Dyson Corrale review: ‘My hair looks salon-fresh for days’
05th Nov 2020
After discovering the Dyson Corrale, IMAGE Digital Editor Katie Byrne can style her hair in five minutes flat.
I had a pretty good run with my hair up until recently. For the most part, I would let it dry naturally and save for the occasional salon blow-dry, I rarely used heated appliances.
Then, out of nowhere, my hair changed. Highlights made it drier, age made it coarser. I used to run a brush through my hair and let it dry on the way to work. Nowadays, I have to put in a little more effort and a lot more serum.
There are plenty of things you can do to make hair look sleek and shiny but there comes a point when heat is the only option. The trouble, of course, is that there are way too many options in the heated appliance category.
I could have bought a decent hairdryer and some fancy barrel hair brushes but I knew I wouldn’t have the patience. I considered investing in a hair straightener but I never liked the way they made my hair look the next day — flat, stringy and slightly parched.
I wanted something that would style my hair quickly but with less damage to the hair. The Dyson Corrale ticked both of those boxes — and a few more.
The first thing I noticed about the Corrale was the flexing plates. While straightening irons have flat plates that clamp down on the hair, the Corrale’s plates flex and shape around the hair. This means even heat and tension is applied to all the hair strands, which in turn means less overall damage. The Dyson Corrale causes 50% less damage compared to conventional straighteners*.
The flexing plate technology eased my worries about the amount of heat damage I was applying to my hair. The unexpected benefit was the movement and bounce that the flex technology adds to the finished hair style.
My hair looked sleek rather than flat and here’s the best part: the style lasted for days afterwards.
The day after using the Corrale, my hair looked like it does after getting a salon blow-dry. The day after the day after, it just needed a quick brush and a blast of dry shampoo to look just as fresh as it did on day one.
The cordless technology is another big plus. I don’t have to stretch for the mirror or look for power sources. And thanks to the heatproof mat and automatic turn-off (which activates when the straightener is left unattended with the power on for longer than five minutes), I don’t have to worry about setting the house on fire.
I’ve experimented with plenty of the styles the Corrale can achieve. The curls are soft and bouncy; the beachy waves look tousled and natural.
My favourite style, though, is the one that takes approximately five minutes (including the 30 seconds it takes for the Corrale to heat up to my preferred heat setting of 185ºC).
It’s an exaggerated ‘flip’ that makes me look instantly put-together and, honestly, it takes longer to do my eyebrows in the morning.
I wasn’t expecting to get salon-worthy results from the Dyson Corrale but that’s precisely what it does — in a fraction of the time.
The Dyson Corrale is available now. See more on dyson.ie.
* Thermal damage measured by hair strength, when creating the equivalent style. Tested on flexing plates vs solid plates.
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