8 Affordable Alternatives to the Dyson Airwrap and Other Pricey Hair Products

Editorial use onlyMandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock (9933909aj)Model with Dyson 'The Airwrap''This Morning' TV show, London, UK - 16 Oct 2018This week Dyson launched a new hair product called ?The Airwrap? which they claim can curl, wave, straighten and blow dry - all without the extreme heat like other tools.
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The Dyson Airwrap is all beauty influencers can talk about these days; but, at more than $500, it’s an expensive item to add to your hairstyling routine.

Since its release, many dupes have come out that are similar but will cost less than half the price. Other trendy products such as Moroccanoil, Olaplex No. 5 and Briogeo Scalp Revival also have dupes on the market that your wallet will be so grateful you found. 

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Dyson Airwrap

Price: $549.99

Alternative: IG INGLAM 4-In-1 Hair Dryer Brush Set, $93.99

The styler of the hour has been praised as being a one-stop-shop tool for hair. The Dyson Airwrap has the capabilities to dry your hair, give beach waves, tight curls, silky straight hair or a classic blowout look all with one purchase. At a fifth of the price, the IG INGLAM 4-In-1 Hair Dryer Brush Set has been lauded by customers as having very similar attachments and capabilities as the Dyson. You can blow dry, curl and straighten your hair with the IG INGLAM tool, and it even has a diffuser attachment, which the Dyson does not. 

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Moroccanoil Treatment

Price: $48

Alternative: One N’ Only Argan Oil Treatment, $11.75

Reviewers on sites like Sephora love Moroccanoil Treatment because it leaves hairy shiny and frizz-free. However, for 3.4 ounces, $48 is a little steep. The One N’ Only version gives you the exact same amount of product for a quarter of the price. The reviews say the product smells great and gives hair a lovely sheen. 

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer

Price: $29

Alternative: Strength ‘n Silk by Silk Elements Coconut Heat Protection Spray, $8.49

A heat protectant is really important if you use hot tools to style your hair frequently. Though Bumble and bumble’s version has been a bestseller for quite some time now, Strength ‘n Silk’s Coconut Heat Protection Spray offers a similar protection while leaving hair shiny. Reviewers say the dupe doesn’t weigh down hair or make it feel greasy, making it a worthy alternative to Bumble and bumble’s. 

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Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner

Price: $28


Alternative: OGX Restoring + Bonding Plex Conditioner, $5.60

If you’re looking for the damage repair powers of Olaplex, try OGX’s much cheaper alternative. Both claim to maximize moisture to revive overly processed and damaged hair. You also get five more ounces in the OGX bottle than the Olaplex bottle. Reviewers say the OGX conditioner works wonders for dry hair with split ends, making it much more manageable and soft. 

Amika Perk Up Talc-Free Dry Shampoo

Price: $26


Alternative: Eva NYC Freshen Up Invisible Dry Shampoo, $11.99

Amika’s dry shampoo effectively absorbs oil so you can look like you just washed your hair even if you can’t remember the last day you touched a bottle of shampoo. Reviewers say the Eva NYC alternative is half the price and feels like the exact same formula as Amika’s. 

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Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo

Price: $42

Alternative: Equate Scalp Care Exfoliating & Detoxifying Daily Shampoo with Charcoal + Tea Tree, $5.62

This Briogeo shampoo is a godsend for anyone with a dry, itchy or flaky scalp. The formula exfoliates the skin and leaves behind a very pleasant peppermint smell. Equate’s version is said to do the exact same while also leaving hair soft and shiny. Reviewers are super impressed with the Equate version, with one saying: “I have been a Briogeo customer for years and their micro exfoliating shampoo is one of my FAVORITES! This Equate version is just as good with the same ingredients and scent!” 

Bumble and bumble Surf Spray

Price: $29

Alternative: Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, $6.99

To get those fresh, loose waves that look like you’ve been spending all day beachside, Bumble and bumble offers a nearly $30 bottle of saltwater spray that adds volume and texture. Not Your Mother’s cheaper alternative delivers twice as much product and gives your hair the same effortlessly texturized look. 

Drybar: The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush

Price: $149


Alternative: REVLON One-Step Volumizer, $34.88

If you’re looking for a brush that will give you a blowout in record time, these brushes are what you need to get. The Drybar version allows you to use just one tool to blow dry damp hair and straighten it or give it some volume for a fresh from the salon look. The Revlon’s much cheaper version can do everything the Drybar brush can, and even starts to give the Dyson Airwrap a run for its money. 

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Sam DiSalvo is an LA-based comedian, writer and actor who's performed all over the country. Her written work has appeared in numerous digital publications. As a copywriter, she's worked with a variety of major brands including GoldieBlox and Thrive Causemetics. Sam loves dogs and is currently perusing leisure suits to buy for her corgi mix, Barry

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