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nisolu
September 29th, 2008, 11:59 AM
I was told by a hair dresser not to wrap my hair in a towel or it will cause it to break off. Ok, I don't wrap it tight and if I didn't use a towel, What would I use? I cant' walk around with my hair dripping every where :rolleyes: What do you use?

Lady Godiva
September 29th, 2008, 12:02 PM
A towel, and whattaya know; my hair's not breaking off. :)

teela1978
September 29th, 2008, 12:03 PM
Usually a towel. Sometimes I'll wrap it up in a t-shirt turban. Stays more secure that way.

Amara
September 29th, 2008, 12:06 PM
A towel. I make sure not to twist it too much as I put it on - so the hair's just resting in there, you know? I think maybe the problem is some people do it too rough.

wintersun99
September 29th, 2008, 12:07 PM
A towel. I don't twist my hair in it though...

LeaM07
September 29th, 2008, 12:13 PM
A towel. I do blot my hair gently before putting it up instead of scrubbing it back and forth in the towel, as I used to before I started hanging around here. :)

bunnii
September 29th, 2008, 12:25 PM
I use a towel too, hairdressers have some funny ideas lol. As long as it's not too tight it'll be just fine, also a turbie twisty thingy works well.

Tapioca
September 29th, 2008, 12:33 PM
A towel. Specifically, a microfiber dog-drying towel from Petsmart.

1nuitblanche
September 29th, 2008, 12:36 PM
I also use a towel, careful not to twist or rub my hair with it much.

(Does anyone else have the urge to jestfully assert "no, you're a towel!" to no one in particular while reading this thread?)

Periwinkle
September 29th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Um...a towel.

I squeeze all the way down my hair to get the absolute worst of it out, then lean over and wrap the towel around so that when I stand up, it flops back over my head.

Unnamed
September 29th, 2008, 12:54 PM
A towel, but it doesn't go on head (could never get it to work--the turbie wraps were handy, though); but, yeah, just a basic towel.

Haith
September 29th, 2008, 01:00 PM
A towel as well.

I think that the breakage the hair dresser is thinking of is when you scrub the scalp with the towel or twist it up violently. Using a towel gently seems pretty harmless.

Anje
September 29th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Yet another towel user here. I don't twist my hair up in it, just fold the thing into a turban. Usually, I leave it on for a minute or two, take it off and flip it over (so I have the dry opposite side against my nape), and re-turban for 5-10 minutes, so it's past the drippy stage.

I agree with bunnii -- hairdressers sure do say silly things sometimes.

MadHatter
September 29th, 2008, 01:20 PM
I'll bet that hairdresser just wants to look like s/he's "knowledgeable"
I use a towel. After I squeeze out all the water I can, I gather my hair at the nape, turn it once, lay the hair on my head, then wrap the towel around my head. No problem.

Vivien'
September 29th, 2008, 01:46 PM
I walk with my hair dripping everywhere :D

Cichelle
September 29th, 2008, 02:25 PM
I use a t-shirt to keep it out of the way while I get ready. It seems to absorb a lot of the water somehow. Then I use a few paper towels. But I have nothing against ordinary towel usage on the hair. I used to have a nice turban twisty thing, but it is too small now and I haven't gotten around to buying a bigger one.

rhosyn_du
September 29th, 2008, 02:31 PM
Years ago, I remember reading an article on growing long hair by a long-hair specialist (I think it was GM, but I wouldn't swear to it since it was so long ago, but whoever it was at the time was the person advising both Crystal Gale and Nicole Kidman on their hair) that recommended, among other pieces of long hair advice like not brushing wet and sleeping on satin pillowcases, not twisting your hair in a towel turban. The article explained that wet hair twisted in a towel tends to stick to the towel a little, causing breakage as the hair dries and contracts. It's the same basic principle as not putting your hair up too tightly when it's wet, really, so as long as you're not twisting your hair in a tight turban, I don't see why it would be a problem.

That said, I've not towel-turbaned my hair in the ten or so years since I read that article. I just blot gently, and then come back and blot the ends again 10 minutes later to get rid of the last of the drippies. I don't know if this method would work well for really long lengths, but it worked great for me when my hair was past waist-length.

HairColoredHair
September 29th, 2008, 05:09 PM
A towel. Actually a really absorbant old beach towel, 90 % of the time.

I take it down after it's past 'drip-stage' though.

may1em
September 29th, 2008, 05:11 PM
I use a T-shirt. But that's more cause I find terry gives me frizzies and also the sleeves of the tshirt tie behind my head nice and neat.

burns_erin
September 29th, 2008, 05:17 PM
I use a towel, wrapped loosely, after I have gently squeezed out a bit of the water. i brush my teeth for 3-4 minutes, then i take my hair down.

Vitalai
September 29th, 2008, 05:21 PM
I use a towel. I squeeze out the excess water and then blot my hair with the towel, so my hair isn't dripping everywhere.

Longlove
September 29th, 2008, 06:07 PM
I purchased a microfiber hair wrap expecting miracles, but it was really skimpy even for my 1a hair. It also wasn't nearly long enough for my 1a hair.

