Bye bye, frizz. Welcome, ease.
You might have seen it many times before to use diffusers when blow drying your hair. Especially if you have curly hair. This speaks volume on how important it is for curly haired girls.
Basically everything that has to do with caring for your curly hair from washing it down to protecting your curls while you sleep has a method you have to follow. This prevents each process from going awry and protects your hair from possible damage. The same for when you are drying your hair.
If you’re not opting to air dry your hair from start to finish, you can use a blow dryer.
That’s where the use of diffusers comes in.
But it’s not something you just get into without knowing how exactly. Doing it the wrong way can leave you with bad results you are trying to avoid, like frizzy hair.
If you have been using diffusers and you’ve been ending up with frizzy hair, you’re definitely doing it wrong. Read on to know how to effectively diffuse your curls without frizz.
Diffusers are usually attached to blow dryers to speed up the drying process. They are ideal for people with wavy or curly hair.
It’s benefits are:
- Using only blow dryers allows air to blow in only one area. Diffusers help to evenly distribute air around your hair. This makes the drying process even faster.
- Your curls do not like heat. One thing diffusers will make sure of is there is little chances of heat damage on your curls while using blow dryers.
- Using diffusers means after your curls dry up, your curls gain more volume and definition. This also makes your hair styles extra attractive.
- Lastly, and you’ll be pleased with this one as a curly haired girl. Diffusers help to minimize the frizz you are bound to end up with if you use blow dryers alone. So, it’s a way among other methods that you can adopt to ensure your curls remain frizz-free throughout the day.
How to diffuse your curls without frizz
- Wash your hair
Before looking to blow dry, you must have washed your hair. Ensure you wash using sulfates and paraben free shampoos or a cleansing conditioner. Cleansing conditioners are better if you have curly hair as they effectively cleanse your hair without stripping your hair of its natural oil. It’s also a way to add moisture to your hair.
After washing ensure you detangle gently using a wide-tooth comb or your fingers.
- Dry using microfiber towel
Before proceeding to blow dry, first dry your hair halfway with a microfiber towel. Regular towels are known to be rough on your strands and cause breakage. This makes microfiber towels a safer and better option.
However, if you don’t have one, a t-shirt is also a good alternative because of it’s smooth texture.
- Use leave-in conditioners
While your hair is still in a semi-wet state, apply leave-in conditioners to add moisture to your hair. As you apply, you can twirl your curls with your fingers to keep them in shape. Remember to be gentle on your hair to retain the curl pattern. You should also avoid combing at this stage. If you still have tangles, you can take them out gently with your fingers.
- Time to diffuse!
By now you should have your heat protectant spray ready. It should be applied before blow drying. This is because your curls are prone to dryness, breakage and damage when heat is applied. Heat protectant sprays will help to minimize or prevent this damage to your hair.
After it’s application, set your diffuser to low heat(yes, low.) and low speed air setting. Since the diffuser enables even air distribution, it is okay to place the dryer in one part of your hair.
Dry your strands from its ends to its roots and make sure you do not dry completely with the diffuser. Also, if you’ll like more volume at your roots, you can flip your hair and dry in that position.
Air drying your hair for the remaining part helps your curls to retain it’s bounce and moisture, so set the diffuser aside before your hair completely dries up.
It is advised that after completely drying your hair, to retain curl definition, volume, bounce, moisture and to prevent frizz and flyaways, keep your hands out of your hair.
Anyone can with these simple steps effectively diffuse their curls without frizz. Not only does using diffusers keep your curls frizz-free. It also ensures that moisture stays in your hair, your curls add more volume and are well defined. This will improve the appearance of your hairstyle.
By diffusing the right way, the chances of getting heat damage are also reduced or completely prevented.