How Long Does It Take For Your Hair to Dry?

Storm_N _MomStorm_N _Mom Posts: 259Registered Users
Okay, I messed up yesterday, and co-washed my hair before going to
work. Twenty-four hours later, my hair is still wet in the middle,
not damp, but wet.

I usually co-wash my hair at night & place it into 4 braids to
dry.

So, today, I'm placing my hair in the braids in hopes of it drying before my first client arrives in the office & then do a quick braidout or single French braid.

My question to you, how long does it take your hair to
dry to 80% or so?
Storm BC'd 12/30/09 (my gorgeous dd), low porosity, thick density, medium-coarse texture?, elasticity ?
Mom BC'd 5/31/10, fine texture, low porosity, normal density, low elasticity
Last relaxer, July 2008
Hair Type: HUMAN
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  • aneczka_anneaneczka_anne Posts: 3Registered Users
    I'm 3b
    while having a bob: without CG - 4 hours, with CG - about 8 hours
    while they're wing bones' lenghth: withought CG - 7hours, with CG about 24 hours
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    To about 80%? I'd say 2-4 hours, depending on product. If I use KCCC, then my hair stays wet for about 10 hours. (I quit using it, because 10 hours of wet hair is ugh for me.)

    I'm a 2.
  • SoulfulSistaSoulfulSista Posts: 159Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Okay, I messed up yesterday, and co-washed my hair before going to
    work. Twenty-four hours later, my hair is still wet in the middle,
    not damp, but wet.

    I usually co-wash my hair at night & place it into 4 braids to
    dry.

    So, today, I'm placing my hair in the braids in hopes of it drying before my first client arrives in the office & then do a quick braidout or single French braid.

    My question to you, how long does it take your hair to
    dry to 80% or so?

    Did you put any product in it? My hair takes longer to dry when I put gels in it like Eco Styler.
    Finally 100% natural. I'm embracing my curls.

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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    an hour, max.

    but there are so many factors that go into how long it takes hair to dry--length, density, thickness (fine? coarse?), products used, weather, etc.
  • curlyclo89curlyclo89 Posts: 173Registered Users
    When its down it dries completely in a couple hours if I don't put too much product on it. When it's in a pony/bun it takes longer - the outside will dry in an hour or so but the inside will stay wet all day long.
    :sunny: 3c/4a; medium porosity; high elasticity; M; iii


  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
    a day/ 24 hours.
  • greenandchicgreenandchic Posts: 2,584Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    About 12 hours.
    APL BSL MBL WL HL TBL | porous, fine/medium strands, medium density
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    On it's own, around 4 hours to get to 80%.
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  • HomeGrownHairGirlHomeGrownHairGirl Posts: 296Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It takes about 4-6 hours to completely air dry.

    It also depends on the style. My wash n gos dry within a 4 hour period. But other styles (i.e. puff, twists, etc.) take about 6 hours to fully dry.

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  • Precious CurlsPrecious Curls Posts: 448Registered Users
    About 3-5 hours for me.
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    my hairs dries instantly (abt 20 min) if i cowash and don't put anything in it. if i do a wet bun with gel and shea butter, when i get home from work... my hair is still wet in the middle.
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

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  • KeenyliciousKeenylicious Posts: 2,320Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    when loose, it takes like 8 hrs. if i plait/twist it in big sections, or pull it back into a wet ponytail, it takes at LEAST 12 hrs (that's to get around 80% dry... wayyyy longer to be actually dry). i have to wash my hair early in the day, and have the next day free so that it can dry and set properly. can't wait till summer so i can go back to wash n gos
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  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
    Yesterday I went downtown and before I left the house at around 10 am my hair was pretty wet. My hair is in twists right now. I wore a hat and a hair bonnet and when I got home at around 10pm my hair was still pretty wet. My edges were dry though. I always try to soak out as much water as possible from my hair with a t shirt or towel and sometimes my hair dries in a couple of hours, other times it takes a long time. :dontknow:
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  • teejayteejay Posts: 537Registered Users
    About an hour if I am wearing it out. If I wear a puff or bun, the middle will still be damp, when I take it down at the end of the day.
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  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    For me, it depends on the style and what I put in it. If I put gels (KCCC, etc) in my hair, it can take about 12 hours. If I put in anything else, it'll take about 8-9 hours. If I put nothing in it, it may dry within 5 hours, but it's rare that I go around with naked hair.
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    Leave-In: KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Stylers: ORS Twist and Loc Gel, KCCC, Ecostyler, SheaMoisture Deep Treatment Masque
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  • lovelovelovelovelovelove Posts: 257Registered Users
    It takes a whileee.

    I think the drying time also changes as to when you put your products in. For example, if I put my leave-in while my hair is soaking wet, my hair will take much longer to dry than if I put it on damp hair. Though I'm much more frizz-prone if I apply product on even remotely dry hair than on soaking wet hair.
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  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    24 hrs.
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
    Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
    Routine: No rules, just happy hair

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  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
    Ok so I just rinsed out my protein conditioner, applied my leave in, moisturizer and sealer on really damp hair. I wanna see how long it takes this time.
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  • MixedUpCurlyChickMixedUpCurlyChick Posts: 2,568Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    If I air dry (which I rarely do) it takes 4-6 hrs...with a diffuser, it takes 2 hrs max. I never air dry anymore. I wash every night or every other night and I need to get some sleep!
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  • AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users
    About 12 hours.

