InStyler?

Leave it to me for this to happen. After 3 months, I finally get my Instyler from my niece. I use it for 5 days. The last couple days I noticed it was stopping mid curl. I would have to push the button to turn it back on. My husband looked through the papers that came with it to find that if it is stopping there is probably something wrong with the cord. I e-mailed customer service to see if I had any options; i.e., getting a replacement unit. Have not heard from them and my husband doesn't think I will. The papers that came with it said if you have to return it you have to return "both" units. I went half and half with my niece. She has the other unit and it is working fine so she doesn't want to return hers.

So here I am. . . love the way the Instyler works on my hair. What do I do? My husband says since it is from an infomercial and probably a company you can't deal with very well just to suck it up and buy a new one. Hate to spend all that money, but looks like they have me over a barrel.

Anyone else find themselves in a situation like this?
3b/c
so-after you tried it, how did it work? also, can you just use it with your hair damp,and it will be gorgeous, or do you have to use a blow dryer first?
i have been looking for reviews of the instyler and finally broke down and said, "screw it" and ordered the buy one get one free deal. if i don't like it, i'll send it back.

i have naturally curly hair that is kinda corse and is very hard to straighten with a flat iron alone. i have a hot comb that i use to get the roots straight but that thing took some serious practice. i'm hoping that the instyler will do the job as it advertises and as you guys say.

oh, and i upgraded to the more expensive one... the rapid heat one, i think it's called. so i'll keep my fingers crossed.
Originally Posted by SweetSassyMoLassy
Update - I got through to customer service. As long as I was returning a defective unit for a replacement, they were very accommodating. In fact, they even said if I fax them my shipping costs they will reimburse me.
3b/c
hey guys it's me again. well my instyler came today in the mail and I have yet to try it on my 3b hair. hmm I really need to get my roots but I don't wanna burn myself. any ideas? my roots are curly btw .
The best results I have had with the Instyler is to use it on my hair after it has totally air dried. Section the hair and pin it up, letting down just a small section at a time. I start with the back. Section a piece just 1/2"thick x1"wide.Comb out the section, and run the Instyler over it, curving. at the end. You can go over it more than once. If you want a spiral or more curl on that section you can wrap the section around the barrel.
I have used it with and without heat protectant, both with good results.
I recently saw this advertised. It looks nice b/c it appears to straighten and leave some body. These are great reviews. Does anyone have any before and after photos?
No more hair drama!
My 9 year old has 3c, 4a hair and the longer it gets the harder it is for me to style, straighten, etc. We have been curious about this product for a long time.

I would also love to see more before and after pics. I'm seriously thinking about getting this to use on my daughters hair.

eta: just checked their website and you can split it into 3 payments - now I'm sold LOL

I have a few questions for the "instyler procs" Do you always have to blowdry your hair first? Usually I will wash/condition my dd's hair and then put it in two braids or twists for that night and next day at school. I would then straighten her hair that next (2nd) day after washing/conditioning it. So can the hair be "airdryed"? Can you use it on wet hair? I have a flat iron that you can use on wet or dry hair.

What heat protectants do you all use? I know it says not to but I read that some of you do. Thanks!
Susie
straight-haired mommy to a curly 3c/4a (7 yr old)

Last edited by souffoue; 05-07-2009 at 05:05 PM.
hey guys it's me again. well my instyler came today in the mail and I have yet to try it on my 3b hair. hmm I really need to get my roots but I don't wanna burn myself. any ideas? my roots are curly btw .
Originally Posted by miszcassiex3
omq quys im sorry i couldnt come on sooner and say anythinq, but i qot it and i dont like it at all ! it takes SOOO long just to straiqhten my whole head and even the conair one i bought at walmart did it faster, and i have 3b hair. i returned it 2 days aqo. it works much better on thin fine hair, and it definitely gives you that blow dried look, but not for people with super curly hair. waste of time and money =/ and worse part, i ended up losinq 20 dollars because they do not refund you the trial money you pay (which is actually the shippinq and handling money). DONT GET IF YOU HAVE 3B/C HAIR!
Did anyone notice that QVC was selling the InStyler for the first time last evening. I just happened to flip over during a commercial. They sold out of all they had in stock and another 500 advance orders for June.

