Which Infomercial Products Make the Grade?

After using Smooth Away, my hair grew back stubbly and fast, as if it'd been shaved. I liked the fact that Smooth Away also exfoliated my skin, but I got the same result by exfoliating my skin with a washcloth and then shaving.

Plus, when I did the math, Smooth Away cost me $1 every time I used it on my legs. That's way more than my razor for a nearly identical result.

Company Response: "Smooth Away is not a 'shaving process' but a beauty treatment that exfoliates while instantly removing hair in the applied area without the pain, chemicals, odors, nicks or cuts associated with other hair removal methods."

InStyler, $14.99
Becky's Grade: B

Becky says: The InStyler is a product that claims to give you a flat-ironed look with more body and rounded edges. It didn't do much for my straight, long hair, but it took some of the frizz off and rounded the ends a little.

After watching the infomercial, I was hoping for big, bouncy curls without any flyaways. Basically, I got straight hair with flipped up ends. It's not a fast process because you have to style small sections of hair to get the best results.

I asked a friend with thicker, frizzier hair to try it, and she liked the results but agreed it was time consuming. It seems that people who struggle with frizzy hair but don't want ramrod straight flat-ironed hair will like this product. It also did a pretty good job giving the roots of my hair extra body the next day.

Company Response: "GMA" contacted InStyler, but the company didn't offer a response.

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