I attempted the Dyson AirStrait and it may be my new favorite system, this is why

Dyson has added one other haircare system to its glorious portfolio within the type of the Airstrait, becoming a member of the fabulous Airwrap, Corrale cordless straightener and the Supersonic hairdryer.

You would possibly have the ability to guess what the Airstrait is from its title, but when not, right here is every thing it is advisable know concerning the new addition to the corporate’s haircare vary, together with what Airstrait is, the place it’s obtainable, the way it works and what it is like.



Dyson Airstrait

The Dyson Airstrait is the newest haircare product from the corporate, designed to straighten your hair from moist to dry with air somewhat than sizzling plates. There are some nice options on board and a few glorious expertise.

What’s Dyson Airstrait?

The Dyson Airstrait might be described as a hairdryer and straightener in a single, however that perhaps would not do it the justice it deserves. It does offer you an concept of what the system has been designed to do although – straighten your hair from moist to dry with air somewhat than sizzling plates. Dyson first launched into haircare in 2016 with its hairdryer and proper from the beginning, it has paid specific consideration to the harm warmth could cause to hair and tried to minimise this utilizing varied sensors and engineering to manage and cut back warmth.

The Airstrait follows the identical rules, with Dyson claiming it may possibly straighten your hair from moist to dry with none warmth harm. The system – which can compete with GHD’s not too long ago launched Duet Model – has been engineered for quite a lot of hair varieties and it goals to “obtain a pure straight type, with physique and motion, while sustaining the energy”.

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How does the Dyson Airstrait work?

Relatively than sizzling air from a hairdryer after which excessive warmth from ceramic plates, the Airstrait comprises the hair tress between two arms, every of which have a 1.5mm aperture alongside them to create a 45-degree angled blade of high-velocity air. These blades come collectively with a view to type one jet of air that creates the downward power into the hair to dry it and straighten it on the identical time.

So as to change the type of your hair – and maintain it, the hydrogen bonds inside every strand need to be damaged and reset. You are able to do it with warmth or moisture, however when the hair is moist, the bonds are naturally weakened, providing a superb alternative to restyle. The bonds are reset when dry and straight, thus holding that type. It is the identical motive the Airwrap has a chilly burst button, as in the event you change a mode utilizing warmth to interrupt the bonds, the bonds need to be chilly with a view to set.

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Dyson Airstrait options

The Dyson Airstrait is powered by the corporate’s Hyperdymium motor, which is similar motor you will see within the Airwrap and Dyson Supersonic hair dryer and it sits inside the deal with. Getting geeky for a second, the motor contains a 13-blade impeller that spins at as much as 106,000rpm with a view to propel over 11.9 litres of air by the Airstrait per second. This generates as much as 3.5kPa of air strain, which is claimed to be sufficient to straighten hair because it dries – and it does, we have tried it.

Just like the Supersonic hairdryer, Airwrap and Corrale hair straightener, the Airstrait has clever warmth management. This sees glass bead thermistors measuring the temperature of the airflow 30 instances per second from eight separate factors to ship the data to the microprocessor, which then regulates the heating component and stops the temperature exceeding a set quota. It means the bottom of your neck will not get too sizzling too.

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There are two styling modes on board the Airstrait: Moist and Dry. There’s additionally a Cool mode to set the type. In Moist mode, you will discover three warmth settings of 80-degrees celsius (175-degrees fahrenheit), 110-degrees celsius (230-degrees fahrenheit), and 140-degrees celsius (285-degrees fahrenheit). Dry mode has two warmth settings of 120-degrees celsius (250-degrees fahrenheit) or 140-degrees celsius (285-degrees fahrenheit). There’s additionally a Enhance operate within the Dry mode for a high up. There are additionally two velocity settings, consisting of high and low circulation, and there is a chilly shot and root drying mode too, so loads of choices.

Elsewhere, there’s a pause function constructed into the Airstrait so if you find yourself parting your hair to get a brand new part for instance, and also you place the Airstrait down whilst you do it, it would pause after which restart whenever you decide it again up. It additionally delivers totally different air circulation relying on whether or not you’ve got it open or closed. When open, there is a low air circulation, while whenever you clap the arms collectively, you will get the excessive circulation. Final however not least on the function entrance, the Airstrait will clear itself earlier than you begin to eliminate any residue from hair serums or oils you might have used, although it’s also possible to take away the perimeters simply if you wish to do a wipe your self.

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What is the Dyson Airstrait like?

I had a demo of the Dyson Airstrait on the London workplace and though I nonetheless must see the way it performs when my hair is totally moist, I used to be very impressed with what I’ve skilled to date. I’ve received fairly lengthy hair, that is very thick, and wirey too so whereas it holds a mode effectively as soon as one is in place, it takes a very long time to get a mode into it within the first place.

I’ve lengthy maintained that the Dyson Airwrap is among the greatest merchandise I’ve examined – it has at all times finished wonders on my hair, and I’m fairly obsessive about the Flyaway attachment for the Supersonic hairdryer too. The Airstrait actually stunned me although.

I will not lie, I used to be sceptical of its potential to create the identical smoothness and sleekness you get with straightening your hair, or having it professionally blow dried. The Airstrait managed it although.

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The stylist had to make use of the upper velocity setting on my hair, and so they needed to go over every part it just a few instances – as you’ll with a straightening iron, however the outcome was the identical ethereal feeling I get after my hair has been blow-dried. Once I straighten it with straightening irons, it nonetheless carries loads of weight. It is heavy and dense. After the Airstrait although, it had quantity however it was light-weight. Just like the sensation you get whenever you’ve simply had a haircut and the hairdresser has eliminated among the weight by thinning down the hair, for instance.

I might want to attempt the Airstrait out correctly to see how lengthy it takes to do my total head of hair, in addition to whether or not I can get the identical impact the stylist did and what it is like to make use of, by way of how heavy it’s and what warmth setting is true for me, however to date, it is definitely grasped my consideration.

The place is the Dyson Airstrait obtainable?

The Dyson Airstrait launched within the US, Canada and Mexico on 11 Could 2023. It will likely be coming to the UK and different international locations sooner or later, although dates have but to be finalised.

The rationale the Dyson Airstrait will not launch within the UK similtaneously the US is as a result of Dyson found a component inside the Airstrait did not carry out in addition to the corporate believed it ought to on the UK voltage in comparison with the way it carried out on the US voltage and so it’s being re-engineered barely for the UK to ship the anticipated efficiency.

As quickly as a UK launch date is introduced, this function might be up to date.

How a lot does the Dyson Airstrait price?

The Dyson Airstrait will cost $499 in the US. It is available in a Prussian Blue and Copper colourway.

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