Hair nets?

Today, I read this article on NC:

More Wavy Hair Mistakes You Can Totally Live Without

The advice about wearing a hair net while showering wasn't new - I remember reading that in the Curly Girl book.

But...I did some searching and it doesn't seem like many of my fellow wavies have tried this. I bought some hair nets awhile ago - I have to admit that it's a pain to get all my hair in there, and mine's not dense AT ALL. I haven't tried showering with one yet.

So, I thought I'd ask - does anyone use them? Have you found them to be useful?
~Laura

  • Blog: Waves & Wisps: A Hair Journal
  • Routine: Still experimenting!
  • My hair type: 2b; fine/normal thickness; low density; high porosity (I think!)
I would be worried that the conditioner would not rinse out thoroughly; I have very long hair type 2a/b. I had been wanting to co-poo, but I keep reading on wavy boards about making sure to rinse the conditioner out good; so I'm thinking that does not work for us??
I'm curious too if other wavys have done this!
I have some hair nets and keep meaning to try it. But the "Husband will see me doing yet another weird thing for the sake of my hair and even though he's really patient, I don' think I can tolerate too many iffy looks from him," insecure thinking keeps kicking in.
And I'm afraid I'll rip the hairnet while massaging my scalp.

I'm willing to give it a go if somebody else is...

Because I know that if my hair doesn't get too disturbed in the shower, it retains its waves much better. Especially when it's doing something I don't like.
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Last edited by IAgirl; 03-28-2012 at 06:13 PM.
IAGirl, I'll try it if you will! (It'll have to wait until my next wash day, though...gonna do a PT/DT tonight and play with the hair dryer, and I don't want to try too many things at once.)
~Laura

  • Blog: Waves & Wisps: A Hair Journal
  • Routine: Still experimenting!
  • My hair type: 2b; fine/normal thickness; low density; high porosity (I think!)
I have a crazy question about this (okay, a few sort of related questions). Please let me know if I missed something...

I can understand the idea of having my hair up in a net while I cleanse, but then what happens with conditioner? I can't imagine detangling my hair through a hair net. And if that's the case. then I would need to take my hair out of the next to detangle, therefore undoing the original effect?

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Oh, Corrina, you've burst the lovely bubble! You're absolutely right - how the heck does one detangle or apply conditioner?
I have the latest CG book and they have a DVD (and like a complete dork, I've watched it a few times). They show the models doing everything to their hair with the water off (or at least dodging the spray). I think this is to prevent the water pressure from blasting out curls. We're not cursed with high-pressure water here. Maybe it was purely for the sake of not having to put swim goggles on the models and fog up the camera - we'll never know.

So I think that's the idea - net on to get under the water, net off to do everything else? That seems fussy, But I'm going to try it tonight. Do ya all want pictures?

The less I let the water spray through my hair (which is no mean feat in my shower), the better it looks when dry. Though I can thread my fingers in and shake it under the water if I used too much conditioner and this seems not to pull waves out as much. I wash or rinse at night and let it air-dry before bed and style in the AM - naked hair shows things like that pretty well.
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Oh, Corrina, you've burst the lovely bubble! You're absolutely right - how the heck does one detangle or apply conditioner?
I have the latest CG book and they have a DVD (and like a complete dork, I've watched it a few times). They show the models doing everything to their hair with the water off (or at least dodging the spray). I think this is to prevent the water pressure from blasting out curls. We're not cursed with high-pressure water here. Maybe it was purely for the sake of not having to put swim goggles on the models and fog up the camera - we'll never know.

So I think that's the idea - net on to get under the water, net off to do everything else? That seems fussy, But I'm going to try it tonight. Do ya all want pictures?

The less I let the water spray through my hair (which is no mean feat in my shower), the better it looks when dry. Though I can thread my fingers in and shake it under the water if I used too much conditioner and this seems not to pull waves out as much. I wash or rinse at night and let it air-dry before bed and style in the AM - naked hair shows things like that pretty well.
Originally Posted by IAgirl
Just call me killjoy. I really am intrigued by the idea. And I always love to see pics. I can't wait to hear how it works!

