Hair diffusers are your new BFF! Designed to reduce frizz when hair-drying curls, diffuser attachments come in various sizes to complement your favourite hair dryer. Get smooth, frizz-free curls, waves, and bends - without the need for harsh, direct heat - at Hairhouse.
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What is a hair diffuser?
A hair diffuser is a special hair dryer attachment that can be used to reduce problems such as frizz. A hair diffuser attachment does this by basically dispersing air and subsequently leaving the hair’s natural waves intact. This hair styling tool can often be called a hair diffuser dryer because of its specific function.
What does a hair diffuser do for hair?
A hair dryer diffuser will blow air around a section of hair. Instead of pulling the hair down or causing frizz, it actually keeps the natural waves or curls in your hair. So, this hairdressing tool is a brilliant choice for anyone with natural curls or waves who wants to combat frizz. Use in conjunction with your favourite anti-frizz product for the best results!
How does a hair diffuser work?
As explained a little earlier, a hair diffuser works by circulating air around each section of hair. That being said, sectioning is often not required with this hair tool, as it is brilliant at keeping natural waves and curls in place once the hair is washed.
The effectiveness of this hair styler depends on its overall design. While most have a universal design that does not differ from other brands, diffusers from specialised brands such as Parlux and Muk can look quite different from one another. Some designs are better for mild wavy hair, while others are more effective for thick, coarse, and tight curls.
Finding the best hair diffuser in Australia is often a case of matching up the attachment with your specific hair type. Of course, you also need to consider the compatibility with certain hair dryers. This information can be found in the product description.
How do you properly use a hair diffuser?
First, you will need an appropriate hair dryer and a hair dryer attachment or adapter. You can often get a universal hair diffuser attachment as well, which works on most common brands of hair dryer. However, some blow dryer brands have their own unique attachments, so if you have a well-known branded hair dryer, make sure to check if there are dedicated attachments for it before buying a universal one.
Once you have added the diffuser to your hair dryer, place the hair tool near the roots of your hair with the dryer on. Leave it there long enough so the roots are dry. To dry hair at the roots properly, always use circular motions with this hair styling tool.
When the roots are dry, you can work your way down the length of your hair. Once again, use the circular motions to get the most from the hair styler and its ability to maintain natural waves. Applying a heat protectant spray is also advised since the wavy or curly hair diffuser can release warm temperatures on the hair due to the blow dryer.
To get shiny, voluminous waves, use the right hair products. By using hair serum, hair primer, or texturiser before blow-drying, the effect will be much better. Of course, you should also use some haircare products after using your diffuser. Use some special pomade or a nourishing hairspray to reduce the chance of heat damage and hold your look in place for the rest of the day.
Is a hair diffuser just for curly hair?
A hair diffuser is often associated with curly hair and for a good reason. It is designed to disperse the airflow from a hairdryer to let curls dry naturally without causing frizz or disrupting their natural shape. The result? Defined, bouncy curls without the unwanted frizz.
This hair styling tool is not just for those with curly hair. If you have wavy or slightly textured hair, it can help add volume and define waves for a more enhanced and structured look. Even with straight hair, this hair styler can add volume to the roots or achieve a more tousled, natural look.
What should I look for in a hair diffuser?
Choosing the right hair diffuser is important for achieving salon-quality results at home. First, ensure the hair styling tool is compatible with your hair dryer model, as not all are universal.
The material is another factor. Diffusers made of heat-resistant materials ensure durability and safety during use. The design should also be considered. Those with longer hair might benefit from a hair styling tool with a deeper bowl for an even heat distribution across the hair.
Some come equipped with adjustable vents for controlling the airflow. While diffuser hair dryers enhance curls and reduce frizz, make sure you consider your specific hair goals when choosing one.
Lastly, look for a lightweight and ergonomic design for a comfortable styling experience. This is especially important if you will be using your dryer attachment for extended periods.
How do I protect my hair when using a diffuser?
Diffusers are a great way to maintain the structure of your curls and waves, whether you have fine hair or thick hair. You can enhance the results by practicing a proper hair care routine suited to your hair type.
Keratin treatments can smooth frizzy hair and add a gorgeous gloss to your curls. Have a stylist do one for you, or try an at-home product. Hair treatments loaded with oils will keep curly hair hydrated and prevent breakage. A heat protectant spray will protect against damage caused by hot styling tools, including hair dryers, stylers, professional hair dryers, hair straighteners, and curling irons.
An ionic hair dryer uses negative ions to dry hair quickly and minimise frizz.
Are diffusers better than hair dryers?
While hair dryers dry your hair using hot air controlled by heat settings and speed settings, diffusers are an attachment that clicks into the hair dryer to diffuse the airflow for defined curls and prevent your hair from going frizzy.
If you have curly or wavy hair, the best thing you can do is to use both! All you need to do is replace the concentrator with the diffuser for fast drying and softer, bouncier curls.
Shop our best hair diffusers at Hairhouse to match your favourite hair dryers or add them to your wishlist today, including the ghd Helios Nozzle Diffuser. We also have tons of other popular styling tools, including travel hair dryers, tourmaline-ceramic heated brushes, hair curlers, the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, Muk Blow 3900lr Hair Dryer in rose gold for fabulous blowouts, Dyson Airwrap, ghd hair straighteners, and much more.
Buying your hair diffuser at Hairhouse
Hairhouse stocks an amazing range of hair diffusers. This includes specialist ionic hair diffusers from brands such as Halo, Muk, and Parlux. Naturally, these are compatible with hair dryers from the respective brand.
To get the most from your curls and waves, you can also count on Hairhouse for nourishing haircare products. These products include serums and special oils that can be applied before drying your hair with the diffuser. The range also includes hairsprays, pomades, and hair wax to keep a strong hold on the hair after it has been styled.
There are so many benefits to hair diffusers. While one of them is maintaining natural curls and waves without all the frizz, there is an additional benefit as well. Since they circulate air around the hair section, they actually reduce drying time dramatically. If you like to minimise the use of heat tools as much as possible by reducing operating time, then this hair tool is perfect for that.
Discover the full range of hair diffusers from premium brands at Hairhouse online or in-store today. With one of these hair styling tools, you can enjoy a naturally curly and wave hairstyle without having all frizzy hair to accompany it. And the best thing of all? These hair dryer attachments are remarkably affordable and can save you loads on haircare treatments in the long run! We also offer free delivery for orders over $50 in Australia. So, there is absolutely no reason why you would not use a hair diffuser in your regular hair routine!