“Many people ask ‘Why is the concentrator important? Can’t I just use my dryer without one?’ Concentrator nozzles help to direct and focus the air for optimum results when straightening hair and creating sleek, shiny blow outs. It also makes your drying speed much faster too!
I use my wider nozzle initially to take the wetness out of the hair and to lift the roots to encourage more volume. I use a comb or vent brush to push the roots in the opposite direction to how they fall and direct the air in with the nozzle so that the roots of the hair start to dry this way.
I switch to the narrow nozzle when I am using a round brush to smooth hair and create volume. I will work on a section and then pin the curl set it or pop the hair on a roller after so that the shape hold when the hair has cooled down. The narrow nozzle is also the best for straightening hair with texture whether it is curly or frizzy. You’ll get the most focused air flow so that your arms don’t have to do all of the work. The concentrators on the Cura and Cura LUXE are also designed in such a way that they don’t expand with the heat and keep falling off. This is a common issue with other brands.
The concentrators are also useful for easing out curls that are too tight. Just direct the air down a section of hair that you’re holding and it will knock some of the tightness out without making the hair totally straight.”