Dyson makes some huge claims about its Airwrap house hair styling multitool. Decrease warmth! Sooner styling! Salon outcomes!
It is the form of product you come throughout once you pop into Sephora to rapidly re-up your favourite tinted moisturizer, however find yourself strolling out with pondering, “perhaps, simply perhaps, it actually will make it simpler to type my skinny/coarse/straight/curly/no matter hair.”
In some respects, the Airwrap delivers. The packaging and merchandise themselves are stunning, in true Dyson kind. The $550 “Full” package I examined comes with six attachments. There are additionally two $500 kits with 4 attachments every, the Quantity + Form model is geared towards of us with nice, straight hair, whereas the Clean + Management model is for thicker, coarser hair.
All the attachments hook up with a single styling wand simply, making it handy to change from drying your hair with the “pre-styling dryer” to curling or smoothing it with one of many different equipment.
However this is the factor — whereas the Airwrap does use decrease warmth and it is extra environment friendly than switching from the hairdryer to the straightener (or no matter styling instruments you usually use), the decrease warmth usually did not ship the outcomes my colleagues and I wished in the long run.
I examined the Airwrap alongside Ashlee Clark Thompson and Molly Value. I’ve type-2 wavy hair, Ashlee has type-Four coily hair and Molly has straight hair. (Unsure what I am taking about? Or curious to seek out out your hair kind? Begin right here.)
Additionally, the curling barrels that “auto-wrap” your hair through the Coanda impact (a fluid dynamics phenomenon you may learn extra about right here) have been imprecise and tough to manage.
The Airwrap is a enjoyable product to check out, significantly to see the Coanda impact in motion, however none of us walked away prepared to purchase — or suggest — it to most individuals. That is very true given its excessive value. I strongly recommend you check it out in a retailer (if attainable) earlier than including it to your buying cart.
What’s within the field?
Let’s check out what you get on your $550. Not surprisingly, Dyson’s packaging and the product itself seems to be nice.
It is available in a cute leathery case with a black felt inside so you may safely retailer the entire completely different attachments after every use. You will want a major quantity of house in your self-importance to suit this complete case, so hold that in thoughts. Contained in the case is a sequence of neatly organized grey and pink equipment. They embody:
Pre-styling dryer: Skip your common dryer and use this one as a substitute (Dyson says you must dry your hair to damp earlier than styling)Gentle smoothing brush: Create physique (for nice hair)1.6-inch barrel roller: Create free curls (for thick, coarse hair)1.2-inch barrel roller: Create tight curls (for many hair sorts)Agency smoothing brush: Straighten hair with out including frizz (for thick, coarse hair)Spherical volumizing brush: Provides quantity (for nice hair)
That is lots of stuff and all of it connects simply to the wand. Line up the attachment with the highest of the wand and press it down till you are feeling it snap into place. Pull down and maintain the “unlock” lever on the again of the wand to take away every accent. The wand has a built-in plug that you simply hook up with a wall outlet identical to a hair dryer, or another styling product.
Its built-in motor blows air at low, medium and excessive intervals. You even have choices for cool, heat and high temperature settings.
The Airwrap makes use of air to type your hair, slightly than excessive direct warmth — that is its neatest characteristic. That is the place Dyson takes benefit of the Coanda impact, a phenomenon whereby, in line with UK-based S&C Thermofluids LTD, “a jet stream attaches itself to a close-by floor and stays hooked up even when the floor curves away from the preliminary jet path.” It is most obvious once you’re utilizing one of many curling barrels.
Dyson offers you two of every curling attachment as a result of the air flowing from the wand blows out from the barrels in numerous instructions. You’d usually curl your hair away out of your head, so that you want one barrel for every path. Arrows on the barrels assist present you which ones one you want for which aspect.