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Review: What Dyson's new Airwrap attachments can do
Dyson's new Airwrap attachments are here. I have tested the adaptations and now know which attachments are a good addition to your existing set and which you can safely do without.
My Airwrap is sacred to me. After almost four years of continuous use, I can say with a clear conscience that the Dyson multistyler is one of the best beauty investments I have made to date - despite the potential for improvement. Dyson has probably realised this and has updated some of the attachments. I already reported on what exactly has changed a few months ago:
Now I want to find out what the new features are worth. Dyson has therefore provided me with an Airwrap Complete Long for a test:
The set includes:
- Handpiece (no innovation)
- Coanda drying attachment
- one long curling attachment each with 30mm and 40mm diameter
- one soft and one firm straightening brush
- round volume brush (no innovation)
Coanda drying attachment
The most striking make-over was given to the drying attachment. Its new design replaces its predecessor and takes on two tasks at once: There is a slit on the belly of the cylindrical element from which the air flows that I use to blow-dry my hair as usual. The jet can be directed more precisely, comparable to a styling nozzle. The hair doesn't swirl around as much as with the old attachment. On the other hand, the noise level seems higher and drying takes a little longer.
You can switch to "flyaway mode" by turning the control knob 180 degrees. Then the air jet no longer comes out of the belly of the cylinder, but flows out on the other side either to the left or right of the tapered end. You can regulate the side on which the air effectively flows out: If you point the elongated copper braid on the respective half of the head upwards towards the crown and press it gently against your head, there is a short click and the air stream blows in the desired direction. In this mode, the air pushes the hair down along the curvature and the hair is visibly smoothed. The effect can be compared to the hook-shaped Flyaway attachment for the Supersonic, but in my opinion it is a little weaker. But it's enough for my hair.
To be honest, this is where I expected the smallest difference and I was very pleasantly surprised. The new straightening brushes are visually more angular and have lost a row of bristles. Instead, the airflow blows the hair closer to the curvature of the brush, which allows me to straighten my hair faster and with significantly less flyaways. And the coolest thing about it: if I twist the brush slightly while pulling it through my hair, the result already looks after two or three brush strokes as if I had treated myself to a blow-out at the hairdresser's with an XL round brush. With the old attachments, I never managed to get it so cleanly curved, smooth and efficient. Of all the attachments, this is the best for when you really need to get it done quickly.
In my old Airwrap set, two curling attachments were needed per diameter. One to turn the strand of hair to the left and one to turn it to the right. Therefore, I used to style the right half of my mane clockwise and change the attachment for the other half.
Now, one attachment with a regulator is enough. When I turn it, the airflow is directed in the other direction. This not only saves space in the box, but is especially practical when I want to change the direction of each half of the head. This gives me more volume and a more natural result. In addition, the curls come out cleaner, so they are not accompanied by flying hairs at the roots or in the lengths.
Nothing disappointed me in this test. Nevertheless, I think that not all attachments are equally necessary. For all those who, like me, already own an Airwrap and are thinking of buying some of the new additions, here are my recommendations:
For the straightening brushes, I give you a definite "go" - or rather "run". Easy and more efficient than before if you're into smooth blow-dry hairstyles. The new blow-dry attachment has also grown on me. However, only as a supplement to the previous drying attachment, which will unfortunately soon be taken out of the range. The two can't really be compared because, in my opinion, they serve different purposes. The new version is more suitable for drying specific areas and smoothing the hair. But if I want to blow-dry wildly and dry my hair quickly, I will continue to use the old attachment. Or the Supersonic, Dyson's hairdryer.
The new curl attachments are really practical, but in my eyes they're not a must-have, because I'm more than happy with the old ones too. That's why I would save the money at this point.
You can find all my previous Dyson hair reviews here:
Dyson hair care: the collected reviews
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