I remember when hair diffusers were all the range, being used to create curls and waves in the late 90’s before hair straighteners really took off. I hadn’t used a diffuser for years, believing my perm-look curls were well and truly behind me, until this landed on my doorstep and totally revolutionised my opinion of the gadget. Diffusers can not only be used to create curls, waves and volume, but can also help to reduce frizz and protect hair from heat damage. When added to the end of a hairdryer nozzle, a diffuser helps hot air to circulate and dry the hair gradually by dispensing it over a wider surface area; using a nozzle may help to get super sleek locks, but it’s also damaging the surface of hair by targeting a small area with incredible heat. Diffusers can help alleviate that problem and minimize frizz, as well as creating gentle volume at the root. Until now they’ve been ugly and chunky bits of kit that were shoved at the back of a wardrobe; however, Toni & Guy have launched a universal diffuser that not only fits every hairdryer, but collapses down to ensure it’s travel appropriate and a great space saver.
The rubber texture and flexible end ensure this fits over
every hairdryer imaginable and stays put (unless it’s a travel dryer
where you may have a slight problem.) It expands to almost triple its
size, providing a salon professional tool that can be used to aid pretty
much any style. The spikes help you to grab hair and manoevre it around
the unit, while the vents ensure hot hair is dispensed equally over the
surface of hair. It’s such a simple idea, but until now a decent
diffuser seemed about as unlikely as Marty McFly’s electronic laces. I
know that I’m going to start using this to create volume at the root, as
well as to create delicate waves throughout my hair for a casual boho
look. For such a genius idea you’d expect it to cost a small fortune,
but you can grab one of these for only £14.99 (and from Argos of all
places.) What do you think of this universal diffuser?
The Toni & Guy Universal Diffuser is available from Argos priced £14.99.