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does anyone squeeze the water out of hair...

I have long hair almost to my waist, wavy to curly, and I hate having it soaking wet all over me. So after rinsing the conditioner out of my hair with my head flipped over I gently squeeze out the water then apply gel.

Another reason I do this is because if I leave it soaking wet even with some mild plopping, all the water on my hair weighs it down stretching out the curl.

Does anyone try to remove excess water before applying products?

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  • Riot CrrlRiot Crrl Posts: 3,135Registered Users
    Yes, and I thought I was the only one. The lone rebel towel dryer. With a normal terrycloth towel, no less.
  • KitaraKitara Posts: 1,224Registered Users
    Oh Riot not terrycloth!! faint.gif

    I do squeeze out the water. To me that is still "soaking" wet. Maybe it's not technically, but my hair is like a sponge and still feels soaking wet when it's squeezed out.

    I go back and forth with towel drying. Sometimes I squeeze out the extra water with my hands and sometimes I do this ---> :bigsmurf: before I add products. I haven't found anything that works consistantly and throwing my hair in a turban makes it take less time to air dry.
  • BabydollRingletsBabydollRinglets Posts: 205Registered Users
    before i leave the shower i squeeze the water out of my hair gently.

    next, i put numerous of conditioner & a plastic cap over my head.

    then, i walkout of the shower.

    no towel dry (my hair is naturally dehydrate, so i need the extra moisture. plus i don't want any conditioner on my towel.) :iconbiggrin:
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  • CurlyEyesCurlyEyes Posts: 2,983Registered Users
    I scrunch out the water from my hair with a tshirt, then apply products, and then plop.

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  • starinastarina Posts: 665Registered Users
    I squeeze the water out of my hair, do the "shake" (remember that technique?), then wrap it gently in a microfiber towel for a few minutes. Then I unwrap it and apply styler and then gel. This method works just fine for me. I couldn't stand to deal with soaking wet hair all the time.
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  • AngularScienceAngularScience Posts: 844Registered Users
    I do; it really helps speed drying time, and the product doesn't get too diluted that way.

    I rinse out conditioner, squeeze my hair as dry as possible with my hands, then flip my head over and press gently w/ a terrycloth towel to get more water out. Then, I wrap it in a thin towel and put it in a turban for 20 minutes. I then take it out, spray with leave-in, comb or brush, add styler, and the comb or brush again, then go on as usual.

    In the winter it's especially crucial since I try to shower in the mornings and have to walk all over a cold campus.
  • curlylexcurlylex Posts: 104Registered Users
    Like the rebels Riot and Angular, I too squeeze out extra water in terrycloth briefly before the leave-in and gel, and plop in a t-shirt lined microfibre turban. I just have too. I can't stand the dripping everywhere...
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  • notegalnotegal Posts: 560Registered Users
    I also squeeze out water because otherwise it just drips down my back. Then I had product and plop...although I've been contemplating adding product and then plopping just to see if I get a different result...oh well...play...play...play...:happy10:
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  • AngularScienceAngularScience Posts: 844Registered Users
    curlylex wrote: »
    Like the rebels Riot and Angular, I too squeeze out extra water in terrycloth briefly before the leave-in and gel, and plop in a t-shirt lined microfibre turban. I just have too. I can't stand the dripping everywhere...
    T-shirt lined microfiber turban? I'm intrigued, tell me more.thinking-020.gif
  • coxplus2coxplus2 Posts: 181Registered Users
    I can't stand to have dripping wet hair---makes me cold!! And my hair is so thick that I have to squeeze excess water out, or I'll NEVER get it dry! I've noticed that I actually get better results with my stylers when I don't apply to dripping wet hair.
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    -Giovanni Direct Leave-in or GVP Conditioning Balm as leave-in
    -Flax seed gel (my favorite right now)
    -KCCC
    -Biotera Gel
    -HETT mousse
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    I definitely squeeze out excess water. That way my hair only takes 8-9 hours to dry. :roll:
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    I've gone back to soaking wet hair; I just seem to get better results that way. I squeeze my hair gently once after rinsing out my conditioner so it's still dripping and while still in the shower I scrunch in whatever products I'm using. By the time I finish with the scrunching, I'm not really drippy anymore. I have a chair that I put my plopping towel on that I pull right up to the shower, so as soon as I get out I go right into the plop and then finish drying myself off.
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  • curlylexcurlylex Posts: 104Registered Users
    So, Angular, in my curly trials and tribulations, I tried plopping in a t-shirt, but found it was not easy to secure. I found a microfibre turban, and found it really easy to use and secure, but it caused terrible frizz as my hair got caught in all the textured, grippy cloth. Ever the innovator (and stubborn), I cut up my t-shirt, lined the turban and pinned it in with safety pins, since I don't sew. Voila, my friend. Perfect, secure plop towel.
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    Right in the middle of her forehead
    When she was good
    She was very, very good
    But when she was bad she was horrid!

