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Old 11-22-2011, 11:57 AM   #1
 
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Default Lightly blow drying product on low porosity hair

I've really been struggling to get moisture into my hair. Dc'ing with heat still isn't cutting it. For the last week I've been lightly blow drying my hair after applying product to get it to absorb. So far it's the most helpful thing I've tried. Any one else with low porosity do this? How does it work in the long term? Will this cause heat damage?
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:34 AM   #2
 
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:55 PM   #3
 
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Heat on DC used to help when I was transitioning, but now that i'm 100% natural, I DC on dry hair, cover it with a shower cap for an hour or so and wash it out. This helps with adding moisture for me.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:12 PM   #4
 
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I saw a girl on YT do that, can't remember who though.
As for heat damage, it probably depends on how often you do it.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:33 PM   #5
 
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I haven't done it yet but, next time I deep condition, I was thinking of covering my hair with a plastic cap and scarf and then blowing it with a hairdryer. My only worry is heating plastics and what it might do long term. I wonder if cling film would be better as I assume it's safe plastic (since people use it with food)...
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:20 PM   #6
 
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What shampoo are you using? Do you know the pH? And what DC are you using? Maybe the pH is too low or it's just not the right product for your hair?

I rinse my hair really well with very warm water after shampooing to get the hair to open up. I sit under a hooded dryer with a plastic cap and turn the heat up on the dryer so it's pretty warm under there. I don't squeeze all the water out before a DC so that there is some steaming going on. But then again, my hair is fine and it doesn't take as much work compared to if it was coarse.
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