About InStyler Wet 2 Dry
You probably just watched a commercial for the InStyler Wet-2-Dry beauty tool, and you’re totally excited by the prospect of being able to dry and style your hair at the same time. I mean, think of all the time you’ll save!
But before you get ahead of yourself, you want to know if the InStyler Wet-2-Dry actually works. So does it? The short answer is: Maybe. Let’s see why.
Quick Facts About the InStyler Wet-2-Dry
The InStyler Wet-2-Dry claims to straighten, curl, add volume, and shine to your hair while it dries, which can eliminate the need for blowdrying, and can reduce frizz and hair damage. In fact, by using a rotating barrel that whisks water out of your hair, the InStyler Wet-2-Dry is claimed to help you style your hair up to 5X faster.
The product’s website explains it this way: First, the outermost set of bristles separate your hair strands. Then, the polishing cylinder styles and straightens each strand, and finally, a second set of bristles adds volume. In other words, this patented design is claimed to be “a new way to dry and style all at once.”
The InStyler Wet-2-Dry is available in two sizes: 1 ¼”, which is ideal for creating volume, loose curls, and waves. On the other hand, the ¾” works best for shorter hair and for creating tight curls.
InStyler Wet-2-Dry Pricing & Refund Policy
The InStyler Wet-2-Dry is available directly from the manufacturer as a 30-day trial, which means your first payment will be for $14.99 plus $19.99 shipping and handling. You’ll also get a second InStyler Wet-2-Dry free, in addition to 4 free bonuses:
- Microfiber towel
- Heat resistant travel bag
- 3-in-1 styling comb
- Instructional DVD
After the initial 30 days have passed, you’ll be charged three monthly payments of $39.99, for a total of $154.95. Keep in mind that you can also order a “high-performance” model with a Tourmaline Ceramic Floating Plate, ionic bristles, and a “special computer chip that heats up the rotating polishing barrel faster” for an additional $19.95 ($6.65 per payment).
All InStyler Wet-2-Dry beauty tools come with a 30-day refund policy, although this does not include S&H charges or the initial trial payment. In order to initiate a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 800-307-0078.
If you’d like to avoid shipping and handling charges in the first place, the InStyler Wet-2-Dry is also available from Ulta, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, QVC, and many others retailers.
What Do Other Consumers Have to Say About the InStyler Wet-2-Dry?
Most online reviews regarding the InStyler Wet-2-Dry appear to be mixed, with the most common complaint citing failure to work as advertised. For instance, many customers claimed that:
- You still will need other styling tools (especially flat irons) to repair/touch up areas that the InStyler Wet-2-Dry misses or doesn’t style properly.
- Your hair needs to basically be dry before using the tool (see the Bottom Line section for the lowdown on this).
- It causes frizz.
- You have to style your hair very slowly, which greatly increases styling time.
What’s the Bottom Line About the InStyler Wet-2-Dry?
Are you excited by all the claims made by the InStyler Wet-2-Dry? Do you dream of stepping out of the shower, towel drying your hair, and styling it in minutes? We totally get it – after all, who couldn’t use a little extra time these days? But before you hand over your hard-earned money, consider the following:
First, the InStyler Wet-2-Dry is claimed to be “recommended by Salon professionals,” though none of these recommendations are listed on the company’s website. With this in mind, as we mentioned in our Fusion Styler article, the truth of the matter is that most 2-in-1 beauty tools don’t work as well as they claim, and they almost certainly don’t perform as well as the individual tools they’re intended to replace.
With this in mind, while the company recommends that you apply a professional thermal protectant spray to your hair, one of the main benefits promoted by the InStyler Wet-2-Dry is that it reduces frizz. However, one of the most common complaints we found cited that it actually increases frizz. On top of this, one of the other primary claims is that it eliminates the need for blowdrying, but even in the product’s FAQ it claims that you may experience better results if you blowdry your hair first.
Finally, the InStyler Wet-2-Dry comes with very high S&H and trial fees, which are non-refundable. In other words, if you don’t like the product, you’ll be out nearly $35 ($14.99 plus $19.99 S&H), plus any additional charges you incur by sending the product back to the manufacturer. Instead, we would recommend purchasing the InStyler Wet-2-Dry from a brick-and-mortar retailer to avoid this in the first place.
So, to sum everything up: If you’re planning on giving the InStyler Wet-2-Dry a try, remember that it’s very likely it won’t perform as well as you’re expecting, and that you should purchase it from a local store instead of ordering it online. And once you’ve used the InStyler Wet-2-Dry, why not share your experience with the world by writing your very own review?