On May 17th, Gizcoupon reported that Dyson had introduced a remarkable innovation in the field of hairstyling by extending their airflow technology, commonly found in vacuum cleaners and hair dryers, to a special type of hair straightener. Therefore, Dyson has globally launched the Airstrait Hair Straightener.
Traditionally, hair straighteners utilize two heating plates to perform their function. However, Dyson’s latest release, the Dyson Airstrait airflow hair straightener, employs air to both dry and straighten damp hair, combining the two separate actions into one step. This design claims to address the primary issue of heat plate damage to the hair, often associated with conventional hair straighteners.
From the image, the Dyson Airstrait appears similar to a conventional hair straightener, but instead of heating plates in the middle, it features two 1.5mm air vents. By utilizing a Hyperdymium motor capable of spinning at a maximum of 106,000 revolutions per minute, controlled temperature airflow is accelerated through the two rows of high-speed air. Users can clamp their hair, pull it down, and direct the airflow at a 45-degree angle to dry and straighten the strands simultaneously.
The Dyson Airstrait, unlike typical hair straighteners that require dry hair, allows users to use it directly on damp hair. It can operate at relatively low temperatures of 80°C, 110°C, and 140°C. Additionally, the Airstrait serves as a hairdryer during the straightening process, offering low and high-speed airflow modes and cold air and root-drying mode.
Furthermore, the Dyson Airstrait also includes a dry hair mode, allowing for straightening with airflow at 120°C or 140°C, and even an “intense” mode for enhanced straightening.
Currently, the Dyson Airstrait is exclusively available in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, with a retail price of $500.