The right dryer: Don’t distort curls with too much power―1,400 watts is enough, says Ouidad, a salon owner in New York City and Santa Monica. Curls don’t call for a high temperature, either. Stick with the low and medium settings for temperature and air.
Diffuser: This is the crucial component for creating soft, fuzz-free curls. Look for a design that’s concave in the middle (not flat). This allows curls to rest inside and take a natural shape.