Dyson Corrale hair straightener: Everything you need to know | The Sun UK

HOT on the heels of the hugely successful Dyson Airwrap, for 2020, Dyson waves its innovation wand over the one hair styling appliance that frizzy-haired people everywhere just can’t live without: the humble hair straightener.

The Dyson Corrale promises to smooth frizz and tame unruly curls with less damage to your hair than regular straighteners. Here we answer some of the most common questions about this hot new hair appliance as well as the ultimate one: is it worth the money?

1. When did the Dyson Corrale hair straightener come out?

The Dyson Corrale had its UK release on March 10 2020.

  • Dyson Corrale, £399.99 at John Lewis – buy here

2. What’s the difference between the Dyson Corrale and other hair straighteners?

Unlike other hair straighteners, the Dyson Corrale’s heating plates are flexible rather than fixed.

This unique flexing plate technology helps to gather the hair together as it straightens, so you don’t get those annoying bits splayed out at the edges that receive less heat than the rest of the hair, as you sometimes do with regular straighteners.

This means that you don’t have to pass the styler over your precious locks as many times to get a good result – that’s less heat applied to your hair overall, which means less damage.

In fact, Dyson claim that its Corrale straighteners deliver “enhanced styling with half the damage” of regular straighteners.

The Dyson Corrale also doesn't get as hot as some hair straighteners do.

You can whack some hair straighteners up to an alarming 230°C – yes, you’ll achieve poker-straight locks at that temperature but you’ll fry your hair at the same time.

Experts suggest that the optimum temperature you should set your styler at to avoid permanent damage is 185°C.

The Dyson Corrale has three heat settings: 165°C, 185°C and 210°C, plus its intelligent heat control functionality ensures that the straighteners stick exactly to your selected temperature.

And finally, as with all Dyson products, attention to detail gives the Corrale an edge over the competition.

For example, smart placement of the on/off and temperature buttons means you’ll never hit them accidentally when styling and there’s a lock switch, so you can confidently chuck the styler into an overnight bag.

The appliance even has a ‘Flight Ready’ tag that disconnects the battery from the styler, meaning it complies with International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations around battery-powered stylers and can be carried on an aircraft (with prior approval by your airline, that is).

  • Dyson Corrale, £399.99 at John Lewis – buy here

3. How do you use the Dyson Corrale?

Just slide the lock button to open the styler, press the power button to activate it and use the plus button to select the required temperature.

You won’t need to wait long for the appliance to get to temperature – just watch for the tick and you’ll know it’s ready.

Section the hair and run it the styler through it as you’d usually do.

One super-handy feature of the Dyson Corrale is that you can use it both cord-free and corded, giving you flexibility with how and where you style your hair.

Using the same four-cell lithium ion battery technology that’s used in Dyson’s cordless vacuum cleaners, the Dyson Corrale will give you a not-too-shabby 30 minutes of cord-free styling.

Alternatively, if you’re near a plug, just pop on the 360° magnetic cable and you can charge and style at the same time – it recharges fully in 70 minutes.

  • Dyson Corrale, £399.99 at John Lewis – buy here

4. Can you use the Dyson Corrale to curl hair?

Yes, you can use the appliance to create true curls, beachy waves, S-type waves and more.

Learning to curl hair using hair straighteners takes co-ordination and a bit of practice but there are tutorial videos to follow on the Dyson website and plenty of YouTubers have tips and tricks on getting a good result – to avoid disappointment, just ensure that the one you choose to follow has a hair type that’s vaguely similar to your own.

5. Dyson Corrale v Dyson Airwrap: what’s the difference?

The Dyson Corrale is designed to straighten hair while the Dyson Airwrap is designed to dry and curl it.

You CAN curl your already-dry hair with the Corrale but if curly locks are your main aim, you’re better off going for the Airwrap, as it’s designed to dry and curl your hair at even lower temperatures than the Corrale, keeping hair damage to an absolute minimum.

The Airwrap (and all the special attachments it comes with) is a much bulkier product overall, so if straight hair and appliance portability is important to you, the Corrale might be a better choice.

  • Dyson Corrale, £399.99 at John Lewis – buy here

6. Is the Dyson Corrale better than GHDs?

In a recent hair straightener test by Jenny Francis for The Sun, the Dyson Corralie shared the top spot with ghd’s Original IV Styler (£109 from ghd).

As with any purchase, you should always do some research and soul-searching to see which product functions and features you actually need – there’s no point in paying for all the bells and whistles if you aren’t actually going to use them.

7. How much does the Dyson Corrale cost?

Brace yourself. As with most Dyson products, the Corrale doesn’t come cheap: it costs an eye-watering £399.

8. Is the Dyson Corrale worth the money?

If hair straighteners are an essential part of your everyday routine and you’re worried about hair damage, then salon-quality straighteners are always going to be a good investment.

However, there are other options out there and we've picked out some of our favourites in this round up of the best hair straighteners.

9. Where can I buy the Dyson Corrale?

You can buy the Dyson Corrale direct from Dyson as well as Boots, John Lewis, Selfridges, QVC and Curry’s, but currently it’s exactly the same price wherever you go.

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