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Old 11-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
 
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Question My hair takes too long to dry!

i have to get up early in the morning to wash my hair, but as the cold is drawing in, and due to the fact i hate going out with my hair wet and plastered to my head, i have a bit of a problem, i enjoy the looser curl look, however, when you diffuse, you do a scrunching action which makes my curls tighter. also i find the more i diffuse the frizzier it gets, is there a way to make my hair as dry as possible without disturbing my natural looser curl pattern and without causing too much frizz. any answers would be much appreciated! thank you.
ps, after i get out the shower, i put a cotton t-shirt to it, like i wring my hair out with it, but after applying leave-in and mousse, it looks just as wet as when i got out the shower!
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:03 PM   #2
 
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Default Pleeeease

I seem to be getting a few views but no replies! Please, anyone, any tips to reduce diffuse frizz, dry, and keep my curl pattern the same! What do you all do? Nobody seems to be replying
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
 
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try finger combing through your hair after you diffuse to loosen it back up. this may cause some slight frizz but you can smooth it out with a cream or some other finishing product.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:30 PM   #4
 
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I use a very stiff gel as well as a curl enhancing cream, and I start with a good leave-in after rinsing out my condish and before putting in anything else...I have found using a Denman brush after putting in my leave in and before my styling products (see Rudeechick's Super-Soaker method on the "method links" sticky.) really reduces frizz.

When I go on to diffuse, I use the pixiecurl method, that helps loads too! Keep your hair dryer on low/med heat, and on low or medium fan, and *don't turn it on* until you have your hair in the diffuser bowl and have put it against your scalp. Then turn on the diffuser for a few minutes, then turn it off again *before* removing from your hair. Proceed the same way all over your head till hair is dry.

I absolutely solved my horrendous frizz using these two methods! Please check the "Methods" sticky, because there is *loads* of info in there from a lot of wonderful curlies here who discovered them, and kindly shared! there is a Methods sticky at the top of the General Hair topics forum column, and another in the Newbie's column. My advice is keep trying different methods in there till you find one your hair loves, because everyone's hair reacts so differently to things - what helps me may not help you!

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
 
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http://www.curlmart.com/product/curl...s-curl-cloths/

Of course, ymmv, but my hair normally takes hours and hours to dry - and that's with diffusing. UGH!! But, with the addition of these cloths, it's dry (and frizz free!) in about an hour and a half. I was shocked it made such a difference.
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Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:23 PM   #6
 
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Target sells packs of microfiber hair wraps that work wonders on my hair. They absorb tons of water and leave me with damp hair that doesn't frizz. Good luck!
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Target sells packs of microfiber hair wraps that work wonders on my hair. They absorb tons of water and leave me with damp hair that doesn't frizz. Good luck!
Are they in the hair section, towels, auto, where oh where can I find them??
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