Ever since the Dyson Airwrap was first released back in 2018 I’ve been wanting to try it out, it seemed like a magical solution to quickly dry and style my hair with its never been seen before innovative technology, engineered for mutiple hair types.
The Dyson Airwrap Complete Long Set (£449.99) is designed to have everything that you need for a curly blow dry, straight and sleek or wavy look. The curling barrels in this set are longer than the original and are for hair that is chest-length or longer. It’s also in the beautiful new Prussian Blue and Rich Copper which is the most stunning colour that they have released yet.
What’s Included with theDyson Airwrap Complete Long Set?
Before I go into more detail about each of the tools and how they worked for me, this is an overview of what’s included in the Dyson Airwrap Complete Long Set.
- Storage Case
- Copper-Edged Storage Bag
- Non Slip Mat
- Filter Cleaning Brush
- Pre-Styling Dryer
- Round Volumising Brush
- Soft Smoothing Brush
- Firm Smoothing Brush
- 30mm Airwrap Long Barrels
- 40mm Airwrap Long Barrels
The storage case is in the beautiful prussian blue, cushioned with soft fabric. It perfectly fits all of the tools inside, however too large to travel which is why the copper-edged storage bag is included. There’s also a non slip mat which is useful to protect your dressing table or desk during and after styling.
This is designed to take your hair from wet to damp so it’s ready for styling, as the Dyson Airwrap works best when your hair is damp. Even though my hair is fine there’s a lot of it, so usually takes quite a while to dry. However this quickly dried my hair damp and I focussed on the roots to ensure that the lengths of my hair stayed damp too.
Round Volumising Brush
My favourite product in the set is the round volumising brush, it makes it super easy to achieve a voluminous blow dry look. I know you can achieve this using a round brush and hairdryer, however I’ve already found it hard to do and takes a lot of practice. However with this brush I was able to do it on the first try as it has essentially combined the brush and hairdryer into one tool.
Soft Smoothing Brush
If you want to create a smooth and straight style, then this brush attachment might work well for you. As my hair is already very straight, I didn’t use it for this purpose however for volume. It has soft ball-tipped bristles engineered to be gentle on the scalp, so I brushed my hair across my head in the opposite direction to smooth my hair and give volume at the roots.
Firm Smoothing Brush
I didn’t have much use for the firm smoothing brush as it’s not designed for my hair type. It’s meant to smooth and control unruly, frizz-prone hair so you can achieve a straighter style with fewer flyaways and less frizz.
30mm Airwrap Long Barrels
Unfortunately this is where the disappointment begins and I have very mixed feelings about this tool, which is the one I was most excited about and one of the main reasons why people purchase the Dyson Airwrap.
The long barrels are designed to create and set voluminous curls or waves in longer hair. The long barrels are recommended if you have chest-length hair or longer, my hair is around chest-length and my hair easily wrapped around the barrels. If I had the original shorter barrels, I would have struggled wrapping my hair around so I’m glad they released the longer barrels.
It’s very easy to use, you just hold end of your hair close to the barrel and your hair will straight wrapping around. Then move it closer to your hair whilst creating tension and hold for around 30 seconds, afterwards use the cool shot for around 20 seconds. Now this is the bittersweet part, as my hair looks amazing as soon as it has been styled, however drops out within an hour. I’ve done all of the tips people have mentioned (e.g. pinning the curls, mousse, sea salt spray, hairspray, day after washing hair) and nothing works. These photos were just quickly taken on my phone and are an hour apart, I’ve tried so many different products and techniques but nothing works for me. I think my hair is just too soft and straight to keep the style, however I’ve seen amazing results on other people so it seems like your hair type makes a huge difference in regards to how long the style holds.
40mm Airwrap Long Barrels
After having limited success with the 30mm Airwrap Long Barrels, I’ve only use the 40mm a couple of times. It adds more volume to the hair with a slight wave instead of curls, however as these barrels are even bigger the style dropped out of my hair almost straight away.
Final Thoughts on the Dyson Airwrap
Overall I have very mixed feelings about the Dyson Airwrap, I absolutely love the results straight after using the barrels and the round brush is super easy to help create a voluminous blow dry look. However, my hair is too soft and straight to keep the style no matter how many different products or techniques I’ve tried out. Unfortunately I’ve come to accept that this just isn’t suitable for my hair type, however if your hair is different to mine you will probably have much better results. I would recommend this with the long barrels is you have longer hair as it was quick and easy to use, although I’m left disappointed as I really wanted to love this product. If the style stayed in my hair longer, even just a couple of hours then I would be shouting from the rooftops about how much I love the Dyson Airwrap!