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How to Use the Dyson Airwrap the Right Way (and Get Great Results)

How to Use the Dyson Airwrap the Right Way (and Get Great Results)

You have bought a new Dyson Airwrap. You’ve heard good things from friends and people online, but now that you have it, you realize that you don’t even know how to use it. Luckily for users, the Dyson Airwrap is actually very simple to use.

The process of using the Dyson Airwrap is fairly straightforward. Many articles and videos have been created online to assist you in your exploration, but there are additional small pieces of information that might help you along your way to using the product the right way and getting great results. Read on to learn more about how to properly use your new Dyson Airwrap while reaping all the benefits of this popular hair styling tool.

Familiarize Yourself with the Dyson Airwap’s Parts

The product itself has a few important ins and outs to familiarize yourself with. The Dyson Airwrap comes with several attachments. One is a Pre-Styling Dryer that works like a blow dryer. (Remember, you want the hair clean and damp before you start.)

There are a couple of different sizes of curling attachments with the Dyson Airwrap. The two sizes are 1.6 and 1.2. These are used for different results, whether you want soft and voluminous curls or beach waves and casual curls. Additionally, there are arrows on the barrels showing you which way the curl will turn.

Choose the Right Hair Products

Before even starting out, have a general idea of what products you want to use to style your hair along with the Dyson Airwrap to get the best results.

  • If your hair is frizzy, try using a serum or hair oil while your hair is still damp. Other products work well to keep the curls in place once you have finished.
  • Mousse goes on before while the hair is still damp, and hairspray is applied after curling.
  • Using a heat protectant product is also a good idea since the Airwrap applies high heat to set the curl.

Section Off Your Hair

The most efficient way to make sure you get each part is to section off your hair in four to six sections depending on thickness. Start from one side of your head, pinning up the opposite side. From there, work from the bottom to the top.

Choose the Right Settings

Set the handle to high heat before you turn it on. The hair automatically wraps around the tips of your hair when you turn the air on. One tip is to keep the Airwrap parallel to the floor for more volume and root lift. Hold on high heat for 15 seconds. Then, press and hold down on the cool shot for 5-10 seconds, and turn the power off before unfurling the curls.

Maintain the Right Curling Technique

For a smooth curl, brush through your hair first, then try to keep the hair taut as it winds around the barrel of the Dyson Airwrap. To achieve symmetrical curls, use the clockwise barrel on one side of your head and the counterclockwise one on the other side. For a more natural look, you can also alternate the size and direction of the barrel as you curl.

Brush Your Hair Out

After all of your hair sections are sufficiently curled and to your liking, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Brush out your curls from the top of your hair down to the bottom.

To see what the other brush attachments with the Dyson Airwrap can be used for, check out this site that details different waves from textured volume to smooth and tame.


There are many ways to get creative when using the Dyson Airwrap. Just remember to start with damp hair. Use styling products along the way to achieve smoothness, volume, and curls that hold. Section off your hair and apply high heat as well as a cool shot. Finally, brush out the curls. The experiments in between are the fun part. Try out loose waves or maximum volume. Try out the different brushes and attachments and enjoy the various ways to use the Dyson Airwrap the right way with the greatest results.