The science behind hair
Solving real hair problems with innovative engineering.
At Dyson, we want to know everything there is to know about hair - down to its chemistry. We're obsessed with hair science and use our research to engineer our haircare technology. No guesswork, no gimmicks, just tried and tested science.
Avoiding exposure to excessive heat
Maintaining scalp health
Dyson's Intelligent heat control helps protect the scalp barrier from excessive heat. Helping to maintain your scalp's moisture levels when styling.
Excessive heat can make hair more porous – meaning it can gain or lose water easily. The imbalance can weaken hair and reduce style retention.
Overexposure to excessive temperatures can weaken the chemistry of hair - no matter the hair type. Losing strength and elasticity over time can make it more prone to breakage.
Hair can look dull, if damaged, as a result of cuticles lifting and scattering light. But when hair is healthy and aligned, it reflects light evenly – appearing shiny.
In a recent survey, 70% of people said they are concerned about their scalp.
Dyson Global Hair Survey
Globally, 7/10 respondents say their hair is damaged.
Dyson Global Hair Survey
'The best way to healthy hair is through prevention and minimising exposure to causes of damage.'
Rob Smith, Dyson Senior Hair Specialist
Healthy scalp, healthy growth
Scalp health determines how well hair follicles can grow, resulting in weakened strands. The first two weeks of follicle growth is especially crucial to hair – for healthy hair, it’s important to support your scalp health too.
The scalp consists of a complex microbiome. An imbalance can lead to skin irritation, inflammation and follicle damage. Other influencing factors can include genetics, hormones, pollution and extreme weather.
Cleaning up myths
Washing your hair regularly promotes a healthy scalp microbiome and can keep your hair free of pollutants. However, ‘training your scalp to become less oily by washing it less' is a myth, so balance is key.
For each hair type
Consider your hair type when washing or treating your hair, as the requirements can vary. For example, some hair types may need different frequencies and formulations for the best results.
The Dyson Solution
At Dyson we strive to create machines which avoid excessive heat. By precisely engineering technology for your hair type, we can create the great styles while avoiding damage.
Dyson Airwrap™ multi-styler
Combining powerful airflow with Intelligent heat control, the Dyson Airwrap™ multi-styler can create multiple styles using the Coanda effect. Hair tools backed by hair science, not excessive heat.
Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer
The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer is fast drying with no excessive heat. Precision styling with controlled airflow, to support the chemistry or hair and embrace its natural shape.
Dyson Corrale™ straightener
The cord-free Dyson Corrale™ straightener features flexing manganese copper alloy plates, for enhanced styling. Designed for more control and reduced reliance on heat, for healthy strands that hold shape for longer.