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do I need a hairdryer (and diffuser I guess?)

Hi curlies,

do I need a hairdryer? Would it be benneficial for my hair to use heat when I have conditioner in my hair? Because it's confusing my, heat would be good to use when you have conditioner in your hair (because your hair get more hydrated?) but curly hair can also damage because of heat? What should I do?

And what kind of hairdryer and diffuser is best for my hair?
highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)

Comments

  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    Because your hair is porous, you should not need heat for regular conditioning, and your hair is more prone to heat damage. (In contrast, low-po hair generally does better with heat - it is less prone to damage, it needs the help of heat to condition and to dry faster.) So I would be inclined to say you shouldn't need a dryer.
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
  • etosetos Posts: 221Registered Users
    that would make everything a lot easier :)
    highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

    Pre-poo: coconut oil
    wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
    RO + LI: different every time
    Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

    dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

    (modified) CG since june 25, 2012
    Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

    SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)