How long does it take to dry your hair?

VV Registered Users Posts: 68
OK I just recently started doing CG and my hair is taking forever to dry. It takes about two hours! Now if I had really thick hair I could understand but it's thin. And because it is thin I don't put a lot of product in it so what is taking so long? Does anyone have any suggestions for getting to dry quicker? TIA
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  • CurlyOver40!CurlyOver40! Registered Users Posts: 758
    I use a Curlease towel for about 20 min. and usually air dry. I would say it takes my hair about 1 - 1 1/2 hrs.
    If I diffuse, then 20 min.

    3a/3b

    Latest routine:
    Sauve Coconut CO
    Or
    Trader Joe's Nourish
    Giovanni 50/50
    Giovanni Direct Leave In
    JoicoWhip
    Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • curly gcurly g Registered Users Posts: 124
  • Melanie_LinnMelanie_Linn Registered Users Posts: 457
    No complaining mine takes 3+ hours to dry. And its only 2 inches long.
    3c/4aMCiii normal/low porosity med elasticty

    Shampoo- JC Hydrating Invigorating poo, Alaffia Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo, CV poo bars
    Rinse out- Natures gate hemp, GSAS
    Leave in- GDLI, Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Leave in
    DT- Still working on that
    Styler- Ecostyler Crystal, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme
    Sealer- castor, Shea butter,jojoba oil

    I don't know how well I'll keep it up, my blog The Lions Mane
  • mpgirlmpgirl Registered Users Posts: 1,163
    Mine takes 3+ hours and it's short. My stylist told me that I was putting too much leave-in into my hair. She was right. I cut an hour or so off my air drying time just by cutting the amount of leave-in.

    Actually, cutting the leave-in and increasing the gel has worked like a charm for me.:o
    3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
    Picasa:
    Link
    Deva Low Poo
    Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
    Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
    Homemade FSG
    KCCC
    Curl Junkie Stuff
    BRHG


    Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. -wabi-sabi

  • mpgirlmpgirl Registered Users Posts: 1,163
    oh yeah-have to use the [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] after styling products to squeeze a bunch of water out without the frizz!
    3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
    Picasa:
    Link
    Deva Low Poo
    Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
    Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
    Homemade FSG
    KCCC
    Curl Junkie Stuff
    BRHG


    Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. -wabi-sabi

  • MiseMise Registered Users Posts: 346
    Micro-fiber towel to squeeze out excess water then plop for about an hour, and it still takes 3+ hours to dry completely.
    Think I'm 3b-ish...maybe some 3a there too...plus wavy roots....I'm just a mixed bag!:D CG since August '05
  • VV Registered Users Posts: 68
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'll have to get a microfiber towel and cut down a bit a product.
  • BecciBecci Registered Users Posts: 401
    Today I squeezed out excess water with a microfiber towel then plop for 10 mins. I washed my hair at 10am and its now 8.55pm and its still damp underneath and near my scalp near my crown!
    From U.K & started CG 13th July 08 :thumbleft:

    Using VO5 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie for co-washing and conditioning.

    Using Boots curl creme

    Considering going Mod-CG and using H&S once a week to prevent build up, flakes and other nastys.:confused3:
  • k33rstynk33rstyn Registered Users Posts: 59
    oy. i've had no plopping success. mine takes a good two hours to dry too (but it's pretty long to be fair...)

    I've started showering at night and waiting till it's completely dry and putting it in a REALLY LOOSE pineapple on my head. When I wake up in the morning it looks just as good.

    If I do it in the morning and don't have a lot of time, I let it air dry as long as I can and then use a diffuser on low facing down on the cool shot. It works almost as well.
  • tsjmomtsjmom Registered Users Posts: 85 Curl Connoisseur
    Mine takes about 4 hours, but I don't plop or anything, just air dry.

    So here's my question for everyone: What do you do to look presentable for work, etc in the mornings? I'm a SAHM, but it's still a little embarassing to walk around half the day looking like a wet dog!
    3a, fine, highlighted, BSL. HGs so far: GF C&S leave in (d/c), Aussie Tizz No Frizz gel, honey, ACV, CK. Searching for a leave in curl cream to replace GF.
  • DEL2CDEL2C Registered Users Posts: 6,418 Curl Neophyte
    6 hrs!!!! After Plopping, Clipping, Air Drying and Diffusing it's a freakin production!!:director: If I air dried it in the Summer it would take about 10hrs or more that's why I diffuse too, don't have that kind of patience I end up touching it and ruining it all!
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Registered Users Posts: 17,502 Curl Neophyte
    Plop for 10, diffuse for 20 right now.

