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I need to find myself a dryer/diffuser :) I don't really want to use heat though. Would just using the cool setting speed up my drying a little? I know it would take forever to dry my hair completely with just cool air, but instead of getting it completely dry, I'd be happy if I could just have it a lot less damp when I go outside in the winter. Last winter I'd go to school in the morning with really damp hair (just towel dried).. not fun, we have pretty cold winters :P

What is a good, cheap dryer with a cool setting (preferably not just a cool blast or whatever, an actual cool setting)? One that comes with a diffuser would be great too.

thanks for any advice:)


  • CurlyMom73CurlyMom73 Posts: 123Registered Users
    Here's the dryer I got and it works great plus it is cheap. It says it has three heat settings, but one of those settings is "cool".

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    I also bought a seperate sock diffuser at Sally's to put on it as well so I can pick what type of diffusing I want.

    Now if I had the extra money. I would buy the new deva sun dryer with the diffuser.

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    I can't afford that one right now, but you better believe as soon as I can save up for it...that baby is mine. :lol:
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  • 2happy2happy Posts: 5,138Registered Users
    I read on one of theses threads that you shouldn't dry it on cool you should use heat, but finish off with cool. Something about drying just the outside and the inside stays wet.....heck, I don't remember.......maybe someone does??

    Then again, just because someone says that, doesn't mean you must follow it!

    ETA: Found it! It is the "Spill the beans" topic about a 'curly gathering' they had in Austin with Lorraine M.
    Lorraine emphasized not letting the hair dryer touch your hair and placed everyone under bonnet dryers with low heat. I did ask one of the assistants and she told me not to overdry at home. Suggested using high heat, low speed with the diffuser and just drying it slightly. Finish with air drying. She also told me not to use the cold shot because the heat pentrates the hair shaft and helps it dry from the inside out. The cold hair would slow down the process.
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