How To: Decide to Air Dry or Diffuse

If you’ve been embracing your natural curls, coils or waves for more than let’s say a week you’ve probably learned that textured hair brings up quite a few questions and a lively debate (or ten 😂) . When it comes to how to dry your tresses, we’ve heard that many in our #TréLuxeTribe are wondering whether they should air dry or diffuse. We’ll share key deets that you need to know when it comes to these two options and how-to videos for each technique. 

To diffuse or not to diffuse, that is the question

Making this decision really depends on your desired #hairgoals as well as how these fit into the bigger picture of your life. After all, we think curls are really, really important here at TréLuxe, but we also realize that you have a few other things going on beyond caring for your hair. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of each method. Keep in mind that for some the best fit might be to use both methods at different times.

Diffusing involves using a clawed attachment on your hair dryer to more evenly distribute heat throughout curls, coils or waves. BTW, if you have not heard we recently launched a Collapsible Hair Diffuser in the cutest color that is an awesome space saver for traveling or just managing life with too many beauty products in the bathroom drawer. 

Check out the top four benefits of diffusing that we see echoed among many curlies, coilies and wavies!

  1. Better Definition: We see many curlies, coilies and wavies who use a blow dryer and diffuser to help maintain the original shape of their textured tresses and add more definition to it. 

  2. Reduced Frizz: Another major benefit of diffusing is less frizz. One experienced curly explained that diffusing sets the curls quickly and does not allow time for frizz to form. 

  3. Less Start to Finish Drying Time: Don’t have all day to wait for your curls to dry? Diffusing does take some up front time and energy, but it can cut the drying process down from hours to minutes.

  4. Increased Volume: For curlies, coilies and wavies who want results with volume, diffusing is the route to go. The Curl Defining Mousse is the styler to grab when you’re looking to pump up the volume! 

We absolutely love that using the NEW diffuser makes these benefits possible! You can watch how to use the diffuser here!

Clearly, there are lots of reasons why the textured hair crew loves to diffuse, but we understand that many opt to go au natural. Here are our top four reasons why you might want to let your tresses air dry instead.

  1. Zero Heat Damage: It’s no secret that heat can damage your hair. While diffusing can deliver wonderful results, this is a main reason some choose to air dry instead. Now if you do experience heat damage the Ultra Moisturizing Deep Conditioner is an excellent option to restore balanced moisture, while adding softness, strength, and flexibility back to your natural curls

  2. Healthier Scalp: Air drying can be gentler on the scalp compared to the heat from a diffuser. Heat can sometimes cause scalp irritation or dryness, while air drying keeps the scalp cool and comfortable.

  3. Saves Hands-on Time and Energy: Curlies, coilies and wavies who don’t have the bandwidth to spend too much energy on their own hair, (where are the curly mamas at?) may enjoy the hands off approach of air drying. A #washday can involve a few as 3 steps. Wash, condition and apply a styler! 

  4. Cost-Effective: Air drying doesn't require any additional equipment, making it a cost-effective option. There's no need to invest in a diffuser or pay for the electricity to run it. Air drying can definitely help save money!

Check out this air dry routine that showcases both the ReFlex Curl Styling Serum and the Hi! Definition Curl Enhancer Styling Gel! The results are so gorgeous! 

We hope the info and inspo that we shared today helps you figure out which option is right for you. Maybe it’s air drying regularly and diffusing for special occasions to mix up your results? What is your fave way to dry your hair? Chime in and let us know in the comments! 

Jul 05, 2024

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