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Hair drying super fast when using gel?

Does anyone else who uses gel notice their hair dries super fast when using gel?

I normally use mouse and my hair would take hours to dry. I picked up a huge tub of sally's salon care hair gel, used it today and my hair dried in less then an hour. I was super happy.

let me know you're experiences with hair gel and how long it takes if youair dry with it.

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  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Nope lol.

    My hair takes a while to dry either way! In fact, I actually think it takes longer to dry when I have product in!

    I have low porosity hair though, so it's to be expected :)
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Not me either. I have very high porosity hair and it takes FOREVVVERRRR to dry with gel in. Probably an hour or so more than normal, which would be about 6 hours.. yikes.

    What gel do you use?
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • JessiiLeighhJessiiLeighh Posts: 195Registered Users
    Gel can contain alcohol and other drying ingredients. The benefit can be quickly drying hair, but it can results in overall dry hair in the long-run. Be careful with the ingredients in any hair product.
    :wav:
    3a, fine/med strand thickness, high density, low porosity
    CG since April 2012
    BC October 2012
    Cleanser: SheaMoisture Manuka Honey or CJ Daily Fix
    RO Conditioner: Mop Top Daily Conditioner
    Leave In: KCKT
    Stylers: Either Raw Curls Spray Gel, Raw Curls Medium Hold Gel, or MopTop Curly Custard, and always topped with Curlisto Control II Gel
    Sealer: Pure Argan Oil
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    sixelamy wrote: »
    Not me either. I have very high porosity hair and it takes FOREVVVERRRR to dry with gel in. Probably an hour or so more than normal, which would be about 6 hours.. yikes.

    My hair can take about that long too :-|! So annoying lol.
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • CurlsNCrassCurlsNCrass Posts: 49Registered Users
    Nope my hair typically takes FOREVER to air dry. Even if I plop. The fastest drying gel for me is Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic, but that is still two hours. The only time my hair would dry faster is if the gel had a drying alcohol in it AND I used minimal product, AND I styled it damp as opposed to wet or soaking wet.

    3A/B/C-MD-MT-APL (straight)-NL(curly)-N/HP

    :thumbup:Total PJ #NoShame:help:
    COW: TN, As I Am Coconut CoWash
    SF Poos: CD Chocolat, SM Yucca and Baobab
    RO: OH Honey Hemp Conditioner, AG Re:Coil, AO HSR, AO GPB, CJ BSC, Aussie Moist
    LI: OH Honey Dew, SM CES, CJ BA&OO, AG Fast Food
    Stylers: EcoStyler Gel (Olive Oil or Super Protein), KMF Upper Management Gel, UFD CM, CJ CQ
    DT: NHIH&TM, CD Manoi Mask
    LPT: AO GPB, CJ BSC
    PRT: CJ Repair Me!
  • 09robiha09robiha Posts: 683Registered Users
    sixelamy wrote: »
    Not me either. I have very high porosity hair and it takes FOREVVVERRRR to dry with gel in. Probably an hour or so more than normal, which would be about 6 hours.. yikes.

    What gel do you use?

    Yup, same drying time for me..between 5 and 6 hours (hip length hair + lots of it)...I usually do some writing and studying at my desk which is next to a radiator while I try and air dry but this is one of the main reasons I probably only wash my hair twice a week.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one with a drying time this long!
    Mixture of 2c/3a curls, fine to med texture

    :love5: PROTEIN LOVER!!! :love5:

    Wishing my hair would be more like this
    > :angel13:
    and less like this
    > :evil5:
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users
    There are two possibilities which readily occur to me. One is that there'e too much alcohol in the gel, as others have pointed out. The other is that some people experience what they call "flash drying" with some gels. I haven't been able to get any handle on why that happens, as at least one of those people is practically a hair twin of mine (fine, low porosity hair), and hates one of my favourite gels because her hair dries as she's putting it on. My hair takes about 8 hours to dry with that gel, so go figure.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    oh thanks! yeah I took those gels back because they made my hair dried out. guess you guys were right.
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users
    If your hair takes a long time to dry, it's more likely to be low porosity than high. Does it also soak up water or oil, or take a while to absorb them?
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • 09robiha09robiha Posts: 683Registered Users
    09robiha wrote: »
    sixelamy wrote: »
    Not me either. I have very high porosity hair and it takes FOREVVVERRRR to dry with gel in. Probably an hour or so more than normal, which would be about 6 hours.. yikes.

    What gel do you use?

    Yup, same drying time for me..between 5 and 6 hours (hip length hair + lots of it)...I usually do some writing and studying at my desk which is next to a radiator while I try and air dry but this is one of the main reasons I probably only wash my hair twice a week.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one with a drying time this long!

    My hair takes closer to 8 hours and it's not even very long. It's just dense.

    Gosh I don't know if I could cope with a drying time that long!
    Mixture of 2c/3a curls, fine to med texture

    :love5: PROTEIN LOVER!!! :love5:

    Wishing my hair would be more like this
    > :angel13:
    and less like this
    > :evil5:
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    uhh idk it seems to drink oil right up.