Hair & Skincare

Dyson's Airwrap Why It’s Worth the Money

What Is The Dyson Airwrap?

The Airwrap is a hair-styling tool by Dyson that can dry and style your hair simultaneously. It features various attachments to achieve different looks, including a blow-drying nozzle that helps to pre-dry hair for curling, rounded and flat brushes that allow you to dry your hair while brushing through it, and curling iron barrels to help you achieve bouncy curls.

The Airwrap uses a special technology similar to jet engines that creates a vortex to pull the hair towards the barrels or attachments, keeping strands firmly against their surfaces while also monitoring and adjusting the heat so your hair never burns.

Four years ago, if someone had said I needed a $400 hair-dryer, I’d probably ask whether it would declog my shower drain and do my laundry too. But that was before Dyson came along in 2016 with its honest-to-God revolutionary Supersonic hair-dryer. It’s one of the few truly expensive hair tools I’ll admit is worth every penny. Thanks to its powerful motor, my straight, fine hair dries perfectly in pretty much 10 minutes flat.

So when the Dyson Airwrap, a dryer with multiple attachment tools that let you style your hair as it dries, came out, people rightly went nuts. The concept basically marries the idea behind thermal blowout brushes (like this) and self-curling irons like Beachwaver. But where it differs from the latter is that it uses entirely air—not extreme heat—to set curls.

The Airwrap comes in three kits: one for fine hair ($499.99), one for coarse hair ($499.99), and one that contains the attachments for both ($549.99). Each set features a mini, more travel-friendly version of the Dyson dryer. The top of the dryer then detaches to add the styling pieces: two 1.2-inch barrels (for fine and coarse hair), two 1.6-inch barrels, a firm brush for coarse hair, and a soft and round brush for fine hair. As with the OG, all the attachments are heavy-duty and lock solidly in place.

Can I Use The Dyson Airwrap On Wet Hair?

Yes! The whole point of the Airwrap is to be able style and dry at the same time, so you don't need multiple steps and tools. Although I've heard some people say it works just as well on dry hair, the tool is designed to work best on at least slightly damp hair. And honestly, when I tried to touch up my dry hair with it the next day, I found that it was harder and more time consuming than just heating up a curling iron and fixing a few pieces. Instead, I had to re-wet my hair to re-style it.

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