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Better Results With Dryer

ladieluckladieluck Posts: 33Registered Users
Hey ladies! I haven't been around for a while because I've been traveling like crazy.

My question of the day is do you get better results with a hair dryer? One of the main reasons I decided to go CG was so that I could wash and go. However, I have found that my hair is SIGNIFICANTLY better when I blow dry it (using diffuser). Therefore, while my wavy hair does look more defined, I am still damaging it and not getting where I want.

Does anybody else have this problem? Are there any ways I could solve this? Maybe am I using the wrong products?

Photo 1 - w/ drying
Photo 2 - air dry
CG Hair Type: 2C
FIA Hair Type: 2cFiii

Co-Wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
Rinse Out: AO GPB
LI: Have any good ones?
Stylers: KCCC and EcoStyler Krystal


Likes: Protein!
Dislikes: KCKT

Comments

  • AlexjoujouAlexjoujou Posts: 2,364Registered Users
    This is the same for me.

    I almost always diffuse as this gives me much better curls. Air drying will work if I scrunch very well before.

    Hard hat drying doesn't work for me at all for curl retaining but love it for DT and PT:laughing6:

    My hair seems to be in excellent condition--so I guess the heat damage is being countered by my products and all that.

    Also I don't have time to air dry since I do my hair in the morning for the day.

    My daughter air dries all the time--we only diffuse for special occasions. Hers works fine but we put it in a braid overnight..and its usually wet for 24-48 hours.

    Me myself I hate that wet hair feeling for long periods of time :)

    No suggestions...sorry!
    FIA 2c/3aFi

    Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

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  • eklecktikaeklecktika Posts: 230Registered Users
    I diffuse but I do it on cold. (I have a dryer with three heat settings.)

    Not much fun, and not as quick, but my hair seems to appreciate it.
    "It's a wonder God suffers so many fools, what with lightening so cheap"~Mark Twain
    Lady Eklecktika Fidens of Caduceus
  • ladieluckladieluck Posts: 33Registered Users
    Thanks for the responses. Maybe when it gets warmer with higher dew points in Chicago my hair will do better air drying.
    CG Hair Type: 2C
    FIA Hair Type: 2cFiii

    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
    Rinse Out: AO GPB
    LI: Have any good ones?
    Stylers: KCCC and EcoStyler Krystal


    Likes: Protein!
    Dislikes: KCKT
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Posts: 3,061Registered Users
    I heat dry, my hair doesn't seem to be mad at me:geek:
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I diffuse on low with low heat until almost dry. If I don't, I have much weaker curls.
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    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    I have the "ionic" blow dryer and have not noticed any damage from diffusing.

    My hair looks better when I diffuse, too. Have not managed to diffuse from wet to dry yet, not sure how long it would take, but I either diffuse most of the way dry before bed, then loose plop, or plop wet overnight and diffuse most of the rest of the way in the morning.

    It does work better for me than air drying. More volume (though not as much as a non-ionic dryer).
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

    Henna!
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    Have not managed to diffuse from wet to dry yet, not sure how long it would take,
    It takes FOREVER and I have short thin hair.
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    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • blueroses79blueroses79 Posts: 122Registered Users
    I've been doing a combo: diffuse for a few minutes on low or no heat, then airdry. I don't know if I have ever gotten my hair completely dry with a hair dryer, so I don't even try.

    It might've gotten completely dry at the salon when they tried Deva products on me--they used a weird 4-headed diffuser thing that went around my head. But judging from the limp snakes I came out with, that doesn't work very well for waves.

    And yeah, before I started encouraging waves, I clarified & let it airdry to determine my hair type...and those waves were extremely weak in comparison to the ones I've had lately.

    FIA 2a-c, ii.
    Combo. fine/low porosity & coarse/porous.
    Stylers: All-in-one spray, FSG, KCCC
    Also using: Inecto condish, WW Tiare Pomade
    Dislikes: soap bars, glycerin, protein.
    Yawns at: all gels (even LALSG), Seamollient.
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    :dog: :coffee:
  • AKgirlAKgirl Posts: 341Registered Users
    I think your hair looks beautiful either way.

    But yes, my hair looks way better when I diffuse it. Wearing it wavy and letting it air dry, it looks so flat! So, I've been diffusing it, even though I'd rather let it air dry. My hair just doesn't air dry very pretty.
    2a-2bFii NP?

    Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
    Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
    LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
    Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
    Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
    locking Spray
    Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...


    My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
  • mom2e3mom2e3 Posts: 73Registered Users
    Pre-CG and when I knew where my diffuser was, I would get tighter curls/more waves with my diffuser, and always on the heat setting. Cold air drying seemed like such a waste of time for my hair. It would really take forever. Air drying takes pretty long, too.

    The diffuser has been MIA, but I'm getting really nice curls with just scrunching with gel when it's pretty wet, plopping and air-drying. Whatever curl I get with scrunching will be the end result (minus the top, which does weigh down, so I pin it).
    Mostly sure I'm a 2b/Mii
    Just starting out (and brining the entire family along for the ride):
    CO-wash...V05 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie
    Rinse-out Conditioner...Garnier Fructis Fortifying Cream Conditioner Moisture Works for Dry or Damaged Hair
    Leave-in Conditioner...Garnier Fructis Leave-In Conditioning Cream Sleek and Shine
    Gel...Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel
    Wish me luck!