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Old 04-18-2009, 05:29 AM   #1
 
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Red face The sotc fakeout

Anyone diffuse and airdry, feel like they are 100% dry and crunchy on the outside, go to sotc, and find that their middles are still wet?
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:53 AM   #2
 
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Yep, happens all the time. Diffusing mostly upside down and using the pixiecurl method helps to get the underneath and middle. Then, even when I think I'm dry, I try not to SOTC for at least an hour.
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Yep, I've had that happen. It's so frustrating.
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I agree with msgiblet; I don't touch mine for an hour at least. In fact, my new method is to wash & put in products in the evening, let it airdry and diffuse b/4 bed--then not touch it at all until morning. I have wonderful volume and differentiated curls the next day! And no frizz!
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All. the. time.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:44 AM   #6
 
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I don't diffuse (doesn't fit into my schedule), just plop then go to work with it partly wet (on "wash" days). It takes until after work to get dry on the inside! I am not patient enough, get tired of the wet look, scrunch.
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I have another type of SOTC fakeout.

I go to SOTC, it's very ramen-noodlish at the start, then after doing it my hair is smooth and clumpy, and looks really, really good. I get very excited. It's still maybe 10% damp, but that's ok, I can usually still SOTC fine at that point. I think it's looking great.

Then, slowly but surely, my hair continues to expand ever so slightly, then a little more, then even more, and before I know it, I've got a poofball.

And it all starts out so well. *sigh*
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It happens to me a lot, OP. I try hard to check for all over dampness, but I don't always find it before I SOTC.
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I have another type of SOTC fakeout.

I go to SOTC, it's very ramen-noodlish at the start, then after doing it my hair is smooth and clumpy, and looks really, really good. I get very excited. It's still maybe 10% damp, but that's ok, I can usually still SOTC fine at that point. I think it's looking great.

Then, slowly but surely, my hair continues to expand ever so slightly, then a little more, then even more, and before I know it, I've got a poofball.

And it all starts out so well. *sigh*
Yup same thing was happening to me. Now I never SOTC. Whatever ramenish thing is happening while wet is deceiving. If I just LEAVE it ALONE it's fine, in fact what I end up doing most of the time is when it's just about 90% dry I give it a light spritz of lavender mist and it settles back to what I want it to be.
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Anyone diffuse and airdry, feel like they are 100% dry and crunchy on the outside, go to sotc, and find that their middles are still wet?
Yep, especially with certain products. I try to make sure I diffuse enough with my hair flipped over. I don't always have the time though.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:22 PM   #11
 
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On weekends I am almost always doing premature SOTC. I hate going out with crispy looking hair so I deal with the consequences of early scrunching.
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On weekends I am almost always doing premature SOTC. I hate going out with crispy looking hair so I deal with the consequences of early scrunching.
Same here, all the time. I hate it during the week too, but I get so busy working that I don't even really pay attention. The weekend though...like you said xcptnl, I deal with the consequences.
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