Instyler Straight Up Mini

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The Instyler Straight Up Mini is a compact styling brush that looks like an ordinary hairbrush but can also be plugged into electricity. It's stated that once it's plugged in, it'll quickly heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and help you straighten your hair, regardless of that hair's length or texture. The black and white brush has been made to fit into a wide variety of purses and bags, along with its extension cord, so you can plug it in while you're on the go.

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Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of Instyler Straight Up Mini is $29.99 plus $5.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Instyler Straight Up Mini by paying an extra fee of $0.00 for a total price of $35.98.

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How It Works

The body of each styling device (minus the handle) is made up of 45 ceramic plates surrounding a multitude of smaller ionic bristles. Once you turn your device on, the fact that ceramic is a good heat conductor will enable the plates to heat up quickly and spread an even amount of heat throughout the device. Following that, you'll be able to transfer that heat to your hair by brushing it with the ionic bristles, which will begin to straighten your locks as they come in contact with them. However, the tips of the bristles will stay cool to the touch, so if they accidentally make contact with your skin, you won't feel the burn.


  • For All Hair Types

    This styling device will work on all hair types, from hair that's almost straight already to hair that's wildly curly. The length of your hair won't matter, either. This device is actually an ideal one to use to straighten short hair, due to its compact size in comparison to other electric hair straighteners that tend to be longer and sometimes wider. Although the styling tool has been designed with women in mind, men with long or short hair will be able to use it just as effectively.

  • Dual Voltage

    The Instyler Straight Up Mini is a dual voltage device. This means that if you go to a different country with electrical outlets that function at a different voltage level, you'll still be able to use your tool with the help of a travel adapter. North American electrical outlets typically have a voltage of 120, while European outlets normally carry a voltage of 230, so this will come in handy if you're a frequent international traveler.

  • Five-Inch Swivel Cord

    Each of these devices is equipped with a five-inch swivel cord, which means you'll be able to move around a fair amount while using your device, without pulling the cord out of the wall. This will give you more control when you're trying to access hard-to-reach places, such as the hair on the back of your head or the roots on the top of your head. To save storage space, though, you'll be able to roll your device's cord up around its handle when it's not in use.

  • Automatic Shut-off

    If you accidentally leave your styling device on and heated up when you haven't intended to, it's unlikely that it'll burn what it's sitting on, due to its automatic shut-off function. This will cause the device to turn off after a predetermined period of time in order to mitigate the risk of it damaging anything. The automatic shut-off function will also help limit the amount of unnecessary electricity your device uses, too.

Positive Points

  • Consistent Heat Level

    Some styling devices for the hair will start to cool down as you use them, which means one section of hair may not get as much heat as another. You won't have to be concerned about this when you use an Instyler Straight Up Mini, though, since an even amount of heat will continuously flow through the device (as long as it's plugged in). Therefore, you won't end up with one side of your head of hair looking pin-straight, while the other looks only somewhat so.

  • Good for Touch-ups

    If you look at yourself in the mirror at work, at school, or anywhere in public and think that your hair no longer looks straight enough, that won't have to be a big issue. You'll be able to touch up your hair almost instantly with your Instyler Straight Up Mini, as long as you've brought it along with you. It'll heat up to its maximum temperature and enable you to meet your styling needs, provided that you have some access to electricity, in minutes. Then you'll be able to look much better for the rest of the day.

Negative Points

  • Won't Run by Battery

    Powering this styling device with batteries isn't an option, so if you don't have access to an electrical outlet of some sort, you won't be able to use the tool at its full capacity. If you think you'll want to use it to smooth out your hair while you're camping or at a cottage, you'll need to ensure that you'll have electricity at your vacation location. Otherwise, it'll only work as a hairbrush and not as a straightener.

  • Cannot Curl Hair

    Some two-in-one styling devices can straighten or curl the hair, depending on each user's preference, but that's not the case with the Instyler Straight Up Mini. Aside from being able to add a bit of volume to your roots, this tool can only complete straightening and smoothing tasks. If you've already got straight hair and want to make it curlier or wavier, you'll need to seek out a different device.

Save Time

To straighten your hair without a tool like this one, you might choose to brush your curly or wavy hair, straighten it with a flat iron and then brush it again. This could, in fact, take you two times the number of minutes it might take you to straighten your hair with the Instyler Straight Up Mini. It'll enable you to perform double duty since it'll literally brush your hair at the same time it's straightening it.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Work From Root to Tip

    Most people who opt to use this tool may have a lot of experience with styling tools, but if you don't, remember to work from root to tip when straightening each piece of hair. If you were to start from the middle of a piece of hair, some hair at the top might end up remaining curly or wavy. You should never work from the tip to the root while using a styling device unless you want to tease your hair instead of smoothing it out.

  2. Add Volume

    To add volume to a chunk of hair as you straighten it, start at the root as usual, and just lift the brush slightly before you start to run it down the section of hair. This will enable you to subtly add volume without making your hair look like it's been teased.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Instyler Straight Up Mini online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Instyler Straight Up Mini online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.


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