Allure editors put the Dyson Airstrait to the test... and here are the results from Editor in Chief, Jessica Cruel on her type 4B Hair.
Editor in chief Jessica Cruel used the Dyson Airstrait on the left side of her head, the RevAir on the right.
“For this review, I did a split-head test between the Airstrait and my RevAir, both are wet-to-dry tools and both straighten. The RevAir is like a vacuum for your hair — it pulls it into a tube to straighten it and get the water out. You can adjust the tension to get the hair as straight as possible. It’s very bulky, though, and has to sit on the bathroom floor or counter — you could never travel with it. The Airstrait is easy enough to slip into a suitcase.
"After using both tools, my hair felt very similar on each side. The Airstrait got it a little flatter, but that’s because I used smaller sections and went over each slowly, two to three times, based on the tutorial I got at the Airstrait launch event. The whole process took almost an hour for half of my head; the RevAir took 30 minutes for the other half.
"With the Airstrait, I also experienced that burning smell you get when using a traditional flatiron and, because there is not as much tension, the Airstrait didn’t leave my ends as straight as the RevAir did. I kept thinking: The Airstrait needs a comb to clip on it to increase the tension and get better straightening for my hair type.
“Overall, I’m going to continue to use the RevAir or my beloved Dyson Airwrap. The Airwrap’s brush attachment dries and straightens my whole head in an hour, while the Airstrait takes close to two hours — and I would still want to go in with another tool for a smoother finish. The Airwrap brush attachment also gets my ends straighter than the Airstrait did."
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