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Old 11-23-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
 
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Default Do you air dry or diffuse?

Just wondering, do you air dry or diffuse?

I bought a diffuser and am trying to perfect drying my hair,
so it won't be uncomfortably wet/cold when I go to class in the mornings
but yet not allow the dryer to make me look like a chia pet....

What is your drying routine????
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:24 PM   #2
 
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I use a diffuser, since it defines my waves a hell of a lot better than air drying.
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:21 PM   #3
 
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I air-dry. In winder, I do have to wake up extra early to allow my hair to be mostly dry before I get to work. My hair seems to get too poofy/frizzy when I diffuse. I should probably try diffusing now that I've totally switched all of my styling products since last time I diffused (years ago).
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:24 PM   #4
 
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It really depends on my routine for the day. I go to school from 8-230 and work 330-midnight so I don't have a lot of time, but when I do, I diffuse. I feel like my curl is better defined when I diffuse.

The trick to diffusing, if I remember from when I used to do it all the time, is not to move the hair dryer around. Keep it on the same spot for 15-20 seconds, then move to another area. Rinse, wash, repeat until your head is dry.
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:00 PM   #5
 
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I mostly air-dry. Mainly because I am lazy!! But time is a factor some mornings so I do a combo. I let my hair air dry as much as possible then hit it with a diffuser before heading out the door. I have a half-hour ride to work so I wait until then to scrunch, if needed.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:24 PM   #6
 
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Just wondering, do you air dry or diffuse?

I bought a diffuser and am trying to perfect drying my hair,
so it won't be uncomfortably wet/cold when I go to class in the mornings
but yet not allow the dryer to make me look like a chia pet....

What is your drying routine????
Yay! You got one!

I do both If it's a cold morning and I don't feel like dealing with wet hair, I diffuse. But if I'm feeling lazy, I airdry.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:32 PM   #7
 
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i've always air dried. when i was younger, i didnt know diffusers existed! and now, i honestly just dont know how to use one correctly!!!! so i over night plop to minimize the wet rat look . summer time, i love just wearing my hair wet and having it dry up in the sun .
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