1. Start by having clean dry hair
|Your hair should be detangled|
Use a wide tooth comb or brush to make sure your hair is detangled. All the sections of your hair should be combed and tangle free for optimum results and brightness. The last thing you want is to have to stop styling to detangle your hair. Plus you do not want any extra creases or bends in your hair due to tangles.
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3. Do not use any oil base products in your hair
|Set the correct temperature|
You may want to experiment with the temperature setting if you are new to the Instyler. Start at the lowest setting and style your hair. Take note on how your hair holds the style during the day.
According to Meesh, Hair Product Analyst, “If you have thin hair you might be able to get away with a lower temperature setting.” Most folks who have thick hair are going to need a higher temperature setting for the style to hold.
The Instyler has 3 temperature settings. A triple led bar of (385°F/196°C). A double led light bar of (315°F/157°C). And finally a single led light bar of (284°F/140°C), which is the lowest setting.
5. Work in sections and clip your hair
|Make sure your sections do not exceed the length of the brush barrel|
Your hair sections to be styled should not be wider than the InStyler barrel length. For any style you want to achieve, I recommend starting with 1 to 3 inch sections at a time. I have found that in the beginning one inch sections works great!
7. As you brush your hair the ionic bristles reduces frizz.
|The rotating barrel polishes your hair for a vibrant shine|
The technique is similar to using a flat iron 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. But 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 more than you could with your flat iron. Like adding curls and waves!
9. Slowly glide the brush down the stands of hair
As you slowly glide the Instyler down the length of your hair it’s rotating barrel is polishing and adding shine to your hair. It’s important not to move too fast. You can experiment on how fast you can move and what the end results are. Moving a little slower is optimum here, letting the Instyler do the work for you.
|When switching sides double tap the barrel to change rotations|
It’s easy to change direction of the rotating barrel. This is important when you switch sides. The barrel should be rotating in the natural direction toward the end of your hair. To activate the 2-way rotation just double click.
Congratulations! You styled you first section of hair. Just repeat the process to finish.
Straighten Curly Hair in 6 Easy Steps Using An Instyler
According to InStyler,
“1. Use a leave-in conditioner
Prep your hair by deep conditioning it ahead. The leave-in conditioner hydrates your curls, preventing split ends and breakage. It’ll also keep frizz under control, keeping your hair straight and sleek all day.
Apply just the right amount to damp hair. Start at the ends of your hair then stop near the middle. Don’t put conditioner near your roots because it might cause your scalp to oil up.
Be careful not to overapply conditioner. Otherwise, the product might weigh your hair down, making it look flat.
2. Detangle your hair
Use a wide-toothed comb to make your hair as smooth as possible. Removing the knots and tangles will make straightening your hair easier. Plus, the end result will look much sleeker.
Remember to start combing the ends then work your way upwards. This way, the comb won’t cause knots.
3. Apply heat protectant
Prep your hair by spraying some heat protectant which acts as a protective layer that lowers the risk of heat damage. It also helps seal in shine and moisture, keeping the hot styling tools from drying out your hair.
4. Blow-dry in sections
With your hair prepped and protected, it’s time to grab your ionic blowdryer. Section off your hair then keep them in place by using clips. The thicker your hair strands are, the smaller the sections should be. Set your hair dryer on the medium or warm setting to minimize the intensity of the heat and risk of damage.
Dry your hair one section at a time to reduce all the moisture. Make sure you’re blow-drying in the right direction to maintain your hair’s volume. The technique is to blow-dry your roots upward, then dry the rest of your hair in a downward motion.
5. Straighten in sections
Choose a straightener with temperature control features. This lets you reduce the heat of the tool, minimizing hair damage. Use the lowest heat setting to keep your hair from drying out.
Straighten your hair by sections to make sure you don’t miss a curl. Move the straightener downward at a continuous, even pace to avoid creasing your hair.
We suggest using the chase method when straightening curly hair. This method involves using a rat-tail comb and your flatiron at the same time. Grab a section of your hair and place the rat-tail comb near your roots. Clamp your straightener on the hair above the comb then simultaneously glide both tools downward.
6. Lock everything in with hair spray
Once you’re happy with how your hair looks, lock everything in using a hair spray. Use a volumizing spray for the roots to keep them from flattening. For the strands and ends, you can use a serum or finishing spray to add some shine to your pin straight hair.“
How to do a classic blowout using the InStylerI always detangle and section my hair and smooth it out before styling. Also, I make sure the barrel is rotating away from my face. Then I grab a 1-2″ section of hair (make sure the section is no longer than the barrel) and spread it across the barrel evenly, with the barrel underneath the hair and the brush on top. Any then I make sure there are no loose strands hanging off the section. These could get tangled in the barrel. Slowly close the Max prime at my roots and then rotate my wrist slightly. I usually let the barrel rotate for a few seconds before gliding down hair. And finally for flips at the end, I rotate my wrist once at the end of the hair and hold. Congratulations, you now have a nice flip and classic blowout.
How to do a tousled wave style using the InStylerAgain like mentioned in the above how-to I detangle and section my hair first, and then smooth it before styling. And again like mentioned above I always make sure the barrel is rotating away from tmy face. Now, here is where you have to hold tool vertically!!!! This is the most important part. Then grab a 1-2″ section of your hair and wrap it around the barrel. And again like mentioned above always make sure there are no loose strands hanging off the section and that all parts of the hair are on the barrel (and not the tool). Otherwise your hair could get tangled. Slowly close the Max prime on your hair for 3-5 seconds. The longer I press, the more defined the curl will be. If you have really thick hair you have have to hold longer. You will need to try a few times to get it right. And for a more piecey (create a textured or tousled) look or effect, pull at the ends of the hair. And then finally wrap your hair in alternate directions as you move through each section of hair. Congratulations you now have a great tousled wave style!!!
How to attach and remove the Instyler cool tip for extra fine control and comfortFirst, make sure the barrel is cool. Then insert the post of the Cool Tip into the hole on the end of the barrel and push until seated. And finally to remove the Cool Tip, wait until the unit is fully cool, then grasp the Cool Tip with fingers and pull to remove.
How to change the direction of the Instyler rotating brush
To change the rotation direction for mazimum performance when styling close your InStyler MAX twice quickly. Remember, the InStyler MAX’S motorized barrel will rotate in either direction but for maximum results make sure the barrel rotates in the natural direction toward the end of your hair. Double click to activate the 2-way rotation.
How to section hair before using the Instyler
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.
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