4 Mistakes to Avoid When Using Dyson Airwrap

During my chat with Nazima about the Dyson Airwrap, she shared some helpful insights and tips. She pointed out some common mistakes that people often make when using this product.

She said:

“Everyone knows how to use it but still some mistakes they make without realizing”

If I am not wrong, you may be the one among them!

However, In this article, I will share these mistakes on her behalf to help you avoid them and get the most out of your Dyson Airwrap.

Let’s dive in…

Note: If you’re not familiar with Nazima and our discussion on the Airwrap, you can read about it in my 30-minute chat with her by following this link.

Mistake 1: Your hair is too wet or too dry

Nazima says,

“Don’t style your hair when it’s too dry or too wet.”

This is the first thing you should always be careful about.

If you style your hair when it’s too wet, it can be too heavy to curl around the barrel, and the curls won’t hold. Similarly, if the hair is too dry, it can change shape and cause the curls to lose their hold quickly.

If your hair feels dry, use a water spray to add a little bit more moisture. The Airwrap uses air mostly, but it still needs some dampness to work effectively.

Do you need a heat protectant for the Dyson Airwrap? While it is not necessary to use a heat protectant with the Dyson Airwrap, it is still recommended by the manufacturer. Using a heat protectant can provide an extra layer of protection for your hair, especially if you have particularly delicate or damaged hair.

Mistake 2: Not using the Cool Shot properly

Not using the Cool Shot properly

Who doesn’t want their curls to stay looking great for longer instead of falling flat after a short amount of time? Definitely no one, Right?

So why are you not using this?

There’s a button on the Airwrap that turns it on and off, but it also has another setting called the “Cool Shot“. When you press the button up, it goes to the “Cool Shot” setting.

“Cool Shot” doesn’t get super cold, but it gets to a cooler temperature that is just right for setting your hair in curls. The aim of this feature is to help your curls last longer and stay in shape.

Use the heat for just a little bit, maybe two or three seconds, and then use the “Cool Shot” for a longer time, like five to ten seconds.

Mistake 3: Not using a heat protectant

Even though the Airwrap uses lower heat compared to other styling products available in the market right now, it’s still important to take measures to reduce damage to the hair.

Using a heat protectant can be key to this.

Nazima says,

“I really like to use a mousse when I’m curling my hair because I find it gives my hair a little bit more hold.”

Choose the right heat protection product for your hair type. It’s always better to experiment with different products to see which one suits your hair the most.

Mistake 4: Not realizing the learning curve

She says,

“The great mistake I made when I first used the Dyson Airwrap, especially to curl my hair, was not realizing that there is a learning curve to it.

Take a look at the style you want to create and practice a few times. Give yourself enough time to get to know exactly how it works and how long it takes you to do your hair.

It’s always better to practice on a day when you’re not going out so that you have enough time to understand Airwrap’s functionalities. As you become more familiar with it, you’ll be able to use it more quickly and with better results.”

She described her experience in the following sentence:

“The first few times I used the Airwrap, it took me a while to get the hang of it. I had to concentrate on what I was doing. But now I can do it very quickly while doing my makeup, and it’s very efficient. I love that it also gives my hair a lot of volumes, and my hair has never been healthier. I really think it’s all thanks to the Airwrap.”

To sum it up, the Dyson Airwrap is awesome for styling your hair and getting those lovely curls. But, many folks often make some common mistakes.

To get the best results, steer clear of these blunders—like not realizing there’s a learning curve, using the cool shot feature, using a heat protector, and making sure your hair isn’t too wet or dry.

Following Nazima’s advice, practicing with the Airwrap, and becoming familiar with it can make using it quicker and better for your hair.

So, go ahead, give it a shot, and drop a comment letting me know if these tips helped you get better results with your Dyson Airwrap.


Q: How do I prevent my hair from getting tangled in the Dyson Airwrap?

To avoid hair tangles, ensure that your hair is completely dry before using the Airwrap.

It’s also important to section your hair into manageable portions, as larger sections can increase the risk of tangling.

Additionally, be mindful of the direction of the airflow and the placement of the barrel to minimize tangles.

Q: How long should I hold the Dyson Airwrap on each section of hair?

The ideal time for holding the Airwrap on each section of hair can vary depending on the thickness and texture of your hair.

As a general guideline, hold the device on each section for around 10-15 seconds. However, it’s crucial to pay attention to your hair’s response and adjust the timing accordingly to avoid overexposure to heat.

Q: Do you need a heat protectant with Dyson Airwrap?

Yes, you need to use a heat protectant with the Dyson Airwrap to minimize heat damage to your hair.

While the Dyson Airwrap is designed to minimize heat damage, using a heat protectant is still recommended for optimal hair care.

Heat protectants create a barrier between your hair and the heat from styling tools, including the Airwrap, reducing the potential damage caused by high temperatures.

Applying a lightweight heat protectant spray or cream before using the Airwrap can help safeguard your hair and maintain its health and integrity. It’s always a good practice to prioritize hair protection, especially if you frequently style your hair with heat tools.

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