Dyson's Hair Straightener Causes 50% Less Heat Damage, and I'm Obsessed

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Needless to say, my first experience with the straightener was magic. I had to literally stop myself from going over a piece of hair multiple times after years of habit engrained the pattern into my muscles. And while I typically opt for the highest heat setting—I have an abundance of thin hair follicles that equate to medium-thick hair—I discovered the lowest setting still gave me perfectly smooth, sleek locks.

Perhaps the craziest part was how much volume was still left once I was done styling. Unlike other straighteners, Dyson’s design doesn’t require you to sacrifice volume for pin-straight hair. In fact, my hair looked pretty similar to when I use Revlon’s one-step dryer, which gives a spectacular blowout with lots of volume. Plus, it took less than 10 minutes to straighten my entire head, including the patches of extra-wavy hair hidden at the nape of my neck.

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Beyond giving me sleek locks with less damage—a huge perk—one of my favorite parts of Dyson’s straightener is the cordless design. It’s exponentially easier to style your hair when a cord isn’t flopping around your face, especially when curling. Thankfully, the battery has enough power to get you through 30 minutes of uninterrupted styling. You can get extra juice by plugging the straightener into its handy charging stand between passes; if you know your ‘do will take longer, simply plug in the 360-degree cord.

Plus, it’s totally safe to pack in your carry-on, since Dyson created a special airplane tab that allows you to stop the flow of juice between the heaters and battery as needed. That way, you can take it on the airplane without stressing over airline standards. It also comes with a sleek velvet carrying case that doubles as a travel mat for quick airport bathroom touch-ups.

To buy: Dyson Corrale Hair Straightener, $499; nordstrom.com

However, there’s one clear downside to the straightener: the price point. Fortunately, we know Dyson’s high-quality tools are well worth the investment. Its less-damaging technology means it’s not only great for people that straighten every day, but also an enticing pick for anyone starting to incorporate a flat iron into their routine again.

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