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MixedGoldiLocks 07-02-2012 09:52 AM

Blow drying Biracial Hair???
Hello everyone. I'm Thinking about blow drying my hair more frequently to make it easier to deal with. I'm a mixed girl, 12 years old, 3c hair, and no one taught me how to do my hair :(. It was flat ironed before and got damaged, but I still have my curls, it's just poofy when it's not moisturized. I don't plan on using high heat, but I want to learn how to blow dry it. My hair is fone, but it has two coarse areas on my temples, but it's mostly fine. Can someone tell me what routine to use when I blow dry it? And will it be damaging if I use the cool setting or low heat? Thanks soo much! God bless!! Xoxo

GoddessCurls 07-02-2012 10:13 AM

I wouldn't suggest it really. I'm mixed too...and used to blow dry my hair all the was dry and poofy and damaged. It took forever...and after a while I had to redo my hair every night. Im much happier now that I just let it do it's thing and be curly. Humidity and rain don't make it frizz. My hair looks so much better.

When I did it tho I used a comb attachment...and did it action by section...certainly use some kind of moisturizing protector if u decide to do it

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jmartinez 10-19-2012 10:35 PM

Use heat protectant and dont do it alot. But a little heat wont kill ya. Lol

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lexie.marr 01-09-2013 07:30 PM

I am also bi-racial, and I definitely think it could help if you put some product on it and blow dry it with a diffuser upside down.

Korkscrew 01-13-2013 02:58 AM

Anyone, whether biracial, multicultural or monoracial, will be doing herself a solid by purchasing a blow dryer with a warm setting, and using that instead of the hot setting.

Plus, like someone else said, diffusers are your friend ;)

CurlyCutie1394 01-13-2013 02:40 PM

Get a diffuser use low heat and low speed but dnt dry it 100% maybe 60-70% then let it finish air drying I also have 3c hair and I only do this once a week in the winter

DaniGirl88 09-16-2013 01:11 PM

I'm biracial as well and typically don't blow dry my hair. It's not that it has damaged my hair, I just don't have time in the morning before work. I was thinking about giving myself more time and using a diffuser though. I hear diffusers are really great and give you a great look. Best of luck!

Aliciamelena87 10-04-2013 04:24 AM

Meh, blow dryers are overrated. If you like to wear your curls then I suggest not disrupting the curl pattern with combs or brushes after rinsing out conditioner. If your curl pattern is a little to intense for your liking then I suggest setting it with braid outs, twist outs, curlformers, flexi rods, etc. You can also band the hair to stretch it and straighten it. All of this can be done without heat.

Korkscrew 10-04-2013 03:06 PM

Not everyone can wear hair wet, especially if they have to go to work (and especially in the winter). Also, a lot of people have hair that can take over 5 hours to dry naturally, even in an arid climate. As usual, it's about moderation and doing the thing that's "healthiest" for the hair, as often as possible.

If a person benefits from a blow dryer, I think we offered some pretty good tips: if possible, use a diffuser (some suggest doing that upside down), possibly a heat protecting serum, and the warm (or lowest) heat and speed settings possible, and don't dry it 100%. ... If someone's curl pattern is "a little too intense for [her/his] liking", acceptance of the hair one naturally has is a great way to deal with that negative attitude, and it doesn't require extra tools and stretching procedures.

ETA: Just to clarify, I think curl former sets, braid outs, etc. are cute. Just saying I think motivation is important. Like hopefully these styles are done for the pleasure and creativity of them, rather than to escape one's natural texture. Why come this far just to clandestinely reject our hair, you know?

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