What Is a Hairdryer Diffuser?

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Hair dryer diffusers are attachments used for curly and frizzy hair to create definition, texture and body. They are easy and effective, and salons rarely style curly hair without them.

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Why Use a Diffuser

The more curly hair is touched by fingers, the more it frizzes. The diffuser attachment can lift and dry curls while styling without oil from the fingers creating a fluffy mess.

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<p>BeautySak.com notes that diffusers not only tame frizzy hair but also keep the heat of the hair dryer from damaging hair too much.

How It Is Used

Attach the diffuser to a hair dryer and turn the dryer on to the lowest setting. Dry hair at the roots in circular motions. Dry ends last by catching sections in the diffuser bowl and holding them in the attachment for a few seconds.

Price Range

Google Products results as of February 2010 show diffuser costs to be between £5 and £19.


A "long finger" diffuser is not much different than a "short finger" except for that it enhances curl definition by better lifting and separating the curls during the drying process, according to HairBoutique.com.

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