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Do you air dry or diffuse?

Just wondering, do you air dry or diffuse?

I bought a diffuser and am trying to perfect drying my hair,
so it won't be uncomfortably wet/cold when I go to class in the mornings :coffee:
but yet not allow the dryer to make me look like a chia pet....:afro:

What is your drying routine????
Hair Type: 3b /3a?.... medium texture, normal porosity:afro:

Conditioner:
Aussie Moist


Shampoo: Organix Shampoo

Other products: Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam Mousse, LA looks Sport gel, & whatever is cheapest for a frizz serum.



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Comments

  • krm0789krm0789 Posts: 34Registered Users
    I use a diffuser, since it defines my waves a hell of a lot better than air drying.
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I air-dry. In winder, I do have to wake up extra early to allow my hair to be mostly dry before I get to work. My hair seems to get too poofy/frizzy when I diffuse. I should probably try diffusing now that I've totally switched all of my styling products since last time I diffused (years ago).
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • peyrouxpeyroux Posts: 174Registered Users
    It really depends on my routine for the day. I go to school from 8-230 and work 330-midnight so I don't have a lot of time, but when I do, I diffuse. I feel like my curl is better defined when I diffuse.

    The trick to diffusing, if I remember from when I used to do it all the time, is not to move the hair dryer around. Keep it on the same spot for 15-20 seconds, then move to another area. Rinse, wash, repeat until your head is dry.
    2b, high porosity, medium texture
    CG since 11/20/09



    Current routine:

    low poo: GTTTT
    rinse out: Suave Naturals Aloe and Waterlily
    leave-in: GVP Conditioning Balm or Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
    stylers: Proclaim Curl Activator Gel, Proclaim Crystal Ice Protein Gel or Ecostyler Krystal Gel
  • TiaSimoneTiaSimone Posts: 58Registered Users
    I mostly air-dry. Mainly because I am lazy!! But time is a factor some mornings so I do a combo. I let my hair air dry as much as possible then hit it with a diffuser before heading out the door. I have a half-hour ride to work so I wait until then to scrunch, if needed.
  • botticelli_girl922botticelli_girl922 Posts: 896Registered Users
    Just wondering, do you air dry or diffuse?

    I bought a diffuser and am trying to perfect drying my hair,
    so it won't be uncomfortably wet/cold when I go to class in the mornings :coffee:
    but yet not allow the dryer to make me look like a chia pet....:afro:

    What is your drying routine????

    Yay! You got one! :)

    I do both :) If it's a cold morning and I don't feel like dealing with wet hair, I diffuse. But if I'm feeling lazy, I airdry.
    Curl Type: 2c-3a, Medium thickness, Normal Porosity
    Weekly Low-poo: TJ Pure Castile Soap
    Co-wash: V05 Strawberries and Cream
    Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm (Possibly HG!), GF Triple Nutrition
    Styling Products: CK, Re:coil, JCRR, JCCC, LALMHG, EcoStyler, SMU Spray Gel, Boots

    Life has many choices. Eternity has two. What's yours?
  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    i've always air dried. when i was younger, i didnt know diffusers existed! and now, i honestly just dont know how to use one correctly!!!! so i over night plop to minimize the wet rat look :). summer time, i love just wearing my hair wet and having it dry up in the sun :).
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV