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Diffusing..what are the best speed and temp settings?

Hi I have a ceramic ionic diffuser that has 3 diff speeds and temps and also the option of selecting ceramic/ionic/ceramic ionic.
Im new at this, can anyone suggest what the best combo of settings is? I cant stand freezing for 6 hours waiting for my hair to dry its been WAY too cold this year to airdry all the way. TIA
P.S I have fine 3a hair that takes forever to dry!
Lots of Fine easily weighed down 3A curls
PJ currently loving Devacare one c, CEHT,& Durahold but still searching for HGs
Finally grew out my bad layers!!!


  • SmallFrySmallFry Posts: 614Registered Users
    When I diffuse, I dry on low heat. Or sometimes I dry on low with the cool setting.

    I think the idea is that you don't want to use a high flow of air because it will blow your hair around and cause flyaways.
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  • Ab-starAb-star Posts: 1,128Registered Users
    I also have 3a hair that takes FOREVER to dry. I set my dryer on high heat but low speed. If it accidentally gets set on low heat it really extends my drying time.
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use low speed with the warm (not hot) heat setting. I hold the dryer in the same place for a while, so if it gets too warm, i just press the cold shot button for a few seconds.
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  • curlsrock1105curlsrock1105 Posts: 46Registered Users
    i heard on tv and from my hairstylist that the best setting is low speed, high heat. i tried that and it works REALLY well! there are absolutely no frizzies...it really defines the curl.
  • long_n_curlylong_n_curly Posts: 300Registered Users
    how long do you keep the dryer in one place? I think I have been moving it after 15-20 seconds or so and its been making the curls too stringy.
    Lots of Fine easily weighed down 3A curls
    PJ currently loving Devacare one c, CEHT,& Durahold but still searching for HGs
    Finally grew out my bad layers!!!
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    I do low speed high heat. It makes my hair curl up nicely and gives me the least amount of frizz at least on this particular hair dryer.
    I move my dryer around a lot I just don't manhandle my hair with it. Once my gel starts to harden I try not to touch my hair with it as much and at oh 70-80% dry I stop using the hair dryer and air dry for a bit then at 90-95% dry I scrunch the crunch out and let it air dry the rest of the way.
    Unless I use a super stiff gel or rake a lot I always get big curls and waves.
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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