We’ve seen a lot of diffusing techniques before, but we wanted to know more about this one, so we reached out to stylist and author of All Hair Is Good Hair, Annagjid “Kee” Taylor, for her take.
“The traditional use of a diffuser requires you to push it all the way into the hair and work it around section by section in order to aerate all the strands. But by putting the hair in a netted cap, it actually takes out a ton of work,” she tells Allure, explaining that the net helps lift your strands away from the scalp so you’re hitting them more evenly with the dryer. “This technique allows you to dry the hair and really define your curls without all the traditional work of using a diffuser pushing up into the hair so much. It’s a faster way of doing the same thing without requiring you to do a full arm workout in the process.”
Stylist and Olaplex ambassador Tracey Cunningham agrees. “Most people like to scrunch their hair when they diffuse it. When Jonathan uses a fishnet cap on his hair, it actually is doing the same thing as if he was scrunching the hair,” she tells Allure. “The fishnet cap is holding the hair in place which allows it to set. Depending on your hair type and texture, when you do this, it creates a soft curl or loose wave.”
Van Ness is clearly onto something because, in the next clip, he shared how gorgeous his 2A/2B curls look after they’ve been dried in this clever way. “Volumizing for curly hair,” he wrote over the video.
You don’t have to wait for JVN’s new products before you try out his technique — you can get a pack of six fishnet hair caps on Amazon for just $6. But the sooner he launches his products, the better, because they are clearly working for him.
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