Is it possible to make a homemade diffuser?

Hey all! I've been lurking for a while and only just signed up. (=

All we have in the way of hair dryers is a very, very old-but-still-functional one (let's call it "retro") and nooo diffusers--no way am I using the dryer on its own, so I have to get up at 5 am just so my hair can air dry before school. I'm hoping to get out to the store and just buy a diffuser, but a thought struck me--wouldn't it be possible to make one with mesh or something, and elastics to attach it?



  • Pops G-MaPops G-Ma Posts: 201Registered Users
    Hi Starry
    Yes you probably could you mesh, cheesecloth or some other material and cover your hair and blow dry on low. After all, isn't what this kinda is?

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  • helloitsiohelloitsio Posts: 1,369Registered Users
    I'm sure it's possible but I would rather spring the $2-9 and pick one up at at beauty supply store. It saves time wasted experimenting with materials to make sure they aren't flammable.
  • StarryStarry Posts: 11Registered Users
    Well, I actually caved in and got a new hair dryer and diffuser today and gave it a try (all I can say is WOW, awesome results). This'll save me an hour of sleep! Yeah!

    I was mainly asking because the stores around here don't sell diffusers separately, and the dryer+diffuser combo was 60 bucks :)

    I do still think it would be a fun project, though.
  • brinabeebrinabee Posts: 105Registered Users
    So glad you purchased one. I was going to tell you to just buy a diffuser if you can. I tried to make my own once, it over heated the blow dryer, it shorted out, started to smoke. Holy crap, it was scary. So yeah, be careful, lol!
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