Dyson’s latest invention curls your hair with jets of air

Mia Steiber 10 October 2018 NEWS

Dyson has just unveiled its latest creation, a hair styling tool that allows you to straighten, curl and coif your hair.

You do have to see it to believe it. Dyson's latest invention is called the Airwrap for a reason – your hair seems to magically wrap around the curling barrel without any movement from you.

Dyson engineers always begin their ventures with a problem. Then through research as well as trial and error, the engineers seek to solve that problem.

Traditional styling tools apply very high heat to help you style your hair. These high temperatures can damage your hair, which can lead to frizz. This means you'll need a higher temperature to get the same style next time. And a vicious cycle begins.

Dyson's Airwrap, just like the Dyson Supersonic, only heats to a temperature of 100 degrees, a temperature that Dyson engineers have found does not cause any damage to your hair.

How does it work?

So if this styling tool doesn't heat up to the high temperatures of other styling tools, then how does it work? Well, as with most Dyson products, it harnesses the power of air. Using Dyson's digital motor design, high-speed jets of air flow out of the barrel of the curler and actually curve around its surface. This is known at the Coanda effect. So when your device is turned on, there is now a stream of air flowing around the curling cylinder.

When you place the end of your hair near the barrel, it's then caught in the stream of air and held against the barrel. And as you move the Airwrap closer to your face, the rest of that strand of hair gently wraps around the barrel – we know, we've tried it.

“We have been obsessively manipulating airflow for more than 25 years. It is one of our core expertise. Harnessing the power of Dyson’s digital motor we have engineered a truly unique styling tool preventing extreme heat damage when styling. I’m immensely proud of what our engineers have achieved,” James Dyson, founder and inventor.

The Airwrap is designed to be used on damp hair for two reasons. First, hairstyles hold effectively when hair is dried that way, and also it's just far more convenient. Having to completely dry you hair before styling is a pain.

And this new device is not just a one trick pony. It comes with a variety of attachments to help you achieve different looks. There are two curling barrels so you can customise the look of your curls as well as two flat brushes to help you flatten and straighten your hair. There's also a round brush style for volume and a mini hairdryer attachment so you can take your hair from wet to damp before you use the other attachments.

“As stylists, we often see the damage that extreme heat can have on hair. Many women have had to compromise on the condition of their hair to create the styles they want. So it’s incredible that Dyson has engineered a tool that enables women to achieve so many different styles and have the best possible hairstyling experience. The Dyson Airwrap styler is a game changer, it’s what the styling industry has been waiting for,” Peter Thomsen, international celebrity hair stylist and styling ambassador for Dyson Australia. Each of these attachments also harnesses the power of jets of air.

Just like the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, the Dyson Airwrap styler has intelligent heat control. The temperature of the air is measured up to 40 times a second to help regulate the temperature and ensure that temperatures are always kept at 100 degrees. This helps ensure hair does not become exposed to extreme heat and become damaged.

Where and when you can buy it

You can buy the Dyson Airwrap from today, 10 October 2018.

At this stage, the Dyson Airwrap will only be available from Dyson stores and at Dyson online. But it will be launching soon in Myer and David Jones – just in time for Christmas!

It will retail for $699 in Australia.

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