What is the correct (and most effective) way to use a diffuser? And how can I describe what is does/how it works to my clients?
wow- okay, obviously i wasn't looking for a smart *ss answer but thanks for that. now if any PROFESSIONAL stylists want to give me a legit answer to my question- i'd be more than thankful.
i've noticed that when i diffuse hair, sometimes it gets frizzier than i anticipated. it helps when i have clients with long hair lean back on the chair, as i've noticed other stylists doing in the past. what i'm wondering is- how can i prevent frizziness on shorter hair?
and the reason i want to know the technicality behind using a diffuser is because i like to explain to my clients exactly how using one is more beneficial to curly hair then just using a straight hair dryer. just like i would describe the benefits of professional products, ceramic irons, etc. i'm sorry britboy that you find it difficult to discuss important topics like this with the friends in your chair.
You are drying the hair TOO DRY. Use diffuser only until excessive moisture is removed- then dry naturally.
Don't touch the hair while you are drying it.
If it looks like it is drying out, spray lightly with water, and add a smoothing product to the hair.. wrap the curls around your finger.
I don't think Brit's answer was mean I think it was to the point. I think the question was a bit on the ridiculous side because it's like talking to a child who doesn't want to try to "figure" it out on his own. Try different things. Try different products, you are sure to solve the problem on your own.
My assesment of your problem would be:
too much touching and squeezing the hair while drying- not enough product- drying the hair to dry-
try not to do these things.
oh, i'm sorry. i was under the assumption that this was a bulletin board for stylists to openly discuss topics and tips/suggestions in the field, regardless of how amateur they may sound. i'm sorry my question was too "childish" for these boards. or maybe it's the stylists who respond that can't seem to keep their noses facing down.
Sweetie, firstly...your screen name alone tells us how low your self-esteem is, so there's no need to suggest that we're snobbish here, just get over it.
Secondly...diffusing is the biggest waste of time in the history of mankind, why not just put some product in the hair, perhaps some Crew texture cream mixed with a little pomade, comb it through the hair and put the client under a warm dryer, if necessary with a hairnet (remember those) lightly draped over it to prevent movement.
There's not enough money in the country to make me waaste my day standing there with a diffuser drying hair, besides, how much are you getting paid to stand there? Is it an extra charge or are you including it in the cut price?
Use your head, and your client's to make money, not your back.
With all due respect, please remember once upon a time when you were new to this industry and you were trying to figure it all out. Keep in mind that this board is open to all, regardless of years in this biz or skill level.
I do agree, the longer you are in this biz, the more you have to share especially with things like giving your wrists a break and your back.
Please - and this goes out to all - do not make fun of others questions. If you have a better way to do something that will make their job easier, simply state so. I appreciate it.
Cindy Farr Hester Asst Moderator
Aside from the self-esteem remark(shame on you Britboy), I think Britboy hit the nail on the head. Who wants their hair diffused anymore? Most clients with curly hair want that gorgeous blow out style that would take THEM an hour! But perhaps you have a client or two that happen to love their curly fro's, in which case, I agree with Keifer about using a little more product than usual, and work in sections. <----very important!!!
I would like to add my own suggestion....don't use diffusing hair as a lazy excuse for not styling your client's hair. If your client wants to see curly hair, give them curly hair!
Starting on WET hair, at the nape(don't forget your styling product), take hair down about 2 inches at a time, wrapping locks of hair around your finger, as if your finger was a curling iron barrel, and let fall. Once you have created a full head of beautiful finger curls, spray hair all over with a working spray, followed by a shine spray on the midshaft-ends, then use Britboys warm drier method. I sometimes clip sections of hair up on top of the head for added volume, and 10 minutes later you have a beautiful head of frizz-free curls that, again, would have taken them an hour to do at home. I know it sounds extensive, but time it.....it takes no longer then a blow dry!
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