Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Dyson Airwrap utilizes jets of air to style your hair

Tired of frizzy hair and the extreme heat to style or curl them?

No worries anymore. Dyson is applying its air-blasting motor tech to breathe new life into another area of personal hair care. The Dyson Airwrap can curl hair, add volume, or get frizzy hair under control. However, it does so without the extreme heat that can sometimes cause damage. It utilizes jets of air to grab and style the hair, one shock at a time.

How does it work?

The Airwrap itself looks just like a lightsaber handle. It is a glossy, dark gray tube with an air-intake filter on the bottom (the perforated filter pops on and off easily equipped with magnets) and a purple-colored rim on the top end, where the air comes out.

There are three switches close to the top for controlling the air flow and temperature. Although you need to plug it in to use it.

The curler and brush heads attach to the top, each with similar purple-and-gray colors. The curling heads are roughly cylindrical, with arrows on them to tell you the direction of air flow. The rush of air over the surface of the head creates what’s called the Coanda effect, which naturally pulls things closer (in this case, hair).

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While the Airwrap does use heated air, it never heats it beyond 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Jon Reyman, a stylist in New York told that many curling and straightening products on the market today take temperatures up past 400 degrees Fahrenheit, which can cause “catastrophic” damage to hair.

Reyman said after using it, “Dyson has created what I think is a better mousetrap.”

“This [kind of curl] isn’t possible without using extreme heat.”

While the Airwrap isn’t a hair straightener per se, there are two brush heads that are meant to smooth out frizzy hair and get voluminous curls under control. A few strokes with the Airwrap using a brush head with soft bristles and hair was passably straight again.

The Airwrap also includes a “pre-styling dryer” head that looks just like the Supersonic (First product of Dyson). So you could theoretically get the Airwrap to not just be your styler, but your hair dryer as well.

Whether you use a separate hair dryer or not, the Airwrap does have a drying effect, and it’s intended to be used on damp hair.

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Reyman said, “[Normally,] I’ll have to blow dry hair and then, if I wanted a curl, I’d have to use a curler, so I’m doing a two-step process.”

“Here, I can take the hair while it’s still damp and work it. So it’s a shorter process.”

Different packages

Since everyone has different hair with different needs, it’s offering three different packages, with different sets of heads. All three packages some with the pre-styling dryer and two 1.2-inch curlers.

  1. The Volume and Shape set comes with a soft brush for adding body and volume and a round brush for shaping fine, straight hair.
  2. The Smooth and Control set comes with a firm brush for straightening and calming down frizzy hair and two 1.6-inch curlers for larger curls.
  3. Then there’s the “Complete” package: two of each curler, all three brushes, and the pre-styling dryer.

Highlighted Features

  • No extreme heat anymore, it uses air jets
  • It is very lightweight
  • It never heats it beyond 300 degrees Fahrenheit

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