How To Diffuse Hair Without A Diffuser?
You’re on a vacation, and you realize that you’ve left your reliable diffuser at home. Alternatively, maybe you want to experiment with using a diffuser even if you don’t own one (lol, that makes no sense).
Whatever the case may be, you can be certain that we have you covered: we will demonstrate how to diffuse your curly hair even if you do not own a diffuser.
What does it even mean to say that you are “diffusing” your hair? What does it do?
A diffuser is a piece of equipment that, in layman’s terms, is a device that spreads the hot air across a much greater area of your hair, so making the styling process more gentle.
Because of this, the diffuser attachment for a hair drier is the one that is recommended most highly for use with curly hair. When you use a diffuser to “cup” your hair, the hair is not dried while hanging loosely in the air.
You are aware that the single most essential thing to keep in mind while caring for curly hair is to avoid messing up the natural curl patterns of the hair.
We will need to imitate the operation of the diffuser in order to give the appearance that your hair has been diffused.
There are a few different approaches to this, one of which involves using your hand to cup your hair and act as a makeshift diffuser.
Alternately, you may do the same thing by using a strainer.
Do you feel that your curly hair may benefit from a diffuser?
You must first be familiar with the functions of a diffuser before you can decide whether or not you need one.
I am aware that it is cumbersome and difficult to work with in relation to your hair, but it is in fact a really useful instrument to have.
Because it disperses the hot air from the dryer rather than directing it in a concentrated stream, which would otherwise cause damage to your hair if you used the dryer all the time, a diffuser may protect your hair from being harmed.
Your hair will not only be protected from being brittle and damaged, but it will also be protected from frizz by using diffusers.
This is particularly true for those who have hair that is curly.
Your hair will get definition and volume as a further benefit from using this product.
Although utilizing a hair dryer diffuser is beneficial for all kinds of hair, those with curly hair are especially advised to do so.
This is due to the fact that wavy and curly hair are more likely to get damaged and frizzy.
If you are experiencing any of the issues that were discussed above, we strongly suggest that you give a diffuser a go.
I don’t have a diffuser; what should I do to obtain curls?
There are a number of approaches that you might take to this topic, as was said in the beginning.
One technique is to “cup” your hair with your hands and use them as a makeshift diffuser.
One further technique for accomplishing the same goal is to make use of a hair strainer.
No matter the technique you decide to employ, the most important thing to keep in mind is that you should not over-dry your hair or leave it in for an excessive amount of time.
This is due to the fact that if you use a hair drier that does not include a diffuser, it is quite simple to overdry your hair.
The manual approach
To ensure that we do not mistakenly cause harm to our hair while using this technique, we will need to establish a few ground rules.
First things first, make sure that your hair dryer is only set to a low setting.
Because I am aware that some of you could be in a rush and want to dry your hair as soon as possible, I will offer the following piece of advice: hold your hair drier a little farther away from your head and move it swiftly so that you won’t overdry a section of your hair.
One other thing that we recommend is for you to moisturize your hair as much as you possibly can.
Silicon-based leave-in conditioners and heat protectant sprays are two products that come highly recommended by our team (silicon helps protect your hair from heat damage).
Who would have thought that this everyday item from the kitchen might double as a makeshift hair diffuser?
In comparison to the hand technique, we find that this approach works better for us.
This is because the strainer has small holes in it, which distribute the hot air, making it less harsh on your hair and reducing the likelihood that it will get damaged.
Despite this, you should go ahead and risk harming your hair.
It is nonetheless highly recommended that you make use of a hair protectant of some type and ensure that your hair is as hydrated as it possibly can be.
The strainer technique is one of the easiest ways to style your hair; all you have to do is lay your hair inside a sieve and then dry it with a blow dryer.
The following is an excellent video that walks you through the strainer process step by step.
However, since the strainer shown in the movie has significantly wider holes, we strongly advise that you make use of a strainer with a much more precise mesh.
If I don’t have a diffuser, what other options do I have?
Cover the end of your blow dryer with a fabric that allows air to pass through it, such as cheesecloth, and leave a gap of approximately two to three inches at the end of the fabric. Just secure it by using one of your hair ties, and you’re done! You may use it in the same way that you would use a regular sock diffuser attachment to dry your wet waves and curls.
Without using a diffuser, what is the best way to dry curly hair?
Place a microfiber T-shirt or towel on a level surface, such as your bed or sofa, and spread it out. Lean forward and lay the ends of your hair within the middle of the towel. Make your curls seem like a Slinky by accordioning them with your hands to create a scrunched-up appearance. After that, you should twist and knot the fabric of the towel in order to wrap your hair up in it.
How can I get my hair to have more volume without using a diffuser?
Alter the position of the part in your hair. This technique is applicable to both straight and curly hair types…
Try a zig-zag portion. Because curly hair tends to have more volume towards the ends, it sometimes seems to have less volume at the part line than straight hair does….
Make use of clips to keep your roots in place.
Is it damaging to curly hair to let it air dry?
Without heat: If you expose your curly hair to excessive heat for an extended period of time, whether from a flat iron or a hairdryer, it may cause your curls to become dry and damaged. Air drying is the best method for maintaining healthy curls since it prevents heat damage as well as dryness and broken ends.
Is it damaging to curls to dry them with a towel?
No towels are provided. It is necessary to dry your hair, but doing so with a towel can result in frizz and, over time, damage. This is particularly true given that your hair is at its most fragile state when it is damp. Use something like a cotton t-shirt, a pillow cover, or a towel made of microfibre to gently compress or wipe your hair instead.