View Poll Results: What do you use?
cotton terry towel 6 16.22%
microfiber towel 9 24.32%
cotton t-shirt 6 16.22%
paper towels 0 0%
an electric appliance 4 10.81%
100% air dry 10 27.03%
something else 2 5.41%
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What do you use to dry your hair?

What do you use to dry your hair after washing it?
i'm a combination of the above - first i scrunch out a little water with my bare hands, then apply gel, then scrunch with a microfiber towel, then plop in a tee-shirt. after plopping, some days i air dry and some days i diffuse (bowl diffuser).
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
I have been using the microfibre towel to be more environmentally consious (sp?) but the paper towel create less frizz.
3B, normal porosity, med to coarse texture
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i'm a combination of the above - first i scrunch out a little water with my bare hands, then apply gel, then scrunch with a microfiber towel, then plop in a tee-shirt. after plopping, some days i air dry and some days i diffuse (bowl diffuser).
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
Can you tell me why you switch from the microfiber towel to the t-shirt midway through?
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

I squeeze out the water with a microfibre towel then airdry from very wet
"It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got"

2b
i'm a combination of the above - first i scrunch out a little water with my bare hands, then apply gel, then scrunch with a microfiber towel, then plop in a tee-shirt. after plopping, some days i air dry and some days i diffuse (bowl diffuser).
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
Can you tell me why you switch from the microfiber towel to the t-shirt midway through?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
this has been a recent change. i used to plop directly into the microfiber towel, and i started to think that the towel absorbed so much excess water and then sat on my head the whole time i plopped, making my hair take longer to dry. i do think it's drying quicker now that i added the tee-shirt.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
I have been using the microfibre towel to be more environmentally consious (sp?) but the paper towel create less frizz.
Originally Posted by mrfhnl
I squeeze out water with my hands, and use a paper towel if I have left in more than 5% of my conditioner (so as not to gunk up my hair towel) OR a microfiber towel if I just leave in my usual, small amount of condish... Then I apply styling products and air dry
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(taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
I use t-shirts. After I step out of the shower I apply products and scrunch hair with my hands. Then I plop or 'turban' after that with the shirt for about 20 sometimes 30 mins. Then I let my hair air dry.

Sometimes I scrunch my hair with a shirt (instead of my bare hand) after applying product to soak up excess water and then use another shirt to plop. I just love t-shirts!
3a with 2c
Microfibre towel, air, hooded dryer and diffuser. A bit of each!
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i'm a combination of the above - first i scrunch out a little water with my bare hands, then apply gel, then scrunch with a microfiber towel, then plop in a tee-shirt. after plopping, some days i air dry and some days i diffuse (bowl diffuser).
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
Can you tell me why you switch from the microfiber towel to the t-shirt midway through?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
this has been a recent change. i used to plop directly into the microfiber towel, and i started to think that the towel absorbed so much excess water and then sat on my head the whole time i plopped, making my hair take longer to dry. i do think it's drying quicker now that i added the tee-shirt.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
So...it's because you've saturated your microfiber towel? If you had a second microfiber towel would you prefer to use it rather than the t-shirt...or is there something special about the t-shirt that you just can't do without?

I really love your diffusing method! I am having the best hair with it! So I want to pick your brain for other tips.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

I use a microfiber dog towel from progroom.com. There was a group order at LHC a while back and we got a pretty good deal. It dries my hair so, so fast. I have no idea how I managed so long without one. I got a couple extra for my dogs too.
3a/b, fine, lots of it
Microfiber towel to scrunch then plop. Air dry or pixie curl diffuse depending on motivation
Modified CG since 9/03. 2B/3A. JESSICURL!!! Gentle Poo, Aloeba, Gelebration, Awe; or Mop Top Poo & Condish; Curlisto Mousse & Gel I. Winter: Elucence MB Clarify, Shampoo & Conditioner. ACV & honey rinses. Plop & Pixiecurl diffuse. Password: curls
spiderlashes - i switch to the t-shirt because the microfiber towel is saturated from using it to scrunch. i suppose using 2 microfiber towels would work well also!
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
I have more than one answer. I use the microfiber towel, 100% air and when it's cold sometimes a diffuser.
Maya
3b/c CG routine
HG line DevaCurl
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I put some gel into my hair and then blow dry with a diffuser.
3A/2C combination of ringlets and waves
I put my products on my hair, scrunch w/ a regular towel to remove excess moisture, then air dry for as long as I possibly can .. then use a blow dryer to dry for a few min. till it's TOTALLY dry..
2c-3aish,blonde, fine /normal

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HG's:Aura Hypo. Gel, HE Max Hold Mousse, Garnier Curl Construct Mousse, Abba Weightless, Potion 9, Honey, CON Shampoo, Suave Milk/Honey Condish, Aveda LE Smoothing Fluid, Garnier Sleek and Shine serem
I use a t-shirt. Less frizz that way.
Western Pennsylvania

3b, medium textured, medium thickness, medium porosity, protein sensitive
CG since 6/22/04

CO Washes: Suave Conditioners, Devacurl No Poo
Conditioners: Trader Joe Nourish, GV Conditioning Balm, JC Too Shea
Styling: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee, Chi Infra Gel, GF Pure Clean Gel
DT: Devacurl Heaven in Hair, Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture, Hask Henna & Placenta (every 3 mo)

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I voted air dry.
Sometimes I'll sit in front of a fan to help out a little.
Mostly 3B/C with a multiple personality disorder!
CO-Wash: Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, Suave, Coconut Sublime
Leave In: My own mix,
Curls Milkshake, Curls Souffle

Stylers: My own mix
-great results with Aussie IF gel
-Curls Goddess Glaze
DT: Lekair Cholesterol, my own mix
Curls Ecstasy Hair Tea

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I use a microfibre towel.
"It moisturizes my situation... preserves my sexy."
air dry
3A-3B mix, medium-thick, prone to splitting. Products: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner, Jojoba oil, Free me freesia conditioner to detangle. Trying to experiment with protein DTs a few times a month.

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