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Dyson Airwrap Styler Review 2021

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I have recently revisited the Dyson Airwrap since I had my hair cut shorter, so I thought now was a good time to update my review. I have to say, I am really loving it. Here’s what you need to know.

What is the Dyson Airwrap?

  • Innovative styling tool engineered for multiple hair types
  • Combines powerful airflow with controlled heat, to dry and style your hair from damp
  • Powered by the Dyson digital motor V9
  • 13-blade impeller spins at up to 110,000rpm, generating 3.2kPa of pressure – enough to create the Coanda effect
  • No extreme heat
  • Intelligent heat control measures airflow temperature over 40 times a second and regulates heat, to ensure it always stays below 150°C
  • Styles and dries simultaneously
  • Attracts and wraps hair, using air – the Coanda effect attracts hair to the barrel, then wraps it for you
  • Available with styler attachments to curl, wave, smooth and dry without extreme heat

Is the Dyson Airwrap worth the money?

At a starting price of around £400, this really isn’t a flippant purchase. If you are going to get it, you need to be as sure as possible that it is going to work for you, especially as it may not be for everyone.

Dyson Airwrap Styler
Dyson Airwrap Styler

I think if the Airwrap suits you, and you can use it well, it is worth the money because you can achieve a salon quality blow dry at home, and that is pretty powerful!

I think it is very expensive. If you get weekly blow dries, and would use it instead of doing that, then maybe it will pay back its value over time. Also, it includes a mini Dyson dryer, so if you need a hairdryer, then this also increases value for money.

Dyson Airwrap – My Review

Dyson Airwrap
Dyson Airwrap

Having rediscovered my love for the Airwrap recently, I am fully onboard, but I am aware that it might nor work for everyone.

When I post on Instagram about the Dyson Airwrap (available in the long barrel set I use here*), I always get lots of questions which I will try to answer here. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions.

Do you find it heavy to hold when curling?

It looks pretty chunky, I have to confess, however I have used it quite a few times now and never noticed it being heavy or cumbersome.

Is it significantly more effective than ghd tongs?

I think it gives a different result to tongs. For example, you can’t leave the ends straight with the Dyson Airwrap as it curls from the bottom up. Although you can use it like a tong, and not use the Coanda effect, and hold the end of the hair straight.

You can use it on wet / damp hair and it you heat to hair up enough, and then let it cool, you will get a curl that’s as good as a tong.

Dyson Airwrap Styler
Dyson Airwrap Styler

Other than technology, what makes it better than a standard tong?

You can style your hair from wet, it makes curls super bouncy, it doesn’t subject your hair to extreme heat and it leaves it feeling much softer.

Does it work on thick hair?

I have thick hair, so I need to do it in smaller sections which means it can takes a bit longer. I think it would be easier on finer hair, but having said that, I love the effect it has on my thick hair.

Does the curl last?

I find that the style lasts pretty well especially if I use the barrels once the hair is pretty much dry. The curls do drop, like curls from tongs drop, but it leaves lovely shape and volume in my hair until I wash it. It is key to ensure the hair gets pretty dry and heated up, and then cools down before you start playing with it.

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Does it last on hair that doesn’t usually keep curls?

This is a difficult question. Before I had my hair cut, my curls used to last much longer when I used my GHD tongs. Now that it is shorter, it doesn’t. I find that my hair stays looking nicer, with a better shape with the Dyson Airwrap, but not necessarily curly. If my hair was longer, the curls would maybe stay longer.

Dyson Airwrap versus The Steampod

As an alternative, I find I can achieve really long lasting waves using the Steampod*. I love my Steampod, and it’s super gentle on my hair. The main difference is that I need to make sure my hair is completely dry before using it, and I get glossy waves as opposed to a bouncy blowdry.

Read my Steampod review.

Can it produce loose waves?

Yes absolutely. The look is mainly about loose waves.

Is it difficult to use because of the size?

No, I find it pretty easy to use and haven’t found it bulky at all.

Is it also a normal hairdryer?

Yes, the Dyson Airwrap also has a mini Dyson Dryer attachment which is very effective. It isn’t as powerful as the original dryer*, but it is still very good.

Can it be used on dry hair?

I love using the barrels on dry hair to refresh a style, give it loads of bounce, and create waves. I just spritz it with a styling spray first.

How to style hair from wet with the Airwrap

It’s really easy to do the complete style from wet. I am always sure to dry it off as much as possible with the dryer attachment. I then used the brush head to smooth it and then finish with the barrels.

Please let me know if you have any questions – I love to chat on Instagram.

Where to buy The Dyson Airwrap

The Dyson Airwrap is available at Selfridges now.

Check out the Dyson Corrale cordless straightener.

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  • This was a really helpful review and persuaded me to but the bullet and invest in my first dyson product!

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