Best Diffuser for Curly Hair in 2018 – Top 5 Products Revealed

Gone are the days in which silky straight locks and sleek soft maine rule the runways and frequent the billboards. Because as of the present, curly hair and beachy waves are finally in. Unfortunately, curly locks can be a bit hard to maintain but as the old adage goes, nothing really good and worth having comes easy. And we all can start with the essential: blowdrying and styling your curly hair. Fortunately for all of us, there’s the diffuser, ready to save the day and dry your hair evenly. Read on for my best diffuser for curly hair for the year of 2017.

Best Diffuser for Curly Hair in 2017

The main feature I really loved about this one is it that it utilizes and uses infrared technology.This is mostly beneficial to whenever I am rushing off to work on the days that I wake up late, for example.

This is because infrared technology allows for a quick drying process. Moreover, it also lessens the possibility of having your hair damaged. It also comes with a really deep bowl that lets you diffuse a lot of air.

This also comes as a universal attachment meaning it can fit most dryer models.

  • Uses infrared technology which speeds up drying process
  • Uses natural ions to lock in moisture of your hair
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 5.2 x 6.3 inches, 16 oz


  • Uses the infrared technology which allows for quick drying
  • Uses ions to seal the moisture and keep hair away from frizz
  • Universal
  • Has a deep-bowl


  • It may pop right off when attached to certain dryers

You know those days wherein you just want to look like the hottest babe to ever walk this Earth?

Yeah, the xtava Black Orchid diffuser will help you with that because the main feature I really loved about this is that it comes with a 360 degree airflow that lets you maximize volume of your curly locks.

It also did not leave my hair frizzy, upon using it. It also has a large deep bowl that allows for quicker drying process.

Moreover, this model comes with extra long fingers allowing you to lift your hair and give it some more culs and volume.

  • Dimensions: 6.8 x 6.5 x 5.4 inches ; 12.8 oz
  • Comes with an extra large bowl that accommodate for faster drying
  • Features a 360 degree airflow that evenly dries your hair


  • 360 degree airflow
  • Does not leave hair frizzy
  • Equipped with an extra large bowl
  • Comes with extra long fingers


  • Too big and is therefore not portable

The BIO IONIC is on of my favorite models for a number of reasons. First, it is equipped with 12 air outlets which allows me to have a quicker process of drying my hair.

It also uses infrared technology that helps me in speeding up the process, as well. Moreover, this model also utilizes the ion technology leaves my hair with a long lasting shine.

It is also lightweight which makes it a bit easier for me to take it anywhere. It also features natural volcanic mineral that hydrates and protects my hair.

  • Equipped with 12 air outlets
  • Moisturizes hair while also protecting your hair from damage
  • Heat resistant
  • Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 5.8 inches


  • Equipped with 12 air outlets
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Heat resistant
  • Uses the ionic technology
  • Uses infrared energy for faster drying process
  • Hydrates and protects hair


  • Does not fit some dryers

The Hot Sock Diffuser is pretty easy to use. Just slip it over the nozzle of your dryer and you’re good to go. It is perfect for anyone with curly hair, whether it is permed, natural or just wavy locks.

Moreover, it can also stretch out to a length of 4 inches from the ends of your dryer. Another thing I liked about this one is that I am able to use it with quick drying rollers.

Lastly, I also liked that it is lightweight and compact and is therefore, portable.

  • Dimensions: 2 x 6 x 1 inches ; 0.2 oz
  • Comes with a compact and lightweight design
  • Compatible with quick drying rollers
  • Ideal for any curly hair types


  • Has a lightweight design and portable structure
  • Very easy to use
  • Can be used with quick drying rollers
  • Ideal for all type of curly hair


  • Minimizes curls in some instances

One thing I absolutely liked about this model is that it comes with adjustable airflows. I can adjust it by just twisting the face parts.

Moreover, it also equipped with holes that go all the way towards the ends of the diffuser’s fingers which allows me to focus on drying the part of my hair below and not over drying the part of my hair above by laying off most of the airflow excepts the fingers.

This also diffuses air without leaving frizz.

