Diffusing makes my hair :(

so, i'm kind of ashamed to say that i don't like going out with wet hair in 40F degree weather when there's people dealing with -3f out there, but it's true! i live in north florida and we've been having 30-40 degree weather in the morning when i have to leave for school and i've been sick so it just makes it worse to have to go out with wet hair. Anyways, the poing is that i can't get diffusing to work for me,
i have 3a-b hair and i've tried everything ( diffusing upside down, the pixiecurl-method, etc) and my hair always ends up undefined and frizzy, i have a vidal sassoon bd, anybody have any tips or maybe products that work well with diffusing????
thanks ladies!

oh, i switch between boots, recoil, Loob, curls milkshake, curls souffle, and always use joiwhip. I also switch between Devacurl OneC, Jessiculr Aloeba and B2B pomegranate,
if you get good results diffusing with any of these products let me know, :P
Very modified CG. Activate and B2B pomegranate Condish. Re:coil, Joiwhip, LOOB, HE set me up and orange bottle. Boots, cant' remember anymore.
In a place where dry and burned straight hair is so common my wild spanish curls are my greatest weapon!
I find that Boots and re:coil mixed together in my palm and then applied to hair help. I calm any post-diffuser frizzies after that with coconut oil.

I guess 30-40 is cold for Florida. I won't laugh at you.
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I get the same kinds of results when I diffuse - I kinda feel like it's a sign diffusing just doesn't work for me. So, while I have no solution to offer besides washing at night (I do this), I can say quite truthfully that I feel your pain.
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I use several of the products you use and I diffuse without any problem. Are you diffusing all the way dry because I can't do that - I only diffuse about 60-75% dry, then air dry the rest of the way. Then no touching until totally dry. Then try using some kind of finishing product to scrunch out any crunch or stiffness. I like Deva SIF, but there are plenty of others. I also remember reading somewhere that you should let your products "set" for 10-15 minutes after applying them and before diffusing and I've found that does make a difference for me. Oh, and I think a good deep bowl diffuser is important - those flat diffuser attachments with fingers just give me frizz.

HTH!
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Ladies thanks for the fast responses,
Celticcurls, i've used boots and re:coil layered but never mixed in palms, i'm going to try that.

wild_sasparilla: i wish i could wash my hair before going to bed but i hate getting a wet pillow, and i move too much at night but hopefully one day we'll both find a way to get diffusing to work for us.

Curlydoc: i apply products to wet hair, then plop for about 15-20 min and then diffuse until about 50% dry and i still get fly-aways and undefined curls , i think my hair is too thin to even handle low speed diffussing, ahh it's so frustrating! maybe i need a new diffusser, any recomendations???

thanks again for all your responses
Very modified CG. Activate and B2B pomegranate Condish. Re:coil, Joiwhip, LOOB, HE set me up and orange bottle. Boots, cant' remember anymore.
In a place where dry and burned straight hair is so common my wild spanish curls are my greatest weapon!
Darn, sorry none of that was helpful. Sounds like you need one of those helmet dryers like they use in salons so your hair doesn't get blown around too much. I wonder if they still sell those. My mom used to have one about a million years ago . Or maybe a blowdryer with an extra low setting if there is such a thing.
thick 3b; currently loving Devacurl and Kinky-Curly

I don't have any other suggestions, but you are not crazy. 40 degrees is COLD! I don't care what all the northerners say. When it gets down to the 30's though, I just blow my hair straight. I can't handle it being even a little damp when it's that cold.
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I don't have any diffusing advice but don't be ashamed about feeling cold. We're having a cold front here in Hawaii and it was a freezing 58 degrees the other morning! I felt so silly shivering around the house trying to find where I put my socks!
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I don't have any diffusing advice but don't be ashamed about feeling cold. We're having a cold front here in Hawaii and it was a freezing 58 degrees the other morning! I felt so silly shivering around the house trying to find where I put my socks!
Originally Posted by Clarita


Can I have that 58 degree cold front here please?
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crazycurl--what kind of diffuser are you using?

I tend to get major frizz with my bowl diffuser. Even though it's diffused, the air is concentrated to blow out the little holes. Better results with the sock since the air is not concentrated & just radiates if that makes sense. The downside to the sock is you can't touch your hair with it because it sticks like velcro. It is pretty cheap though.

A diffuser I had 20 years ago had a foam disk built inside (same material as the sock). It diffused really well- even on high. It was the perfect combination of diffuser & sock. Anyone know if those are still around?
3a/b mix
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I don't have any diffusing advice but don't be ashamed about feeling cold. We're having a cold front here in Hawaii and it was a freezing 58 degrees the other morning! I felt so silly shivering around the house trying to find where I put my socks!
Originally Posted by Clarita


Can I have that 58 degree cold front here please?
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Yeah really, in my dreams!
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crazycurl--what kind of diffuser are you using?

