Welcome to Capsule Considers, where we try out and review the latest products on the market and offer our honest, unbiased opinions, free from any obligation or expectation because if you’re parting with your hard-earned money based on any of our recommendations, we’re gonna make sure it’s damn well worth it. In this edition, Kelly Bertrand and her perpetually troublesome head of hair give Dyson’s latest innovation a bash – to some surprising results.
When it comes to hair tools, it’s very easy to go down what I like to call the ‘gimmick’ route. There are SO many different tools on the market right now that all seem to congregate in my social media feeds – blow out brushes, mermaid hair thingies, heatless curlers – and honestly, who has the time, patience, and the space to commit to so many random things?
When Dyson sent me this attachment to try for a review, my first thought was probably the same as what you’re thinking after looking at it – what the f… is this.
Now, I know Dyson pretty well after using a few of their products and yeah, the quality is as massive as their price tags. So once I had gotten over my initial confusion, I figured that this oddly-shaped attachment for the Supersonic hairdryer looked like this for a reason. And yeah, I was right.
So, this hook-shaped thingie is actually the answer to what I would guess is everyone’s collective biggest frustration when it comes to styling your hair yourself – flyaways.
Nothing pops my sense of achievement than a great hairstyle ruined by stubborn little hairs that stick up and out and everywhere they’re just not. supposed. to. be.
It’s probably my biggest problem. I have SO many little flyaways, sometimes it’s like I’ve stuck my finger into the wall. They’ve always been a problem, and my hair is dark so you can see them all instantly, but it’s been a huge problem since I stopped working at my last job before we started Capsule.
I didn’t realise how stressed I actually was, because within a few months, I had all of this new hair growth which is AMAZING – but also very problematic when it comes to a sleek situation and I am very aware we are approaching an Auckland summer, which means humidity. And rain, probably.
So I was very, very keen to give this attachment a bash to see if it could help – but how does a weird hook thing help flyaways?
The answer is Dyson’s favourite words – The Coanda Effect. Essentially what the company did was figure out a way to mimic a professional stylist’s brush and blow dryer technique, which if you’re like me and tried to do the same at home, you’ll know is freaking impossible.
Their solution is this curved attachment, which attracts and lifts longer hairs to the front, whilst pushing flyaways through the tress and out of sight.
Does it work? Yeah, it really does. I have medium hair – not too fine, not too thick – and it did the job well, especially as I’m not known for either my hair styling skill or my patience.
Left: Frizz and flyaways EVERYWHERE. Right: After using the attachment, things are a lot sleeker. This was my first use, and since, with a little bit of practice, I’ve been able to get it even better. And yes I know I need to get my eyebrows re-microbladed, thanks for noticing.
The most important thing to note is that it’s designed to be used as the last step in your routine, on dry hair. So, starting with wet hair, I used my hair dryer attachment on my Dyson Air Wrap as I normally would before running the hot brush through to get a straight kind of vibe, but with a bit more volume.
Left with hair that was a bit frizzy, I chucked the flyaway attachment on the Supersonic and got to work, and it does feel a bit odd at first. The air is pushed over the curve and through a vent, so it doesn’t even really feel like much is happening – but when I looked in the mirror, I saw that my hair was so much sleeker.
Is it as good as a salon finish? Almost – and definitely much better than I could do with a brush and a hair dryer. But if you’re in love with professional blow drying and you’re craving some sleek and shiny hair at home, this will be your saviour.
As with all of Dyson’s products (click HERE for my review of their cordless Corrale hair straightener), the biggest drawback is the price, IF you have to purchase the Supersonic, which retails for around $599. However, this attachment does come with all new purchases of the dryer which is great. If you just need the attachment, you’re looking at around $100, which for me, is a good investment.
Bottom line? As always with Dyson, it’s another problem solved. Have they got anyone working on Covid?