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The Frizz Forecast

So yesterday, I checked out the Frizz Forecast for the first time. Said I'd have baby waves and to forget about products with Glycerin. Most of the SM Yucca line lacks Glycerin so I used my normal routine. Then I noticed my hair had a dry feel to it and was pretty frizzy. Read the ingredients on everything I had used and sure enough, The SM Yucca Milk contained the culprit!

Today had the same forecast, so I made sure that the products I used were Glycerin-Free. My hair is noticeably better! Hair feels moisturized and looks great! :D

So use the Frizz Forecast girls! One routine does not fit all like I had thought before.

Here's some pics to compare. First one is from yesterday. The rest are today.
2C/3A Fine, Normal Elasticity, & Normal Porosity.

Comments

  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    where's the frizz forecast??
  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    Myrna wrote: »
    where's the frizz forecast??

    It's on the CurlTalk app. Once you download it to your smartphone (assuming you have one), you provide your hair type and attributes along with your location, and it recommends the best products to use given the prevailing weather conditions.
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users
    It can also be found here:
    NaturallyCurly's Frizz Forecast
    3B, fine, normal to low porosity
    Modified CG since June 2010
    HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    mhen76 wrote: »
    It can also be found here:
    NaturallyCurly's Frizz Forecast

    Thanks mhen76, I didn't know it was on the site as well. Learn something new every day : )
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
  • LibrijenneLibrijenne Posts: 16Registered Users
    That's so interesting! I didn't even know it existed. When I checked it, it pretty much said I would have the hair I have today-- not quite as wavy as I want it to be. I will definitely be paying attention. Thanks!
    2b/c, coarse, highly porous, low elasticity
    Classic-length, henna gloss over natural red

    Clean: Deva Low-Poo
    Condition: Deva One Condition, Suave Naturals
    Oil: Camellia oil, Coconut Oil, or Castor Oil
    Style: FSG

    CG-ish since Fall 2012, Getting serious Feb 2013
  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    Yes since I found the frizz forecast I always check it before I do my hair!

    Somehow it's more accurate than checking dew points on the weather station.
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    So something's been going on with my hair this week where it's been looking less curly, more wavy. Even my 3B underlayer is getting a little 3Aish. I wasn't sure why because my styling routine hasn't changed. At first I thought I needed some protein to perk my curls up so I tried some mini treatments (like a mayo prepoo and a 3 minute gelatin treatment) and it helped a little, but not a lot. Admittedly I could've left the protein in longer but I was afraid. (I'm coarse and I don't want to dry my hair out.) Then earlier this week I saw my mom who normally has 2B hair unstyled and her hair was like. . . 1B Next to stick straight. I asked her if she'd flat ironed it and she said no, it was just like that and she didn't know why either.

    So. . . yeah, I checked out the frizz forecast. Apparently because winter is over and spring/summer is here in Southern California (they really bleed into one another so much that there's no difference), the dew point is lower, there's less moisture in the air overall, and I guess it's just going to a long, dry six months. Especially when you take global warming into account and consider that this summer is definitely going to be hotter than the last. Does this mean I'm going to have 2C hair for half the year? Not that that's a bad thing. . . I love wavy hair as much as I do curly but I really, really love my curls too and was just starting to get used to them since I've only had my routine down for maybe 8 weeks. Is there any way I can maintain my curls year round? What can I do? :sad11:
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • PixarPixar Posts: 58Registered Users
    I'd say follow the Frizz Forecast. Yesterday it stated that I'd have Baby Waves, but after I used Glycerin-Free products, my hair seemed almost normal. I've just come to accept that my hair will always be a changing animal because of the weather. Lol!
    2C/3A Fine, Normal Elasticity, & Normal Porosity.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Sounds to me like you need some moisture heavy products. Lots of DT's, etc.

    When my hair gets "bleh", I usually do a clarifying wash, then a PT and a DT. It sort of "resets" my hair.
    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
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Thanks guys. "Baby waves!" Oh my goodness, how cute. That's sweeter sounding than than "mellow curls". I guess I'm having a baby wavy mellow curly week. I was following the FF a lot when I first started CG and experimenting, but after a while I cut out glycerine and iffy humectants from all my stylers (except the SM smoothie, which only seemed to strengthen my curl pattern) and called it a day. Especially once I figured out how to get my curls back with second and third day hair. I guess I took my hair for granted since it was behaving consistently. . . Now though, I guess I'll have to watch it again. Maybe I'll set the smoothie aside for a while and just use the SM milk to retouch and see if that helps. Also, I can definitely deep treat more often. Or "reset" my hair. Good idea, Jas!
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • PixarPixar Posts: 58Registered Users
    Yesterday was an optimum Waves/Curl day for me, so I decided to do my regular routine with Glycerin. It wasn't too bad, but it didn't seem to be all that different from using my other products that do not contain Glycerin.

    So I had my sister take a pic of my hair with Glycerin(1st & 5th pic) and then today was supposed to be another "Baby Wave" day, but my hair actually looks great(pics 2, 3, & 4)! Go figure. Hmmmm.

    Also, I'm trying to confirm my curl type. What do you ladies think?? ;)

    (Found out how to fix the photos...tis why the order is all goofy now.)
    2C/3A Fine, Normal Elasticity, & Normal Porosity.
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    YOu have a mix of spirals (3A) and waves.
  • PixarPixar Posts: 58Registered Users
    Thank you ^^ :tongue7: :happy3::batman:
    2C/3A Fine, Normal Elasticity, & Normal Porosity.
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Yeah, I expect a lot of those waves will turn curlier as time goes on. Weather be damned!
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    I wasn't expecting the frizz forecast to work for me (I thought it would only work for the US, but it seems to work for Belgium as well :o so amazed!)

    So: what dew points are good (optimal dew point if that exists) and what dew points are bad for curls? And what effect will that have on my hair?
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

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