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Old 04-20-2010, 11:03 PM   #1
 
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Default Drying times

Does hair dry faster in a plop, or out of it (air-drying)? For example, if I leave my hair in a plop for an hour and then air dry, will it take longer or shorter time to dry as opposed to leaving it in for 30 minutes? Does this make sense?
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:12 AM   #2
 
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I've been experimenting with this as well.. It's confusing to no end for me. Lol
Sometimes, I feel like the longer I plop the better, but other times I feel like that just lets my hair sit in a wet t shirt/towel... I need my hair to dry quick! lol

I'll let you know if I end up figuring something out.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:28 AM   #3
 
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Mine dries faster with little to no plopping - if I plop, it's only for about 15 minutes at most. Any longer just impedes drying for me.

I generally do better just to blot out excess wetness (after Super Soaking), partially diffusing, clipping the top, then air drying - clipping lifts it up and helps it dry faster, too.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:46 PM   #4
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Air dry is much faster. Also it dries more slowly if i have buildup too...
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:24 PM   #5
 
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For me, drying time depends a lot on products and dewpoints also. I use plopping more as a way to get the bulk of the wetness out and set my curls. If I plop overnight my hair is still pretty wet in the morning. I know some people have had good results re-plopping with a dry towel once the first is saturated with water.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:55 PM   #6
 
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ive been plopping for a few weeks but i am starting to realize it is actually quicker just airdrying.. so i plop while i get dressed etc so my wet hair is out of the way, i change flour sacks 2 maybe 3 times.. after that i just let it air dry, but it takes sooooooooo long!
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:14 PM   #7
 
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Thanks for all your input guys! I think I'll start reducing my plopping time and see if I can get my drying times down a bit.
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