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The Dyson Airwrap Complete Is the Only Hair Tool I Need to Pack

It dries, curls, waves, smoothes, and volumizes—what can't this thing do?

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When it's time to pack for a destination wedding or a week-long vacation, I'm always faced with the same packing issue—how am I going to fit all my hair tools in my suitcase? Sure, some hotels or Airbnbs have a hair dryer, but not always. Plus, special occasions call for extra hot tools like curling wands, flat irons, and volumizing blow-dry brushes. The solution to my recurring packing issue: the Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Complete Long. I've been using the viral hair tool for over six months now and it's proven to be a true game-changer: It saves me packing room, time spent styling my hair, and its results last for days. Read on for a full Dyson Airwrap Complete review.

What is the Dyson Airwrap Complete? 

The Dyson Airwrap Complete debuted last summer as an update to the mega-popular Dyson Airwrap, and it quickly became the only hair tool I need to pack with me on any and every trip. The slim hair tool utilizes Dyson's Airwrap technology to do the work of multiple drying and styling tools in one—but better. 

When I first heard about the Dyson Airwrap Complete, I was skeptical that one tool could actually do it all. Now when I travel for special occasions, I leave my many bulky hot tools at home and only bring my Dyson with me along with the attachments I want to use on that trip. This saves me plenty of packing room, even when I'm only traveling with a carry-on, and helps me stay more organized—when I’m not using it, I put it right back inside its storage case for safe keeping.

Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Complete Long

Weight: 1.5 pounds 

Dimensions: 1.6" L x 1.9" W x  10.7" H

Cable length: 8.5 feet 

Favorite feature: The removable attachments allow me to pack only what I need and leave the rest at home. I no longer need to bring multiple tools with me—which is especially nice when I'm packing light and only bringing a carry-on or weekender bag. 

What comes with the Dyson Airwrap Complete?

This lightweight styling tool arrives in a sturdy storage case that includes six attachments, each offering your hair a unique benefit.  It includes an attachment that dries and smoothes hair, different sized barrels to curl and wave, and brush attachments that shape and volumize hair. If you're used to drying and styling your hair with a standard hair dyer and curling iron, this all-in-one tool with multiple pieces might seem a bit intimidating. But don't fret—you'll quickly learn what each attachment does and what works best on your hair type. Here's a breakdown of the six attachments and what they do:

  • Coanda smoothing dryer quickly dries wet hair and smoothes frizz 
  • Soft smoothing brush is best for finer hair and creating straight hair styles
  • Firm smoothing brush is best for frizz-prone hair and creating straight hair styles 
  • Round volumizing brush provides body and volume to your hair as it dries (this helps achieve that signature just-left-the-salon-blowout look we all love)
  • 1.2 inch Airwrap long barrel creates tighter, voluminous curls or waves 
  • 1.6 inch Airwrap long barrel gives looser, bouncy curls and is best for longer hair

How do I use the Dyson Airwrap Complete? 

Putting on the different attachments is simple—toggle the unlock button to release the current attachment and twist on a new one. Each attachment heats up instantly and is easy to remove without burning yourself. On the tool itself, you can select from three different heat settings and three different speeds, depending on your hair type and the style you’re going for.

The attachments I pack with me most often are the two long barrels: I use the 1.2 inch thinner barrel for more formal occasions when I want tight, sleek curls and the 1.6 inch thicker barrel when I want more bouncy waves (a tip for effortless beach waves: curl your hair tightly with the thicker barrel as you normally would and then gently brush out the bottom of the curls). The best part: These two barrels attract your hair through airflow automatically, so there's little work for you to do and no real technique required. You'll notice a small arrow on each barrel that can be toggled to change the direction of your curls—you can switch back and forth between curling toward your face or away from it easily. 

The round volumizing brush is an another attachment I reach for frequently: It completely eliminates the tedious task of holding a hair dryer in one hand and round brush in another to create the perfect blow-out. This does the job in under 30 minutes and saves me an expensive trip to the salon before special events. 

Is it hard to use? 

I won't lie—it definitely took me a few tries to figure out what each attachment does and which works best for styling my hair type. Once I got the hang of it, though, I quickly realized why people love to travel with it. It's easy to use, light to carry, and leaves my hair looking like I just left the salon every time I use it. 

Not only does the Dyson Airwrap's sleek design and multiple attachments make bringing everything I need to style my hair easy, the hair tool actually works: It consistently gives me bouncy curls and frizz-free waves that last all night long, whether I'm on the dance floor at a friend's wedding or attending a formal dinner party. I also use it on my hair for everyday wear—it gives me a smooth, shiny blow-out that lasts for several days. My favorite thing about the Dyson, though: It's designed to work on wet hair, so it dries and styles simultaneously, saving me time getting ready and limiting added heat damage.

Is it worth the hefty price tag? 

If you're willing to splurge and regularly style your hair with heat, I can confidently say it's worth it. It's a great, high-quality tool that will last for years, while cutting down the cost of professional blow-outs. I'll be bringing the Dyson Airwrap Complete on every trip with me. Save yourself the hassle of packing multiple tools and opt for one cord only.