Adventures with my new diffuser!
Since I am in a winter wash n go challenge I began looking for ways to dry my hair faster so I wont get sick from wet hair during the winter. My soft bonnet was not cuttin’ it. It was giving me weird, smushed wash n goes that looked like they belonged in a horror movie. So I decided to spend my coins on a cheap diffuser from the beauty supply store.
The brand of diffuser I bought is Diane, it was only about 6 dollars or so. Its not fancy but I figured it would get the job done.
When I first used it, I thought I was supposed to dry the hair completely. So that is what I did. I put it on high setting and blasted my hair dry. It took about 15 minutes. The end result left me with fuzzy cotton candy roots and juicy looking curls on the end. It wasn’t entirely bad but I just could not stand the frizzy look on day one. My hair looked a week old.
I decided that I would use gel in order to combat the frizz. Before I was just using conditioner sealed with shea butter (Which have been making my wash n goes just AWESOME) but I wanted hair dry shortly after I washed it so I could go out in the cold with ease. Gel wasn’t the way to go for me.
Here my hair is nice and saturated with gel. I tried to diffuse it but it just stayed wet and gross especially at the roots. I really don’t like gel because of its long drying time but I did not feel like washing my hair and starting up again so I slapped that baby into a bun.
Even after it dried in the bun my hair was hard and stiff. I used Wet line Xtreme gel and sealed with shea butter. I only left the bun in for a day because buns just wreak havoc on my ends.
So the next time I used my diffuser I decided to use it on medium heat and only dry the hair 80% I got much less frizz that way but I didn’t like how my hair clumped up I felt like it made my hair look too thin. Otherwise it was very wearable.
Overall I would say I’m still trying to master this diffuser thing. I actually think I need to use my weaker Conair dryer because the airflow is so strong with my salon dryer. Oh well! Rome wasn’t built in a day! I will try to get the hang of this otherwise I will just continue to air dry.
Has any one else mastered the diffuser? I want to hear from you!
Thanks for reading! <3