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Does the Dyson Airwrap work for thin fine hair?

Updated: Jul 16, 2020

The Dyson Airwrap caught my eye, when I met my friend for dinner. Her hair looked smooth, wavy and just gorgeous, but then she had beautiful hair to start with! Over the next couple of months I did some research and every Dyson advertisement or You Tube video showed people having great results. Despite the fact that I hadn't found any videos of people with thin fine hair like me, I decided to take the plunge and buy one.

My first experience wasn't good. I followed the tutorials and my hair looked flat and my curls fell. I wanted to cry! I looked at the videos again and resigned myself to the fact that perhaps it would only work for people with copious amounts of hair. The next morning, with a new sense of determination, I tried the Airwrap again but with the aim of getting more root lift, as you would with blow drying. This time the results were better! Over time, the technique has evolved and now I couldn't live without it. In fact my normal hairdryer has been exiled to the back of my cupboard and I doubt it will see the light of day now!

So if you've got thin, fine hair, here's a rundown of essential Airwrap info you need to know, to get the perfect finish:

- ALWAYS use a root building product. This is key to building and holding root volume.

- When you're roughly drying your hair, always dry in the opposite direction to how your hair grows. This will start to create volume in the roots.

- Rough dry hair until it is almost dry, and I mean almost dry. This will ensure the curling attachment picks up your hair to curl it but will also mean your curl last longer.

- Use a blow dry product on the lengths of your hair to help the curls last longer.

- When using the curling attachment, always ensure you hold the Airwrap at a minimum of 90 degrees to your head for maximum volume.

- Slide the hair attachment against your roots before curling the length, to set the root and create a smoother finish especially around your face.

- Hold the Airwrap in the direction your hair falls. I had a tendency to hold it forward and ended up with all the volume and hair falling towards my face and little towards the back.

- Finally, for the top layers of hair, move the curling attachment up and down the hair shaft for a smoother finish. Curl only towards the ends so that the hair lies smoothly and you don't have curls coming from the roots.

Of course, this post wouldn't be complete without a video to show you what I do, so click the link to watch the video!

Hope these tips help and good luck!

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Monica is a Professional Hair and Makeup Artist based in Leicester, East Midlands. She is a mother to daughters & loves all things skin and makeup related! Whilst she helps everyone feel their best, she especially enjoys working with clients over the age of 40, suffering with skin issues such as Psoriasis or thinning hair as she suffers with all of these herself! Her goal is to create looks that show her client's natural beauty and not mask them. Services range from bridal makeup to event makeup and occasion hair styling. For more details, please contact her via the contact form by clicking on

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