Dyson Corrale Hair Straightener review

Dyson is a surprising industry leader in hair tools. The brand entered the industry late, in 2016, with their Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. The Supersonic featured a uniquely high price tag, but its ability to quickly dry and style thick hair earned the brand a devoted following. Since then, Dyson has kept consumers on the edge of their seats with new innovations, like this Dyson Corrale Cordless Straightener.

Dyson’s Supersonic Hair Dryer and their more recent Dyson Air Wrap Styler were interesting products to watch launch, because they both offered something completely unique. With the Supersonic, consumers were able to experience a bladeless hair dryer for the first time. With the Air Wrap, the same was true for a styling wand: its conical curling attachments curled hair using a blow dryer, with absolutely zero bristles, motors, or clamps.

So the question here is twofold. One, is the Dyson Corrale a hair straightener worth purchasing? And two … Does it offer something completely unique, as other Dyson products have?

Dyson Corrale

What’s in the Box of the Dyson Corrale Cordless Straightener?

In the box of the Dyson Corrale Cordless Straightener, you’ll find everything you need to get started—and then some. Dyson’s hair tools are pricey, but the brand is careful to make sure that you won’t incur any extra costs for cords, heat-resistant mats, or chargers.

Along with the Corrale Cordless Straightener, which is a hefty 1.25 lbs, you’ll also find a two-piece charging stand that comes apart for easy transportation, a magnetic charging cord that attaches to either the charging stand or the iron itself (a very classy move, if you ask me), and a velvety-soft black and navy travel case that doubles as a heat-resistant mat.

With its charging cord and stand, the Corrale offers more flexible storage options than Dyson’s hair dryer or Airwrap Styler. There’s no bulky case involved here, and the travel wrap really is a pleasure to use. Dyson has also been careful to make this iron travel-safe, with a safety plug. The plug, which consists of four prongs, needs to be plugged in before the iron will turn on, and can be unplugged before you pack your Corrale away. There’s even a tag in the travel wrap to remind you to get your straightener airplane-ready, and a velvet sachet to tuck the plug into so it can’t scratch the finish of your straightener.

Dyson Corrale cordless charger

What makes the Dyson Corrale unique?

The Dyson Corrale comes with a few different selling features. Some of them are completely unique to the Corrale; others, you’ll find variations of in different brands as well. These features include:

  • Flexing plates that gather your hair
  • Continuous temperature regulation
  • OLED screen for easy viewing of the temperature, battery level, and charging status
  • Four-cell lithium-ion battery: holds 30 minutes of charge and recharges in 70 minutes
  • Device can be used cordless or plugged in, while charging
  • 10-minute auto shut-off
  • Unique, easy-to-use, built-in closure lock
  • Flight-ready battery disconnection and universal voltage capabilities for international travel

Dyson’s touch-controls, smooth plates, and battery screen aren’t completely unique—but things like its hair-gathering flex-plates are, as are its secure closure and travel feature. It’s uniquely sleek and heavy, with a 10-minute auto shut-off that I would love to see in more hot tools. (They’re dangerous!!! Name one other 400-degree object in your house that people routinely forget to turn off. I dare you.) Similarly, the Corrale features better temperature regulation than I’ve ever seen in a hot tool before: not only does it heat up to 210 degrees Celsius in about 30 seconds, but it also indicates when the iron is too hot to use, reading out the real-time temperature of its manganese copper plates on a brightly-lit OELD screen.

In terms of cordless use, I think this product’s main attraction is its ability to be used both cordlessly and plugged in. It’s easy to forget to charge your products, and Dyson provides not only a beautiful charging stand, but also the ability to plug in for uninterrupted use.

Dyson Corrale Cordless Straightener review

Does it really gather the hair?

Surprisingly … Yes! The Dyson Corrale really does gather your hair in a smooth, neat section.

That isn’t to say there’s no tugging at all, because there is (even on my fine, straight hair.) But when I take a section of my hair and run it through both the Corrale and my regular flat iron, there’s substantially less tugging with the Coralle. Even when I switch up the order that I’m testing them or change the pressure that I’m using to squeeze the plates together, there’s less tugging every time with the Coralle.

