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How to Clean Dyson Airwrap Attachments and Filter


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Dyson Airwrap, for those who don’t know, is a high tech that can blow dry, curl, straighten, and wave your hair.

It does this by using a number of attachments and all without high levels of heat. So, you’re able to use it to pull off the kind of style you’d see in a salon all on your own.

It’s a really incredible home styling tool, taking the place of several different styling tools at once and offering incredible versatility and ease of use.

However, if you’re using the air wrap all the time, it’s probably going to get clogged up with hair and become dirty and not very pleasant to use.

You’ll want to keep it clean if it’s going to be effective at styling your hair and giving you the look you want. Taking good care of your Airwrap ensures that it lasts for many years.

The different attachments will all need to be cleaned in specific ways so that they work well and stay tidy and free of debris.

I’ll show you how to clean Dyson Airwrap attachments so that they stay looking like new.

Why Clean Dyson Airwrap Attachments

Dyson actually recommends that you clean the Airwrap attachments regularly. This will keep them from clogging up and extend their lifespan, so they won’t have to be replaced as soon.

If the attachments get clogged with hair, they can stop functioning or may not function like they should.

A device that’s supposed to blow warm air at high speeds obviously isn’t going to give you 100% performance if there’s something blocking the airways.

If you’re not bothering to clean the attachments regularly and keep the Airwrap free of hair, you’re going to notice that your styling tool and attachments don’t work as well as they’re supposed to.

They will probably have power issues and have difficulty moving like they should. They may still try to do their functions, but they’ll act sluggishly as though they’re being slowed down. That’s what hair will do when it clogs up these attachments.

You can really damage your Airwrap by running it while it is clogged with hair.

You may shorten its life span by not cleaning it properly and still trying to use it.

As you’ll see when I get into how to clean your Airwrap against attachments, it’s not just hair you need to clean out.

There are also oils from the hair and other debris that can be stuck to the hair that end up stuck to your attachments and make them not work properly.

All of that needs to be cleaned for the Airwrap to function like it should.

Dyson Airwrap How to Clean Attachments

Whenever you’re going to clean the attachments on your Dyson Airwrap, you want to unplug the device first and then take all the attachments off.

You won’t be able to clean them very effectively if they’re still connected to your Airwrap, and it’s not safe to clean them if the device is still plugged in.

How to Clean Dyson Airwrap Attachments Round Brush

The round brush attachment is probably one of the ones you’ll use the most, and when you clean it, you’ll want to start by taking the filter out.

Make sure the Airwrap is unplugged, take off the attachments, and then you can clean the round brush attachment.

You’ll need to take the brush attachment off by lifting the barrel from it and then using a damp cloth to wipe it down. Don’t put the brush attachment back until you’ve let it dry off completely.

For the other parts of the brush attachment, use a soft brush and a wet cloth to clean them.

The hairbrush part of the round brush attachment should be washed thoroughly. This will help get rid of oils, gels, and other substances that could be stuck to it.

To clean the filter, you’ll want to wash it in warm water and then dry it off completely before you attach it back to the hairbrush. That filter can get clogged with hair very easily, and it may need to be cleaned more often than the other parts of the brush attachment.

Attachments like this should be cleaned every couple of months, and you may need to clean it more often than that depending on how frequently you use the attachments.

How to Clean Dyson Airwrap Brush Attachments

The brush attachment will need to be cleaned using both wet and dry methods to ensure it is spotlessly cleaned.

After you’ve unplugged the device and taken the attachments off, you’ll want to pull the hair out as much as you can. Physically removing a lot of the hair by hand will save you some extra work, and is the quickest way to clean off the majority of what you’ll need to take out the brush attachment.

You may want to use the small cleaning brush provided with the Dyson Airwrap to work between the bristles of the brush attachment. That can help you get small particles and hairs that are stuck on the brush.

Then, you also want to clean the brush attachment with a damp cloth. This will help to wipe away oils and other substances that may be stuck to it.

How to Clean Dyson Airwrap Barrels

Several of the attachments for the Dyson Airwrap have barrel parts. These are really simple to clean, but it’s important that you take your time and clean them properly.

You want to take them apart from the rest of the attachment so that they are on their own and can be cleaned more effectively and thoroughly. Then, you’ll need to clean them with a wet cloth.

You want something small that you can work inside and around the barrel without much trouble.

Make sure that the cloth you’re using is only slightly damp. You should wring it out and just use water to dampen it. No other cleaning solution is needed.

Work all sides of the barrel with the wet cloth, wiping in small strokes to clean the barrel. Then, allow the barrel to dry completely before you put it back into the Airwrap.

