Instyler Max 2-Way Rotating Iron review

Taryn Davies
Published: March 8, 2018

There’s nothing quite like a multi-use hair tool in your beauty kit, they’re perfect for travelling and taking up less room at home too, and the Instyler Max can be used in a variety of ways to create gorgeous hairstyles every single time.

Instyler Max Review Instyler Max is a rotating barrel brush that not only lets you create gorgeously straight and sleek locks but adds volume to your hair and curls it too.

Table of Contents


  • Rotating 32mm barrel
  • Barrel turns both ways to give more looks
  • The heated plate is both tourmaline and ceramic coated
  • Choice of four heat settings
  • Hottest temperature is 220
  • Reduce static with the ionic bristles
  • Automatically turns off after 30 minutes
  • Comes with heat mat to protect surfaces
  • Removable cool tip so you don’t burn your fingers

Instyler Max Review

A straightener and curler in one, the Instyler Max has a two-way rotating barrel to help you create numerous looks in your hair with this one tool.

The styler is designed to straighten, curl and boost volume in your hair, all the while the ceramic, tourmaline and ionic design all help to boost the shine and radiance of your locks to give them a healthy look.

The great thing about this rotating barrel is that is moves in both directions, this gives you great control over the look you create in your hair and means you can get varied hairstyles from this one tool. It’s easy enough to change the direction of the barrel too, simply just double click the barrel and it’ll move around the other way.

As well as the tourmaline and ceramic coated barrel, designed to add shine and protect your locks, the bristles on the brush side of the styler are designed with ionic bristles, these will help to reduce frizziness of the hair and ensure your locks are left smooth and shiny.

Instyler Max Review


The Max 2-way rotating Iron heats up to an impressive 220 degrees, but there’s a choice of four heat settings if this is too hot for your hair. It’s easy to see what the temperature is set at too, thanks to the light-up button which uses bars to indicate the temperature you’ve got the styler set to.

The brush heats up really quickly too, less than a minute and you’ll be ready to style your locks.

Bottom Line

The Instyler Max is a great tool to have in your beauty kit for creating a number of hair looks with one iron. The rotating brush is great for adding volume to hair, giving your locks a sleek and shiny finish that looks healthy and strong, and adding in curls too.

From the ionic bristles, ceramic and tourmaline coating and fast heat up this tool is designed to give you a professional finish to your hair.

When you’re curling your hair using the barrel for the first time you might need to get used to it, as the brush side can get in the way, but once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll be able to do it quickly and efficiently. The removable cool tip extender that you can add to the barrel definitely helps when it comes to creating loose waves or bouncy curls with this tool.

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