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Ahhh I must not have paid god enough attention because I assumed the hair net went after the shampoo (or whatever first step) and then you would put on conditioner, detangle, out the hair net on and then rinse with the hair net on...but I don't know if that is how I actually READ it; that is just how it seemed logical in my head! ha ha
I am curious as well to see the end result! I will purhaps have to go buy a hairnet
Yes, how exactly is one supposed to detangle with a hair net on? I need a good ten minutes alone to detangle with my fingers and then my wide tooth comb. I wondered that when I first heard about it.


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Here's what I did (didn't get an "after" shot because I realized there's be no reference): Had no plans to wash or condition my hair, just rinse it. If I had been planning to wash or detangle or condition, I would have had to take the hair net off to do that and would have stayed out of the water.
Immediately when stepping under the water, my hair started to get wet and heavy and the net stretched down to my shoulders (my hair is shoulder-length when wet).
I massaged my scalp a bit through the net (tricky) and let water run through.

But I really can't say it was a good thing. My hair looked kind of matted out of the net. I am forced to wonder if the gals writing the CG books actually try some of these things because I have read some other "tricks and tips" or recipes in there that would clearly be bad ideas...

My hair looked like any other night. I DO find it works well to cup my hair in my hands when rinsing and do a lot of scrunching in the rinsing/cleansing/conditioning process.
Gave it the ol' good try! Won't be doing it again. I once tried drying my hair in a hairnet (like a plop) and that was truly awful.
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Last edited by IAgirl; 03-31-2012 at 12:07 AM.
Thank you for experimenting, IAGirl!

I'm going to give this a try, too, probably tomorrow. My hair's a few inches longer than yours, and I suspect the net is going to try to come right off...but we'll see.
~Laura

  • Blog: Waves & Wisps: A Hair Journal
  • Routine: Still experimenting!
  • My hair type: 2b; fine/normal thickness; low density; high porosity (I think!)
I finally tried this tonight.

I spritzed my hair with a mix of water & conditioner, and then put on the hair net before I hopped into the shower. I low-poo'd with the hair net on, and then had to spend a bit more time rinsing than usual.

I took off the hair net to add the conditioner, and then put the hair net back on...and then I put on my shower cap, too, while I did other shower stuff.

Rinsing out the conditioner was a little more complicated. I usually rinse normally, and then flip my head over and rinse from the back. I didn't feel like I was rinsing it out enough, and I was afraid my hair would tangle - so I did take the hair net off, and rinsed and raked my fingers through it.

I think I'll probably try this again and rinse out the conditioner with the hair net on...and see if it really does tangle.

I don't have a verdict yet - like I said, I want to try rinsing out the conditioner while I'm still wearing the hair net. I was also in kind of a hurry, so I didn't have time to dry my hair properly, and I think I SOTC'd too early as a result.
~Laura

  • Blog: Waves & Wisps: A Hair Journal
  • Routine: Still experimenting!
  • My hair type: 2b; fine/normal thickness; low density; high porosity (I think!)
I tried this again today...

My method was pretty similar to last time: I put the hair net on before I got in the shower, and low-poo'd with the hair net on. Rinsing was a bit easier this time, but I think that's because of the low-poo I used.

I took the hair net off to put in my conditioner, which I finger-combed through. My hair seemed to be clumping better at this point. I put the hair net back on and followed up with my shower cap, and did the rest of my shower stuff.

Since I seem to do better rinsing upside-down, I took the shower cap and hair net off. I tried to arrange my conditioner-y hair upside-down before rinsing, and then I put the hair net back on.

Rinsing itself was not a problem, but when I took everything off to put in my product...it was definitely all tangled, and frizzier. I had to rake my fingers through my hair to get the product through and untangle my hair (and I hate doing that).

So, this experiment was a failure, too. But I'm not ready to give up quite yet! I want to try two more things:

1. Obviously, my problem starts when I want to rinse out the conditioner upside down. So I'll omit that step of my routine and see what happens when I just rinse standing up straight. I suspect this will help with the tangling.

2. I also want to try wearing the net only in the 'poo stage, since my hair felt clumpier after doing so - in a good way.
~Laura

  • Blog: Waves & Wisps: A Hair Journal
  • Routine: Still experimenting!
  • My hair type: 2b; fine/normal thickness; low density; high porosity (I think!)
I would LOVE to see this work for someone, especially after the article!

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