The new Dyson Airwrap™ styler has been out for over a month, and beauty insiders have said both positive and negative things about it. Before you rush to the store and sacrifice your wallet for this pricey hair styler, let’s see if this product is actually worth it.
Replacing the pile of styling tools in the bathroom, the Dyson Airwrap™ is a new styling tool that can satisfy almost all of your styling needs, from blow drying to curling and even straightening. With a simple switch of the styling attachment, the Airwrap™ can do it all.
Yet a few styling attachments aren’t worth 500 bucks. The hefty price tag comes from its core technology and design.
Dyson has spent years developing the V9 motor that creates a new air phenomenon called the Coanda effect in a small hair styler. The Coanda effect creates a vortex in the cylinder and grabs the hair to the surface. Hence, it requires less effort than your traditional hair curler that takes more time to wrap the hair around. The Airwrap™ automatically draws your hair to the cylindrical surface when you move a small strand of hair close to the bar.
It is not only faster and easier to use, but also less harmful to your hair while styling because of its minimized heat at or below 302°F. Different from your traditional hair styler that uses a high temperature to change the shape of hair, the Airwrap™ uses the Coanda effect and controlled heat to shape the hair and protect it from extreme damage.
Now enough with technology. How might it be useful for you?
Based on reviews, although the Airwrap™ styles your hair quickly, the hair does not remain shaped for the entire day, so the lasting power depends on your hair texture. If you have softer and weaker hair, it could return to its natural shape in a short amount of time. If you have stronger and thicker hair, it can remain shaped longer throughout the day. This is the same whether or not hairspray is applied.
Stylistically, it does create a natural and shiny look because of the technology it uses, so if you are looking for natural styling the Airwrap™ would be a great fit.
Financially, the Airwrap™ costs around the same as the sum of all the hair tools it can replace. $500 is usually less than, if not equal to, the sum of a hair straightener, curler, dryer, and sometimes even salon styling.
Ultimately, the takeaway is if you are looking for a styling product that satisfies almost any of your styling needs, harms hair the least, is the most convenient to use on a rushed Monday morning, and, most importantly, is under your budget, then this would be the styler you want to purchase once and for all.