Our favorite kind of styler causes minimal to no-damage, actually works, and is easy to transport. Though it may sound like a wish list, the Dyson Corrale™, which launched just today, checks every box. The Corrale is a cord-free (!) flat iron made with flex plates that literally mold to cover more of the hair’s more surface, thus allowing for less damage.
What it fixes
The battery-powered iron relies on the brand’s heat control tech to make sure your locks aren’t singed while straightening or creating an S-curl. “We have been worried about the style results and heat damage from flat plate straighteners,” noted James Dyson, the company’s namesake, founder, and chief engineer. Same, James, same. “Flat hair irons apply tension and heat only on the thickest part of the hair tress, the strands at the edges are not clamped, leaving them slack, unheated and leaving flyaways. It requires multiple passes on the same section of hair tress to give an even look, by which time excess heat may have caused reduced strength and less gloss,” he continued, basically explaining the struggles of anyone who has ever operated a flat iron.
“We discovered that if the plates could conform to the precise profile of the tress, then with each pass we could apply the correct tension to all the hair strands,” he explained, emphasizing that more surface area = an enhanced style – excessive heat damage.
How it works
Dyson created flexing plates made of magnesium copper, which have been wire eroded to “a precise accuracy of 65 microns to adapt to the shape of the hair tress.” Basically, this is like if 007’s tech guy were in charge of our vanity. The copper plates coddle the hair, which translates to an even heat application, the right amount of tension and alignment of the plates.
Settings and charge time
The iron has three heat settings that range from 330°F, 365°F or up to 410°F. The temp is measured 100 times a second through a platinum sensor, which essentially talks to a microprocessor that controls the heating system.
We love that the Dyson Corrale straightener is cord-free (it takes a four-cell lithium-ion battery) and can even go into “flight mode.” A full recharge, which lasts 30 minutes, will cost you 70 minutes of charge time.
You can buy it now for $499.99.