    Air dry, all day since the roots take awhile.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • Melanie_LinnMelanie_Linn Registered Users Posts: 457
    mpgirl wrote: »
    Mine takes 3+ hours and it's short. My stylist told me that I was putting too much leave-in into my hair. She was right. I cut an hour or so off my air drying time just by cutting the amount of leave-in.

    Actually, cutting the leave-in and increasing the gel has worked like a charm for me.:o


    Im fairly light handed with my leave in and it still takes 3 hours. My hair just drys slower then most, because of its major affair with moisture.
    3c/4aMCiii normal/low porosity med elasticty

    Shampoo- JC Hydrating Invigorating poo, Alaffia Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo, CV poo bars
    Rinse out- Natures gate hemp, GSAS
    Leave in- GDLI, Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Leave in
    DT- Still working on that
    Styler- Ecostyler Crystal, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme
    Sealer- castor, Shea butter,jojoba oil

    I don't know how well I'll keep it up, my blog The Lions Mane
  • tsjmomtsjmom Registered Users Posts: 85 Curl Connoisseur
    So do you all go to work with wet hair?
    3a, fine, highlighted, BSL. HGs so far: GF C&S leave in (d/c), Aussie Tizz No Frizz gel, honey, ACV, CK. Searching for a leave in curl cream to replace GF.
  • curlyteachcurlyteach Registered Users Posts: 6
    My hair takes a good couple of hours after a 10 minutes diffuse... I can't get plopping to work at all for my hair, I just end up with a big frizzy mess!

    I guess it doesn't matter so much as a teacher - the kids are pretty ruthless with their criticism but their opinion doesn't hold any weight!! I'd love some ideas for what to do if I have important meetings early on though - my hair is generally not entirely dry til morning break/ recess. Does anyone put their hair up when wet? or do you all plan ahead and not wash your hair that morning?!

    curlyteachxx
    3b or c? Very fine hair but lots of it!

    Newly CG (ish) and loving it so far, currently using Original Source to Co-wash, Australian Organics to condition, Trevor Sorbie curl cream and shockwaves gel. Weekly sulphate free shampoo.
  • NottyNotty Registered Users Posts: 1,456
    DEL2C wrote: »
    6 hrs!!!! After Plopping, Clipping, Air Drying and Diffusing it's a freakin production!!:director: If I air dried it in the Summer it would take about 10hrs or more that's why I diffuse too, don't have that kind of patience I end up touching it and ruining it all!
    Totally my problem...............during the Cdn winters can you honestly imagine how long it takes to dry my hair? The summer I still have to diffuse........I am so jealous of curlies who can walk around and have dry hair in an hour.........no way for me!
    :toothy7:between Botticelli & Corkscrew curly-very thick, coarse hair
    http://public.fotki.com/notty6



    When I get to be 'Queen of the World', I will absolish WIND!!!:queen:
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    I wet my head at 6:30 in the morning and it takes 3-4 hours for the ends to dry and 6-7 hours later my roots are still damp.
  • curlygurneycurlygurney Registered Users Posts: 116
    Sounds like I am similar to Speckla. It takes like 2-3 to air dry most of it bt the roots are still dry in the 7 or 8th hour.

    My hair isn't long, but it is extremely thick.
    Hair Type: 3b with a little 3a mixed in
    Stylist: Annah at Phia Salon in Columbus, OH
    Shampoo: I rarely use but when I do it is Abba True Shine
    Conditioner: ABBA Creme Masque
    Leave in: A dime size of ABBA Creme Masque
    Style product fall/winter: Two squirts of Jesse Curl Confidient Coils and one two finger scoop of pink boots
    Style product spring/summer: KCCC and CK
    http://public.fotki.com/curlygurney/
    password: easy123
  • QuirkyYoginiQuirkyYogini Registered Users Posts: 569 Curl Neophyte
    Geeze. It takes about 3-4 hours for most of my hair and over 5 for the roots. I live in a hot and humid climate, and yes I go to work with wet hair sometimes. I'm a yoga instructor right now, so no one cares! :iconbiggrin:
    I have 3c hair that I haven't straightened in over 5 years. It's just past shoulder length when dry, and almost waist length when pulled straight.

    Products:
    9/02/08 Went CG
    05/12/09 Still CG. Cowashing with VO5 Lavender Luster. I then condition with Giovanni Smooth as Silk. Styling with VO5 Lavender Luster conditioner with my wide-toothed comb.

    http://public.fotki.com/QuirkyYogini/



  • BabydollRingletsBabydollRinglets Registered Users Posts: 205
    The same amount of hours like QuirkyYogini.
    I live in Florida and it's always moisty outside.

