Dyson’s new Airstrait hair straightener is a load of hot air

, Dyson’s new Airstrait hair straightener is a load of hot air

Styling hair can be a difficult task, especially when it involves heat. Studies have demonstrated that the ideal temperature for styling hair is anywhere between 175ºC to 200ºC.

But what about using hot tools when hair is wet? Sadly, many have run into issues when styling their damp tresses. In fact, it is something to be avoided because hair is most vulnerable and weak at this stage where it is prone to breakage (and let’s just say a sizzling hot plate belongs only in the kitchen). 

, Dyson’s new Airstrait hair straightener is a load of hot air

So what if you want to dry your hair while straightening? 

Enter the Dyson Airstrait straightener. Created for all hair types, this new hair tool offers a new way to straighten your locks from wet to dry using only hot air. Below are four things you should know about the up-and-coming hair care tool.

1. It uses air jets instead of hot plates

Hot air is used to dry and straighten damp hair instead of hot plates to prevent your hair from frying while wet. By using the ideal temperature for heat, you are able to dry your tresses and get smooth, shiny locks at one go. Hair is contained by two arms, from which a precisely angled high-pressure blade of air is forced downwards and into the hair, both simultaneously drying and straight styling, with one tool.

2. Choose from different styling modes

Each styling mode on this hair straightener, “Wet’” or “Dry’,’ is made to help style your hair no matter the condition. The temperatures that you can set for “Wet” are 80°C, 110°C, and 140°C, and for “Dry”, you can choose between 120°C or 140°C. There are two speed settings for airflow control, as well as a cold shot and root drying mode.

3. It has Intelligent Heat Control

Glass bead thermistors within the product measure the temperature of the airflow coming out, at around 16 times per second. This is to prevent heat damage while drying hair, and to also protect its natural shine. 

4. Feel the power in your hands

Thanks to the Hyperdymium motor in the handle, the Airstrait is able to generate up to 3.5kPa of air pressure, enough to straighten hair as it dries. A 13-blade impeller spins up to 106,000rpm which propels over 11.9 litres of air through the machine per second. 

, Dyson’s new Airstrait hair straightener is a load of hot air

The Dyson Airstrait straightener will be launched in stores soon but no word on the exact date yet. Be among the first in Singapore to know when it arrives by registering your interest here