During the winter months I tend to shy away from wearing the wash and go style. This is because I don't want to walk around with wet hair while it's cold outside. Recently I discovered that, if I carefully wrap my hair at night, I can rock the curly look without re-wetting my hair in the morning. So as of late, I have been doing the style at night and then blowdrying my hair before going to bed. That's where my diffuser comes in.
The point of using a diffuser is to dry your hair without causing frizz. Mine is an attachment for my blowdryer that I picked up at Sally's Beauty Supply for about 10 bucks. Unfortunately, the attachment broke recently after years of use which I'll be replacing soon. Nowadays you can find a blowdryer that comes with its own diffuser attachment included.
How I use my Diffuser
|Using a diffuser attachement to|
blowdry without frizz
|Stretching my hair for more hang time|
I like to use the diffuser all over but mostly in back where it takes the longest to dry. Then I'll remove the diffuser attachment and just point the blowdryer at my roots until completely dry. Sometimes I'll hold the ends of my hair and stretch it while blowing warm air on the section. This helps give me a little more length in areas that really shrink up.
Using my blowdryer in this way makes it possible for me to continue wearing my curls even when it's cold out. I can usually keep the look going by just wrapping my hair with a large satin scarf at night. In the morning I just shake my hair out and fluff.