most effective ways to dry hair?

i shower and style etc in the morning (no matter what i do at night i can NEVER get reasonable second day hair)

but i really hate going to school with wet hair, especially when it's cold.
also since im growing my hair out it'll start taking ages to dry

so what are the most effective drying techniques?

i currently plop for about an hour before i go to school with a micro fibre towell, but its still pretty wet afterwards.

thanks
Leave in/rinse out:
Tresemme naturals conditioner
Boots curl creme
Co wash:
Original source conditioner
Garnier fructis repair&shine conditioner

My hair takes quite a while to dry too. I have a couple of things that seem to help. I scrunch my hair with a flour sack towel to remove a bunch of water, then plop with a new, dry flour sack towel. I generally only plop for about ten minutes, by that time the towel is wet and doesn't seem to remove any more water if I leave it any longer than that. Sometimes I'll replop with a dry towel, and that seems to help speed things a little. I almost never diffuse, I don't have patience and I don't like using heat on my hair. Once I'm done plopping I clip my roots up, which helps to keep them from plastering to my head, which helps to dry a little faster. Even with all of this, though, it still takes up to two hours for my hair to be totally dry, and I live in a very dry climate! I bet it would take even longer if I lived somewhere humid...
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I forgot to mention, if I can go outside for a while, it helps speed things up a lot. I think the sun and the breeze work together. Lately I can't do that though, because it just freezes solid and it's just as wet when it thaws out!
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fine texture, med porosity


Co-wash:
GTTT, Live Clean, EO Sweet Orange
Condish: Calia, AO Rosa Mosqueta/White Camellia/Honeysuckle Rose/Island Naturals/GPB, ABBA Pure Gentle, Desert Essence Shea Butter
DT: Usually just use one of my richer conditioners, sometimes add oils or honey
Gels: Homemade FSG!!!, Druide, BRHG, Alba Soft Hold Style Cream,
AOMM

experimenting with: honey, agave, oils, butters, ACV, Curls Milkshake, more conditioners





thanks, i will try this out
yeah, i find that when im outside my hair drys quicker too, so my hair drys quite a bit while im at the bus stop.
it doesn't really work in winter ...
Leave in/rinse out:
Tresemme naturals conditioner
Boots curl creme
Co wash:
Original source conditioner
Garnier fructis repair&shine conditioner

My hair holds water as well so in the winter time particularly my hair is almost never dry leaving the house. I notice that you plop for an hour using the same towel??

I would suggest (like LTG said) to change your towel midstream to get as much water soaked out as possible. Once your towel is damp the absorbency is lost and all you're going to have to wet hair.. is a wet towel.

Unlike you ladies I broke down and started holding a diffuser to the roots of my hair b/c I live in NYC and its been wayyyy too cold. Or I sit under a hood dryer on a low setting for a bit which is time consuming... but the the roots clipped up its actually helpful while subjecting my hair to minimal heat.

Good luck.
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I can almost never get second day hair too! My hair is a mess right now (just washed it yesterday) and I dont think it's healthy to wash it every morning with just conditioner.. is it?
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i shower and style etc in the morning (no matter what i do at night i can NEVER get reasonable second day hair)

but i really hate going to school with wet hair, especially when it's cold.
also since im growing my hair out it'll start taking ages to dry

so what are the most effective drying techniques?

i currently plop for about an hour before i go to school with a micro fibre towell, but its still pretty wet afterwards.

thanks
Originally Posted by curlypufferfish
Do you scrunch out any excess water before plopping? I find that can help with drying times. Also, I find the less time I plop, the faster it'll dry after (the physics of this doesn't make sense, but it always works) - 30 minute plops take 2 hours... 1 hour plots take at least 3 hours to dry. Go figure.

Also, diffusing using the pixiecurl method seems to cut down on drying time for me when I plop (I don't always) - the heat will help the water evaporate more quickly.
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no, i don't think it's healthy to co wash every day (at least that's what i've read). i have never had 2nd day hair, either. what i do is almost saturate hair with water spritzer bottle thingy every day, while out of shower wearing a bathrobe. then go through my regular routine.

anyhoo, in terms of drying, sometimes it takes my hair all day to dry. i don't like diffusing, my hair looks better without it, but i do find that if i hit it even for just 5 minutes, it speeds up the process a lot. oh yeah, and going outside helps me, too.
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I can almost never get second day hair too! My hair is a mess right now (just washed it yesterday) and I dont think it's healthy to wash it every morning with just conditioner.. is it?
Originally Posted by CurlyFreakx3
A lot of us do - I only use a surfactant-based shampoo about twice a month or so, and plenty of people here haven't touched shampoo in a year or more. I wet, co-wash, and condition daily and my hair's getting nothing but healthier. As long as you scrub your scalp and don't have buildup, you should be fine. :-)
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

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oo, thanks for all the replies guys
tbh i kinda forgot i'd actually posted this - which is why there has been a bit of a delay in replying

i'll try these techniques out tomorrow ....
Leave in/rinse out:
Tresemme naturals conditioner
Boots curl creme
Co wash:
Original source conditioner
Garnier fructis repair&shine conditioner

I'd definitely diffuse, even if only for a few minutes (even 5 mins will help a lot) to get some of the big moisture spots on their way to dry.

