It’s been a little over a month since I invested in the Dyson Air Wrap and I now feel confident enough to share my review! For a tutorial on how I curl my hair with the Air Wrap, follow me of IG where I’ll be posting a video later today.
Ease of Use
Before purchasing one of my own, I actually watched a few tutorials on how to use the tool(s). So going into it, I felt pretty confident on how to properly use it. My favorite tutorial is by Cara Loren saved under her “Dyson Air Wrap” highlight. To watch one on YouTube, I thought this one was super helpful as well.
Like with anything new, it takes a few trial and errors before figuring it out. The brushing attachments are pretty straightforward; what takes practice is the curling attachments. As I’ll explain in my tutorial on IG, you want to use the barrels with the arrows facing away from your face. I also found that the smaller section of hair, the easier it is to curl and control.
My very first time using the Air Wrap curling attachments, I was late to work. I gave myself 30 minutes and evidently that wasn’t enough time to figure it out. And I wasn’t about to go to work with a half curled head. Now, I’m much quicker and can be done in about 15-20 minutes. Even still, I’m quicker using a regular curling iron. I think that’s because with the Dyson, you have to wait for the barrel to disperse the hot air into your hair. Whereas your conventional curling iron is already hot and ready to roll.
If we’re just talking about the blow drying attachment, the time is freaky fast. And if the curling attachments aren’t your thing, think about investing in Dyson’s blow dryer. You’ll be amazed at how quickly it dries your hair.
What sets apart the Dyson Air Wrap from other hair dryers and hair tools is it’s various heat settings, and never reaching a certain temperature. This makes it appealing to all of us who can’t afford extra heat damage. If the air is too hot, you have options. If the severity of the air is too much, you have options.
One of my biggest questions before purchasing one myself was whether or not I could use the curling attachments on dry hair. This was important to know because I didn’t want to have to wash my hair in order to curl it when I wanted to. The answer is yes, you can absolutely use the attachments on dry hair. It works the same with or without damp hair.
Longevity of Curls
This is where I personally think the Air Wrap lacks. My curls always start out nice fluffy and full, but within a few hours they’re nearly flat. And if I sleep on my curls, my hair is completely straight the next morning and I have to curl my entire head again.
I’ll note that my hair doesn’t hold any sort of curl very well, but they fall out particularly quick with the Dyson.
I initially took the plunge of the pricey Dyson because my Revlon Hair Brush Tool gave out. I love having endless blow drying options with the Dyson thanks to its 8 different attachments. However, if you’re realistically not going to take advantage of the attachments — especially the curling barrels — then the cost probably isn’t worth it. For me, though, I use the regular blow drying attachment, the round brush attachment, and the curling barrels every week.
It also comes in a large, leather case (shown above and below) and if we’re being honest, I think a lot of what you’re paying for is the extravagant packaging.
So, is it worth it?
In the end, I do think it was worth the money. Not only does it make a killer blow dryer, I have various options for styling my hair. If you don’t want to use the curling barrels for traditional curls, you can use them as a wand and wrap your hair around them to create more of a wave. So, now you have yet another styling option.
Because the tool is using air, I notice how much bigger and fuller my hair is, as opposed to a regular curling iron that often weights my hair down. But, if I’m in a time crunch, I will admit that I reach for my traditional curling irons because I’m much quicker at them.
What else would you guys like to know? Please drop any questions in the comments below, or shoot me a message! I’d love to help you decide whether or not it’s worth the investment. Thanks for reading, and be sure to look out for my own tutorial on how I curl my hair that I’ll be posting on IG today!
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