If you’ve got your eye on the Dyson Airwrap but the price tag is scaring you, check out this Dyson Airwrap review to make an informed decision.
I recently received a Dyson Airwrap and was super excited to unpack it and see what this highly-rated product is all about.
In this article, I unpack my Dyson Airwrap and share my experience with trying it out on curly hair including before and after pictures.
What’s in the Dyson Airwrap Box?
I was super excited to get this Dyson Airwrap as I’ve had it on my list for some time.
The Dyson Airwrap comes with the following components:-
- Styler main body
- Pre-styling dryer – prepares hair for styling by taking it from wet to damp
- 30 mm Airwrap barrels x 2 – creates curls or waves with volume (barrel curls)
- 40mm Airwrap barrels x 2 – creates loose curls or waves
- Firm smoothing brush – creates straighter styles with less frizz and fewer flyaways
- Soft smoothing brush – creates a smooth, blow-dry finish
- Round volumizing brush – shapes hair as it dries.
It also comes with a non-slip mat and a filter cleaning brush. The Dyson Airwrap is packaged in a gorgeous tan storage case with a magnetic closure.
The Dyson Airwrap also includes a 2-year warranty for parts and labor.
What Can You Do with a Dyson Airwrap?
You can curl, wave, smooth, and dry with a Dyson Airwrap; all without the need for extreme heat like common heat appliances.
This is achieved via the Coanda effect, digital motor V9, and intelligent heat control.
The intelligent heat control measures airflow temperature and ensures heat always stays below 302°F while delivering premium results.
Below is a video explaining the technology behind the Dyson Airwrap:-
Dyson Airwrap on Curly Hair Review
So, here’s my review of the Dyson Airwrap from start to finish on regimen day.
My hair had been in twists for a while so it really needed some TLC last weekend.
I then deep conditioned under a hair steamer with Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner. My hair was all soft, moisturized, and ready after this pampering.
I kept my hair wrapped in a towel for about 30 minutes so I could bypass using the pre-styler dryer.
After 30 minutes, my hair was damp. I then applied leave-in hair milk and some grapeseed oil.
I tried the firm smoothing brush and the soft smoothing brush for different sections of hair.
I liked the soft smoothing brush better so I stuck with that for the rest of the process.
I did my hair in small sections and ran the brush through each section only 2 times before the section was straight all the way including the ends.
Here’s my hair at about halfway which took me less than 30 minutes, and I’m slow!
At some point in the process, I also tried the volumizing brush hesitantly as I was scared it would pull out my type 4 hair. It didn’t but it required some skill to maneuver properly.
I switched back to the firm smoothing brush and stayed with it for the rest of the process. Here’s my hair all done:-
It’s not bone straight because that wasn’t what I was going for. I also got tired about 75% in and stopped doing it properly. I’m a seriously lazy natural. lol.
I wanted a blown-out look and that’s what I got with a minimal run-through of the brush per section.
In the past, my blow dry never came out quite well because I found it impossible to maneuver a blow dryer and paddle brush at once.
The Dyson Airwrap combines these two things into a convenient tool for challenged naturalistas like myself.
I also tried the barrel but it didn’t do much. The curl started falling pretty much as soon as I unwrapped the barrel from the section.
Here’s how much hair came out by the end of the process. For the amount of manipulation I engaged in, this is minimal breakage:-
How Long Does a Dyson Airwrap Blow Dry Last?
For the night, I parted into 2 sections and loosely twisted each section, pinned up then wrapped a silk scarf around my head.
I also wore a satin sleep cap for extra measure. Here’s how my hair looked the next day:-
Slight reversion but still very soft and fluffy. I only needed a dash of argan oil for some shine.
I did the twist and pin-up thing for two more days then twisted my hair and went back to protective styling.
What Are the Pros and Cons of the Dyson Airwrap?
Decreased Likelihood of Damage
The Dyson Airwrap utilizes air to style hair. It uses less heat than traditional heat styling tools which means it’s less likely to damage hair.