    So that's probably the reason why it takes longer to dry.

    I don't blowdry my hair, I let it airdry.
    :sunny:
    3c/3b fine texture, normal density, high porosity

    Shampoo: Devacare Low Poo, Devacare No Poo
    Conditioner: Devacare One Conditioner
    Leave-In: Devacare One Conditioner
    Oil: Grapeseed Oil
    Treatment: Coloful Protein Filler
    Gel: Eco Styler Argan Oil
  • kolerkoler Registered Users Posts: 11
    I have long, fine 3b hair and it takes 3+ hours to dry even when I don't use a leave-in.

    What I do is a plop and let it air dry until I leave the house. Then I put it into either a loose bun or a loose braid (has to be loose or it ruins the curl, but if I don't do something with it it just frizzes) for a few hours. Once my hair is mostly dry (but still a little wet), I take it out of the braid/bun and let it finish drying loose. The end result is pretty good and I don't look like a drowned poodle all day.
    3b, dark-brown hair with red highlights
    CG for 1 year
  • sistahmaryisissistahmaryisis Registered Users Posts: 157
    It's an all night event . . . I wash in the evenings and wake up and it STILL isn't dry . . . not sure exactly HOW long but whatever the length of time is TOO long for me
  • CurlyHazeCurlyHaze Registered Users Posts: 295
    Well, lets see I showered at 6a.m. i am at work now and it is 3:50 and roots near crown are still damp but its almost dry. so what is that 10 hours. wow i never knew.

    takes me about 40 minutes to diffuse dry, who has time for that so i only do it for about 20 to 25 and let it air dry the rest, and then only do it once every 1 to 2 weeks. air dry the rest of the time. i go everywhere with my hair wet uggh.
    Very Thick dry 3b BSL.
    Fine, medium porosity
    Right now I am using GVP conditioning balm for cowash and RO,
    my hair loves protein.
    for styling my base is BRHG I can use it alone but prefer with Curl Keeper. I sulphate poo once a month or so as needed.
    http://public.fotki.com/CurlyHaze/
  • GracelynGracelyn Registered Users Posts: 65
    A long, long, long time.

    Usually I scrunch the excess water out of my hair and then plop anywhere from 10-30 minutes. And it still takes a few hours to completely dry.

    Today, though, I decided to drip dry just for fun. It's been a long time and my hair still totally looks like I dunked it in water about five minutes ago. I think the frizz factor will be less, but I couldn't handle it being this wet for this long on a regular basis. ;)

    I have pretty thick long hair, too, though....but I do live in a really, really dry climate.
    3a/b - medium texture.
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Registered Users Posts: 2,098
    Before I found a fabulous stylist, my hair used to take over 4 hours to dry. It's very thick and if I used a blow dryer w/diffuser, I'd get the top too dry and it would frizz.
    My amazing new stylist (who I found on this website), texturized my hair and took all the bulk out. My hair will dry on its own in 30 minutes. When I use the microfiber towel and plop for about 10 minutes then diffuse for a few minutes, my hair is dry almost immediately.

    Same with my daughter... her hair would still be wet at the end of the school day... now, it's dry in 30 minutes or less.
  • MarMar Registered Users Posts: 3,004 Curl Neophyte
    About an hour and a half,or two hours to be completely dry.
    "what's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding?"



    "If you judge people,you have no time to love them"
    -Mother Theresa
  • curlyeddicurlyeddi Registered Users Posts: 5
    my hair takes about
    2hrs if i air dry it
  • th1th1 Registered Users Posts: 98
    About 6+ hours for the roots to completely dry.

    My longer, exposed ends are dry in about 2 hours.

    If I put it into a ponytail (vs long and loose) when wet, my roots and where the band is, stays wet a long time.

    Hair8508-vi.jpg
    3B.5

    Leave In: (currently) Tresemme Moisturizer Conditioner with Vitamin E

    FOTKI Photo Album:
    http://public.fotki.com/tatcat/
  • cuteidg97cuteidg97 Registered Users Posts: 1
    :happy1: wow i takes mi mayb 1 to 2 hours roots bout 3 to 4 it truly depends on what products i use sumtimes cums to mid back when straight(little bit longer) i have 2 ask youll sumthing i just made a naturally curly and u c mi pic yet mi hair get frizzy fast tell me if u have any advice 4 mi (3b) THANKS
  • Sobhanap02Sobhanap02 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 0 Curl Neophyte
    I have 2c 3a 3b hair. I started CG around five months ago. My hair takes anywhere upwards from six hours to dry. If I diffuse it after 20 minutes, it dries within 4 hours.

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