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Hairdryer Attachments – An Easy Guide on How and When to Use Each

We’ll admit, hair dryer attachments can confuse even the most advanced Mane Addicts on first glance.

Once you get the hang of them thought, hairdryer attachments are an absolute godsend. We love a good old fashioned, flip-your-hair-upside-down, 10-minutes-and-out-the-door blow dry as much as the next person. But quick and dirty styling definitely has its downsides. Uneven texture, knots, dullness, and damage to name a few.

So come on, dig those weird-looking nozzles out of your bathroom cabinet. It’s time for hairdryer 101.

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Concentrators

T3 Cura Professional Digital Ionic Hair Dryer: $245

Almost every hairdryer comes with a concentrator – or, in the case of the cult-favorite T3 Cura Professional dryer, 2 concentrators. These funnel-shaped pieces comes in an array of shapes and sizes. They primarily function by concentrating airflow, giving you increased shine allover and more control over your blowout.

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Diffusers

Drybar The Bouncer Diffuser: $34

This one is for the wavy-and-curly-haired Mane Addicts. Diffusers, like Drybar’s beloved The Bouncer attachment,  reduce the intensity of a dryer’s airstream, which eliminates frizz. The pronged device lifts the hair as it dries, preserves natural hair texture for voluminous, well-formed curls.

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Picks

Conair Curl Collective Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer: $49

Like a classic hair pick, these similarly-shaped attachments are designed to add volume asap. Some dryers, like the Conair Curl Collective Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer, come with a pick attachment. Others, like the Dyson Airwrap, offer a separate attachment for purchase.

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Stylers

Dyson Airwrap Styler: $550

Now some hairdryers move beyond the classic attachments and into the realm of multipurpose styling. The Dyson Airwrap, for example, has more attachments than we can count. Including numerous bristled stylers. Handled like your typical roller brush, these attachments provide shine and flexibility while drying.

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