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Old 03-09-2018, 08:57 PM   #1
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Default How Long Does It Take For Your Hair To Air Dry?

I have thick hair,it hangs a little past my shoulders.I washed it around noon today and now almost ten hours later it's still damp.

I don't understand how that's even possible.i towel dried it after I washed it,even wrapped it in a towel for about an hour afterwards.

I don't like always using a hair dryer.How can I help it to dry faster on its own?
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:12 AM   #2
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Hi, I also have thick hair. It would take at least 2 hours for it to air-dry. My hair is short and I wash it every other day. I always blow-dry it after washing it. I spray it with a leave-in conditioner after having shampooed it and conditioned it. Sometimes I also put a little bit of styling creme in it. So, yeah, I blow-dry it and it's still very healthy and soft.

Besides blow-drying, I can't think of a way to make your hair dry faster. A few years ago I had long hair and it took 8-10 hours to air-dry.
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:14 PM   #3
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Thanks Laurie.

I hate blow drying but really have no choice I guess unless I wanna walk around with wet hair all day.
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Doesn't take long at all for my hair to dry at all as it is very fine and thin and short. Good old genes..........

Leaving a hair treatment in while you wear a shower cap will help to restore it's softness.

Only other way to shorten the drying time apart from using a hair dryer is to get your hair cut very short. Not always a desirable option.
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My hair is thick and takes hours to air dry. I don't use a hairdryer often because it takes so long that my arms get tired. I usually wrap my hair in a towel, and wring it out til I can't twist anymore, and then wait a few minutes (15-20) then blow it the rest of the way dry, IF I were blowing it dry. Otherwise I just wring it out with the towel and let it air dry.
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Mine is long and thick. It can take a couple of hours. I usually wrap my hair in a towel for a while. If I braid or put my hair up in a clip or bun, I can still find dampness when I take my hair down at night. I cannot remember the last time I used a hair dryer.
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The hair dryers of my day really damaged hair so I've air dried my hair for years, it's very think so it takes hours even though it's short now. I don't know of any way to hurry up air dry....sometimes it depends on the temperature and humidity of the air.
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I usually have mine blow dried by my hairdresser, I really have no patience to do my hair.
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If your hair has been processed by perm or color or straightened, the hair absorbs more water. I have very fine thin hair but had it highlighted all over and now it feels thicker and takes much longer to dry.
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I usually have mine blow dried by my hairdresser, I really have no patience to do my hair.
Do you go in every week?

I have sometimes gone to my stylist just to have her style my hair. It's such a treat.
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