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Innovation | April 10, 2024

Which Dyson Airwrap™ multi-styler attachments are right for you?

Find Your Ideal Dyson Airwrap™ Multi-Styler and dryer Attachments: A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Hair Dryer Option

Part of choosing the best multi-styler for your hair type is making sure it comes with the right hair care tools for the styles you want to create. So it’s important to look for a hair styler that allows you to customise it to suit your hair’s needs. The Dyson Airwrap™ multi-styler and dryer which offers a choice of 15 specialist attachments, lets you do just this.

The Dyson Airwrap™ multi-styler in Prussian Blue with presentation case and attachments

Hair types

Hair types explained

There are four key hair types – straight hair, wavy hair, curly hair and coily hair1. Each is determined by follicle shape.1 Hair is also categorised by thickness of the strands into fine, medium, or coarse.1 This thickness, combined with the volume of hairs on your head, can determine how full your head of hair looks.1

Along with length, these aspects combine to define your hair. One person may have long, fine, and straight hair, while their friend may have short, coarse, and curly hair. Each would need different Dyson Airwrap™ attachments to give their hair the best treatment possible.

Attachments for different hair types

Airwrap™ attachments for different hair types

Our extensive range of 15 Dyson Airwrap™ attachments is engineered with the same precision as the styler itself, to help you customise your machine for your specific hair type.

30mm Barrel

30mm barrels create slightly looser curls. Having both the 20mm barrel and the 30mm barrel provides great options for those with short hair, who can’t make longer, looser curls. They also help add variety to longer hair.

New 30mm Airwrap™ long barrel

In addition, the 30mm barrels are available in a longer version that’s optimised for volumising and curling longer hair.

40mm Barrel

The larger 40mm barrel creates very loose curls and waves. The 40mm barrel is best used with long hair.

New 40mm Airwrap™ long barrel

For especially long hair, there is also a long barrel version of the 40mm barrel. This is great for volumising longer hair and adding loose curls.

Firm smoothing brush

The firm smoothing brush is designed to give you control over thicker, coarser hair. it features hard bristles that can push through thick hair without harming the scalp.

Soft smoothing brush

The softer bristles of the new Soft smoothing brush are engineered for use on fine hair. Regular bristles can be too harsh for fine hair, which can cause breakage, so the use of soft bristles can help keep your hair healthier for longer.

Round volumising brush

Our Round volumising brush adds body to all hair types, making your hair look fuller and thicker. We also stock a Large round volumising brush which creates more volume and styles longer hair quicker and easier. Round volumising brushes are universal tools that we recommend, no matter your hair length, thickness, or type.

Small brushes

There are small versions of the Soft smoothing brush, Firm smoothing brush and Round volumising brush. These brushes are designed to work best with short hair and specific segments of hair such as fringes.

Wide-tooth comb

The Wide-tooth comb is engineered with robust teeth that lengthen your curls and coils as they dry. It can also be used to shape and volumise your hair by using the Coanda effect instead of extreme heat.

2-in-1 Coanda smoothing dryer

The 2-in-1 Coanda smoothing dryer is suitable for all hair types. It dries your hair and smooths flyaways, using two jets of air to lift long hairs and push stray hairs underneath the tress.

Diffuser

Our diffuser attachment uses alternating prongs to evenly spread air over your hair, simulating natural drying. This helps reduce frizz while defining and enhancing naturally curly, coily, or wavy hair.

Which Dyson Airwrap™ attachment is right for you?

To get the most out of your Dyson Airwrap™, we recommend the following combination of attachments. Simply choose the one that’s right for your hair type.

Attachments for short and fine hair

If you have short and fine hair, we recommend:
• 20mm barrel
• 30mm barrel
• Small soft smoothing brush
• Soft smoothing brush
• Round volumising brush
• 2-in-1 Coanda smoothing dryer.

Style tip

Try the French chic style. It’s a simple, classic style that looks sophisticated without having to do much to your hair.

Attachments for short and coarse hair

If you have short and coarse hair, we recommend:
• 20mm barrel
• 30mm barrel
• Small soft smoothing brush
• Firm smoothing brush
• Round volumising brush
• 2-in-1 Coanda smoothing dryer.

Style tip

Why not try short waves? This style is fun and uses the 30mm barrel to give your short hair a looser, flowing look. For more information, read our article, Curling short hair with the Dyson Airwrap™.

Attachments for long and fine hair

If you have long and fine hair, we recommend:
• 20mm barrel
• 30mm barrel
• 40mm barrel
• Soft smoothing brush
• Large round volumising brush
• 2-in-1 Coanda smoothing dryer

Style tip

Give yourself a retro blow out. This look adds volume and a bouncy style that highlights your hair’s length. For more retro styling ideas, read our article, Achieving a retro-inspired hairstyle with the Dyson Airwrap™.

Attachments for long and coarse hair

If you have long and coarse hair, we recommend:
• 20mm barrel
• 30mm barrel
• 40mm barrel
• Firm smoothing brush
• Large round volumising brush
• 2-in-1 Coanda smoothing dryer.

Style tip

A curly blow out is glamourous and gives you big, bold curls, thanks to the 40mm barrel.

Attachments for curly and coily hair

If you have curly and coily hair, we recommend:
• Wide tooth comb
• 30mm barrel
• 40mm barrel
• Firm smoothing brush
• Round volumising brush
• 2-in-1 Coanda smoothing dryer.
• Diffuser

Style tip

Try a stretched blow out. This look enhances your natural hair by adding texture, length, and volume.

Use of online customisation tool

Use the online customisation tool or visit the Dyson Demo Store

Our customisation tool helps you to know which Dyson Airwrap™ attachments are recommended for your hair type. Or you can book a styling session so you can speak to an Expert in a Dyson Demo Store

For more information on getting the most from your styling, read How to use the Dyson Airwrap™ .

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