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Old 05-17-2009, 08:04 AM   #1
 
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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
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:23 AM   #2
 
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Wow, this is really interesting! Gotta try!
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:38 AM   #3
 
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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.
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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.
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It didn't melt the cap?

I tried to use a blowdryer to dry a pair of tights once with disasterous results....
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:48 AM   #6
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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.
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would it work with a tee shirt plop?
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:27 AM   #8
 
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This sounds brilliant. I'm going to try it but with my hair in the floursack towel plop.

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!
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:53 AM   #9
 
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Oooh! Great idea! Thanks!

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

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!
This made me actually laugh out loud! I can totally see it too!
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:28 PM   #10
 
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Heh, QuirkyYogini, why don't you try it first, and report back to us?
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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.
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:40 PM   #12
 
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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.
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:34 PM   #13
 
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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?
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
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satin sleep cap & shea butter for day 2 hair
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:41 PM   #14
 
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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.
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:50 PM   #15
 
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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...
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:56 PM   #16
 
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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....
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:58 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:01 PM   #18
 
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I am SO trying this....
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:07 PM   #19
 
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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
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HG's:biolage condtioning balm and kpak (both the generic value versions)
overnight plop with a flour sack the strutt way
honey after leave-in
satin sleep cap & shea butter for day 2 hair
USING:KCKT&KCCC(its my HG )
ALSO LOVE:jessicurl aloeba leave-in, rr, ccss

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Old 05-18-2009, 07:44 AM   #20
 
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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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