I tend to get major frizz with my bowl diffuser. Even though it's diffused, the air is concentrated to blow out the little holes. Better results with the sock since the air is not concentrated & just radiates if that makes sense. The downside to the sock is you can't touch your hair with it because it sticks like velcro. It is pretty cheap though.

A diffuser I had 20 years ago had a foam disk built inside (same material as the sock). It diffused really well- even on high. It was the perfect combination of diffuser & sock. Anyone know if those are still around?
Originally Posted by tinabcurly
It sounds amazing! I'm gonna google it, but I sure do hope those are still around (and affordable), because it sounds great. If it still exists, it might actually make PixieCurl's method viable for curlies with this problem!

ETA: Dang, I searched quite a bit and found nothing. Oh well, the wheels are turning...maybe attaching a hot sock to a normal diffuser would create a nice hybrid...you all might as well picture me in a white lab coat screaming, "IT'S ALIIIIIVE!" now.
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I can't believe it. I found it on the Helen of Troy site.
http://www.tsetters.com/catalog/imag...0.jpg&img=&tt=

It doesn't have fingers or a bowl so it's not 100% perfect.

If I was motivated, I would convert the bowl diffuser I have. I can see me in the ER now, diffuser stuck on my shredded hand..."you see doc, I'm trying to control frizz..." Think they'd lock me in a padded room?
3a/b mix
pw:curlyqs
i just got a diffuser this weekend and haven't gotten the hang of it. the first time i tried it, i had fabulous results. since then.... ugh. frizzy, dried out hair.
3B corkscrews with scatterings of 3A & 3C.
I can't believe it. I found it on the Helen of Troy site.
http://www.tsetters.com/catalog/imag...0.jpg&img=&tt=

It doesn't have fingers or a bowl so it's not 100% perfect.

If I was motivated, I would convert the bowl diffuser I have. I can see me in the ER now, diffuser stuck on my shredded hand..."you see doc, I'm trying to control frizz..." Think they'd lock me in a padded room?
Originally Posted by tinabcurly
Whoa, nice searching!! Hm, well even if it doesn't have fingers, maybe it would still work to scrunch with it? Or maybe a bowl could be attached...what do you think?

Heehee, I know, the curly meetings board won't even be necessary because all of us will meet at our local hospitals after diffuser mishaps!
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Whoa, nice searching!! Hm, well even if it doesn't have fingers, maybe it would still work to scrunch with it? Or maybe a bowl could be attached...what do you think?
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
LOL... thanks-- it was driving me crazy!!

If this is the same as it was back in the 80s the head is flat as a dinner plate & practically as big. It would be like plopping with the benefit of heat. It's worth a shot, no? A motivated curly could definitely McGyver it with duct tape & a dismantled bowl diffuser.

I'm going to buy it & see if my DH has any ideas. I'll let you know what happens!
3a/b mix
pw:curlyqs
Whoa, nice searching!! Hm, well even if it doesn't have fingers, maybe it would still work to scrunch with it? Or maybe a bowl could be attached...what do you think?
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
LOL... thanks-- it was driving me crazy!!

If this is the same as it was back in the 80s the head is flat as a dinner plate & practically as big. It would be like plopping with the benefit of heat. It's worth a shot, no? A motivated curly could definitely McGyver it with duct tape & a dismantled bowl diffuser.

I'm going to buy it & see if my DH has any ideas. I'll let you know what happens!
Originally Posted by tinabcurly
Awesome! Would you mind also letting me know what the price range is? It isn't on the Helen of Troy site or the one for Sally's (where I'll get it if it's there).

It's kinda sad how excited I am about what you may find out.
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lol, i'm technically a northerner , i grew up in nyc , and i've been in FL for 2 years, when i talk to my dad or friends back in nyc they make fun of me for being cold in 40 degree weather
Very modified CG. Activate and B2B pomegranate Condish. Re:coil, Joiwhip, LOOB, HE set me up and orange bottle. Boots, cant' remember anymore.
In a place where dry and burned straight hair is so common my wild spanish curls are my greatest weapon!
I've been playing around with my diffuser which I never used to use one. I was reading the Ouidad book, and she said to apply the products, scrunch, and wait fifteen to twenty minutes in order to diffuse the ends. When I'm done it's still damp, but not so wet. I also discovered pomade wow what a difference. I also think the key is not to touch your hair through the drying process.
three a. I have always been a curly girl who always wanted straight hair till my old hairdresser convinced me to go curly. I have been styling my hair for about three years and my hair keeps getting better and better. I have a variety of routines but have cut down on experimenting products and found a good stylist who cuts my hair (although he cuts it wet, its hard to find one where I live, but I am happy with him).

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