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How To Make Dyson Airwrap Curls Last Longer (6 Ways)

How To Make Dyson Airwrap Curls Last Longer (6 Ways)

You’ve probably heard all of your favorite stylists, beauty gurus, and celebrities recommend using the Dyson Airwrap as a staple for curling your hair. While creating perfect, bouncy curls with this product is easy; you might struggle to keep your curls from flattening out over time. Here are the six ways to keep your Dyson Airwrap curls airtight!

It turns out, a few tweaks to the way you use the Airwrap can make a big difference:

  1. Start with damp hair.
  2. Use the right products.
  3. Utilize the cold shot tool.
  4. Avoid reshaping curls.
  5. Avoid brushing curls out.
  6. Use a strong-hold hairspray.

Read on to fully understand how to use these changes in your hairstyling routine! With these tips in mind, you can genuinely make your curls last – not just for a couple of hours, but you might even keep them looking beautiful for a few days!

Retaining Curls With the Dyson AirWrap

Making curls last longer is the ultimate goal when using sophisticated technology like the Dyson Airwrap. While it may seem difficult at first, you’ll find that long-lasting curls are not unattainable after reading this article. All you need to do is adjust your routine with these tips from top hairstylists.

Start Curling With Mostly Dry But Damp Hair

A common mistake made by beginners when using the Airwrap or any curling tool is to curl their hair when it is either wet or too damp. This move can become a problem because although your hair might look curled, it might straighten out once again when it fully dries. 

Instead, start when your hair is mostly dry, especially at the roots, but still slightly damp. With some hair types, you can also use the Dyson Airwrap when the hair is completely dry, but some moisture in the hair makes your curls look better and last longer.

Using The Right Products To Hold Curls

Some of the more common products associated with hairstyling are hair cream, gels, and hairspray. One other product to consider is hair mousse to get the clearly defined curls of your dreams. With a quality mousse, your hair has better volume, and curls look healthier and bouncier. 

The amount of mousse you use can depend on several factors such as hair length, type, and health. Massage the mousse into your hair and spread it evenly to coat the hair thoroughly before you bring out the Dyson Airwrap. 

Cool Hair Immediately After Heating

When you get started with the Airwrap, always check to make sure the mechanism is working well. For example, issues such as the machine abruptly switching off can be dangerous for your hair.

The Airwrap offers you a neat hack to ensure your curls retain their shape for a more extended period. You can instantly lock your curls in place with the cold shot button. The cold shot button is underneath the power button and the settings for heating on your Dyson Airwrap.

After applying heat to your hair, you want to give it a quick cold shot, which should last for around five to ten seconds for the best results.

Resist The Urge to Reshape Hair

The urge to mess with cured hair right after releasing it from the Dyson Airwrap is almost instinctive. You want to immediately go in and pull on the hair and reshape it to the desired look. It turns out that’s not the best call when you’re trying to achieve a long-lasting look for curled hair. 

Because your hair is still hot, pulling on it now can completely alter the structure of your curls and leave them to uncoil faster than ever. For the best results, leave your hair in a ‘cone’ shape and, instead, immediately pin them upwards to keep the locks in place. Keeping your locks pinned up for around twenty minutes can make a big difference.

Don’t Brush Your Hair Out

If you’ve ever spent ages curling your hair and then had them completely open up as soon as you brush them, you might know how crucial this tip will be in practice. A brush or any tool with thinly-spaced bristles can damage your curls and destroy their structural integrity. 

Consider using a light touch with your fingers to gently open up your curls for better results. You can also use a gentle combing method with a wide-toothed comb. Remember, your only goal is to open up the coils gently, so don’t apply too much force.

Switch To A Strong-Hold Spray

If needed, a touch of hairspray can do wonders for long-lasting curls. Swap out light or medium hold spray with the heavy-duty strong-hold to keep your hair healthy and the texture easy to manage.

You’ll need just a few sprits of a strong-hold spray, which helps make your curls durable and avoids the stickiness of a low-quality alternative. So your hair will stay in place, and it’ll be less stressful to manage.

Which Dyson Airwrap Barrels To Use

The Dyson Airwrap comes with several attachments used for various styling needs. These include the 0.8″, 1.2″, and 1.6″ barrels, along with the 1.2″ long and 1.6″ long barrels. You can achieve a different look with each barrel type depending on your hair type and length. 

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The 0.8″ barrel is best for tight curls and is effective for long-lasting curls with fine hair. The 1.2″ barrel is best for curling or waving your hair. In contrast, the 1.6″ barrel helps you achieve a more wavy and ‘loose’ curls look.

0.8″ Barrel1.2 ” Barrel1.6″ Barrel
Curling effectsLasting, tight curlsVoluminous curlsLoose, wavy curls
Best ForFine hairAll hair typesAll hair types
Fit for long hair?No long hair barrelBarrel availableBarrel available
Comparing different Dyson Airwrap barrels for different needs

Choosing the right barrel can make a big difference to your final look and its durability. Consider your hair type when choosing the barrels – some barrels may work well with fine hair, and others work better with thicker density. So, it’s a good idea to experiment with the attachments available to find the perfect blend of Dyson tools to get your ideal hair routine.


Hairstyling has been revolutionized with the ease you get with a Dyson Airwrap. Just changing your styling process to eliminate six easy-to-make mistakes can make a world of difference to the final result. So remember to start at the correct dampness, give the curls a cold shot, pin them in place, and use high-quality products to get the perfect, long-lasting curls.