Drying hair

canelacanela Posts: 218Registered Users
Hi everyone,
I get cold easily, my hair does not dry fast, i get headeaches with damp hair....and on reasons :toothy10: and so I can't do the wash and go thing. I used to be able to dry my hair under a hood, then used a hard hood. Now the hair is too long to use these. Any suggestions or advice....experience and options? Currently braiding and going under the hood but I want to show my natural curls. Thanks in advance
Hair type: mix of everything but bushy
"Do not brush curly hair, it makes it look like bad scribbles"
my 5 year old curly haired girl, now a teen

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  • teejayteejay Posts: 537Registered Users
    Hi Canela. Have you thought about or tried a blow dryer with a diffuser. I don't use that method for drying but I know that there naturals who do.
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    BC 11/23/2008
    Low porosity, Fine/Medium Texture, S-Curls

    Co-wash: VO5 Tea Therapy
    Rinse Out: Garnier Sleek 'n Shine (subject to change)
    Styler: Long Aid Curl Activator

    Dislikes: Proteins (except occasional Silk protein), Cones, Oils
  • canelacanela Posts: 218Registered Users
    That will be my next step but I find that it causes frizz on my hair. Maybe I need to learn to use it?
    Hair type: mix of everything but bushy
    "Do not brush curly hair, it makes it look like bad scribbles"
    my 5 year old curly haired girl, now a teen
  • teejayteejay Posts: 537Registered Users
    LOL. Frizz is the reason that I do not use a diffuser. I don't know if it is because of my technique, products or both. There are some tutorials on youtube. I am tired of wet hair, also but I gave up trying to use the diffuser. :cwm10: You may want to try youtube. There are plenty of tutorials on drying natural hair with a diffuser.
    ___________________________
    BC 11/23/2008
    Low porosity, Fine/Medium Texture, S-Curls

    Co-wash: VO5 Tea Therapy
    Rinse Out: Garnier Sleek 'n Shine (subject to change)
    Styler: Long Aid Curl Activator

    Dislikes: Proteins (except occasional Silk protein), Cones, Oils
  • canelacanela Posts: 218Registered Users
    Any of them for 3G or 4a type of hair? I also get very bad tangles with the diffucer
    Hair type: mix of everything but bushy
    "Do not brush curly hair, it makes it look like bad scribbles"
    my 5 year old curly haired girl, now a teen
  • teejayteejay Posts: 537Registered Users
    Yes, there are tutorials featuring naturals with 3c and 4a hair. Try searching "diffusing natural hair." The results will give you many pages of tutorials.
    ___________________________
    BC 11/23/2008
    Low porosity, Fine/Medium Texture, S-Curls

    Co-wash: VO5 Tea Therapy
    Rinse Out: Garnier Sleek 'n Shine (subject to change)
    Styler: Long Aid Curl Activator

    Dislikes: Proteins (except occasional Silk protein), Cones, Oils
  • canelacanela Posts: 218Registered Users
    Viewed a few but they are not helpful. There was a lady mentioning that those fingers on the diffuser are sort of curling irons? Really did not know that so she actually kind of rolled it on the hair...that will make the diffuser become part of my hair a tangle messLOL
    Hair type: mix of everything but bushy
    "Do not brush curly hair, it makes it look like bad scribbles"
    my 5 year old curly haired girl, now a teen
  • teejayteejay Posts: 537Registered Users
    Viewed a few but they are not helpful.
    canela wrote: »
    There was a lady mentioning that those fingers on the diffuser are sort of curling irons? Really did not know that so she actually kind of rolled it on the hair...that will make the diffuser become part of my hair a tangle messLOL

    LOL. Don't try this at home kids. I have never seen anyone do this before.!! I am sorry you didn't find any useful info.
    ___________________________
    BC 11/23/2008
    Low porosity, Fine/Medium Texture, S-Curls

    Co-wash: VO5 Tea Therapy
    Rinse Out: Garnier Sleek 'n Shine (subject to change)
    Styler: Long Aid Curl Activator

    Dislikes: Proteins (except occasional Silk protein), Cones, Oils
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I saw a video where the lady was diffusing 3c/4a hair and she would first place the hair dryer up to her scalp, then turn on the air. Then before moving it to another section she would turn off the air so she didn't get a lot of tangles that way.

    1. Place the dryer w/diffuser on a section of your head.

    2. Turn on the air, drying that section.

    3. Turn off.

    4. Move to another section, and repeat.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)

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