What do you do with your wet hair when you get out of the shower?

United States
June 28, 2008 4:13pm CST
Most times, when I get out of the shower, my hair is soaking wet. So, I squeeze it out and wrap it up in a big towel. I don't use a blow dryer, cause my hair is so long that it would take almost an hour to dry. As is, my hair stays wet all afternoon or evening. Right now, I have my damp hair twisted up into a bun with a chopstick holder. It's very comofortable. And the slightly damp hair is keeping my head cool in this summer heat! What do you do with your wet hair when you get out of the tub or shower? Please share your hair care tips.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
28 Jun 08
I towel dry my hair as much as I can and then I put some hair serum on it to try and stop it frizzing. It is that damaged by hair dye that it has a frizz all the time. I cannot use heated products on my hair either for this same reason so I just have to let it dry naturally.
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• United States
28 Jun 08
I might try some of that frizz gel for my daughter. She has curly hair and it frizzes like crazy! Thanks!
@gemini_rose (16194)
29 Jun 08
My daughter is two, and like me she has a natural curl to her hair, some days it is really curly some days just a kink. I personally think it depends on her mood of the day! Anyway, when she gets up of a morning she has a birds nest on the back of her head, permanently. It is a nightmare because it is all tangled and then she hates me to brush it, I have to get her to clean her teeth to brush it because it distracts her from me brushing her hair! Anyway I wondered if this stuff would work on her hair, so I tried it, its from the pantene range, I tried it and it worked. It stopped the frizz. But what I do find is that my daughter is like me, stuff only works on her hair for so long and then seems to stop, so I have two products that I use and when one stops working I use the other, and so on.
• United States
4 Jul 08
I've heard about that phenomenon. Some stylists say that a woman should cycle her hair products to avoid build up. I think it's like once a month or so. I have to try that. Sometimes conditioner makes my hair look great and then the next month it's all flat. And, yet, I'm using the same conditioner. So, I guess I should get two brands. The same might work for my daughter's hair. Thanks for the tips.
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
28 Jun 08
One thing I've learned not to do is to vigorously rub my wet hair with a towel. that can actually cause breakage to hair that might already be damaged. I just gently squeeze the moisture out of my hair and wrap it in a towel. I leave it wrapped for about ten minutes and then take the towel off. I do use a blow dryer, but I spray my hair first with a leave in conditioner to reduce any breakage during blow drying.
• United States
28 Jun 08
Oh, that's a super tip! I did not know that one. Thanks! I will pass it along. I have a beauty tips blog and am always looking for new info.
@ertzinas (239)
• Finland
15 Jul 08
:o i didnt even know that :D I have been doing that for like year now. Well, i think i should stop it then :P. Thanks really much for the tip as i would have continued doing that for years and years without you :) Again MyLot proves its usefullness :)
@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
4 Jul 08
My hair is layered so it has to be styled. Of course if I am not going anywhere, I wash it wrap it in a towel for awhile, comb it out and let it dry by itself. But when I go out I need to style it so I use and ION dryer, that is also a hot brush. So it styles while it dries and leaves my hair soft.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I have short hair that is very thick, wavy and lots of body, so I just comb it and let it dry on it's own. Makes life easy for me!! I got past the point where I want to style it all the time. When I had long hair, it was up in a bun or pony tail a lot because I teach dance. It's still versatile as short hair can still be styled, but easy is my favorite word!! LOL
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I will squeese my hair out and then brush it and then usuaully pull it back into a ponytail. I don't use a blowdryer on it as that dries your hair out.
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• United States
1 Jul 08
It really does!
• United States
29 Jun 08
Well, I used to use a separate towel for my hair, but since cutting it, I just quick wrap my head after my shower, and then reuse the towel to finish drying. Thanks for reminding me I need to go through my old towels for rags/donations!