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I can almost never get second day hair too! My hair is a mess right now (just washed it yesterday) and I dont think it's healthy to wash it every morning with just conditioner.. is it?
Originally Posted by CurlyFreakx3
A lot of us do - I only use a surfactant-based shampoo about twice a month or so, and plenty of people here haven't touched shampoo in a year or more. I wet, co-wash, and condition daily and my hair's getting nothing but healthier. As long as you scrub your scalp and don't have buildup, you should be fine. :-)
Originally Posted by oddityofwings
I co-wash my hair daily as well and have no problems. It's not that I need to, but I like to. I have time and look forward to washing and doing my hair daily.

I agree with changing to a dry towel in the middle of your plop to help with drying.
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Same here. My hair feels softer, and styles better after cowashing. I used to be lazy and only do it a couple times a week, until I realized how much better my hair looked on cowash days. It's a daily thing now.
This is what's been working for me. It worked when my hair was really long, it worked at BSL and it's working on my short bob. I first apply leave-in and Boots Curl Creme, then plop into a super absorbent microfiber towel. Go about my morning getting dressed, doing makeup, etc. Take my hair out of the towel, rake/scrunch gel, diffuse for a minute or two, then clip up the roots with duckbill clips. It takes me about 45 minutes to get my kids to school and get to work. When I park at work, I remove the clips.
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I can almost never get second day hair too! My hair is a mess right now (just washed it yesterday) and I dont think it's healthy to wash it every morning with just conditioner.. is it?
Originally Posted by CurlyFreakx3
Of course it can be. Many curlies say they don't wash everyday so their hair doesn't dry out b/c that works best for their hair. But this is not true of everyone. I cowash everyday and my hair is always moisturized. Normally it is very dry and I never ever have gotten 2nd day hair until recently using a new gellie. I attribute being able to wash everyday because I use the S&C technique. This is less drying on the hair especially if you are porous and actually allows me to cowash everyday and constantly pump moisture into my hair. Since I've done this (several months now--definitely the entire winter) my hair has been glossy, soft, bouncy and moisturized.

So never say never. Find out what works for you by trial and error. If you don't get 2nd day hair, I don't see why you can't cowash every day esp if you do S&C or a modified form of it.
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Last edited by belasuna; 03-03-2010 at 03:31 PM.
yeah, i've found with a lot of things here that it's mainly a case of trial and error, which is pretty frustrating at times when you just wanna skip ahead in time to when you know exactly what works for you
Leave in/rinse out:
Tresemme naturals conditioner
Boots curl creme
Co wash:
Original source conditioner
Garnier fructis repair&shine conditioner

yeah, i've found with a lot of things here that it's mainly a case of trial and error, which is pretty frustrating at times when you just wanna skip ahead in time to when you know exactly what works for you
Originally Posted by curlypufferfish
exactly, couldn't agree more!

belasuna, what is the new gellie you are that is working so well for you?
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When I had long hair (down to the middle of my back), I would shower at night, apply conditioner, plop in a towel until it was soaked (approx. 2 seconds), apply gel, plop in a t-shirt, then plop in a different t-shirt all night.

It got mostly dry, only took 30 minutes to dry the rest of the way, and I really didn't have to do anything to it in the morning before I took off.
i've always thought of plopping overnight as being probably the best way to have pretty much dry hair in the morning, however when i tried it my curls were majorly disformed and squinty and basically squashed!!

i must turn a lot in the night or something ... cos i NEVER get second day hair
Leave in/rinse out:
Tresemme naturals conditioner
Boots curl creme
Co wash:
Original source conditioner
Garnier fructis repair&shine conditioner

i've always thought of plopping overnight as being probably the best way to have pretty much dry hair in the morning, however when i tried it my curls were majorly disformed and squinty and basically squashed!!

i must turn a lot in the night or something ... cos i NEVER get second day hair
Originally Posted by curlypufferfish

same thing with me.. though i've yet to plop over night, this happens when i've tried plopping for 15 minutes!
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protein sensitive(?)
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