How to use diffuser on afro hair

Is a Diffuser Good for Curly Hair?

As seasoned naturalistas we have always been taught that heat is not your best friend.  Whilst this remains true to an extent, hair diffusers can be very beneficial to your hair and the maintenance of your curls.  This blog looks at all things diffuser related, to help you make an informed decision as to whether or not to add this equipment into your hair routine.

What are the Benefits of Using a Diffuser on Curly Hair?

A diffuser is different to a blow dryer in that it disperses the air rather than concentrating it in one place.  This in turn leads to faster drying time and fuller curls.  A hair diffuser is a healthier alternative to drying for your strands as it causes minimal heat damage and prevents roughening of the hair and its cuticles which minimises frizz.  Diffusing elongates your hair and leads to curls that bounce with vitality.  It is also handy to know that diffusers can work for all curl types.

Diffusing for the Win: 4 Easy Steps on How to use a Diffuser?

Due to the minimal heat damage caused by diffusers, they can actually be used on a daily basis.  You may prefer however to strictly use a diffuser on wash days.  

  1. After washing or co-washing, apply your leave-in conditioner and styling cream such as Nylahs’s Moisture Retention Leave In Cream as part of the LOC method.  
  2. Allow hair to air dry until about 50% dry before using the diffuser.  On shorter hair, apply the diffuser to sections of the hair using a circular motion.  
  3. On longer hair, you can apply the diffuser towards the end of your hair in a cupping motion.  
  4. To achieve more volume however, apply the diffuser to the roots section by section.  Repeat these steps all over your hair until you get the desired look.

Have you been swayed by this post?  Still on the fence about whether diffusing is for you?  Feel free to get in touch or leave a comment if you have any queries.  Also bear in mind that Youtube has many videos online where you can see the diffuser in action which will put our words to life.  Until next time folks, stay curly and coily.

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