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Old 10-23-2008, 08:22 AM   #1
 
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I just received my DevaFuser. I found it alittle awkward. It seemed to make my hair frizzy on the bottom. I sprayed with Set it Free and used my regular diffusor. Has anyone tried it and with what results?
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:46 AM   #2
 
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I got one last week, too, and I'm not especially crazy about it either. As you say, it's awkward, especially if you have the added length of the adapter as I expect most people will. When I used only it following the instructions on the insert, it made my hair very full and fluffy, which I like, but it made my roots straight, which I don't.

Based on some recommendations I found on here, I've been first diffusing upside down with my bowl diffuser and now just use the DevaFuser after my curls are already pretty much set to get up inside it and help it dry more quickly. That way, I haven't had much frizz and my roots don't go straight, but it's full and bouncy.

Used this way, I like it well enough that I'll keep it, but basically I find it expensive for what it is/does.
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I tried it again today. If I have to use a bowl diffusor too, why not just use it by itself? I thought the Deva would be incredible. Soooo disappointed. My bowl diffusor was only 4.99.
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I tried it again today. If I have to use a bowl diffusor too, why not just use it by itself? I thought the Deva would be incredible. Soooo disappointed. My bowl diffusor was only 4.99.
Maybe we just need to give it more time for us to get used to it. I'm going to try it by itself again tomorrow.

Even if I don't end up liking it alone, I do like it for drying "inside" faster for the winter. Mine normally takes forever to air dry even after partial diffusing. If I diffuse til dry, or nearly so, with just the regular diffuser, it's exposed to the heat a lot longer than if I switch over to the DevaFuser.

At least we didn't pay $185 for the whole dryer! My new Deva stylist has one but admitted that she never uses it, much preferring a regular bowl diffuser.
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I tried it again today. If I have to use a bowl diffusor too, why not just use it by itself? I thought the Deva would be incredible. Soooo disappointed. My bowl diffusor was only 4.99.
Maybe we just need to give it more time for us to get used to it. I'm going to try it by itself again tomorrow.

Even if I don't end up liking it alone, I do like it for drying "inside" faster for the winter. Mine normally takes forever to air dry even after partial diffusing. If I diffuse til dry, or nearly so, with just the regular diffuser, it's exposed to the heat a lot longer than if I switch over to the DevaFuser.

At least we didn't pay $185 for the whole dryer! My new Deva stylist has one but admitted that she never uses it, much preferring a regular bowl diffuser.
I like that as well and it does give me some lift at the roots when I use it after my bowl diffuser. I am not unhappy with it but I am also not over the top wild about it either. I have decided it's like any other 'product' - I have multiple leave ins, shampoos, gels, etc - now I have multiple diffusers (one shallow one that came with my dryer, one deeper one as my hair gets longer and the devafuser).
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I have to give it a couple more tries before I make a decision about it.

I have three diffusers now as well; the hand, the bowl & the sock.
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I guess I'll give it another try. It's true that you need different products to get the results you want, why not diffusors too. Maybe working with it a little more will make it less clumsy.
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I have three diffusers now as well; the hand, the bowl & the sock.
Me, too- and I often use all three when I diffuse. LOL
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I have three diffusers now as well; the hand, the bowl & the sock.
Me, too- and I often use all three when I diffuse. LOL
I actually forgot about my sock (but I only use that when I am limited on packing space!).

So I have 4 diffusers and use 3 on a regular basis. The one that came with my dryer (shallow diffuser-works good for getting lift at roots - I slide it up the side of my head), a deep bowl diffuser that I got at Sallys (or maybe here??) - I use that upside down when I first start drying to set my ends. And then the Devafuser which I use in between the other two.

