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The sotc fakeout

Anyone diffuse and airdry, feel like they are 100% dry and crunchy on the outside, go to sotc, and find that their middles are still wet? :sad1:
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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    Yep, happens all the time. Diffusing mostly upside down and using the pixiecurl method helps to get the underneath and middle. Then, even when I think I'm dry, I try not to SOTC for at least an hour.
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  • PheebiePheebie Posts: 177Registered Users
    Yep, I've had that happen. It's so frustrating.
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  • sharon5152sharon5152 Posts: 207Registered Users
    I agree with msgiblet; I don't touch mine for an hour at least. In fact, my new method is to wash & put in products in the evening, let it airdry and diffuse b/4 bed--then not touch it at all until morning. I have wonderful volume and differentiated curls the next day! And no frizz!
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    All. the. time. :lol:
  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    I don't diffuse (doesn't fit into my schedule), just plop then go to work with it partly wet (on "wash" days). It takes until after work to get dry on the inside! I am not patient enough, get tired of the wet look, scrunch.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    I have another type of SOTC fakeout.

    I go to SOTC, it's very ramen-noodlish at the start, then after doing it my hair is smooth and clumpy, and looks really, really good. I get very excited. It's still maybe 10% damp, but that's ok, I can usually still SOTC fine at that point. I think it's looking great. :thumbright:

    Then, slowly but surely, my hair continues to expand ever so slightly, then a little more, then even more, and before I know it, I've got a poofball.

    And it all starts out so well. *sigh*
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    It happens to me a lot, OP. I try hard to check for all over dampness, but I don't always find it before I SOTC.
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    wild~hair wrote: »
    I have another type of SOTC fakeout.

    I go to SOTC, it's very ramen-noodlish at the start, then after doing it my hair is smooth and clumpy, and looks really, really good. I get very excited. It's still maybe 10% damp, but that's ok, I can usually still SOTC fine at that point. I think it's looking great. :thumbright:

    Then, slowly but surely, my hair continues to expand ever so slightly, then a little more, then even more, and before I know it, I've got a poofball.

    And it all starts out so well. *sigh*
    Yup same thing was happening to me. Now I never SOTC. Whatever ramenish thing is happening while wet is deceiving. If I just LEAVE it ALONE it's fine, in fact what I end up doing most of the time is when it's just about 90% dry I give it a light spritz of lavender mist and it settles back to what I want it to be.
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  • JenniKSJenniKS Posts: 203Registered Users
    bigredapmi wrote: »
    Anyone diffuse and airdry, feel like they are 100% dry and crunchy on the outside, go to sotc, and find that their middles are still wet? :sad1:

    Yep, especially with certain products. I try to make sure I diffuse enough with my hair flipped over. I don't always have the time though.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    On weekends I am almost always doing premature SOTC. I hate going out with crispy looking hair so I deal with the consequences of early scrunching.
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  • curlygirl18curlygirl18 Posts: 355Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    On weekends I am almost always doing premature SOTC. I hate going out with crispy looking hair so I deal with the consequences of early scrunching.

    Same here, all the time. I hate it during the week too, but I get so busy working that I don't even really pay attention. The weekend though...like you said xcptnl, I deal with the consequences. :disgust:
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