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Res 08-11-2009 12:07 PM

Drips and wet shirts.
For those that don't plop or diffuse, how do you stop the drips and wet shirts. I sometimes squeeze the ends with a t shirt but it still drips.

LikeAustralia 08-11-2009 12:39 PM

I DO plop and diffuse, lol, but my hair isn't dripping when I'm plopping or diffusing. When I get out of the shower, I dry off my body, not touching my hair at all, and wrap a towel around myself (body, not hair.) I do all my post-shower stuff (deodorant, lotion, etc) and then I put a bathrobe on. My hair sits on the robe while I put products in. It absorbs a good amount of excess water and I don't get any frizz. By the time I'm done producting and scrunching, it's not dripping at all. I plop to protect it from putting on clothes (shirt over the head) and then almost immediately take down the plop and diffuse until just slightly crunchy.

*Angela* 08-11-2009 12:44 PM

I just drape a towel over my shoulders when I get out of the shower and dry off my body with another towel. My hair is quite porous so it doesn't take long before it is drip-free (maybe 5 minutes), I add my styling products right away and then brush my teeth and do my make-up. By the time I get dressed my hair is dry enough underneath that my clothes don't get wet.

ETA: I also gently scrunch a lot of the excess water out of my hair before I get out of the shower.

WurlyLox 08-11-2009 12:53 PM

I also put a towel on my shoulders under my hair when I get out of the shower, but I often add more water back to it if it's not squishy enough. Then if I don't plop or diffuse, I still scrunch upside down with a Curlease, flour sack, T-shirt - anything "curl safe" to get the curls going well and absorb excess moisture. I never have trouble with my clothes getting wet.

wookiemouse 08-11-2009 03:36 PM

I squeeze out most of the water before I put my leave-in in. Then I scrunch it dry post-creme and pre-gel with a curl towel. It's damp but not dripping.

If I do Rudeechick's Super Soaker method, then I just put on a hoodie until it's not so drippy. :)


finallyacceptingcurls 08-11-2009 04:03 PM

I scrunch water out of my hair upside down after I rake through my leave in. Then, I dry my body off with a towel. Next, I turn my head back over and scrunch out water with a t-shirt. Then, I do my routine (lotion, moisturizers,) which takes about 5-7 minutes. Finally, I spray Set It Free and rake through HESMU. Scrunch and air dry. If I am still drippy I will put a dry t-shirt around my shoulders.

Wow, that sounds like a lot but it really isn't. HTH!

Speckla 08-11-2009 07:15 PM

I will put my hair in a loose french twist and let it dry a bit before taking it down. It's still damp but not too dry either to have a funny shape from being up. A lightweight fork works best to hold it in place.

Res 08-11-2009 09:09 PM


Originally Posted by Speckla (Post 1062405)
I will put my hair in a loose french twist and let it dry a bit before taking it down. It's still damp but not too dry either to have a funny shape from being up. A lightweight fork works best to hold it in place.

I do this but before I put in product and I am getting dressed. Then I put products. Any other way I get frizz. And I don't like leaving my hair down and wet as I dress.

I will have to try tshirt blotting more.

Res 08-14-2009 12:26 PM

I know you shouldn't use a towel to dry your hair but would draping it around your shoulders be fine?

marinacurlz 08-14-2009 05:59 PM

I hate when my hair get the back of my neck/shirt gets wet.:disgust: I just add product and scrunch with a t-shirt a whole bunch, especially upside down I can't plop, it makes my hair all funky.

mrl234 08-15-2009 06:40 PM

I scrunch out as much water as I can when applying product or leave in, and then drape a big t-shirt or towel over my shoulders to keep the wet hair off my shirt. It mostly does the trick.

Suburbanbushbabe 08-16-2009 08:49 PM

I use a Curls Like Us cloth to squeeze/scrunch out water (after applying my leave in). And I drive to work with a floursack towel draped on my shoulders to catch the remaining stuff.

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