Having been in the hair industry for 30 years,i have long known that no matter how beautiful a colour i do on a client it will only look superb to me when it has been blown dry by a talented hairdresser. Any of you who know me will attest to the fact that i adore bouncy, glossy glamorously styled hair and that i don’t blow dry or cut myself.
It doesn’t matter where i have worked London, Paris, New York, DC to name a few, the kind of clients i attract love a beautiful natural colour and a glossy chic finish.
London lately i have had to pick up the dryer myself, i feel as if i have nothing but sympathy for clients who try to recreate that salon finish at home its a lot of hard work – so anything that can help recreate that salon look is most definitely worth looking into, i was really thrilled when the guys at INSTYLER asked me if i would like to try out their product, and thought it could be an interesting angle from a Hair colourists point of view.
– for use at home only
– 3 temperature settings -BRILLIANT- 196c-157c-140c
– a rotating hot cylinder
– a heated brush for fast even heat distribution
an auto shut off
– it comes with a user manuel
–it comes with a styling DVD
So what did i think
They say you can use it on damp- dry hair but i wouldn’t do that ever, i would rather blow the hair completley dry with a paddle or round brush – which is what i did on the lovely Maylovesmakeup
I found the Instyler easy to use after a couple of minutes playing with it, I managed to create lift and some nice soft curls very simply, as always the best result depends upon the section size you take (1-2 inch sections) .I also found that i could use the cylinder as a wand (make sure you have a heat protective glove )
What i loved about it, was the heated brush section which i felt was less damaging than just a flat iron and i was thrilled to see three heat settings which means that delicate fragile hair doesn’t have to be burnt to smooth, curl or flip. The dvd it came with was handy although basic for those of you who need some help with styling.
Although i doubt if anything can replace a beautiful blow dry with a brisstle brush by a talented hairdresser.it is good to see tools like the Instyler coming on the market helping ladies get that glossy,bouncy look at home and i think its a great option.
Jacks tip – always blow dry the hair completly dry and take small sections – you can’t rush the gloss and bounce!
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