Two years ago Dyson unveiled its Supersonic hair dryer, which had the beauty industry buzzing from promises of an all-in-one product that could straighten and dry, with reduced time to boot. Today, the leading British tech company is back with the Dyson Airwrap Styler and already the internet is in a craze about what’s in store. A tool that uses jets of air to dry, curl and straighten in just one device, Dyson’s latest release sounds almost too good to be true. If you're wondering what the fuss is all about, here’s the lowdown on Dyson’s newest device.
It gives you heat-styling, sans extreme heat.
The Dyson Airwrap styler revolutionises hair styling by utilising what is known as the Coanda effect, a phenomenon where air, when propelled at the right speed and pressure, will naturally follow an adjacent surface and attract surrounding air. How does the science translate into hair styling? The Dyson Airwrap styler essentially creates a spinning vortex of air around its barrel, simultaneously curling it.
There’s intelligent heat control.
One of the key aspects of Dyson’s latest release is offering a means to style hair without the damage of extreme heat. The Dyson Airwrap styler has intelligent heat control, which ensures that your hair isn’t exposed to excessive temperatures when styling. A glass bead thermistor embedded into the device measures the temperature 40 times a second. This data gets sent to the microprocessor, which is able to control the double-stacked heating element.
A pretty powerful motor.
The Dyson digital motor V9 is around eight times faster than your average hair dryer motor, but only half the weight. Created by a team of over 15 motor engineers, it’s the brand’s smallest, lightest and most advanced digital motor. It is through the use of this high-pressure motor that the Coanda effect can be harnessed, allowing the device to replace extreme and potentially harmful heat with powerful jets of air.
You can only style your hair when it’s partially wet.
Those who love hair styling but are often short of time can rejoice because the Dyson Airwrap styler sets and dries your hair at the same time. When it comes to styling hair, there are two scientific approaches. The first uses heat to break existing hair bonds and create a new form. The second uses water to break hair bonds in the hair structure, letting it set into a new style when it dries. As the Dyson Airwrap styler uses the latter, hair needs to be partially wet in order for the styling to work. As such, a pre-styling dryer comes as one of device’s attachments.
Six different attachments essentially replace all your hot tools.
Attachments include: a pre-styling dryer, soft smoothing brush, airwrap barrels at 40 and 30mm, a firm smoothing brush and, finally, a round volumising brush that helps add volume and shape to your hair.
Which accessory works best?
Fine, thin hair: T soft smoothing brush. The accessory comes with ball-tipped bristles for increased tension.
Frizz-prone, thicker/coarser hair: The 40mm airwrap barrel. The barrel is designed for those who already have some shape in their hair but are looking to smoothen it out into loose curls or natural waves.
Limp, flat hair: The 30mm airwrap barrel. The attachment creates voluminous curls or waves, ideal for those who have finer, or straight hair. If you have frizz-prone hair, this barrel can help create tighter curls.
Thick, coarse hair that tangles: The firm smoothing brush. If you’re looking to tame your wild locks for a straighter, smooth style, this works best for you.
Light, fine hair: Round volumising brush. If your hair is fine, thin and light, this accessory helps to create voluminous shape to your style.