A good, inexpensive diffuser? (x-post in 4A)

kdcreighkdcreigh Posts: 736Registered Users
So I have not blowdried my hair in about a year...

My husband started a new job recently. The new company has a holiday dinner dance every December. We are planning on going so that we can socialize with his new co-workers.

I'm not going to straighten my hair, but I would like to diffuse it some so that it is a little longer and I can (hopefully) pull it back into a hair clip, or a stretched curly 'fro.

Can one of you ladies recommend a good, inexpensive diffuser? I cannot afford the Devasun unless someone is willing to sell it to me for $50! :laughing9:

Also, would I need to use a heat-protectant if I only plan on diffusing to about 50% dry?
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  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,485Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    If you already have a blow dryer, you could just buy a "universal" bowl diffuser. It should fit on the end of most blow dryers. I bought mine at Ulta for around $10 - I think it was a Vidal Sassoon brand ceramic one. It works great. I usually use a leave-in conditioner and blow dry for 10 minutes or so without any obvious sign of damage. I have short 2 - 3A hair, though....
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  • kdcreighkdcreigh Posts: 736Registered Users
    2poodles wrote:
    If you already have a blow dryer, you could just buy a "universal" bowl diffuser. It should fit on the end of most blow dryers. I bought mine at Ulta for around $10 - I think it was a Vidal Sassoon brand ceramic one. It works great. I usually use a leave-in conditioner and blow dry for 10 minutes or so without any obvious sign of damage. I have short 2 - 3A hair, though....

    Hi,

    Thanks for your response.

    I have seen the universal diffusers at the store, but my blowdryer is about 15 years old, so I don't think the diffuser will fit. I'm planning to buy a new blowdryer/diffuser. I'm sure there have been some technology advancements in the past 15 years! :laughing9:
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  • rosannarosannadannarosannarosannadanna Posts: 109Registered Users
    You know what? I just won an auction on Ebay for a BaByliss Tourmaline TT 3500 dryer for under $50 and that included shipping! (Normal price for these dryers is well over $100 unless you can find it at a discount store for around $75) It uses radiant heat so I thought I would give this a try since I'm not too hip with my old bowl diffuser.

    I did notice that there were several still up for auction if you are interested...
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  • kdcreighkdcreigh Posts: 736Registered Users
    You know what? I just won an auction on Ebay for a BaByliss Tourmaline TT 3500 dryer for under $50 and that included shipping! (Normal price for these dryers is well over $100 unless you can find it at a discount store for around $75) It uses radiant heat so I thought I would give this a try since I'm not too hip with my old bowl diffuser.

    I did notice that there were several still up for auction if you are interested...

    Thanks for the tip! I'm going to ebay right now...
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    kdcreigh wrote:
    You know what? I just won an auction on Ebay for a BaByliss Tourmaline TT 3500 dryer for under $50 and that included shipping! (Normal price for these dryers is well over $100 unless you can find it at a discount store for around $75) It uses radiant heat so I thought I would give this a try since I'm not too hip with my old bowl diffuser.

    I did notice that there were several still up for auction if you are interested...

    Thanks for the tip! I'm going to ebay right now...

    Check TJ Max or Marshall's first. I got mine at TJMaxx for $20. it's not a true diffuser just looks like one. It does blow the hair around a bit, but does frizz it up.
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  • kdcreighkdcreigh Posts: 736Registered Users
    kdcreigh wrote:
    You know what? I just won an auction on Ebay for a BaByliss Tourmaline TT 3500 dryer for under $50 and that included shipping! (Normal price for these dryers is well over $100 unless you can find it at a discount store for around $75) It uses radiant heat so I thought I would give this a try since I'm not too hip with my old bowl diffuser.

    I did notice that there were several still up for auction if you are interested...

    Thanks for the tip! I'm going to ebay right now...

    Check TJ Max or Marshall's first. I got mine at TJMaxx for $20. it's not a true diffuser just looks like one. It does blow the hair around a bit, but does frizz it up.

    Hmm... I'll check the outlet stores. I'd prefer one with "teeth" for when my hair gets longer.
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  • linda_mlinda_m Posts: 211Registered Users
    I have a Conair "ion shine", which I really like (this one, although I didn't get mine at Walgreens: http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp?CATID=100318&navAction=jump&navCount=1&id=prod1653907).
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    It's got the ceramic and ion technology, comes with a diffuser, has a cool shot button, and has a retractable cord. I've been happy with it. For about $25, I feel like I've gotten more than my money's worth.
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  • kdcreighkdcreigh Posts: 736Registered Users
    Everyone,

    Thank you for the input.

    I've actually decided against getting a diffuser. I'm going to style my hair early enough for it to be partially dry by the time we leave for the dinner.

    I had a little panic attack because this will be my first formal event since I've stopped braiding my hair. I'm OK now. :laughing8:
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