How much time do you spend on your hair?

I was amazed to see how long everyone takes to dry their hair. So this leads to my next question:
How much time it takes to make your hair look great on an average day?
It certainly takes me about two to three hours on a washing day.

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2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
Routine:
Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP
, JCCC, BRHG
Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
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I was amazed to see how long everyone takes to dry their hair. So this leads to my next question:
How much time it takes to make your hair look great on an average day?
It certainly takes me about two to three hours on a washing day.

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Originally Posted by rapunzel4ever
Depends on how I'm styling it.
Quick wash and go, I'd say about 20-30 minutes.
If I'm just throwing it in a ponytail.. Maybe 5 minutes.
Just styling it (down, half up half down, etc) maybe 10-15 minutes.
I was amazed to see how long everyone takes to dry their hair. So this leads to my next question:
How much time it takes to make your hair look great on an average day?
It certainly takes me about two to three hours on a washing day.

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Originally Posted by rapunzel4ever
Well, you know how recipes have 'preparation time' and 'cooking time'? Drying time, if you air dry, is more like cooking time. You don't actually have to DO anything. So I don't count that as part of hair-doing-time.

Mine takes at least 20 minutes in the morning to rinse, detangle, rescrunch in products, plop. It's a large proportion of the get ready time. But it does have awesome results and hair is a big part of my 'look' i think. My looks strategy in general is three pronged:

#1- Stay slim and healthy
#2- Try to remember to wear clothes that don't make it glaringly obvious that I don't care about clothes.
#3- Have good looking hair

So twenty minutes a day for styling not that big of a deal. That does not count washing time or conditioning, I do those separately at night as part of a shower.

So when you say 2-3 hours do you mean you actually stand around with the diffuser trying to get your hair all the way dry, for hours? Because if so, you would probably benefit from learning to squeeze out a lot of the water with a t-shirt first and diffuse only partly dry, letting it airdry the rest of the way, to take away some of that "preparation" time.
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!
I guess not including washing my hair and getting it ready to be diffused, about a half hour.
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

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- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

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My hair is basically my hobby!!

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Hmm well not including time in the shower (I take <10 min showers) it probably takes about five minutes to "style." After showering, I scrunch in my styling product and plop for awhile. Then scrunch in my gel and plop again. I'm not counting plopping time nor air drying time.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

My looks strategy in general is three pronged:

#1- Stay slim and healthy
#2- Try to remember to wear clothes that don't make it glaringly obvious that I don't care about clothes.
#3- Have good looking hair

So twenty minutes a day for styling not that big of a deal.
Originally Posted by Robin-in-FL
Robin, you make me laugh - and I think this has become my strategy too. I especially love #2.

If I spend more than 15 minutes actually doing something to my hair, I feel enormously guilty and pressed for time. I don't count drying time because I'm doing other things. Nor do I count the time spent "obsessing." Because I would never do that.
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It takes exactly eleventy brazilian thousand hours to dry my hair. (Sorry I'm a little frustrated with that!)
Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

Cleansers -
Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

I live in the NYC area.


Wash days always take longer. But I can get it done in 30 minutes including diffusing until mostly dry. Usually though it doesn't take any more time in the shower than pre-CG for me. So about 20 minutes shower, 5 minutes for applying LI, supersoak, gel, dry and plop. Leave plop in anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. Then diffusing takes about 15 to 20 minutes to get it really dry, but I can get away with 5 to 10 if I am in a hurry. I just turn the heat up to high to set the gel cast. If I am in a bigger hurry, I skip plopping and go straight to diffusing.
Non wash days - it takes less than 5 minutes. Just take my plop down spray on SM shine and hold spray, maybe smooth some curl and style milk or curl enhancing smoothie over the frizzy/fuzzy parts.
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Wash days are the longest. In the shower, probably 15 minutes or so, as I do sometimes do PT/DT quickies which takes a little longer. Applying stylers and super soaking takes probably 5 minutes or so...perhaps less, and I plop for about 20 minutes or so. I add more gel and sometimes do a second super soak and plop for another 10-15 minutes, and then diffuse. Maybe my dryer is old, but I diffuse about 20-30 minutes, and then it takes another hour to fully dry to SOTC. I don't consider my hair done til I have SOTC. So in all, about 2.5-3 hours from start to finish.

But I don't do this every day, and I usually do it at night when I do it. I wash every 3-4 days, though lately it has been more like once a week. I do have more tangles that way, so it does make my showers longer as a result. I should do Spritz and Condish when that happens...get that slip action started.

Non-wash days I generally don't do much of anything. I might spritz something on my hair like Jessicurl Awe Inspiralling Spray, or I might wet my hair down (either with a spray bottle or just my hands) and add some conditioner or other styler and re-scrunch and air dry.


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2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

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I've been washing, scrunching, and plopping at night recently. I'll diffuse til about 60-70% dry then clip and air dry for the evening. I let it dry crunchy then put on my silk cap and the let the crunch scrunch itself out over night. In the morning Spritz and clip or style it however I decide to, and go.
I had been doing my wash/dry/style routing in the mornings but it takes my hair SO long to dry its very unpractical and uncomfortable. So, styling my hair only takes minutes if I do it this way, if I wash in the morning it takes way, way too long.
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
I have been working early the past few weeks, and since I'm in no way a morning person, I leave as little time as possible to get ready in the morning. I'm in the shower for ten minutes and then add products and plop while I finish getting ready and make my lunch. I'm out of the house thirty minutes after I wake up, haha.

