Here’s the truth: my hair is always in a mess, which is why I straighten it daily to tame it. Through the years, I have tried an array of styling tools and while there are a handful I do have on rotation, a new innovation in the market which I recently tried is fast becoming – if not my top – favourites.
Dyson’s new Corrale, which drops today, is a high-tech cordless flat iron that runs on batteries – a technology that the company taps from the R&D of its cord-free vacuum cleaners. Lookswise, it checks the box for the futuristic sleek minimalist design, as per other products from the brand. The fact that it comes sans cords eliminate those unwieldy moments when your straightener’s wires would tangle up when it comes to navigating difficult corners like the back sections of your head.
The gadget four-cell lithium-ion battery delivers the same heat of a corded straightener and fully recharges in just 70 minutes for approximately half an hour of use. Plus, it’s got an amazing grip which is a must for me when as I need good control whenever I straighten my locks.
The biggest thing that stands out with this gadget is that it does away with is the usual flat heated plates found on conventional hair irons. In their place are what the brand calls “flexing plates” a.k.a manganese copper alloy that can flex and adapt to your hair to give you more control during use.
Thus, they are able to fully gather all strands of hair, applying even heat and tension in every pass to keep them aligned and straightened without the reliance of much heat. Plus these plates – precision machined to 65 microns or the width of a human hair – help to tame static.
Moreover, with the flexing plates, you really don’t need to apply much force or speed when clamping each section of your hair. When the pass is done slowly, the plates are better able to focus on the entire section, which speeds up the entire styling process since I only need one or two passes to straighten my hair. I also discover that you can recreate soft, bouncy curls with the Corrale by simply angling and twisting the device.
What I love is the Intelligent Heat Control Technology, which helps to control the heating system to only deliver precise and accurate heat throughout the styling process. I also appreciate how the pouch it comes in is heat-resistant and is meant to protect surfaces like your vanity – and accidental contact with skin.
After using this for a week, it has definitely grown on me. Straightening my hair has been such a breeze and I personally loved how it was so quick and easy to use, knowing that my hair won’t be as damaged since it uses lower heat temperatures as compared to other such styling tools.
The Dyson Corrale is priced at $699.