  • Softly diffuses hair evenly onto your locks
  • Designed for curly and wavy hair
  • Reduces frizz while still adding some lift


  • Adjustable airflows
  • Equipped with holes that go all the way to the ends
  • Does not leave frizz
  • Adds volume with little to no effort


  • Does not fit some dryers

What to Look for When Choosing the Best Diffuser for Curly Hair

Diffusers are sent by the Gods of well-groomed hair. They are designed to speed up the process of blow drying your hair. And while it makes the blow drying process easier and faster, it still does not compromise on quality giving you a professional finish still. Diffuser works by diffusing mild heat to smoothen, style and tame your hair. Below is my tips on what to look for, how to choose the right one for you, and how to use one.

  • Versatility
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As an attachment, it is essential that diffusers can fit most hair dryers. Most diffusers come as a universal attachment meaning they can fit the typical hair dryer.

  • Lifting fingers

When buying diffuser attachment, check the fingers and make sure they stick down from the bottom of your diffuser attachment to be able to lift the roots of your hair and bless your locks with some glamorous volume.

  • Ionic technology

This is especially important for those who look forward to having hair that shines like a sparkling wine. Some diffusers utilizes this particular type technology by using negative ions to soften your tresses and leave them with long lasting shine.

  • Capability to collapse
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When I say collapse, I am pertaining to its ability to be taken apart and be transported to anywhere. This is especially essential for the globetrotting and jet setting beauty geeks. Your diffuser portability will depend on its capacity to be collapsed into small parts and be slid inside luggages or bags.

  • Heat level

This, above all, is an important factor to consider as this largely depends on the type of your hair you have. Do you have thin curly locks or a thick curly mane? For the beauty girls out there with thin locks, your best bet will be diffuser that comes with only a low level of heat as your hair is easily prone to damage. Unlike those with hair mane that can withstand a higher level of heat.

How to Use a Hair Diffuser

Now that you have taken all the factors mentioned above into consideration and have decide on what to buy, it is high time that you finally try it. Below is a detailed step by step guide on how to achieve your desired locks with the use of your hair diffuser.

  • Step 1
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Before moving onto styling your hair, you first have to make sure it is clean enough. Start by washing your hair with a trusty conditioner and rinsing it with water. For maximum comfort, you can do this while taking a relaxing warm bath.

  • Step 2

After rinsing your hair with water and before jumping into the diffusing process, you have to towel dry your locks first. Remember not to twist and rub, especially not too hard as wet hair can be easily vulnerable to damage. Instead, using your towel squeeze out the water from certain parts of your hair, one by one.

  • Step 3

Next, you have to separate your hair into different segments and sections by clipping them. This is in order for you to be able to dry out your hair evenly and thoroughly as segmenting your hair allows you to really focus on it.

  • Step 4
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Attach your diffuser to your hair dryer and let us jump right ahead into the process. Start by setting your diffuser into the medium level of heat then lean your head to the side and get a small part of the ends of your hair sing the cup of the diffuser. Avoid using your fingers at all costs as this can ruin the curls of your hair and worst, add frizz.

  • Step 5

For a bombshell volume, try positioning your head upside down. Then use the fingers of your diffuser to massage your hair right from the scalp down to the tips. Go at it by segmenting your hair and diffusing the sections, on by one. Lastly, massage your hair in small circles.

  • Step 6

Once you are done, there are still a few steps you can do and execute to make sure you are left with the highly desirable locks you are looking for. If you want to have some more curls, you can remain diffusing towards the top of your hair or your scalp. This is so that you will able to lock in some more shape.

You can also add some additional products like a hair setting spray afterwards or some hair products that provide your hair with extra shine. Feel free to do whatever.


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And the clear winner for this review roundup is the BIO IONIC Universal Diffuser. I loved that I can use this whenever I’m on the rush. It is equipped with 12 airflows and utilizes the infrared technology which allows for faster drying process. It also uses the ion technology which uses negative ions to add some extra shine to your hair.

Moreover, it has a lightweight design and small structure which allows me to take it whenever. It also features volcanic mineral that hydrates and protects hair. Lastly, it is also heat resistant and is compatible with all Bio Ionic dryers.

So there you have it, guys! I hope this article really helped you on your journey to finding the best diffuser for your curly hair! If you have any more questions, suggestions or just recommendations, do not hesitate to leave them down below! 🙂

Amanda Landers

Hi, I am Amanda. I live in New York City. I’m a passionate beauty aficionado and I have a burning desire for makeup and skincare products. I would like to serve up great beauty tips and awesome pictures to share the common interest with all beauty lovers.

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