I agree t-shirts are great due to the sleeves. I put the t-shirt on, and then pull it up to my hairline like I'm taking it off. I then grab the sleeves and tie them secure.

Note to self..... Buy more long-sleeved t-shirts

Elphie
September 29th, 2008, 06:12 PM
I blot it with a towel and drape it over my shoulders.

Kirin
September 29th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Proud member of the towel club here!

Gently squeeze out excess water, wrap gently in clean towel turban. I'll leave this on anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour, depends on my day. I've not noticed any damage or splits from using it.

thetokenlady
September 29th, 2008, 08:39 PM
A large sized microfiber truck-drying towel from the automotive section! Like most others I gently squeeze the water out before I step out of the shower and then lay the hair across my head and wrap it up without twisting.

mira-chan
September 29th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Another towel club person here. I use a microfiber towel that I wrap around the length like a tube then wrap around the head like a crown until it gets past drip stage. This is the towel wrapping technique described by Finorel.

Slug Yoga
September 29th, 2008, 08:54 PM
I find a pillowcase works really well! I squeeze my hair with a towel, but after that I put it up in a pillowcase. It's very absorbent and much lighter and more comfortable on your head than a towel.

WritingPrincess
September 29th, 2008, 09:21 PM
I wrap my hair in a towel, squeeze, twist lightly, and them braid/bun/leave loose for sleeping. Occasionally I will bend forward, wrap it in a towel, and let it hang back, like LeaM07 described.

rubyredslippers
September 29th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Am I the only one who leaves my blotted-but-undeniably-wet hair loose but wears the towel around my shoulders like a shawl? That way my natural wave pattern is preserved and I don't drip all over my clothes. Mind you, I'm no hair expert.

longingforlocks
September 29th, 2008, 09:53 PM
I use a towel too! I think that as long as you don't squeeze it too hard you should be ok.

mira-chan
September 29th, 2008, 09:57 PM
Am I the only one who leaves my blotted-but-undeniably-wet hair loose but wears the towel around my shoulders like a shawl? That way my natural wave pattern is preserved and I don't drip all over my clothes. Mind you, I'm no hair expert.

I've tried that but my hair is longer than most towels so that doesn't work so well. The top is ok but a wet bottom is no fun. :p

CaityBear
September 29th, 2008, 10:52 PM
I use a towel, but don't twist my hair as much. I used to twist it quite a bit. I twist it gently now and then sqeeze as much excess water out as possible and that usually helps.

lynnala
September 29th, 2008, 11:04 PM
I also use a towel, careful not to twist or rub my hair with it much.

(Does anyone else have the urge to jestfully assert "no, you're a towel!" to no one in particular while reading this thread?)
No, you're a towel!:rollin:

Nat242
September 29th, 2008, 11:30 PM
No, you're a towel!:rollin:

I was *just* going to say that!! :cheese:

danacc
October 6th, 2008, 07:46 PM
I blot with a towel, then let it drip on my clothes. But I wash my hair in the evening, so they're my be-lazy-around-the-house-until-my-hair-is-no-longer-dripping-wet clothes, and I don't mind getting them wet.

longhairedfairy
October 6th, 2008, 07:56 PM
I ALWAYS wrap my hair in a towel. I lean forward, wrap it around from back to front, straighten up, and tuck the end under the back (I may twist the towel just enough to get it to stay in place, but not enough to pull my hair). My hair doesn't seem break off from doing that. I don't like the feeling of wet hair and can't stand to have it dripping on my clothes. It makes me cold and it feels weird :/

spidermom
October 6th, 2008, 08:04 PM
I think a towel is far too rough to use on my hair. I drop the length into a soft, flannel pillowcase, then twist the opening around my face and claw-clip into place.

twilight_faerie
October 6th, 2008, 08:26 PM
She probably meant that you shouldn't rub your hair dry with a towel. That will damage your hair. But blotting is fine.

allege
October 6th, 2008, 08:32 PM
I kinda sorta fold my hair into the towl, I don't twist or anything.

RoseRedDead
October 6th, 2008, 09:07 PM
I've tried that but my hair is longer than most towels so that doesn't work so well. The top is ok but a wet bottom is no fun. :p

Then place the towel vertically down your back and pin the corners around your neck (with a safety pin) like a super-hero cape! :cheese:

Works like a charm!

ljkforu
October 7th, 2008, 01:14 AM
I was told by a hair dresser not to wrap my hair in a towel or it will cause it to break off. Ok, I don't wrap it tight and if I didn't use a towel, What would I use? I cant' walk around with my hair dripping every where :rolleyes: What do you use?
Hi, I have 30 inches of drippy hair. I can't imagine not using a towel. I will say though that I wrap it around, press to blot, remove and then blot last 10 inches again. I'm gentle when I do but not fanatical.

Hurray! my 100th post.

ljkforu
October 7th, 2008, 01:41 AM
Hi, I have 30 inches of drippy hair. I can't imagine not using a towel. I will say though that I wrap it around, press to blot, remove and then blot last 10 inches again. I'm gentle when I do but not fanatical.

Hurray! my 100th post.