Dyson’s ‘Airstrait’ Gadget Dries & Straightens Your Hair At Once With Just Air
By Nicole Rodrigues, 15 May 2023
If you routinely straighten your hair with a flat iron, you might be aware that doing so on wet or even damp tresses can cause a lot of damage. In order to get around that, you’ll either have to use a blow dryer first or wait for it to naturally dry before you get to styling.
Dyson—ever ready with new and innovative ways for people to do their hair, clean their houses, and even breathe—is introducing a new product that mashes up a blow dryer and straightener together.
The ‘Airstrait’ chucks out the traditional hot plates one would find on a regular iron, and instead uses air to get the kinks out of curly locks.
Unfortunately, the plates are used directly on the cuticle layer, increasing the risk of drying your mane out and making it look frizzy over time. Of course, you can always use a heat protectant or even learn to use a blow dryer to straighten your curls out. But nothing beats the convenience of a flat iron.
Its previous device, the Corrale straightener, used flexible metal platings to gather the hair and evenly distribute heat. Airstrait removes the need for this, and uses “blades” of air to make your tresses sleek. Sheets of air at 1.5mm apertures are blasted out via a downward blade that dries and straightens simultaneously.
Temperature is also monitored via a glass bead thermistor that can regulate and can be checked up to 30 times per second. Data collected is then sent to the microprocessor embedded within the tool, and heat is controlled to ensure no damage is being done to your mane. The Airstrait works well on wet and dry hair and has a cooling feature to lock in the look you’re going for.
Airstrait is a counterpart to the Airwrap, another innovative device from the company that focused on rethinking how people curled their tresses. It again chucked out the traditional heat barrels and replaced them with air.
The Airstrait can now be found on the company’s website for US$499.99, and it comes in Prussian Blue and Nickel.
[via Inverse and Gizmodo, images via Dyson]
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