These Are the Best Diffusers For Frizz-Free Curls
Not all diffusers are created equal, and it's important to pick one that's best for your unique needs (and fits your blow dryer). Whatever your hair dilemma…
BaBylissPRO Italian Series Slide-On Diffuser
"The BaBylissPro is one of my favorite diffusers because it’s super strong, super hot, and won't damage your hair," says Stephanie Angelone, lead stylist at RPZL, a blowout and extension salon in New York City. "Use a great curl cream (I like DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel), put it in your hair wet, and diffuse on high heat."
Hot Sock Diffuser
"Great for people with heat damage or transitioning curls, this one is more gentle on the coils with no direct heat," says Johnson. And, bonus: You can set a blowout with cool air, using this diffuser.
Dyson Supersonic Diffuser
Jon Reyman, founder of Spoke & Weal, says, “Perfect diffusing is a combination of focused heat and controlled airflow. Dyson has taken this to the next level with their design. Their tool allows you to create strong defined curls without the heat damage.”
The Curly Co. Collapsible Hair Diffuser
Stylist Jaila Johnson of Butterfly Studio Salon in New York City recommends this travel-friendly diffuser: "It's silicone, collapsible, adjustable, and unlike other more bulky diffusers, it's simple to travel with!"
FHI Heat Diffuser Attachment
Darrius Peace, master hairstylist and natural hair expert with Hayah Beauty loves the attachment "because it can be used on any length or texture of curly hair."
xtava Black Orchid Large Hair Diffuser
"I love the large design of this diffuser, especially if you have long hair and heavy, thick curls," says celebrity hairstylist and founder of Hair Addict Salon, Michelle Cleveland. "The fingers within this diffuser feature drying vents, so you get simultaneous air flow at both the root and tips, which speeds up the process—and who doesn't love that?"
BIO IONIC Diffuser
"Featuring longer fingers, this diffuser has vents that will speed drying at both the root and tips while lifting your curls," says Cleveland. "I also love the soft rubber grips on the inside that help securely keep the diffuser attached to your blow dryer."
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Universal Finger Diffuser
“This diffuser fits on any blowdryer—which is key when picking the best one for you—and the large dome helps to evenly distribute heat so you'll minimize damage," says hairstylist Aaron David of Chicago salon Boss Hair Group. "It's a classic design and uses far-infrared heat to dry your hair quickly and professionally, while reducing frizz and lifting hair for an increase in curls and volume.”