As a fine-haired girlie who has been bleaching her hair for years, the Dyson Airwrap seemed like a godsend. I mean who doesn’t want to get the most epic blowout at home without damaging their hair? But we are three years in, and I’ve had lots of time to play with the internet’s more controversial hair product. Do I still love it? Is it worth the hype? And how do the current hot tools stack up to the Dyson Airwrap? Let’s dive in.
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’m still working with the OG Dyson Airwrap. However, I’ve slowly upgraded a few of the pieces like the longer curling barrels. There are several that I’ve yet to invest in but would like. I’ve yet to update my longer barrels with the new option that lets you twist the top instead of changing with each side.
How Much Does It Cost?
In the US, the Dyson Airwrap averages around $599 + tax. A majority of places selling it offer 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 toward it.
Which Attachments Do I Use The Most?
It’s beyond rare that I dry my hair with something other than the Dyson Airwrap. But up until recently, I typically used the flat brush attachment. I’m sure I’ll chat more about this in an upcoming blog post but I’ve finally nailed the side sleeper medium-length overnight heatless blowout. I find it works best with the long 1-inch barrel.
Which Attachments Do I Use The Least?
There are a few I don’t own: the diffuser, the smoothing tool, and the 1.6 inch long barrel. So I can’t speak to those. But the least used in my current routine is the round brush.
Do You Still Need Other Hot Tools?
Yes. In the last year, I’ve gone through phases with my Dyson Airwap depending on the length of my hair. And there’s been plenty of times where I’ve styled with the Dyson on day one (almost always) and then useda heated round brush, curled or straightener throughout the week.
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?
Three years in and I’d say I can get a solid 2 days out of my curls pending an intense workout or spending a lot of time in the humidity. For me, this comes down to products as well as letting my hair sit in the curls before brushing them out. I’ve yet to pin my curls like I often see the Dyson girlies doing – letting them cool in tightly spun curls on their heads. But I do think this is key to helping them last.
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 minutes.
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?
The airwrap tends to be a love it or hate it thing with a learning curve. So I’ll say this – whether you love it or not often depends on your expectation and your styling routine going into using it. My best friend keeps hers quite simple and was shocked by how smooth her hair was after using it.
Who Will Hate It?
People who have no patience or hate luxury products (and spending big $$).
How Does It Compare To The Wavy Talk 5 in 1 Tool?
If you aren’t familiar with this particular hot tool, it’s essentially a heated brush with 4 other attachments. I’ve done a full review you can compare here. The biggest notes between the two are time and ease of doing your hair after day 1. I find that if you need to add volume back into your root in the days after your wash, you’ll want the Dyson Airwrap. If you want something quick and easy that gives a fake blowout esq moment, you’ll also want the heated round brush. You can’t really compare them because the time, cost and hair health investments are so different.
The most common complaints I see regarding the Dyson Airwrap are how long it takes & how the curls don’t stay. Timewise – it helps to let it dry in a towel for as long as possible. As far as the curls go, this will depend on your hair, the products you use, and how much time you have for the entire process.
Really, your hair needs time to sit in the curl form before you brush it. If that’s just you letting it chill while you pick out clothes, brush your teeth, or do makeup, great. But the longest-lasting curls tend to be the ones that are pinned to cool and held with a good hair spray.
All in all, I still really love this product. I love that they’ve taken feedback and created better attachments. I love that they’ve made it easy for those who own older versions to get those attachments. And most of all, I love that using something like this has helped me grow out my previously very damaged blonde hair after years of trying.
Have you tried the Dyson Airwrap yet? I’d love to hear from you! If you have any follow-up questions, please let me know in the comments below. If you want to see more beauty and hair reviews, make sure you’re subscribed to the newsletter. Until next time. Xoxo, Savvy
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