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I’m guessing if you’re reading this, you’re curious about the Dyson Airwrap. I wish you could see me as I’m writing this post because the Dyson has brought me to a new level when it comes to my hair routine.
Oh, and I have some stories to share with you when it comes to this unique device, so let us jump right in.
This device can be for everyone, but with the price tag attached, it may not seem like something to spend your time and money on. Let me share that this took me over a year to purchase, I saved up for the device, and I went back and forth, especially on the day I decided to pull the trigger.
You’ll love the Airwrap if:
A slice of heaven on earth is what I would say if someone asked me. The airwrap is a hair styler that allows you to dry, curl, and style your hair without the extreme heat.
When I was researching the airwrap, I was always curious about how this device gripped the hair without a clamp.
This, my friend, is called the Coanda effect, which is what you see when the hair wraps itself around the barrel. If you look closely at the barrel you will see arrows running across the barrel. This is showing you which way the air is flowing. When turned on, high-pressure air flows through six slots in the barrel, which causes hair to attach itself to the surface.
This is the part that I didn’t enjoy about the product. It took me a year to break down and buy it, and honestly, if they didn’t snatch me up at Nordstrom, I may not have fallen in love. If you’re looking into getting the Airwrap, you will have three options.
If you go for the Styler complete, be ready to pay $549.99, for the other two you can get your hands on them for $499.99. However, you can purchase attachments separately which Ill cover later in this post.
The complete styler is pretty much both the volume +shape combined with the smooth + control. Dyson shares this is the way to go for multiple hair types and styles. The complete comes with the attachments below. I decided to go with the Styler Complete because I have combination hair, and I wanted to try all the attachments.
*Update- You have the option to buy attachments if you want to build your airwrap collection
Here is what you can expect to see when you purchase your Airwrap Complete
This styler is great for those that have fine or flat hair. In this kit, you’ll get the attachments that are made for volume and shaping. Here is what you’ll get
I was in between this one and the complete when I decided I couldn’t live without the airwrap. The difference between the smooth +control and the volume + shape is going to be in the attachments. In this kit, you get both sizes of the barrels for curling; this would be the biggest difference between the two. The attachments included are:
Besides the technology when it comes to the airwrap, there are many things that I wanted to look into before I purchased one. Below are some of the questions I had that I wanted to share.
This has been the number one question I have been asked when I posted this on my Instagram Stories. To be honest I will say no, it can’t replace a curling iron.
But you have to consider how the device was designed to work. The Airwrap relies on streams of air simultaneously drying your hair to set a style, not heat. I was told you can’t use it on dry hair and I completely disagree.
So you’re probably thinking why would you even consider the airwrap?
When I curled my dry hair with the bigger barrel, it held a curl but only for a short period of time. I personally do not like to have my hair super curly so this device works perfectly for those that do want a professional blown out look all the time.
Thinking that hairspray would hold a curl a lot longer I gave it a shot. Adding the hairspray didn’t do anything better. My curl still fell to a loose wave. Again, this is a look that I personally love to wear so I’m happy with it.
However, if you’re that sassy girl that wants defined curls all day long, Dyson shares on their website 6 ways to hold your curls
1. Start with damp, towel-dried hair.
2. Use the 1.2-inch barrel for a defined curl.
3. Use high heat and airflow.
4. Make sure curl is completely dry before you turn the machine off.
5. End with a cool shot to set style.
6. Add styling products such as hairspray to maximize curl longevity.
I personally feel like this can be used as a blowdryer and I honestly use the airwrap as a blowdryer and threw out my other blowdryer for 2 reasons.
The Airwrap comes with a prestyling dryer which is a mini version of their full-size Dyson blowdryer.
As you can see the Prestyler is not the same size as the actual blowdryer, but it can still be used as one if you desire. The point behind this attachment is to take the hair from wet to damp to prepare for styling.
When I use the Airwrap on my hair I towel dry my hair first and then use the firm brush and I have loved it, It has cut down on my blow drying time and my hair looks and feels amazing.
Yes, you can buy Dyson Airwrap attachments! I found this to be comforting. Nothing lasts forever but I wanted this to last a long time because for me it’s going to replace a lot of things in my hair closet. The attachments all cost the same $39.99 so $40.00 to replace, so you can build your collection as you go (if you wish to do so)
I find this to be up to the user. Like I mentioned above this is meant to give the best results when used on damp hair. However, all three brushes can be used on wet hair, but it is recommended to use the barrels on damp hair. You can use the Pre-styling dryer to dry hair to damp before styling with the barrels.
When I first started looking at the Airwrap, I thought it was one barrel curls all, so I thought one was backup. After reading more into it, each pair of barrels has one clockwise and one anti-clockwise barrel, to create symmetrical curls and waves.
How cool is this? You have the option of what way to flip your curls and set them! I did find I personally like working with one barrel for my entire head.
Dyson recommends that the airwrap is to be used on damp hair to hold the style. I personally use this on dry hair and I love it. I have seen better results when my hair was damp.
I had a few moments where the Airwrap came in clutch for me. Since I don’t wash my hair every day I’m a heavy user when it comes to dry shampoo.
When I use dry shampoo I always have the white residue that is left behind and I feel like my hair was still greasy looking. With the Airwrap, I spray the dry shampoo on the roots of my hair. I use the volumizing round brush and run this through my hair where I applied the dry shampoo. I noticed two immediate changes.
Just one more thing about the Airwrap I wanted to share, I promise!
When I straighten my hair I want my hair to be stick straight. any type of humidity and my hair will become a frizzy mess. I had gone on a walk one morning and with my luck, it decided to rain. Of course, this ruined my hair, but I was able to save the style with the Airwarp. This has completely changed how I do my hair and I’m forever loyal to my airwrap!
I hope this helps anyone that is looking into the Airwrap, I know when I was looking into purchasing this device I had more questions than I had answers.
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