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Do you prefer your hair wet or dry?

AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
I was thinking about products that claim to give you the wet look ie. hair that looks the same dry as wet, and I realized I'm not crazy about my wet hair. I do like the length, but shrinkage is bothering me less and less, and my wet hair is too heavy and seems limp and overly clumped. My preference is when my hair is about 50% dry. I LOVE it then - it has body and movement but lies nicely about my face. I wish there was a "damp" look product to preserve THAT!
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    i like mine best dry. i feel unkempt when i go out with it wet. although, last night fiance and i went out to dinner and i had diffused it as much as i could before we left but it was still kinda wet. i didn't get carded to order a drink (i'm 23 but look like a teenager) and fiance thinks it's because i look older with my hair wet. more "professional" he says. i don't really understand, but ok.
    Faith, 3Aish redhead
    Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy :love5:
  • AlexaAlexa Posts: 208Registered Users
    I definitely like mine better dry & I dont really like leaving the house with wet hair.
    It looks too flat when wet, I like the bounciness I get from diffusing & just a little fluffiness!
    U.K curly

    3A Curly Twirly.
    Golden brown (coloured to cover grey).
    Low poo: Dr Organic, L'Oreal Everpure.
    Conditioner: Dr Organic Argan Oil.
    Leave In: Aussie, Curl Harmony.
    Gel: Curl Keeper Original, Umberto Gianni.
  • kjwavykjwavy Posts: 362Registered Users
    I definitely like mine better dry & I dont really like leaving the house with wet hair.
    It looks too flat when wet, I like the bounciness I get from diffusing & just a little fluffiness!

    ITA :D
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  • LadydncingLadydncing Posts: 964Registered Users
    I hate that period when my hair is drying. I just can't wait for it to be dry so that I can scrunch it out with a little bit of oil and get that natural soft & defined look that I sometimes get. :)
    Maya
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  • skywatcherskywatcher Posts: 429Registered Users
    I like mine dry best. I have been trying to airdry lately & I cannot wait until it dries so I can scrunch out the crunch!!
    3a/2c
    Long layers, past BSL
    Loving: CON poo, Elucence MBC, Jessicurl WDT, B&A Gel.
    SLS free poos since Feb 6/05
  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Posts: 619Registered Users
    I like my hair almost dry and completely dry LOL.

    I like my hair when it is almost dry (80% perhaps). It has curl but not the shrinkage.

    And I like when it has been dry for hours because I can get volume and manipulate the curls without getting frizz.

    For some reason my hair that is dry to the touch does not look as good as almost dry hair and hair that has been dry for hours.

    Would not mind a product that could hold the damp look. 8)
    We're all born mad. Some remain so.

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I like my hair best when it is almost dry. It seems to look the healthiest and least frizzy then :?

    Damp look product would be awesome
  • PottervillePotterville Posts: 137Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I like when my hair is dry. I love the shrinkage and the fullness. My hair is so flat (for me) when it's wet.
    VERY THICK 3c/3b -Dr. Bronners Peppermint Soap to Shampoo or Elucence Cond. daily/dt, Cantu Shea Butter Leave In to style.

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  • prettypollyprettypolly Posts: 48Registered Users
    I like mine best where it's like..uhh.. <random calculation> 85% dry :lol: It looks its best then, before it starts to get too much volume!
    2c/3a thick hair, attempting CG again!
  • sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Posts: 343Registered Users
    I like mine dry best. I have been trying to airdry lately & I cannot wait until it dries so I can scrunch out the crunch!!

    Ha, that's totally my problem! I'm completely impatient, but I get better results from airdrying than from diffusing (if I can just manage to keep my hands out of my hair until completely dry).

    Wet, my hair just looks... well, wet and uncared for. It clumps in strange ways and looks overgelled until it's dry.
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  • hannanhannan Posts: 37Registered Users
    I wish I could keep mine wet all the time (or keep that look). When my hair is wet it is long and curly and not frizzy or fuzzy. Well I like the way it looks, but my brother has called it a mop or something to that effect when wet so maybe I am imagining that it looks okay wet. BUT once it dries watch out world (not in a good way) and the shrinkage oy :lol:

    Great poll Amneris! And I have been meaning to tell you forever I love love love your avatar--carefree youth at its best.
  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    I like mine best where it's like..uhh.. <random calculation> 85% dry :lol: It looks its best then, before it starts to get too much volume!

