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The science behind hair

Solving real hair problems with innovative engineering.

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We're obsessed with researching hair damage

Our mission is to solve problems others ignore – maintaining healthy hair by helping to protect against excessive heat damage. To truly understand hair, Dyson engineers have carried out a microscopic investigation into every hair type.

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Know your roots

Pluck a strand of hair and rub it between your fingers. If it feels like a barely there thread of silk, your hair is fine. If it feels like a thread of cotton, your hair is coarse.

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Whats your curl pattern?

There are four main hair types: straight, wavy, curly, and coily. Understanding your hair type allows you to understand how to manage and care for your hair, including how to achieve desired styles.

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1. Breakage

Overexposure to extreme temperatures can weaken the bonds in the hair, making it more prone to breakage.

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Hair strand under a microscope with signs of moisture

2. Moisture

Moisture levels within your hair can vary depending on the humidity levels in your environment. Excessive heat can compromise your hair’s natural moisture balance by making the hair more porous – gaining or losing water more easily.

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Hair strand under a microscope with signs of a shiny appearance

3. Smooth and shine

Shine occurs when light hits hair strands and bounces off evenly. When hair is damaged, the cuticles can lift, scattering light in multiple directions and making it appear dull.

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The Dyson solution

Researched. Tested. Resolved.

Years of research and testing at Dyson’s specialist hair science laboratories have confirmed there are two key factors when styling: temperature and control. Our engineers have established technology that styles without excessive heat.

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Attachments and accessories

Dyson-designed hair care attachments and accessories are researched and tested as thoroughly as Dyson machines.