diffusing

Can anyone help me figure out the correct way to diffuse?!?! I bought one attempted and my hair turned in to one big ugly mess
hi curlysueloo, i find it kinda hard to explain exactly how to use it, but Jessicurl's site had a real good tutorial!

www.jessicurl.com

just check out the video "making the most of your hairdryer" and maybe you'll get it better next time you try diffusing your hair.

one thing i learned, is not to touch your hair too much when diffusing, it will leave you with a lot of frizz!

hope this helps!
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I learned a trick from my hairdresser recently when she diffused my hair. She only diffused the wet ends by scrunching the ends in her hand and placing the diffuser very close to those ends, while making sure not to allow the low/warm heat (not hot) near the rest of the hair. I do that myself now and have found it effective!
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I too have the same problem!! I can't get the hang of my diffuser, as I feel that I get a much better finish when I air dry, rather than diffuse, as my hair not only ends up slightly frizzier but also a lot bigger as well!!
Help this damsel in distress, coz her hair's a mess!!

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well i havent used a diffuser yet, but im tryin to find out how to use it myself. when i air dry my hair it tends to get extremely poofy. will the diffuser fix this problem?
mixed_beauty85: i normally use a diffuser cause i like a lot of volume in my hair, but if you get poofy hair by just airdrying i think your hair will be even poofier when diffusing.
not sure about it, maybe you should give it a try and see what happens.
Hairtype: 3A/3B
Co-Wash: Enliven (Raspberry)
Conditioning: Nubian Heritage Conditioner, Enliven , KCKT
Leave In: Shea Butter Leave In, Mixed Chicks, (trying) GDLI
Styling: L'Oreal Invisi FX gel, Blended Cutie Down and Out Styles,Jessicurl RR & CCSS, CK, (trying) Pink Boots & KY(waiting for CK to arrive)
Currently: Experimenting.
I happen to like big hair, and a diffuser definitely contributes to more volume. But I have found that the more you move the diffuser around while drying the more big-ness/frizzies you'll get. I don't know exactly what you mean by "poufy", do you mean frizzy?

The best way to use the diffuser and kill frizz that I've tried is this: Put the diffuser to your hair, all the way to the scalp BEFORE turning it on. Then turn on medium heat low speed. Use the cool shot button to keep from burning yourself. Hold it there - DON"T move it, for about a minute. Then turn OFF the dryer and move to the next spot before turning it back on. I get no frizz but defined curls and nice volume. Your ahir will still probably be "bigger" than if you air dryed, but should be sans-frizz.
when i say poofy, i mean big. there is also some frizz associated with it. i like big hair too (not crazy big), but i would like all my curls to look defined, soft and shiny without the frizz
I diffuse using the pixiecurl method and have been getting great results. The hair dryer I use (conair curlfusion) is a great buy and is much easier to use pixiecurl style.
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Ok - it took me a minute to figure it out, but the pixiecurl method is the same as the one I described - I detailed it in the thread. There's a website that lays it all out, but I don't have it offhand. Maybe someone else can post the link??

Basically, it's just about moving the diffuser as little as possible and not removing it from your hair or placing it on your hair while its still running.
Oh, and by the way, this method does give you nice, defined curls and no frizz. However, your hair will still have quite a bit of body, it just won't really be "poufy". Give it a try....
I can attest that the Pixiecurl blow-drying method makes a world of difference. It's great! I even make my stylist at the salon I go to use it on me!
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is this the dryer u have helloitso?

http://www.amazon.com/Conair-Curl-Fu.../dp/B000R858B6
Originally Posted by mixed_beauty85
Yup, that's it. I got mine at Ulta for about $25. Here's a link about the pixiecurl method. what is the pixie curl diffusing method?

HTH!
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Thanks to all the wonderful ideas! I think I might have gotten the hang of it... at least I'm trying haha

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