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Old 11-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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Question Does the type hairdryer/diffuser affect the curls?

I was just wondering, I don't know if it's time for a new one. There's nothing all too wrong with it. It's not brilliant though as it's the own drugstores brand...would getting a better quality one make my curls look better? Thanks
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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I just went through this myself - my dryer was older and worked fine but I was questioning if a newer one might work better. I also wanted a big bowl diffuser and had to decide if I would buy a diffuser alone or a new dryer with diffuser. I decided to get a tourmaline and ceramic dryer and I am really happy. It also has two fan speeds and a separate heat level control - my old dryer had one switch for both. Right away I noticed the new dryer dried a little faster and my hair was less-frizzy and shinier. I can't say it was perfect but it was a noticeable improvement. (The diffuser was part of of it, too, I'm sure.) I'm happy I bought it.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
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Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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What MI001 said I am much happier with my new one. My old one was ok and a good brand, but it was 6 years old and blowing way too hot ;p This one is not as good of a brand (new one) but has ion , 3 heat and fan settings, and a nice diffuser. It does make a difference for me.
Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
My hair officially hates protein Once a month is enough!
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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Here's a thread that might help Anybody have an expensive hair dryer?

My FHI Nano Pro performs MUCH better than my inexpensive dryer (which I keep at my vacation home.) It dries more quickly and with less frizz.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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