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Old 04-24-2011, 04:45 AM   #1
 
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Does diffusing really make a huuge difference in the results after drying? How many of you dont diffuse? I havent tried it because i dont have an attatchment. They dont sell those individually here. The blowdriers tht they sell here are super pricey. :/ so yea. Thanks


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Old 04-24-2011, 11:38 AM   #2
 
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Does diffusing really make a huuge difference in the results after drying? How many of you dont diffuse? I havent tried it because i dont have an attatchment. They dont sell those individually here. The blowdriers tht they sell here are super pricey. :/ so yea. Thanks


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Hi! I was diffusing my hair all winter up until a few weeks ago with very good results. I feel like it really helped defined and brought out my waves. I stopped and started air drying because 1) It's been getting very warm here lately and 2) Someone on the boards said too much diffusing might be contributing to my scalp flakes.

So I've only been air-drying lately and it still looks pretty good! If I really need to, I'll do a quick pixie-diffuse for just a couple minutes.

As far as the attachment goes, I bought mine off of Amazon for 10 bucks. It's from Revlon but I have a Conair hair dryer and it works just fine. Good luck!!!!
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I pixie diffuse on my fine, way hair because the weight of the wet hair stretches out my waves. It's still cold here so I am not sure if it will change with warner weather. HTH
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Does diffusing really make a huuge difference in the results after drying? How many of you dont diffuse? I havent tried it because i dont have an attatchment. They dont sell those individually here. The blowdriers tht they sell here are super pricey. :/ so yea. Thanks


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Hi! I was diffusing my hair all winter up until a few weeks ago with very good results. I feel like it really helped defined and brought out my waves. I stopped and started air drying because 1) It's been getting very warm here lately and 2) Someone on the boards said too much diffusing might be contributing to my scalp flakes.

So I've only been air-drying lately and it still looks pretty good! If I really need to, I'll do a quick pixie-diffuse for just a couple minutes.

As far as the attachment goes, I bought mine off of Amazon for 10 bucks. It's from Revlon but I have a Conair hair dryer and it works just fine. Good luck!!!!
Ohh. Thank you i have a really weak wave pattern. And my roots are growing pin straight.. So i might realy need to try diffusing. Oh.. I dont have the option of buying online.. So i'll just prolly steal an attatchment from my stylist. Haha! Kidding.. I'll invest on a good blowdrier then. Thanks again


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I pixie diffuse on my fine, way hair because the weight of the wet hair stretches out my waves. It's still cold here so I am not sure if it will change with warner weather. HTH
Oh thank you. I think water stretches out my waves as well. Or not? Haha. Plopping never really worked for me so i guess it's not water. *sigh*


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I pixie diffuse on my fine, way hair because the weight of the wet hair stretches out my waves. It's still cold here so I am not sure if it will change with warner weather. HTH
^^THIS^^

I diffuse for this reason too. There was a video out there that said wavies and/or fine haired curlies should diffuse more to tighten the curl and wave but also to help with frizz (I can't remember what the logic was exactly).
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+1. I only pixie diffuse for a couple minutes after plopping. It seems to take the weight off the ends and set my product so I can air dry the rest of the way. It makes a big difference in curl definition and tightness for me.
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I like to diffuse because I don't like that dripping wet feel (even after I scrunch with a m/f towel). It also gives me volume and doesn't contribute to my hair being weighed down.

Where do you live? I am sure there might be a beauty supply store that might carry the attachment? I got mine for $6 @ Sally's...
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I've been diffusing lately because my hair is currently short (just below chin length) and it gets wonky if I plop it. So pixie-diffusing gives me better waves and the possibility of 2nd day hair.

When my hair was longer, I plopped rather than diffused. My waves get more defined & spirally when my hair is long, but at this length I have a rather weak wave pattern and need all the help I can get. Hence the diffusing.

Also it is COLD around here in the winter and I hate sitting around shivering with wet hair. In the summer it is not a big deal to air dry, though.
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I like to diffuse because I don't like that dripping wet feel (even after I scrunch with a m/f towel). It also gives me volume and doesn't contribute to my hair being weighed down.

Where do you live? I am sure there might be a beauty supply store that might carry the attachment? I got mine for $6 @ Sally's...
I live in the philippines.


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