How to Diffuse Curly Hair

by SHARLEY VIOLA 5 MINUTES READ
How to Diffuse Curly Hair

Diffusing your curly hair is a popular drying method and can enhance your finished look with added volume if required. However, there is a knack for diffusing curly hair, its beneficial to learn the different techniques to avoid unwanted frizz and disappointment. 

 

Different Methods for Diffusing Curly Hair

Stretch Diffuse

Pixie Diffusing

Hover Diffusing

The Best Dryer for Diffusing Curly Hair

The Ultimate Curly hair dryer

Different Methods for Diffusing Curly Hair 

We are going to break down step by step the various diffusing techniques to enable you to diffuse your curls successfully. Depending on your desired outcome, you may use one or two of the following methods.

 

Stretch Diffuse

Stretch Diffusing is common for those with a tighter curl pattern. You will; most likely resort to this method if you have a type 3C curl instead of 3A or 3B. This method allows you to stretch and elongate your curl as it is drying, resulting in more length once your curls are 100% dry. 

Pixie Diffusing

Pixie Diffusing encourages volume and a tighter curl pattern, ideal for our curl friends with type 3A or 3B tresses. Those with type 3C curls may think their curl pattern is tight enough without enhancing but would like to add more volume, so they may only use this drying method around the crown area.

Hover Diffusing  

If you are happy with your curls once you have applied your styler, then Hover Diffusing is the perfect method. Holding the dryer around your curls means they benefit from the heat only. Using the diffuser in this way means it does not come into contact with your curls to manipulate them. 

Understanding each method allows you to tailor your diffusing routine. You will likely choose the Hover or Pixie method when diffusing curly hair. 

 

The Best Dryer for Diffusing Curly Hair

Now that you understand the different diffusing techniques, let's talk about hair dryers. There are hundreds of dryers on the market; however, when you have curly hair, only one should be on your radar; our Curlsmith XXL Defrizzion Dryer

Curl care was the top priority when developing the technology to make our dryer great. The unique features include the following;

Safe Temperature

The dryer's safe temperature prevents heat damage and promotes healthy curls. However, we still recommend using heat protection such as our Miracle Shield.

360 airflow

This unique airflow ensures that the heat wraps around each curl for even drying. 

Unique technology 

Our ionizing defrizzion technology smooths the cuticles, boosts shine, and eliminates dehydration that causes frizz.

Hands-free feature

We understand that diffusing curly hair can be time-consuming, especially for our low-porosity curl friends. We have created a hands-free feature to relieve those aching arms. 

Far infrared heat

This type of heat penetrates the hair to reduce drying time and damage. 

Porcelain ceramic

Ensures even heat distribution meaning that you will not experience any hot spots. Porcelain ceramic is better for curls than Titanium, which can get too hot.

8 Inch diffuser

For those that thought all curly hair diffusers were the same, check out the features of what we believe to be the biggest diffuser in the world. The size allows you to dry the hair quickly as you have far more coverage. In addition, the deep prongs of the diffuser allow quicker drying of the roots.

Speed & heat settings

Our dryer features 2-speed settings for a controlled drying experience and 3 heat settings, plus a cool shot button to lock your curls in place and add shine.

We usually recommend low speed and low heat when diffusing your curly hair for the best results. However, as our dryer is so kind to curly hair, it can increase to a high speed and heat for faster drying whilst still achieving great results.  

What’s included in the box

Your ultimate curl dryer includes: 

  • XXL 8" diffuser for faster yet careful drying
  • Concentrator nozzle, perfect for drying sections
  • Pic attachment to help dry roots and create volume  

 

The Ultimate Curly hair dryer 

Now that you know all the benefits and features of our new dryer, there’s only one thing left to do. Take our curl quiz to receive personalized recommendations of products to complete your wash day routine, and try out the drying techniques mentioned above to make those waves pop!

Sharley Viola
Curlsmith’s Lead Educator

Textured Hair Specialist with a vast amount of experience delivering education both nationally and internationally. A self-confessed product junkie committed to spreading her wealth of knowledge amongst the curly hair community and beyond.

Sharley Viola
Curlsmith’s Lead Educator

Textured Hair Specialist with a vast amount of experience delivering education both nationally and internationally. A self-confessed product junkie committed to spreading her wealth of knowledge amongst the curly hair community and beyond.