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Hi there, we're Elizabeth and Elena! We both write about products and are forever trying new and exciting things. Cue the ~new Dyson Airstyler~ that we got our hands on right when it launched.
It's Elena, and I'm going to start us off here: I've been dealing with thin stringy hair my whole life. Plus, at some point in my "adult" life, I decided to start coloring these severely damaged strands (which, didn't help with the stringiness — that's for sure). I've never EVER had success blow drying or curling my hair because my hair always ends up flat and lifeless...that means I basically wear my hair up all the time. It's just easier.
First and foremost, let's address the price tag. It comes in a fancy AF leather box, so you know it's gonna cost you some serious $$$ — between $500 and $550 to be exact. But each kit comes with the attachments and tools to style your hair like you never knew you could. Its state-of-the-art, from-the-future technology is VERY impressive. It's freakin' science, guys!
This amazing little gadget is pretty easy to use, but does take a little getting used to. Once you get the hang of it though...it's seriously going to change your life! I've been using it religiously now for a few months and I can't live without it! I even pack it with me when I travel (which, by the way, it travels fantastically — barely takes any space in my carryon).
I mean, while we're all suffering in 2018, Dyson is over here living in 3018. It uses air for every part of your routine, and you can control the temperature to help avoid exposing your precious locks to too much heat damage.
Hold on. DID YOU SEE HOW IT JUST SUCKS IN THE HAIR?! Y'all...call this a wand, 'cause this some Harry Potter-level magic shit right here!!
And the placement of the controls on the wand makes it easy to make one-handed adjustments during styling. (Even if you have small hands!)
My clumsy hands were able to turn my stringy hair into something actually presentable in under 20 minutes! My hair went from out-of-the-shower-wet to dry-with-a-little-bounce-and-style in under 20 minutes!!! Here's a before and after of the 1.2-inch Airwrap barrel at werk.
It me, Elizabeth. I have v thicc, color-treated, naturally curly hair. But I like to style it in waves, because I can't be happy with what nature gave me. So the styler needed to 1) dry my huge mane efficiently and 2) whip it into my desired shape.
The rough dryer attachment is extremely easy to use and has a GOOD amount of output, even for my thick hair! (And if your hair is thick, it needs to be truly *just* damp for the other attachments to work later.)
Humidity and my heart-shaped face have taught me to avoid stick-straight hair. BUT I used the round brush attachment to *successfully* achieve a near-straight look bc JOURNALISM.
Look at that blowout-ish effect! (FYI, this was my very first try and I think I'd get better with a lil' practice.)
Straightening my hair can be a TASK and I normally use a Chi flat iron for it, so something that could smooth out my hair without two hot plates sounds like a straight-up fever dream to me. But it is possible with the hard-bristle brush!!!!
In case you're wondering, YES, the 1.6-inch barrel can grab my hair with ease.
Look. At. That. Beautiful. Ringlet.
And here's the finished result thanks to the hard-bristled brush for smoothing out my roots and the 1.6-inch barrel.
So is it worth it? We — two ppl who have done a lot of heat damage to their hair — say yes! But they don't call it an investment for nothin'.
ALSO, if you're interested in a review by someone with natural hair, check out this Refinery29 review.
Get the ~full kit from Dyson for $499.99+ (available in smooth and control, volume and shape, or the *full* kit).
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