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Blow drying Biracial Hair???

MixedGoldiLocksMixedGoldiLocks Posts: 63Registered Users
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


  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    I wouldn't suggest it really. I'm mixed too...and used to blow dry my hair all the time...it 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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    Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
  • jmartinezjmartinez Posts: 126Registered Users
    Use heat protectant and dont do it alot. But a little heat wont kill ya. Lol

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  • lexie.marrlexie.marr Posts: 1Registered Users
    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.
  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    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 ;)
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    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
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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!

    3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
    Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Air Dry

    Looking for new products and methods to try!

  • Aliciamelena87Aliciamelena87 Posts: 68Registered Users
    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.
  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    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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