A very common question is “what is the best hair dryer for curly hair?”
The answer to that is simple, the air.
The Best Hair Dryer for Curly Hair is: The Air
Curly hair tends to be dehydrated, so using a hair dryer just makes the situation worse. A blow dryer actually makes water under the cuticles boil causing your hair to break and create unwanted split ends.
The best way to dry your hair without damage or causing frizz is to wrap your hair in a microfiber towel for 10 – 15 minutes and then allow it to air dry. If you’re someone who is always on the go and just need a quick way to dry your hair then I recommend you allow your hair to air dry partially before using a blow dryer.
Always be sure to use a good heat protectant such as It’s a 10 Miracle Leave‑In Conditioner and try to avoid using high heat settings. Also, if you must use a blow dryer, be sure to get a diffuser attachment to spread out the heat and reduce damage.
If you aren’t in a time-crunch, avoid the heat to save your curls. There are several methods to try before reaching for the worst tool for your hair. You could shower the night before and put your hair in a pineapple (flip your head upside down and put hair up with a scrunchie in a loose ponytail on the top of your head), wrap, or a loose braid to have nice curls in the morning. Just a quick spritz of water, a nice curl cream like Paul Mitchell Twirl Around Crunch-Free Curl Definer, and you’ll be good to start your day.
If you’re not a fan of showering the night before, you can try leaving the microfiber towel on for a longer period of time. A half hour would be long enough to absorb most moisture and get the process moving quicker.
Another option is to skip the shower and simply put your hair in a cute messy up-do. If you can, it would be a good idea to avoid the hair drying process altogether.
If you’re someone who uses a blow dryer often, it could lead to major damage and it’s best to avoid that. So the conclusion is, when it comes down to the best hair dryer for curly hair, keep this article in mind.
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Writer: Angela Smith