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Old 07-22-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
 
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Question Drying hair in plaits?!

I really want a looser curl pattern, aaaand i have a question. I understand that if you braid your hair, it makes it more wavy. However, in order to do this, my hair would need to be very wet, so its straight, so there's no curl pattern. BUUUT, i know i need to try this to find this out, but surely if i wet my hair, put gel in it and then braid, if i sleep on it overnight, it wont dry? Is there any way to get your hair to dry faster in the braids without causing frizz? I have quite a lot of hair..
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
 
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If your hair is thick and in braids wet, it could stay damp for well over 24 hours. I never braided wet when my hair was long, but if I bunned it, it just never dried all the way. I don't really know how you could get it to dry, because the parts that stay damp are inside of each strand and there's really no way to reach them without a lot of manipulation. You could try braiding very loosely, but I'm not sure how much that would help your curl pattern--and if your curl pattern is really strong, braiding might not make much difference after a while.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
 
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I think one of those hooded dryers would work if you do enough braids so that the air can reach your scalp. Maybe putting it all into a turbie twist might help too.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:56 PM   #4
 
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Do multiple smaller braids instead of one or two.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:01 PM   #5
 
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I think smaller braids would work in terms of drying, but maybe not with curl pattern. I think I'd do some experimenting and see if you can come up with something that's effective on both fronts.
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