Is it just me or....

So I'm wondering if I'm the only person who's hair feels softer after it's blown out than when I let it air dry. I have thick, coarse, and kinky hair. I've just realized this week that when I wash my hair and let it air dry it feels dry after completely drying and I have to moisturize it everyday, but when I blow it out it's soft and I only have to add a moisturizer to it at most once a week until it's time for me to wash my hair again.
I did a blow out about one year ago and my hair felt very soft. I've noticed that many people with 4b hair opt to regularly blow dry it after it gets to a certain length.
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I agree (even tho i haven't blown my hair out since 08 probably.) it must be the heat. Just like what heat does to a DC.

however, I find that glycerin and aloe vera soften my hair too.. it's just a different kind of soft
So I'm wondering if I'm the only person who's hair feels softer after it's blown out than when I let it air dry. I have thick, coarse, and kinky hair. I've just realized this week that when I wash my hair and let it air dry it feels dry after completely drying and I have to moisturize it everyday, but when I blow it out it's soft and I only have to add a moisturizer to it at most once a week until it's time for me to wash my hair again.
Originally Posted by CurlyDezi
I did notice that when I stretch my hair really good (not with heat necessarily but by putting into large two strand twists and sitting under a hood dryer for 30 minutes to an hour or bunning for a couple of days while it air dries) that my hair does indeed feel very soft and moist but different (like you said in your other post) from the moist associated hair styled wet with products to hold in the "moistness" (if that is a word). LOL!

When I two strand twist my hair after it has been stretched, the twists are so large and full yet moist versus when I twist on soaking wet hair in which case the twists are not as "plump" (if that makes any sense). And you're right, I don't have to moisturize as often (with water) when my hair is stretched then styled in two strand twists/flat twists. More like every other day or every 2 days.

This is not exactly along the lines of what you were saying (you were talking about stretching/straightening with heat) but it's in the same category (I would say)...
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Does anyone know why this happens? My hair is also softer and more moist when stretched.
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@v1k2a3t4 I've been wondering why it's soft too, but then again I'm like as long as it's soft and it works, and there's no damage then I'm good lol

@ Minnie_Mouse I just was and condish as usual, add a little leave in, and a GREAT heat protectant. Then I use my blowdryer with the comb attached on low or medium heat and go through each section. It's really easy, but I would suggest you really use a heat protectant to make sure you don't fry your hair. Definitely search for it on youtube and you'll see some great HowTo's and tutorials on how to do them.
My hair feels softer without heat. I air-dry most of the time and I only moisturze once a week. *shrugs*
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Does anyone know why this happens? My hair is also softer and more moist when stretched.
Originally Posted by v1k2a3t4
When the hair is stretched the cuticles lie flatter which helps to prevent the moisture in the strands from escaping/evaporating. So, stretched hair helps the strands to retain more moisture.

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