We Tried It: The Dyson Airstrait

We Tried It: The Dyson Airstrait

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We Tried It: The Dyson Airstrait

Is the Dyson Airstrait worth ditching your straightener? Does it replace a blowout? One writer finds out.

I have thick and curly hair—the type that I dread washing because it gives me an arm workout I didn’t sign up for. And I love wearing my hair natural, but there’s nothing better than a blowout—that smooth and sleek look that lets me access a whole other side of my personality.

From hot rollers to the Dyson Airwrap to a $30 curling wand from the Winners beauty section, I’m always looking for new gadgets and products to help me achieve my desired style. When I came across the Dyson Airstrait, a wet-to-dry straightener, I couldn’t resist trying it out.


What is the Dyson Airstrait?

Imagine straightening your hair without worrying about heat damage. The Dyson Airstrait uses powerful, focused airflow to dry and straighten your hair from wet. The downward air force is so strong that it creates a frizz-free, super shiny style—no hot plates, no heat damage.

The Airstrait has two styling modes: 'wet' and 'dry,' plus a 'cool' setting. You'll use the wet mode to style your hair after washing it, the cool setting to lock in your style, and the dry mode to touch up your look over the next few days.


Why I Tried it

Whenever I want to give myself a blowout or wear my hair straight, I know I have to allot a solid 90 minutes of my day to styling. I start by sectioning my hair, blowing it dry with a round brush, and smoothing any flyaways and rogue curls with a straightener. Knowing there was a tool that could possibly cut out time and heat damage and the number of tools I used to achieve a similar look was a no-brainer.


My Experience With The Dyson Airstrait

After familiarizing myself with the new tool (there are definitely a few more buttons than a typical straightener), I was ready to try it out. 

The first step: towel dry hair and rough-dry roots. I divided my hair into three sections and dried the roots of the first section by locking the straightener into the closed position. Then I switched to wet mode, used the middle-temperature setting, divided my hair into one-inch pieces, and started using the Airstrait just as I would a straightener. After three passes, I had smooth, pin-straight hair. I can't make this up. I did one to two more passes using the cool setting. 



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As I worked my way through my hair, I learned that the slower I moved the Airstrait, the fewer passes I had to do and the fewer curly wispys escaped.

What I noticed and loved right away was that the Airstrait's airflow changed automatically depending on what I was doing. When I had it on my hair, the airflow was powerful, but as soon as I removed it or set it down to grab another section of hair, the airflow was softer. As someone who constantly picks up and puts down her hair tool, this is so helpful. My blow dryer often goes full force on my counter, or I'm constantly turning it on and off.


How It Compares To My Usual Methods

I watched quite a few tutorials for the Airstrait before trying it, and I was still sure my hair wouldn't cooperate the way everyone else's hair did. After doing hundreds of blowouts on myself and taking a decade to master how I had to dry my hair for a look I loved, there was no way a new styling tool could come in and change that, especially on the first use.

But I was wrong. Let the photos speak for themselves—I achieved a smooth and sleek look. The best part? It only took 30 minutes from start to finish! The learning curve was practically non-existent, and by the time I finished drying all my hair, I was confident in what I was doing. It's a fool-proof process.

The only downfall is that you'll have to put in more work if you want a '90s supermodel blowout. It's hard to add any bends to the end of your hair. After watching a few styling videos, I learned you need to roll and pin your hair as you dry it to achieve that blowout style. I've seen people on TikTok use Velcro rollers too.


Before and after using the Dyson Airstrait


Should You Buy The Dyson Airstrait?

If you ever straighten your hair, I think the Dyson Airstrait is a smarter purchase than a new straightener. First of all, you can set in the style for days. I typically wash my hair every five days, and when I used the Airstrait, I had straight hair for five days. A few curls popped up around my hairline after sweaty workouts, but I just fixed them with the dry mode. 

I didn't experience any steam or extreme heat on my hair, and it felt soft for days. When I typically straighten my hair, especially after a blowout, my hair looks flat and compressed. Any waves I missed pulling straight while drying usually look clamped down or smooshed. The Airstrait dried every hair pin straight, not to mention I didn't have to twirl and pull my hair a hundred times with a brush.

The time savings, ease of use, and results after one use were good enough for me to know that the Airstrait is a fun tool I'll keep reaching for. I'm excited to try a '90s blowout look—to see how much time that adds to the process and what the results are. If they compare to my usual round brush look, the Airstrait may just become my new go-to.

If you have slightly wavy or straight hair and use a straightener often, the Dyson Airstrait will definitely change your hair game.

Check out all the details here:

Dyson Airstrait, $700





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We Tried It: The Dyson Airstrait