Heat damage under control
Every salon visit I’m told to ease up on the hot styling tools and each time I explain that without 200 degrees Celcius running through my locks, I look like a mop.
I always hoped for the day when I could wake, run some product through my hair and look socially acceptable. Unfortunately, and especially after experimenting with glued-in hair extensions in my early twenties, I always had to rely on curlers or straighteners to achieve some sort of style.
Age of Dyson
For the last 14 years, I have been a loyal user of GHD hair straighteners. They heat up fast, easy to manoeuvre for curls and get the job done. It wasn’t until Dyson stepped into the hair realm that I realised that you can reduce the heat you use and still achieve great results. I’ve been using the Supersonic hairdryer for almost a year and have seen a significant change in the texture and thickness of my hair. There is less fallout yet my hair dries quickly. When the Airwrap arrived I was intrigued but I tend to keep my hair straight most of the time so it didn’t feel worth the investment.
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The Dyson Corrale hair straighteners
Then it was the time of the Dyson Corrale hair straighteners and my mind was blown away. First, it’s cordless which you think wouldn’t be a big deal until you try it. Remember the cordless earphones? Secondly, it features flexible plates that grip the hair so it doesn’t fly away as you move the straighteners. This helps prevent split ends and provides an even distribution of heat. You are also using 50 per cent less damage than usual straighteners which to me is incredible. You can also adjust the heat setting so I tend to go low for a straight style and high for curls.
I’ve been using the Dyson Corrale for almost a month and at first it felt chunky in my hand but you get used to it soon enough. I also found the grip and sound of the straightener moving through my hair a bit scratchy but that just the plates moving and gently gripping the strands. It is on the pricey side but after years of heat damage and money spent on treatment masks and salon appointments, it’s well worth the investment.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when using the Dyson Corrale.
- Make sure your hair is 100 per cent dry before styling
- Always use a heat protector. I love Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique
- I have fine hair so tend to straighten larger sections of my hair, however, if you have thick or curly hair then work through smaller sections
- Start on a low temperature and see if you need more heat
- Ease up on the pressure and let the moving plates do the work