How do you know when your hair is dry?

I know that sounds stupid, but I frequently think my hair is dry and then scrunch it only to find out that the gel is dry but the hair is still slightly damp. Then it's frizz city. I hate the crunchy look and I'm impatient to scrunch out the crunch.

Would scrunching out the crunch with a curl cream help in case it's still damp?

Who knew curly hair could be so much work!
If my hair feels cooler than room temp, I know it's still a bit damp....
2Poodles Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

try to SOTC with a bit of oil in your palms. I always do it that way, and if your hairs not dry and you dont want to scrunch it, then rub the oil on your legs or arms then your not wasting it

my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
I usually can tell by my roots.

3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
I take a clump near the crown and gently squeeze it between my fingers (this is the spot that takes the longest to dry for me, if you have a different spot that takes the longest, then check there). By squeeze, I mean from the sides not scrunch from the bottom. It will break some of the gel cast but not really disturb the style so you can see if the hair inside the cast is dry.
Also, in my experience, SOTCing with an oil or moisturizing product does help cut down on frizz. Also helps with un-scrunchable crunch.

Last edited by swtndspcy; 03-30-2012 at 10:42 AM.
I use an open palm and gently touch the hair on my crown, near the roots, since that's the spot that takes longest to dry. If it's not dry yet, it's not a big deal because an open palm doesn't disturb the curl and create frizz.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Go To Products /Routine:
Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
PT: IAGirl's as needed
No, this is totally NOT a stupid question!! I was thinking about this the other day, too. It seems that every time my hair feels dry on the outside, it's only because the gel cast is "dry" -- but my hair isn't! I second Swtndspcy's idea -- feel a piece of your hair that usually takes a longer time to dry (probably more toward the top of your hair/head, because that part is less likely to be caked in styling goop, the thing that's fooling us about our "dried" hair in the first place ). If that spot is dry, then you should be good.
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!
The sotc fake out !!!

happens all the time.
3a/3b coarse and thick.....big and red

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