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What can I use in place of a hair diffuser?

Asked by Rayvin14 (351points) September 14th, 2009

I have naturally curly hair, but i know a diffuser gives you better curls.
Does anybody know of something i could use in place of one, considering I dont have one. Thanks!

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La_chica_gomela's avatar

Using certain styling products can help give you “better” curls (more definition and hold).

Rayvin14's avatar

@La_chica_gomela yea, i do use products, i was just wanting more spiral like curls(: lol

knitfroggy's avatar

I have very curly hair. When my hair is long I put some light gel or mousse in my hair, sit down and bend over and blow dry my hair upside down. I scrunch my hair while it dries. I suppose you don’t have to bend over to do this, but doing it bent over gives more lift at the roots since the curls seem to weigh my hair down. I had a diffuser years ago and it broke and so I just started scrunching. My hair, which is pretty thick dries way faster and looks just the same.

Right now I have a super short boy haircut with long bangs that I have to flat iron, which is way quicker to style than the curls.

Rayvin14's avatar

@knitfroggy i have extremly curly hair also! and thats usually what i do, is put in product, then hang my head over and squish it!(: hahah

knitfroggy's avatar

@Rayvin14 I used to hate it when I didn’t towel my hair good enough and it was super wet. I’d flip my head back up and get all dizzy!

gailcalled's avatar

Get in your car, open the window on driver’s side, and drive only fast enough to create a little breeze.

figbash's avatar

I have naturally curly hair too, and have found that even diffusers make the curl in my hair smaller and kinkier as well as frizzier.

Even though I have an expensive ceramic dryer with a diffuser attachment, I still let it air dry as often as I can – often with the assistance of car fan on blast during my commute. I also open windows, have a small desk fan near my computer that helps while I check all the news in the morning and I also like to have it wind-dried by the water – which is near my house.

In the meantime use a curl enhancing product, like Curls Rock or Bumble and Bumble’s Curl Conscious and then, if you want something small and effective that won’t cost a lot, try this basic diffuser. I used this all through college and it worked better than some of the fancier kinds I’ve had.

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