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is there any way to make my hair dry faster?!

i love the way my hair looks after i take a shower, but my hair takes 4 hours to dry so i have to shower at night and go to bed with it:sad3: if i take a shower in the morning my hair isnt dry until about third period wich is halfway through my school day & i dont want to go through most of the school day with wet hair. is there ANYTHING i can do to make it dry quicker,any products or anything? (right now when i get out of the shower i scrunch it with a cotton t-shirt to get rid of the dripping, but i dont plop because it messes up my curls & i dont diffuse because i dont have one and not sure if i should buy one because of frizz problems)

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  • miralalunamiralaluna Posts: 168Registered Users
    My hair is the same - it takes 4-5 hours to dry and it's only shoulder-length!

    I scrunch with a micro-fibre towel then let my hair air-dry until most of the curls have reached some sort of nice formation (this maybe takes 45min?) and then I diffuse. Diffusing, for me, actually reduces frizz if done properly. Just try not to let the air blow your hair about too much.
    Fine texture (I think?!), normal porosity
    No 'poo since May 2007

    Current products (used only as & when required!):
    - Naked Sensitive Scalp conditioner
    - Shikakai powder
    - Jojoba oil

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  • kayemmkay159kayemmkay159 Posts: 171Registered Users
    is there any special diffusers to get? or any threads or whatever you call them that i can read up on about diffusing?
  • miralalunamiralaluna Posts: 168Registered Users
    Do a search in the forums for "diffuse" or "diffusing" in the topic titles - you'll get loads of info.

    I just bought a cheapo, compact little hairdryer with a small diffuser attachment. It is sort of cup-shaped, although you can get ones which are flatter, but those don't seem to work as well, for me anyway.
    Fine texture (I think?!), normal porosity
    No 'poo since May 2007

    Current products (used only as & when required!):
    - Naked Sensitive Scalp conditioner
    - Shikakai powder
    - Jojoba oil

    My Fotki - pw: curlywhirly
  • LisaF1163LisaF1163 Posts: 1,079Registered Users
    Plopping definitely helps. My hair always takes forever to dry too, but since I started plopping, it can air dry on it's own fairly fast. Figure it's still sopping wet at 6:30 AM, and if I do a 20 minute plop, it can be nearly dry by around 9 AM.
    CG since 1/09. Protein and Mag Sulfate sensitive.
    Hair Type - 3A.
    Co-wash - Jane Carter Solution Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner.
    Low-poo as needed - Beautiful Curls Curl Enhancing Shampoo.
    Cond./Leave-In - Beautiful Curls Curl Enhancing Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner.
    Stylers - Jane Carter Solution Condition and Sculpt; Beautiful Curls Curl Defining Gel.
  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    Plopping and diffusing help. Also I find the more product I put on, the longer it takes to dry. Even with diffusing, when I use a lot of product, it's hours later before I'm completely dry.
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  • MimsTXMimsTX Posts: 3,482Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Plopping and diffusing help. Also I find the more product I put on, the longer it takes to dry. Even with diffusing, when I use a lot of product, it's hours later before I'm completely dry.

    ditto to everything that's been said before. BUT!

    There's no shame in continuing what you're doing, if it works. lol my hair takes awhile to air dry, so I've been diffusing (little to no frizz) which knocks back the time DRASTICALLY (maybe an hour or two). I also scrunch the heck out of it with a towel to get as much water out as I can before diffusing.

    I still slather my hair in product too. Sure, it might dry faster without it, but it won't look half as good... I'd rather it take a bit longer, personally :) Same with plopping. My hair goes wonky when I plop too, so if it doesn't work for you, that's cool. Don't do it :) It's all a balancing act between what you're hair likes, and what you're wanting it to do. You'll find that balance between your curls and the drying time with a bit of trial and error.
    CG/Mod CG (soap bars) since 8/12/08
    CO wash/Cond: Kathymack & Flowermoon Castille soap bars, V05 Chamomile Tea, Suave Ocean Breeze, Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Styling loves: DIFFUSING! CK, KCNT, KCCC, FOTE (on dry hair only), Re:coil, Proclaim gel
    Not sure about: Boots, Tweek, KBB Milk, DMHJ
    HATE: plopping, FOTE on wet hair, BRHG
  • curlyinohiocurlyinohio Posts: 362Registered Users
    Also, the Deva diffuser is great for drying the hair underneath, so that realy speeds up the drying time. If you just get the diffuser kit, not the whole Deva dryer, it's not that expensive, and totally worth it!
    Cowash: Suave Aloe and Water Lily
    Conditioner and Leave-in: GFTN
    LA Looks Sport Gel
    Coconut oil Or Olive oil at night
  • elissadelissad Posts: 268Registered Users
    I'm about to put in my order for Curls Like Us [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curls-Like-Us-Curl-Cloths-p-960.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Like-Us-Curl-Cloths]curl cloths[/buylink]. There has been some buzz recently on the boards about how well they wick away water but leave the curls in tact and frizz free. It may be worth it for you if plopping isn't your thing.
    mostly 3a/some 3b/2c at the nape
    med-coarse and porous
    Current routine:
    Cleansing: Co-wash with V05, JCCC
    Conditioners:AOHR
    Leave-in: KCKT
    Stylers: HESMU, Joiwhip
    Protein Treatment: Ion effective care treatment

  • kayemmkay159kayemmkay159 Posts: 171Registered Users
    I'm about to put in my order for Curls Like Us [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curls-Like-Us-Curl-Cloths-p-960.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Like-Us-Curl-Cloths]curl cloths[/buylink]. There has been some buzz recently on the boards about how well they wick away water but leave the curls in tact and frizz free. It may be worth it for you if plopping isn't your thing.
    okay lemme know how that goes:]
    lol my hair takes awhile to air dry, so I've been diffusing (little to no frizz) which knocks back the time DRASTICALLY

    okay i think i will definately be buying a diffuser then..
  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    kayemmkay159, all of this is good advice, and if you need more, you could check out this blog post:

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    (For me, the key to faster drying was making sure I got all the water out of my roots. But your hair may be different....)
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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  • Misses_JaiMisses_Jai Posts: 97Registered Users
    yeah, plopping and diffusing definitely help.....plopping doesn't work for everyone, but give it a try. i also scrunch out the excess water with a t-shirt and that helps too.....

    diffusing is the truth tho!!!
    common sense is not common.....
    CG since Jan 2009.....
    No hair color since 2007..i've stopped fighting the greys....they always win....
    3a/some 2c
    clarify - ACV rinse
    co-wash - NGTT calming conditioner or suave naturals tropical coconut
    rinse-out - sally's GVP cond. balm
    dt - sally's GVP k-pak or lustrasilk
    leave in & styling - KCKT, KCCC, HESMU mousse
    styling loves - DIFFUSING!!! & plopping