Cool weather means...

MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Do you change your products - and if so, how - in cooler weather?


  • MultitexturedMultitextured Posts: 68Registered Users
    I just started figuring out my warm weather routine (CG-ish for almost a month now)... But maybe this is a good excuse to try new products ;)

    I will be watching this thread, though - looks like a good way to continue educating myself. Thanks for starting it!
    2c, 3a, something like that... Curl-curious?
  • my3curliesmy3curlies Posts: 161Registered Users
    I lay off the glycerin or use products with it lower in the ingredients. I also seal with heavier oils (castor/olive mix) or a butter. I style my wng at night or do more braidouts.
    :!::!: Under Construction :!::!:
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I go without product in colder weather. The wind blows my hair to bits anyway.
    Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
  • MissDarceiMissDarcei Posts: 193Registered Users
    I usually keep my hair in twists/twist outs all winter so I use the same conditioner I do in the summer. But when I wear my hair out I seal with jojoba oil.
    3c Hair
    Fine Strands, High Density, Low Porosity
    CG since August 2011
    :love4:Loving my hair!!!:love4:
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I lay off the glycerin, use more leave-in and use softer hold gels.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    No change. The air is not much drier in winter than it is in the summer (FL).

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder

  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I'm pretty protein free in winter because my hair needs more moisture. I also condition more often.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • AmazinnaturalAmazinnatural Posts: 755Registered Users
    For cool weather my hair products will be:
    Shampoo: Biolage Fortify shampoo
    conditioner: suave captivating curls, loreal evercreme
    Moisurizer:beautiful textures buttercreme
    Oils: Hot Six oil, peppermint oil, tea tree, and eucalyptus
    Styles: wng, twist outs, braid outs, and protective styles
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    Still loving my curls and kinks!
    Products I love:
    Ion Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis Tar Shampoo
    Suave Shea Butter Conditioner
    Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
    Biolage Fortify Therapy Shampoo
    Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
    Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
    Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil
  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users
    Avoid glycerin in my LI and styling products (this is true most of the year with the exception of summer), start sealing with oil, and DT more frequently.
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just wanted to make a comment on glycerin since it is an issue for so many of us. I always thought glycerin was an emollient; it is in so many hand and face, as well as hair products. Heck, I even use it in the final rinse when I hand wash my cashmere sweaters. But, It seems that every product I have used with glycerin gives me the frizzies. I never realized this was the problem! Again, thanks to NC for the wealth of information. I live in Wisconsin, and unless we are very lucky, like we were last year, winters are COLD and dry. This is my first year being CG, though, I will have to see what develops with my hair routine...dont really want to change it in major ways, having just figured it out...
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I started CG last November, and my products really haven't changed much from one season to the next. But I have really agreeable hair (I can even use glycerin in pretty much any dew point). I have been trying to at least partially diffuse more with the dropping temps (rather than venture out with wet hair), so I might need some extra conditioning, but my hair likes lots of moisture in general anyway (it also likes lots of protein).

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    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Corrina, I diffuse with my roller jaw clips in my hair, with a hot sock - no problem!
  • txwvy32txwvy32 Posts: 161Registered Users
    Cooler weather means LOTS less frizzies for me! It's always so humid here with high dew points and now it's lower dew points which makes my hair happy. It also means less styling products, just more conditioner.
    2(I have no idea what pattern), low porosity, mix of medium and coarse, dense

    *Have just discovered the amazingness that is the "Spritz and Condish" routine* :toothy10::toothy10::toothy10:

    Shampoo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Co-wash: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying Conditioner
    RO: GVP CB, Garnier Triple Nutrition
    LI : Whatever conditioner I used + EVOO or Argon oil
    Stylers: Organix Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Creme, EcoStyler Gel (krystal)
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    It typically means more moisture, and sometimes monitor my glycerin usage! (in those super cold low dews I sometimes have to cut back.)

    This is only my 2nd winter going CG, and the first I was pretty clueless! Lol! So we'll see how I do this time around. I feel like my hair is in better shape now, and I know how to read it better.
    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