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long_n_curly 01-12-2007 03:18 PM

Diffusing..what are the best speed and temp settings?
 
Hi I have a ceramic ionic diffuser that has 3 diff speeds and temps and also the option of selecting ceramic/ionic/ceramic ionic.
Im new at this, can anyone suggest what the best combo of settings is? I cant stand freezing for 6 hours waiting for my hair to dry its been WAY too cold this year to airdry all the way. TIA
P.S I have fine 3a hair that takes forever to dry!

SmallFry 01-12-2007 03:22 PM

When I diffuse, I dry on low heat. Or sometimes I dry on low with the cool setting.

I think the idea is that you don't want to use a high flow of air because it will blow your hair around and cause flyaways.

Ab-star 01-12-2007 03:33 PM

I also have 3a hair that takes FOREVER to dry. I set my dryer on high heat but low speed. If it accidentally gets set on low heat it really extends my drying time.

Kaia 01-12-2007 03:43 PM

I use low speed with the warm (not hot) heat setting. I hold the dryer in the same place for a while, so if it gets too warm, i just press the cold shot button for a few seconds.

curlsrock1105 01-12-2007 03:58 PM

i heard on tv and from my hairstylist that the best setting is low speed, high heat. i tried that and it works REALLY well! there are absolutely no frizzies...it really defines the curl.

long_n_curly 01-12-2007 04:47 PM

how long do you keep the dryer in one place? I think I have been moving it after 15-20 seconds or so and its been making the curls too stringy.

medusahair 01-12-2007 05:09 PM

I do low speed high heat. It makes my hair curl up nicely and gives me the least amount of frizz at least on this particular hair dryer.
I move my dryer around a lot I just don't manhandle my hair with it. Once my gel starts to harden I try not to touch my hair with it as much and at oh 70-80% dry I stop using the hair dryer and air dry for a bit then at 90-95% dry I scrunch the crunch out and let it air dry the rest of the way.
Unless I use a super stiff gel or rake a lot I always get big curls and waves.


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