My hair just seems to run through the styler a little better, with more of the stray strands working their way to the centre of the iron. It doesn’t work as effectively as Dyson shows it to in their demos, but it does work; I think it’s partially because of their soft-touch heated plates, and partially because of the styler’s V-shaped end. Your stray hairs don’t just drop off the end, as with any other hot tool. Instead, they slide back down into the “valley,” where they can be straightened, waved, or curled.

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My experience with the Dyson Flat Iron

I’m of two minds about this flat iron from Dyson. On one hand, it’s an incredibly beautiful product. It’s sleek and weighty, and you can really feel how high-quality it is. I love its secure closure and velvety-soft travel mat, and its charging functions feel truly ingenious. It’s gentle on my hair, heating up quickly and applying even pressure so that you can get long-lasting results at lower temperatures than you’re used to.

The Corrale is also beautifully sculpted, with an entire curved back that helps set shapes into your hair even as it cools, coming out of the straightener. It straightens, curls, and waves your hair, and is designed perfectly for creating gentle movement at the ends of your hair. It makes it easy to create a sleek, refined hairstyle that’s reminiscent of coming out of a blowout at the salon, but with a little less volume. (A tip from cosmetology school: you’ll always get more volume, and especially more root height, out of a round brush and a blow dryer than you will out of a hot iron!)

This iron feels otherworldly, and its bi-directional temperature regulation is a fantastic feature that I rarely see in hot tools. The entire process of using it is just really luxurious, from the moment that you unlace the satiny ribbons of its travel roll to when you slide its locking mechanism open.

Dyson flat iron review

The downsides of the Dyson Corrale

All of that being said, the Dyson Corrale Cordless Straightener is phenomenally heavy. It’s 567 g (1.25 lbs), while most of my other high-end flat irons are closer to 240 g (0.58 lbs). It’s heavy enough that my arms get tired before I can finish doing my hair, and I’m a wizard when it comes to flat iron curls. It usually takes 3-4 minutes for me to curl my hair, or 5-6 minutes if I’m using a lower temperature or I’m really dawdling.

It’s also surprisingly limiting, for a product that’s so conscious of its own versatility. Sure, there are three ways that you can charge this iron… But there are also only three temperature settings, which is really odd for a tool like this. 165, 185, and 210 degrees Celsius translate to 329, 365, and 410 degrees Fahrenheit—right in the upper middle range of what most stylists recommend that you style your hair at. For healthy hair, 375˚F (190˚C) is a good bet for regular styling, but my own fine, fragile hair starts to break if I style it over 300˚F (150˚C), and I like to keep it at 250˚F (120˚C) if I’m just smoothing and shaping.

Dyson claims that its iron styles with “less heat” and “50% less breakage,” and I believe that it’s probably true for most users. Still, I’d be willing to bet that those of us currently using lower temperatures will see more breakage with the Dyson Corrale. My current flat iron starts at 140˚F, which is a mere 60˚C—a far cry from Dyson’s 165˚C base temperature.

This takes us nicely into my next question: who is the Corrale made for, after all? Because it certainly isn’t me, as much as I wish this sleekly-curved clamp was my styling soulmate.

Dyson review Corrale Cordless Straightener

Who is the Corrale made for?

One of the toughest things to do when reviewing a product is to figure out that product’s target audience. If the product is perfect for you, that’s easy to figure out: you’re the audience! But if there’s anything that gives you pause, you have to do a little double-checking first. If there’s something about the product you don’t like, is it possible that you just don’t like it because it was designed with a different consumer in mind?

I think that’s exactly what’s happening for the Dyson Corrale. It’s a wonderful product, but it just wasn’t wonderful for me. It isn’t wonderful if your body is chronically exhausted, or if you have super fragile hair. It’s unique, but not quite as unique as the brand’s other hair tools.

