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Dyson hair care: Do the products live up to the hype?

What products do you think of when you think of the Dyson brand? We’re guessing it’s air purifiers, fans or vacuum cleaners. And we’ll bet you didn’t think of hair dryers, straighteners and styling brushes first. But Dyson is making a major mark in the hair tool world. It’s becoming a go-to brand for hair stylists and regular folks alike. Dyson spent years developing these products and applying their patented technology. They claim their hair tools dry, curl and straighten hair while protecting it from heat damage and maintaining its natural shine. The company’s hair straightener, hair dryer and hair styler cost from $400 to $600. So these products are an investment, to say the least. But are they worth spending that much? Our Dyson hair care review will find out if they live up to all the hype.

Dyson Airwrap styler reviewed

The Dyson Airwrap styler doesn’t look a lot different from a regular curling iron. But its technology combines a hair dryer, curling iron and hot brush in one. And it’s effective as all three of those tools.

Dyson Airwrap technology

The base wand is 10.5 inches and comes with a variety of attachments. These click on with ease and allow the tool to give you almost any hair style. Like all Dyson’s hair tools, this one styles your hair without using extreme heat. Instead, it uses technology that creates what Dyson calls the Coanda effect. This attracts and wraps hair to the barrel with air instead of extreme heat, thus causing less damage.

The attachments include two barrels of different sizes for curling and waving. There’s a round volumizing brush that creates body and is for fine or flat hair. A firm smoothing brush creates straighter styles for frizz-prone hair. And a soft smoothing brush lends a smooth, blow-dried look to gentle scalps.

Other Dyson Airwrap attachments

Another feature that sets this styler apart is that you can use it on damp hair. So there’s also a pre-styling dryer attachment that readies your hair for styling by taking it from wet to damp. The technology combines air and controlled heat so you can style and dry at the same time. You can choose from three heat settings, three airflow speeds and finish off with a cold shot to set your style.

If you’re not sure which attachments are best for you, the Dyson website has a hair diagnostic tool. It will guide you through finding the attachments that are best for your hair type, length and desired style.

Is the Dyson Airwrap worth the money?

Now that’s a lot of features and cutting-edge technology. But is it all worth the eye-popping $550 price tag? For the most part, users seem to like the Dyson Airwrap. But the styler isn’t without its faults. It’s true that the absence of extreme heat allows for styling with less damage. But some users have complained that the style they got from the Airwrap didn’t last as long as they wanted it to, falling flat after a few hours.

Dyson Corrale hair straightener reviewed

The Dyson Corrale hair straightener looks like most other hair straighteners. But the technology inside is very different.

What makes the Dyson Corrale different?

In place of the tourmaline or ceramic plates other straighteners use, the Corrale has flexing manganese copper alloy plates. These plates flex around sections of your hair, allowing you to get better results with less heat and. That means less damage to your hair, styling with less breakage. You’ll have smoother hair with less frizz and fewer flyaways.

Aside from straightening, you can use this tool to create sleek and smooth curls and waves. It works with all different hair types. And you can choose between three different temperature settings depending on your styling needs.

Other Dyson Corrale features

This Dyson Corrale is also cordless, so it frees you from using an outlet. On the other hand, the battery it has instead makes this straightener heavier than others. A small digital screen shows you the device’s temperature and battery charge level.

Is the Dyson Corrale worth the money?

Users say this straightener does give better results with less damage. That said, the lower heat also means it takes longer to straighten than hotter straighteners do. Another drawback is the Corrale’s low battery life. You’ll get about 30 minutes of use out of a full charge, and it takes 70 minutes to recharge all the way. We don’t think it’s a deal breaker, but still. For $500, you wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect a more robust battery.

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer reviewed

The first thing you notice about the Dyson Supersonic Hair dryer is how different it looks compared to other hair dryers. In place of the vented nose of a typical dryer, the Supersonic has a small circle. It looks less like a hair dryer and more like a tiny room fan, something for which Dyson is famous. But while this hair dryer is small, it’s also mighty.

What makes the Dyson Supersonic different?

Dyson claims the combination of the Supersonic’s digital motor and Air Multiplier technology make it six times faster than regular hair dryers.

Another design difference is that the motor is in the dryer’s handle, not the head. And the vent is in the bottom of the handle, which means there’s no risk of your hair getting caught in the dryer.

The Supersonic also has a thermal sensor, which measures the temperature of the air exiting the dryer 40 times per second. This constant regulation of the air temperature keeps your hair safe from heat damage. Other dryer’s don’t do that.

What else can the Dyson Supersonic do?

Dyson claims the Supersonic hair dryer increases smoothness by 75% and shine by 132%. They also say it decrease sfrizz and flyaways by up to 61%. A lot of Supersonic users say they indeed get smoother, shinier hair in less time.

Dyson also realizes that what’s good for one hair type isn’t always good for another. So they offer several attachments to style different types of hair. The attachments are magnetic, so you don’t have to struggle to click them into place. There’s a wide-tooth comb for curly and coiled hair. A styling concentrator is for styling and blowouts. The diffuser reduces wavy hair and frizz. The smoothing nozzle gives your hair a smooth, natural finish. And the gentle air attachment is good for users with fine hair and gentle scalps.

Is the Dyson Supersonic worth the money?

This Supersonic out-performs most other hair dryers on the market. But some users have said that it’s almost too powerful, causing a lack of control when it comes to styling. Others complain that the buttons are difficult to reach, so switching modes is inconvenient. So where’s the line between innovation and inconvenience? The Supersonic also has an extra-long cord, which is nice. But it doesn’t retract, which is a pain. It’s a minor quibble, but again: This product costs $400, so the details matter.