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    for all the naturals who are nappy, nappy, or 4c do u air dry or do u blow dry your hair and why? because im thinking about air drying. i know that its bad but i always blow dry my hair i never air dry. when its wet do u put braids in it so it can dry or do u put it in a ponytail so that it can dry? also, can u please tell me whats your hair type thanks.

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    i meant to say for all the naturals who are nappy, nappy, or 4c but some kind of way the words nappy was on there.

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    nappy

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    3 c, 4 a, and 4 b read as nappy.

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    I air dry. I'm a recovering heat addict - so when nappy my hair friers go underground - far far away so I'm not tempted.

    I twist my hair - or flat twist it with a bit of carol daughter's healthy hair butter or pure shea butter. I find if I wash it early in the evening by morning my hair is dry. I sleep on a satin pillow case AND i wear a satin bonnet.

    My hair when in twists is chin length - the back is a bit longer - and my 'bangs' hit the top of my lip. I'm a combination 4 a and 4 b nappy-and my hair is pretty soft and very thin - which probably explains the short dry time.

    -igen646.

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    my hair is nappy () and I let it air dry in 9 to 12 2 strand twists overnight after no-poo

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    i allow my hair to air dry in plaits....because it isn't damaged by heat and also helps with stretching my hair for a fro or puff

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    I always air dry. After I poo, deep condition, I section hair off starting at the back and then make medium-big flat twists. I'm leary about drying with heat especially since I wash my hair at least every weekend.

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    I air dry. When I'm done washing my hair I wrap it in a towel for 15-20 min then I either band it or put it in large braids and let it dry over night.

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    If I rinse in the morning I do both. Usually I will blow dry with an ionic blow dryer on COLD AIR just to get rid of the drippies. Then I shake or fluff with my fingers and allow my still very damp hair to air dry.

    This way I don't have to worry about water running down my neck, wet collars etc...

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    I always air dry. My hair dries really really fast. Like within 2-3 hours. I just twist it up, and that's it!

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    I think I am mostly nappy with some nappy and I always air dry. i put my hair in 12 -20 big twists or braids usually overnight. By the morning it is dry.

    Lucky36

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    oh-and if I do out styles (braid out/twist out) I allow my hair to air dry

    peace

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    My hair is super thick, super kinky, and medium length; I air dry.

    I am a recovering hair dryer addict, but I find that my hair really loves to do its own thing wet!

    Because my hair really needs moisture, I seal the water on my hair with a quarter-size drop of hair oil (I got this tip from SshintsE).

    I think air dry is the best, but someone said they blow dry with COLD air...mhmm...

    mcsincnj

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    I air dry all the time, I have not used heat since before the BC, June 1998. I twist my hair, air dry and it's that simple.

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    If I rinse in the morning I do both....

    Have you tried tying a cotton bandana around your neck ? just to catch the drips?

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    I never put any kind of heat in my hair. I always air dry. Somedays I will wash and go, some nights I was and braid up my hair. HTH. My hair is very nappy...the highest level if you will.

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    I also air-dry my hair. I just put it in twists with my moisturizers and cover up with my satin scarf at night.

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    I also let my hair air dry, and I believe it is the best way to let your hair dry damage-free.

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    If I rinse in the morning I do both.*...

    Have you tried tying a cotton bandana around your neck ? just to catch the drips?
    Girl, I have terry bands that I use to put around my neck to catch the drips but my skin is acne prone so I try to keep as much extra stuff off of my skin as possible.

    Other drippy helper-outers are a plastic cap or wrapping hair with a tee shirt for a little while or like Calla stated in a towel. I just prefer not to do those things right now.

    My hair holds water very well and takes up to about 7 hours (maybe a little longer) to completely dry. My products are parred down the basics which are water and conditioner (+ baking soda to clean my hair) and on occassion shea butter or honey.

    Also I do not use a dryer to deep condition my hair...just a minute or two with the cool blast button, a few shakes and I am out the door.

    Thanks for the suggestion tho

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    I always air dry my hair, but recently I have been thinking of blow drying it after I wash. I just bought Pamela Ferrell's book(Let's Talk Hair) and she recommended a routine that included blow drying your hair after you allowed it to air dry in 10-15 big twists for at least 30 mintues.

    I haven't tried blow drying yet, because I've been thinking about the heat damage and split ends, but I was wondering if I'm doing just as much damage by brushing out my dry hair with the denman brush before I twist. I have very fine, tangly strands of hair so I find it easier to work on dry hair that has been streched in some way.

    My hair feels kinda dry and tangly when I let it air dry and I feel like I'm causing damage by brushing out my dry hair when it feels this way. After I wash and condition and my hair is still wet if feels great, so I don't know what the problem is once its dry. I thought a light blow dry on low heat and on damp hair might be a better option to prevent breakage. I figure blowing out my hair when it is still soft and damp might be a better idea then brushing out dry tangle hair. I only wash my hair every 2-3 weeks so I wouldn't be blow drying constantly. Any ideas or advice?

    This topic came at the right time for me

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    i always air dry my hair. i've been air drying my hair since the summer of '97.

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    I NEVER use heat. I always air dry. Look at my sig for hair type ;-)

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    Quote: Jul 7 2004, 03:33 PM If I rinse in...

    Girl, I have terry bands that I use to put around my neck to catch the drips but my skin is acne prone so I try to keep as much extra stuff off of my skin as possible.

    Other drippy helper-outers are a plastic cap or wrapping hair with a tee shirt for a little while or like Calla stated in a towel. I just prefer not to do those things right now.

    My hair holds water very well and takes up to about 7 hours (maybe a little longer) to completely dry. My products are parred down the basics which are water and conditioner (+ baking soda to clean my hair) and on occassion shea butter or honey.

    Also I do not use a dryer to deep condition my hair...just a minute or two with the cool blast button, a few shakes and I am out the door.

    Thanks for the suggestion tho
    sorry I couldn't help

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    I always air dry my hair, but recently I...

    Hi, I only comb/brush out my hair in the shower while it is wet and has conditioner on it. Sometimes I may use a shower comb on my damp hair to part and comb when putting my hair in plaits, however, this is only after I have throughly combed it out in the shower. Dry nappy hair and brushes or combs usually don't turn out very well (in regards to the health of your hair).

    I do not use a comb or brush or any detangling utensil when I use a blow dryer on COLD AIR for my rinse-n-go styles. I really just lop my head from side to side and allow the air to blow thru it-I am not trying to get my hair straight, completely dry or anything-just drip free lol.

    If you are prepping your hair for braids, plaits or twist then blowdrying -imo- is not neccessary to have beautiful results.

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    I airdry my hair also. I usually wear a shake n go puff or I wash it at night and put it in several braids until it dries in the morning.

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    I always wear a wash and go puff and I ALWAYS air dry -- I never let any source of heat anywh3re near my hair (except the sun while I am out walking or whatever).

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    I let my hair air dry.. I hate to blow dry it, its annoying, and plus my hair just fries once I put the blow dryer near it. So I braid it up, and I just let it air dry...

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    I air dry by putting large twists in my hair and unraveling them in the morning. My hair is very thick and 4c.

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    I have really thick kinky hair, and I let it air dry. I usually wash then put twists in. If it is the weekend I wash and let the free form for do its thing. I find that if I put it in a puff when it is wet it gets very tangled. If I want to wear a puff I let it dry first then I put it up.

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