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etos 04-22-2013 10:07 AM

How long does it take to air dry your hair?
 
And what are your properties? I'm very curious in the diffrences!

My hair takes 3 hours to air dry.
It's fine, porous and has medium to high density. The longest layer is BSL stretched.

Corrina777 04-22-2013 10:14 AM

My naked hair probably takes about 2-3 hours to dry. With product, air drying alone can take up to 6 hours. My hair is just past chin length, fine texture, normal porosity per hair analysis, and very dense (when I did the ponytail measurement, the ponytail was large enough for my density to be thick, and I measured after my last pre-CG haircut- where the stylist thinned my hair without my permission).

sKorpio1190 04-22-2013 10:27 AM

4-5 hours. Low porosity, fine hair, and lots of it

AKgirl 04-22-2013 10:31 AM

No product: 45 minutes
With product: 1 hr-1hr 30 min

I have very fine, normal density, mid back length and likely porous hair lol.

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chloe92us 04-22-2013 10:40 AM

Naked hair about 1-2 hours.

With product, 2-3 hours.

In a ponytail- all day where the elastic is, lol!

My hair is high porosity, medium density, mostly normal texture with some fine and coarse thrown in for good measure.

bleuyteuy 04-22-2013 11:27 AM

now that i dont use gel about an hour and a half.

CurlyIndianGirl 04-22-2013 11:36 AM

Naked hair about 4 hrs. With product, anywhere from 6-8 hrs. I think I am low porosity and Medium-coarse hair, Medium density

shellyRN07swavy 04-22-2013 12:47 PM

I'm med/low porosity, fine, med density. It takes my naked hair 2-3hrs and 4-6hrs with product to air dry. Hence why I alwsys diffuse;)

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justdoingme 04-22-2013 01:30 PM

about 4-5 hours, low po

RobotQT1 04-22-2013 03:39 PM

3C, low porosity, Med/high density. I'm in the "awkward stage" of growth, so the two long pieces ate just past my shoulders when stretched, and the rest just brushes my shoulders when stretched. It takes a very short time for my hair to dry if it's not pulled back. It stays moist as long as it's pulled back. I do pat it a bit with a towel after squeezing out the wate so I'm not dripping all over the place, but after that I let it air dry.

Once I went swimming, and when I left the dressing room afterward the woman at the desk looked at me in surprise and asked, "Did you go swimming?"
"Yeah," I said. "My hair just dries fast!"

Laura Lee 04-22-2013 07:07 PM

Low porosity. 4 hours generally. If I put it up in a pony tail or a bun when it's wet though, the interior will stay wet all day! :protest:

Fifi.G 04-22-2013 08:13 PM

High Porosity, thick/dense.

I am growing out an inverted bob so my hair is layered. The longest layer is just brushing my shoulders. I always have product in so I can not tell you how long it takes to air dry w/o but it can take over 10-12 hours with product. When my hair is long enough to put up, it will still be damp a day or two later.

My mom has straight, fine, low porosity hair and it takes 8-10 hours for hers to air dry.

chupie 04-22-2013 09:32 PM

Naked 2-3 hours. With product I'm not sure it would ever dry if I didn't diffuse!

anonymous_133347 04-22-2013 10:00 PM

Naked 30-40 min. With product, 1-2 hrs if I scrunch squeeze out excess moisture with a MF towel after leave in and before gel. From completely wet with product though it's 3-4 hours. I quickly learned I don't like applying my products to soaking wet hair for this reason. Besides leave in that is.

Ericachristina 04-23-2013 12:09 AM

About 5-6 hours

etos 04-24-2013 10:23 AM

wow, so many differences!

Would the time it takes you to air dry your hair really has to do most with whether you are highly porous or not?

msana 04-24-2013 10:36 AM

Air dry of my hair !
 
It takes about 2 hours.

Corrina777 04-24-2013 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by etos (Post 2158358)
wow, so many differences!

Would the time it takes you to air dry your hair really has to do most with whether you are highly porous or not?

It's probably a combo of density (and length to some extent) and porosity. At least that was generally the pattern I saw. Product use would also have some impact. But if you look at people with similar texture and density, you can probably get an idea of your porosity based on where your drying time falls.

sdkitty 04-24-2013 12:30 PM

doing the Deva method of not drying with a towel but putting gel into wet hair, my hair probably takes 6 hrs to dry all the way and that's with diffusing.
If I did it totally w/o a hair dryer, I think it would take a good 10 hours

mell_152 04-24-2013 12:34 PM

I got out of the shower over 4hrs ago, plopped for 20, and then diffused for 5, and then have been letting air dry....still damp


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