Is buying a diffuser worth it?

Heyyy curlies :lol:

I just wanted to ask you all--is buying a diffuser worth it? Since the colder weather is coming, I want to help my hair dry quicker, and add a little curl if possible. If I do buy a diffuser, I'll be using the pixie curl method. Is it a good investment?

Also...does diffusing make your hair curlier? The cooler weather is loosening my curl, and I'm trying to save it. Maybe this will help?

Thanks...any opinions welcome! :)
Curl Type: 2c-3a, Medium thickness, Normal Porosity
Weekly Low-poo: TJ Pure Castile Soap
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries and Cream
Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm (Possibly HG!), GF Triple Nutrition
Styling Products: CK, Re:coil, JCRR, JCCC, LALMHG, EcoStyler, SMU Spray Gel, Boots

Life has many choices. Eternity has two. What's yours?


  • NalliaNallia Posts: 2,979Registered Users
    My hair dries curlier when I diffuse using the pixie curl method.. I would never blow dry my hair without a diffuser.
    "...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

  • Heather0kayHeather0kay Curl Neophyte Posts: 667Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yes, diffusers can make your hair curlier. I like to diffuse with my fingers for more control; if I use a bowl diffuser my curls get all wonky and lop-sided.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Type: 3a, fine, thin, low porosity Water/Climate: soft/ marine Washes: water w/washcloth, shikakai, clay Condition: Style:Seamollient, CurlsPFCCP, Miracurl, Gel-les'c, CK; rudeechick's super soaker method; blot, air dry 30 min; diffuse
  • SpiralliSpiralli Curl Connoisseur Posts: 3,684Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I think it's worth it to have one, for experimenting or times when you are in a rush and want a look similar to air-drying but don't have time to air-dry. My curls don't look as good when I diffuse, but I've needed to use it in a pinch over the years. I don't think I diffuse even once per year, to be honest. I have a sock diffuser that works well for me and I love that it takes up no space.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • ninja dogninja dog Curl Neophyte Posts: 23,780Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Definitely! They're about $5, and add volume as well as speed to your drying.

    I love mine.
  • curlcutiecurlcutie Posts: 227Registered Users
    Yeah like totally, I wouldn't dry my hair any other way :P
    - 2c/3a hair
    - Going to try being a modified CG
    -Herbal Essence Body Envy Volumizing Mousse
    -Pantene PRO-V Curls Gel
    -L'OREAL Paris Curl Boosting, Curl Spray Gel
    -Is hair twins with sarahb1396:toothy7:
    I LOVE MY CURLS!!!!!:love4:
  • IamDonnaIamDonna Curl Neophyte Posts: 546Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ninja dog wrote: »
    Definitely! They're about $5, and add volume as well as speed to your drying.

    I love mine.
    ITA with above post.
    Sallys has one for $5.00 I think its a Conair fits lots of blow dryers.
    I have an ION dryer fits perfectly.
    If you dry your hair about 75% (for me) it won't get frizzy w/pixiecurls mehtod.
    It's also alot curlier!
    :love1:3a Long (waist) thick med course dry thirsty
    Poo: Eulence moisture
    Co-wash: GVP CB
    Condish: GVP CB
    LI: KBB nectar
    Styler: CK CIAB
    Gel: BRHG
    DT: Curl Junkie
    Diffuse 70% dry
    Location: Pompano Bch Florida
  • Blithe2Blithe2 Posts: 40Registered Users
    Definitely! I just had to buy a new hairdryer with a defuser. The only defuser that would fit my existing hairdryer (that I could find) is a sock type. Which I didn't like.

    Anyway, I bought the cheapest one I could find @ my local W-mart with a defuser. About $13. I have used it one time and I could REALLY tell the difference in root volume.

    I have 3A?? fine & thin hair. Clipping has not worked out so well no matter what I do but the new dryer has made all the difference - even if it has been only one time :icon_smile:.

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