I Don't Style My Hair—Will A Dyson Airwrap Convince Me Otherwise?

Written by Olivia Cefalu

I’m a beauty editor and I don’t style my hair. To take that statement a step further, I write about hair and I don’t style my own hair. Shocking, I know but I swear it doesn’t make me any less credible. It’s not that I don’t know how to style my hair (I love a good blowout), I’m truly just content with the way my hair looks when it’s air-dried. My soft, fine hair curls up into loose beach waves and they’re good to go. Simple as that.

This is exactly why I didn’t care back in 2018 when the Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler, better known as the “Dyson Airwrap” launched. Sure, it’s arguably the most well-known and sought-after hair tool but I couldn’t see someone like me using it on the day-to-day no matter how good it was. I certainly didn’t have $600 to spend or beauty editor perks back in 2018 either.

Flash forward to now, (and many curtain bang cuts later) I’ve been experiencing a pretty large dose of FOMO over the Dyson Airwrap. Nearly all my editor friends can’t live without theirs, I can’t escape the endless TikTok reviews, and my sister finally purchased one herself. It was time to ask the big question: Is the Dyson Airwrap worth it? And could it transform my effortless, air-dried hair routine into an actual styling routine? I had to find out.

But First, Some Background on the Dyson Airwrap

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Since the launch of the Dyson Airwrap, it has been through a couple of iterations. New features, colors, and attachments have been added to the Dyson Airwrap family through customer-review-led upgrades and Dyson innovation.

I have the most current model for chest length or longer hair, the Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Complete Long. It comes with six different styling heads, two of which are the signature curl barrels (in 1.6” and 1.2”), three different brush heads, and a smoothing dryer to dry and hide flyaways.

What makes the Dyson Airwrap different from any other type of hot tool is the airflow/air wrapping mechanism. The Airwrap uses both heat and strong airflow to style your hair, effortlessly wrapping your hair into a curl around the heated barrels so you don’t have to. After you create your curl, you can “cold shock” it to set it in its place. It’s truly a work of art and something to be appreciated within the world of beauty technology. For a traditional household appliance brand to release the most coveted beauty tool of the century is pretty remarkable.

My Long-Awaited Dyson Airwrap Review

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(Before using the Dyson Airwrap)

Firstly, there is a huge learning curve on the Dyson Airwrap and going into this I felt confident I could nail it anyway. I have watched numerous tutorials over the years and I thought, how hard could it be? I realized I had the wrong mindset because this tool does take some getting used to when it comes to technique.

You really have to pay attention to how you’re holding the tool, the direction your barrels are blowing air, and how you’re greeting the tool to a section of hair to wrap it. With this in mind, it definitely takes some practice to become good at styling with the tool and getting to understand the different attachments but, nothing that wasn’t sorted out after the third day of trying.

Because I have fine hair (and a lot of it) it becomes greasy at the top fast. I’ve heard from many stylists that I should rough-dry my hair instead of letting it air-dry flat. They’ve suggested this because using a little bit of heat on fine hair actually “burns’” some of the hair products into your strands. This way, your hair isn’t soaking up a ton of product while it dries flat to your head, making it greasy from the start.

I am unsure how the Dyson Airwrap would fare with hair that is more curly or coily, it does seem to be ideal for finer hair types that take to heat styling well. So far, I’ve loved what the Airwrap has been able to do to my hair. It looks like I went to the salon for a fresh blowout but it wasn’t hard to achieve. I like this hair tool because, despite the sticker shock investment up front, it has a two-year warranty, it is clearly quality-engineered, and is multifunctional—removing the need for multiple bulky hair tools in your collection. Since receiving it, I am on an entire one-week streak of styling my hair every day. Something that last week I wouldn’t be able to believe.

The Dyson Airwrap is totally worth it if you’re committed to using it. Even as someone who does not regularly style their hair or have a styling routine, this tool has completely transformed my thoughts on the topic. I actually look forward to using it and getting to learn new techniques with all of the attachments.

My work here isn’t done as I get to know my Dyson Airwrap but so far, it has changed how I think about styling my hair and taught me that it isn’t so laborious after all. I can have the salon-worthy blowout and soft curls that my stylist puts in after my cuts every day if I’d like to with the Airwrap.

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(After using the Dyson Airwrap)

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