Let’s not beat around the bush, the Dyson Airwrap is an expensive bit of kit. The question is whether or not it’s worth the money? There is no simple answer to this question and, for everyone, it’s going to be different.
Throughout this article, I’m going to try and help you to answer some of the questions you might have when it comes to actually using the Dyson Airwrap. For the past few weeks I have been using the device, my first experience properly using any of the Dyson hair products, so to tell you I was excited would be an understatement.
It took me a couple of days before I really got the hang of it and, to be honest, I still haven’t perfected my technique but I’m still very impressed by what its capable of. If you’re looking for an at-home salon finish that’s easy to use, this is the product for you. That’s not to say there aren’t a lot of other at-home hair stylers available but, with Dyson, you get to experience and the technology that has been developed and finessed by the company for years now.
What’s Inside the Box?
Opening the storage box for the first time, you really get a sense that this is a luxury product. The velvet interior finish stores all the attachments and the main body quite easily although it is a large box to have to store. Inside, there is a cleaning brush for the filter, the coanda, two brush attachments, two Airwrap barrels and one volumizing brush. The coanda attachment has two uses, one to blow dry your hair from towel dry and another to reduce flyaways when styling your hair straight. To use all the other attachments your hair must be almost dry to start. You will also get a QR code which will bring you to register your product and will also give you an online manual and video tutorials.
The technical Bit
The term ‘Coanda’ was developed by Dyson and refers to the curved air pressure which flows out and draws your hair to the device. This works really well for the barrel attachments at keeping your hair glued to the barrel which, in turn, helps create that curl but the technology is used for all of the attachments and is really quite clever. Not only this but the Dyson Airwrap next generation uses the V9 Digital motor which spins up to 110,000 rpms, the most powerful hair product available which makes styling your hair effortless.
On the body of the Airwrap there is the main on/off switch which also, if pushed up, will provide a cooling air flow. There are three speed settings and three heat settings along with a clip at the back which will lock in the attachments. The cord is 2meters long, very handy for those tricky to reach mirrors. What’s an important element and not often talked about is the fact that this is a fanless device there is no worry of your hair getting tangled up when using it, a product my 12 year old self would die for rather than the scissors that had to be used instead.
The Coanda Smoothing Dryer
Using this attachment to purely blow dry my hair, I found took me a bit longer then I was hoping. I have very thin hair so it doesn’t take long but I found in using this I was about an extra 7 mins or so then normal. I tried to use this attachment to also get rid of my flyaways (I have a lot) and I didn’t get a great result. It’s a tricky one to get a hang of and I preferred to use the brush heads instead.
These attachments are the basic brush heads and are the easiest to use. You can create smooth, sleek, straight styles or add a bit of a curl to the ends. Perfect for that ‘salon blow dry’ look, The bristles move up and down to change the airflow direction depending on if you have the brush facing your head to smooth the hair, or away from the head to add volume. I gravitated towards the soft brush as I found this held the hair better during the blow dry.
This is a round brush similar to the ones used in hair salons. This is a great attachment for that bouncy blow dry although I found it very hard to use. The airflow direction isn’t guided out of the attachment like the others and caused a lot of frizz.
This, to me, is the crowning glory of the Dyson Airwrap. This attachment was the one I was most excited to use and for good reason. Gorgeous, bouncy, salon-style curls; the result was everything and more and in no time at all. I have medium length hair and used the smaller of the barrels and probably would get an even better curl if I got the smaller 20mm barrel which you can buy separately. There is a twist feature at the top of the barrels which is heat proof and allows you to control the direction of the curls you want to create.
Overall, my expectations of this product were definitely met, I achieved at home salon style hair in minutes, a feat I was never able to create using a conventional hair dryer. It’s easy to use, extremely well made and definitely a luxury item. The Dyson Airwrap also helps prevent damage to the hair by ensuring it doesn’t get over 150 degrees, possibly its best feature. Is it too early to start that Christmas list?
My advice is try it before you buy it and not just once, there are multiple locations in every city which provide Dyson trials, use it yourself to see if the hairstyle you created is something you want to have all the time and, most importantly, will it last in your hair. You don’t need me to tell you if you have the hair type that doesn’t hold a curl so there is no point dropping €500+ on the Dyson Airwrap, it’s not a miracle worker.
Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Long Pricing & Availability
The Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Long is available from Dyson.ie starting at €549.99
This review was carried out by TheEffect.Net Contributor Clare Miller.
REVIEW: Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Long
Overall, my expectations of this product were definitely met, I achieved at home salon style hair in minutes, a feat I was never able to create using a conventional hair dryer. It’s easy to use, extremely well made and definitely a luxury item. The Dyson Airwrap also helps prevent damage to the hair by ensuring it doesn’t get over 150 degrees, possibly its best feature.