Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer Has A New Attachment: The Flyaway

From today, the Flyaway will be one of the tools that comes with any new Supersonic hairdryer purchased in the UK. If you’ve already got a Supersonic, you can buy it separately for £30.

The Flyaway is fresh from Dyson’s engineering department and it hides away flyaway hairs to give you a smoother hairdo.

How the Flyaway works

Like Dyson’s Corrale hair straightener, the Flyaway tool harnesses the Coanda effect to help style your hair. The Coanda effect describes the way that a stream of water or air sticks to a flat or a curved surface. Essentially, the Coanda effect is the reason that jugs have spouts; it’s what makes your tea run down the side of your mug when you try to pour it out.

The Flyaway is a semi-circular loop tool that attracts longer hairs to the front of your hairstyle, while a second jet of air pushes flyaway hairs away and underneath. Essentially, it mimics what stylists do to smooth your hair in a salon. 

For Afro hair: the wide tooth comb

If you have Afro, curly or textured hair, the Flyaway tool isn’t going to do much for your hair but you can buy the wide tooth comb attachment for £30. It’ll help you to lengthen, style and shape your hair. It’s not available as one of the included attachments at this stage, which seems unfair as it means that curly-haired people have to pay a premium to style their hair.  

Still, you could save £60 by buying a refurbished Supersonic from Dyson, which will set you back £239.99. Add the wide tooth comb to your basket and you’re still ahead, price-wise. 

How to get the Flyaway attachment

The Supersonic costs £299.99 and is available from the Dyson website or the Dyson Demo Store on Oxford Street. It comes with five tools and accessories, including the new Flyaway attachment. 

Until now, the standard attachments that have come with the Supersonic are a styling concentrator, a smoothing nozzle, a diffuser, a gentle air attachment and a heatproof mat.

If you already own a Supersonic, you can buy the Flyaway separately from the Dyson website, for £30. You can see all available accessories and attachments on the website.

The Supersonic is available in the US from Dyson.com for $399.99.

To find out more about what the Supersonic is like to use, you can read our hands-on (and hair smoothed) review. As a small spoiler, we awarded it 4.5 stars out of 5. 

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