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    What Two People With Different Hair Thought About The New Dyson Airwrap Styler

    We're just gonna say it, it's worth the hefty price tag. There we said it, it's done.

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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.

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    THOUGH the thing has been sold out a while, it is now back in stock! Yayyyyy.

    And don't worry, we did the leg (er, strand) work for you! We've given it a spin to see *how* it (and the attachments) work on our two very different hair textures.

    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.

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    With that said, I'm willing to try anything to give my hair a little umpf. N! E! THING!

    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!

    Elena Garcia / BuzzFeed

    There are three kits to choose from:

    • the Dyson Airwrap styler for Volume+Shape ($499) complete with 1.2-inch Airwrap barrels, soft smoothing brush, round volumizing brush, and the pre-styling dryer

    • the Dyson Airwrap styler for Smooth+Control ($499) complete with 1.2-inch and 1.6-inch Airwrap barrels, firm smoothing brush, and the pre-styling dryer

    • the complete kit ($550), which includes everything from both kits and is what we have here in this lovely GIF

    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).

    Elena Garcia / BuzzFeed

    You can use the pre-styling dryer to blow-dry your hair (throw away your hair dryer, folks), or one of the brushes to blow-dry and style your hair, or you can use the barrels to get a perfect curl! If you decide to take it with you on your journeys just pick the attachment you want for the road. (I take the round brush with me and it's AMAZING for my bangs! AMAZING!)

    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.

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    It has an intelligent heat control, which measures, regulates, and keeps the temperature below 302°F. This helps protect your hair from extreme heat damage and give it that as-seen-on-TV shine you thought was only reserved for Pantene commercials!

    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!!

    Elena Garcia / BuzzFeed

    Because Dyson is, well, Dyson, they created a digital motor that uses an aerodynamic technology that attracts and wraps your hair for you. Now, before you get all scared about tangling or catching your hair, let us tell you it's NOT like that. It's all very gentle and magical!

    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!)

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    Did we mention that the styler feels way lighter than your average dryer? So I guess you'll no longer have the excuse of hefting a blow dryer as an excuse to skip arm day.

    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.

    Elena Garcia / BuzzFeed

    Pretty amazing right???? I wasn't going for a tight, ringlet style curl. My hair wouldn't hold it even if I put an actual spell on it! Just used it for a loose wave, blasted it with the cool shot, and had those annoyingly perfect, unperfect curls all damn day long.

    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.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    And this is ~relatively~ short for my hair. I’m pretty adept at using hairstyling tools so if you’re a thick-haired noob, you might have to practice a little more with this styler.

    Lately my style of choice has been smooth and straight up top and then waves on the bottom half. Of course on any given day the humidity and weather can bring out more of my natural curl and luckily with that style, it looks mostly intentional. So normally I achieve this by roughly blow-drying my hair with a paddle Wet Brush to help get out the kinks that normally appear near my roots, then straighten the first few inches, and wrap the lock of hair around a curling wand. It may sound complicated but I could practically do it asleep and have even done it lots of times without a mirror (I know, I’m basically a magician).

    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.)

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    So like we said before, you could just see your hair dryer on a casual "You up?" basis every once in awhile.

    Like we said before, this'll handle most of your hair dryer's work. But if you're in the market for a *new* hair dryer, the Dyson won as our high-end pick for the best hair dryers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    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.

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    It’s been years since I’ve given up going for a stick-straight style. It just doesn’t look great with my face shape, and my hair is mostly beholden to the whims of Mother Nature. But I used this to successfully create a straight style with a curl under at the end and I think if I gave it some more practice, I could nearly imitate a blowout look. Nearly!

    Look at that blowout-ish effect! (FYI, this was my very first try and I think I'd get better with a lil' practice.)

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Yep, I'm halfway through my hair at this point, but look at those smooth tresses!

    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!!!!

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Merely running this babe from my roots through the first few inches of my hair smoothed things out significantly when I went for my loose-waves look. And when I was feeling lazy (i.e., didn't feel like curling all my hair) during a trip to visit family, I used it on my whole head for some pretty good results (as you can see hours after I did it. Yep, I'm in a graveyard). I was a little worried about the hard plastic bristles snagging hidden tangles but the pieces of plastic are built to tilt a bit to provide a little more give (sorta like how Wet Brush bristles have a give that make it easier to brush your hair).

    Word to the herd: If you have a lot of hair, the soft-bristle brush probably won't do much for you without some serious effort. I gave it a go, and though I've heard it works well for others, it was a little meh for me because it's made for people with less hair.

    In case you're wondering, YES, the 1.6-inch barrel can grab my hair with ease.

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    I'm even amazed by this! Because most "easy" hair tutorials don't work so well on my locks. FYI, before I tackled the curling barrel, I smoothed out my roots (as I'm wont to do) with the hard-bristle brush attachment. And also if your hair's thick, it might take you a few tries to perfect the *right* size strand you need for curling success.

    I posted a video of this hair-grabbing magic trick on my Instagram story and I’ve never had as many reactions to something on IG (tbh, I’m a little offended).

    Look. At. That. Beautiful. Ringlet.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Again, this is with the larger curling barrel, which for my hair creates a curl that's loose enough to brush it out into a gentle wave.

    I tried the smaller barrel (that Elena used and loved!) and it gave me a little too tight of a curl for my personal taste. So I probably wouldn't use it very often, but it'd still be a good tool to have in my personal arsenal.

    And here's the finished result thanks to the hard-bristled brush for smoothing out my roots and the 1.6-inch barrel.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    And it's pretty dang close to my go-to look that I achieve on the reg by blow drying my hair completely, straightening the roots of my hair, and then wrapping a strand around a curling wand. It takes me just slightly longer to do than my regular routine because I'm kinda starting from scratch with the Airwrap versus me normally touching up my three day-dirty hair with a curling wand. And I have A LOT of hair.

    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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