As a beautician and to be honest, I’m so obsessed, I’m often asked for product advice. However, there is one product that I get asked about 10 times more often than any other: the Dyson Airwrap. I’m not surprised. The product has reached near-legendary status for salon-standard home drying, but with its hefty price tag, people need peace of mind. With that in mind, and the Christmas presents coming, I asked Dyson to send me one for review – and here are my thoughts.
Or for those who don’t know, Airwrap is a styling tool that only works by using hot air. It comes with several attachments (the latest version has eight), which can curl, smooth, and add volume by bending hot air in different directions. The airflow is powerful, but the heat doesn’t reach too high, meaning users can avoid damage caused by high-temperature styling tools. Innovation is undeniable. This product is completely original.
There are so many things I love about Airwrap. First, it merges the drying and styling steps into one. In the past, if I wanted to style my hair (instead of letting it dry naturally), I had to blow-dry my hair first, then use a heat tool. This is both time consuming and damaging to the hair. Second, its ability to deliver a number of different results is striking. From curls, to smooth and straight, to bouncy, bouncy, blow-dry effects, Airwrap can do it all.
Some of the more challenging aspects of Airwrap include the fact that it takes practice to get desired results. You may not get the results you want the first time and in fact you may have to go through some tutorials online and use it over and over to get to a point where you are comfortable with. it. This is not surprising as it is a completely new product category, but not everyone has the patience to learn a new skill like this. If you know you can’t put in the time and practice, then Airwrap might not be for you.
You also need to consider your hair type when making this purchase. If you have naturally curly hair, it is difficult to get a completely smooth result at the base and around the nape. Some people have struggled to get their hair to hold the style created by Airwrap. Having said that, there are many products, tips and strategies online to combat these problems (one of which is essential is using the product’s ‘cool shot’ button).
The Airwrap comes in a nice box with separate spaces for each attachment, which is great if you’re the type of person who can leave them on the floor and then stand on them (me). However it is big. If space is at a premium, this can be a nuisance.
Finally, the price tag is hard to swallow. €549.99 is the starting price for Dyson’s Airwrap. It’s a lot, by anyone’s standards. Having said that, if you are the type of person who blows dry frequently, this product will probably pay for itself in a relatively short time.
Basically, whether or not Airwrap is really worth it for you. If you’re someone who simply can’t be bothered to spend time with your hair, this will probably just be an expensive piece of decoration. If you’re someone who regularly style your hair and are willing to do a few tweaks, you won’t find a better product.
Personally, I would stick with my natural curls and pass the Airwrap to someone who has the patience and dedication to use it sensibly.
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Honestly, it’s hard to get excited about toothpaste, but today’s ‘something new’ did it for me, so I had to strain my brain for the last time when I felt it. . As it turns out, there’s another toothpaste that gets me excited: LA Pacific Enzyme teeth whitening toothpaste. No, not because of the classy packaging (it’s fine but nothing to write home about), but because it actually works. The formula is based on an enzyme that reacts with natural sugars on teeth to produce hydrogen peroxide that whitens teeth. Because it’s a natural reaction, it doesn’t cause sensitivity or damage enamel, but it does make your teeth look whiter. One piece of advice from the brand’s founder is to avoid using it with water. According to the brand’s founder, Hannah Moore, there’s already water in the formula, and adding water will only dilute its effectiveness.
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I know the Spanish brand Haan during a pandemic, when a friend sent me one of its damage hands. It quickly became my best friend thanks to its classy packaging and delightful scent (no brand name tequila here). Now the brand has hit the Irish market with a full range of self-care products, from the aforementioned hand sanitizer to toothpaste, deodorant, hand soap, hand cream, body wash and milk body care. Again, the packaging is luxuriously pastel with subtle white lettering, and the scent is fresh and clean. Beyond aesthetics, the brand is also socially conscious. The ingredients are all natural and original, the packaging is refillable and the entire business is built on making a positive contribution to the planet – 20 percent All profits go towards poverty alleviation and return to the country. Haan is currently available for purchase in Ireland through selected retail partners nationwide including Industry & Co, Drury Street, Dublin 2, with prices ranging from €4.90-€15.90.
https://www.independent.ie/style/beauty/hair/louise-mcsharrys-verdict-on-dysons-pricey-airwrap-youre-unlikely-to-get-the-results-you-want-the-first-time-42117134.html Louise McSharry’s Verdict On Dyson’s Expensive Airwrap: ‘You’re Not Sure You’ll Get The Results You Want The First Time’