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I'm finding this to be the case with my Devafuser too. I like using it to dry the roots but my hot sock really gives me great curls on the sides, sometimes even 3b curls. Today I tried just using the Devafuser since I wasn't trying to get ready for work and I definitely don't have the curls I usually get with the hot sock. My back looks good but I don't have much curl on the sides like I can get.
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Hmmm, am I the only one in love with the "HAND"? I've tried every diffuser known to man! I do find that I have to use it "my own way" and not like the instructions say. I dry upside down and hold it in place section by section then flip up and do the roots.
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Hmmm, am I the only one in love with the "HAND"? I've tried every diffuser known to man! I do find that I have to use it "my own way" and not like the instructions say. I dry upside down and hold it in place section by section then flip up and do the roots.
I think I'll like it better when my hair is longer. I can't diffuse upside down right now because my hair is short enough that I can get volume relatively easy. I do like using this on the crown for lift but can't do upside down. I do hold it in place and dry and kind of scrunch my hair up in it and hold it for a bit then do the roots. I'm still experimenting with it though so we'll see if things change with more practice.
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Hmmm, am I the only one in love with the "HAND"? I've tried every diffuser known to man! I do find that I have to use it "my own way" and not like the instructions say. I dry upside down and hold it in place section by section then flip up and do the roots.
I think I'll like it better when my hair is longer. I can't diffuse upside down right now because my hair is short enough that I can get volume relatively easy. I do like using this on the crown for lift but can't do upside down. I do hold it in place and dry and kind of scrunch my hair up in it and hold it for a bit then do the roots. I'm still experimenting with it though so we'll see if things change with more practice.
When I used it I also use it upside down but after I have set my curls with my other diffuser. I also think I will like more when my hair is longer. I love the root volume it gives me so for that - it was totally worth the price. And that I didnt have to buy the whole shebang with the new attachment thingy.
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For those of you who already own the Devafuser: do you think it could fit over a very small, round-nosed travel dryer? I'm looking for a diffuser to use during the winter months but that small hairdryer is all I have, and I'd rather not buy a new one now--I am abroad and traveling a lot too, so I'd rather stick with it (if I can find a way to use it acceptably). I'm trying to decide between the Devafuser and the Hot Sock. Thanks!
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For those of you who already own the Devafuser: do you think it could fit over a very small, round-nosed travel dryer? I'm looking for a diffuser to use during the winter months but that small hairdryer is all I have, and I'd rather not buy a new one now--I am abroad and traveling a lot too, so I'd rather stick with it (if I can find a way to use it acceptably). I'm trying to decide between the Devafuser and the Hot Sock. Thanks!
My dryer nozzle is 1 3/4 inches wide and the adapter to the devafuser does have to pushed on. It fits tightly on my dryer. Looking at the adapter I would think any nozzle smaller than 1 1/2 inches might be too small. I hope others chime in with their thoughts.
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Many thanks, xcptnl! Need to go home and measure my dryer
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For those of you who already own the Devafuser: do you think it could fit over a very small, round-nosed travel dryer? I'm looking for a diffuser to use during the winter months but that small hairdryer is all I have, and I'd rather not buy a new one now--I am abroad and traveling a lot too, so I'd rather stick with it (if I can find a way to use it acceptably). I'm trying to decide between the Devafuser and the Hot Sock. Thanks!
My dryer nozzle is 1 3/4 inches wide and the adapter to the devafuser does have to pushed on. It fits tightly on my dryer. Looking at the adapter I would think any nozzle smaller than 1 1/2 inches might be too small. I hope others chime in with their thoughts.
I'd agree, although I don't have either with me right now to look at . . . .
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I guess I underestimated my dryer. It may be small, but the nozzle is 2 1/4 inches. Hope I measured right Would that work, or is it too big for the Devafuser??? Same question for the Hot Sock, although I suppose that one goes on anything... right? Many thanks for your feedback, xcpntl and auntnett!
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I love my Hot Sock and I'm finding that I like the Devafuser, it just took some practice, so I'm using both when I dry my hair.
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I guess I underestimated my dryer. It may be small, but the nozzle is 2 1/4 inches. Hope I measured right Would that work, or is it too big for the Devafuser??? Same question for the Hot Sock, although I suppose that one goes on anything... right? Many thanks for your feedback, xcpntl and auntnett!

I just looked at 2-1/4" on a ruler and I think that would still fit. I'm almost positive the hot sock would still be OK - it's pretty stretchy. I'm another of those that only uses it when I travel because I just get so-so results with it. They're so cheap, though, that it'd be worth you trying it out. Some swear by them for regular use.
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