Does anyone diffuse their hair 100% dry?

If so, how long does it take you? I only have enough patience to diffuse for about 10 minutes, which (after scrunching/plopping) gets my hair decently dry LOOKING but it doesn't get 100% dry for several hours still. And, it doesn't look its best until it's 100% dry.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
I probably diffuse for about 15 minutes (my hair is fine on the thin side) - if I guessed I would say maybe 50% dry. I am going to try the hot setting on low speed (I have seen that a couple of places -even in the Austin curl event thread) in the future. It probably takes another 2 hours to completely dry. I wish I had more patience to get it 80% dry and then scrunch it but I scrunch after it has air dryed for about 1 1/2 hours.
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I always blow dry my hair to 100% dryness, unless I want it to look awful!
Some people have hair that air drys beautifully....I am just not one of them.

I diffuse until my hair is about 80%-90% dry. Then I take the diffuser off and just finish drying with the blowdryer on full speed .

As long as my waves/curls have been "set" by the early diffusing, the wind of the dryer does not mess up my curl pattern. (My fotki pictures show my results).

This entire process takes probably 20 minutes. And yes, I do wash and blow dry every single day.
2/b-2/c - I shampoo daily with non-sulfate shampoos - right now am *loving* L'Oreal Everpure shampoo and conditioner
For styling: homemade flax seed gel, Curl Keeper, and/or KCCC
Current favorite product: *KCCC*!!

I just don't have enough patience to totally diffuse my hair dry.

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3A hair; coloring with henna/indigo since July 2009; normally follow the CG method. Still searching for my HG products!

I average about 10 minutes of diffusing but that's after, running around and getting ready in the morning, usually 30 minutes after I've gotten out of the shower. My latest fav thing is a paper towel to "set" my curls after I've applied products, love it! And it has cut down on my diffusing time.
2b/3a.
I diffuse mostly dry. I apply products to dripping wet hair, then I scrunch with a t-shirt and take another handful of product and scrunch into my hair. After all that, it only takes about 10-15 minutes for my hair to be about 90% dry. My hair is pretty fine, and I don't use a ton of product. When I used to use a thicker gel, it took a lot longer for my hair to dry. Now that I'm using conditioner (OneC, I leave about a half dollar sized amount in my hair) and B&A gel normally, it doesn't take very long to dry.
Fine, blonde 3a botticelli curls
I don't have the patience to hold a hand dryer to my hair. I do hood dry for 25-30 minutes because I get better results than air drying and it's quicker. I can be on the computer or reading or something while I'm doing this. It can take me 3-6 hours to air dry depending on what products are in my hair.
My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/


Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
I don't have the patience to hold a hand dryer to my hair. I do hood dry for 25-30 minutes because I get better results than air drying and it's quicker. I can be on the computer or reading or something while I'm doing this. It can take me 3-6 hours to air dry depending on what products are in my hair.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
How long is your hair? Whenever I sit under a hood in a salon, I feel like it does nothing because it only covers the hair up close to my head, and the length of my hair doesn't get dry.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
I don't have the patience to hold a hand dryer to my hair. I do hood dry for 25-30 minutes because I get better results than air drying and it's quicker. I can be on the computer or reading or something while I'm doing this. It can take me 3-6 hours to air dry depending on what products are in my hair.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
How long is your hair? Whenever I sit under a hood in a salon, I feel like it does nothing because it only covers the hair up close to my head, and the length of my hair doesn't get dry.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
Good point it's fairly short, most of it fits under the hood and I diffuse the bottom. Even it was longer it would still dry the hair on my crown faster.
My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/


Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
I don't have the patience to hold a hand dryer to my hair. I do hood dry for 25-30 minutes because I get better results than air drying and it's quicker. I can be on the computer or reading or something while I'm doing this. It can take me 3-6 hours to air dry depending on what products are in my hair.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
How long is your hair? Whenever I sit under a hood in a salon, I feel like it does nothing because it only covers the hair up close to my head, and the length of my hair doesn't get dry.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
You have to flip it over, back to front, right to left and so on, or even pin it in various flipped over arrangements so the mid- and lower lengths can get some heat.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

Edited due to a cyberstalker. Sorry, guys.

Last edited by Koukla72; 02-12-2009 at 05:17 PM.
I diffuse dry all the way dry. My hair is short and fine and dries quickly. If I don't put styling products in it, it dries too fast and I have to redampen it. My results are mixed. I have good, great and bad hair days.
I have started drying on high heat (i read in a couple of places that this is actually better-I didnt think so but what do i know??) and I actually think it's been working better for me - my curl is set better. I think I read it on another site for curly hair - I cannot recall which one though and then one of the other curlies noted that during the Austin curl get together one of the stylist said if you are going to diffuce use high heat low fan.
Central Massachusetts

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