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Whoe else here is now LOVING the optimal dew points?

I am in New England and have seen quite a difference in the shrinkage and stronger curl formation since we've been in the optimal range. Very different than the winter. This is my first Spring since going CG and am loving what I am seeing so far.
JulesOnline
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



Comments

  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I wish I was still in "optimal"- haven't been there for 6 weeks and now moved on to "frizzy curls".... :sad1:

    ENJOY IT!!!!! :smilebox:
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    I'm spoiled. I generally see Optimal Curls. Sometimes I get Tricky Curls...but it's rare.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    I'm sure I'll be in frizzy range by mid-June here. So I will be rocking it until then. My plan is to use a bit more hard hold gel then.
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    Your lucky, here in Florida it went directly from limp low dew waves to frizzy high dew waves :protest: . Good thing I found a hard hold gel that keeps it mostly under control. :evil4:
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • RytokaRytoka Posts: 309Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    So far we have only had three days of optimal curls. Not long enough to figure it out lol. Always low dew points around here in Colorado.
    Katie
    2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
    Co Wash: As I am
    RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
    LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
    Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
    Color: Henna
    Tools: Diffusing
    :thumright:
  • CeallachgCeallachg Posts: 60Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm in New England and loving it, too! Unfortunately, I've discovered that cowashing and just using DevaCurl's Volumizing Foam is plenty of moisture for my hair right now. It makes me nervous to think about how my hair's going to handle the higher dew points in the summer... I'm wondering if adding more protein to offset it, or maybe using something with mag sulfate in it might help?

    Either way, though, I'm definitely having fun seeing my hair right now! I'm taking lots of pictures. :love5:
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2b/2c, fine, thick, normal porosity/elasticity

    Current routine: co-wash & detangle with AIA Coconut CoWash then RO. Experimenting w/AG re:coil, DCVF & All-Nutrient Hair Proteinizer.
    Love: AO GPB, KCCC, PBH Gelatine Goo, ANHP, CNPF
    Like: GDL, FSG, honey, HETT, JCNS, DCVF
    Hate: glycerin, mineral oil
  • TheCurlSeekerTheCurlSeeker Posts: 10Registered Users
    I have yet to see optimal curls. I live in the desert - aka perpetual mellow curls land.
    Modified CG - No Sulfates, No Silicones

    Med to coarse, normal to high porosity, normal to high density. Likes protein, hates glycerin. 3A/Corkicelli

    Poos: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO: Yes2Carrots, Mill Creeks Botanicals (Henna & Keratin), AO Honeysuckle Rose, GVP Conditioning Balm
    LI: KC Knot Today (HG!), SM Milk, Y2C
    Stylers: KC Curling Custard (HG!), Goddess Curls Gel
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    Ceallachg wrote: »
    Either way, though, I'm definitely having fun seeing my hair right now! I'm taking lots of pictures. :love5:
    Hahaha, I have to laugh, I just took a bunch of pictures too trying to get good shots of all my ringlets and tight curls but it is hard. My hair is so dark it sucks the light in and it is very tough to get a good pic!

    Please ignore goofy face. I was trying to get see the phone screen so I could make sure there was enough light.
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,726Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I can't wait for the humidity to go up here. My hair and I both like hot humid weather.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,206Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    my hair loves both optimal and high dew points. if it weren't for those still sneaky here and there low dew days i could go without a haircut til sept! LOL! if you are new to cg, just wait and see how your hair behaves in the high dews, it may love it. i suspect it is easier to deal with high dews than low dews????

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    rbb wrote: »
    my hair loves both optimal and high dew points. if it weren't for those still sneaky here and there low dew days i could go without a haircut til sept! LOL! if you are new to cg, just wait and see how your hair behaves in the high dews, it may love it. i suspect it is easier to deal with high dews than low dews????

    Rbb,

    I've been meaning to say for a while that I love your hair! *hair envy*. I have been CG for 5 months so I've only been since the limp low dew days of winter. Before going CG, my hair would be frizz prone in the summers here. So, I'll just have to wait and see!
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,206Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    jules, thanks! i love your curls, too!

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • CeallachgCeallachg Posts: 60Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ceallachg wrote: »
    Either way, though, I'm definitely having fun seeing my hair right now! I'm taking lots of pictures. :love5:
    Hahaha, I have to laugh, I just took a bunch of pictures too trying to get good shots of all my ringlets and tight curls but it is hard. My hair is so dark it sucks the light in and it is very tough to get a good pic!

    Please ignore goofy face. I was trying to get see the phone screen so I could make sure there was enough light.

    Your curls look great! I have a hard time taking good photos of my hair, too. For some reason, the curls and waves never look as tight in photos as they do in real life. No idea why, but it's kind of a bummer when I have a particularly good hair day. :)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2b/2c, fine, thick, normal porosity/elasticity

    Current routine: co-wash & detangle with AIA Coconut CoWash then RO. Experimenting w/AG re:coil, DCVF & All-Nutrient Hair Proteinizer.
    Love: AO GPB, KCCC, PBH Gelatine Goo, ANHP, CNPF
    Like: GDL, FSG, honey, HETT, JCNS, DCVF
    Hate: glycerin, mineral oil

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