When I first started experimenting with my natural hair texture, I knew I needed to find myself a good diffuser. My hair is quite low-porosity, so a lot of it takes ages to dry. Then I noticed when I did let it air-dry, it would feel more brittle and frizz quickly compared to when I used heat to set my coils. My hair felt smoother, and my style lasted longer when I used a hair dryer with a diffuser attachment to dry my hair. If you’ve noticed that air-drying often has the same impact on your hair as it did mine and you’re on the hunt for the best hair diffusers, I’ve got you covered.
One thing I've discovered when styling with a diffuser is that air-drying to about 50% (so damp to the touch) and then using a diffuser has given me the best results for twist-out and braid-out styles. If you are applying product to clump curls or have used the "Denman brush method" to define, make sure your curls are damp but not dripping when you reach for your diffuser for the best outcome. To avoid frizz and heat damage, no matter which diffuser you pick, make sure you stick to the lowest heat and power settings. Yes, it will take a little longer to dry, but the outcome will be shinier and healthier hair in the long run.
1. Tresemmé Diffuser Hair Dryer
2. Panasonic EH-NA65 Nanoe Hair Dryer With Diffuser
3. Babyliss 2100w Hydro-Fusion Dryer
4. BaByliss Pro 3 in 1 Universal Diffuser
If you own a BaByliss Pro hair dryer, then you need to pick up this diffuser pronto. It’s compatible with the Mega Turbo, Black Magic Radiance Crimson Edition, Brilliance Cobalt Edition and Diamond Special Edition dryers and has three attachments depending on the finish you desire whether you want lift, volume or smoothing.
5. T3 Fit Diffuser
6. GHD Professional Hair Dryer Diffuser
This diffuser fits the GHD air dryer and the Helios, too. Personally, I think the diffuser and Helios combo is *chef’s kiss* for curls. The dryer’s Aeroprecis technology gives the most powerful airflow, but the diffuser provides even coverage over your curls for quick but non-damaging drying.
7. Salmue Universal Foldable Diffuser
8. Remington Curl & Straight Confidence Hairdryer
9. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Black/Nickel
10. Cloud Nine The Airshot Diffuser