Creating Style By Using A Hair Diffuser On Straight Hair
If you don’t already know what a diffuser is, it is a hair dryer attachment that goes on the nozzle of your dryer. Many of the models that are now being sold come with them, but there are still those that don’t. The other thing to take into consideration is that there are several different types of diffusers and it basically boils down to personal preference. If your blow dryer did not come with a diffuser, it is important to make sure that the shape of the nozzle of your dryer is one that will accommodate those that are being sold as a universal fit. Typically the universal fit type is one that will fit the basic round nozzle dryer that does not change shape or size in the nozzle area for at least the first three or so inches of the nozzle. If your dryer is the type that does not have the round circumference on the nozzle, you may want to check with the manufacturer of your dryer to see if they sell diffusers specifically designed for your dryer as an add-on attachment. Or, there is this handy item called a Hot Sock Diffuser that fits on the end of any dryer and usually costs about $5.00. It is great for traveling also because it is lightweight and takes up no space at all. However, since it does not have fingers, the uses are restricted if you have straight hair and are trying to create a style other than straight.
So why would you want to use a diffuser on straight hair? For one, it can create extra volume. This is done by moving the section of hair upward with the hair diffuser while you are drying it. If you want to create some wave or other pattern to your hair, you would simply rotate the diffuser in a circle around the various sections of your head while drying. These are best achieved by using a diffuser that has the fingers. And, most of us just thought a diffuser with fingers was only for those who have curly hair. It is important to note that you don’t want to have your dryer setting on the highest heat because with the close proximity of the dryer to your hair you do not want to risk burning your scalp.
One additional tidbit of information regarding using diffusers is that you can still use a diffuser even if it doesn’t fit the nozzle of your dryer. If you don’t mind using two hands, hold the diffuser with one hand and place it on the scalp using whichever motion as described above to create the style, while holding the dryer with the other hand as close as you can get it to the opening of the diffuser. Too often we don’t maximize the use of hair styling tools that we already have on hand, and in this day and age, being as thrifty as possible and dealing with a few minor inconveniences never hurt anyone.