I Don't Blow Dry My Hair

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    Blow drying is bad for your hair, for one. Also, I am far too impatient to take the time. I am pretty low maintenance. I am sort of the shower and go type. No hour long primping in front of the mirror. Minimal make up and air dried hair. That's me.
    autimom autimom
    31-35, F
    Nov 10, 2008

    I Let Air Dry Them

    My hair go quite below the shoulders and I never blow them dry. I did in the past, and after stopping I noticed they were more healty, clean and with less knots. And I also didn't need to spend time doing it. Quite a gain.
    Himmelmann Himmelmann
    22-25, M
    May 31, 2009


    I am so lazy when it comes to blow drying my hair! It can look really nice when  i take the time... but blahh lol. It can look acceptable if i just let it air dry. I am lucky it doesn't get really poofy or weird. It waves a bit.. which isn't the worst possible outcome! lol
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 15, 2008

    I have just never liked using one.

    I think my hair feels and looks much better after it has air dried. Besides my hair gets very poofy from the blow drier.
    doodlebug224 doodlebug224
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    I Do On Special Occasions...

    ...Like the installation of a new pope. Other than that, why blow-dry my hair? It looks its best right after I've just hopped out of the shower.
    rustyguy rustyguy
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 2, 2009

    Takes Too Long and I Don't Care That Much

    That pretty much sums it up. Besides I always take a shower in the evening so it doesn't really make much sense to blow dry my hair just to go to bed. I do own a hair dryer though, just in case I ever might need it. I think I've used maybe a dozen times.
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2008

    It's Own Pace

    I prefer to let it drip dry. If I ever do attempt to dry my hair with a hair dryer, I tend to miss a chunk of my hair or forget to do one side, so it's easier for me to just let it all dry at it's own pace. Which is really rather slow. But that's why I wash my hair in the...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2008

    It Would Just Damage My Hair Even More...

    My hair is already damaged enough from straightening it almost every day.  Blow drying it would just make it worse.  And besides, it's a waste of time and I only wash my hair at night, so why bother drying it? I will on special occasions, like if I got my hair cut. Or...
    WhiteSparrow WhiteSparrow
    16-17, F
    Aug 8, 2010

    Can Count On My Fingers The Number Of Times I Have Blow Dried In 20 Years

    Growing up I had awkward hair which tended to stick up a lot when too short and would pouf out a lot when it was blow dried. It took my Aunt's hairdresser to realize that blow drying my hair only made things worse. She started to blow dry my hair laying a net over it to try and...
    phairmania phairmania
    41-45, M
    Jan 8, 2012

    I Love The Half-way Dry Looking Hair

    I Love Girls with Long Hair. I like it down to their Lower Back or Upper Back, at least Shoulder Length. I Love Playing with a Girls Hair too :) I Love Running my Fingers through it, putting it in Ponytails, trying to do Up-Do's, Brushing it, Washing it, Blow Drying it, and...
    Brandon8009 Brandon8009
    22-25, M
    Jul 14, 2013

    I Don't Like To

    I don't blow dry my hair often anymore because it dries it out and leaves it looking less than the luster that I want. I prefer to run a wide-toothed comb through it and then let it dry naturally which takes some time with my hair being long. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2010


    I air dry my hair...I don't really comb my hair..oops...whatever..
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Sep 17, 2008


    Afros on white chicks don't look good.  They look insanely stupid.  My hair is naturally curly, and very thick.  I wish I could blow dry my hair, but it doesn't work for me.  LOL.  
    skinnybitch skinnybitch
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2009

    I Don't Dry It At All

    I shave my head so I dont have any to dry. Helps speed things up
    1SensualHeart 1SensualHeart
    31-35, M
    Aug 13, 2008

    I Don't Blow Dry My Hair?

    This isn't actually true for me anymore.  I didn't mean to lie (nose grows).   I was never a hair dryer girl unless someone else was doing it for me lovingly, but since I moved to this very cold place I've found it's just to cold to leave the house with wet hair. ...
    tearaway tearaway
    22-25, F
    Mar 9, 2009

    I Wont

    I have a couple times and i didnt like how my hair turned out.. Dry, frizzy, and it won't go down.. Plus i couldnt if i wanted to because i gave my blow dryer away.. I don't have the time with all of the other things i do to get ready.. Blow drying takes forever and i dont even...
    HeartAndWings HeartAndWings
    16-17, F
    Jan 27, 2013

    Blow Dry'er Shmo Shy'er!

    I dunno, I'Ve given up on use'in a blow dryer it always makes my hair look worse. i more prefer the natural crazy curly look. ONLY NATURAL WIND SHALL DRY MY HAIR!!!!
    applescruffs applescruffs
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 17, 2009

    I Can't Really

    It sounds odd but i do have a hair dryer, i just don't use it. I have naturally dry hair (not like wire like hair but frizzy-ish hair lol) and if i blow dry it, it looks like i've been dragged through an electric fence and then pulled around a nylon carpet. It's a mess! and...
    SammyCymru SammyCymru
    22-25, F
    Mar 22, 2009

    Just A Towel Please

    Have a short, short boy cut.  Dry my hair in 15 seconds using a towel.  Gives me more time for my makeup.
    philldale philldale
    26-30, F
    Jan 1, 2011

    Unhealthy Isn't It?

