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Old 08-27-2008, 10:16 AM   #1
 
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I'm not doing anything much today, so just water washed my hair, and thought I'd try out not plopping or towel drying my hair in any way, and just draped a towel over my shoulders. My hair has actually dried surprisingly well, and my curls are looking fairly clumpy and non stringy (I have no idea why!)

The only down side is that it took quite a while to dry like this!
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:23 AM   #2
 
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I have heard that just letting your hair dry like this actually gives better clumps and curl formation. I can't imagine doing it, though -- my hair might be dry by October!
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I"ve done that a couple times early in the morning while staying home for the day and experimenting with various drying techniques. Roots were still damp after supper.

Also found that the weight of the water had a tendency to make my curls less bouncy and drug out.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:28 AM   #4
 
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I guess it only works on fine hair - mine dried relatively quickly, just took longer than usual.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:43 AM   #5
 
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I've done this a couple of times after swimming and rinsing it off and letting it do what it wants. It definitely curls better for me, although it seems like I get more frizz too. It probably takes twice as long to dry, even though my hair is fine. If I had the time, I might do it every day.
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I do this from time to time but the constant dripping can be annoying, plus it really takes all day, literally, to dry. I prefer it for warmer weather especially if I'm gonna be outside a lot as that speeds things up.

I used to do it all the time; apply products to dripping wet hair, shake vigorously and allow to drip dry. All because I was scared touching it with a t shirt, far less a regular towel would cause frizz and wip off all the product!

I've since found that this is not necesarily the case so I usually at least blot dry or tie with a t-shirt loosely for a few minutes.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:53 AM   #7
 
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Can't do it. I couldn't tolerate having hair that wasn't dry in a couple of hours, it would drive me mad! I use the Aquis towel to soak up some of the water and then let it air dry. It takes about two hours to dry completely, but is reasonably dry in an hour.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:02 AM   #8
 
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I think I'm going to try it again and time it. Took about half hour to stop dripping I should think.
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Sometimes when I have a bath (no hair washing) I just dunk my whole head in the tub (big tub, can just slide under that water) and then wander around the house dripping. When I do that, the curls on top of my head are gone, but the rest of them are more organized and larger than usual.
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i blot a little bit with my microfiber towel, then i lay facedown on my bed with my head over the edge of the bed and let my hair dangle over with a towel underneath. the ends of my hair rest on the towel, which helps pull excess water out, and soaks up any drips that occur. i lay there for about ten to twenty minutes, then get up and plop or pineapple or just leave it down. it's usually not dripping anymore by that point, and it REALLY gives nice lift at the roots.
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i blot a little bit with my microfiber towel, then i lay facedown on my bed with my head over the edge of the bed and let my hair dangle over with a towel underneath. the ends of my hair rest on the towel, which helps pull excess water out, and soaks up any drips that occur. i lay there for about ten to twenty minutes, then get up and plop or pineapple or just leave it down. it's usually not dripping anymore by that point, and it REALLY gives nice lift at the roots.
That... is genius. so trying that the next time I do my hair...
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I've just timed it - 20 minutes to stop dripping, and now the main drying starts. Wish it was quicker, but it's obviously quicker than a lot of you experience.
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also, if i'm showering at night right before i go to bed, i put my microfiber towel on top of my regular pillowcase, put my satin-cased pillow at the base of my head/neck, and drape my hair ABOVE my head on the microfiber towel. that way, i'm not laying on it, my lower roots are on the satin (which prevents tangling and damage if i turn during the night), and the microfiber continues to gently dry my hair. when i wake up, it's dry, curly, and my roots are curly, too, since all the weight was taken off them by having my hair above my head instead of down.
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:53 PM   #14
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I always drip dry.
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I air dry every day (and it takes 3/4 hours).



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Old 08-31-2008, 11:09 AM   #16
 
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That's what I always do! LOL! I'm glad it works for you though!
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I always drip dry mine. It's the fastest and most convenient way for my to get my hair done on any day. It's the best! It usually takes 3 to 4 hours before it's dry though.
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:21 PM   #18
 
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Drip dry or air dry??

WAY different. If I drip dry my clothes (and floor and house) would be soaked and I would stay wet indefinitely. Plus the water would weigh down down roots.

Air dry after plopping or towel drying of some sort); that I can do - still takes hours though...
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I apply products to soaking wet hair but by the time I have flipped my head up the right way and back over to rearrange my hair, lotioned my body and got dressed it's not really a drip-dry but still pretty wet and takes on average about 5hrs to dry.
But today for some reason my hair was super wet and I did drip dry ( not intentionally) I really can't see a difference, but maybe it's because my hair is usually wet anyway.
the whole apply products to damp hair or heat drying thing doesn't work for me at all
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:17 PM   #20
 
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Hmmm... VERY interested in Celticgodess' methodology (very sophisticated word there!) ... so, you wash your hair, put in whatever you're going to while is soaking wet, blot it, and hang it over the bed, and you're face down? I've got to try that! and the overnight thing... to leave the house in the a.m. without wet hair (in the freezing winter) would be great ... so the satin pillow case is under your neck and lower part of your head ... your hair is draped towards the top of the bed/wall on your MF towel ... and that works? totally gonna try it!

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