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Dyson’s latest launch lets you straighten your wet hair without damaging it – here’s how

By Zachary Lim
12 May, 2023

Dyson’s technological advancements continue to blow our minds (and hair) as they embark on a new project set to be available in Singapore markets soon—the Airstrait straightener.

Some of us may be familiar with their Corrale straightener which, though revolutionary, still incorporates the use of hot plates in its design. The Airstrait straightener, on the other hand, utilises airflow technology, which they perfected with the Airwrap, to iron out kinks in the hair.

The main draw that makes this invention groundbreaking? The ability to straighten hair while it is still wet.

The Dyson Airstrait straightener

Using precision air jets that are expelled from two 1.5mm apertures along the arms of the device, the air is blasted out in high-velocity downward blades at a 45-degree angle to straighten hair.

It does not incorporate high heat, which would overheat the water content of your hair and be extremely damaging, making it suitable for use on wet hair.

When your hair is exposed to intense heat, the hydrogen and disulfide bonds that influence hair strength, break, resulting in broken and damaged fibres, as explained by one of the Dyson engineers.

But, how does it straighten the hair without high heat?

Thanks to their trademarked Hyperdymium motor installed within the machine that spins a 13-blade impeller at a whopping 106,000 rotations per minute, the compact and slim device is able to generate enough power and strength to dry and straighten in little time.

It naturally also features the intelligent heat control technology that is also present in the Corrale and Airwrap, to prevent extreme heat damage and protect your hair’s natural shine.

This is made possible by glass bead thermistors that measure the temperature of the air fed to your hair, up to 16 times a second.

Settings available

A ‘wet’ function is to be used on wet hair. It comes pre-set with three heat and airflow settings for optimal performance: 80°C, 110°C, and 140°C.

The ‘dry’ function, which is designed for straightening dry hair, comes preset at 120°C and 140°C.

Finally, it also comes with a ‘Cool’ function that locks your style in place once you are done with your straightening experience.

You can also toggle between a low and high flow speed setting, the cold shot, and root drying modes.

The Dyson Airstrait will launch in USA, Canada and Mexico first, before touching down on international grounds. If you wish to be one of the first few to learn of its arrival in Singapore, and snag yourself a piece, you may indicate your interest in this form.

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