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How to Diffuse Curly Hair in 5 Easy Steps

If you’re not familiar with a hair diffuser, it’s about time you are! This guide will explain how to use one correctly so you can achieve more uniform, less frizzy, and more voluminous curls.

A hair diffuser is a styling tool that can help you achieve uniform, less frizzy, and more voluminous curls. To use a diffuser correctly, start by using the right hair products online and knowing how to moisturize curly hair. When diffusing your hair, be sure to use gentle, circular motions and avoid rubbing your hair too vigorously.

How To Diffuse Curly Hair

Diffusing your hair is an easy way to get frizz-free curls. Just follow the steps below:

  1. After showering and using leave-in products, run your favorite styling product through your curls and shape them. We recommend our Curl Enhancer for wavy hair, our Curl Definer for curly hair, and our Curl Elongator for coily hair. All curl products are formulated to provide both conditioning and styling benefits so you can hydrate the hair before you apply heat and help your curls hold their shape. Next, you need to use a heat protectant-always. This is an absolute must when it comes to curly hair tips. We recommend using either our Heat Styling Spray or Restore Instant Protection before diffusing your hair to provide proper thermal protec.

  2. The next step is to get to know your blow dryer and select the right heat setting for your natural hair. Most blow dryers will have high, medium, and low settings, as well as a “cool” button that will blast your hair with cool air instead of heat. It is best to start with the lowest heat and speed settings when diffusing your curls, and then working your way up as your hair dries. Using the cool button at the roots will help to infuse your hair with volume.

  3. Start by drying the ends of your hair. Use the diffuser attachment and cup the hair in the bowl. Scrunch the curls from the ends up and move around your head in small sections. Spend a few seconds on each section and move up to the roots.

  4. Once some of the moisture is out of your textured hair, flip your head over so you’re upside down. This will add volume to your look and allow you to dry hard-to-reach spots in the back of your head and at the roots.

  5. After your textured hair is dry, add a finishing product for extra shine and moisture. Our Curl Moisturizing Shine Oil will help give your hair a boost of volume. Just massage it into your roots. Once you’ve applied the finishing product, you’re ready to show off your defined curls! You can keep your hair as-is or try out different styles. With the right products and a diffuser, you’ll see even more curl definition and formation.

Why Use a Diffuser?

This attachment for your hair dryer helps to evenly redistribute heat so that it is not as harsh on your curls. It is usually shaped like a bowl with small cones that help to keep your curls in place and support your hair’s natural curl pattern. Without this attachment, your average hair dryer can cause your natural curl pattern to be disrupted, as well as cause frizz. However, when you use a diffuser, you can help maintain your natural curl pattern, increase definition, and reduce frizz. Plus, it can take a long time for curls to dry naturally, so unless you want to leave the house with wet hair, a diffuser is essential.

A diffuser helps keep frizz under control, cut down on drying time, and add volume, especially for people with curly hair who tend to have less curl at the roots. Bouncy, voluminous curls are possible with a diffuser, making it a helpful tool for people with unmanageable, inconsistent, or less-than-ideal curls. By following the tips above, you can achieve curls that are both beautiful and manageable.

How to Dry Curly Hair Without a Diffuser

Though a diffuser can improve your curly hair care routine, you don’t always have access to one. There are other ways to dry curly hair without a diffuser. The simplest way is to air dry, but you can also use a regular hair dryer if you use a different drying method. One way to do this is to tie your hair up with a microfiber towel or a cotton T-Shirt. This way, your curls won’t take all the heat.

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