First winter CG :\ not really sure what to do

Iv'e been CG a lil over 2 months. So far so good....well, that was until colder weather hit. Now I have no clue what to do. Do I DT more?? Use more product?? Change products all together?? So confused and would appreciate any and all advice. Just in case you need to know....I live in Ky. The summers are very HOT and HUMID and the winters are very cold.
2c w/2a underneath, Norm/Coarse texture, norm/porosity, Thick density, Mildly protein sensitive
Low Poo: L'Oreal ES, Baking Soda
CO Wash: Sauve Naturals cond
RO/LI: GFTN, GF Sleek and Shine (new formula w/o cones)
Styling products: AVG, L.A. Looks NutraCurl, Cashmere Curls, LOOB, GF anti-humidity hairspray
DT: EVOO+Coconut oil+CG friendly cond.
LOVE sugar scrubs and ACV rinses
Spritz&Condish, Ice Queen, Air dry 75-80% then defuse to SOTC
Mod. CG since Aug, 19, 2011 & lovin it


  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Well, I live in Indiana, so I know how you feel! And, it's also my first cg winter! :)

    So I'll be stalking this thread!

    My plans so far are to continue as I have been and just keep an eye on what my hair.needs. I know I'll need more moisture, which means more PT's I'm sure! I'm sure I'll be co-washing more, given how tangly I get underneath in the winter. I'll probably up the LI, too, for the same reasons!

    And I'm sure I'll diffuse more - not leaving the house with damp hair in an Indiana winter!!! ;)
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • beautifulRainbeautifulRain Posts: 189Registered Users
    You'll probably find yourself using more CG-friendly oils. Last winter was my first one CG (I'm in the mid-atlantic). My hair loved GFTN, Lustrasilk cholesterol (olive oil and shea butter are both CG unless the formula changed), straight coconut/argan/olive oils, even gels with oil in them like Ecostyler Argan Oil. Because the air is so dry in winter, you'll mostly want to make sure you deep condition regularly and seal with an oil so that moisture you just added doesn't escape. It's not so bad :)
    3a/b 'curly bob' in the mid-Atlantic. Goal: more 3b than 3a. CG Oct 2010.

    Low-poo: Giovanni TTTT, Ion Swim
    Co-wash: V05 Shea Cashmere
    Rinse-out: SalonCare Apples & Pears, Tresemme Naturals
    Leave-in: Cure Care, Ion Moisturizing Treatment
    Stylers: Ecostyler Argan Oil, LALSG, LBLOC, Hold It! Wave Maker, LAL Beachy Waves Spray Gel. Also been using my diffuser more lately.
    PT: Ion Reconstructor
    DT: GVP Balm, Pure Elements Intense Repairing Treatment

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