How to use the Dyson Airwrap to effortlessly style your hair into curls

There aren’t many people left who haven’t heard of Dyson’s revolutionary Airwrap Complete styler device – which, when released in 2019, sold out worldwide in less than a week.

It’s the first of its kind to provide a hair dryer, curling barrels and straightening brushes in the same kit, so no matter what event you’re attending – and what you want your hair to look like – it’s achievable in no time at all.

Like any cult classic product, I was intrigued by the Airwrap – and its sale status – but wasn’t sure if the $799 investment was worth it, especially since my success rate with hair straighteners and the curling wands weren’t anything special. .

So I tested the limited-edition Valentine’s Day product, which arrives in a cute red box with similarly colored detailing on each of the hair care tools, to see if the hype was really worth it for a beauty lover.

Like any cult classic product, I was intrigued by the Airwrap – and its sale status – but wasn’t sure if the $799 investment was worth it (pictured after using the Airwrap)

So I tested the limited-edition Valentine's Day product, which arrives in a cute red box with similarly colored detailing on each of the hair care tools, to see if the hype was really worth it for a beauty lover.

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So I tested the limited-edition Valentine’s Day product, which arrives in a cute red box with similarly colored detailing on each of the hair care tools, to see if the hype was really worth it for a beauty lover.

It didn’t take very long to find out why it’s such a popular tool.

Dyson recommends using the Airwrap on slightly damp hair, with the pre-styling dryer only necessary if you’ve just gotten out of the shower and your strands are wet.

To get the full experience – and test out all the tools – I shampooed and conditioned my hair in the shower with Oribe’s Gold Lust products before putting it in a microfiber drying towel for 10 minutes. .

Once out of the towel, it was time to moisturize, mainly because my hair is dyed blonde and breaks easily, so I used Olaplex’s No. 6 and No. 7 treatment creams with the conditioner. R+Co High Dive Leave-In Moisturizer.

Prepared and primed, it was finally time to put the Airwrap to work.

This is my hair immediately after drying

PICTURED: Here is my hair (left) before any heat styling.  I used Olaplex No. 6 and No. 7 Treatment Creams with R+Co High Dive Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner before starting.

PICTURED: Here is my hair (left) before any heat styling. I used Olaplex No. 6 and No. 7 Treatment Creams with R+Co High Dive Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner before starting.

The styling device uses jets of air to help you achieve voluminous curls, natural waves and smooth blow-dry finishes, rather than the continuous high heat that other products rely on.

It also incorporates an engine that produces the Coanda effect, which occurs when a high-speed jet of air passes through a surface and, due to pressure differences, the airflow attaches to the surface.

Leveraging this principle, Dyson’s team of aerodynamicists have created a way to style hair using only air combined with heat – and our locks are better off for it.

So I attached the pre-styling hair dryer to the motor and dried my hair until it was only slightly damp, which took two minutes in all.

So I attached the pre-styling hair dryer to the motor and dried my hair until it was only slightly damp, which took two minutes.

Hydrogen bonds line every strand of your hair.  When hair is wet, it breaks hydrogen bonds - resets your hair's natural texture and prepares it for styling

So I attached the pre-styling hair dryer to the motor and dried my hair until it was only slightly damp, which took two minutes.

Hydrogen bonds line every strand of your hair. When hair is wet, it breaks hydrogen bonds, resetting your hair’s natural texture and preparing it for styling.

Next, I decided to give the Firm Straightening Brush a try to straighten my dyed hair. The other option for my fine-haired friends is the soft straightening brush, which is perfect if you have shorter, finer tendrils.

Starting from the top of my head, the heat, despite being on a high setting, was barely noticeable. No burnt foreheads or fingertips here.

The brush-like device is easy to navigate and doesn’t give a perfectly straight result the way a straightener does, which I think immediately lowers the volume factor.

Instead, the air creates volume in the roots and smoothes the mid-lengths and ends, minimizing frizz and the appearance of split ends.

The brush-like device is easy to navigate and doesn't give a perfectly straight result the way a straightener does, which I think immediately lowers the volume factor

The brush-like device is easy to navigate and doesn’t give a perfectly straight result the way a straightener does, which I think immediately lowers the volume factor

Then for curling I chose the 30mm curling barrel - rather than the 40mm option - to produce tighter curls and keep them from 'falling out' as my hair has a habit of coming back quickly to their natural state.

The most amazing thing about adding curl is that it

Then for curling I chose the 30mm curling barrel – rather than the 40mm option – to produce tighter curls and keep them from ‘falling out’ as my hair has a habit of coming back quickly to their natural state.

Then for curling I chose the 30mm curling barrel – rather than the 40mm option – to produce tighter curls and keep them from ‘falling out’ as my hair has a habit of coming back quickly to their natural state.

The most amazing thing about adding curl is that it “sucks” the hair towards it so you don’t have to position your hair perfectly around the base of the cylinder and curl your hair.

I used the hottest setting available until the barrel was at the top of my head, where I blew the locks with six seconds of cold air to “seal” the look.

The result is effortless, and with a spritz of Oribe’s texturizing spray, will last for hours.

The result is effortless, and with a spritz of Oribe texturizing spray, will last for hours.

The result is effortless, and with a spritz of Oribe texturizing spray, will last for hours.

The round volumizing brush is a twist on the hot roller – a trend that’s increasingly coming back into fashion – and produces a fuller, bouncier wave if that’s the old school look you desire.

When you break down the cost of buying each of these items separately – a hair dryer, a curling wand, a straightener, proper brushes – it becomes clear that the Dyson Airwrap is priced for what it is.

It took six years to develop, 642 prototypes and 230 engineers and scientists to manufacture the product as it is today – and it will produce the salon-quality look you hope to achieve in less than half the time of its competitors. .

This Valentine’s Day, the brand is selling its Corrale straightener, Supersonic hair dryer and Hot+Cool purifier in a bold red hue so you can create a hair look suitable for your date night.