    I agree with this, although I like my dry results too :D
    "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
    "I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
    - Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

    (taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
  • LipGlassHoneyLipGlassHoney Posts: 230Registered Users
    I like for my hair to be dry but have the wet look. Most of the time I can achieve this but when I can't I prefer it to be in between wet and dry. That's usually not a problem because most days it takes all day to dry.
    Black and Puerto Rican 3c Natural since '95 (15). Growing hair to waist. PJ and Certified MAC JUNKIE and a freakin' DEMOCRAT!!! Visit my other page @ www.myspace.com/LipGlassHoney
    Me @ 6 mos. looking just like my son
  • jax3catsjax3cats Posts: 34Registered Users
    My hair doesn't start to look good until it's at least 50% dry. When it's wet it's kind of stringy and not especially curly, and as the water "evaporates" (for lack of a better word) it starts to form nice corkscrew curls. By the time it's 100% dry I've already been playing with it for a while and breaking up the curls (not intentional, just a bad habit), so I would have to say it looks it's best at about 75% - 90% dry, LOL!
    2 of my 3 boys
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    USED to think I was a 2 b/c wavy, until I started growing out my very short hair and discovered I'm actually a 3 a/b curlyhead!
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    wow... for all the products that claim to give the wet look, most people here don't seem to want that.
    Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


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  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Posts: 619Registered Users
    Amneris wrote:
    wow... for all the products that claim to give the wet look, most people here don't seem to want that.

    IMO, the petrified wet curl look is equivalent of the wet dog look :x ....not very becoming but smells better.
    We're all born mad. Some remain so.

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  • skywatcherskywatcher Posts: 429Registered Users
    Cehua wrote:
    Amneris wrote:
    wow... for all the products that claim to give the wet look, most people here don't seem to want that.

    IMO, the petrified wet curl look is equivalent of the wet dog look :x ....not very becoming but smells better.
    Yes! That is exactly how I feel & why I am so impatient that my hair takes soooooo long to dry! :? It is even a very different colour when it is wet. Plus I have no volume till it is dry.
    3a/2c
    Long layers, past BSL
    Loving: CON poo, Elucence MBC, Jessicurl WDT, B&A Gel.
    SLS free poos since Feb 6/05
  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    skywatcher wrote:
    Cehua wrote:
    Amneris wrote:
    wow... for all the products that claim to give the wet look, most people here don't seem to want that.

    IMO, the petrified wet curl look is equivalent of the wet dog look :x ....not very becoming but smells better.
    Yes! That is exactly how I feel & why I am so impatient that my hair takes soooooo long to dry! :? It is even a very different colour when it is wet. Plus I have no volume till it is dry.

    ditto. I hate the wet look.
    "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
    "I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
    - Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

    (taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    Curltopia wrote:
    skywatcher wrote:
    Cehua wrote:
    Amneris wrote:
    wow... for all the products that claim to give the wet look, most people here don't seem to want that.

    IMO, the petrified wet curl look is equivalent of the wet dog look :x ....not very becoming but smells better.
    Yes! That is exactly how I feel & why I am so impatient that my hair takes soooooo long to dry! :? It is even a very different colour when it is wet. Plus I have no volume till it is dry.

    ditto. I hate the wet look.

    Me too, but I noticed that many products, such as [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Miss-Jessies-Curly-Pudding-p-578.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=miss-jessies-curly-pudding]Curly Pudding[/buylink], say "how your hair looks wet is how it will look dry" and I wondered why that was a good thing. The slightly damp look would be awesome though!
    Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Amneris wrote:
    Curltopia wrote:
    skywatcher wrote:
    Cehua wrote:
    Amneris wrote:
    wow... for all the products that claim to give the wet look, most people here don't seem to want that.

