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Which causes less frizz?

curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
I read that letting curls airdry for the last 20 minutes or so causes less frizz than diffusing all the way. Then I read the reverse, that making sure hair is completely dry by diffusing eliminates most frizz.

I've read these different results on youtube. What is your experience?
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift :flower:

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  • kaj1212kaj1212 Posts: 98Registered Users
    I would probably diffuse till about 85% dry, then air dry the rest.

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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Kaj that seems to be what most people do, and what I do, so that's why I was surprised by the youtubers who said that causes frizz. Thanks for the input.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • fightingfrizzfightingfrizz Posts: 65Registered Users
    I think I read the same thing as you, curlypearl. It really confused me.
    UK based, Curly from birth 2b-2c fairly porous with cherub tendencies and frizz halo! Faves include KCKT and Keracare LIs, Deva Curl, CCCCL, Ecosyler gel and Be Curly Curl Enhancer. I don’t mind the odd cone - shhh smile.gif CG since August 2012
  • greencup13greencup13 Posts: 596Registered Users
    I can only diffuse enough to get the dripping wet off. Anymore and I'm Diana Ross. I think it also depends on what the styling products are.
    3A 3B mix
    Colored treated
    Combo Low and High porosity
    Medium coarse texture

    Goosefootprints hair analysis
    Co-wash- As I Am Co-wash
    RO-GVPCB[/COLOR
    LI- As I Am leave in,
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    Style- la looks sport gel
  • JrjrrJrjrr Posts: 23Registered Users
    I agree with everyone else, if I diffuse until completely dry my hair is going to be very frizzy.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,682Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Think I'm alone here but I airdry first (an hour is good for me) then diffuse until completely dry. If I do it the other way around it's frizz city for me!
    3b in South Australia.
  • crazywavescrazywaves Posts: 582Registered Users
    Starmie wrote: »
    Think I'm alone here but I airdry first (an hour is good for me) then diffuse until completely dry. If I do it the other way around it's frizz city for me!


    I air dry just long enough for my gel to set up. If I diffuse any sooner I get frizz. Not enough gel and I get frizz to.
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    I think as far as airdry, it depends on how much of friction ur wet hair is going get either from you touching your hair or your clothes friction on hair, if that makes any sense.

    if you are a person who would touch hair often, you might be better off diffusing to about 80% then air dry.

    A very careful, conscious person would get frizz free hair from airdry, I guess
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
  • shellyRN07swavyshellyRN07swavy Posts: 309Registered Users
    Since I have low porosity hair...I feel that diffusing allows my hair shaft to open up and I can actually absorb my LI/stylers...Also by diffusing it allows my hair to "set" and provides more "durability" to my wave pattern..I get about 1-2 inch shrinkage with diffusing than if I completely air dry..It also helps to add volume at my crown...So frizz or not.. I get better outcomes in other ways by diffusing...
    2b/c CG since 8/12
    I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

    Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
    LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
    Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
    Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
    Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

    Hair loves moisture:love3: protein.
    MUST Pixie diffuse.

    My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats:twisted: Or glycerin in high dews
  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    greencup13 wrote: »
    I can only diffuse enough to get the dripping wet off. Anymore and I'm Diana Ross. I think it also depends on what the styling products are.

    Gee I wonder what's wrong w/Diana Ross's hair??

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    ?

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    Seems to me she's just another curl type with wonderful, curly hair :rolleyes:
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    Korkscrew wrote: »
    greencup13 wrote: »
    I can only diffuse enough to get the dripping wet off. Anymore and I'm Diana Ross. I think it also depends on what the styling products are.

    Gee I wonder what's wrong w/Diana Ross's hair??

    diana20ross-3.jpg

    ?

    MV5BMTY0NzkwODMwMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNzQ4Njk1._V1._SX214_CR0,0,214,314_.jpg

    Seems to me she's just another curl type with wonderful, curly hair :rolleyes:

    Somehow you managed to find photos of her with very defined curls. Lol but Her hair was usually frizzy, especially during the 80s and early 90s, not a good look for someone who doesn't want frizz.
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    Ms. Ross has big, curly hair and sometimes what people cause "frizz" is hair that's simply curlier than theirs, and hopefully on a site that caters to all curl types, people can be more sensitive to that.