great article about dews and glycerin

ran across this article thought Id share. It has great info on when the best time to use glycerin in your products.

When to use Glycerin Products Based on Dew Points: Technically Speaking |
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texture: Fine
porosity: Normal
elasticity: Low

co:wash: V05 kiwi lime, CJDF
condish: TS avocado and aloe, GPV cond balm, Yes to carrots
leave in: KCNT
protein: CJ rehab
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    That's saying what I said years ago, lol.

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  • sunnydivasunnydiva Posts: 17Registered Users
    Thanks so much for posting this, TheCurly1 :mrgreen: I finally get it!!
  • diasporadiaspora Posts: 596Registered Users
    I don't get this dew point/glycerin thing at all, despite reading several articles about it. I mean, I understand the basic science, but my hair doesn't seem to follow it. The dew point can be "optimal" but if the humidity is high, my hair will still be frizzier than usual. Optimal for me seems to be dry/arid, which is not supposed to be "optimal." And it doesn't seem to make a difference when I use products with glycerin in them (my hair hates a high glycerin content on dry hair though), what seems to make a difference is how humid it is. I revisit noting the dew point and trying to apply product accordingly but humidity seems to be what makes a difference. Shrug. Glad knowing the dew point works for many curlies though.
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    Limit oils, butters, glycerin.