I Tried Out the Dyson Airwrap, Here Are My Honest Thoughts

When it comes to my hair, I'm pretty picky about the products and tools I'll use.

I pride myself on having super healthy hair, as I rarely apply heat to it. Especially since the start of quarantine, my hair has become longer and softer than ever before. A few months ago, a friend of mine was telling me about her Dyson Airwrap, and I immediately knew I needed to try it out for myself. And while this retails at a hefty price of $549.99, I was wondering if it was going to live up to its reputation.

So, once I got it and after weeks and weeks of trial and error, trying out all the attachments and just playing around with the product itself, I finally have an answer for you. Keep reading to find out my honest thoughts about the Dyson Airwrap:

The Brand

We've all obviously heard of Dyson the brand, but I'm sure not all of you know about their very popular hair care line. Without a doubt, their first buzzworthy product was their hairdryer, and from there, the Airwrap itself. Dyson is known for making high-powered tools, from vacuums to air purifiers to gadgets for your hair. So, you know you're getting the best tech out there when it comes to Dyson, which for me, was a total must.


The Product

Okay, at this point, you might be a bit confused as to what the Airwrap actually is, and it's honestly quite complex. First things first, the Airwrap is for all hairstyles. Whether you have super fine and flat hair, wavy hair or tight coils, the Airwrap definitely has the ability to leave you with a bangin' blowout.

dyson airwrap barrel

(via Dyson)

Plus, since most of us are staying home and not going to the hair salon, giving ourselves salon-worthy blowouts has become necessary. The Airwrap uses—you guessed it—air as its main source for power. The Airwrap also isn't just one tool—it has multiple attachments. Below, I break down everything included.


Storage Box

All of this comes in a beautiful, tan-colored storage box and keeps everything very organized. Additionally, there's a non-slip storage mat for when you're using the Airwrap itself.

airwrap storage box

(via Dyson)


Airwrap Cord

The main part that you'll use for every attachment is the cord itself, and from there, you can choose an attachment for your needs.


Pre-styling Dryer

I've found that it's best to use the Airwrap either straight out of the shower or with hair that's 80% dry. So, if your hair is sopping wet, attach the dryer to the cord and dry out your locks so that they're just a tiny bit damp (if you're using the barrels.) However, if you're using any of the brushes, damp or towel-dried hair will work, so there's no need to use this attachment.

airwrap dryer

(via Dyson)

Next, choose your styling tool!


Airwrap Barrels in 1.2″ and 1.6″

The most popular attachments are definitely the Airwrap barrels, which come in two sizes. The smaller size comes in 1.2″ barrels while the larger comes in 1.6″ barrels. Both take quite some time to nail down. But, once you do, you'll be left with stunningly curly or wavy hair. Each size comes with two barrels and has arrows on them, indicating the way the air blows. Watch this video to see what I'm talking about:

I've tried both size barrels multiple times at this point and have tried a different technique every time. The most frustrating was my first time when I took about 45 minutes curling my hair, then brushed it out at the end thinking I'd be left with a wavy look. But that did not happen. My hair instantly went flat when I ran my dry brush through my hair. I learned through trial and error to not use a coarse brush, but instead use your fingers or a wide tooth comb. Also, make sure to let them stay curled for at least 20 minutes before loosening it up.

dyson airwrap barrel

(via Dyson)

Another super important tip I have is to use the cold shot! When I typically think of a hair drying tool, I think of heat. With the Airwrap, you initially use heat, then, after about 15 seconds, you're supposed to switch the temp to cold to set the hair for another 15 seconds. I know this is all a lot to take in, but you can not skip this step!


Firm and Soft Smoothing Brushes

Also included in the storage box are two brushes. One is for thick, coarse hair, while the other is for thin to normal hair. Depending on your hair type, you'll likely only ever use one of them.

airwrap brush

(via Dyson)

This attachment, in my opinion, is by far the easiest to get the hang of. Pretty much all you have to do is brush your hair and hold it at the angle you want it to flip. Or, if you want, you can make it pin-straight. Personally, I love the look of bouncy hair, so any time I've used the brush, I've given it a little twirl at the end of my locks.

The brush best works when you section your hair off into two or three sections, depending on the thickness of your hair. From there, get to brushing! Brush slower than you would your normal hair on the hot setting until almost dry, then for about 15 seconds, set the temp to cold. I know it sounds weird to finish with cold air, but it helps maintain the style for longer, trust!


Round Volumizing Brush

Last but not least is my favorite attachment in the storage box, the round volumizing brush! As I mentioned earlier, I love a bouncy look, and this brush gets the job done. It leaves me with voluminous hair that looks like I just stepped out of DryBar.

airwrap round brush

(via Dyson)

For this attachment, section your hair off like you would if you were using the other brushes. Then, grabbing small sections, place the styler under your hair until it's almost dry, then wrap it around the brush. Switch to the cold setting for 15 seconds and release! I love this attachment the most because it leaves my hair looking so clean and bouncy. I'm simply obsessed.


Bottom Line

If you're on the edge about making the purchase, I'm here to urge you to make the leap! The Airwrap has seriously upped my hair game, and I'm excited to style my hair in new, fun ways.

I know, it'expensive, but there are payment plans available that will make it much easier to afford. If you can swing it, I'd say you should 100% invest in this incredibly inventive product.


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