By now, you would’ve probably heard of the revolutionary Dyson Supersonic hair dryer – you might even be a proud owner of one! The one-of-a-kind gadget launched in 2016 has since led to the birth of the Dyson Airwrap in 2018 followed by the Dyson Corrale just last year.
This year, Dyson is back to take care of our pesky flyaways with a new hair tool that gets the job done without extreme heat. Yes, you read that right – no more blasting your hair dryer on high heat and brushing your hair in the correct direction to tame those flyaways.
All you need to have in your arsenal now is the new Flyaway Attachment made for the Dyson Supersonic. And according to what we’ve been seeing on RED (a.k.a. “China’s Instagram”), this new tool is garnering rave reviews from discerning netizens! Keep reading to find out what it does, and Daily Vanity’s mini review of the new tool!
The technology behind Dyson’s new Flyaway Attachment
Let’s face it: we all want to flaunt salon-worthy tresses all the time but aside from the cost, your hair health could also be in jeopardy due to the frequent exposure to extreme heat from typical hair dryers.
With this in mind, Dyson is making it possible to achieve healthy, salon-style hair at home with the latest addition to the lineup of Dyson Supersonic attachments – the Flyaway Attachment.
After gathering in excess of 1.14 billion individual pieces of professional styling data captured from over 10,000 hours of professional stylist trials and observing more than 420 stylists across 80 salons around the world, Dyson engineers found a way to mechanism a professional stylists’ technique to smooth frustrating flyaways – minus the extreme heat.
You see, professional hairstylists are traditionally trained to master a skilled technique that involves them using a round brush to section and manage the hair while directing airflow from the hair dryer to smooth down the locks and tame stray hairs.
If needed, the pros may even whip out straighteners to further smooth hair – this subjects the mane to unnecessary additional heat, increasing the risk of preventable damage. When hair is damaged, it will inevitably become weaker and more prone to breakage, thus perpetuating the prevalence of further flyaways.
The new attachment head takes this problem out of the equation by harnessing the Coanda effect – we were first introduced to this in the Dyson Airwrap styler – to attract and lift longer hairs to the front, whilst pushing flyaways through the strands and out of sight.
By hiding flyaways this way, it’s able to help increase strand alignment and enhance natural shine, giving you the same salon-standard sleek, glossy finish without exposing the hair to extreme heat damage.
Engineers tested a range of angles before reaching the optimum semi-circular curve that gives the Flyaway Attachment its distinct shape. With it, you can forgo the round brush and achieve sleek, straight hair even in our sweltering heat using just one hand.
In an exclusive media briefing, Cara Wong, regional trainer for Dyson Personal Care, shared a few useful tips to use the Flyaway Attachment effectively:
- The hair dryer heat can be adjusted to your personal preference but the speed should always be set to maximum for the Flyaway Attachment, regardless of hair type.
- Always hold the attachment head as close to your hair strands as possible.
- For hair at the back, twist the attachment head slightly to a 45-degree angle. Going at a slower motion, be sure to pull the hair towards the front as you glide the attachment tool over the strands.
Daily Vanity reviews the new Dyson Flyaway Attachment
I am a Dyson convert ever since I received the first edition of the Supersonic in a media drop (perks of the job). That was about five years ago, so if you want durability, the Dyson Supersonic definitely scores top marks.
I’ve always been impressed by how lightweight the hair dryer is and how much faster it dries my long hair compared to conventional hair dryers. After using it for a couple of years, I’ve even converted my husband who used to just air-dry his hair.
When I first received the Flyaway Attachment for this review, I was perplexed by the shape of the tool and couldn’t stop wondering how exactly would it help tame those pesky flyaways that we’re very prone to in this humid climate.
But by following the tips shared by Cara and a little persistence, I was able to achieve the kind of sleek, glossy hair that I’d usually get from a salon blow-dry but this time I did it all on my own right at home! It does take a while to get used to the way that the Flyaway Attachment works but trust me, you’ll definitely get a hang of it after a few uses.
Going at a slower pace, as Cara had suggested, when I blow-dried the back of my hair helped a great deal as well. By doing so, you’re able to control the direction of the hair better and you’ll get really smooth strands all around as a result.
Do bear in mind that the Flyaway Attachment is a finishing tool to perfect your look, and not a styling tool like the Smoothing Nozzle so it is recommended to use the Smoothing Attachment first before you finish off with the Flyaway Attachment.
Dyson Flyaway Attachment: Price + where to buy
The new Flyaway Attachment is fully compatible with existing models of the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, so you can get it individually at S$49. It will also come within the box of new machines purchased from today (12 August) onwards at S$599.
To buy, visit the Dyson Demo Store – Owner Centre at Capitol Singapore, Dyson Demo Store – Beauty Lab at Funan Mall, and Dyson Demo Zone at Westgate. For more information, log on to the official Dyson website.
Featured image taken from here.