I should add they were charging more. Their price was $89 (introductory price down from normal price of $99) plus S & H for one.
3b/c
Update - I got through to customer service. As long as I was returning a defective unit for a replacement, they were very accommodating. In fact, they even said if I fax them my shipping costs they will reimburse me.
Originally Posted by munchkin
Good to hear...I wondered if you were able to get better results from customer service...
3c/4a

BC - 25 July 2006
My 9 year old has 3c, 4a hair and the longer it gets the harder it is for me to style, straighten, etc. We have been curious about this product for a long time.

I would also love to see more before and after pics. I'm seriously thinking about getting this to use on my daughters hair.

eta: just checked their website and you can split it into 3 payments - now I'm sold LOL

I have a few questions for the "instyler procs" Do you always have to blowdry your hair first? Usually I will wash/condition my dd's hair and then put it in two braids or twists for that night and next day at school. I would then straighten her hair that next (2nd) day after washing/conditioning it. So can the hair be "airdryed"? Can you use it on wet hair? I have a flat iron that you can use on wet or dry hair.

What heat protectants do you all use? I know it says not to but I read that some of you do. Thanks!
Originally Posted by souffoue
Okay, my hair is 3c/4a and this works really good for me. If your daughter is truly a 3c/4a, it should do fine, but it will take a little work...I wash and blow dry mine, before I use the instyler, you say you let her hair air dry, which should be fine, the key to the thicker hair is you have to straighten smaller pieces, after you get used to doing it, it will get easier and faster. The product info states that you can do it wet, but I've never tried...in order for mine to be smooth I like to dry it completely then straighten. For products, I use the sabino and I use Nexxus Memory sleek, but that's before blowdrying. After blowdrying I use the Blended Beauty straight pearl then I straighten with the Instyler.
3c/4a

BC - 25 July 2006
I just saw the infomercial for the improved model, supposedly you can use it on towel dried hair. The idea of straightening my hair in 20 or so minutes when it's towel dried is a little bit too much for me too resist, I'm going to have to order it later this week, but first I want to see if one of my friends wants to go halves-ies with me. I mean wtf, why would I need two?!
Dude! Totally not my Fault. . . how was I supposed to know about the gas leak?
I just watched the infomercial for the Instyler and I'm really interested too!

Is it only available online (either their website or eBay)? Does anyone know of any stores carrying it yet?

Thanks!
I seriously want this, but I am still concerned.
My friend's chi can flat iron my hair, but it doesn't last because of humidity.
My flat iron does nothing, my hair doesn't get flat, just poofy.I have 2b or 2c hair, if that helps.
They sell for extremely cheap on ebay so I was wondering if I should take the plunge?
I have noticed my hair is not getting frizzy in humidity this summer using the InStyler. I still had problems with this happening when I used a flat iron. Have been using this now for about 4-5 months and still love it.
3b/c
I got my InStyler about a week ago from www.DirectTechStore.com it was $59.99 I believe. I love this product so far, however reading online i have heard some horry stories
Does anyone know if I can buy this anywhere in Canada? Even online in Canada? They charge so much for shipping for USA. Also, several of you have had such great success....does it still work as well for you? My hair isn't very long, maybe 4" all over in layers, will that be a problem? I love this site!!
I bought it from target about a week ago. I like it but i think you need some form of moisturizer or heat protection for a better shine. I found it hard to get my roots. I don't necessarily think that was the Instyler's fought though. (scared of heated tools being too close to scalp) I think is much better than a flat iron....only used it once, so next time i will put the barrel closer to the scalp for better results.
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I hear a lot of complaints about the Instyler company not properly refunding people's money or letting them return the item. That is why I suggest buying from a reseller of their product like Target or something. This website resells the Instyler for a decent price, and has a better return policy.

http://www.in-styler-hot-iron.com

Last edited by SalJ; 07-28-2010 at 07:03 AM. Reason: typo
Anyone have any experience with the InStyler lately??
3b, fine textured,thin and normal to high porosity.

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