I let my hair air dry while I'm at work, and whenever it occurs to me I SOTC. I haven't achieved second day hair yet, so this is the daily routine.
Mod CG since 8/5/11

Mostly 2b with some 2c and 3a
Medium-fine (but a lot of it)
Normal porosity and elasticity

Cleanse: Giovanni TTTT
Cowash: Suave Naturals Coconut
Rinse-out: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: LOOB or CCCC-lite, LA Looks Sport
Hmm, on your average day I shower which takes about 10 minutes, let my hair air dry sans product for about 15 minutes, then scrunch in gel and let it air dry. The drying is what takes forever, it can take like five hours sometimes but I don't really worry about it much.
Some days I diffuse, which is about 15 or 20 minutes and not a big deal, I only do that if I'm either pressed for time OR I have a lot of time and just want to experiment with it. Haha.
It's really not so bad, though! Less time than it took when I would straighten or curl my hair with heat, AND it looks better and is healthier so I can't complain. When it comes to doing other things with my hair, like updos, that takes less than 15 minutes.
whurly girly (2C/3A).
thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
Wash days are the longest. In the shower, probably 15 minutes or so, as I do sometimes do PT/DT quickies which takes a little longer. Applying stylers and super soaking takes probably 5 minutes or so...perhaps less, and I plop for about 20 minutes or so. I add more gel and sometimes do a second super soak and plop for another 10-15 minutes, and then diffuse. Maybe my dryer is old, but I diffuse about 20-30 minutes, and then it takes another hour to fully dry to SOTC. I don't consider my hair done til I have SOTC. So in all, about 2.5-3 hours from start to finish.

But I don't do this every day, and I usually do it at night when I do it. I wash every 3-4 days, though lately it has been more like once a week. I do have more tangles that way, so it does make my showers longer as a result. I should do Spritz and Condish when that happens...get that slip action started.

Non-wash days I generally don't do much of anything. I might spritz something on my hair like Jessicurl Awe Inspiralling Spray, or I might wet my hair down (either with a spray bottle or just my hands) and add some conditioner or other styler and re-scrunch and air dry.
Originally Posted by plunkybug
My routine is a lot like Plunkybug's. I don't really consider it done either, before I SOTC So I timed my routine yesterday (washing day) and it took me:
- 15 min. in the shower
- 10 min. to put styling products in and comb through with a finetooth comb
- plopping 2x 10 min. (I'm not going out this way, so I count this time as well)
- pixiecurl diffuse 10 min.
That's already 55 min.

Then an additional hour to get my hair really dry.

But, again, this is a washing day and on other days it certainly don't take me very long to get it right. Appr. 15 min. and a bit of "pimping" in the afternoon for about 15 min.

Maybe I will change my routine from washing in the morning to washing in the evening as well. Think that might help.
2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
Routine:
Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP
, JCCC, BRHG
Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
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I only know total getting ready time so I do not know how much time I spend just on my hair. I will have to measure that sometime.

I think I spend the most time on product distribution and scrunching. Perhaps because until recently, that was uneven and unpredictable. And becasue I use/layer a lot of stuff!

It takes me one hour on days that I wash my hair to shower, do hair and full makeup. That is reduced to 35-40 minutes on days that I do not wash my hair. On those days, if I have done well with product distribution the day before, I mist and diffuse so it is quicker.
I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
CG since 7/1/2010

Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
Condition: DevaCurl OC
LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
Curl Enhancer:
CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler,CJRM
If you include dry time, mine would also be around 3 hours. The time I actually spend on "styling" my hair would be about 15 to 20 minutes. I don't include the plopping time as I spend it getting dressed etc. Here's the run down:

-5 mins to apply product and possibly super soak my hair if it's not wet enough for even distribution.
-20 mins of plopping whilst I do other things.
-5 mins to scrunch and diffuse to remove the excess moisture.
-10 more minutes of plopping,
-5 mins to remove plop, scrunch and out the door.

As I type this, I'm sitting in my office with hair so crunchy it feels like it could snap off. Almost time to SOTC
Like Plunkybug, I don't consider my hair done until it has dried and I've SOTC.
*Amy

Mod CG since 06/02/2011
Hair type: 2b/2c, medium texture, low porosity
LowPoo: Esencia by Samy Volumizing Shampoo
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals
RO: GFTN
Aussie Aussome Volume Gel, LOOB
If it's a full-routine day:

Stuff in the shower (ex. cleansing, LI, gel, scrunch w/ micro. towel) 15 mins.

Stuff out of shower ( adding another pea size of gel, micro. scrunching, diffusing) 15-20 mins.
Type: 2c, medium/high porosity, high density, course.
Cleanse: Curls unleashed shampoo
Leave-in: KCKT, Curlsunleashed leave in.
Style: Argan oil
DT: Aussie 3 min. miracle or olive/coconut oil.
probably half an hour or less. not counting how long it takes to dry, which is more than an hour :l

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