4. Apply product using praying hands technique
The best tip for diffusing curly hair is knowing how to apply your styling products. Your curly hair routine should use the praying hand technique; where styling product is applied across the palms of hands and then applied to the hair between both hands in a praying motion.
The praying hands technique is a method we recommend for beginners because it teaches you to distribute your styling products evenly and reduces frizz. The biggest mistakes beginners make are clumping products on the ends of hair or applying too much product to roots.
While your hair is wet and you have sufficiently applied your styling product with praying hands – it’s time to scrunch. You want to gently scrunch the hair in an upwards direction from the ends all the way to the roots. If you’re wondering how to curl hair with a hair dryer, it starts with scrunching! Scrunching is the best way to get defined curls on curly/wavy hair.
6. Medium heat and low speed setting
A top tip for diffusing curly hair is to only dry hair on a medium heat setting with low speed. If you have fine hair, we recommend a low heat setting to match your hair type. The reason why we recommend using medium heat and a low-speed setting is that it reduces frizz and damage to strands.
7. Hold 10cm away from hair
So, how should you start to diffuse curly hair? The first step to your curly hair routine should be to hold your diffuser about 10cm away from hair and in slow circular motions start to heat around your head. The diffuser ‘spikes’ shouldn’t be touching your hair at this point. Holding your diffuser 10cm away and focusing on your crown, you will start drying your roots first because your roots will dry faster than your ends. You can dry under your roots by flipping your hair over and drying it upside down.
8. Leave ends till last
Once your roots are about 70% dry you can move on to your ends. By drying your ends last, you are taking care of your curly hair. Usually, the ends of hair dry more quickly than our roots. By leaving your ends last you will dramatically reduce the amount of frizz that your curls have.
9. Slowly dry ends
Have you heard that slow and steady wins the race? Well, the same can be applied to your curly hair routine. The number 1 top tip for diffusing curly hair is to slowly put curls within the diffuser head and hold at roots – then repeat. This slow motion of putting sections of curls within the diffuser head and holding reduces frizz while drying your ends effectively. Once hair is about 80% dry you can leave it to air dry.
10. Fluff or scrunch out the crunch
Once you have waited and your hair is 100% dry – it’s time to fluff or scrunch out the crunch! Scrunch out the crunch is when you have used a gel that has left a cast. By fluffing your hair with your fingertips, you will add volume and create bounce. Hello, gorgeous curls!
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