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How To Use a Diffuser – With British Afro Hairdresser of the Year Rick Roberts

Thinking of using a diffuser on your clients, but don’t know where to start? British Afro Hairdresser of the Year, Rick Roberts, talks you through how to use a diffuser and tips to get the best results.

What is a Diffuser?

A diffuser is used on your hairdryer to help you control the distribution of the airflow. Its can be used on all hair types and textures but works best to define and enhance natural curls. The even airflow helps reduce the risk of frizzy and fluffy curls.

How should I use a Diffuser?

To create beautifully defined curls, Rick recommends using a low or cold heat setting on your dryer. This will help to form long-lasting curls, without frizz. Starting from the roots, you can dry the hair in sections with the help of the diffuser. The Wahl Universal Diffuser provides versatile styling through the adjustable airflow, so you can cater to your client’s individual hair type. For best results, apply the airflow in an upwards motion.

The Wahl Universal Diffuser

Universal Diffuser

Wahl have created a Universal Diffuser with a unique silicone grip which allows it to be attached to most brands of dryer*. Made from a heat resistant material that ensures consistent and even heat distribution when drying for perfect curling results. Designed with contoured hard fingers to help lift and separate the hair whilst drying, defining curls and waves as you style.

“What I love about the Universal Diffuser is that you can control the heat and how it’s distributed throughout the hair. I’ve used many diffusers in my hairdressing career, and I rely on them heavily as a texture expert. This is the best one I have used by far!”

*With the exception of the dryers that have bespoke designs for their attachments. Does not fit the Wahl Style Collection Dryer.


Learn more about the Wahl Universal Diffuser here.