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This Bizarre-Looking Hair Dryer Attachment Has Curly-Haired Reviewers Obsessed

Good Housekeeping Logo By By Marielle Marlys of Good Housekeeping | Slide 1 of 11: If you have curly hair, you are well aware that your wet head probably won't dry frizz-free: And the nozzle on your hair dryer could be the reason why. While the standard smoothing nozzle that comes with a hairdryer is a great option for women with naturally straighter hair, for curly haired babe, the direct heat causes frizz, or worse, ruins the shape of your beautiful waves. The time has come to say goodbye to the traditional and hello to a quality hair diffuser, so you can finally achieve the volume and curl definition you have been dreaming of.What is a diffuser?Diffusers are plastic attachments that snap or clip onto the end of your hairdryer. Diffusers help to soften air flow, evenly dispersing it over a larger area of hair. This ensures that the air is not disrupting your wave pattern or causing breakage. There are hundreds of diffusers to choose from, so the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab narrowed down which diffuser is best for different needs and hair textures, so you can seamlessly enhance each curly strand and avoid accidentally turning your curls into limp, fuzzy waves. How to choose the right diffuser for your hairIf you want to dry hair faster, or if your hair has lots of volume, "you will want a cup diffuser with prongs," says Angela Soto, hair stylist and owner of Baja Studio in NYC. "The airflow is a little stronger than most diffusers."If you have really frizzy hair, you may want to use a sock diffuser. The gentle airflow "will not disturb the curls at all," says Soto, but she warns that the super gentle air means hair will take longer to dry.If you have super tight curls, "use a diffuser shaped like a hand," suggests Soto. "The airflow is gentle but the fingers can be inserted straight to the root without disturbing the length of the curls."

If you have curly hair, you are well aware that your wet head probably won't dry frizz-free: And the nozzle on your hair dryer could be the reason why. While the standard smoothing nozzle that comes with a hairdryer is a great option for women with naturally straighter hair, for curly haired babe, the direct heat causes frizz, or worse, ruins the shape of your beautiful waves. The time has come to say goodbye to the traditional and hello to a quality hair diffuser, so you can finally achieve the volume and curl definition you have been dreaming of.

What is a diffuser?

Diffusers are plastic attachments that snap or clip onto the end of your hairdryer. Diffusers help to soften air flow, evenly dispersing it over a larger area of hair. This ensures that the air is not disrupting your wave pattern or causing breakage. There are hundreds of diffusers to choose from, so the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab narrowed down which diffuser is best for different needs and hair textures, so you can seamlessly enhance each curly strand and avoid accidentally turning your curls into limp, fuzzy waves.

How to choose the right diffuser for your hair

  • If you want to dry hair faster, or if your hair has lots of volume, "you will want a cup diffuser with prongs," says Angela Soto, hair stylist and owner of Baja Studio in NYC. "The airflow is a little stronger than most diffusers."
  • If you have really frizzy hair, you may want to use a sock diffuser. The gentle airflow "will not disturb the curls at all," says Soto, but she warns that the super gentle air means hair will take longer to dry.
  • If you have super tight curls, "use a diffuser shaped like a hand," suggests Soto. "The airflow is gentle but the fingers can be inserted straight to the root without disturbing the length of the curls."
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