A well-styled head of curly hair can be very eye catching. It can also be very difficult to achieve if the wrong hair dryer is used. Typical hair dryers work well for most kinds of hair, but the aggressive forced air it produces can be damaging to curls. In addition to its rapid air flow, the high heat can also effect wavy locks as well. The best style dryer to use is a regular dryer with a diffuser attachment.
Slow and steady always wins the curly hair-drying race. By using a diffuser at the end of your dryer, you eliminate the constant blast of air you get from regular hair dryers. When placed on the end of a conventional dryer it breaks up or diffuses the strong flow of air, but utilizes heat enabling them to applied in an indirect way.
There are a few different ways stylists recommend drying your hair with a diffuser. One method is to focus on the roots first. By placing the diffuser close to the scalp with the dyer on low, and at a 90 degree angle, you can lift the hair at the roots with your fingers while drying. Drying the roots first and giving them that lift will create more volume. Another way to get more volume and controlled curls is to flip your head upside down and dry your hair that way. But the key with any method you use is to keep the heat low.