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    Default breakage and blowdrying

    ok so i know you supposed to let the hair air dry before you blowdry but from that point i've been getting conflicting advice.

    a) blow dry while semi damp
    b) blow dry after its dry to the touch couple hrs depending on lenght.
    c) wait a whole day/ over night to dry and then blow dry.

    everyone advises putting in a leave in conditioner while wet and heat protectant b4 blowdrying

    HELP please ???
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    I've read several times that you should airdry anywhere from 50-70% of your hair is dry and then blow dry the rest of the way. As for options b and c if you wait a couple of hours to 24 hours your hair will be dry or close to it so at that point it would be pointless to blowdry, IMHO. You should moisturize your hair as needed and always use a heat protectant before using any sort of heat. HTH!
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    sorry i didnt clarify i meant blowdry 2 straighten it not to dry it.
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    hey there. i've heard it's generally most effective to blow dry to straighten after the hair is completely dry. also depending on the stage of growing out after a relaxer-- if your roots have grown in a lot, it will most likely be more effective to straighten them when they are completely dry, which may take a while. outside of that, once your hair is dry to the touch (whether overnight or a few hours) blowing it out should be equally effective. The thing about blowing it out when it is still damp is that you'll have to apply more heat to dry it and then to straighten it. just make sure your hair is moisturized and a heat protectant is used before you blow it out. i hope that helps
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    Your hair should be 70% dry before you blow dry. If you blow dry hair that is already dry then you run the risk of having severe breakage, the options that you have are to blow your hair while 70% or if its already dry then flat iron your hair.

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    I exercise daily and I sweat a lot, especially in my hair. I use a cool setting, on low. Minimal hair breakage.

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    the way i do it is b4 i blow dry put a heat protector (like oil or even some thing thats a good moisturizer ) them i blow dry

    i do this when i do my moms hair, i don't blow dry i just air dry

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    I started blowing on the cool settin as well doesnt get my hair straight but its one less heat source. I can blow on cool dry my hair and then I can flat iron if I want. Bantu knots are really good in giving my hair a waved/curled look without the heat as well.

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    I exercise daily and I sweat a lot, especially in my hair. I use a cool setting, on low. Minimal hair breakage.

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    Thanks ladies i actually forgot i posted this up so i've been experimenting every time i was my hair. I always use a heat protectant and always finish with some oil and a last 1 min blast all over. Through my trials i have found myhair does not like 2 be left over night to dry b4 being blow dried so damaging finally figured it needs around an hr and a half of airdrying to get the best results.

    Again thank u every1 was very helpful
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    Default Re: Breakage/Blowdrying

    I would say blow dry semi dry hair with a leave in conditioner and heat protectant in it.

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