Say goodbye to flyaways with this game-changing hair gadget

9 December 2021
By Sarah Murray

FQ managing editor Sarah Murray tests Dyson’s new flyaway attachment, which could revolutionise the way you style your hair at home.

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I’ll admit it. I was dubious about the new flyaway attachment that comes with Dyson’s Supersonic hairdryer. I’d only ever heard great things about Dyson’s inventions and their vacuum cleaner is the most-used item in my household, plus friends of mine swear by the Supersonic’s quick drying time — but can a hairdryer truly tame flyaways and frizz? Not having used Dyson’s haircare innovations since the brand made its first foray into the personal-care market in 2016 with this very hairdryer, I was keen to put it to the test.

First thoughts

Magnetically clipping onto the Supersonic hairdryer, the flyaway attachment has an interesting shape that resembles a hook. My initial thought was ‘How on earth is this going to work?’, but I shouldn’t have questioned it — Dyson’s team of engineers have created something genuinely innovative to deal with a common concern. 

It’s important to note that the new flyaway attachment doesn’t dry your hair. It’s not supposed to. In fact, it’s designed to be used once your hair is already dry, as the final step in your haircare routine. 


Cutting-edge technology

I’d liken the role of the flyaway attachment to that of your hairdresser. After your hair has been cut or coloured, it’s expertly blow-waved by your hairdresser with a hairdryer in one hand and a big round brush in the other. It’s a sight to behold, and not something that can be easily emulated at home. The Dyson Supersonic’s flyaway attachment mimics this movement by harnessing the Coandă effect — a phenomenon utilised by the Dyson Airwrap styler. It works by lifting longer hairs to the front, while pushing flyaways through your tresses and out of sight. 

Look & feel

I began by holding the Dyson Supersonic at the roots of my hair, then dragging it down to the ends. After just one pass through my hair, I could tell it was going to be a game-changer.

This hairdryer is lightweight, easy to hold and easy to manoeuvre with the flyaway attachment connected. And it’s quiet — oh so quiet. Ordinarily, I worry about waking the baby when my regular hairdryer revs up, but with this, I didn’t have to. The Supersonic’s small but powerful digital motor combines with Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology to produce a high-pressure, high-velocity jet of controlled air for precision styling. I timed it too, and to complete my head of shoulder-length hair and seal down the flyaways and frizz, it only took one minute and 27 seconds.


The result speaks for itself — after using the Dyson Supersonic with the flyaway attachment, my hair was smooth and sleek. It really is the ideal finishing tool if you’re after salon-quality smoothness and shine at home, and although it’s an investment purchase, in my opinion, it’s one that’s absolutely worth it.

For more hairstyling inspiration, see @dyson_anz. The exclusive colours of the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer are available at


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