If you’re anything like me when it comes to luxury products & influencers, the last few years have probably left a taste of distrust in your mouth. With so many items gifted and people making a living working with brands, it’s hard to know if they are speaking the FULL truth (aka telling you all the things they don’t like about a product). And while there’s a Savvy *wink wink* part of me who wants to save money and get all the free things, at the end of the day it’s far more important to me that I can say yes, I paid for this product and I can tell you EVERYTHING. Ya know? Today’s luxury review of the Dyson Airwrap is no exception.
So here’s my disclaimer: I paid for this product myself. No gifting. No discounts. I’ve been testing it for several months and there are tons of things I love. There are tons of things I don’t. If you want to know whether or not you’ll actually get the investment out of this product, read on. Also, I can only testify to how the Dyson Airwrap works for short & medium hair. I’ll update this post again in a few months once I add some length. Or as always, come find me on Instagram and send me a DM.
What Is The Dyson Airwrap?
The Airwrap is a styling tool with multiple heads and a controlled heat system. Essentially, it’s meant to be your hairdryer, straightener, and styler all in one as well as a healthier way to style your hair.
Which One Did I Get?I got the complete set which was probably unnecessary given my type of hair (fine but lots of it). However, I’m a bit extra like that. And I’m also the friend who is ALWAYS styling someone else when I travel. So even if I don’t use it regularly on me, it still gets used.
How Much Does It Cost?
In the US, the Dyson Airwrap averages around $550 + tax. A majority of places selling it offers free shipping.
Best Place To Snag A Deal?There are a few shady internet spaces where you can get them, however, they are most likely fakes. BUT deals do happen if you watch store sales. If you want to invest and save, I’d say wait for a Sephora sale, Ulta discount or save up some Nordstrom cash to put towards it.
Which Attachments Do I Use The Most?
The round brush attachment is used daily for me. I’ve shared it on stories a few times. But I love it for adding volume back into my roots. Occasionally, I’ll use the barrels (see photos below for the difference in size). And I use the drying attachment anytime I’ve washed my hair.
Which Attachments Do I Use The Least?
The smoothing tools are the least needed for me currently. Typically when I’m going to use my Dyson Airwap it’s after I’ve done an intense workout and showered. Living in a humid climate means my hair goes flat fairly quickly. So I don’t find I need to smooth it that often.
Would I Buy The Full Set Again?
Does This Replace The Dyson Hair Dryer?
Yes and no. If you have a lot of hair, I think you’d want a stronger hair dryer to get you to the 80% point before using the airwrap. However, as a fine-haired gal, I find that with a bit of time in the towel before using it, I rarely need a blow dryer.
Top Left: Round Brush; Top Right: Large Barrels; Bottom: Small Barrels
How Long Do The Curls Last?
I’d say I maybe get a day out of them. However, this is really contingent on which barrels I’ve used. If you’re looking for long-lasting curls, I’d definitely do the curling iron or wand route.
Does It Work On Short Hair?
Yes, but I found the small barrels challenging to use on short hair for a beachy wave look. You can do it. I would suggest a heat glove though because that sh*t gets hot. I watched Jen Atkin’s tutorial a few times and I couldn’t get it to work for me. Also, I don’t have the patience to learn it which I think would take time. So 🤷♀️
Does It Work On Medium Hair?
Yes and I find I like it a lot more with my longer hair. The large barrels are still a bit too large for my personal preference of curls though.
How Long Does It Actually Take To Style Using the Dyson Airwrap?
Alright friends, here’s the thing. The round brush is quick. I can get my hair dry and ready in under 10 minutes. The curls on the other hand are a bitch. Here’s why: I have fine hair. But I have A LOT of fine hair. So to get everything even, it takes me a long time. And by then I’m over it because I could have just done the round brush & used my favorite curling iron. I think with practice you could probably get the time down. However, I’ve never managed to get my curls done in under 30-45 minutes. As well as I found that I need to use the round brush at the roots first to really get the look I want.
Does It Work On 2nd Day Hair?
If you wanted to dampen your hair and revive it without washing, yes. I pretty much use the round brush daily to boost volume. But as far as re-curling over what you’ve got, no.
Are the long curling barrels worth it?
Yes! I wasn’t sure initially if I would want to make the investment. But I feel like the longer barrels are as close to a curling wand that you can get with the airwrap. They also fit a lot more hair which makes drying longer hair easier. Would absolutely recommend investing in them.
Who Will Love It?
People who love Dyson. Anyone looking to protect their hair and use less heat. Those of us with fine hair. Someone who struggles to get volume into their roots or the back of their hair. Or those of us who pay regularly to get blowouts.
Who Will Hate It?
People who have no patience or hate luxury products (and spending big $$).
Final Thoughts & Anything Else
So let’s conclude this hot mess of a review because I feel a bit mixed about the Dyson Airwrap and I want to explain why. When I first bought it, my intentions were to have an option that put less heat on my fragile hair that was growing back in after birth control. *See today’s video below* My hope was that I would want to style my hair more because people made curling their hair seem easy. Definitely not the case.
HOWEVER, I do love it, recommend it, and use it daily. Is it a luxury item? Hell yes. Especially when you consider that it doesn’t necessarily replace any other tools in your hair kit. But I think this is perfect for someone who gets blowouts ($ saver), an elderly person who can’t quite lift and hold a brush/dryer combo for a long time, or someone looking to cut down on their daily heat. Personally, I find it’s a lot quicker for me to redo my hair simply because I’m only trying to fit one thing onto my hair rather than coordinate a round brush & dryer.
Is there anything else on the market like it right now? Not really. There’s the Revlon dryer brush that I’ve seen many rave about. But if you’ve got shorter hair, the barrel size is going to be too large.
The biggest thing for me is how healthy my hair feels when I use my Dyson Airwrap. Between my current combo of clean haircare and this tool, my hair feels like it’s been freshly cut every time I style it. It’s also great for the sections of my hair that are a bit more fragile and need less heat on the ends. The barrels are great for giving soft ends to curls. Overall, I’m happy with my purchase. Do I think it’s overpriced? Absolutely. TBH I think a lot of Dyson products are overpriced & overhyped. But if you’re looking to treat yourself, I get my use out of it. And one of my best guy friends adores his airwrap too.
If you’ve bought the Airwrap or are thinking about it, let me know in the comments below! And if there are any questions I missed, drop those there as well and I’ll add them in. I’ll update this post once I’ve added some length to my hair so we can really round it out. Also, don’t forget to sign up for the WSS newsletter so you don’t miss out on all the fun holiday content coming as well as my luxury gift guides & more reviews. Until next time friends. Xoxo, Savvy
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