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View Poll Results: How do you dry your hair?
1-Air dry 30 51.72%
2-Diffuse on warm 22 37.93%
3-Diffuse on cool 4 6.90%
4-Other 2 3.45%
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Old 09-10-2006, 06:00 PM   #21
 
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I airdry, and it takes my hair 8 hours to completely dry. But I only wash my hair once a week. It takes considerably less time to dry with no product, but that's a moot point.

The other days I spritz it with water or Awe Inspiraling and maybe use other product lightly. Whatever I put in, it just soaks it up! I do spend the last 2-3 days before washing again with an up-do, usually.

As for going out with wet hair, it does happen sometimes. I'm someone who walks and bikes a lot and it seems to dry quicker en route, because of the wind or something. I know that the minor inconvenience of wet hair in public is better than drying out my hair with a hair dryer.

Now that I've moved to a colder climate, I may have to use a hair dryer occasionally because it's better to do that than have wet hair freeze and break. It's really too bad that these things go hand-in-hand: 1) using a dryer to avoid wet hair freezing and 2) winter heating. My poor hair doesn't know what's coming.
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Old 09-10-2006, 08:16 PM   #22
 
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I plop for 1 minutes, then air dry while I sit on my bed at my laptop (usually on NC.com!) under my ceiling fan. Speeds up my drying time to like 30 minutes with NO frizz!
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:35 AM   #23
 
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I plop for about 15 to 20 minutes using a Curl-Ease towel, which pulls out some of the drips. If it's a work day, I then diffuse for maybe 5 minutes, which doesn't dry it nearly all the way but helps it air-dry faster. I don't mind the way it looks when it's kind of wet.
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:47 AM   #24
 
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Heh, I leave home with wet hair nearly every single day, every work day at least... it's mostly dry by the time I get to work. I thought about it and I realized that I have no idea how many other people I run into with wet hair. I'm usually not all that observant on a weekday morning, anyway I have my nose stuck in a book during the subway ride!
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Old 09-11-2006, 01:00 PM   #25
 
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I air dry.

I used to diffuse without fail after finding nc.com. But awhile back I decided to try air drying and that works pretty good for me. I'll diffuse if I'm in a hurry, though.
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Old 09-11-2006, 01:27 PM   #26
 
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I air dry. It takes around 8 hours to dry thoroughly, so I wash it at night, and it's (usually!) dry when I wake up.
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Old 09-11-2006, 03:07 PM   #27
 
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I guess I'm the freak who diffuses

I just can't wait for it to air-dry. I also have more lively hair when I diffuse it.
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:02 PM   #28
 
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Frizzyjen-you aren't the only "freak" -as of now 40% of the ladies here diffuse too! I don't know if I will be able to air dry all the time. I don't know if I can stand it. I just don't feel like I have a hair-do while it is wet. It looks stringy and yucky-how can I go out everyday like that? I am obviously struggling with it! Who knew it would be so hard? I am swearing off heat to dry it though. So it looks like a combo of air dry and cool diffuse for me! I hope I get a good routine worked out!
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:56 PM   #29
 
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No you most certainly are NOT the only freak! Not only do I like the way my hair looks diffused and hate going out with wet hair...I hate the air drying process. I feel like I walk around all stiff so my hair doesn't move then I get a neck/headache.
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:22 AM   #30
 
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I diffuse in sections using a bowl diffusor. I use high heat, low speed, unless I'm in a big hurry--then I do high speed. I do the high heat for 10 seconds and then hit the cool shot button for 10 seconds. I actually watch the second hand on the clock. If I were to airdry completely, it would take 4 hours and my roots would be flat. I usually diffuse 80% to 90% dry and airdry the rest of the way.
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:56 PM   #31
 
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Ok, I feel better now.
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:41 PM   #32
 
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I shake my head upside down and side to side as I blow dry full on heat. The cetrifical force stretches out my curls some. I use an ionic dryer. Airdrying just never works for me. It takes too long and I get a bad result.
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