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Old 05-18-2007, 06:14 PM   #1
 
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I've tried to blow dry my 3b/c curls with a diffuser a few times before, but it never works. It seems to make my hair frizzy and the curls sperate. My hair is fine & thin, and has been really damaged and dry for a while. Could that be why? Does anyone else have problems with blow dryers? Thanks!
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:10 PM   #2
 
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The holes in your diffuser may be too big...too much air can cause the frizz.
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Old 05-19-2007, 04:15 PM   #3
 
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I never have any luck with the drier. I gave up a while ago and just air dry now. I get insane amounts of frizz no matter how low the setting, and I've tried a few different diffusers. I guess what works for some just won't work for others. My biggest problem was I get such terrible dryness from it. So I guess my hair just hates the drier.

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I can't blow dry right away. I have to let it air dry for a while to let the gel set, then I diffuse a bit to speed things along. I try not to scrunch or touch my hair while diffusing, or I get frizz. But a lot of the time I just air dry. I get the least amount of frizz that way.
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I never have any luck with the drier. I gave up a while ago and just air dry now. I get insane amounts of frizz no matter how low the setting, and I've tried a few different diffusers. I guess what works for some just won't work for others. My biggest problem was I get such terrible dryness from it. So I guess my hair just hates the drier.

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Do you clip your roots at all? You have such nice volume that I would have guessed that you diffused it.
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Old 05-20-2007, 05:35 AM   #6
 
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I never have any luck with the drier. I gave up a while ago and just air dry now. I get insane amounts of frizz no matter how low the setting, and I've tried a few different diffusers. I guess what works for some just won't work for others. My biggest problem was I get such terrible dryness from it. So I guess my hair just hates the drier.

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Do you clip your roots at all? You have such nice volume that I would have guessed that you diffused it.
Thanks for the compliment! My volume comes with the hair, inborn. Funny how lots of people like it, when its the very thing I try to counteract! I makes me feel very conspicuous. Sometimes I even sit with a towel laid over my head while it dries, and still the volume isn't reduced! I don't clip the roots, I'm not ever so sure what that does but I do tend to put 2 claws in the forehead as it dries otherwise I get curls in my face for that oh-so-flattering caveman look!
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:13 AM   #7
 
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Fluffy, your problems with the blowdryer could definitely be due to damaged hair. If your hair is damaged then it is constantly dry, but it might also be your technique. My hair is not fine, but I blowdry on the low setting with a diffuser. I also wait 15 to 20 mins before I blowdry. I would not touch the hair, except to lightly scrunch the bottom of your hair, while blowdrying. HTH
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:16 PM   #8
 
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Yes, if too much air comes out (too big of holes) that could be the problem. I ended up buying a high end professional dryer - which doesn't take the moisture out of hair and it has done wonders for me.
I didn't like the diffuser it came with tho so I use my old one which has little holes.
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