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    Question Best way to dry locs???

    Now that the colder weather is approaching I'm undecided on how to dry my locs. During the summer if I washed in the morning they were dry come bedtime. Now that the weather is getting colder I don't want to leave the house with wet hair and blow drying is out of the question...
    Anyone have any tips for speeding up the drying time?

    How do you dry your locs?

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    Well...my locks dry pretty fast -- no longer than a couple of hours. I generally air-dry mine. If I want to speed that up, I'll wrap my hair in a towel for a few minutes.

    When it's cold weather out, I'll simply not wash/wet my hair before I go out. It'll get some steam from the shower, but I won't drench it. There won't be time enough for it to dry and I don't want to put my satin scarf plus my hat on over still-wet hair.

    So, if I'm worried about drying time, I save my washings/wettings for when I have time to spare -- either when I come home, or a day that I don't have to go out.
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    After getting my hair wet, I wrap a T-shirt around my head and that helps absorb some of the extra water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CinnamonBiscuit View Post
    After getting my hair wet, I wrap a T-shirt around my head and that helps absorb some of the extra water.
    My sister, who has a lovely BAA, just told me about the t-shirt drying method. So much more handy than just a towel. It surprisingly works
    Thank you Pank Fairy!

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    I headbang most of the water out and then air-dry.

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    my locs hold on to water for a long time. my loose hair use to too. My locs take more than a couple of hours to dry. 12 hours down the road, you can still feel the dampness in them.

    right now they are kind of short, and i deal with it, but when they get longer, i'm probably going to have to invest in some kind of dryer to sit under.

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    I like to air dry in the summertime, but if I need my hair to dry quicker or it's the cold seasons I use a bonnet dryer to help things along. My hair is past shoulder length now, so I put the ends up under the bonnet. I also try not to dry out my hair completely.
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    I use microfiber towels and tee-shirts to dry my hair, and they get most of the water out. If I'm headed to work I'll bun it and put on a hat, then let it down to air dry once I get to my office. If I'm just going out (shopping, running errands, etc) I'll use the hand-held dryer on the cool setting for a few minutes after the towels.
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    I will try the t-shirt method!!

    I usually let my hair air dry making sure that I give myself enough time to do so. So wash early and allow to dry

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