Do you own the Conair Infiniti Pro Blow Dryer and want to make the Xtava Black Orchid Diffuser work with it? Well look no further! I’ll let you know exactly how I got mine to work. And no, it isn’t just “taking out the inner ring.” There’s a little teeny more to it, but it was still completely worth it to me not to have to buy a new blow dryer. This may work for other blowdryers as well too, but this is the one I have experience work. First of all, so we are clear, this is the exact diffuser and blow dryer styles I’m discussing.
Here is a little known fact: I avoided diffusing for over a whole year following the “curly girl method.” Every time I washed my hair, I’d let it air dry (another post coming on that and how I always showered at night). There are a lot of types of diffusers available, and two of the most popular (aside from the one that came with your blowdrier) are the hand-shaped kinds, and the large bowl ones. I’m on a budget and was bound and determined to find a diffuser that would work within that. The Devafuser is $50, so for me that was a no. That and the reviews were pretty mixed. The other alternative was the large bowl diffusers. A cult favorite is the Xtava Black Orchid. I went for it because it was $15. The only issue? It didn’t fit my hairdryer. The good news? I figured out how to make it work, and I’m going to share with you!
What Hairdryer Do I have?
The Conair Infiniti Pro. I believe I bought this seven years ago at Costco, and the last time I checked they still carry it! It may have a diffuser attachment, but somewhere in the past seven years I lost it. Prior to eliminating heat styling, I would only blow dry my hair out of absolute necessity.
Note: You don’t HAVE to diffuse.
There are many wavies who will insist that you must diffuse, but I’m here to say that it isn’t true. I do get a bit more volume at the roots, but I found my time to be more valuable that diffusing and root clipping. That’s coming from someone who only diffuses for about 5 minutes total!
People (Incorrectly) Told me that the Black Orchid Diffuser would fit my hairdryer
There are TONS of questions and answers related to this diffuser and “will it fit my blowdryer?” The problem is that there were a lot of conflicting answers. I had two people directly tell me that yes it would work if I removed the inner ring (more on that later), but even that didn’t fix it. The good news is? It’s still really easy to fix and it kept me from buying a new blowdryer just for this awesome diffuser. And yes, it IS an awesome diffuser. It’s also massive.
Okay, Let’s Make it Work! You Need Two Thick Rubber Bands.
Step 1: Pop out the “inner ring” of the diffuser. I know that sounds scary,(it made me nervous!) but I promise it really just “pops” out. You don’t feel like you are breaking anything. I don’t have a picture to show because I threw this part away before I realized how helpful making this post could be.
Step 2: Place two thick rubber bands (the kind you would see around produce) around the end of your hair drier.
Step 3: Push the diffuser onto the end of the hairdrier. I find it works best when a small portion of rubber band sticks out.
Step 4: Diffuse as normal!
I typically diffuse holding the diffuser directly to my head, so I have not had an issue with the diffuser coming off in use. I store them separately and recommend you do the same.
I hope this helps your hair dryer work with the Xtava Black Orchid Diffuser! It really is worth the minimal effort.
p.s. If you really think this is too much of a pain, Xtava sells a set of their own hair dryer and the diffuser together. As of writing this post, the set is $36.
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Thank you so much.. This helped me.. I was worried because I just got this Diffuser for the Conair Hair dryer that I owned and did exactly what everyone mentioned which was to remove the ring that’s present inside the Diffuser but it didn’t work. Finally saw your technique and now it works! Yay!
Hooray! That’s great to hear 🙂 I hope you love it! I’ve had to change out the rubber band once since writing this, so if it ever gets loose give that a try. Glad it’s working! -Rachel
Best I have ever used is the Karmin.
This just worked for me! Thank you!
It doesn’t even fit conair infinity pro anymore…too small. They either changed the dryer or a diffuser. 🙁
Oh noooo! Thanks for sharing this!
I saw this article while waiting for my Black Orchid to be delivered. I used your hack, but then discovered I didn’t need to use rubber bands. If you remove the inner ring of the diffuser and put that on the end of the dryer (with a little finagling), then attach the diffuser, there’s no need for rubber bands. I got my Infiniti Pro last Christmas, so not sure if my model is different from yours. But thank you for the hack anyway…?
Ohhh that’s great to hear! I did also remove the inner ring and still needed them, but mine is pretty ancient (like 10+ years old!). Glad you got it to work and enjoy the Black Orchid! 🙂 -Rachel