I’m a low-maintenance girl when it comes to my hair. But that’s simply because I can be lazy about whipping out hair tools to get my hair to cooperate. So, I typically revert to having my hair up in a ponytail or secured with a claw clip. But it feels like Dyson secretly heard my plea and made something easy to use. Its well-loved Dyson Supersonic hair dryer gets a new two-in-one attachment that seems to get rid of any excuse I have for not styling my hair.
Dyson took inspiration from its Airwrap multi-styler attachments. It created an accessory that can harness the horsepower of the Dyson digital motor V9 and produce precisely angled airflow to style and dry hair simultaneously. This new Flyaway Smoother mimics what a professional hair stylist does when finishing your hair. So, if you’re going for that straight-hair, blown-out look, this is what it promises.
Typically, you’ll need a concentrated nozzle and round brush to achieve this. And it isn’t always an easy task, especially when trying to reach the back of your head. That’s why Dyson made this new tool for the Supersonic. The Flyaway attachment gets combined with a brush (the first brush attachment for the Supersonic) to achieve this look with minimal effort.
The Flyaway attachment isn’t new for the Dyson Supersonic. This tool uses the Coanda effect to help hide flyaways. In case you’re unfamiliar with this term, the Coanda effect happens when a high-speed jet of air crosses a surface. And as a result of pressure changes, it binds to the surface. When it comes to this tool, the effect draws hair and its flyaways to the Supersonic to simultaneously smooth, dry, and tuck them away.
Dyson emphasized the ease of use of this new attachment. And we got to see it in action at its recent launch. But there’s nothing like getting to try it out ourselves. So, after a quick shower, I got down to use it.
The main body of the Supersonic uses magnets to adhere the attachments to them. And like the other included accessories, the Flyaway Smoother easily slots into the machine. You can also rotate it at different angles to reach different spots.
I have fine and thin hair so I didn’t even need to crank up the heat on the Dyson Supersonic. While I was pre-drying it to style with the Gentle Air attachment, I just kept it at the lowest setting. One of the advantages of the Supersonic is it doesn’t use extreme heat. It has a clever microprocessor that regulates temperature to help prevent extreme heat damage and protect your hair’s natural shine. The maximum operating temperature in normal working conditions is up to 105°C/221°F.
And when I used the Flyaway Smoother, I kept it at that heat setting. While the Dyson Supersonic doesn’t use extreme heat, it can still be slightly warm to the touch, especially when I was guiding the attachment through my hair. But I loved how easy it was to use. It was just as simple as running the dryer down my hair. The Supersonic feels light enough in my hand so I could easily reach behind, too. I have shoulder-length hair though, so those with longer locks might have a different opinion.
And when I wanted to get that little “C/J Curl” at the end, I just had to run it inside my hair as one would with a round brush and regular hair dryer. The angles might take some getting used to, but I’ve been so happy with the results from the first try, that I know it can look even better as I continue to use it.
My observations and a few tips
While you can easily just brush the hair dryer down your locks, I find using my hand to guide the Flyaway Smoother helps the hair adhere to the attachment better, especially when trying to get that C/J Curl. Like with other Dyson tools, use a cool shot at the end to get the curl to hold.
And if you want to achieve volume at the roots, move your hair in the opposite direction of your typical part and run the Dyson Supersonic through it. Just hand-comb it back to your usual part and you’ll instantly see the lift.
Now, if you’re annoyed by the flyaways, you can switch to the “flyaway” mode on the attachment and just run it through the parts you want to fix.
Dyson Supersonic: Final thoughts
I was already sold when Dyson demoed the Supersonic to us during its launch last week. But getting to try it out myself solidifies it as my go-to hair tool for daily use moving forward. I can see this giving me that silky, straight-from-the-salon look without taking too much time and effort. It’s a nice tool in the arsenal of a lazy woman like me.
Of course, like any other premium Dyson hair care tool, the Dyson Supersonic costs a pretty penny. And not everyone can afford or needs it. But if you have the money to spare and you see this simplifying your hair routine, it might be worth the investment. If you’re looking to create more styles, the Dyson Airwrap might be more for you. If you want something you can easily take anywhere, there’s the Dyson Corrale.
Sadly, Dyson isn’t selling the Flyaway Smoother on its own just yet. So, if you already own the Supersonic, you might have to wait a bit to get your hands on it. But if you have been considering the Supersonic for a while, now might be the time to pick it up.
The Dyson Supersonic with this new attachment gets a starting price of PHP 29,900 (around USD 542). That comes in Bright Nickel/Bright Copper, Black/Nickel, and Iron Fuschia. If you want to get a presentation case with it, you can get it in Prussian Blue/Rich Copper for PHP 31,500 (~USD 570).
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