new way to blow dry!

If you don't clip you'll end up with flat head syndrome
Originally Posted by DEL2C
I stopped clipping. I put my hair in the bonnet upside down and also dry with the bonnet on upside down and get pretty decent volume. When I clipped I was getting my clips caught while trying to put the bonnet on (probably because I was upside down). But just a suggestion for whatsercurl if you want to try without clipping. I do not have the amount of hair that Miss Del has so mine probably does not get squished down either.

I, also, have been thinking of a different cap -meshlike. So I am thinking the hair net might work (without clips of course).
Originally Posted by xcptnl
xcptnl I've been using butterfly clips instead of metal ones and like them much better. I also intend to buy a mesh type hair thingy...I got one of those old fashioned triangle ones?? It worked well but I prefer a cap, just easier to deal with..

neekie maybe if you clip you'll hold onto your volume...I'm a big clippy fan can ya tell
Originally Posted by DEL2C
That is what I was using and I was still having user issues. I am klutz when it comes to hair appliances/tools, etc. I am going to go to walmart today and see if I can pick up a hairnet of some type.
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here's my hair. so i did the new drying method this morning with a bit of the gel. this pic was taken a few moments ago after work and playing with the doggies





its a tad poofy. i'll be trying the gel with air drying to see if i get less poof
3b
medium coarse
BSL
last relaxer 07/2006
some heat damage

still looking for good affordable products. Any tips are welcomed
My hair was not as curly as when I pixiecurl diffuse, but it will be perfect for travel. Now I can be free of my dryer and two different diffusers (sad I know!).

Thanks for the idea!

Leslie
Originally Posted by llp
This is EXACTLY what I was thinking!!! The idea of traveling with a diffuser is scary to me, so I'm looking forward to trying this!



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I used an open hair net (black rayon from Sally's), and this worked even better! I got some major compliments on the loose, non-frizzy curls today, and my hair dried so much faster. I need to try it again tomorrow to see how consistent the results are.

Last edited by Curly Girl Fla; 06-03-2009 at 05:53 AM.
Haven't read the entire thread yet, but just wanted to say thank you for posting such a neat, new idea! I would have never thought of that. I am totally interested and will have to try it sometime.

Have you also tried sleeping with a satin or silk pillowcase? I have converted both of mine to satin, now! Haven't tried a cap yet, but am definitely liking my new Turbie Twist.
I finally got to try this last night.
I co-washed with my usual GTTTT, combed/parted my hair, added some HESMU (quarter sized blob) and plopped my hair into the bonnet.
(Used one from Wal-mart in Ethnic hair care section. I kinda wanna try the Sally's one now though)

Plopping my hair into the bonnet proved to be a bit difficult, and I ended up biting on one end of the band while sticking my hair in, so I wouldn't get any stray strands out (if you've done this, you probably know what I'm talking about).

I blow dryed without the diffuser on high heat, until it felt about 70 percent dry. I stopped for 5 minutes (it's better when I let my hair "set" for a second when I blow dry), then started back up again just for a couple minutes.

Then I left my hair in the bonnet all night until I woke up for summer school this morning. ()

After I SOTC'd (OH OH, DID I USE THAT ACRONYM RIGHT? ...*cough*) it looked okay, but kind of clumpy. I ended up wetting it down a tad, and working my hair through it a bit more.

This is what I got:

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This is what my hair looks like (air dried, second day hair):
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And this is what my hair looks like regularly diffused:
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All the same products are being used for these, so it can be a sort of reference ^^

All in all, I think I'll be doing it again. I get super lazy in the morning, and it's kind of a good scrunch and go worry free method.
And I think I can get good 3 day hair from this too, if I'm lucky.
Cool/easy way to blow dry
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Last edited by kellygreen49; 06-11-2009 at 03:08 PM.
I tried this once and got ok results. My hair is so long though that I think it just got smashed in the cap. Plus it took a long time to dry. Any other BSL curlies get good (or bad) results with this?

BTW kellygreen your hair is looking sooooo much better. You've got tons of curl again
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i actually seem to get better results from pineappling once i compared. no heat, no work, no worries, and i can wake up as late as i want to and still have oodles of volume.
3b
medium coarse
BSL
last relaxer 07/2006
some heat damage

still looking for good affordable products. Any tips are welcomed
I didn't read through this whole thread, so I'm sorry if this is a repeat, but I tried this with a T Shirt a while back, and the t shirt was too thick. My hair was still very wet afterwards.
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I tried this once and got ok results. My hair is so long though that I think it just got smashed in the cap. Plus it took a long time to dry. Any other BSL curlies get good (or bad) results with this?
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
Jess, BSL here. I've tried this a few times but not much luck so far. Even with the nifty purple wide-band bonnet I bought specially for it.

