drying time of low porous curls

CurlyFelineCurlyFeline Posts: 156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
what the drying time was for low porous hair?
I saw it somewhere in a thread, but don't remember the threads name.
If I'm right it was about 6-8 hours?
Is this with or without products?

Most of the time after I washed & conditioned, I wrap my hair in a micro fiber turbie towel. Then I take the curls out after a good 20 minutes. If I'm done with washing and styling at 8 a.m it's about dry at 2 p.m.
3A curly (cherub curls)
fine, med to low density, rather low porosity

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  • SereneCurlsSereneCurls Posts: 1,145Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yes, about 8 hours is what I think I've read for low porosity hair. You might want to do a test by air drying without any product, which will help determine how much of your dry time is the fault of the product and how much is just your hair being itself. My hair takes much less time to dry when I don't use any product, which is partly how I determined that it's normal porosity and not low. The other confusing factor that affects dry time is density, my hair stays wet in the centre for a long time just because of how thick and heavy it is. Just something else to consider.
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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It is on naked hair. Back in the day, before I used products and still worked, I'd shower around 6 am, towel dry and diffuse a bit. Around 11:30 am, I'd put my fingers into the under layers of my hair and it would still be damp.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Posts: 383Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair takes no less than 24 hours or more to air dry.

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    Sweet Almond Oil
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  • curlysophiecurlysophie Posts: 216Registered Users
    Personally, my hair takes about 4 hours to dry with product. But I also have some medium porosity mixed in.
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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Air drying takes an entire day. sucks
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    I have low porosity on my roots, medium porosity mid-shaft, and high porosity on my ends. My hair, with product, won't be fully dry until 1 or 2pm (it dries pretty evenly all around). If I have no product in, my ends will be dry in 15 minutes, and my roots in maybe a couple hours.

    I think drying time is different for everybody, depending on what you use, how long your hair is, the density, your climate, etc.
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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,136Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    My hair takes about a day to airdry with or without product. I have short hair, about mid-neck when wet, but I have thick strands and extremely dense hair. I usually try to walk around home with it loose so it'll dry faster. If I pull it back when wet, my roots are still wet in the evening.

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  • CurlyFelineCurlyFeline Posts: 156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    sixelamy wrote: »
    I think drying time is different for everybody, depending on what you use, how long your hair is, the density, your climate, etc.

    I think you've got a point there. The length of my hair is about chinlength.
    I don't have very dense hair. And I praise myself lucky that I don't have straight hair.


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    3A curly (cherub curls)
    fine, med to low density, rather low porosity
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Product makes a huge difference. With gel in my hair, it can take around eight hours to dry. With a lighter styler (i.e. Curl Keeper) it takes around five or six. I think without any product it'd probably only be four hours, but I haven't went completely 'naked' since starting CG, so I can't know for sure.
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

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    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

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    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair takes about a day to airdry with or without product. I have short hair, about mid-neck when wet, but I have thick strands and extremely dense hair. I usually try to walk around home with it loose so it'll dry faster. If I pull it back when wet, my roots are still wet in the evening.

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    I'm also discovering the bun is double edged sword. I wash at night but usually my hair isn't completely dry in the morning. If I bun to protect the ends then the inside takes longer to dry. I usually end up taking the bun down when I'm indoors.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • Zemaria_xoxoZemaria_xoxo Posts: 30Registered Users
    To be honest, I can't tell you how long it takes my hair to air dry anymore. My hair is spoiled by my diffuser
  • bookgrdngirlbookgrdngirl Posts: 403Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair takes forever. My hair doesn't dry in less than 24hrs. I would say on average without any diffusing/outside sun or heat that it takes about 24-48 hours to dry. In the winter -- it can take even longer!

    I was even out in the heat yesterday and my hair is still damp on the bottom layer. My hair has always taken at least half a day to dry even when I had shoulder length hair.

    I don't notice any prolonged drying with product, however.
    Corkicelli multi-patterned 3B with 3A & 3C sections. High density, low porosity, norm-high elasticity & coarse. 3yrs without straightening. CG since 6/25/15. Methylisothiazolinone allergy. Protein sensitive. Cruelty free. :albino: BLOG :flower:
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  • GroovyEyeGroovyEye Posts: 52Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair takes forever to dry. Winters are tough because I can't let it air dry outside. It freezes. I never use a hair dryer either or I am guaranteed frizz. I will have to count the hours it takes actually. I never really did... but I remember when it was longer, it would take up to 5 hours!
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  • 4bNatural4bNatural Posts: 5Registered Users
    Mine takes forever to dry. At the least, two days. I have very low porosity hair
  • joyeuxsljoyeuxsl Posts: 4Registered Users
    My hair takes at least 24 hours to dry..
  • TriniGirlNaturaTriniGirlNatura Posts: 11Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Mine takes For Ever lol. I use a hooded dryer to help

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  • ChescaCatChescaCat Posts: 12Registered Users Curl Novice
    In the summer my hair takes about 6-8 hours to fully air dry inside, although sometimes can be brought down to 4 or so hours outside, however, that's mainly in 35 degree Celsius weather. The winter is a pain, inside can be up to 24 hours and it will not dry outside. I have washed it a few hours before bed, woken up, gotten ready for school and arrived at school with my hair frozen because I went out with wet hair.

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