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Old 10-29-2011, 11:51 AM   #21
 
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My hair is quite fine but dense. However, before CG on a warm day it would dry in less than an hour. Now with all the moisture and gels it takes 2-3. I've been using the "yoga mat" method for a few minutes if I want to speed it up. Seems to be the best way to stave off the frizz which I will even get a bit from careful pixie diffusing.
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my hair isn't super thick but it takes absolutely FOREVER to air dry. like hours and hours. I've never actually timed it though.


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Old 10-30-2011, 02:42 PM   #23
 
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with plopping for 15 minutes, it takes for 3 hours
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My hair is quite fine but dense. However, before CG on a warm day it would dry in less than an hour. Now with all the moisture and gels it takes 2-3. I've been using the "yoga mat" method for a few minutes if I want to speed it up. Seems to be the best way to stave off the frizz which I will even get a bit from careful pixie diffusing.
What is the yoga mat method?
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:07 PM   #25
 
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With plopping 15 minutes and diffusing for about 10 minutes, I can SOTC about three hours later, although it tends to still be a little damp at the roots.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:39 PM   #26
 
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My hair is quite fine but dense. However, before CG on a warm day it would dry in less than an hour. Now with all the moisture and gels it takes 2-3. I've been using the "yoga mat" method for a few minutes if I want to speed it up. Seems to be the best way to stave off the frizz which I will even get a bit from careful pixie diffusing.
What is the yoga mat method?
I saw it mentioned in the NEW CG book. You lie on the mat with your hair splayed out and blow dry it that way. I tried it and it works for me because the hair can't blow all over the place so I can dry it without creating frizz. I suppose it doesn't have to be a Yoga mat--you can lie on a towel or whatever-- but if you have one, it's convenient. It looks pretty silly though -- here's a picture! (Another benefit, if you take a photo while lying on your back it takes 10 years off! LOL)
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:32 AM   #27
 
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I try and get as much water out as I can before I plop, and then I plop for anywhere in between 15 - 30 minutes. Even with that, it takes 3 - 5 hours to finish drying.

My hair is also insanely thick though. Pulled back my pony has a diametre of like, 1.5 inches.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:29 AM   #28
 
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my hair takes 7 to 8 hours to airdry or more! so i have to wash my hair at night and let it dry while i sleep. and yes when i wake up it still is damp in the thicker section in the back, underneath. then once i wake up it can be another 2 hours before that thick part in the back is dry. sometimes i use a diffuser to dry the back section partway so it dries at the same time as the rest of the hair... i just hate that there is always some tangle-y frizz when you diffuse, not like the perfect shiny curls i can get if i wait the painstaking 7+ hours for my hair to airdry. that said i definitely don't wash my hair every night... i would spend more time with wet hair than dry hair! that can't be good.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:20 AM   #29
 
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I think my hair takes 5-6 hours to dry. Med-thick, coarse, long, and it has all the other behaviors of high-po hair. I washed it last night, plopped for 20 minutes in microfiber lined with a t-shirt, then diffused for another 5-min or so. Pineappled, slept in a satin cap, and when I got up this morning, it was still damp. Next time I wash it, I think I'll time it.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:01 AM   #30
 
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My hair takes 2-3 hours to air dry. It is just past shoulder length.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:46 PM   #31
 
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My hair is normal porosity, BSL/MBL; my naked hair (zero product, no LI or anything) takes about 2-3 hours to dry if I scrunch out the extra water with a microfiber towel and/or plop. When I style my hair with product, it can take anywhere from 4-6 hours to dry completely.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:01 PM   #32
 
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Huh, guess I'm at the low end of the bell curve on this one!

Mine takes an hour, tops, to fully dry, unless it's heavily product-ed or it's really humid outside. It's fine, thin, and relatively short (chin length), but still.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:01 PM   #33
 
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I always thought it took forever for my hair to dry, but it seems I'm also on the low end of the spectrum. Without product my hair takes about an hour and a half. If I add my minimal moisture and styling products then it takes about 3 hours. If I want to really bump up the volume, I have to add harder hold products and/or layer more products; then it takes anywhere from 3-4 hours depending on whether or not I start it off by diffusing a bit.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:14 PM   #34
 
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I take about:

4 hours with no product
6+ hours with product (I go to sleep with wet hair)
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I stopped counting after 4 hrs. I have med-coarse hair, high density and normal-high porosity. I put my hair in a pony tail shortly after showering, before work. When I take it down at the end of the day my scalp is still damp. My hair lays flat next to my face when i wear it down. By the time it has nice volume, it's the end of the day and time to sleep. I'm going to try showering at night, but then I'll have to deal with bad looking hair. If it's not one issue, it's another.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:45 PM   #36
 
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Wow, I must have really high porosity hair. 1 hr 15 min with product, and my hair is past bra strap length.

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:39 PM   #37
 
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Maybe 2 hours, but I've never really timed it. I prefer to blowdry partially. I don't have a diffuser yet but I'm working on that! It's strange though, because I've been told by stylists that I have a lot of hair and/or thick hair. I know it's not thick to the extreme, but I also know I take after my grandmother and have pretty wiry hair which is not fine or thin. I guess in the past I have always towel-turban dried my hair and now I've been t-shirt scrunch drying my hair, but even still, most days I hit it with a blowdryer afterwards. Maybe tomorrow I will let it fully air dry and time it, just to find out how long it takes to dry.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:48 AM   #38
 
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If I put nothing in it maybe an hour. With product, as much as 2 days! SMH!
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:48 AM   #39
 
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And this is for 2's. I'll see myself out.
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About 2 hours for it to start looking decent but a good 3-4 for it to be finally done drying XD

It's so annoying and makes me want to go out and invest in a good diffuser!!
A diffuser is a relatively cheap investment.
Costs less than a bottle of conditioner, most of the time.
Check Amazon.com or curlymart but they even sell them at Sally's and Target and probably at the other Mart too.

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