Hair drying question:

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It would seem as though the product would go on first ... but I watched a you tube video of a woman with GREAT curls and she said she dries her hair about 50% and THEN uses products and finishes drying. I was looking for others' experiences for a consensus.
Hairtype: 2C-3A/Highly Porous/High Density
Co-wash: Devacurl No-Poo
Daily Conditioner: Devacurl One Condition
Leave In: KCKT (still experimenting)
Gel: KCCC (still experimenting)

Last edited by ssa79; 02-24-2013 at 08:07 PM.
I apply product first. I apply the JCCC on hair that is scrunched with my CLU cloth but still wet then I apply the KCCC and scrunch again with the CLU cloth then diffuse. Some of it depends on the product itself as to wether it is best applied to wet, damp, or even dry hair. My second and third day hair is obtained with CJCIAB applied to dry hair but I had zero luck using that product on day one wet hair. It also has to do with the hair itself - if I touch my hair at the damp stage it will frizz and I will lose the curl. So applying products after diffusing would not work for me.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
I read all the replies but I apply product first, then air dry for a while (like 20 to 30 minutes), then I blow dry the under sections only without using the diffuser attachment.

I pick up random chunks of my hair and concentrate the dryer on the under layers. I am standing upright because drying my hair upside down (even with a diffuser) makes it look crazy and huge but not in a good way. The whole shebang takes about 5 minutes or less and I get really good volume by doing this.
HG: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (always and forever)
Cantu Naturals s & c (shampoo 1x a week), use conditioner as a co-wash every day and LI under my gel.

Air dry then diffuse canapy layers only for volume
Coconut oil before/after coloring grays and on ends.

2b/c mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity. After 16 years on I FINALLY figured it out..

I could not sleep on my curls, they would disappear and not be there in the morning. I wash, condition, scruch in curl with a curlease towel, then wrap loosly with the towel. dress. unwrap hair, apply product, clip; wait maybe a half hour or 45 min (emails, makeup); then, I use a dryer with a diffuser. I could NOT sit under one of those things, I dont even like it at the salon. Nope. Get a hot sock for your hand dryer and keep it moving over your hair; and do the underside first.

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