Create Multiple Hairstyles
The Dyson Airwrap comes with a multitude of tools you can use to create multiple hairstyles.
You can dry, straighten, and create curls and waves with the Dyson Airwrap.
Reduces Styling Time
A lot of heat styling products claim this but the Dyson Airwrap really does reduce styling time.
It took me less than an hour to get my hair done taking small sections at a time.
Easy To Use
The design of the Dyson Airwrap lets you hold it conveniently as you run through hair without straining your wrist.
Can Use on Damp Hair
You can use the Dyson Airwrap on damp hair. You usually have to blow dry before curling or flat ironing.
You can achieve this in one step with the Airwrap depending on the styler you choose.
Suitable for All Hair Types
The Dyson Airwrap is suitable for all hair types. However, I’m not sure the barrels would work perfectly on type 4 hair.
I would have to try them again using different products and leave-ins to rate those attachments.
Easy Carry Case
The Dyson Airwrap comes with a lovely carry case where you can pack everything away when not in use.
The Dyson Airwrap includes three airflow settings and three heat settings plus a cold shot button.
Lawd, that price tag is crazy! Starts from $450 (refurbished). New ones run about $599.99.
However, you can pay for both iterations in installments with Buy Now, Pay Later.
There’s a bit of a learning curve to figuring out some of the attachments.
You’ll have to read the manual thoroughly or watch lots of YouTube videos.
Not Travel Friendly
I can’t imagine traveling with the entire storage case. It weighs a lot.
You can probably just take the attachment you need and only the styler body with you.
Long Hair May Have Issues
Is the Dyson Airwrap Worth It?
Definitely yes to a Dyson Airwrap. The Dyson Airwrap is a game-changer for me.
I usually do not care for heat appliances because it takes forever to get my hair done.
However, with the reduced styling time plus the combination of the dryer and wide brush provided by the Dyson Airwrap, I’m looking forward to the next time I use this.
I feel the Dyson Airwrap provides salon-style results with minimal incidence of damage so the price is worth it to me.
However, if you heat style only a few times a year, this may not be a good investment given the price tag.
Differences Between Dyson Airwrap and a One Step Hair Dryer & Styler
I reviewed a generic brand of One Step Hair Dryer & Styler previously.
There are a couple of differences between the Dyson Airwrap compared to my one step hair dryer & styler.
- They do the same thing but the Dyson Airwrap has more attachments and is more multifunctional for different hairstyles.
- With the one step hair dryer & styler, you will need a flat iron if you want bone-straight hair while the Dyson Airwrap can achieve bone-straight hair without the need for additional appliances.
- The Dyson Airwrap doesn’t use direct heat so even less likelihood of damage.
- The Dyson Airwrap is easier to maneuver than the one step hair dryer & styler but that’s likely dependent on the model.
- Both devices save time because you have a two-in-one device.
- A one step hair dryer & styler is a handy device while the Dyson Airwrap is more cumbersome to lumber around.
The Dyson Airwrap is a big step up from the one step hair dryer & styler so it boils down to your preference and budget.
If you can’t afford a Dyson Airwrap right now, a one step hair dryer & styler is a reasonable alternative.
Where to Buy the Dyson Airwrap?
The current version of the Dyson Airwrap available is designed for longer hair!
You can get a Dyson Airwrap at the following locations online depending on where you live:-
The video below shows the Dyson Airwrap being used on curly hair (type 2C – 3A):-
I may make a video the next time I use mine to show some versatility. I have 3C – 4B hair.
Why is Dyson Airwrap So Expensive?
Dyson product development involves years of testing and trials, cutting-edge technology plus top quality materials used in production.
Additionally, Dyson Airwrap utilizes air to style hair – a unique and patented technology.
This technology allows you to “heat” style your hair without fear of heat damage.
The Dyson Airwrap is a multifunctional product that can be used to curl, straighten, and blow dry – that’s at least 3 other heat styling tools replaced.
Dyson Airwrap also comes with a strong warranty and continued support even after the warranty has expired.
Dyson Airwrap has a solid reputation they strive to live up to in every product they bring to market.