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  • curlylexcurlylex Posts: 104Registered Users
    PS: My husband loves the plopping turban. Somehow he thinks it looks sexy and foreign. Silly boy...
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    Complete CG from May 2007 - Mod CG starting June 2008 - no sulfates, no cones

    There was a little girl, with a little curl
    Right in the middle of her forehead
    When she was good
    She was very, very good
    But when she was bad she was horrid!

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  • AngularScienceAngularScience Posts: 844Registered Users
    curlylex wrote: »
    PS: My husband loves the plopping turban. Somehow he thinks it looks sexy and foreign. Silly boy...

    happy-137.gif lol-052.GIF

    My roommate says I look like The Girl With The Pearl Earring when I wrap my hair up. Especially when I wear pearl earrings.

    I might have to try that microfiber t-shirt trick now (goes off to find t-shirt she hates enough to rip, possibly one from ex-bf).
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    I also gently squeeze out the water, apply CK, then wrap gently and loosely in an aquis towel. Dry off my body, then take off towel and apply gel if needed.
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    I squeeze & squeegee my hair, then blot it if I feel it's still too wet, before putting gel or cream in.
  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    Yeah, I squeeze out all the water I can before applying products. Not only do I hate drippage (it's cold!) but my hair seems to be fine with it and I can still get good distribution. As far as I'm concerned, my hair is still wet enough even after all the squeezing.

    After I apply product, I use a [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-ease-Towel-p-500.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curlease-curlease-towel]Curl-Ease towel[/buylink] to absorb even more water. I diffuse after that.
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  • violetcurlsvioletcurls Posts: 434Registered Users
    I have long hair, too, and if I did not squeeze out the water in my hair I would flood the bathroom. After I rinse out my conditioner (at the end of my shower), I squeeze my hair out really well. Then I apply product, flip over and scrunch. I don't dry it with a towel, though I occasionally use a t-shirt after products if it's really wet.
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  • bostonwavesbostonwaves Posts: 727Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote: »
    I also gently squeeze out the water, apply CK, then wrap gently and loosely in an aquis towel. Dry off my body, then take off towel and apply gel if needed.

    that's exactly what I do Curlilocks!!
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  • chgurlsngchgurlsng Posts: 137Registered Users
    I squeeze out the excess water with my hands, put in gel and then plop. Soon after I get dressed, I take my hands and press all over the plop to get the t-shirt to absorb moisture.
  • winifredwinifred Posts: 295Registered Users
    I squeeze out excess water in the shower, then put my hair up in a flour sack towel for a few minutes (long enough to wash my face). Then I apply products. My hair's still really wet, but not dripping.
  • FluffykinsFluffykins Posts: 54Registered Users
    I only squeeze the water out when the only product I plan on using is mousse. Leave-ins and curl creams do better when my hair is dripping wet(I put a towel around my neck and back so the run off is absorbed and I don't become an indoor fountin), and when I scrunch those in the water gets scrunched out so that its ready for my mousse, witch does beter when my hair's not sopping wet.

    ^It sounds so complicated when I say it but its really a simple thing
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