How to diffuse curly hair without a diffuser?
So you’re on a trip. You’ve forgotten your diffuser, or maybe you want to know how to diffuse curly hair without a diffuser (I think that doesn’t make any sense lol).
If you’re curly hair is always frizzy and you want to get rid of that, never fear! We’ll show you the easiest way to get your hair looking stylish and even. Without a diffuser.
What exactly does “diffusing” your hair even mean? What does it do?
That is why a diffuser is a great attachment for curly hair. When you use a diffuser, the hair isn’t being dried while it’s hanging free.
To avoid using a diffuser we need to find a way to replicate its effects.
One way to achieve this is by using your hand as a makeshift diffuser for your hair. Another way is to use a strainer to cup your hair.
Do you need a diffuser for curly hair?
If you want to know whether you need a diffuser, first take a look at what it does. It can be difficult to fit into your hair and hard to maneuver around but it’s actually really good for creating smaller curls and getting the product deep into your hair.
A hair diffuser can prevent your hair from getting damaged if it’s used consistently. A diffuser disperses the hot air evenly rather than using a focused stream, which could damage your hair.
As an added benefit, it gives your hair more volume and definition.
We recommend that you give a diffuser a try if you’re having problems with our listed problems.
How can I get curls without a diffuser?
There are a few methods you can use to achieve your hair styling goals. The first one is to simply use your hands to “cup” your hair. The other option is to use a strainer for the same result.
Whatever method you choose, it is important to not overly dry your hair or use it for too long. If you over-dry your hair without using a diffused hair dryer, your hair can easily become damaged.
The hand method
To avoid damaging our hair, it’s important that we follow these guidelines.
First is to only set your hair dryer to low. I know some of you might be in a hurry and want to dry your hair as quickly as possible so I suggest holding your hair dryer a little further and move it quickly so you won’t over-dry an area of your hair.
Moisturizing your hair regularly can help preserve its natural shine.
The strainer method
Who would have thought this little kitchen gadget could be used as a makeshift hair diffuser?
We actually prefer the strainer method over the hand method. This is because the tiny holes on a strainer scatter hot air and thus your hair will be gentler to not damage it as much
But it’s worth the risk, because if you protect your hair properly, you’re actually doing more to maintain your hair. So use some kind of hair protector and make sure your locks are as moisturized as possible
Hoping your mane is in need of a little volume? Well, it’s really easy to do the strainer method. Just get your hair comfortable inside the strainer and blow-dry away!
Here is a great video that demonstrates how to do the strainer method. We recommend that you use a much finer strainer than the one on the video because it will produce less residue (and you’ll want less holes on your strainer).
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We’ve discussed my question: “How to diffuse curly hair without a diffuser?”
If you’re in a rush and need to dry your curls, there are some alternative ways to go about it that are faster than using a diffuser tool. It is still recommended that you do use one but when you’re in like, this is the only way.