Dyson Flyaway Attachment REVIEW

9/10

Summary

Dyson Flyaway Attachment REVIEW

PAT PILCHER may have a thinning hatch but his wife doesn’t, so she gets the pleasure of testing out Dyson’s great hair invention.

$649

Not content with adding lasers to vacuum cleaners or building cutting edge respirators, Dyson is giving us a cool hair tool that solves one of the biggest beauty annoyances known to woman-kind.

Dyson’s team of clever Trevor’s has taken aim at flyaways. Now colour me ignorant, but hair doesn’t spring to mind when I hear the term “flyaways”. According to the experts at Focusonhair.com, “flyaways are little bits of hair that, well, fly away…There are many causes of flyaways. Flyaway hair is often caused by something as simple as new hair growth or broken hairs, but it is also not uncommon for it to be about dry climate and static that can cause strands to repel each other.”

 

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Taming these errant hairs used to require heat. The trouble is that heat from hair tools can damage that delicate foliage on your bonce, causing it to split or snap. This ironically makes flyaways even more visible. None of this was lost on Dyson’s engineers though, who came up with the Supersonic Flyaway Attachment. This tool attaches to the awesome Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, which I’d previously reviewed, giving it a 9/10.

The flyaways attachment is a slick wee number, resembling a curious hybrid of a hydro-slide and a grey technical Lego piece. It hooks onto the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer using a magnetic attachment, connecting with a satisfying “thunk”.

The flyaways attachment uses what is known as “the Coanda effect”. While you’d be forgiven for thinking that this was an expensive Italian dessert, it is an aerodynamic effect that has already proven its worth with Dyson’s AirWrap. Instead of heating and damaging hair into submission, the flyways attachment pushes and hides flyaways under longer hairs. I’d love to tell you that I’d tested it out on my own lush, full head of hair, but my thinning thatch will never suffer from flyaways, so I delegated it to my wife.

So, did it work? If you’ve seen your hairdresser drying your hair with a hairdryer in one hand and a brush in the other, the flyaway attachment lets you do that. Because the flyaway attachment clips onto the supersonic hairdryer, sorting one’s hair out with it is a one-handed experience. The supersonic’s warm, dry air pushes hair along the curved surface of the flyaway attachment, which smoothes your hair out, pushing flyaways under your existing hair. There’s little heat involved, so no hair gets harmed in the process.

Most telling of all, my wife was taken with the flyaway attachment. She says that it “smooths down your hair… with my hair being long, thick, fine, and curly, I used this every time I tried the dryer. This is just so clever “.

Coming from my normally cynical wife, this is very high praise indeed. The Supersonic dryer and flyaway attachment did a great job. I might be no hair expert, but I can attest that her hair was left with a smooth and glossy finish, and not a flyaway was to be seen.

That’d be great if it were just praise for the attachment and dryer. My wife was also impressed with the instructions, which she says “was a model of excellent appliance communication. A picture of the dryer, arrows to what each thing did, and a picture of each styling attachment with a simple sentence about what it did. Simple, small, perfect”.

For good reasons, the Dyson Supersonic dryer scored a 9/10 in my earlier review. It’s an excellent piece of hair gear. Now, it’s even better, thanks to the addition of the flyaways attachment, which does an excellent job of keeping one’s hair in order. If styling your locks to the next level is a priority, the Dyson Supersonic dryer and Flyaways combo really is worth checking out.

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