Question for LP's

MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,472Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Months ago I began using lighter weight products that many LP curlies use because of the tendency of products to "sit" on LP hair. My hair behaves like LP hair, (and I am NOT going to have it analyzed) except it does not take that long to dry, as many LP's report. What do you think? is hours and hours to dry a criteria for LP hair? or, maybe my hair behaved like LP hair when I was coloring it, and now I am not...Or maybe it IS LP hair but the dye was damaging it... just wondering. Thoughts appreciated.

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  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,065Registered Users Curl Novice
    I dunno. Never had a microscopy test but after dealing with my hair for a year (experimenting after finding this site) I find it behaves like LP. It takes 8 hours+ to dry, a great nuisance, and that's without product.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • wavypenwavypen Posts: 253Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have had an analysis and the root half of my hair is LP and the bottom half normal (this part has been permanently dyed 4-5 times, part of the LP sections has been permanently dyed once). My hair, without product, also takes 8+ hours to dry. Density also plays a role in drying time.

    But I think if treating your hair like LP hair works for you then continue and it doesn't matter if it's LP or not as long as the techniques are working.
  • lolo918lolo918 Posts: 729Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Myrna do you plop or in some way get rid of excess water/product? This would affect drying time. I also think density, length, and texture would affect drying times. For instance, I would think low density, fine textured, and shorter hair would have a shorter drying time than longer, high density, coarse hair. My thinking behind that being that though lp one set has more hair width, length, and distribution of strands wise. I don't know for sure though.

    Sent from my SCH-I200 using CurlTalk App
    3C/4A, fine texture, low-medium density, and low porosity
    CG since November 2013.

    Pre-Poo: infrequent now, Coconut Oil overnight
    Shampoo: Curls unleashed/for occasional sulfate wash when needed, everlasting sunshine.
    Conditioner: Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine and GVP's conditioning balm.
    Styler: iagirl's flaxseed curl cream or gelatin gel/conditioner mix. <3
    PT: iagirl's gelatin treatment 3-4 times a month, with conditioner/honey/avj
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've never had my hair analyzed either. It has always acted like LP hair, responds well to being treated like LP hair, and I don't feel any need to doubt that it is.

    It seems quite clear to me that that was what Tiffany Anderson was talking about when she wrote about porosity in Live Curly, Live Free, which is what started us down the path of considering hair properties over curl type. When she cut and styled my hair a few days before the release of the ebook, she didn't grab some samples and run off to look at them under a microscope, she did a quick analysis based on how my hair looked, felt and behaved, in addition to my reported history.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,065Registered Users Curl Novice
    lolo918 wrote: »
    I also think density, length, and texture would affect drying times. For instance, I would think low density, fine textured, and shorter hair would have a shorter drying time than longer, high density, coarse hair.

    Agreed! Additionally, humidity in the environment would make a difference. I imagine my hair in a very dry, hot climate would dry much faster than in a humid, cooler climate.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    lolo918 wrote: »
    Myrna do you plop or in some way get rid of excess water/product? This would affect drying time. I also think density, length, and texture would affect drying times. For instance, I would think low density, fine textured, and shorter hair would have a shorter drying time than longer, high density, coarse hair. My thinking behind that being that though lp one set has more hair width, length, and distribution of strands wise. I don't know for sure though.

    Sent from my SCH-I200 using CurlTalk App

    My hair is fine, low porosity, low density and ear length/chin length (inverted bob.) I wrap in Curlease towel while I dress and do make up, scrunch out water with a CLU towel and diffuse with a professional dryer, It still takes 3 or 4 hours to dry after that. Before I used products, it would take 6+ hours to dry with diffusing only.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,472Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Ladies, I have no idea how long my hair would take to dry if I did not 1. scrunch it with a curlease towel 2. put products in and let it set for 10 minutes or so, and 3. diffuse some. I started diffusing because it helped my curl formation. Lolo, it is long, I think coarse because of the diameter of each hair, and probably medium density. I wish it was thicker, it was when I was younger. I am hoping that I may recover some density since treating it m ore gently, and not coloring. I am certainly losing less in the shower. I guess it does not really matter as long as it works, right? I am pretty sure, though, that it would not take 6 hours to dry without what I do to it. When I first started doing a modified CG, I did not diffuse my hair at all, and I would say it took about 4 hours to dry completely. It was a pain; I would have to take that into consideration each morning. Here in Wisconsin in the winter you do not want to go out with wet hair.

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