This thing. Is AMAZING!!!

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Guys!!

So my hair is like really long (hip length) en very dense. It takes AGES to dry. On top of that, my hair hates diffusing... I tried everything, pixie diffusing method, higher heat diffusing (which is bad I know). But to my surprise diffusing just makes my hair limp and undefined!

Plopping didn't work very well either (well sometimes it would, I get very inconsistent results with plopping).

So I was still struggling with my drying time, and then I magically stumbled upon this:



Bold as I was I decided to order it and try it out for hair drying. It's meant for when you have rollers or smth in your hair, but I thought whatever, should work anyways if it doesn't fall off my head. It seemed good to try, as it doesn't really flatten your hair like plopping does, and your hair is constantly and consistently being dried, not one section at a time like with diffusing. Plus, it seemed convenient to use (hands free).

So it arrived and I tried it, and BOY it was the best technique I had EVER!! tried!! My curls were 100% frizz free (no lie!), very well defined, clumpy, tight, and so VOLUMINOUS! o.o This will be my number one HG and I will not go a washing session without it!

And like I mentioned before it's super convenient. You put it on, put your hair dryer somewhere near to you... and you can just chill on the couch or use your computer or something while it's doing its job.

I can recommend this thing to everyone the first time it's a hassle to put it on your head properly but it gets easy and it's a thousand times worth it.

(My hip length and highly dense hair needs a bit more than an hour in it on my blow dryer's lowest heat setting)

Eurocurlies can buy it HERE: Curlformers Deluxe Softhood Hair Dryer Attachment - Mariposa Import

-Edit- and Americurlies can buy it here http://www.sallybeauty.com/softhood-...efault,pd.html or here http://www.curlformers.com/softhood-hair-dryer.htm or here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Genuine-Patented-Curlformers-Softhood-Attachment/dp/B00AELX08E
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At hip length, going for mid-thigh!
3A/2C M iii med porosity, high elasticity

HGs:
Clarify: Nivea IR
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate CR
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: TBS Rainforest Moisture, etc

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
VHT541 Many natural hair products!

Last edited by Aqua_Lily; 06-28-2013 at 04:54 AM.
That's awesome!

It looks like something out of Alien!

How did it do with clumpage? Did it break up the clumps?
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
Oh I just reread yer post, you said clumpy. Okay!
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
Okay I want to get this!

I'm guessing "In Winkelwagen" means "to buy!"
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
I'm trying to picture your hair in it. How do you get all your hair up in it?
JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



I found it here from Sally Beauty:

Hair Flair - Hair Flair Deluxe Softhood Hair Dryer Attachment

And Amazon UK:

Genuine Patented Curlformers Deluxe Softhood Hair Dryer Attachment: Amazon.co.uk: Beauty
Spiralli likes this.
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
@Wavydaze: ah it's great that you found it on other places! Now people from other continents can but it as well I think the shipping costs from Mariposa are really high if you're not from Europe.

Oh and winkelwagen means shopping cart ^^ bestellen means to order

@Julesonline: I don't know, it kind of lays down in the back bottom I think. Near the ''tube''. I can't give you a good answer 'cause I can't really see it for myself when my hair is in that thing :P

At hip length, going for mid-thigh!
3A/2C M iii med porosity, high elasticity

HGs:
Clarify: Nivea IR
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate CR
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: TBS Rainforest Moisture, etc

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
VHT541 Many natural hair products!
Oh and winkelwagen means shopping cart ^^ bestellen means to order
Originally Posted by Aqua_Lily
Shopping cart like a little wagon!!!! A winkle wagon! Awwwwwwwwww!!! That's so cute!

Sorry I'm an Anglo-phone (clearly) and I think words in Germanic languages often sound like adorable permutations of English words. I'm sure the Dutch must think that way of English too!

Okay, on to serious business. Have you tried other soft hood bonnets? I'm wondering how this one would compare to this one: Conair Professional - Conair Pro Soft Bonnet Attachment (also found at Sally's for us in the States but much cheaper than the one you have).
Spiralli likes this.
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
I have one and its great. Use it to add heat to DT's or for drying. I lean over and put all my hair in it, turn it on then flip right side up. It inflates so all your hair stays in. If you put your dryer on too high it might fly off your head ( happened to me lol) but I love it if I want to be dry and am short of time for diffusing or air drying.
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
I have one and its great. Use it to add heat to DT's or for drying. I lean over and put all my hair in it, turn it on then flip right side up. It inflates so all your hair stays in. If you put your dryer on too high it might fly off your head ( happened to me lol) but I love it if I want to be dry and am short of time for diffusing or air drying.
Originally Posted by Rytoka

That was what I was wondering...how to get all your hair into it with out it flattening out and sticking to your head. So, you are almost like plopping with heat with this bonnet dryer? If so, I really like the sound of that!
shellyRN07swavy likes this.
JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



