By: Lindsay GrovesPrior to our introduction a few weeks ago, this curly-haired girl had never used a diffuser. Perhaps I’m a little behind on the latest in hair care tools, and call me extra cautious, but there was something about exposing my thick, wavy hair to any kind of intense heat to achieve smooth curls, that scared me. (Let’s not discuss the damage I’ve done straightening these curls. I realize my logic is a bit flawed). It's difficult to perfect curly hair, we know that. The product testing and patience required can be exhausting. Frizz is the enemy. I’ve always applied the recommended products and then trained myself to never touch while it’s air-drying. Thanks to Blonde Salon and Kevin.Murphy this process has changed. I am now a dedicated diffuser-user. Don’t let the name fool you – I’m not a blonde. Located in Toronto, Blonde Salon may specialize in hair care for lighter locks, but their talent and experience benefit every hair type. At their blogger event, while most girls eyed the flat irons, I let the staff convince me to work with my hair's natural texture. With the help of Kevin.Murphy’s Easy.Rider and Motion.Lotion, sections of my hair were placed in this claw-looking tool and the results spoke for themselves. Check out one of the gifts from my swag bag: Keven.Murphy’s Angel Jet Pak (image above). This was perfect for my weekend getaway to Ottawa. (I can’t be the only one who cringes at the sight of hotel shampoos and conditioners? You understand, right?). In this small travel case, Kevin.Murphy not only saved me from the hotel products, but also provided the Born.Again conditioning hair treatment, a body wash and a body lotion. So there it is: I’m a recent diffuser-user -- willing to admit I was wrong. The salon experience never ceases to amaze me.