Instyler Rotating Iron Review

REVIEW : INSTYLER – The rotating Iron.

Hey girlies having a great week??? Me too. summers are sneaking up here and So just hoping that the infamous & unwanted acne doesnt show up. hehehe

Don’t you like the feeling when after a haircut the stylist uses his round brush and a blow dryer to set your hair to the perfect style? I love the warm feeling and the shine after a nice blow dry.

The product That I am going to review today is a mechanised version of the above mentioned tools. A hot brush and a metal roller in one device. Sounds perfect isnt it? Sounded great to me when I saw this commercial:

Great promo right? The company has made such nice promotional claims that a person feels that the flat-irons will be extinct now.

So psyched as we are me and my hubby went to TARGET to get a few things and he happened to see this on the shelf. And he decided to surprise me by getting then while all the time cleverly keeping me away from the shopping-cart.
instyler iron pack

Instyler Claims:

  • Uses a rotating heat cylinder with a brush and uses less heat than a regular flat iron.
  • It can straighten, curl, add volume, lift and shine.
  • Will not burn your hair.
  • Rapid heat upgrade allows you to heat up your Instyler in 3 minutes or less.
  • Flat irons while polishing and curling your hair in seconds.
  • It can also be used to both dry and style damp hair at the same time.
  • There’s 3 different heat settings for different hair textures.

instyler iron pack

The next day we were going to visit a boat show so I wanted to try the instyler and look all polished 😉 So I properly deep contioned my hair and applied My CHI heat protectant which the stylist had suggested when I cut my hair (review coming soon). The instruction leaflet said the hair should be almost dry so I air dried my hair and we saw the very well shot promotional DVD and voila- time to straighten 😀

instyler iron

I properly sectioned my hair with my poor hubby helping me out with the back ones- nasty me didnt let him play his video games.. heeeee heee heee *evil chuckle*. And we started… the first few sections went very well and we were really impressed. It straightened hair in a natural way and removed a great deal of frizz and we also tweaked it a bit so that my hair took a little outward turn at the ends… everything was going smooth until it touched my ear…
instyler iron
As you see the barrel is open and obviously heats up real quick. as soon as it touched my ear i came to know that Its not at all safe. My ear is still red and it burned the entire day. I also made a mental note as to not leave it on my bed when hot (as I always do with my blow dryer.)
Well, It did a very good job with my frizz -I wish I could show you the before and after pics but we were in a rush so didnt click 🙁

After we finished with the hair- which was in about 15-20 minutes and I looked at the Instyler: The lower bristles were damaged due to the heat. Actually when we opened the product the hubby had expressed his doubts that since the plastic brush bristles are coming in contact with the heated roller they might get distorted but we had expected that to happen after a few months not in the 1st 15-20 minutes.
instyler iron
looks scary isnt it. We got skeptical after that and now I am searching for some good quality flat-irons. We are sooo returning this back. My hair was back to their unruly nature unlike the flat iron which at least left my hait soft, silky and managable till the next wash. Im so dissatisfied :((

Let me sum up the pros and cons:

Pros of Instyler rotating iron

  • It does work for volume at the roots.
  • The one thing I am impressed with is the detail and quality videos that Instyler put out. They’ve got a whole series of tips and techniques specifically for different hair types.

Cons of Instyler Rotating iron

  • It is very expensive for $100 and if buying through the TV ad, it is more expensive.
  • It’s very noisy and annoying as the barrel rotates.
  • The tip of the barrel is very hot and it’s easy to burn yourself on it.
  • It doesn’t really make your hair shiny.
  • You need to upgrade to the hotter iron otherwise it wonít be hot enough to style your hair.
  • It’s bulky and takes you longer to style your hair than what the infomercial shows.
  • The fact is if you don’t use heat protecting spray while using a hair dryer, curling iron or flat iron, you’re going to damage your hair. Several good hair stylists have told me time and time again that ceramic irons are best for your hair. In one of the Instyler videos on their site they are advising you not to use any hair product. Don’t do it!
  • There are tiny grooves between the tip and the barrel that catch strands of hair and breaks it while the barrel turns.
  • It’s much easier and healthier for your hair to use a flat iron. Flat irons easily create a curl with a flick of your wrist.

You also get shiny, frizz free hair with heat protecting spray when using a flat iron. Why do we need the Instyler??
It takes patience and time to learn how to use it. You have to use the proper combination of the right hair product and know- how for your hair type to get the results that you see in the infomercial.