It's really hard to stuff all my hair into the bonnet. I've tried doing a loose pineapple first, and I've tried without it. It seems to take just as long to get my hair near-dry as it does to simply diffuse it, and I feel that most of the heat is hitting the same parts of my hair and never reaches the underparts of my hair in the bonnet.

Before I found the bonnet I tried doing this several times through a loose-ish floursack plop, and I think I had better results that way. I don't want to give up on this idea and I'll try it a few more times, but I don't think it's going to work out for me.

However, the comic value of seeing myself in the mirror in my big, poofed-up purple bonnet is definitely worth the price!

For those of you drying your hair without a diffuser through a net or mesh fabric, my concern with that is that we're back to basically using high heat directly on our hair. I'm worried it will cause damage. What do you guys think?
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i have hair that is bsl and it works better for me than diffusing.

the reason i started doing it this way is because diffusing gave me big time FRIZZ so i hoped it would work for others who CANNOT diffuse

and also for those who travel and dont want to take up the extra precious travel space with a clunky diffuser.

plus for me its a double use product (sleeping with my hair in a pineapple with the cap over it is the only way i get 2nd day hair!)

i still air dry most of the time (i just don't have patience to spend time drying my hair) but love this method when i am in a hurry
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overnight plop with a flour sack the strutt way
honey after leave-in
satin sleep cap & shea butter for day 2 hair
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I tried this once and got ok results. My hair is so long though that I think it just got smashed in the cap. Plus it took a long time to dry. Any other BSL curlies get good (or bad) results with this?
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
Jess, BSL here. I've tried this a few times but not much luck so far. Even with the nifty purple wide-band bonnet I bought specially for it.

It's really hard to stuff all my hair into the bonnet. I've tried doing a loose pineapple first, and I've tried without it. It seems to take just as long to get my hair near-dry as it does to simply diffuse it, and I feel that most of the heat is hitting the same parts of my hair and never reaches the underparts of my hair in the bonnet.

Before I found the bonnet I tried doing this several times through a loose-ish floursack plop, and I think I had better results that way. I don't want to give up on this idea and I'll try it a few more times, but I don't think it's going to work out for me.

However, the comic value of seeing myself in the mirror in my big, poofed-up purple bonnet is definitely worth the price!

For those of you drying your hair without a diffuser through a net or mesh fabric, my concern with that is that we're back to basically using high heat directly on our hair. I'm worried it will cause damage. What do you guys think?
Originally Posted by RozettaStone
i wondered the same thing which is why i've gone back to air drying in a pineapple over nite. so far that gives me the absolute best results. however i think this is still a really good idea for days where i need to wash and go the same day (when i didnt have the foresight to pineapple). so it will stay in my arsenal for later uses. plus if done once in a while i cant see the harm of it is high heat
3b
medium coarse
BSL
last relaxer 07/2006
some heat damage

still looking for good affordable products. Any tips are welcomed
I need to try this.

I hope, hope, hope this works for me. Because plopping doesn't work nor does diffusing. I get frizz. So I either go out with wet hair or wash at night, both stink.

http://www.sallybeauty.com/Satin-Sle...html?cgid=Hair

Is that the kind of sleep cap?

Also how close do you put the dryer to your hair?
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i'm pretty sure thats the one i used for this and i had the drier several inches way from the cap. i pretty much just blow dried the same as i would if the cap wasnt on

has anyone tried doing a pineapple then putting the cap on and trying this? i've been wondering about that
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last relaxer 07/2006
some heat damage

still looking for good affordable products. Any tips are welcomed
I do this as well!!

I add my product, scrunch, etc. Then I put on the cap and while my head is still flipped over I take a headband and place it over the cap, to keep my hair gathered at the top of my head (that way I can blowdry right-side up). I do this for about 5 minutes, take off the cap, and pixie curl for a few minutes. Then I throw the cap back on (with the headband) and blowdry for a few more minutes. Then I just keep it on as I get ready so my hair's not in my face and my roots have some more time to dry.

It works wonderfully! I won' t be able to do this once classes start up (I can't get up early AND do my hair in the morning), but it's nice for the summer
I tried it today! I like it a lot so far.
I am going to wait until it's dry completely. I only did about 7 minutes. How long do most of you do it?

