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How to Use a Volumizing Finger Diffuser

by Kimberly Johnson

Hair diffusers are attachments that snap onto the end of a hair dryer and redirect the flow of air. The many holes push air in multiple directions instead of creating a single, powerful blast, which can make curly hair frizzy. Finger diffusers have short spikes at the end and create extra volume when directed at the scalp. If your hair dryer did not come with a diffuser, purchase one at any store that sells hair dryers or styling supplies.

Towel-dry freshly shampooed hair to remove as much of the moisture as possible.

Squeeze 1 to 2 teaspoons of a leave-in conditioner into your hands and gently work it through your damp hair. Comb the hair gently from scalp to tip using a comb.

Spray a volumizing product on the roots of your hair by lifting up the hair from your scalp and applying to the underside.

Separate out a 2- to 3-inch section of hair from one side of your head. Gather all of the remaining hair together and secure it to the top of your head using a hair clip.

Attach the finger diffuser to the hair dryer by snapping it onto the end of the barrel. Some diffusers require that you push and turn them clockwise to attach.

Plug the hair dryer into an electrical outlet and set it to the lowest speed and heat settings.

Place the ends of the loose strand of hair into the base of the finger diffuser. Lift the diffuser up until it is at a 90-degree angle to your scalp. Hold the diffuser in place until the strand of hair is dry.

Unclip the wet hair and remove another 2- to 3-inch strand. Repeat the process to dry it. Continue unclipping and drying hair until it is all dry.

Apply a light spray of hairspray over the hair to hold the style in place.

Items you will need
  • Towel
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Comb
  • Volumizing spray
  • Hair clip
  • Hair dryer
  • Finger diffuser
  • Hairspray

Tip

  • For added volume, turn your head upside down while you use the finger diffuser.