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Dyson Launches The First Hair Straightener With Flexing Plate Technology

Kitamita

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Following the success of the Supersonic hairdryer and AirWrap curling tool, Dyson is launching its debut hair straightener, the Corrale.

Naturally, it features a world-first. It's engineered with patented flexing plates that shape to gather the hair allowing the straightener "to deliver enhanced styling with half the damage" (when tested against solid plates).

Practically-speaking, the plates work by holding the hair in place – so it can't splay or be snagged – meaning the user only has to make one pass per section to get a good result. Consequently, it reduces the reliance on heat.





While there are three heat options making it suitable for all hair types, top London hairstylist Larry King tells Bazaar to never assume that hotter equals more effective. "With the Corrale you don’t have to go over the hair multiple times, which is when heat damage happens. You can use it at a lower temperature and you should get the results you would do at a higher temperature."

King also wants users to know that when you use a straightener at a high heat, you loose your style's density. "If you want to maintain volume while smoothing your hair, lower the temperature right down," he explains. That way you get the desired straightness but maintain the body. With the Corrale, you can just "let the plates do the work" he adds.

It's not just for straightening, though. "You can use it to do a S-wave, a flat wave, or even a curl," King says. "Your hair just holds within the plates so well making these styles easier".


COURTESY
Another big lure is the fact the Corrale is cord-free. Fully-charged, it can style for up to 30 minutes, and recharges in 70 minutes in its charging dock. When it is plugged in, a magnetic 360° charging cable makes stationary styling easy too.

The cordless aspect does mean the tool is heavier than your average straightener, but the payback is the flexibility of styling wherever you want to (apparently people currently use extension cables to get theirs to the best mirrors with good lighting...).

For those one the move, it comes with a heat-resistant mat which doubles as a sleek travel wrap. And, portability-speaking, Dyson has also made it possible to disconnect the battery from the heaters allowing you to travel with it on airlines. A 'flight mode', if you will.

At £399 the Dyson Corrale Straightener isn't a steal, but if the demand for the tech company's existing hair tools is anything to go by, we predict a stampede nonetheless. Shop yours from today at Dyson.co.uk or the Dyson Demo Oxford Street store, London.
 

nyeredzi

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ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
Dyson and their expensive :censored: equipment. I want that blow dry brush with the attachments but that flat iron needs an hour battery. I’m kinda disappointed that it takes 70 minutes to charge, but 30 minutes of actual usage time. Good first attempt though. I like that it’s cordless and comes with airplane mode.
 

Theresamonet

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I didn't either. But I went to the website to see the video:
https://www.dyson.co.uk/hair-care/dyson-corrale-straightener-overview.html

The plates must not be normal metal, because it shows them flexing, like you'd imagine a soft rubber or something doing. So I guess the flex and thus grip the bundle of hair you're flat ironing to keep the hairs from spreading across and out of the flat iron.

Here is a pretty good demo. Hopefully, they isn’t a delay with shipping.

Thanks for this info. Looks interesting. Although, I’m not really convinced that it’s the splaying out of the hair that causes all the problems/damage or that the hair gets straighter without that happening. Isn’t that the whole point of the comb chase method, to spread the hair so more of the strands get direct heat, instead of the hair just being clumped between the plates? Definitely need to see more demos on type 4 hair.
 

Mapleoats

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Thanks for this info. Looks interesting. Although, I’m not really convinced that it’s the splaying out of the hair that causes all the problems/damage or that the hair gets straighter without that happening. Isn’t that the whole point of the comb chase method, to spread the hair so more of the strands get direct heat, instead of the hair just being clumped between the plates? Definitely need to see more demos on type 4 hair.
Bri hall has a demo on her channel. I’ll come back and link it when I get a chance.
 

LadyRaider

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Dyson and their expensive :censored: equipment. I want that blow dry brush with the attachments but that flat iron needs an hour battery. I’m kinda disappointed that it takes 70 minutes to charge, but 30 minutes of actual usage time. Good first attempt though. I like that it’s cordless and comes with airplane mode.

Has anyone tried the new Chi Blow Dryer... it's a lot cheaper.
 

LavenderMint

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Thanks for this info. Looks interesting. Although, I’m not really convinced that it’s the splaying out of the hair that causes all the problems/damage or that the hair gets straighter without that happening. Isn’t that the whole point of the comb chase method, to spread the hair so more of the strands get direct heat, instead of the hair just being clumped between the plates? Definitely need to see more demos on type 4 hair.
Between this and the RevAir, I could see a lot more people choosing to be straight-hair naturals.
 

Theresamonet

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Between this and the RevAir, I could see a lot more people choosing to be straight-hair naturals.

I already have Dyson's Airwrap. I love it, and have been wearing my hair blown out since I got it. If this flat iron is legitimately less damaging than all the others on the market, I'm definitely getting it. I just need to fully understand why the hair not splaying out is better, and is the key to achieving 50% less damage, but 25% straighter hair with less heat and only one pass. Those are big claims.
 

kim1006

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As much as I LOVE my Dyson blowdryers, I do not think I will be purchasing. I am wondering if it causes less heat damage than other flat irons on the market: Sedu, Bio Iconic, EAP, etc. I used my Supersonic everyday to diffuse my hair for a week, with no heat protectant - no heat damage. I cannot say I will do it again, but I was relieved to not have any heat damage. If this flat iron's claim was 80% less heat damage, they would have a customer in me - but 50% is still too risky for me.
 
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LiLi

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It’s a big ‘ol fat NO for me!! I didn’t like it and sent it back. I didn’t like the sound that it made when my hair was going through it — it’s something with the plates and it wasn’t those cut-outs because my hair never touched them. Plus it felt like it was dragging down my hair vs. gliding down it. Back to the drawing board for me. I pray my 1st generation Sedu keeps on working until I find a flat iron that gives me the same (or better) results.
 

Misseyl

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Yet another expensive hair apparatus . I purchased the RevAir and I'm totally in love with it but I'm not too sure I'll purchase this. Just too damn expensive, plus I don't like the fact that you have to put the Dyson Corrale on a charger.:afro:
 

gemruby41

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I've been using the Dyson flat iron for 3 months. I love it! I've completely stopped using my other flat irons. My hair doesn't feel dry. It feels soft and moisturized. My hair is not hot to the touch when flat ironing it. I do one pass on 330 degrees. I use it cordless. The battery lasts me until I'm done with some charge left over. I charge it back up when I'm done, so when I use it again I don't have to charge it.
 

topnotch1010

Real Housewife of Houston
I've been using the Dyson flat iron for 3 months. I love it! I've completely stopped using my other flat irons. My hair doesn't feel dry. It feels soft and moisturized. My hair is not hot to the touch when flat ironing it. I do one pass on 330 degrees. I use it cordless. The battery lasts me until I'm done with some charge left over. I charge it back up when I'm done, so when I use it again I don't have to charge it.

I got my Supersonic a few weeks ago and waiting on my RevAir to arrive tomorrow. According to this post I guess I’ll be buying this flat iron too… :drunk: :lachen: I needed a new hot tools anyway.
 
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