Sunday, April 14, 2019

How to Use An Instyler

How to Use An Instyler
How To Use An Instyler - What You Need To Know

This step-by-step instructional guide helps anyone get stylish and sassy curls as if they were made by a salon professional. The Instyler is a hair brush ALL-IN-ONE, hot iron, hair curler that delivers amazing results from the comfort of your own home.

The Instyler is a new hair styling tool for straightening, polishing and styling hair. The secret of this iron installer is its heated rotating polishing cylinder and four rows of precision aligned bristles.The heated rotating polishing barrel and bristles are doing most of the work for you. You'll also find that with it you can do much, much more than you could with your flat iron.

InStyler Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
Auto Shut-off safety Fahrenheit to Celsius missing
Swivel cord No Temperature lock
Ceramic surface kind to your hair No power button lock
7 levels of heat No hook to hang up
Anti-scald safety design Not lightweight
Quick heat up in 30 seconds Need a comb thru before using


The biggest shocking secret is most people don't realize you have to start with clean dry hair to get the best results!

How to Use An Instyler? You should always start with clean and dry hair before using your InStyler. Your hair should also be first detangled with a brush and all sections should be combed for optimum results and brightness. The hair sections to be styled should not be wider than the InStyler barrel length. For any style you want to achieve, we recommend starting with 1 to 3 inch sections at a time. First style your hair under layers. After you have finished under layers, style your top layers. With your InStyler, you can use any salon quality styling product, but I do not recommend using any oil.

The next biggest shocking secret is that you should NOT use any oil-based styling products with your InStyler!

Great video on the basics regarding the InStyler. I recommend watching to get familar with it.

Do you use InStyler on wet or dry hair? The InStyler Wet to Dry is designed to help you save time after blowing your hair dry. And it should not be used on completely wet hair. Towel thoroughly dry the hair, and start with hair that is as dry as possible. Each time you use your InStyler, you will become more effective in styling your hair.

How does an InStyler work? Rather than grinding or pressing the hair like an iron in place. The InStyler promises to leave brushed, polished, body-filled, shiny, and silky hair. The company promises that your hair will not be crushed and burned by using less heat as it does with a flat iron's super-intense heat.

This is my very informative video I think you will want to watch. I mention in the video the one thing I wish InStyler would really improve on.

Another big shocking secret is you must use the right temperature for your hair type otherwise your curl and or wave will not hold.

Can you curl your hair with an InStyler? Hold back 30 seconds. Gives beautiful, fast, bouncy curls. To make shorter flips wrap parts around the in-styler and thus close slightly allowing the rotation of the ring to change the structure of your hair to an incredible curl. Open the in-styler and bring the curl down.

The main point to remeber when styling with the InStyler is that you temperature setting is very important and how long you hold the heat to your hair. All these varaitions are important because if you have thin hair and you have the InStyler's temperature set too high you can burn your hair.

Remember at 450 degrees food cooks! So what I would do is experiment. Start with the lowest temperature setting and practice. See how your style turns out. Then gradually increase the temperature as you see fit.

Next, remember the longer you hold the InStyler in one spot the more heat is being applied to that one area. By holding the InStyler still on one spot for too long might not be good for your hair. So the speed is critical at which you move the InStyler through your hair.

The more you practice the better you will be become at gauging how fast to more the hot air tool through your hair and what is the right temperature for your hair.

Does the InStyler damage your hair? The InStyler is a great tool for African American Hair because it doesn't leave crease marks like flat irons, and the polishing barrel and bristles leaves the hair looking shiny and beautiful. When used properly, the InStyler is suitable for every hair type.

Will I first dry my hair before using the InStyler? Yes, always start with clean dry hair. Your hair should be completely dry. This tool does not dry your hair. By having completely dry hair your style will hold much better and will last much longer.

In addition, it's good to know that if you do have damp hair it will take much longer to style your hair. My recommendation is not to even try to style with damp hair. I recommend air drying your hair of use a blow dryer before styling with the InStyler. This will save you time and you will have a style that will last all day and not just a few hours.

How hot does the InStyler get?The Instyler has 3 temperature settings, triple bar (385°F/196°C), double bar (315°F/157°C) and single bar (284°F/140°C).

This is where the InStyler can use some improvements. My opinion is that indicator lights are OK but it should have an LED display with the temperature shown. It is very important to know the heat setting as to not burn your hair. Thicker hair will be able to tolerate higher temperatures. Thicker hair will also require a higher temperature setting than fine thin hair. By not applying enough heat to thicker hair the end result is your style will not last all day.

for people who have thin hair you can get away with a much lower temperature setting and your hair will hold it's shape all day. Why use a 385 degrees setting when you can get the same results with a much lower setting? the three indicator lights and three heat settings is just not enough. The tool should give you more control and let you fine tune the temperate to your exact needs.

My opinion is that I would not let this stop me from making a purchase. The InStyler is a great tool at a good price. But approaching $100 it should have an LED display.

Another area of improvement I would liked to have seen is the ability to lock the temperature setting. This way there is no way I can accidentally change the temperature while styling. Let's say I am styling my hair on the low setting. I have thin hair and a lower temperature is all I need. While styling I accidentally press the temperature button and now I am using the highest temperature setting. Remember I have thin hair so this could easily burn my hair if I am not paying close attention.

So for almost $100 the InStyler could have included this feature. Still, this would not prevent me from making a purchase. This is a very good styling tool.

