Friday, August 27, 2010

Hair Care Friday: InStyler (review and fabulous GIVEAWAY!)

I wasn’t sure whether or not I would have computer access during my trip; so I typed up this post ahead of time; and then used magic computer technology so it would publish on Friday. How fancy is that?

Speaking of fancy (warning: cheesy tie-in ahead); I know I’m not the only one looking for fancy, glamorous hair. Growing my hair out has given me all kinds of fun styling possibilities. And speaking of technology (warning: bonus cheesy tie-in); I love that there have been so many fabulous tools invented over the past few years to add to the world’s supply of fanciness. Today’s fab tool (and GIVEAWAY!) is the InStyler.


Blurb: The InStyler® rotating hot iron is a totally new styling and straightening tool unlike any hair styling product ever invented! The secret to the InStyler® iron lies in its rotating heated polishing cylinder, along with four rows of precision-aligned bristles. When you run the InStyler® rotating hot iron through your hair, the first set of bristles gently sort and separate your hair strands. Then the rotating heated polishing cylinder gently glides over your hair, smoothly polishing, straightening, and styling each strand. Finally, the second set of bristles puts the finishing touch on your hair, leaving you with shiny, silky, hair! It's truly amazing! Your hair will be shinier, bouncier and full of lift and life!

I love, love, love this tool! It comes with great instructions as well as a DVD. It’s easy to use and the results are nothing short of fabulous!

It works best on dry hair, so I quickly dried my hair with a blow dryer and brush, smoothed on a heat protecting product, and made about 4 sections. It took a little bit of getting used to, but after a few tries, I was completely comfortable. If you’re accustomed to flat irons, you need to remember that the hot curling iron part is exposed. I suggest doing a few practice “swipes” before heating to get the feel of it.

It took me about 15 minutes the first time, about 10 the second time, and both times the results were amazing. I got super smooth, straight, super shiny hair! And instead of a “pressed” look, my hair had lift and a ton of swing! (And we curly girls love it when we get the swing.) The only time my hair has looked better is when a professional (the talented “Scott”) has done it. I couldn’t believe I got these results at home!

And now you have a chance to win one of your very own because the folks at InStyler are partnering with me for an awesome GIVEAWAY! Thanks InStyler!

How to enter: Send an email to me at with a comment about any of my 2010 posts. Put "InStyler Giveaway" in the subject line; and put the post title and your comment in the body of the email. You have as many chances to win as I have posts this year (just send each one in a separate email). I'll accept entries through Saturday, September 4 (11:59pm Eastern), and I’ll email the winner on Sunday, September 5. The winner will have 72 hours to respond. If no response, I’ll move to the next randomly selected person. U.S. residents only and GOOD LUCK!

For more info, check out the website (and the video tips). You can also find the InStyler at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Kmart and Best Buy.

Have a great weekend everyone!
(ftc disclosure: sample/product received from manufacturer or representative)

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