Blow drying temp & speed

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What temp/speed do you blow dry your hair (with a diffuser of course)?

For the past, I don't know how many years, maybe 5, I've used medium heat/low speed. I read an article a week or 2 ago on NC.com that mentioned high heat/low speed so I tried it. I loved it. It took less time to dry and my curls looked GREAT, I was happy.

Well, this past week my hair looks dry and I'm not happy. So, this morning I went back to medium heat/low speed and my hair isn't as curly. It doesn't look dry, but I want my curls back!
I do most of it on high heat/low speed, but I'll sometimes alternate on med heat/low speed if I'm working on one area for a while
- 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
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I use medium heat, low speed.


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On my old hairdryer, (which conked out on me in November, so a new one was put on my Christmas wish list) a low heat/speed was sufficient as it was quite powerful. On my new one however, I use a low speed/high heat as the low heat feels like the cool shot button and my hair takes forever to dry, lol!
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Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
Porosity : High
Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
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I went back to high heat/low speed and finished off with medium heat/low speed and my curls are back! It's a good hair day. I haven't had to use a deep conditioner in years, but I'm thinking I may need to if I continue to use high heat.
I use medium heat, low speed; works the best for me.
High porosity. 3C.
Poos: NG Hemp Shampoo.
Condish: Alba Botanica Gardenia Hydrating Condish. Mill Creek Keratin. Aussie Moist.
Leave in: Alba Botanica Leave In. Tresemme Naturals. Cantu.
Seal: Whipped Shea Butter Mix.
Styling: GF Pure Clean. EcoStyler Protein.
Hair loves: Finger combing. Protein.
Hair hates: Plopping.

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