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Dyson Air Wrap: Do you need it?

Updated: Mar 15, 2021

We have all heard of Dyson. Your first thought may be a futuristic vacuum cleaner or a fan that you can stick your arm through. Another thought that may come to mind is their take on the hair dryer or one of their latest releases, the Air Wrap Styler. Given the modern engineering of their homewares, all their products first appear a little foreign to the eye. Making you think, how does this even work? Is this REALLY worth my money? Well, wonder no more! I am here to give you the full rundown of this product from a consumers point of view.

I had the pleasure of interviewing a close friend of mine and a fellow beauty enthusiast. She recently purchased the Dyson Air Wrap. Here to give you a consumers point of view, I present the one and only, Natalie Minniti.

Natalie purchased the Air Wrap Styler Complete for $549.99 ( the wallet might of cried a bit). The Complete set includes; Air wrap styler, 1.2 inch barrels, 1.6 inch barrels, firm smoothing brush, soft smoothing brush, round volumizing brush, pre- styling dryer, storage case, non slip mat and a filter cleaning brush. You can take their online quiz to customize your attachments depending on your hair type. You can also buy additional attachments that are sold for $40 a piece on the Dyson website. Retailers such as Ulta Beauty, Bed Bath and Beyond, Sephora, Best Buy and Amazon also sell the complete set.

As I mentioned previously, Natalie is a beauty enthusiast, not a salon professional. Meaning, her opinion is non biased to other pro heat tools, as compared to mine. She is looking for something that is user friendly, efficient and gives you a phenomenal blow out. That was enough of an intro, lets get into what we came here for.

Q: What is your hair type and daily/ weekly styling routine?

A: I have pretty thin hair but a lot of strands. This makes my hair pretty “medium”. Naturally my hair is wavy, but no where close to curly. It’s chemically processed, but not bleached. I typically would use the Revlon heat styling brush and set it with velcro rollers.

Q: Heat settings- Does it get hot enough to effectively style and set the hair? Do you feel it protects the hair from heat damage more than a traditional heat tool?

A: Honestly, I wasn’t expecting it to get as hot as it does! It definitely is not as hot as many other heat tools I own. I would say about 1/2-3/4 of the heat of my Revlon brush. I do find that my hair doesn’t get that “burnt” smell ever with this styling tool.

Q: Does the Air Wrap have the same power as a standard hair dryer?

A: The power definitely feels different but, I don’t think that’s necessarily bad. As a novice, it’s not as intimidating. I find that it takes around the same, if not less, time to dry than a standard hair dryer.

Q: Do you use all the attachments? Do some attachments work better than others? Does the hair glide through the bristles or tend to snag?

A: I haven’t had any issues with the bristles! The round brush specifically is a lot different than i’m used to. It is a metal round brush where I typically like a boar bristled one. I still find I get a good blow out, but I do still prefer a boar bristle. I haven’t had any issues with my hair getting caught or stuck in any of the attachments.

Q: Do you notice a difference in the end result? Less frizz, more shine and overall a more smooth, polished result?

A: I do find it to be a lot more smooth, however I do have to use multiple “heads” to get it as smooth as I like. If I just use the air wrap heads ( Barrel attachment), I usually find its not as smooth as I like. I like using the round brush head or the paddle brush head to get my roots nice and smooth, then add the curl / wave with the air wrap on the ends.

Q: Do you find that your blow out, curls, waves etc. last long when using the Air Wrap?

A: I definitely feel like my blow out holds longer without much effort. I don’t have to use my velcro rollers or as much hair spray. There was definitely a learning curve with figuring out how to use the air wrap, but now i’m obsessed.

Q: For curling barrel attachment, do you feel you get the same result as a curling iron?

A: I typically don’t use a clamp when curling my hair and use it more as a wand. I find it to be pretty similar. There are multiple sizes (2), which is great. I’ve noticed that it curls differently if I “release” the curl with the air wrap “on” versus if I turn it off and let the curl cool on the tool. I prefer the latter, as I find it gives a fuller “wave” curl.

Q: Do you find this product easy to use?

A: Absolutely! There is the learning curve, but once you figure it out it’s really easy to use. There’s so many tutorials to help, as well.

Q: Do you feel this product was worth the price tag?

A: Personally, yes. It gives me a great, voluminous blowout. I blow dry my hair almost every time I wash it, and I love a good blowout. The air wrap (the curling attachments) work best on damp hair, so I do still reach for my curling iron midweek sometimes for a touch up. I wouldn’t say it completely replaces every single tool, but does a damn close job. I love my Dyson and would recommend it for anyone with a similar hair type who likes a bouncy blowout.

As you can gather from the interview, Natalie is overall a huge fan of the Dyson Air wrap. She fully supports your future purchase of this item. I have personally never used the Air Wrap, but i'm still on the fence about it. Would you invest in the Dyson Air Wrap or any of their hair tools? Have you tested out the Dyson Air Wrap yourself? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear everyone thoughts!

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