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misfitcurls 05-17-2009 08:04 AM

new way to blow dry!
 
I have never been able to diffuse as my hair gets really frizzy and stringy (even with the pixiecurl method!).

the other day i bought one of those satin sleep caps (one with a wide band from walmart) to try to wear at night for 2nd day hair (and it has been working!!)
you may be asking what does a sleep cap have to do with drying.

yesterday i plopped as usual (like 10 min wile i got dressed, etc). but then decided to experiment. i basically pineappled my wet hair except a few front pieces (like in my fotki) and plopped it into my satin cap. then i used a REGULAR BLOWDRYER (no diffuser) and blow dryed while the cap was still on!

the cap keeps your hair in somewhat of a scrunch and also protects it from the actual wind and all you get is the heat! it worked awesome for me! i blow dried till about 85-90% dry and had great volume!

just another option for those who "can't" blowdry

(plus it negates the need for a bulky diffuser meaning you can use any blow dryer (your friends, the one at the gym or a hotel etc!) hope this helps someone as much as it did me :blob2: :thumbup:

masa_inn 05-17-2009 08:23 AM

Wow, this is really interesting! Gotta try!

whatsercurl 05-17-2009 08:38 AM

What a cool idea! I tried to use my hardhat to dry while still plopped but the flour sack was too thick and it didn't work out.

I'll have to try this since I start to frizz past 50-60% dry.

redcelticcurls 05-17-2009 09:06 AM

I tried to do this with a mesh snood once, and it didn't work at all. Using the cap makes much more sense!

I'm still on an air dry kick, but when I need the quick blow dry some time, I will definitely try this.

Robin-in-FL 05-17-2009 09:40 AM

It didn't melt the cap?

I tried to use a blowdryer to dry a pair of tights once with disasterous results....

Speckla 05-17-2009 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Robin-in-FL (Post 968198)
It didn't melt the cap?

I tried to use a blowdryer to dry a pair of tights once with disasterous results....

It won't hurt the cap. They're meant to be washed and dried so it can handle the heat.

EarthyCurls 05-17-2009 11:23 AM

would it work with a tee shirt plop?

RozettaStone 05-17-2009 11:27 AM

This sounds brilliant. I'm going to try it but with my hair in the floursack towel plop.:smurfin:

I just had an image of myself in the ladies' locker room at my gym, using one of their little blowdryers with my hair plopped into a satin sleep bonnet -- I can just imagine what the other women would be thinking! :goofy: :laughing2:

QuirkyYogini 05-17-2009 11:53 AM

Oooh! Great idea! Thanks!

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Originally Posted by RozettaStone (Post 968283)
This sounds brilliant. I'm going to try it but with my hair in the floursack towel plop.:smurfin:

I just had an image of myself in the ladies' locker room at my gym, using one of their little blowdryers with my hair plopped into a satin sleep bonnet -- I can just imagine what the other women would be thinking! :goofy: :laughing2:

This made me actually laugh out loud! I can totally see it too! :laughing2:

RozettaStone 05-17-2009 12:28 PM

Heh, QuirkyYogini, why don't you try it first, and report back to us? :laughing2:

marinacurlz 05-17-2009 02:12 PM

Oooo neato! Now I gotta try this. I have seen that satin bonnet you speak of. I believe that's the one Speckla has. Now I have to get one.

oddityofwings 05-17-2009 03:40 PM

I tried something like this a few days ago, with a t-shirt. I didn't dry it long enough but I think it worked reasonably well. :)

misfitcurls 05-17-2009 04:34 PM

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I can just imagine what the other women would be thinking!
since when have we curlies cared what other people think?:joker:
i think a t-shirt or flour sack might be too thick for the heat to get through.
anyone who tries report back and lemme know how it goes :sunny:

whatsercurl 05-17-2009 04:41 PM

The flour sack was definitely too thick for me anyway.

I looked all over for one of the wide band hair bonnets but couldn't find one. The regular ones leave me with a dent in my forehead. :angry2:

Curly Girl Fla 05-17-2009 04:50 PM

So I did my weekly WalMart shopping trip today...and this little bonnet jumped in my cart right on top of the 38lb tub of cat litter....I figured anything that showed such athleticism deserved to come home with me...not sure if I'll try this tomorrow, but it would be so nice not to have to travel with a diffuser...

DEL2C 05-17-2009 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Curly Girl Fla (Post 968572)
So I did my weekly WalMart shopping trip today...and this little bonnet jumped in my cart right on top of the 38lb tub of cat litter....I figured anything that showed such athleticism deserved to come home with me...not sure if I'll try this tomorrow, but it would be so nice not to have to travel with a diffuser...

You crack me up!!! misfits, I'm really confused about how the heat gets in through the satin cap??? On the R2D2 thread someone is using the mesh cap under the dryer I can see how that would work. I believe you, I just can't get my head around it. I'll have to give it a try....

Speckla 05-17-2009 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by DEL2C (Post 968579)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Curly Girl Fla (Post 968572)
So I did my weekly WalMart shopping trip today...and this little bonnet jumped in my cart right on top of the 38lb tub of cat litter....I figured anything that showed such athleticism deserved to come home with me...not sure if I'll try this tomorrow, but it would be so nice not to have to travel with a diffuser...

You crack me up!!! misfits, I'm really confused about how the heat gets in through the satin cap??? On the R2D2 thread someone is using the mesh cap under the dryer I can see how that would work. I believe you, I just can't get my head around it. I'll have to give it a try....

The caps are very thin and they allow your hair to breath at night so it makes sense that the flow of blowdryer air can get in.

finch 05-17-2009 06:01 PM

I am SO trying this....

misfitcurls 05-17-2009 06:07 PM

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I looked all over for one of the wide band hair bonnets but couldn't find one. The regular ones leave me with a dent in my forehead.
i found mine at walmart in the "ethnic" hair care sections
here is one on ebay that looks just like mine

Curly Girl Fla 05-18-2009 07:44 AM

Just a quick note-did this this morning, and it works really well! Thanks for sharing, Misfit :). My hair actually has nice volume, and very little frizziness considering the humidity level. Who woulda thunk it?


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