InStyler Wet to Dry Review: 2-in-1 Styling Iron
• Lower heat than flat iron
• Dries and curls lightly damp (or dry) hair simultaneously
• Drying effect is only marginal and works best with lightly damp hair
• No significant time savings over blow drying
InStyler Wet to Dry
InStyler Wet to Dry is a 2-in-1 drying and styling hairbrush that dries and curls at the same time.
Claims & Features
- Straightens, curls, and volumizes while drying hair
- Styles up to 5 times faster
- Rotating barrel whisks out water
- Less style time
- Softer and shinier hair with longer-lasting style
- Requires less heat than a flat iron
Cost & Availability
Website: $14.99 trial, can’t opt out of additional items for another $5.00 Shipping. You can skip trial for a $119.97 one time payment.
Other Retailers (Online/In Stores): $72.99 – $99.99
InStyler Wet to Dry Commercial
The TV commercial below has been airing as of this writing.
InStyler Wet to Dry Reviews
This ambitious product is said to dry and style hair at once, something that could be seen as a Holy Grail of styling to some consumers. This is one of many products under the “InStyler” brand, with the original InStyler and InStyler Max still favorites among consumers of hair products.
This particular product works by a spinning heated titanium barrel that removes water while simultaneously allowing users to comb and curl hair.
Around the internet, reviews are generally positive, although there is no clear consensus regarding the merits of the product. Consider that as of December 2015:
- At Bed Bath and Beyond, it boasts a 3.7 star rating
- Ulta customers give it 2.9 stars
- With over 300 reviews it holds a 3.5 star rating at Amazon.
Perhaps the reason for the variance among reviewers is that this product seems better suited for certain hair types than others. Those with thicker hair have said that it doesn’t dry in one pass as advertised, and that the curling feature is best on dry (or almost dry) hair. In most cases, Wet to Dry seems best suited for dry or lightly damp hair, rather than out-of-the-shower wet hair.
The term “wet hair” is also nebulous, which is also problematic for reviewers attempting to describe their results. Those with towel-dried hair tend to complain about the drying feature, while those with lightly damp hair have stated that the drying does work.
When curling dry hair, InStyler Wet to Dry works well, and reviewers seem to be in unison regarding their praise here. This of course defeats half of the purpose of the product, which is to dry and curl together.
The time saved with Wet to Dry does not seem compelling over a standard hair dryer, when taking into consideration that hair needs to be nearly dry before experiencing optimal results. The lower heat over a flat iron is a plus.
Be sure to peruse the Quick Styling Guide and user manual, as both contain rather useful information on how to get the most out of your product.
Although the design of Wet to Dry is unique, there are rotating hot air brushes which perform similarly, and can readily be found online and in stores.
InStyler Wet to Dry offers a bold solution to drying and styling simultaneously, which it only meets with marginal success. It does work well for dry or lightly damp hair, but in most cases it won’t dry your hair right out of the shower. The $100+ price tag may not justify its marginal drying results.
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