In this video, I show you how I use the Dyson Airwrap. I have chosen the Volume + Shape styler as I have fine hair.
Prepping My Hair
To prep my hair before using the Airwrap, I obviously shampoo and condition my hair in the shower. Then once I’ve done my skincare I will towel off excess water from my hair and apply a pea-sized amount of the Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother. I apply it mainly at the ends and mid-lengths of my hair but I do wipe the excess on the top part of my hair as I suffer with frizz. If your hair isn’t frizzy, you may find doing this makes your hair greasy so try with caution! Then next up is my L’oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil. I apply one pump into the palm of my hands, rub together and apply it in the exact same way as the Olaplex No.6.
Whilst I moisturise my body and get dressed, I leave all that goodness from the above to soak into my hair. I then come back and brush it all through. Leaving your hair with the bond smoother and oil in for some time, allows them to work so that brushing your damp hair is easier and reduces the risk of snapping hair strands.
If reading the following confuses you, just head straight to the video above!
I then part my hair in the middle (soemtimes I do a side parting depending on my mood!), I then clip one side up, leaving the other side loose.
I then use the dryer attachment on the Dyson to part-dry my hair. You still want it damp but not soaking wet! Once this is done, I then section the one side into a top part part and underneath part.
I then begin on the bottom part of my hair by brushing it through and separating a section of about 1.5cm in width.
Now I’m ready to use the Dyson.
The important thing to remember with the Airwrap is that you let it do the work for you. All you need to do is simply hold your section of hair about 10cm from the bottom of the section, bring the airwrap behind the hair, switch it on and watch it wrap your hair around the barrel. Whilst it does this, slowly move the barrel towards your head. You don’t need to twist the barrel at all.
Hold the Airwrap for approximately 10 seconds then switch it off and move the barrel down and out of your hair. Brush the strand through and then repeat. This time only use the heat for about 5 seconds and then switch to the cool section for about 20 seconds. Again, to remove your hair, switch the Airwrap off and move it down and out of the curl (never remove your hair when the Airwrap is still on). Then move on to the next section. I start from the back of my head and work towards the front as then you can put the hair behind your shoulder and out of your way whilst you do the rest.
Once all the bottom section on the first side is done, I then use some hairspray on it, without shaking the curls loose. Then move onto the top section on the same side and repeat.
Once the first side is done and hairsprayed, I move onto the bottom section of the other side. Usually my hair has dried slightly so I don’t need to use the dryer attachment first. However, you can if you find your hair is still wet rather than damp.
I divide my hair into top and bottom sections again and start with the bottom. At this point, don’t forget to swap the barrels over. This is so your hair is being wrapped away from your face and not in the same direction as the other side. Doing this makes the style look more natural!
Once completed, I spray my hair all over with some hairspray and then gently tease my hair with my fingers. Some people like to brush their hair through but for me, my curls fall flat if I do this. Have a go and see what you prefer!
Overall, from having wet hair from the shower to the finished look, it takes me about 55 minutes. This is much quicker than when I used to blow-dry my hair and then curl it with curlers. It was actually rare that I would do this as it took so long. So, for me this is definitely a time-saver!
Practice Makes Perfect
It honestly took me about 2-3 attempts to get the hang of using the Airwrap properly. I found watching the Dyson videos on the website really helpful!
The real key, I found, to getting curls that lasted all day and night was the double drying method! Dry each section of hair twice, brushing it out in between to smooth the curl (it may still be damp after the first go and that’s fine!!). The other key is using the cool setting for at least 20 seconds on the second go of each section of hair. Cooling the hair definitely helps the curls to last longer.
However, the only way you’re going to be able to figure out what style you like and how to make your curls last longer, is by playing around with it! Like our skin, our hair is different and what works for me, may not work for you!
Another thing I found helpful to do was to get my husband to hide our ‘normal’ hair dryer! This forced me into using the Dyson every time I washed my hair. This really helped me to get quick at using the Airwrap!
I can safely say this was my BEST purchase of 2020, I am obsessed! It’s not cheap at £399.99 but for me it was worth-while investment!
Have you tried the Dyson Airwrap? What’s your experience been?
Love & Knowledge,
S A M A N T H A
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