Let’s get this out of the way in which firstly: The Dyson Airwrap prices a reasonably penny. At $549, there’s no surprise one of many most-searched questions for this futuristic hair instrument is “Is the Dyson Airwrap value it?”
And that’s simply the query we sought out to reply when three of our editors — all with totally different hair varieties and textures — examined out the multifunctional styler for ourselves.
Dyson’s foray into the hair instrument world began with the Supersonic, the cult-favorite high-end hair dryer identified for slicing down dry instances drastically (which we also tested and, spoiler, cherished). Two years later, in 2018, the corporate launched the Airwrap, a tool with a number of attachments that permits you to curl, wave, clean and dry hair. Bonus? It does all the above with out the usage of excessive warmth, however moderately a strong airflow — one that truly grabs your hair so that you can create curls and waves moderately than requiring you to twirl your hair manually — mixed with managed warmth. Cue that large ol’ price ticket.
A fast rundown of the Airwrap’s specs: It’s a multipurpose hair instrument that, in brief, comes with a boatload of attachments, all of which snap on and off simply. There are 4 curling barrels (two 1.2-inch and two 1.6-inch) for tighter and looser curls, respectively. In every set, one barrel is meant for the left aspect of your hair and the opposite for the suitable aspect, as they every twist your hair in a special path. (So good.) Then there are two smoothing brushes, one with agency bristles and one other with softer ones, plus a spherical brush. Lastly, the set features a “pre-styling” dryer attachment for normal drying, which we felt was similar to the standard and performance of the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. (We additionally appreciated that the twine is eight toes lengthy, which is a plus if there’s a long way between your mirror and the closest outlet.)
So, the large query: How properly does this thing work? Three editors, all with totally different hair varieties — one with curly, high-quality hair, one other with 4b curls who wears extensions and one with wavy-to-curly, thick, dry hair — all discovered the instrument to be wonderful at curling and smoothing our hair alike.
For 2 of us who’re notoriously horrible and uncoordinated when utilizing a conventional curling iron, utilizing this magical machine was like a breath of contemporary air. We cherished that we didn’t have to fret about burning our fingers within the course of, because the Airwrap doesn’t use excessive warmth to do its factor. As a substitute, it actually grabs your hair and wraps it across the barrel (therefore its identify) utilizing an extremely highly effective airflow, although you do have the choice to regulate each the warmth setting and airflow stage, together with a cool shot. What’s much more handy is that you just don’t need to undergo the added step of utterly drying your hair earlier than you curl it: The Airwrap works finest on damp hair, that means all you’ll want to do is evenly dry it with the included attachment (or air-dry, if that works together with your hair sort) earlier than utilizing the barrels. And since it doesn’t use intense warmth, you gained’t have to fret about any catastrophic warmth harm with common use.
We thought it was probably the most environment friendly curling technique we’d ever used, although as with all new hair instrument, there’s at all times a little bit of a studying curve. You’ll have to preserve the instrument vertical whereas utilizing it, moderately than holding it at an angle, to make sure correct airflow. And it’d take just a few tries to nail down your ideally suited curl form (e.g., you’ll be able to can begin within the center or on the ends of your hair to get a special end result), however when you’ve obtained it down, we’re assured in saying that there isn’t a simpler (and fewer damaging) method to curl your hair on the market.
Our one gripe is that our curls didn’t appear to final so long as we’d have hoped, leaving us, after about two hours, with extra of a (nonetheless very fairly!) beachy-wave look moderately than outlined curls — so we’d counsel utilizing a product to assist them keep their form. Relying in your hair sort and texture, we’d suggest Tresemmé Compressed Prolong Hairspray ($6.89; target.com), Fantasia Liquid Mousse Spritz Tremendous Maintain ($12; amazon.com) or Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray ($26; sephora.com), ideally spritzing product into your hair earlier than and after curling for the most effective outcomes.
As for the opposite attachments, in addition they impressed us. Our editor with 4b curls used one of many brush attachments to refresh her hair and it produced the identical impact as a blowout, leaving it feeling tremendous clean and silky — and our editor with high-quality, curly hair simply straightened her hair with the comb attachment as properly.
Backside line: General, we have been extremely impressed with the Airwrap. If you happen to’re somebody who types their hair often — whether or not that’s blowing out, straightening or curling your hair, or a wholesome dose of all three — you’ll be impressed too. Certain, the worth tag packs just a little sticker shock, however for a instrument that’s basically a top-of-the-line hair dryer and roller multi functional, and gives a salon-quality end result? Consider all that cash you’ll save on skilled blowouts! We’d say it’s definitely value it for somebody who places this to make use of regularly. And the final word present for the sweetness lover in your life. (Maybe you missed the boat on Christmas, however Valentine’s Day is creeping up quickly — simply saying!)
The Dyson Airwrap ($549; nordstrom.com and sephora.com, or $549.99; dyson.com) is accessible in three modern colorways — nickel/fuschia, black/purple and nickel/crimson — and comes packaged in an equally modern, handy carrying case you should use to retailer the instrument and all its attachments.