When all these factors are brought into consideration, it becomes apparent why the Dyson Airwrap is so expensive.
Is Dyson Airwrap Damage Free?
Because the Dyson Airwrap uses air rather than heat to curl, dry, and straighten hair, the chances of damage are greatly reduced.
Keep in mind you still need to use a good heat protectant. Also, the Dyson Airwrap is still hot but not as hot as regular heat appliances.
A future article will cover the best hair products to use with Dyson Airwrap.
Can I Use Dyson Airwrap Every Day?
Yes, the Dyson Airwrap uses air to style hair. However, it still produces some heat.
Excessive heat styling will lead to hair damage over time no matter how safe the heat styling tool is.
I recommend using the Dyson Airwrap no more than twice a week even if your hair is very healthy.
Less if you have damaged hair or fine hair.
Do You Need to Use Heat Protectant with Dyson Airwrap?
As with all heat devices, you need to use a heat protectant prior to styling even with Dyson Airwrap.
The heat protectant creates a safe barrier between your hair and the heat.
Look out for the article on the best products to use with Dyson Airwrap for more on this.
Using Dyson Airwrap in a Different Country
As soon as I realized how much I love the Airwrap, I immediately looked up using it in a different country because I travel a lot for work.
The Dyson Airwrap voltage is 110/120V which is what is used in North America.
If you want to use the Dyson Airwrap in Europe or Asia where the voltage is 220V – 240V, for instance, you’ll have to buy a new one created for the country.
I know. I’m crying too.
Usually, you can use a voltage adaptor or converter but this could damage your device and for something over $450, whew, I wouldn’t risk it.
Does Dyson Airwrap Have a Warranty?
All Dyson Airwraps come with a 2-year warranty while the refurbished ones come with a 1-year one.
However, if you have an issue with your Airwrap after the warranty expires, you can still approach Dyson for assistance.
What is the Best Dyson Airwrap Alternative?
So, there are a few options if you can’t afford Dyson Airwrap just yet. First off, if you have a Dyson Supersonic Dryer, then you can buy the curling barrel attachments separately.
It’s not the same quality as the Airwrap but it’s practicable. Check here for reviews and pictures.
- 1 Pair 1.2 Inch/30MM Long Curling Barrels For Dyson Airwrap Styler Volume and Shape Curling Hair Tool, with Adapter for Dyson Hair Dryer Converting to Curling Iron Styler
- Curling Barrels:use a clockwise(or counterclockwise) curling roller to be flexible and flexible,can keep hair style for a long time
- Adapter for dyson for airwrap curling iron, accessory that makes for supersonic hair dryers available for airwrap curling iron.
The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer is an enhanced device that combines a hair dryer and a hot hair brush.
Designed with nylon pins and tufted bristles to enhance detangling and improve volume and control. Learn more here.
These are the two best tools that I think are comparable to the Dyson Airwrap.
- VOTED “BEST BLOW-DRY BRUSH”: Simplify your getting-ready routine with this fan favorite.
- TWO-IN-ONE TOOL: Dry and style in up to half the time* and get that just-left-the-salon feeling without leaving home.
- 2.8” BRUSH: Styles all hair types and lengths, its wide surface area is great for long hair.
Final Thoughts on Dyson Airwrap
The Dyson Airwrap is an amazing and innovative hair styling tool that helps reduce styling time significantly.
If you can afford it, I recommend going for it. You can also save for it or opt for the buy now, pay later option as long as you can manage the payments.
And if you’d rather save for it, then the alternative versions recommended above will work well in the meantime.
Other Dyson Products That Might Interest You
Abi is a curly hair expert, researcher, product tester, and author of the highly-rated Healthy Hair Care Series. She is also the founder of Ade Ori Hair Care, Healthy Natural Hair Products, and Natural Oils for Hair & Beauty. HNHP has strict editorial standards and ensures all the information on Healthy Natural Hair Products is the best for natural hair care. Learn more about our Editorial Policies
This post may contain affiliate links which means we will make a small commission if you purchase through those links. Read full disclosure HERE.