How to use a diffuser on short hair? In this post, I’m going to talk about using a diffuser on short hair. I’ll tell you what kind you need, how to use one and more importantly, when to diffuse your short hair.
Some hair tools are off limits to short haired ladies. Right? Isn’t that what we’ve always just accepted as fact? Well, it’s not always true.
What is true, is that the way a woman with short hair uses a tool will definitely differ from the way a woman with long hair would use it. That’s the end of the limitations. We can use whatever hair tools and product so happen to work for the particular short style we’re creating.
You may be thinking that a diffuser is only for curly hair. I certainly thought that. I was natural for over 4 years and I used a diffuser ALL THE TIME! When I cut my hair into a pixie and relaxed it, I never thought I’d need my diffuser again.
I was wrong.
Do you want your short hairstyles to last for more than a day or two? Are you maybe, going to a special event, but the weather won’t let you be great? Or perhaps, you want to lock in the shine you were able to achieve once you completed your style.
All of these are situations where a diffuser on short hair is going to be your best friend. A diffuser will lock in your holding product, your curls and your shine.
I’ll explain what type of diffuser works best, where to get your and how to use it on your short styles at home.
WHAT DIFFUSER IS BEST FOR SHORT HAIR?
This is going to be a simple one. Although there are many different diffusers on the market, as long as you get a well-designed one that fits onto the blow dryer you use, you will be good to go. I’ve tried cheap ones and expensive ones and the major difference was in how well it fit onto my blow dryer.
Some are designed ergonomically, so they feel better in your hand. But, I think this would matter more for someone who was going to be holding the diffuser up to their hair for an extended period of time, i.e. naturals with a head full of curls.
Diffusers on short hair are simply disbursing the heat from the blow dryer over a larger area of hair than the blow dryer reaches. It’s pretty straight forward.
Find one you like, that fits your blow dryer, and be done.
WHEN TO USE A DIFFUSER ON SHORT HAIR?
If it’s misting or raining out and you absolutely have to go out and have your hair done, you want to enlist the aid of a handy dandy diffuser. It will lock everything in place and keep you set for much longer.
Keep in mind, a diffuser is not a magic wand. Water directly on your head, will still do what water does, however, a light mist can be beaten into submission with an umbrella, some Sebastian Shaper hair spray and a good ole diffuser.
Other good times to diffuse your short hair would be an outdoor graduation, an outdoor wedding, an outdoor concert…see the pattern here? Ok, good.
Anything that will require you to fear for the life span of your style, can be countered with what a diffuser has to offer.
Set it and diffuse it and be ye not dismayed.
HOW TO USE A DIFFUSER ON SHORT HAIR
3 easy steps can answer this question and get you out the door.
First off, you want to wrap your hair with a heavier foam. I love and swear by Nairobi, however, sometimes I do add in a little bit of Paul Mitchell Foaming Pomade. The foaming pomade adds in a little extra hold. It’s a heavier product and it works well, so long as you don’t over do it. You can watch my video below where I use it on my wrap.
Next, you want to curl your hair using some type of holding product. I prefer Sebastian Shaper. You can read about how to add hold with it in the post below.
Last, but not least, once you’ve curled your hair, attach your diffuser to your blow dryer and have it ready to go. You want to do these next steps in 4 sections. Two sections in the front and two in the back. Take your hairspray and go over one section of hair. Add just a little more than you would if you weren’t concerned about the elements outside. Don’t go CRAZY, but do spray a decent amount.
Then take your diffuser and turn it on. Hover it over the section you just sprayed. You want to get close to your hair. Hold the diffuser about 2 inches from your hair. Hold it there for about 20-30 seconds. If you see a curl out of place, you can manipulate it while you’re diffusing.
Repeat this to each of the 4 sections. If you want, you can add a glosser after and repeat the same steps, using the diffuser on short hair to set in the hold AND the shine.
And there you have it. How to use a diffuser on short hair. This is a great trick. It’s super easy and it works. It seems too good to be true, but it does help your style last longer. And by using a moldable product like the Sebastian Shaper, you will still be able to comb your hair out and wrap it for a good night’s sleep.
I have so many little tricks like this. I’ve learned most of them from trial and errors. Some I’ve learned by mistake and others were a combination of me mixing and matching things I’d seen stylists do, with things I had come up with on my own.
That’s how I learned to wrap short hair like a pro. It took years, but I have a method now that works every single time. My wraps are always perfectly smooth and flat. If you want to learn what I know, sign up below for the FREE webinar on How To Wrap Short Hair Like A Pro or click HERE to learn more. You will get to ask me questions, learn my tips and tricks and you’ll get a free mini ebook that’s personalized to help you overcome your own issues with creating the perfect short hair wrap, every time. Hope to see you there.
Until next time…I’ll holla.