    I was always told it's not good for your hair... I don't need much styling in the mornings on normal school/work days so I wash it, have a good headbang-ritual while wrapped in a towel and I'm off to start my day. I recently had a pretty big haircut, but before, my hair might...
    rocker6346 rocker6346
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 14, 2008

    There's Enough Hot Air Circulating Inside My Head!

    Here's another little factoid about UnderEli, if anyone is actually keeping tabs.  While growing up, in the '80s, when lots of hair was seriously defying gravity, I did the thing with mousse and a blow-dryer.  I suppose it was the same way for kids who used to style...
    UnderEli UnderEli
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 29, 2009

    If I Did...

    Well then it would just decide to do whatever the heck it wanted to and probably look ridiculous hee hee hee
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 11, 2010

    No Reason

    My hair is really curly, and I keep it short.  All I have to do to care for it is vigorously apply a towel when it's wet and sit under a fan for an hour or so and I'm good to go.Aside from that, I don't handle the sound of hair dryers well, and lack the patience to use one...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Apr 29, 2012

    I Never Do

    Because I have very long (34 inches) and thick hair. And it would take me too long to get them dry. *I wrote this story because I was bored...*  
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Feb 3, 2009

    I Don't Blow My Hair

    I don't blow my hair.  There's no point to it I don't have much hair anyway!
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Jan 28, 2012

    I Don't Own A Blow Dryer And I Don't Know How To Use One

    I wash my hair towel dry thn let it hang and dry
    SapphireRapunzel SapphireRapunzel
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2012


    I never blow dry my hair. First of all, it takes way too long cuz my hair is down past the middle of my back and its thick. Secondly, it is sooo damaging. Thirdly, I don't need to! My hair dries naturally straight. When I blow dry it it looks frizzy. But the...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 12, 2008

    If I Try...

    All hell will break loose. My hair looks like cotton candy if I try to blow dry it. I can't even brush it without it frizzing.
    walkthisway walkthisway
    18-21, F
    May 31, 2009
    fauxlady fauxlady
    22-25, F
    Dec 14, 2014

    Used Too

    In middle school I did for a while because I hated that people thought my hair was greasy cause it takes forever to dry cause its so thick. So I blow dried it, but then it just made it horribly frizzy.No more. Now I don't care if people say that or not, cause I would rather have...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 29, 2011

    love my natural curl,

    i am in love with my Hair
    deleted deleted
    Nov 19, 2015

    Why Not?

    Here's a list. 1. Ain't good for your hair 2. Makes my hair look all wonky 3. Air drying is epic 4. Head banging to the most epic bands ever is waaaaay more fun 5. Waste of money 6. No reason to 7. Just cuz
    SmilesGoForMiles SmilesGoForMiles
    18-21, M
    Feb 21, 2013

    Pretty Lucky

    My hair does its own thing whatever I do to it. I always air dry and just comb in some defrizz cream and I'm done. It falls pretty well so I never have to style it. Lucky me.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 22, 2008


    As you may have guessed from my title, I find blow-drying my hair painful.... just not necessarily in the normal way.  So long as I keep the temp as cool as possible, it does not hurt my scalp (much).  The thing is, the sound blow dryers make hurts my ears-- feels like...
    Geode Geode
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2009

    I Don't

    I find that just me dyin' it does enough damage. :( I remember when I was younger, my hair was so thick & healthy.... Well, it's still pretty thick, but I know it's not as healthy. I don't blow dry because I usually don't wait until the last second to get ready for an...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 13, 2009

    it takes too much time,

    I'm kinda impatient
    deleted deleted
    Sep 2, 2015

    Usually Don't Have Time

    I'm usually running late in the mornings so I just let it air dry.  On occasions when I have time or am going out somewhere, I will usually blow it out straight.
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2008


    Because I'm a guy. God knows I could certainly use a blow dryer, since my hair is fairly dense and it's always still wet from the shower when I leave for classes, but I'm a guy, and it'd be weird for a guy to blow dry his hair.
    chalkdust chalkdust
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 4, 2009

    I haven't blow dried my hair in almost 20 years

    . I regularly set my hair in rollers and then relax under my hood dryer. Occasionally I will dry the dampness from my hair using a blow dryer, but I don't blow dry style my hair using a radial brush
    Dryermaniac Dryermaniac
    46-50, M
    Jan 25

    If I Did...

    my hair would look like this:
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Feb 27, 2009

    I Can't Blowdry My Hair, It'll Get Brittle And Poofy.

    I don't want to look like a poodle. I still have a blow dryer, but I've used it maybe twice this year. That sucker cost like $100 too. Eh. It's there when I need it.
    caito caito
    22-25, F
    Jul 23, 2012
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