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


  • MilsevMilsev Registered Users Posts: 3
    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 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    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: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • ttoosdayttoosday Registered Users Posts: 509 Curl Connoisseur
    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.
    CG since 11/2014
    Mostly 2B, but ranges A-C front to back and root to tip
    Low density, very coarse, high porosity
    Collarbone length, gray dyed brown, dry and rough
    Typical LEG routine could be any combination of:
    Lo poo: Shea Moisture brand shampoo, Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
    RO: GVP CB, Aussie Mega Moist, Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Leave In: As I Am LI, KCKT, or Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Enhancer: Camille Rose Curl Maker
    Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
    Protein: Hask Keratin
    Styler: Curl Keeper Original, Ouidad Climate Control gel, LA Looks gel
  • Curls80Curls80 Registered Users Posts: 526 Curl Connoisseur
    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, curlsmith cowash, lhdc condish 
    KCCC, curlsmith soufflé, ufdcm, mga sculpting gel 
    Scrunch with hair repear towel, then diffuse or air
    Protein- Cnpf
  • curlynccurlync Registered Users Posts: 219 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.
    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 Registered Users Posts: 2,472 Curl Connoisseur
    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 Registered Users Posts: 17,898 Curl Virtuoso
    Can you diffuse it on low for 20 mins?

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

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