Will I repurchase it??? NO WAY!!! I am going to return this one ASAP.

Will I advise anyone to purchase it?? HELL NO. Get a good quality ceramic iron instead. And treat yourself with the rest of the moolah…lol

Have you used Instyler rotating iron? Please rate in the box below

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45 thoughts on “Instyler Rotating Iron Review

  1. Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeee……… did you gather the courage to use it………it completely freaks me out….hope your review saves a lot of us from buying such things….burnt your ear……. :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: and the bristles got damaged because of heat :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: how scary is that….hats off to you Bee……we need more reviews like these to keep us off such torture machines………. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  2. My poor hubby re- He wanted to give me a surprise gift… Im actually feeling bad for him that the product is trash…
    actually dekho na- the concept is damn good but they shud make it more safe and durable.

  3. I know,…. scary naa :((
    U know what those Tele brands ppl mustve already started advertising for this one- So I jaldi se wrote this the same day I tried :((
    my hubby’s boss had come for dinner that day and he kept staring at my ear all evening.. hahahah
    he mustve thot me did maara-maari.,… LMAO
    maybe thats why he ate less…

  4. @Rati- Miami hosts this boat show every year where they have kind of an exhibition of all boats, yatches and small cruise like ships… and brokers and buyers come there and buy them… Ppl in america do so much aish re :((
    we just went for a tour inside one it was soooo sexy and I asked uska prize- it got sold for 2.4 million dollars… I didnt say anything for the next half hour,… lol
    ive put the pics in my facebook album

    And my ear is all better now- 3 days of olive oil — but it stung so bad yaa :((

  5. Aww hOney Bee…. :thanks: for thE reView,, it reminds of SchOol dAys when we use to Straighten our hAirs frOm the Iron… he hehe,, :lol2:

  6. Bee you should go for Remington brand flat irons…i have one and its really good.
    Will post review some day. I got it from Rite Aid (Florida doesn’t have Rite Aid’s I guess?)
    for around $25 bucks.

  7. When I started reading the review , I was like wow! rotating iron! Too bad its not well designed for safety and durability . Ceramic straighteners are really good!

  8. Im so happy I didnt buy this product..saw it few years back on TV when i was in the US and thot i’d order it…it didnt happen sumhow…and now recently saw it on TV in India 2…and was considering getting it ..Thanx Beeni for saving ma money 🙂 :-*

    1. @Shania, Ankita & Anks 😀
      dats why I put this up ASAP- kyu ki we all get so excited after seeing grt things on TV- and they present it in such a way ke isse achha kuchh ho hi nai sakta types.. hehe

  9. Thanx for the info bee n take care of urself frm these harmful products now :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: ..better return it .. it luks only scary kinds so using wud definitely be :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :ghost: :ghost: …

  10. lol.. 0:49 in the video.. you can see the model’s real hair behind her right ear.. so i am guessing everything in the ad as fake!


  12. thanks for the review.. i was seriously contemplating buying it.. if the brush gets burned after just one use its a trash product right?

  13. apparently fakes are also available,.. made in china ones are there on ebay.. where did u get this from and how much did it cost?

  14. thankkkkkkkkssss for reviewss other wise i ll really buy it to see on tv O:)
    i m happppyyyyyyyyyy 😀 😀 😀 :brokenheart: :preen: :rose:

  15. I don’t like this one because it doesn’t straighten as well as others and I’ve heard that it pull off the hair. That’s why I prefer the regular straighteners, I use the Karmin G3 Salon Pro, it has tourmaline ceramic plates that cause less damage and keeps my hair soft, shiny and very straight. 🙂 :makeup:

    1. I want to buy the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Straightener..but I can’t find it anywhere in India! 🙁 Anyone has any suggestions on where this thing can be found?? IN INDIA!!

  16. Hey gr8 review…infact i was actually planning to buy this one as they have made so much hype on the Tv….thnx again for the gr8 review…would do some more shopping with tht money saved..he..he…

  17. I want to buy the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Straightener..but I can’t find it anywhere in India! 🙁 Anyone has any suggestions on where this thing can be found?? IN INDIA!! 😛

  18. I waz planning to buy it too for abuot Rs.2700 ,but seriously …is it that bad ? can some more ppl share their experiences apart from burning . I already have burnt hair after rebonding 🙁

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