    IMO, the petrified wet curl look is equivalent of the wet dog look :x ....not very becoming but smells better.
    Yes! That is exactly how I feel & why I am so impatient that my hair takes soooooo long to dry! :? It is even a very different colour when it is wet. Plus I have no volume till it is dry.

    ditto. I hate the wet look.

    Me too, but I noticed that many products, such as [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Miss-Jessies-Curly-Pudding-p-578.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=miss-jessies-curly-pudding]Curly Pudding[/buylink], say "how your hair looks wet is how it will look dry" and I wondered why that was a good thing. The slightly damp look would be awesome though!

    ITA about the wet look. But, I would love the slightly damp look
  • msjokermsjoker Posts: 1,658Registered Users
    I voted 'in between' I like my hair to be moist, if that makes sense.
    "It moisturizes my situation... preserves my sexy."
  • kimmyckimmyc Posts: 551Registered Users
    I voted for dry. It looks stringier, a little frizzier and flatter when it's wet. I really like it when it's dry though. I especially like it right when I wake up in the morning after washing it the night before.
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    Amneris wrote:
    Curltopia wrote:
    skywatcher wrote:
    Cehua wrote:
    Amneris wrote:
    wow... for all the products that claim to give the wet look, most people here don't seem to want that.

    IMO, the petrified wet curl look is equivalent of the wet dog look :x ....not very becoming but smells better.
    Yes! That is exactly how I feel & why I am so impatient that my hair takes soooooo long to dry! :? It is even a very different colour when it is wet. Plus I have no volume till it is dry.

    ditto. I hate the wet look.

    Me too, but I noticed that many products, such as [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Miss-Jessies-Curly-Pudding-p-578.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=miss-jessies-curly-pudding]Curly Pudding[/buylink], say "how your hair looks wet is how it will look dry" and I wondered why that was a good thing. The slightly damp look would be awesome though!

    ITA about the wet look. But, I would love the slightly damp look

    Agreed! Some enterprising hair product scientist should create such a thing for us NC curlies!!! S/he would make a fortune (hint, hint......) :wink:
    "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
    "I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
    - Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

    (taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
  • whosurcreampuffwhosurcreampuff Posts: 31Registered Users
    lol we can't have everything now can we?? :wink: Get this, I like my color better when its wet but my curls look better dry. Too bad it takes so long to dry, well when its not 95 degrees that is hehe .
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    I like mine best about half dry. It starts getting frizzier when it's completely dry.
  • GracedGraced Posts: 10Registered Users
    I like mine best when it's dry, too. Now that it's longer and I do the CG thing, I actually don't get shrinkage. And as I've posted before, I tend to like a little bit of pouf or a little halo going on. It's me, I guess.
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  • modegrrlmodegrrl Posts: 273Registered Users
    I look like a drowned rat with wet hair. It looks like stringy, overly-layered straight hair until it dries. Then it bounces up into ringlets (on a good day).
    "For many years the National Pretend Speed Limit was fifty-five miles per hour"--Dave Barry

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  • KurlyGurl708KurlyGurl708 Posts: 24Registered Users
    I prefer my hair dry for sure. Also...and I know I'm probably in the minority here...but I like a little bit of frizz too! :) Sort of like Tracee Elis Ross's hair. I LOVE HER HAIR! And her hair is never in perfect shiny curls, it's always a little frizzy & messy looking. For me, this is the way I like to wear my hair. I don't want it to look like I spent hours on my hair....even though I may have!
    3b/c texturized hair.
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    I prefer my hair dry for sure. Also...and I know I'm probably in the minority here...but I like a little bit of frizz too! :) Sort of like Tracee Elis Ross's hair. I LOVE HER HAIR! And her hair is never in perfect shiny curls, it's always a little frizzy & messy looking. For me, this is the way I like to wear my hair. I don't want it to look like I spent hours on my hair....even though I may have!

    yep... I like her hair too and have vain hopes that when natural she will be my hair twin... I think, I think....
    Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


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  • st. louis bluest. louis blue Posts: 404Registered Users
    Does anyone know Tracee Ellis Ross's hair routine?
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