Any time Dyson releases a new product, it’s fair to assume that it’s going to be good. The research and development that is poured into every product is almost mind-boggling and is why Dyson is such a well-respected brand. In recent years, Dyson has extended its beauty offerings, adding the Corrale hair straightener in 2020 and now, the Dyson Supersonic Flyaway attachment ($99).
The new release officially launched in Australia on August 5 and was designed as a result of Dyson engineers wanting to solve an all too common hair issue. Flyaways are a fact of life and despite our best efforts, are pretty hard to conceal. Professional hairstylists are often able to achieve this when styling with a hairdryer and round brush, but for the average person, it’s quite difficult.
When the news of this launch slid into my inbox, I was excited. Everything Dyson touches is gold (IMO) and flyaways are something I thought I just had to deal with. With bleached hair that is thick and coarse in texture, I’m well acquainted with flyaways but haven’t found any effective way of managing them. Slicking the pesky hair down with hairspray and a clean mascara spoolie works occasionally but always leaves it feeling crunchy. Not ideal.
The Dyson Flyaway attachment, on the other hand, uses the Coanda effect — the same technology used in the Dyson Airwrap styler — which attracts and lifts longer hairs to the front while pushing those annoying flyaways underneath so you can no longer see them. The attachment also helps increase strand alignment in your hair and as an added bonus, leaves it looking shinier.
After watching a few videos of the Dyson Flyaway attachment, I was ready to try it for myself. Thanks to an in-built magnet, the attachment secures easily to the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer ($599) and with the hook shape, is designed to move down the hair shaft.
Starting at the top of my head, I slowly moved the Flyaway attachment down the length of my hair. The attachment gently suctions the hair, pushing the flyaways underneath and the results are instantly noticeable. The first time I tried the attachment was after I had just finished blow drying my hair roughly and it was flyaway city.
After a few quick swipes down the hair with the Dyson Flyaway attachment, one side of my hair looked completely polished while the other was frizzy and messy. As someone who never wears their hair in its natural state thanks to the aforementioned frizziness, I was shocked to see how quickly it reduced this and how effective it was at hiding the flyaways.
I followed this up by straightening my hair and it made this whole process much easier as my hair wasn’t as fuzzy or fluffy as it usually is post-blow dry. I even noticed that in the coming days, I experienced a reduction in my flyaways.
I’ve since used the Dyson Flyaway attachment a number of times and I’m obsessed. I’ve also used it on my sister many times, and even with her short, pixie-length hair, it works a treat — helping to smooth her hair down and leaving it looking shiny.
It’s definitely one of those tools that I didn’t know I needed until I had it and now that I do, there’s no going back — my flyaways are officially ruined for life, which is truly great news.
You can purchase the Dyson Flyaway attachment by itself for $99 or together with the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer for $599. A flyaway-free future is possible.