I have one and its great. Use it to add heat to DT's or for drying. I lean over and put all my hair in it, turn it on then flip right side up. It inflates so all your hair stays in. If you put your dryer on too high it might fly off your head ( happened to me lol) but I love it if I want to be dry and am short of time for diffusing or air drying.
Originally Posted by Rytoka

That was what I was wondering...how to get all your hair into it with out it flattening out and sticking to your head. So, you are almost like plopping with heat with this bonnet dryer? If so, I really like the sound of that!
Originally Posted by Julesonline
Exactly!!
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
That looks interesting.
I'd like to find one sold by a retailer with a liberal return policy
ButterCurl likes this.
I got mine at Sally you can return anything there
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
If you put your dryer on too high it might fly off your head ( happened to me lol)
Originally Posted by Rytoka
Lol the image of that in my head is hilarious!
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At hip length, going for mid-thigh!
3A/2C M iii med porosity, high elasticity

HGs:
Clarify: Nivea IR
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate CR
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: TBS Rainforest Moisture, etc

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
VHT541 Many natural hair products!
My daughter calls it my astronaut helmet
wavydaze likes this.
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
I think I might pick this up over the weekend from sallys. What kind of hairdryer do you have?? I think if I used mine for an hour, it would probably explode. And by the end of the hour.. my low heat setting feels like the high setting. Ugh

So you put your hair in soaking wet??? Or do you do a quick plop so it's not dripping wet??
2b/c CG since 8/12
I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews
I was planning to get one of these or a different heat cap for Dts but now I'm sold.on this. I can dry my hair while I'm doing my makeup! I'm all about saving time in the morning and not having wet hair. Thanks for.posting!
Type 2B - 3A
Med-High Porosity (partial highlights), medium & corse mixed textures

CG Day 1: May 16, 2013

Poo: CJ Daily Fix Cleansing Condish (as needed)
CO: Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Condish
RO&LI: CJ Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Condish
Styling: CJ Pattern Pusha or FSG, TRESemme Flawless Curls - Bouncy Curls Defining Gel, Giovanni LANaturals HardHold Gel (canopy only)
DT: CJ Curl Rehab, Coconut oil, SS Repairing PT

Techniques: Scrunch-n-pump, tshirt wrap
I have a soft bonnet from Sally's , it's metallic gold.

Anyway, I love the concept BUT...I have to rotate it around my head constantly b/c the spot where the air comes into the bonnet always dries really fast and gets hot.

The rotating the hat and concentrated drying ended up giving me wonky hair so stopped using it.

Is this design flaw with this particular one I have, or is this common?
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
ooh i want it. I was thinking I should find a helmet type dryer like the salons have but this would be portable! Plus it would be so much easier to dry my hair, play Words with Friends, and eat breakfast all at the same time. I do it now but it isn't going so hot.
3A/2C fine, normal porosity & elasticity, medium high density

Current products:
YTCucs Color Protection Low poo
GVP Conditioning Balm
Random gels - not sure which ones I like, if any at this point!


HG Summer Routine:
poo - TMW Hydrate
RO & LI - Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
Leave in Products: CHSCK & LALMG
PT - CJ RM
DT - EVCO

Currently trying to figure out a winter routine and transition to a less harsh "poo" for summer.

Last edited by wheretostart; 06-20-2013 at 06:34 PM.
I think I might pick this up over the weekend from sallys. What kind of hairdryer do you have?? I think if I used mine for an hour, it would probably explode. And by the end of the hour.. my low heat setting feels like the high setting. Ugh

So you put your hair in soaking wet??? Or do you do a quick plop so it's not dripping wet??
Originally Posted by shellyRN07swavy
The hair dryer I have is the Carmen volume 1600. I'm really happy with it and I can use it for over an hour without any problem. But I bought it in The Netherlands, so I don't know if this is useful information for you...

And yes, I put my hair in soaking wet. I do not plop before! I put it on right after I've applied gel to my hair.

Oh and btw, I don't know how long and thick your hair is, but if you have like BSL/APL and medium density, probably half an hour in that thing is enough for you. I need an hour but my hair reaches to my hips and is highly dense.

I have a soft bonnet from Sally's , it's metallic gold.

Anyway, I love the concept BUT...I have to rotate it around my head constantly b/c the spot where the air comes into the bonnet always dries really fast and gets hot.

The rotating the hat and concentrated drying ended up giving me wonky hair so stopped using it.

Is this design flaw with this particular one I have, or is this common?
Originally Posted by chloe92us
I personally don't have this problem at all with this softhood, Chloe! When I take it off my hair is equally dried at every section.

This softhood from Hairflair has a lot of ''holes'', for proper division of the heat and blowing. It works great!


@wheretostrat: I know right! This thing made my life so much easier! :P

At hip length, going for mid-thigh!
3A/2C M iii med porosity, high elasticity

HGs:
Clarify: Nivea IR
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate CR
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: TBS Rainforest Moisture, etc

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
VHT541 Many natural hair products!

Last edited by Aqua_Lily; 06-21-2013 at 02:01 AM.

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