Diffusing question

How do you diffuse your hair? Do you hold still, move around, what position are you in, etc.? I'm having issues with the sides of my hair in my face. I'm neurotic about hair in my face anyway but lately it's been especially worrisome. I'm wondering if I could try a different style of diffusing to encourage my hair to lay back instead of fall forward.

I currently diffuse upside down at first, then side to side then I lean back and diffuse some. I try to move around a lot but it doesn't seem to help the sides of my hair blend in.

Any suggestions?
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I flip my hair over, scrunch handfuls of against my head with the diffuser, and keep it in one place while drying each section for one minute with warm air. Then I flip my hair right side up again and do the same thing, scrunching sections against my head with the diffuser and keeping it in one place, only this time with cool air. Hope this helps...I'm not really sure what exactly you're asking about the sides of your hair.
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I use the pixiecurl method, so I don't more the diffuser around at all. I gather hair in the bowl and hold it in place, turn the dryer off, and move to another spot. First I diffuse upside down, then lean my head to each side, and hold the diffuser on the side of my head. Maybe if you gathered the sides of your hair in the diffuser and held them in place, maybe that would keep them back out of your face better.
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Oops, I left that part out! I do use the pixiecurl method, in fact I used it before I knew it was the pixiecurl method!

katethegreat, sorry if I was confusing, lol! Basically I just want the sides of my hair OUT of my face...I just don't like hair touching my face.
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Sorry to guano, but you must be such a proud grandma! The baby's adorable!
Aw, thank you!!! We are SO in love with her!!
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That shot of the grandbaby is so cute!

I am way too spastic to stay still. Usually I apply my gel upside down and will sometimes diffuse that way but I can't tell if the top of my hair has enough gel that way so usually I flip up and lean back and shake my head gently from side to side to get the hair to go back. Then I start diffusing on the upper part of the sides of my head. I put the diffuser right up to my head at the roots and push up about a half inch so the hair dries away from my scalp for volume. I lean just enough to reach the top of my hair comfortably with the dryer (it's heavy!) and then push my hair on top toward the opposite side.
I do the sides after I get my top at least partially dry so the gel stays put, I acordian it up almost to my scalp. It's a bit long to do that on the full length and not get some crazy curls but I do push it up some. I do the back the same way I did the sides but of course I can't actually see what I'm doing.
My hair is never fully dry when I finish. I air dry after that until 90-95% dry then scrunch.
I'm glad I don't have to leave the house early in the morning, I have no clue how I'd get my hair dry in time.

I get good volume and my hair goes the direction I want but I have to say I create some frizz for myself. I'm not sure if my hair dryer is blowing too hard. I have it on low but it blows kinda hard or if I'm just moving too much. It's all baby hair frizz though usually.
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How do you diffuse your hair? Do you hold still, move around, what position are you in, etc.? I'm having issues with the sides of my hair in my face. I'm neurotic about hair in my face anyway but lately it's been especially worrisome. I'm wondering if I could try a different style of diffusing to encourage my hair to lay back instead of fall forward.

I currently diffuse upside down at first, then side to side then I lean back and diffuse some. I try to move around a lot but it doesn't seem to help the sides of my hair blend in.

Any suggestions?
Originally Posted by Ab-star
I use clips to hold my hair back to finish air-drying after diffusing. I also hate hair in my face, that was a large part of why I decided to go curly and while diffusing upside down gives great volume, it also means that my hair wants to coil around my face all day. :shudder: I shake my hair back after plopping and before diffusing to try and keep it out of my face, as well. Then I tuck my long-can't-really-call-'em-bangs-anymore behind my ear and call it good.

Oh and no way are you a grandma?!? Wow - beautiful baby, beautiful grandma. Good genes.

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Oops, I left that part out! I do use the pixiecurl method, in fact I used it before I knew it was the pixiecurl method!

katethegreat, sorry if I was confusing, lol! Basically I just want the sides of my hair OUT of my face...I just don't like hair touching my face.
Originally Posted by Ab-star
Ok, what I was describing was the pixiecurl method, I just couldn't remember the name. I have the same problem with the sides of my hair; sometimes I pin them up while they're drying and that gives me a little lift at the roots and help keeps them off my face.

Btw, the grandbaby is absolutely adorable!!
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-Marianne Williamson

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