    Same. But only after I've added product and styled.

    If I just let my hair dry loose and sans product I'd be done in about 2 hours.
  • FronomenalFronomenal Posts: 712Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    In braids, overnight (7-8 hours). In a wash-n-go puff with minimal product, 3-4 hours.

  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
    My hair is still damp :confused3:
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  • Storm_N _MomStorm_N _Mom Posts: 259Registered Users
    CocoT wrote: »
    My hair is still damp :confused3:

    So, 14 hours later, it's still damp--hmmm, I'm thinking porosity may be at hand here.

    I wonder the hair porosity of tose who've posted.
    Storm BC'd 12/30/09 (my gorgeous dd), low porosity, thick density, medium-coarse texture?, elasticity ?
    Mom BC'd 5/31/10, fine texture, low porosity, normal density, low elasticity
    Last relaxer, July 2008
    Hair Type: HUMAN
    Our HGs: Hair steamer, KCCC, AOHSR, generic conditioning balm conditioner
    other products:FSG, KT, EO condish, KBBHN, EWNOC, DMBC, DMDCC, NG, EVOO, Almond Oil, Maha Bhringol oil, Henna & Ayurvedic powders
  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
    I have low porosity I think. Maybe low/normal. Its more low than normal though.

    My hair has been high porosity before. When I was using those Chagrin Valley shampoo bars my hair was miserably porous. Those poo bars did not agree with my hair at all. At the time I was using those, I remember I did an Aphogee 2-minute protein treatment and rinsed it out with a sulfate shampoo (Mizani I think) to get the cones out and then after all of that I used the poo bars again. SMDH.lol. It was a mess. When my hair was messed up it was so porous it was scary. My hair would get instantly soaked but would start to dry immediately. No moisture would stay in my hair at all. :shaking:
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  • JahNaturalDezignJahNaturalDezign Posts: 1,160Registered Users
    It takes longer for my hair to dry when it's in braids for a braidout. After about 5 hours I'm only at 80% so I have to unravel them and let the rest sir dry before I separate and fluff out. A wash n go no more than an hour.
  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
    It takes longer for my hair to dry when it's in braids for a braidout. After about 5 hours I'm only at 80% so I have to unravel them and let the rest sir dry before I separate and fluff out. A wash n go no more than an hour.
    Yea when my hair is loose I think it dries much faster. Right now I'm in twists and these are staying in till mid or the end of next month.
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair dries faster if I only have gel in it (like Curl Queen), so then it's about 8-9 hours.

    With conditioner too - prob 10-12 hours, although the roots are often still damp the next day.

    In braids? LOL...that's why I rarely do braid outs, and why I never transitioned. My hair will NOT dry in braided styles, especially when the braids are bigger. The other day I put my hair in bigger braids before bed and my hair was wet...about 16 hours later, my hair was still wet, so I had to ditch the thought of a braid out and just hopped in the shower and did a wash n go.

    My hair, even if it takes awhile to dry, dries much faster when it is loose. Oh, and it dries faster if I'm outside too.
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  • maybejadeymaybejadey Posts: 198Registered Users
    when loose, it takes like 8 hrs. if i plait/twist it in big sections, or pull it back into a wet ponytail, it takes at LEAST 12 hrs (that's to get around 80% dry... wayyyy longer to be actually dry). i have to wash my hair early in the day, and have the next day free so that it can dry and set properly. can't wait till summer so i can go back to wash n gos

    This. =) Twists/braids are great for retaining moisture, but make dry times from wet soooo much longer.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    If I do a w-n-g and just leave my hair out, I'm guessing it takes about 12 hours to dry completely. But I'd have to test that.

    I set my hair on rollers last night (using HEHH as my setting lotion) and finished rolling around 12:30 am. At 8:30 am parts of my hair were still very damp. Twenty minutes under the hood dryer on high and a few minutes in front of a fan (while flossing. I was desperate by that point) and it was still damp.

    But most of my curls turned out great. I don't know why I assumed I couldn't roller set my hair as a natural.
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  • lisa6lisa6 Posts: 543Registered Users Curl Novice
    WnG: 2 hours
    Rollersets: 1 hour
    Buns: about 12 hours (that small section in the middle takes forever)
    Flat-twist outs: not sure, I do them in the evening then go to bed, they're dry by morning
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    Poo: SM Y&B, BT TT
    C: HE Reconditioning, Suave Almond and Shea
    DC: CJ CR, CJ RM
    LI: JC DT
    Curl Cream: RN BWCC, CJ CCCC
    Gel: CJ AFG
    Refresher: SM Thickening Mist, SM Y&A Milk, CJ CIAB
    Moisturizer: CJ SL, SM CES

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