View Poll Results: How long does it take to do your hair
1-2 hour 18 81.82%
3-4 hours 3 13.64%
5 hours or more 1 4.55%
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How long does it take to "do" your hair

How long does it take to style your hair on wash day and what is your regimine.
the actualy washing, combing and styling of my hair doesn't take long at all...maybe 25 mins tops, it's the air drying that takes 5+ hrs
Long thick curls, mix of 3b/3c
My shower takes about 15 mins.
Putting in products can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes.
Drying takes 3-5 hours.

Currently, I'm experimenting with a ton of products, but here's the current lineup:
Poo with Creme of Nature Detangling Conditioning
Condition with B2B Pom, One C, Burt's Bee's Super Shiny, or Too Shea!
Rinse with cool water
Put in some of whatever condish I was using or Aussie 3MM
Put in some LOOB
Apply LA Looks Durahold, BRHG, or GF Wet Gel (just started using this again yesterday)

CoN green, HE hello hydration, burt's bees super shiny condish, & KCCC.

mostly 3b, mod CG

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I shampoo and condition every day.

If I'm speedy my shower takes 10-12 minutes
-about 4 minutes to comb through it and apply my gel
-probably 10-15 minutes to diffuse it dry depending on how dry I want it.

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Ditto what spring1onu said, except that I don't shampoo.
2c-3a/m/ii (FIA), CG since June 1st, 2007!
Love Jessicurl and KCCC might be my HG.

I would say about 3-4 hours to do the whole routine!
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I take 10 - 15 minutes in the shower - either wash with Jessicurl HCC or co-wash w/ Suave Naturals, put GF leave-in and Rockin' Ringlets in soaking wet hair. Less than 5 minutes to blot with a microfiber towel and put in a few clips. (I stopped using gel a few weeks ago and like the results much better - softer and thicker curls.) Air drying takes a couple of hours. Sometimes I diffuse for 10 minutes. It only takes about 45 minutes to get completely dry after that.
Couple of inches past shoulder length 3A. Shampoo every 3rd or 4th day w/ baby shampoo; Tigi Fashionista conditioner; back to Condition 3-in-1 mousse . Alternate days water rinse, conditioner and mousse.
Well, styling is a breeze because I mostly just wash and go, but I have to pre-poo for a few hours or overnight before I wash the conditioner out.
Coily and cute.

I'm not counting shower time, but I do put conditioner on as soon as I get in the shower.

It takes me about 45 minutes.

I put leave-in cond and zero frizz, wrap it up in a twisty towel while I put on my make-up and get dressed. Then I put on my anti-frizz spray, mousse, and gel. The I difusse for a few minutes to prevent shrinkage and let the rest air dry throughout the day.
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An hour if I hood dry -- 20-25 minutes to wash myself, and wash and style my hair. 30 minutes under the hood dryer, 5 minutes or so with the diffuser to dry the neck, 5 more minutes to unscrunch and fluff. If I don't hood dry, then another 5-6 hours to air dry.
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10 min in the shower, 3 min to apply products, plop for 5 min and diffuse dry (about 10 min). I guess that would be about 1/2 hr? My hair is pretty short right now though.
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Not even an hour for just my hair. Cowash, condition, detangle, apply product and go.
3b-3c CG
I guess it depends on people's definition of "done". I spend about 15 minutes in the shower, but not just on my hair. I spend about 10 minutes max applying product and styling. If people consider it done at that point, then 25 minutes. If people consider done to be when it dries completely and I scrunch out the crunch, then 3 hours and 25 minutes .
3B that is no longer CG, but still endeavors to have healthy hair by not using sulfates.
depends on what you count as "doing hair" stuff. whole routine including drying time can take several hours, but the amount of time actually spent by me doing something to my hair maybe 5-10 minutes.

My routine: co-wash or condition hair, upside down over tub, let set for a minute or so, apply more conditoner if necessary. Roll up and secure with claw clip, bathe, rinse out as last thing before getting out. Squeeze out excess water, sometimes I apply a little EVOO to ends, apply leave in in sections, apply gel in sections, scrunch, plop for however long I feel like. Take out of towel, gently shake make sure I have locks hanging out on top where they shouldn't be or weird angles. then air dry, depending on amount of product, plopping time, humidity, it can take anywhere from 1 hour to 3.

But I don't let wet hair stop me from going out, my hair doesn't usually look bad enough when it dries to stop me, and quite frankly even if it did, I don't have that kind of time on some days.
It takes probably 25 minutes when I include co-washing, detangling, applying product and such. It's another hour or two before it's totally dry.
Brooklyn, NY

Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
HG products:
Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

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using the CG no poo method, including that, and styling, it's about 20 min at the most. i do the no poo, then to style, i use mainly gel and biosilk - scrunch it into my hair and then let it air dry. i may spritz it with some spray, but other than that, i just plop the products in it and let it do it's thing. it works very well for me.
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3b -Joico Moisture Endure-CG No Poo Method-CurlsUP Gel and Biosilk Silk Therapy
It takes a couple minutes to get the gel/clips in and about an hour and a half to air dry
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I picked 1-2hrs, but that would include showering (the entire shower, not just hair related things in the shower). My hair out of the shower takes maybe 5-10 minutes. Airdrying takes a while, but I just try not to fuss with it then!
2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.

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