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How to get volume/curls during commute

Soon I will have to start commuting an hour one-way to work. Normally I like to get up with enough time to shower, let my hair air dry a bit and then diffuse until dry but with the extra commute time I'd have to get up an hour earlier and that just isn't happening! :sleepy1: Fortunately my hair will dry by the time I get to work if I crank the blowers up in my car the problem is I don't get the body and same curls diffusing gives. Clipping at the roots helps with volume but I was wondering if anybody can think of a solution that mimics that shrinkage I get from diffusing. when I let it air dry everything just gets so stretched out :p

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  • MilsevMilsev Posts: 3Registered Users
    For me, plopping works really well! And what's also nice about that is that you can eat your breakfast or do your make up in that time.
  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 1,708Registered Users Curl Novice
    The only thing I can think of is to do some pin curls on places where the shrinkage matters most and secure them with a bobby pin. Or could you maybe use some really big claw clips that would hold all your hair and kind of squish it up toward your scalp?
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: As I Am; CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel
    Normal- to low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • ttoosdayttoosday Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    Maybe diffuse halfway. That is what I do and I get the same amount of curl (which is not alot since im only 2b but i digress) as when I diffuse pretty much all the way. I also clip the roots and I will pin curl the problem clumps.
    Mostly 2b but ranges a-c front to back
    Low/med density, coarse, high porosity
    Lo poo: Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
    RO: GVP CB
    Leave In: As I Am LI
    Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
    Protein: Hask Keratin
    Styler: Curl Keeper Original, LA Looks gel
  • Curls80Curls80 Posts: 499Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I would plop, and halfway to work I'd take my plop out and just let it air dry from there. Or, I'd diffuse a bit like ttoosday said. My go-to is diffusing, so I would be feeling the same way as you! I love tons of volume. I can get volume air drying but plopping for ten or fifteen minutes helps, and then shaking out the roots after my hair is dry really makes my hair voluminous.
    3a/3b high porosity, mainly coarse, medium density
    Live in Canada- hot summers, freezing winters- dry dry dry
    As I am cleansing pudding, soultanicals deep condish, curl junkie Argan and olive oil conditioner, soultanicals leave in
    KCCC, curlsmith soufflé, ufdcm, spiralicious, as I am curling jelly
    Scrunch with hair repear towel, then diffuse or air
    Protein- CJ Repair Me
  • curlynccurlync Posts: 219Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I typically try to wash my hair at night because I'm just never going to get up early enough to have it mostly dry before work. However, the times I have had to do my hair in the morning with very little time to do so, I've plopped while doing my makeup, brushing my teeth, getting dressed (so maybe 10-15 minutes) and then after taking the plop out diffuse for just about 5 minutes. While five minutes may seem like nothing, it's just enough to take it from soaking/dripping wet to just plain wet, and to start helping the hair shrink/scrunch a little if you pixie-diffuse like I do. I don't get the same volume as if I diffuse for 20 minutes, but it's better than air-drying all the way.
    2c/3a
    Porosity: low at roots; normal mid-shaft; high at ends
    Texture: mix of medium & coarse
    Density: medium


    Low-Poo: Jessicurl Gentle Lather; CJ Gentle Cleansing
    RO: GVP Conditioning Balm; Innersense Color Radiance
    Stylers: MT Curly Custard; CHS Curl Keeper; UFD Curly Magic; Innersense I Create Volume

    Occasional use: CJ Repair Me; Elucence Volume Clarifying Shampoo

    CG (or mod CG since I low-poo?) since June 2015
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Try buying some roller jaw clips from Curly Hair Solutions and put them in your partially dried hair. If you are driving, no one will see you with clips in your hair. I do it often. :)
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Can you diffuse it on low for 20 mins?


    I use volumizing spray on 2nd day hair. And I tease the roots.