Is it okay to use rubbing alcohol to clean the barrels? You could, but it’s not necessary. They can be cleaned just fine with water, but if you are concerned about disinfecting the Airwrap components like the barrels, rubbing alcohol is okay to use.

However, it’s best if you wipe down the barrel with cloth that only has water on it afterwards. This will rinse away and wipe away the rubbing alcohol so there’s not a strong alcohol smell left on the attachment.

Once again, make sure that the barrel is dry through and through before you put it back into the Airwrap.

How to Clean Dyson Airwrap Smooth Attachment

Cleaning smooth attachment is easier than cleaning the brushes. There are not any bristles to deal with, so it’s easier to clean the entire thing without having to work in between the smaller parts.

To clean the smooth attachments, you will first want to separate the attachment from the rest of the Airwrap. Make sure the Airwrap is turned off and unplugged before you try to take any of the attachments off. This prevents the risk of electrocution or other hazards.

Then, take the smooth attachment and clean it with a damp cloth. Make sure the cloth is not soaking or dropping wet. It should be wrung out so that it is only damp and not sopping wet.

The cloth should be something that is gentle on the attachment and not rough, so any kind of soft cloth should do. You can use face towels even for cleaning your Airwrap’s attachments.

Use gentle up and down wiping motions to clean the smooth attachment until it is clean of any hair, oils, and other substances and debris.

Turn it over in the light to make sure that you got everything, and then allow the attachment to dry completely. You can place it in front of a fan or put it in the sunlight to dry faster.

Once it is completely dry, you can insert it back into the Dyson Airwrap, and it should work beautifully.

How to Clean Dyson Airwrap Filter

The filter is probably the part of the Airwrap that is the most overlooked when it comes to cleaning, but it is also the most important.

When you see hair on the brush attachment, you can just pull that off, but the filter is hidden away, and you often won’t notice it. You won’t see how clogged up it is until you actually take it out and examine it.

If the filter is clogged, the Airwrap can start to lose power or not work as effectively, so make sure you are checking the filter regularly.

There is a cleaning brush that comes with the filter to help you clean it. You also want steel wool handy to get hair out of the filter that’s stuck there.

The neat thing about the filter is that it will tell you when it needs to be clean, as it flashes to alert you. If you’re keeping the filter clean, it can last for years. You can also buy extra filters to keep as spares.

How often should the filter be cleaned? Dyson recommends that the filter be cleaned about once every three months, though you may need to clean it more if you use it more frequently than the average person.

If the device is clogged, restricted, or not working like it should, it’s possible that the filter needs some cleaning. If the hair is clogging and plugging the filter, you should clean it ASAP.

  1. The first step in cleaning the filter is to rinse it with water. It doesn’t need to soak, but a good rinsing will get rid of a lot of debris.
  2. You have to take out the filter cage, and then you can either put in a clean filter or clean up the one you have.
  3. Use warm water or dishwashing liquid to clean the filter, and then allow it to dry.
  4. Next, use the brush that came with the kit to work at the edges of the filter and make sure you’re not missing anything.
  5. Follow that up with steel wool to pull the hairs out.

How to Clean Dyson Airwrap Filter without Brush

If you lost the brush that comes with the Dyson Airwrap, you can still clean your filter out. You don’t have to toss it and replace it with a new one every time it’s clogged or dirty.

Simply wash it with some warm water, letting the filter pass under running water rather than allowing it to soak.

Without the brush, you may have some trouble cleaning the hairs out of the filter, but you can use steel wool for that instead.

It works really well to pull out the hairs that are stuck in the filter. Just be gentle with it so that you’re not scratching and damaging the filter.

Remember to let the Dyson Airwrap filter to dry completely before you put it back into the Airwrap.

If you’re not letting it dry all the way, it could get water inside the device and cause some electrical damage. You want to keep your Airwrap dry as much as possible all the time.


It’s really important that you keep your Airwrap clean so that you extend its life much longer. If the Airwrap’s filter and attachments are clogged and dirty, they simply won’t work very well and will run down faster.

With hair blocking the filter and the attachments, the Airwrap will have to work much harder to do what it’s supposed to do, and you’ll be putting unnecessary strain on the device as well.

Just examine your Airwrap every so often to see if it looks clogged up and blocked by hair. If you’re seeing a lot of hair on the attachments, it’s likely that there’s hair on the filter as well.

It’s not enough to simply clean the outside of the device. Hair gets inside as well, just because of how this product is used. If you’re not cleaning out those internal components like I’ve described in this article, the Airwrap is going to give out on you much quicker.