However, it’s amazing if you have a thick head of hair. If you loved the Dyson hair dryer, you’re likely to love this straightener, too. It would be perfect if you travel a lot, or if you’re constantly forgetting to plug things in or turn things off. (My hair may be a little too fragile and my arms a little too weak for this flat iron, but WOW, do I ever forget to turn my flat irons off!)

The Dyson Corrale is heavy, but it’s made to compensate for all of your forgetfulness. In a lot of ways, it’s the perfect luxury product: it isn’t made for everyone. Instead, it’s made to do a lot for a select few. It takes care of the small details for you, so you can focus on getting your busy life just right.

Shop the Dyson Corrale and other Dyson hair tools online at Best Buy.

307 COMMENTS

  1. I own a Dyson supersonic hair dryer and I would definitely love to try the Corrale straightener to get my quarantine hair under control.

  2. I have no Dyson products, but I’ve heard good things about the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, so I’d love to own one.

  3. I’ve never owned a Dyson and there are so many products I’d love to try – the straightener, hairdryer, and their infamous fans!

  4. I’m loving my Dyson vac, being cordless and lightweight I vacuum more often. Would love to try the Dyson Tower fan because it is so sleek and stylish!

  5. I have never owned a Dyson product but I would love to try the Dyson Corrale because my straightner is ancient and I really need a new one.

  6. I own a Dyson vacuum, I want to try the Dyson hair dryer, and I didn’t even know they made a straightener or air wrap styler! I’d love to put these tools to work on my unruly hair.

  7. I own a Dyson vacuum but would love to try the Supersonic because Dyson makes some amazing cutting edge products which are of high quality.

  8. I have a Dyson fan and would like to own a Dyson Corrale Cordless Straightener to help manage my unruly curls.

  9. I have a Dyson stick vacuum but my girlfriend would love a Dyson Corrale Cordless Straightener to tame her thick hair.

  10. I love my Dyson vacuum and my gf would love this straightener. My pick right now would be a handheld portable for my car and couch

  11. I have never owned any Dyson products but I would love to own almost ever product made by them. I have admired the products online and in the stores but have yet to purchase any. I would absolutely love to win the Dyson straightening iron. I straighten my hair on a regular basis but worry about the damage that my (no name) iron is doing to my hair.

  12. I have never owned a Dyson product but I would love to own a Dyson Pure Hot+Cool™ air purifying fan heater in Black/Nickel because it looks like the most useful product I can imagine.

  13. We have owned quite a few different Dyson products.And the Dyson Corrale would help my wife and daughters with “lockdown” hair.

  14. I don’t own any Dyson products. I would love to try the Corrale Cordless Straightener to tame my frizzy thick hair.

  15. I’ve never owned a Dyson product but would love to have a Dyson Hair Corrale Cordless Straightener because with my kinky, curly hair, I think the product would help me achieve a neater look.

  16. I have never owned a Dyson product yet, but I would like to try the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer because the supersonic seems like the safest hair dryer out there that will hopefully not damage my hair in the long run.

  17. I never own any Dyson products but my dream was having the Dyson Supersonic Hair dryer because I am in a community of curly girl hair method and they all talk about how much they like it and that it take less time to dry them and not heavy, and noisy. But would love in the same time the the Corrale Cordless Straightener because I have never straightened my curly hair other than a brush, and would love to see the results so much on my hair. I want both one day because both will help me save time and have good hair day. Thanks

  18. We have a Dyson cordless vacuum but I know my wife would love to have a Dyson Corrale hair straightener for the cordless option.

  19. I have never owned a Dyson product but my girlfriend would love the Dyson Corrale Cordless Strightener with its flexing plates that gather your hair and catch all the loose strands.

  20. I do not own any dyson products but this would be a great product for his cordless abilities. I would love the Dyson D7 to vacuum my car out

  21. I own a Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and it is a miracle product — my hair lays smoothly and has so much more movement. I have nothing but good hair days since I bought it! I would love to own the Dyson Airwrap Styler so I can create different looks with my hair.

