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How to Diffuse Curly Hair Without Frizz

February 10, 2018

Since our hair takes forever to dry because of using styling products, a very helpful tool to have is the diffuser. If you also want to wash your hair and have them dry and amazing within an hour or so, this post is for you. Learn the steps on how to diffuse curly hair with the least amount of frizz, its benefits and where you can buy them in India below!

What is a Diffuser

A diffuser is an attachment that helps distribute/diffuse air flow with multiple air channels (fingers of a diffuser) over large surface area.

Curly Hair Diffuser Fingers

Who is it for:

  • If you have wavy/curly Hair and want more body and volume.
  • If your hair is fine & has thinner density & you want to make it look thicker.
  • Struggle every wash day in the morning because you need to rush to college/work or get your kids ready in a hurry? This will speed up the drying process!

How to Use a Hair Diffuser:

  1. Shampoo & condition your hair
  2. Style your curls as usual with a leave in conditioner/cream/gel
  3. Set your hair dryer to low heat/low speed or cold. ( I start with low heat)
  4. Keep it pressed gently against your scalp for a 30-40 seconds before moving to another section.
  5. Use low heat until curls feel damp, not wet, and then switch to cold shot/mode. If you have the time, patience and energy- diffuse entirely on cold.
  6. Slowly, you will see your curls shrinking and becoming defined & shiny
  7. It takes me 30 mins in summer and 40-50 mins in winters.

How to use diffuser on curly hair step 3

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results of diffusing curly hair

BIG Hair Say Whaaa! This is how bouncy and voluminous my curls get and yours can too. Can you see defined spirals? It’s also really shiny. Pricing and results- Win Win!

Ready to give it a try? -Let’s recap a few benefits if you’re not convinced.

10 Benefits of Diffusing:

1. 40% more volume than air drying

2. Decreases Frizz

3. Curls are dry before you step out in possible, humid, tropical weather.

4. You don’t need to wait the whole day for them to dry! (Great for events, weddings & occassions you want your curls to look bomb quickly.)

5. If you want to blow dry, this is the safest method for wavy and curly hair.

6. It encourages/enhances wave or curl pattern (some girls with wavy hair discover soft curls when they diffuse!)

7. It’s great for people suffering from flat crown.

8. It’s a lifesaver for girls with long curly hair that takes AGES to dry!

9. It maximises shine & bounce.

10.It minimises heat damage.

Buy  Diffusers in India

Find popular hair dryers+ diffusers or simply diffusers in my Amazon Store


Hell yeah, this post contains affiliate amazon links. I work my butt off on these reviews for you guys & using that link gives me coffee money! Which helps me stay up nights and make more such posts for you 😉. And rest assured, I won’t recommend anything I don’t love.

Segolike Universal Collapsible Silicone Hair


If you suffer from back problems, bending for several minutes with your hair flipped forward can be painful. I say this from experience. In that case, take a section with your diffuser and rest your neck on the bed.

Pro Tips:

1. If diffusing is giving you frizz, check if you can switch to a hair dryer with tourmaline or ceramic technology.

2. If you can’t change your tools, change your method. Try pixie curl diffusing.

3. Remember to measure and match both the diameter of the hair dryer and the diffuser attachment if you are buying them separately.

4. Don’t touch your hair with your fingers while you are diffusing.

5. Add duck bill clips at the crown for even more volume

6. ‘Double Plop’ before drying- speeds up the process.

Whew! I hope this review+ my primer on diffusing helps you with more relaxed mornings (or evenings, whenever you wash your curls) and gorgeous, killer waves and curls.

Join The Conversation

The best part of writing for you guys is to hear you write back! Let me know if you liked this post in the comment section. If you have a favourite diffuser, tell me and my readers that too! Let’s make the Indian curl community stronger with participation.

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  • Reply
    Vandana Joshi
    September 30, 2020 at 12:32 am

    I am not sure if it is the right place to ask but can anyone tell me what kind of clips should i use for getting more volume? My roots are awfully flat and I don’t have a diffuser so I wanted to try these clips but I can’t find any site/store selling duckbill clips! Can I use some other kind of clip to lift my roots?

  • Reply
    December 4, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Awesome blog…. Just a quick doubt… My wife also has a Phillips dryer…. It unfortuantely didn’t come with a diffuser attachment…. Had the concentrator though… So just to be sure does this particular Phillips dryer have the concentrator attachment to which you’ve attached… The one that narrows to almost a slit… Plus is the diffuser base stretchable?

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      December 10, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      Hey! That’s not a diffuser. That does the exact opposite, concentrating heat flow along the direction of the attachment’s movement. You’ll need to find a diffuser attachment that fits the hair dryer but that’s usually difficult. Best to buy a dryer that already has a diffuser with it

    • Reply
      Christina Thomas
      October 16, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      Should we use any heat protecting spray before diffusing to prevent damage, pls reply🥺

      • Pallavi Juneja
        January 4, 2021 at 4:01 pm

        Not required, use your leave in or gel or cream before you diffuse it on low heat

  • Reply
    Sofia Narvadez
    December 3, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Good tutorial, the best I’ve used is my Karmin.

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      December 10, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks Sofia! Ooh, haven’t heard of that!

  • Reply
    Jyoti Nath
    September 9, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    I have Phillips… And this diffuser just won’t fit in it…How did your friend attach this to her hair dryer…

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      October 30, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      Jugaad! 😛 Get the chaoba hair dryer, it fits on that

  • Reply
    September 2, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Helllo😊Just wanna know how do you maintain your 2nd n 3rd day curls…

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      October 30, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      I refresh in the morning by spraying some water or a leave in conditioner spray and then smooth on cream to the frizzy parts! I fluff the crown for volume too.

  • Reply
    Mahima Nanda
    July 2, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Hi!! Do you have any recos for a hair dryer which just comes with the diffuser attachment so I dont have to buy both separately?

  • Reply
    May 1, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Hi , can you tell me which hair dryer you are using with this diffuser?

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    February 22, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    one of the best blog i have read.

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      March 11, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you Sam!

  • Reply
    February 20, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Nice blog! Really helpful

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