InStyler Use Guide PDF


How to use the Instyler

The technique is similar in that you put your hair in the brush and then close the product on your hair and then move slowly down the hair length. The similarities end here. The heated rotating polishing barrel and bristles are doing most of the work for you. You'll also find that with it you can do much, much more than you could with your flat iron.

 
 

How to section hair


Sectioning long hair is very important. Working in sections allows you to apply the hot air styling tool to a smaller section of your hair at one time. This technique allows you to focus on that part of your hair. This also removed the temptation to over load the styling tool with too much hair thus reducing or possibly eliminating it's effectiveness.

It is important to know how to properly section the hair you want to style in order to achieve the style you want with your InStyler.

Clip your top layers of hair first with longer hair and start by cutting and styling your under layers of hair. Do not use your fingers to collect a section of hair for best results. A much "cleaner" section can be collected with a sectioning comb.

Start with sections of 1 to 3 inches working on each side of the head to the neck nape. Grab it firmly when styling hair, but not too tightly. Let the hair glide. Let the work of the InStyler.

Using the Instyler for the first time



Testing Hair Tool InStyler



How to use the InStyler tutorial



Techniques from InStyler


Three volume levels. There are different ways to collect a section of hair depending on what style you want to achieve.

  1. For general straightening and soft curls, use a horizontal hair section. 
  2. Use a vertical section of hair for additional body and volume. 
  3. Use a "square" section of hair for even more body and volume. Use a sectioning comb to make a square section of hair. 

InStyler rotating iron first impressions



The MAX 2-Way Rotating Iron is a straightener and curling wand in one, takes the "flat" out of you hair. The curling iron part rotates with the hair brush combs through the hair. The curling wand is tourmaline ceramic and the hair brush end has ionic bristles.



Three looks with the Instyler 



Hot brushes are a great way to style your hair:
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  2. Glamfields Hot Hair Straightening Brush
  3. Miropure Hair Straightening Review 
  4. InStyler Hot Air Heat Settings
  5. Negative Ion Straightener Hot Air Brush
  6. Instyler Glossie Ceramic Hot Air Styling Tool
  7. Asavea Hot Air Hair Straightening Brush 
  8. InStyler 2-Way Rotating Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener
References:
Images Courtesy of Instyler.com and Robin Higgins from Pixabay
Videos Courtesy of Youtube.com

4 comments:

  1. I've been reading online reviews and watching videos and found your article. Very good article, thank you. My friend has an InStyler, and she likes it. We have close to the same type of hair, so I think the InStyler hot air brush is a good solution for me too. Would you recommend the InStyler for long hair? Thank you.

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  2. Thank you for your comment. I hope you got value from my how to use an InStyler article.

    Yes, I would. I believe it's an excellent styling tool. Now with that being said I would say that using this tool with long hair you will need to work in sections. The key to getting the most out of the InStyler is knowing how to use your InStyler!

    Working in sections allows the hot air styling tool to be applied to a smaller section of your hair at once. This technique enables you to concentrate on that part of your hair. This also removes the temptation to overload the styling tool with too much hair, thus reducing its effectiveness or possibly eliminating it. I hope that helps.

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  3. I might order this one day soon. I figured what the heck, it's convenient and looks easy to use, I’ll give it a try. It’s definitely better than using a flat iron, because my hair will be better protected from overheating. I’ve read several articles and all say about the same thing about replacing my flat iron with a straightening brush. My preference an Instyler, so far...still looking... Among all the straightening brush ratings, this one has OK ratings, not the best but OK... The newer model has the option to rotate both ways...I am wondering if that really makes a difference? I guess I need someone to say its worth the 100 bucks! It's just so hard to tell until you get one in your hands and actually start using one.

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  4. The Instyler is a new hair styling device used to straighten, shine and style your hair. It features a revolving, hot tube and four brush pieces. A new design polishes every strand of hair separately. It's not a comb or a flat iron, but it's a revolving hot iron that aids shaping and straightening the hair. The origin of this isolating iron lies in its revolving, heated polishing ring and its four rows of micro aligned bristles. It has three temperature settings that can then be changed as needed.

    The distinction between the flat iron and the InStyler that the InStyler is unique from flat irons in such a sense that the flat iron shapes the hair by compressing, mashing and heating the hair between two hot plates. In the process, the hair is basically heated and grilled. Hope you like yours grilled. Anyway, the instyler, on the other hand, is a hand-rotating, heated ring that provides the hair the moisture it needs to stylize the hair. It doesn't sear or cook your hair (grilled) too much like a flat iron because the ring is constantly moving. The InStyler can be used as a grooming tool for spinning, curling, straightening and adding texture to the hair that a flat iron can't do.

    The hot iron rotating filament gives your hair lift and fullness right from the scalp. This makes your hair shine and seem fuller to life more than most any other grooming products that I am aware of. Even the hardest hair can be straightened quickly. It manages to create an amazing amount of lift to hair and provides more shine as its lifting. Your hairstyle changes can be made quickly once you get the hang of it. The effects obtained by the InStyler can last for a whole day provided you use the right heat setting. There are two sizes of the cylinder. The first one has a barrel of 1 1⁄4 inch which can be used to curl, straighten and texture the hair. There's another new smaller one with a 3⁄4 inch barrel that's perfect for straightening, creating tight curls and banging on short hair.

    I would say it's worth purchasing one and it makes a difference. Hope that helps!

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