Bowl or sock diffuser?

funkymunkycurlfunkymunkycurl Registered Users Posts: 83
To all of you who diffuse, do you prefer a bowl or sock diffuser? With which did you get better results?
Formerly known as colomunky.


  • LucilleLucille Registered Users Posts: 588
    Bowl hands down.
  • oingo-sproingooingo-sproingo Registered Users Posts: 144
    Bowl! I think the sock is useless. But it might be OK for 2A hair.
    Formerly agk

    *All 2s and 3A (hair has been wonky lately)
    *Currently enjoying Elucence MBC, Abba Nourishing, Giovanni Vitapro, Abba Gel-Lotion, Redken Spin Control
  • DolphinCurlsDolphinCurls Registered Users Posts: 370
    I use a bowl diffuser. Never tried a sock diffuser. I kind of find it hard to believe I could get the same wildly curly result with a sock diffuser than I do with a bowl diffuser.
    3A/2C combination of ringlets and waves :nike:
  • CurlEEEECurlEEEE Registered Users Posts: 308
    Bowl...and just a good tip I got on here. I do not use my bare hands to scrunch into the bowl. I use my microfiber towel to scrunch while diffusing with the bowl
    3A/3B (not really sure)/No Shampoo/Conditioner Only/Honey/Aussie Volumizer+condish/Biolage Gel/Plop/Diffuse/Spritz of Bed Head Maxxed Out
    Password: CurlEEEE
  • funkymunkycurlfunkymunkycurl Registered Users Posts: 83
    I've tried both. I definitely have better hair days when I use a bowl diffuser. I'm wondering if I used a MF towel to scrunch while I used a sock diffuser. Does anyone else's hair seem to throw an attitude when you use your hands while drying?
    Formerly known as colomunky.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Curl Neophyte
    I prefer to air dry, but sometimes I am in a bind and have to diffuse. I have only tried the sock diffuser and have rarely achieved good results.
  • meegsmeegs Registered Users Posts: 354
    Bowl. Definitely bowl.

    I've been scrunching and plopping with t-shirts for several months now. I find they work just as good as microfiber towels, and they cost me nothing. I just use old t-shirts that I don't really wear anymore, but are still in good condition. I have plenty so even if one or two sets are in my always-overflowing laundry basket, I'm still good.

    I am still a devotee of the pixiecurl diffusing techinique. The only time my hands touch my hair is when I'm scrunching in my product(s). Once my hair dries I will scrunch out the crunch if needed and/or do little touch-ups. But until the hair is completely dry, it's hands off for as long as possible.

    The plopping and diffusing combo does more to enhance and control my curls than any product has ever done. The right products are key, but the plop + diffuse is the magic bullet for me. Without one or both, my hair can be a wacky mess.
    2b-ish--embracing my waves this summer
    Aussie Catch the Wave condish, L'Oreal NutriGloss condish; Nexxus Designing Texxtur Cream, Rusk Radical Creme, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam; coconut oil for DTs

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