Pics! Let me know what you think..
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3b | low-normal porosity (still confused, definitely not high porosity) | med to coarse texture

Co-Wash: most any silicone free V05 or Suave | RO: GVP Cond. Balm, GVP Joico K Pak, Tresemme Naturals Moisutrizing Cond., SheaMoisture Shea Butter Restorative Cond. | LI: one of my rinse outs | DT: one of my rinse outs with oil | Stylers: BRHG
BTW kellygreen your hair is looking sooooo much better. You've got tons of curl again
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
Thanks! I'm doing some product testing soon, I got some Spiral Spritz, Princess Glaze, and Kozama coconut pudding samples from kathymack. And then I'm thinking about going mod CG, since I just ordered sample sizes of Jessicurl Cleansing cream and Gentle Lather Shampoo along with Confident Coils. I got some GVP balm at Sally's the other day too!

GTTTT is giving me good results, but only with ACV rinses, and for some reason, the ACV rinses aren't taking like they used to. I could get away with doing it once every couple weeks, but when I did my last one, my crown was really oily 3 days after the rinse, which it hasn't done that in awhile.


Residual-
It looks good!
I think I want to try mine again, but dry it less. I did mine for a good 10-12 minutes, and my curl formation was a little funky.
And I want to try it again almost FULLY drying it, but not sleeping on it, and see how first day hair is with it.
Post up pics when it's dry!
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I tried this method today, and I'm definitely going to try it again, maybe as soon as tomorrow. I don't have one of the satin bonnets, but I have BSL hair, and now that I hear people with that length are having issues getting it to fit in, I think I might hold off. I read about this method yesterday, and wanted to give it a try, so I opened up my closet, looking for any shirts made out of thin material (that I don't care so much about, in case it reacts badly with the products or heat). I found a cotton button down shirt that is fairly lightweight, and it even has really tiny holes dispersed evenly across the fabric as part of the design. I buttoned it up and plopped (now, the plop was interesting. I've only done it with short sleeve shirts before, and I need some practice with long sleeve ones), then unbuttoned it (when I plopped, I made sure the buttons were on top because I can't tell if they are plastic or metal, and either way I was concerned they would burn my head). This made it so the air only had to go through one layer of fabric, instead of two. Maybe a normal t-shirt still wouldn't work, but if you have a t-shirt that feels exceptionally thin (or even better, one that feels thin and you don't mind cutting in half so there'd only be one layer of fabric around your hair). This might work for people who have longer hair and have problems with fitting it in the bonnet. I feel like I got good results, but I looked really, really ridiculous. I'm not sure I would have the courage to do this around other people, lol.

I blame it on the bad plopping, but the front dried significantly faster than the back (I just finished; as I'm typing this, the front is about 95% dry, and the back is around 55%). I have pretty good spirals in the front; I think the back is going to dry mostly straight with just a few waves, because that's what it likes to do.

On that note, I think this method is going to be really helpful for days when for whatever reason I can't shower at night (my hair curls best if I go to sleep with wet hair), or if for some reason I must shower during the day.


Thanks for suggesting this!

Oh, and if anyone is worried about heat damage, I found a decent heat protector spray the other day called i want it smooth by iStyle by Samy. It has one cone, PEG-8 Dimethicone/Dimer Dilinoleic Acid Copolymer, but I think that's water-soluble. I'm not really great at reading labels, but I think it's CG. I posted about it in a thread about heat protectors right here (there's more heat spray suggestions, plus the ingredients in the one I used):

CG Heat Protector?
I have fine, 2c hair with normal porosity (I think.... ).

Currently, I'm using Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut (co-wash), LVPNG (regular conditioner), Giovanni Direct Leave-In, and HETT (gel). Every now and then (once a week or so, whenever my hair needs it) I use GTTT shampoo. I've had good success with plopping and pixie curling, but my hair dries best if I shower and then sleep on it. My hair does NOT like honey.

I've been CG since June 29th, 2009.

Last edited by WavyAngie; 07-02-2009 at 01:22 PM.
Why not just get one of these? I have one.... a soft bonnet dryer you attach to your blowdryer.

http://www.frizzoff.com/prod32.aspx

When I travel, I take the little sock thing for the end of my dryer -- most hotels have dryers so I don't usually have to pack that and the little sock acts as a perfect diffuser without the bulk of a big one to pack.

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