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Dyson has just unveiled their new Dyson Airstrait straightener, which Dyson states will allow you to dry and straighten wet hair, all at once, with no hot plates, meaning no heat damage.

The new Airstrait straightener is said to be engineered for multiple hair types with the hair tress contained by two arms, from which a precisely angled high-pressure blade of air is forced downwards and into the hair, both simultaneously drying and straight styling, with one machine. 

Dyson Airstrait Straightener | TheEffect.Net“Having a strong understanding of how to manipulate and realise the potential of powerful airflow is fundamental to the performance of the Dyson Airstrait™ straightener. This expertise, which we’ve gained over the last 25 years, is what has enabled us to deliver our first wet to dry straightener, with no hot plates, and no heat damage. Delivering the ease-of-use that people love about straighteners but with high-velocity air blades, saves time, maintains hair strength and achieves an everyday natural straight style.” James Dyson, Founder and Chief Engineer.

Looking at the design of the new product, you’ll see two 1.5mm apertures along the arms. It’s through these openings that airflow is accelerated, creating two high-velocity downward blades of airProjected at a 45° angle, they converge to form one focused jet of air, creating the downward force to straighten hair as it dries. This directional airflow helps align the hair strands for a smooth and shiny finish.

According to Dyson’s engineers, “to change your hair style, hydrogen bonds within each hair strand must be broken and reset to hold a new shape. This can be done with heat or moisture. Styling with powerful airflow from wet, results in less need for high heat, creating less frizz and flyaways and protects natural shine. 

“When hair is wet, water naturally weakens these bonds. In this state, the bonds are more elastic and can be reset as hair dries, without using extreme temperatures. By using the optimum level of heat and controlled airflow, we’ve found a way to style hair with less damage.  Styling with air allows for the creation of straight styles whilst maintaining volume and movement. Once hair is dry and aligned, the bonds are reset in different ways, locking the new style in place.”

Dyson Airstrait Straightener | TheEffect.NetThe Dyson Airstrait straightener is powered by the Hyperdymium motor, a specifically engineered motor found in other Dyson’s Hair Care technologies. A 13-blade impeller spins up to 106,000rpm, propelling over 11.9 litres of air through the machine per second. This generates up to 3.5kPa of air pressure, enough to straighten hair as it dries. 

Dyson Airstrait Straightener | TheEffect.NetAgain, like the rest of the Dyson hair care range, the Dyson Airstrait straightener features an intelligent heat control. Glass bead thermistors measure the temperature of the airflow 30 times per second to prevent heat damage and protect hair’s natural shine. This data is sent to the microprocessor which regulates the heating element, ensuring airflow doesn’t exceed the temperature required.

The new Airstrait straightener has ‘Wet’ and ‘Dry’ styling modes, and a ‘Cool’ mode to set the style. The ‘Wet’ and ‘Dry’ modes are pre-set with the specific heat and airflow combination for the best results. In ‘Wet’ mode, choose among three heat settings of 80°C (175°F), 110°C (230°F), and 140°C (285°F). In ‘Dry’ mode, choose between 120°C (250°F) or 140°C (285°F) or a top up “boost”. For airflow control, there are two speed settings, low flow and high flow, as well as a cold shot and root drying mode.

 Dyson Airstrait Straightener Pricing & Availability

The Dyson Airstrait straightener will be available in USA, Canada and Mexico from today with Irish availability, along with price information still TBC. 

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