I’ve loved playing with lotions and potions for the face and body, make-up and hair products since I was oh-let’s-see, maybe since I was 13 and started wearing Maybelline roller ball lip gloss and giving my friends facials at sleepovers. Now that I’m in the blogging world I’m happy to share with my lovely readers products that will help us spruce up our looks. Today I’m sharing a hair styling tool from Instyler called The Tulip. Let’s see how it does, shall we?
First observation, this is a sizable handheld hair styling tool:
It comes with clear instructions and advises you to watch a YouTube tutorial if you’re not comfortable with the written instructions that come with pictures. Next thing I notice were how many options the machine had. You can vary your curl from Beachy Waves all the way to Tight, Striking Curls. Each curl has a different heat setting and time according to hair length. You also choose which direction you would like the curl to go. Nice. On we go to curl!
(The lighting in our bathroom creates a “watercolor” effect on the lens. I need to invest in one of those fancy photographer’s lighting set-up)
I have layered hair that is naturally wavy. (I’m also growing out my bangs so we’ll see how this curling session goes.) The Instyler Tulip is quite a machine! Once you place your hair in the curling chamber you click the button and your hair twirls for the selected time frame. The timer gives notice with 3 beeps and you release your curl. To be honest, once a small portion of my hair tangled BUT it stopped automatically and my hair removed easily. Nice.
Although the chamber of the Instyler Tulip looks daunting I’m showing this picture to prove that both hands aren’t tied up while using it. I’m right handed and was curling the left side of my hair while taking a photo with my iPhone in my left hand. (It can be done!) It does take some getting used to to place your hair properly in the chamber but honestly, after a couple of curls, I had the process down.
At this age I feel like my hair is thinning but I actually have more hair than I thought! Yes, one half of my hair took me around 12 minutes, but most of that time was in the beginning figuring out the technique of properly placing my hair in the curl chamber. I was much faster as the process went on.
Here I am. All curled! As I said earlier, you have choices in the curl type you want and I chose medium body curls. (I should have fluffed it out more, but, oh well.) To note, this machine beeps throughout your use. About every 2 seconds you’ll hear a *beep* until your chosen curl setting is finished then you hear 3 quick beeps to note it’s time to take your hair out and go to the next section.
The Instyler Tulip gives you so much guidance with proper use that you shouldn’t feel intimidated at all. The User Manual included with the tool is very clear, with lots of directions and pictures and they also advise checking out their video, tips and tricks at InstylerTulip.com. This product is good. I like it!!!
The Instyler Tulip retails between $79.99 to $99.99. You can find the Instyler Tulip at Target, Ulta, Walmart and online at RSVPInstyler.com.
They offer other fun hair styling tools that I’m sure will be a perfect fit for you, or someone you love this holiday season. Check out their MAX 2-Way Rotating Iron. This machine looks like a combo rotating curling iron and hairbrush. Your thick or curly hair can become smooth and polished while it glides through the bristles.
Or how about the Ionic Styler Pro. This is a round hot brush while closed and a flat iron when opened. Cool! This tool creates volume at the roots and creates curl or beachy waves, depending on your hair length.
If you’ve used one of these Instyler tools, tell me how they worked for you.
(*Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate my review through my membership with VocalPoint.com. My opinions are truthfully my own. I’ve used this product 3 times now and really enjoy it!)