Diffusers are more often than not abandoned, as they can appear clunky and difficult to use. You may question whether these tools make much difference.
Although using a diffuser is more time-consuming, it’s a great option to have. For some people, a diffuser is an essential for the perfect blow-dry.
What's a diffuser, and how does it work?
Diffusers are round plastic attachments that snap or clip onto the nozzle of your hairdryer, much like concentrators. These accessories are sometimes included with hairdryers but are also sold separately.
Diffusers work by spreading the airstream over a wider area in a controlled way. You use them by placing a section of hair onto the diffuser and pressing it up against your scalp as you blow dry.
A diffuser mainly benefits curly hair by keeping the curls' natural shape. A traditional nozzle can easily blow curls out of shape, causing them to frizz.
How should I use my diffuser?
Diffusers must be used with a low heat and low speed setting. Otherwise, hair can become tangled quite easily. Although the drying process is slower, this is one of the best ways to prevent frizzy hair.
Applying product beforehand defines the curl or wave even more. Try MoroccanOil Curl Control Mousse, which is lightweight but still adds definition.
Do I have to have curly hair to use a diffuser?
A diffuser can also be used on naturally wavy hair. Instead of concentrating the airstream on a small area, the diffuser distributes the air more extensively. Waves are enhanced, and the hair is left light and bouncy.
A salt spray can work wonders on loose waves for a beachy summer look. We recommend O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray. For even more volume, you can try drying your hair upside down, but be careful not to create tangles.
Using a diffuser on a low heat with low power is one of the most gentle ways you can blow-dry your hair. If time permits, it’s a great way to ensure a beautiful hairstyle with frizz-free, defined curls.