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Can I get my hair to dry DOWN instead of OUT?

christianaLAITHchristianaLAITH Posts: 22Registered Users
my hair is shoulder lengh straight & mid-neck when wet & chin lenth when dry :toothy5:

when my hair is wet, its curly, but donward (how i like it)

when it dries, it tends to go outward (like a clown) :laughing5::laughing5:

do i need something that weighs it down?? any products to recommend???

thanks! :blob5:

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  • NaturallyNikéNaturallyNiké Posts: 364Registered Users
    I let my hair dry and shrink up...then for bed, I band it in a low ponytail like this

    I used bobby pins to pin my hair up around the perimeter of my head since they are finer or looser and will straighten if pulled taut


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  • TriMixDivaTriMixDiva Posts: 255Registered Users
    Thats interesting NIke never saw that before.

    OP, you could also try weighing it down with lots of conditioner and gel or whatever heavy products your hair likes. I don't like weighing my hair down so I don't have any product rec's sawee :)
    TYPE: 3C
    Current State: Just bc'd but still growing out heat damage in the front that goes to the root
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  • NaturalRemedyNaturalRemedy Posts: 371Registered Users
    I used Kinky Curly Curling Custard to get my hair to lie down flat when it was longer. It was the difference between curls that hung at my shoulders, and curls that went further down my back.

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  • elenaaelenaa Posts: 190Registered Users
    i agree with TriMixDiva. weighing down your hair will help if grow downward cause when you hair is shorter it usually tends to grow out instead of down.. the tightly curly method is a way you can use alot of conditioner that will weigh your hair down you should try it ^.^
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    You could wet your hair, apply your products, and then air/bonnet dry your hair in a low pony tail or bun to get it to hang more.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
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  • naturalnewbnaturalnewb Posts: 193Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    You could wet your hair, apply your products, and then air/bonnet dry your hair in a low pony tail or bun to get it to hang more.

    Do you let it completely air dry in the low pony or only about halfway?
  • naturalnewbnaturalnewb Posts: 193Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    You could wet your hair, apply your products, and then air/bonnet dry your hair in a low pony tail or bun to get it to hang more.

    Do you let it completely air dry in the low pony or only about halfway?
  • curlybrancurlybran Posts: 510Registered Users
    The only way I could ever get mine to dry down and not out was getting layers

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  • chinacurlchinacurl Posts: 10Registered Users
    You would have to get someone who knows how to cut curly hair in order for your hair to lay right. I use to have "helmet head " or like arnold from the cartoon hey arnold

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  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    You could wet your hair, apply your products, and then air/bonnet dry your hair in a low pony tail or bun to get it to hang more.

    Do you let it completely air dry in the low pony or only about halfway?

    Either way.. If I let it dry all the way it takes longer but has more stretch. If I dry it halfway in the pony it will be curlier.
    "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)
  • naturalnewbnaturalnewb Posts: 193Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    You could wet your hair, apply your products, and then air/bonnet dry your hair in a low pony tail or bun to get it to hang more.

    Do you let it completely air dry in the low pony or only about halfway?

    Either way.. If I let it dry all the way it takes longer but has more stretch. If I dry it halfway in the pony it will be curlier.


    Thanks for the info and my apologies about the double post. If I knew how to delete the second one, I would.
  • sloka25sloka25 Posts: 78Registered Users
    I swear by Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie, it is a heavier formula so it will give your hair some weight and might help with letting it dry in a downward direction
  • bellsandbowsbellsandbows Posts: 9Registered Users
    On wash day, I use Apple Cider Vinegar rinse, DC, then while my hair is half dry, I do the loc method. Then to weigh it down, I apply African bands until somewhat dry. I use Tea Tree Tingle, Grapeseed oil and water for the LOC.
    Type: 3C/3B
    Porosity: Low
    Width: Fine
    Length: BSL (maybe)

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