How to Diffuse Wavy Hair

by SHARLEY VIOLA 5 MINUTE READ
How to Diffuse Wavy Hair

Diffusing your tresses is a popular drying method when you have curly hair. It has several benefits if you can complete the process successfully. However, if done incorrectly, you can quickly end up with a frizz bomb! 

 

3 Ways to Diffuse Wavy Hair

We are going to break down step by step the various diffusing techniques to enable you to diffuse your wavy hair successfully. Depending on your desired outcome, you may use one or two of the following methods.

 

Stretch Diffuse

Stretch diffusing isnt popular for those with wavy hair as this method stretches and elongate’s your tresses as it is drying, resulting in more length once your strands are 100% dry. As type 2 hair is the loosest of the various curl types it does not require stretching.

Pixie Diffusing

Pixie Diffusing encourages volume and a tighter wave pattern. This method is popular with all type 2 waves to create more of a voluminous finish.

Hover Diffusing  

Hover Diffusing involves moving the dryer around your waves without any direct contact. This allows your waves to dry as they are once your styler is applied.

Understanding each method allows you to tailor your diffusing routine. You will likely choose Hover and Pixie diffusing for wavy hair. 

 

Introducing the Curlsmith XXL Difrizzion Dryer

Now that you understand the different wavy hair-diffusing techniques, let's talk about hair dryers. There are hundreds of dryers on the market; however, when you have wavy hair, only one should be on your radar; our Curlsmith XXL Difrizzion Dryer

Wavy hair care was a priority when developing the technology to make our dryer great. The unique features include the following: 

 

Safe Temperature

The dryer's safe temperature prevents heat damage and promotes healthy waves. However, we still recommend using heat protection such as our Miracle Shield.

360 airflow

This unique airflow ensures that the heat wraps around each wave for even drying.

Unique technology 

Our ionising de-ffrizion technology smooths the cuticles, boosts shine, and eliminates dehydration that causes frizz.

Hands-free feature

We understand that diffusing wavy hair can be time-consuming, especially for our low-porosity curl friends. We have created a hands-free feature to relieve those aching arms.

Far infrared heat

This type of heat penetrates your waves to reduce drying time and damage. 

Porcelain ceramic

Ensures even heat distribution meaning that you will not experience any hot spots. Porcelain ceramic is better for curls than Titanium, which can get too hot.

8 Inch diffuser

For those that thought all diffusers were the same, check out the features of what we believe to be the biggest diffuser in the world. The size allows you to dry wavy hair quickly as you have far more coverage. In addition, the deep prongs of the diffuser allow quicker drying of the roots.

Speed & heat settings

Our dryer features 2-speed settings for a controlled drying experience and 3 heat settings, plus a cool shot button to lock your waves in place and add shine.

We usually recommend low speed and low heat when diffusing your wavy hair for the best results. However, as our dryer is so kind to wavy hair, you can increase to a high speed and heat for faster drying whilst still achieving great results. 

 

What comes in the box: 

Your ultimate curl dryer includes: 

  • XXL 8" diffuser for faster yet careful drying
  • Concentratoe nozzle, perfect for drying sections
  • Pic attachment to help dry roots and create volume  

The Ultimate Curly Hair Dryer 

Now that you know all the benefits and features of our new dryer, there’s only one thing left to do. Take our curl quiz to receive personalized recommendations of products to complete your wash day routine, and try out the drying techniques mentioned above to make those waves pop!

 

Sharley Viola
Curlsmith’s Lead Educator

Textured Hair Specialist with a vast amount of experience delivering education both nationally and internationally. A self-confessed product junkie committed to spreading her wealth of knowledge amongst the curly hair community and beyond.

Sharley Viola
Curlsmith’s Lead Educator

Textured Hair Specialist with a vast amount of experience delivering education both nationally and internationally. A self-confessed product junkie committed to spreading her wealth of knowledge amongst the curly hair community and beyond.