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Old 04-01-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
 
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Well I recently brought a new blow dryer (The Conair Cord Keeper 1875) because my old one was falling apart. On a normal day I would usually just let my hair air dry, and often leave out with damp or wet hair... anyway this new blow dryer came with a diffusing bowl attachment. I always wanted to try diffusing so I gave it ago.. but unlike many others I put the settings on COOL and HIGH mainly because I do not want heat damage,(instead of on warm,hot, or low). I loved it. My air dried hair would take forever..and I would always frizz it out because I would always play with it too much. By using the Cool setting I had frizz-free curls and coils... and they were much softer than usual.
Does anyone else diffuse on the Cool setting?
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I just bought a diffuser also...I'm learning what works and what doesn't.

I'm gonna try this and report back.

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I do. I don't like heat on my hair because it is so fine. I set it to Low heat, then click on the Cool button. I let it go on low at the roots for a few seconds, just until I can feel warmth, then back to cool for the rest. I've done this for a long time, even before CG, so I can't say what difference it makes... but my hair has always been pretty shiny/undamaged and definitely not on the dry side.
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I absolutely can't, my hair would dry faster without blow drying than it does on cool, but I live in a hot high humidity environment (Costa Rica) so I need the heat just to get the moisture off my head. I also find that my hair frizzes less because the dry time is so much quicker so there is less movement of my hair while drying.

I always finish on cool though, with the dryer pointing down to calm and stray frizz.

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I don't feel like the cool setting really dries my hair, which is porous and heavy when wet.
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I just bought the same hair dryer. I'll be in England for 2 weeks this summer, so I needed one with the international switch.

I've only used it once, and can tell I'll need to get used to it. I'm considering buying another of the one I have currently, though, since its not an expensive unit either, and because I'm so used to it! (It's a Revlon dryer for about $17)

I have always diffused with the cool setting! I'll start out warm and on low, then I go up to high on cool. Warm and high are for when I'm in a hurry or my hair is particularly "wet" or "heavy" feeling. I love it! I'll never buy a hair dryer without a cool setting ever again!
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I just bought a diffuser also...I'm learning what works and what doesn't.

I'm gonna try this and report back.

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I do. I don't like heat on my hair because it is so fine. I set it to Low heat, then click on the Cool button. I let it go on low at the roots for a few seconds, just until I can feel warmth, then back to cool for the rest. I've done this for a long time, even before CG, so I can't say what difference it makes... but my hair has always been pretty shiny/undamaged and definitely not on the dry side.
I'm glad i'm not alone I also have fine hair that gets heat damaged easily:-) i'm happy it's working for you
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I absolutely can't, my hair would dry faster without blow drying than it does on cool, but I live in a hot high humidity environment (Costa Rica) so I need the heat just to get the moisture off my head. I also find that my hair frizzes less because the dry time is so much quicker so there is less movement of my hair while drying.

I always finish on cool though, with the dryer pointing down to calm and stray frizz.

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That does make sense, my hair takes forever to dry when about half a day, then again where I live it has been pretty nippy outside. I used to use the warm setting but that was without the diffusing attachment on my old blowdryer.
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I don't feel like the cool setting really dries my hair, which is porous and heavy when wet.
It probably wouldn't i'm not too sure oj my hair properties but my hair isn't heavy when wet, water just kind of sits in it :-) oh well we have to so what is best for our each and individual curls.:-)
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I just bought the same hair dryer. I'll be in England for 2 weeks this summer, so I needed one with the international switch.

I've only used it once, and can tell I'll need to get used to it. I'm considering buying another of the one I have currently, though, since its not an expensive unit either, and because I'm so used to it! (It's a Revlon dryer for about $17)

I have always diffused with the cool setting! I'll start out warm and on low, then I go up to high on cool. Warm and high are for when I'm in a hurry or my hair is particularly "wet" or "heavy" feeling. I love it! I'll never buy a hair dryer without a cool setting ever again!
Ooo i hope you enjoy England:-) and for me a cool setting is a must because sometimes I feel the warm setting can be too hot. My roommate has a revlon blowdryer, although she doesn't diffuse it does the job quite nicely for her.
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Using the cool setting does nothing for my hair, I like it hot but I do only use it for about 5 mins so I'm not too worried about damage. I sotc with the dryer going (after my hair's dry) and will sometimes put it on cool so my hand doesn't burn, but that's about it!
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:33 AM   #13
 
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Using the cool setting does nothing for my hair, I like it hot but I do only use it for about 5 mins so I'm not too worried about damage. I sotc with the dryer going (after my hair's dry) and will sometimes put it on cool so my hand doesn't burn, but that's about it!
I see, I don't think I could ever use the hot setting just because my scalp would be on fire let alone my hand lol. But whatever works for you:-) I also think my hair would be a frizzy mess if i did.
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