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I’ve Used the Dyson Airwrap for Almost Two Years – Is It Worth the Money?

For me, yes. The Dyson Airwrap has been 100% worth the money I invested. I’ve been using it every time I style my hair over the past two years.

It’s a pricey hair tool and was a big investment for me, so I thought it would be best to tell you what I like and don’t like (yep, this is a brutally honest review) so that you can decide for yourself if the Airwrap would be a good fit for your hair needs.

Before I forget to mention this, I will have an entire separate blog post and YouTube video coming soon with all of my tips on getting the most out of your Airwrap.

Today’s post will focus on the pros and cons, to help you decide if it’s the right tool for you.

Prior to purchasing the Airwrap, the other dryer styling brushes I’ve purchased are the: Revlon Dryer Brush, Hot Tools Dryer Brush, and the Conair Supreme 2-in-1 Styling Brush. I also have a slew of curling and flat irons from ghd, Bio Ionic, Conair, and Chi, as well as blow dryers from Bio Ionic and ghd.

My point: I’ve tried a TON of hot tools and hopefully this gives me a unique perspective on the Dyson Airwrap and why I think it’s a good buy.

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Dyson Airwrap Product Info

The Airwrap is a combination hair dryer and styling tool. Instead of using high heat to style your hair, it uses high speed air flow and suction to dry and style your hair at the same time.

It comes with a barrel and 6 styling attachments that are easily clicked in and out, using the lock on the backside of the barrel.

It also comes with a large storage box that keeps the attachments sorted, a filter cleaner, and a heat protection mat to place the dryer down on as needed. A heat protection mat protects both your countertops and the Airwrap.

The Airwrap retails for $599. There are additional attachments (that I will get more into) that retail for $40 each and they are sold separately.

PRODUCT INFO RECAP

  • (1) barrel
  • (4) attachments, including 2 sizes of curling wands, two straighteners, a round brush, and a dryer head
  • (1) storage box
  • (1) heat protection mat
  • (1) filter cleaner
  • product has (3) air flow settings and (3) heat settings, with (1) cool-shot button
  • retail $599 + tax
  • additional attachments available for $40 each
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PROS OF THE AIRWRAP

  • You don’t have to worry about forgetting to unplug your hot tool when you leave the house.  (fellow paranoid heat tools users rejoice!) This might sound silly to some people, but as someone who worries constantly if I have turned off my curling iron, this is something I genuinely love about the Airwrap.
  • Dyson’s heat level (max 302 F) blowing towards hair is much healthier for hair vs using a hot tool at 425 F+ directly on hair.
  • Dyson’s non-metal attachments are MUCH more gentle on my hair vs a metal barrel tool.  This “pro” is huge! My hair is the healthiest it’s ever been.
  • For me, it’s replaced my blow dryer, flat iron, round brush, and curling iron. I still use a hot tool occasionally for a touch up, but really prefer the look of my hair blown out. All the attachments make this an incredibly convenient tool.
  • Unlike other styling dryer brushes on the market, you don’t need a separate blowdryer to get hair 70-80% dry before using the styling dryer. The Dyson comes with it’s own dryer attachment. This adds to the overall value for me, as well as the convenience.
  • The Airwrap’s handle size is smaller and easier to grip vs other round brush dryers.
  • Attachments are SO FUN to play + experiment with. I love trying new combos to see the style outcome. See below!
  • Each blowout lasts me 2-4 days, so I only have to style my hair 1 or 2 times a week. It saves me so much time this way.
  • The cool shot button is heaven sent. It locks in my style. No other dryer brush I have tried had this feature and it’s a game changer for frizzy hair.
  • Easy to create a perfect blowout. I have never been skilled with a traditional round brush and hair dryer combination, but the Airwrap is the closest I have come to recreating a salon blowout at home.

CONS OF THE AIRWRAP

  • There is a definite learning curve to getting best results. It took me a few months, which is why I am writing a separate post with all my best tips, so hopefully that will shorten the learning curve time for someone else.
  • My finished can sometimes come out with a bit more frizz vs using a heated metal tool like a flat iron.
  • Hair must be styled when wet for best results. Sometimes I’m too tired to blow dry for 30 minutes right after a shower at the end of the day.
  • For different hair lengths, it’s best to buy size appropriate attachments, so this adds an additional cost. Dyson does offer a customized set on their website, but it’s often out of stock. Sephora and Ulta (where I bought mine) only sell the standard set with additional attachments for long or short hair separately.
  • The Airwrap sells out pretty quickly. This isn’t a “con” of the actual product, just that it is actually pretty hard to get your hands on one at times.

DYSON AIRWRAP VS. CURLING IRON

I feel like one of the biggest misconceptions I see with the Airwrap is that it is going to give you piecey beach waves, like a 1.25″ curling produces. This is a totally reasonable thought, as the attachments for curling led me to think the same thing. It’s also common to hear people say this replaced my curling iron, flat iron and blow dryer, like I did above.

What I find is the the Airwrap gives me the blow out version of curls, which I prefer. My finished hair look is smooth, bouncy, and the curls have great, cohesive movement. It’s a different finish vs. using a curling wand for curls with more separation. I hope this makes sense.

I feel like this is really important to note as your are considering if the Airwrap is right for you.

IN SUMMARY

The Airwrap has taken over as my most-used hair styling tool.

My hair is the healthiest looking and feeling it’s ever been. It’s also the longest that I’ve ever been able to grow it in my life and I credit this completely to the hard plastic attachments on the Airwrap. Not using any heated metal on my hair has been a game changer.

Am I happy I purchased the Airwrap? Yes. Would I buy the Airwrap again? 100%. I am hoping that the Airwrap lasts me several years (at minimum), but at this point, there is no going back. I am a full Dyson Airwrap convert.

If you are looking for a tool that will help make your hair healthier and also streamline your blow-dry and styling into one device, I highly recommend the Airwrap!

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Yuko

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Pretty please upload the video soon! I am struggling so hard with my new Airwrap. I’ve scoured YouTube and can’t find tips that work for me (someone with fine, slippery, straight hair that doesn’t hold a curl well). Really hoping to figure it out before the return window closes. If anyone can help me do it, it’s you!

Yuko

Wednesday 15th of June 2022

@Molly Gardner, Woohoo!!! Congratulations!! Hope you have the best time on your honeymoon.

I'd love to be able to do a blow-out and blow-out curls look. For example, of the pictures in the collage you share in this post, I'd love to achieve both looks in the top row, the look on the right in the middle row, and the look on the left in the bottom row. As it stands, I'm only able to achieve a messy version of your hair in the center photo (Smoothing), which is pretty much the natural state of my hair.

In terms of things I've tried: I've tried clips and rollers, but my hair only lasts a few hours. For products, I've tried Living Proof's Prime Style Extender (I still have an old tube), Amika's Plus Size Perfect Body Mousse, and Bumble and Bumble's Thickening Dry Spun Texture Spray. The Prime Style Extender made my hair look a little neater but didn't keep the blown out look, and I might as well have not used the other two.

No idea what I'm doing wrong. I'm starting to wonder if the Dyson truly only works for certain hair types. So bummed and hoping to learn a trick or two from you to finally make it work!

Molly Gardner

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Hi Yuko! Ok, I promise I will film as soon as we get back from our Honeymoon next week :) One quick question, are you setting your hair after in clips or rollers? Are you going for more of a blow out or curled look?

So two questions, ha! Talk soon! - Molly

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