@greysfreak (1385)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I also have quite long hair, and it is also very thick. So mine also stays wet for quite a while. I usually do the same thing, I squeeze the water out and wrap it up in a towel for a bit, then after a while I usually tie it back with a scrunchie. I don't like to dry it because it takes too long and burns my head. LOL I don't have any hair care tips unfortunately, at times I actually don't give my hair the care that I should. I do love having it long, but when it's hot or I'm not going out anywhere I usually just put it up.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I just rub it dry with a towel and use a comb on it. I don't use a hair dryer because I don't like them LOL I sometimes put my hair into a ponytail just for the heck of it. It usually doesn't take that long to dry here where I live especially in the summer. It's warm in the desert :)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I'm pretty much the same as you. I never use the hairdryer as it takes too long (and heats up the house in the summer!). I'll usually just towel-dry it and comb it out. Then I either leave it down to dry or put it in a loose bun if I need it out of my way. IN the summer I put a little anti-frizz serum on it to keep the humidity at bay, too.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
I don't know if this is a 'hair care' tip but, it seems that I also do the things to my hair like you do when its wet after taking a bath or a shower.. Always rinse it and then wrap it in a towel. Oh yeah, I'd go infront of the electric fan and have my hair combed while the breeze gets my hair somewhat dry.. but not too dry like those blowers.. we really don't have those really... I also use those chop sticks or locker sticks as some prefer to call them as..
• United States
28 Jun 08
That's a good tip about the electric fan. We have one of those. I might try tht out later!
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
Don't use the strong levels, just the normal or light breezes while you comb your wet or damp hair
• United States
30 Jun 08
i make one of those towel beehives until it dries a bit.i have hip length hair so i have to use one of those body towels.i'm sure it looks hilarious,but it's better than dripping on everything.
• United States
4 Jul 08
I do the towel beehive on most days when I can find a clean towel!
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
26 Aug 08
Since I have permed hair I don't blow dry my hair either or it just goes frizzy. So after I wash my hair I wrap it in a towel, like you, and let it dry for about 3 or 4 minutes while rubbing it very gently. I then pick it out and then put mouse in it by putting my head upside down. I then put my head back up and fluff it a little while scrunching it also. I just leave it and let it dry. Done. Easy or what!
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
hi beautyqueen! i'm not sharing any hair care tips but i will share what i do with my hair after taking a bath/shower. just like you, i dry my hair only using a towel and not a blower. i didn't get used to using a blower to dry my hair. my hair only gets the taste of a blower when i go to the salon for a haircut. ^__^;; so after shower or a bath, i would rinse my hair with a towel and then i would wrap it up. after i do some beauty routines, i would remove the towel, comb my hair and let it air dry.
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
11 Aug 08
I dont have that long hair. I just wrapped it with towel then its done. Comb it and it will dry easily. Its easy for me to dry my hair. I dont use hair dryer also, it will not make my hair bouncy and soft.
@gabbana (1815)
• China
6 Aug 08
i don't use hair electric dryer, either. just use a towel to absorb extra water on it and wait till it dry naturally. sometimes when i don't have anything important to do, i do hair care.
• Australia
26 Jul 08
I have some toweling nappies that I use to dry my hair with. Mine is quite short, even shorter now than in my avatar, so the nappies are great! I wrap my hair up in one and go and sit on the couch where I can then dry it at leisure. My hair is rather thick and can take awhile to dry, so I try and get most of the water out while sitting back and watching tele.
@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
15 Jul 08
I ususally towel dry my hair and then add some moistureizing or volumizing product. After that I just let it air dry. I only blow dry my hair when I need it dried quickly or in the winter, because I find I get sooooo cold if my hair is wet in the winter.
• United States
11 Jul 08
I comb my wet hair and let it drip dry after a shower. I don't have thick hair so I can get away with this. My hair drys very quickly. When my hair is dry, I usually put it back in a pony tail so it doesn't get in my face. I'd never use a blow dryer except for the most dire of emergencies as those things cook hair.
11 Jul 08
I squeeze it out and put it right into a pony tail. I don't have time to do anything else lol.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
6 Jul 08
I don't use a blow dryer. I squeeze the water out of my hair and the use a towel to dry it. But I don't rub vigorously. I rub is mildly for a bit and then wrap it up in the towel and after a while...take the towel off while the hair is still damp and then comb with a wide toothed comb and let it dry on its own.
• United States
5 Jul 08
Feel you on the hair dryer. I dont use on either. Usually when I get out of the shower I wrap it up in a towel. Then after I get dressed I brush it out put some gel in it then put it in a pony tail. I usualy dont do alot with my hair.