As a curly-haired girl, you know that a diffuser is an essential tool for keeping your curls looking voluminous and defined without extra heat damage. But there are a lot of options for hair diffuser attachments out there, and it can be hard to decide which one is the best fit. The bottom line is that you want to get a diffuser that fits your dryer, is easy to use, and offers the right kind of air flow to your curls.
A diffuser works by dispersing the hot air from a blow dryer, which makes it more effective to dry curly and wavy hair because it won’t disturb the natural curl pattern. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the ones we like are usually bowl-shaped with prongs all around, which Nika points out “imitates an air-dry effect.”
This diffuser is great for those with shorter hair, including curly pixie cuts or recently chopped coils that don’t have much length to “cup.” It also has short, nubby prongs that work well to lift and define your hair.
Another popular option is a hand diffuser, which offers similar airflow to a bowl-shaped dryer, but has fingers that are designed to dry a wide range of curl types. The best part about this type of hair diffuser is that it’s super easy to use and works with just about any hair dryer — you can even add the attachment to your Dyson Supersonic! diffuser attachments