So first, the InstaWave is not just a regular curling wand. Its clamp free, but features an added "automatic" curling mechanism around the base. This winds your sectioned hair securely around the rod to achieve the perfect curl. It heats up super fast to 420 degrees (there's a low setting as well), and it has a light which turns blue so you know when its ready to use. I like that the curling "action" can be done in both directions (left and right) so no matter which side of your head you're working on, the direction of the curls will match up.
|Top: InstaWave used correctly. Bottom: This is what happens when you don't place the hair at the correct angle on the InstaWave.|
I also had a friend use it in her daughters hair so I could get some pics of the Instawave in action. Because of the various heat settings, the InstaWave performed equally as well on my hair 3c/4a hair as it did on my friend's 2a/b hair.
Overall the Kiss Instawave is a lot of fun to use, however if you already own a curling wand or even an older curling iron, I think you can pass on it. It can be purchased from Ulta, Amazon and even Walmart!