing results, your hair look so pretty. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

    • Thanks Vanessa <3

  • I don’t work, but I struggle with the whole sleep issue when I have to take up to go to school! It’s crazy early and the last thing I want to do is have to wake up haha.
    The instyler looks like an interesting product, but it’s scary to hear how you’ve burned yourself with it haha. I kinda am interested in trying it though!

    • Oh Gosh, when I was in college I had to wake up even earlier than I do now, I worked full-time and I usually wouldn’t get home until 11.00pm. I’m kinda glad those days are over haha :)

      The InStyler works great, I am very prone to hurting myself though lol :)

  • Hmmm…you have thick hair too and you say this works. I think I have fallen victim to too many things that don’t work. An Ionic hair dryer and flat iron, hot rollers you name it I have it and none of them work well. You’ve given me hope and I may need to invest in a new tool.

  • Ambi

    i am so glad you did a review post on this :) your hairs look so pretty ! xx

  • This looks super interest actually..My hair could really do with this. I wonder if its stocked in the UK!?

    Would love it if you could take a look at my blog and even follow! :)

    Chloe xx