After completing the wash cycle and adding your favorite styler, part hair in the direction that you’d like it to dry. Some might argue that you should start diffusing right away but letting the hair air dry about 40-50% before diffusing helps cut down on blow drying time.
Tilt head to one side and place large sections over the diffuser attachment. Dry on low or medium heat and air settings and cup up towards the scalp. Hold the position up for 10-20 seconds, then move onto a new section. Repeat this process on one side then tilt head to the other side and continue. Diffuse until the hair is 80% dry and air dry for the remaining time.
How to Get Volume With a Diffuser
Additionally, certain styling products, tools and techniques can help maximize volume when using a diffuser. A mousse is designed to add volume on its own so with the use of a diffuser, it will create even more volume. Duckbill clips placed at the root prior to drying can also add lift in the areas that normally lay flat. Drying the hair while it’s flipped upside down is the easiest way to create major volume.
Avoid using your hands while diffusing
Don’t use high heat and high air settings
Don’t dry the hair 100% with a diffuser
Avoid fluffing any other areas outside of the root