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Review: All you need is the Dyson Airwrap multi-styler (even with short hair)

All-in-one

Text: Rachel Au

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What's different with Dyson's latest Airwrap multi-styler? For this reviewer, it's now the only styling tool we need

You might think that the Dyson Airwrap is only used to create beautiful curls and natural-looking waves. "That's the only reason I would buy it, right?" Or so I used to think, but how very wrong I was. Dyson's new Airwrap multi-styler is my first hands-on experience with the styling tool. I've learnt new tricks with the Supersonic hairdryer and its attachments from Jennie of Blackpink's hairstylist. I've relied on the cordless Dyson Corrale hair straightener many times for both sleek hair and beachy waves. And now, if you ask me which is the one Dyson hair care product that is truly worth it—if I can only pick one—it would be this new Dyson Airwrap multi-styler. Let me break down the reasons and my review below.

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1. Use it to blow-dry your hair, and more

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The previous Airwrap could also dry your hair from wet to damp, optimally preparing it for styling. The new Airwrap multi-styler, however, does it even better with the new Coanda smoothing dryer. Reminiscent of the Flyaway attachment for the Supersonic hairdryer released last year, the Coanda smoothing dryer attachment blow-dries your hair; then, with a twist of the rotating tip, it hides and smooths flyaways in a single pass through your strands. The result: Sleek, straight hair with a salon-like finish and shine. This has been my favourite go-to hairstyle on days when I'm in a rush.

2. Style your hair with curls or waves without changing attachments

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Previously, you would have to keep switching Airwrap barrels to switch directions. Now, each Airwrap barrel—available in 30mm and 40mm—can do both clockwise and anticlockwise curls with just a twist of the cool-touch tip at the top. I found it immensely intuitive to use and saved a lot of time. Thanks to the Coanda airflow, the barrel attracts the hair to self-wrap around it to create natural-looking curls or waves. Since I have short hair, though, I've just been using the 30mm and would alternate the airflow direction as I work from left to right. For another quick, fuss-free hairdo, I would tie a low bun, then use the Airwrap barrel to curl my curtain bangs to the side. Personally, the downside is that with my thick hair, the curls don't last throughout the day unless I use a styling product, as per the tips shared by Blackpink's Jennie's hairstylist.

3. For that C-curl style

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While the Coanda smoothing dryer does give me a sleek bob, the new firm and soft brush attachments provide more control for a straight hairstyle since you can brush through your hair with them. I like to give the ends a slight curl, so I'd turn the brush inwards as I brush the hair towards the ends. This works well enough for short hair. If you have thick and frizz-prone hair like me, the firm smoothing brush is your friend. For those with fine hair, the soft smoothing brush will be yours. However, the volumising brush does the trick best for an even more defined C-curl, especially if you have long hair.

4. Big tip: Use the 'cool shot' setting

In addition to using styling products, one vital tip the Dyson team tells me is to use the 'cool shot' setting for about five to ten seconds to set your hairstyle. Contrary to many people's beliefs, high heat doesn't necessarily ensure your hairstyle stays in place. It sets when the hair cools.

5. It prevents heat damage

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It's great that the Dyson Airwrap multi-styler can create a range of hairstyles for any hair type or length, but I feel even better knowing that it prevents extreme heat damage while doing so. At the heart of the Airwrap multi-styler is the Dyson digital motor V9, a 13-blade impeller that spins at up to 110,000rpm. This generates that air pressure to create the Coanda effect—that powerful airflow that attracts the hair to the brush or barrel, allowing you to control it to curl, shape or hide flyaways without extreme heat.

I'm generally low-maintenance and a fan of any lazy-girl beauty routines, so the Dyson Airwrap used to look overwhelming to use with its varying attachments. But I'm glad that the new Airwrap multi-styler has completely changed my mind. It is everything in one, especially since the styling time has been reduced with the new re-engineered attachments—and its rotating cool tip, so you don't have to keep changing barrels every 30 seconds. It's been so life-changing (beauty routine-wise) that I found myself styling my hair every day, willingly. Now, if only it were cordless.

The Dyson Airwrap is available at RM2,699 in an array of colourways. You can also purchase the attachments separately, which are compatible with existing Airwrap machines. Visit Dyson Demo Stores and www.dyson.my to learn more or make your purchase.

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