Why You Need a Pillow Diffuser for Your Blow Dryer
We’ve never seen a diffuser like this before, but it may be all the rage soon enough. Backstage at NYFW’s fall shows, Fashionista writer Cheryl Wischhover noticed these balloon-like poufs on the ends of all the stylists’ hair dryers. It’s the Japanese Y.S. Park Ion Diffuser, and it turns your blow dryer into a whole new tool. And we found out just what makes it so awesome.
1. It Blocks the Air: You may be asking, “Then what’s the point?” Hot air can cause curly hair to frizz. Beyond that, it dries out all hair types. This diffuser is capped with a titanium and silver mesh screen which blocks the air but still emits the heat.
2. It Amps the Shine: When you’re using a blow dryer to smooth your hair, the fact of the matter is, it’s not really the air that’s taming your locks anyway. It’s the heat. Heat loosens materials like wax to make them more pliable and relaxed, and it does the same for your hair. By blocking the air and bringing the heat, this diffuser is giving you the best thing that could ever come out of your blow dryer.
3. It’s Convenient: With the bungee cord base, the diffuser fits easily on any dryer for simple styling. Also, it’s collapsible, so it’s easy to take with you in any overnight bag. No more sacrificing style for bag space on your travels.
You can be just like the NYFW stylists for prices ranging from $28-$60 on the Y.S. Park Ion Diffuser.
Have you tried this diffuser before? Let us know how you liked it in the comments!
(product images via Dowa International)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!