Hair Drying Issues

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I have a mixture of 2c and 3a curls, and I have been using the CG method for two months now. My hair takes hours to air dry and I don't have that kind of time in the morning. I can't let my hair dry when I sleep because then the curls become limp and lose their definition. I also can't use a diffuser because it makes my hair large and frizzy beyond belief. I have tried using a hooded dryer but it made my hair too flat on top and is also very time consuming. I am becoming frustrated and I don't know how to make my hair dry faster without frizz. Any suggestions?
Did you try the pixiegirl method for diffusing? Or plopping?
Hair type: 3b, normal porosity, medium texture

co-wash and rinse out: Inecto coconut conditioner
leave in: sHegron Aloe vera conditioner or Inecto coconut conditioner
styler: L'Oreal gel / mousse

Currently experimenting with home made flax seed gel (latest version with agave syrup and gelatine), home made protein treatments (latest version with gelatine and coconut oil)


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I have tried the pixiegirl method for diffusing but it makes my curls look bent and frizzy as opposed to the loose spiral curl that forms when I air dry. Do you suggest I try plopping?
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Hair type: 3b, normal porosity, medium texture

co-wash and rinse out: Inecto coconut conditioner
leave in: sHegron Aloe vera conditioner or Inecto coconut conditioner
styler: L'Oreal gel / mousse

Currently experimenting with home made flax seed gel (latest version with agave syrup and gelatine), home made protein treatments (latest version with gelatine and coconut oil)


IHerb code: SGW867 (up to $10 off)
I have a mixture of 2c and 3a curls, and I have been using the CG method for two months now. My hair takes hours to air dry and I don't have that kind of time in the morning. I can't let my hair dry when I sleep because then the curls become limp and lose their definition. I also can't use a diffuser because it makes my hair large and frizzy beyond belief. I have tried using a hooded dryer but it made my hair too flat on top and is also very time consuming. I am becoming frustrated and I don't know how to make my hair dry faster without frizz. Any suggestions?
Originally Posted by amandaur
Try more leave in conditioner and styler before you diffuse and only diffuse part way not to fully dry.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Watch it with plopping, as it can give me the bent curls you described
UK based, Curly from birth 2b-2c fairly porous with cherub tendencies and frizz halo! Faves include KCKT and Keracare LIs, Deva Curl, CCCCL, Ecosyler gel and Be Curly Curl Enhancer. I donít mind the odd cone - shhh CG since August 2012
My hair retains water like nothing else (when it was long, it literally took days to dry fully), so I feel your pain. This is my current styling/drying routine, which is the best I've found so far:
  1. Apply leave-in and gently squeeze out as much water as possible with leave-in-covered hands. Some people can use a t-shirt or microfiber towel to do this, but it gives me all kinds of frizz.
  2. Scrunch in gel and plop into a microfiber turban.
  3. After getting dressed, remove turban and plop into a second, dry microfiber turban. By this point, my first turban is soaked through.
  4. After doing makeup (~10 minutes), remove second turban and clip roots. This not only gives me lift at the roots, but it separates my hair enough at the roots that they dry faster. If I don't clip, I end up with flat, wet-all-day roots.
  5. During my commute, I set the fan to high on recirculate, turn on the A/C, and adjust the heat to just below uncomfortably warm. This removes a ton of moisture from the air and helps dry my hair faster.
  6. When I get where I'm going, I take out my clips before I leave the car, and then SCOTC as soon as I'm inside and out of the wind. My hair is usually still slightly damp at this point, but as long as I stay out of the wind until it finishes drying, I don't get much frizz.
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2c, fine/medium, low porosity, normal elasticity, protein-sensitive

Modified CG
Low-Poo:Chagrin Valley Cafe Moreno shampoo bar
RO: VO5 Blackberry Sage Tea
LI: Goth Rosary Daily Use Hair Conditioner/Humectant
Styling: L'Oreal Melting Gel, Nightblooming Triple Moon Hair Anointing Oil

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