I have a pretty simple hair routine. For the most part, I wear my hair in a rotation of 2-3 styles. But once in a while I love to mix it up with curls and waves. Recently, I splurged on a Dyson Airwrap because I was curious to try lower heat styling options.
Now that I have five tools I love, I feel I have limitless hair options that I can style at home. In this post, I’ll review each hair tool and share a phone selfie of how I style my hair with it.
Most often, I do easy flat iron curls. I love this style because once I style it I can typically go days after without styling it again—or barely touching it up. I typically only wash my hair 1-2 times per week.
Here’s my hair styled in simple flat iron curls:
Waver Tool (7/10—it’s not a must have for me, but it’s fun!)
Ah, a quarantine purchase. We all have them! I caved and bought this waver after seeing my friends using them on Instagram.
The results are pretty dramatic and I like it on my longer hair. It’s kind of like a giant crimper tool (anyone remember these from the ’90s?).Here’s my hair styled with the waver tool (this is after a day or so, which I personally think is cuter than right away).
Large Curling Iron (8/10—I don’t use it that often, but I love it when I do!)
I use this curling iron occasionally to get bigger curls than my flat iron that are still very natural looking. In high school (BEFORE flat irons were invented—aughhhhhh), I used to do this all the time. I just curl my whole head in small sections and then finger style it until it looks natural.
Here’s my hair styled with my larger curling iron:
Conair 1/2-Inch Curling Iron (10/10—I can’t give it any other score because look at how cute it is for styling little kids hair)
I purchased this curling iron to style my kids hair with, but ended up having fun using it on myself as well. It makes TINY curls (think Shirley Temple).
Here’s a pic of myself and my daughter where I used this tiny curling iron on both our hair:
Dyson Airwrap (8/10—I would give it a 12 if it wasn’t so much $$$!)
The Airwrap is expensive enough to give anyone pause. I’ve heard so many people try to justify the price, but I’ll just be straight with you! Is it worth it?? I can’t say! Here are my thoughts so far: I love how FAST it is. I love the blowout look and I LOVE using it … it’s really, really fun to use!
The downside (for me) is that I bought it to use less heat on my hair, but I always still end up pulling out my flat iron for styling my bangs and combating frizz (you can see my frizz in the photo below, which is styled without a flat iron and 100% just the Air Wrap).
I think if I didn’t have bangs I could use just the Dyson and my low-heat dreams would be fully realized. Maybe for some of you who don’t have frizzy hair like me (or bangs), this product could replace all your hair tools.
I would say the Airwrap is a good replacement for my old blow dryer, and that I love using it for a quick blowout. It’s what I reach for when I’m in a hurry. I actually think I need to watch a bunch of YouTube videos and get inspired for more ways to use it.
I gave it the 8/10 because I do like it and it’s so FUN to use. I’m excited to learn more ways to use it (it has a lot of other attachments I haven’t tried). But I have to be honest and say I’m not sure it’s really worth the $500. If you have one, I’d love to hear your thoughts!!!
Here’s a photo of my hair with Airwrap waves. It’s the easiest (and fastest) way to do a blowout at home.
This photo is from around Christmas time when I was growing out my bangs—I gave up soon after.
My hair has a lot of natural body, so I am mainly just drying to de-frizz it, and if I have to go outside in humidity, I’m screwed. 😀 I’m sure some of you know the feeling!