How Deva Curl Transformed My Drying Process

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The decision to transition from a relaxer to a curly hairstyle was one that I struggled with for years. Even once I decided to commit, there were so many obstacles that I almost instantly regretted it. After much research on Pinterest and Instagram stalking curly gurus who seemed to have similar textures and lengths as me, I realized there were a couple of changes I need to implement into my routine ASAP.

Using A Microfiber Towel

One of the first mistakes I realized that I was making during my transition to #TeamNatural was that I was still using regular towels on my hair; my hair was constantly super dry, frizzy, and tangled. Then I discovered microfiber towels. A microfiber is a synthetic fiber that is about 1/5 the diameter of a human hair strand. What I love about these towels is that they absorb water quickly without having to rub the towel against your hair, which can cause breakage and frizz.

I first started off with a cheap turban microfiber wrap (it think it ran me about $3-4) that I found at Tj Maxx. It worked for awhile but I was not in love with the shape and size of the towel. It was really too wet to use for any else after I wrapped my wet head up. I prefer to have something on my shoulders when I do my hair so the wrap wasn’t cutting it.

Enter – the Deva towel. I decided to go ahead and purchase the towel. I would say that it is definitely worth the price. In the summer I probably wash my hair every 2-3 days depending upon what I have going in. I love the size of this towel. I can comfortably wrap it around my hair and it is a nice size to cover your shoulders while styling your hair. It is durable and washes well. I plan to purchase a couple more of these.

Using A Diffuser

I also had no idea what a diffuser was or how use it, so when I did my first “wash n go” I had watery product running all down my face and neck. These two issues made me reconsider if this lifestyle was right for me. Soon after my first few too wet n go’s I decided to look more into how to get my curls to dry quicker. I stumbled upon diffusers.

The first diffuser I purchased was a collapsible one. It is great for traveling and got the job done. I just didn’t like how sometimes it would collapse back in while I was trying to dry my hair. It also took a while to get my hair all the way dry up to my scalp. I really love the Deva Curl hand shaped diffuser. I feel like I can get the hair closest to my scalp drier way faster because the hand shape always you to get in between the curls. The hand shape even mimics the scrunching motion.

Bottom line if you are new to #TeamNatural or a veteran you need to get your hands on a good microfiber towel and diffuser. Here is a great bundle deal.

In the video below I’m using my Deva Towel and my Deva Diffuser to dry my wash n go!

23 thoughts on “How Deva Curl Transformed My Drying Process

    1. Yes I think you will love it. I occasionally use a tee shirt but I really like how the microfiber towels soak up all the water without making the towel feel drenched lol if that makes sense

  1. You know i’ve been natural for seven years and have never tried out a wash and go! I know I need to give it a try. I need to purchase some of those microfiber towels as well!

  2. Wow!! Need to check that microfiber towel. and that hair diffuser looks so interesting. I will definitely check this out.

  3. My hair is very straight and I always wanted to have curls because of it. No hairdo will every stay because my hair is so soft as well. I had no idea what a diffuser was before i read your article but it does sound like a great aid in getting your curly hair under control.

    1. I love my curls but something I do wish I had a bone straight look. When I straighten my hair I get a lot of frizz with the littlest bit of humidity.

  4. Very informative. I had no idea what a diffuser was until now. I love that there are so many products for the natural hair. I love the fact that you added the video the end. That really works.

  5. I use a lot of deva curl products I love the one conditioner. But I want to try the diffuser. I don’t do a lot of wash and go styles, but diffusers help me when my twist outs aren’t dry.

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