  22. I love Dyson products, I have the cordless stick vacuum, I’m on my 2nd vacuum cleaner they are so good especially if you have pets like I do, and I have a fan in my room, I would love a tower fan for my main floor that is hot and perfect for all year and safe for kids and pets as it’s blade less.

  23. I have never owned a Dyson Product and I love the fact that this is cordless. I would love to own a handheld V7 vaccum

  24. I don’t own any Dyson products, but I would love to try the Dyson Corrale Hair Straightener because I would love to make my curly & frizzy hair smooth & shiny!

  25. I love my Dyson vacuum but would love to try the Supersonic because i haven’t had a haircut in over a year and have lots of long, fine hair to style and straighten. I love that it protects my hair from breakage.

  26. I have never owned a Dyson product but I would love to try the Dyson Corrale Cordless Straightener because I have a lot of hair and it takes a long time to straighten with my current flat iron

  27. Do not own any Dyson products but this air wrap styler sounds amazing! Have very thick hair so need something that will do the trick. Would love to use this. No cord is great also.

  28. I don’t own any Dyson products. I’d love to try the Dyson Airwrap styler. The Complete would be great because my hair is so thick and unruly, not just because of COVID-19, and there are just so many options with the complete Airwrap Styler. The reviews online make it seem so easy to have great hair with the Dyson Airwrap Styler!

  29. I do not own a Dyson product, though the product I would like to try is the Dyson Corrale Cordless Straightener because it can be used cordlessly.

  30. I have never owned a Dyson product. I would like to try the Dyson Corrale Cordless Straightener to straighten and curl hair.

  31. I have a Dyson vacuum and appreciate the quality. I would like the Dyson Corrale Cordless Straightener as seeing the video gave me hope for my unruly hair.

  32. I don’t have a Dyson product but would love a V11 Absolute Cordless Stick Vacuum,my old one is getting heavy!Great review 🙂

  33. I own a Dyson cordless stick vacuum and the Dyson Corrale cordless straightener would be great with the continuous temperature regulation so it doesn’t damage my hair.

  34. I own a Dyson vacuum cleaner. I would love to try the Dyson supersonic because hairdryers seem to die quickly on me.

  35. We have only tried the Dyson vacuums so far (both corded and cordless) but I’m sure my wife would love to try the Dyson Corrale!

  36. We have the Dyson Big Ball and a Cordless vacuums and would love to try the Supersonic dryer so I can dry my hair faster.

  37. With the Supersonic, consumers were able to experience a bladeless hair dryer for the first time. With the Air Wrap, the same was true for a styling wand: its conical curling attachments curled hair using a blow dryer, with absolutely zero bristles, motors, or clamps AND this would be fantastic for the wife and daughter who constantly complain of hair problems especially during summer humid months

  38. I have never owned a Dyson product but the Dyson Corrale Cordless Straightener would be perfect for my thick hair.

  39. We own a Dyson cordless vacuum and my hubby would love to try the Supersonic dryer because he is always pressed for time.

  40. I own a Dyson V7 cordless stick vacuum and ould love to try this Dyson Corrale hair straightener because its cordless and has an auto shut-off feature.

  41. I own a Dyson V7 cordless stick vacuum and I love it. Would love to try this Dyson Corrale hair straightener because its cordless and has an auto shut-off feature.

  42. I don’t own any Dyson products yet but I think the Dyson Corrale would work really well on my extremely thick hair. Numerous times I’ve had people ask if they can feel my hair because they’re never seen hair so thick. I have to straighten my hair at a really high temperature so it would be nice to do that with hopefully less damage.

  43. With summer here & humidity I’d love to try this Dyson Corrale Cordless Straightener & see if it really works & does the trick in straightening my hair for the summer….Oh ya!

  44. We have no Dyson product but I am intrigued with the Dyson Air Wrap Styler as I am growing out my hair in case of another COVID isolation.

  45. We own a Dyson cordless vacuum and my wife would love to try the Supersonic dryer because she is always pressed for time.

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