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Is anyone able to go out in high humidity and retain frizz free curls?

tycho19tycho19 Posts: 805Registered Users
Yesterday was beyond humid here. After being outside, i noticed that the only part of my hair that looked good was the bottom (underside) layers. Nice clumpy defined curl. The rest of it became a frizz fest, as usual. Is anyone able to survive that kind of weather with nice curls intact??
2B/2C wavy
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  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    The weather has no effect on my hair. It's the same all year, all seasons, all weather. At least I THINK it is. LoL!
    :afro:FroZen:afro:
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    I never lived in real humidity, but rainy weather has no effect on my hair and I don't see any seasonal change.
    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
  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users
    tycho19 wrote: »
    Yesterday was beyond humid here. After being outside, i noticed that the only part of my hair that looked good was the bottom (underside) layers. Nice clumpy defined curl. The rest of it became a frizz fest, as usual. Is anyone able to survive that kind of weather with nice curls intact??

    That sounds just like my hair. It's exactly what I'm trying to understand and work on! :)
    Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
    Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
    Current favorites:
    Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
    Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
    Style: FSG, BRHG
    Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

    iHerb discount code: PNQ285
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I live in FLorida, and the humidity definitely effects my hair. I have to completely change my products between winter and summer.

    Can you tell us your routine now? What products you're using?

    For me, the biggest thing is I have to eliminate glycerin in my styling products (and it's found in almost everything!). If it's pretty far down on the list, it's okay.
    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!
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,681Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I always end up with frizz when it's humid, doesn't matter what I do. I don't even try any more, just put it in a ponytail and try not to think about it. Thankfully I live in a very dry climate.
    3b in South Australia.
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    I use the SM curl enhancing smoothie on my ends & style with the curl milk. It has glycerin in it but its in the middle if the ingredient list. It works with this TX humidity which can be hellacious at times especially between July - October. Yes it's still hot in October.
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Hi there! I've lived in Florida as well as Singapore. No, never got completely frizz-free, but the CG method did help to drastically reduce frizz. I absolutely cannot use glycerin based styling products in the humidity. If the glycerin is further down or listed after an anti-humectant it can be ok but generally I have to stay away from glycerin.

    Technique is also important in eliminating frizz, rising with cold water, gently squeezing out hair with an old cotton tshirt and not touching while drying have made the biggest difference.

    At the end of the day you may still have a little frizz, just roll with it.

    I visited my grandma recently and she has super frizzy hair that she puts up in a beehive-ish bun and it looks super cute! It made me think that frizz isn't always so bad, sometimes it can even have its charm!
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    There's a high dew point thread floating around, I'm on my phone now though so I can't really fish it.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    The sm curl enhancing smoothie is an anti-humectant. It helps me deal with frizz. But remembering not to touch my hair while drying is so hard especially when the front won't act right. *le sigh*
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    The sm curl enhancing smoothie is an anti-humectant. It helps me deal with frizz. But remembering not to touch my hair while drying is so hard especially when the front won't act right. *le sigh*
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    I can get mostly frizz free hair by avoiding glycerin and keeping my protein-moisture balance right. If it rains for three days though ....

    I have found that smoothing damp hands over the canopy helps to lay those buggers back down and reactivates my gel enough to keep them down for awhile. If I'm doing a braid or 'up-do' I wet my hands and add a squirt of spray gel, mix it on my hands and smooth over the canopy. This really helps tame fly-aways and keeps my hair in place longer.
    :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!
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    No luck at all, LOL. Frizz by the end of the day...
  • shellyRN07swavyshellyRN07swavy Posts: 309Registered Users
    I also live in FL, and I think being completely frizz free is next to impossible...but reducing frizz is achievable. One really good trick I learned from the site is using rubber gloves to apply my products and SOTC. This helps reduce the frizz friction caused by our hands. and of course finding your protein-moisture balance. Good . Luck:wav:
    2b/c CG since 8/12
    I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

    Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
    LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
    Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
    Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
    Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

    Hair loves moisture:love3: protein.
    MUST Pixie diffuse.

    My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats:twisted: Or glycerin in high dews
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Can someone post a list of glycerin free products? This is a good thread. I am having trouble finding g-free products!
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • tycho19tycho19 Posts: 805Registered Users
    I use kckt and kccc. My hair looks great when i am done styling, inside in the AC. But the humidity doesnt only frizz it, but causes all the curl/wave to droop.
    2B/2C wavy
    Don't Breed and Buy While Shelter Dogs Die - Adopt your next best friend!
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    For me, adding protein really helps. My hair was worse then usual with the deluge we had last week. When I thought about it, I hadn't done a PT. Took care of that and my hair was MUCH better yesterday. Of course, it was just humid and didn't rain every where.

    Tomorrow will be another test, so I'll see what happens. I've been playing around with Sea Kelp Bioferment. It's similar to SeaMollient--but different. I'm liking it a lot as an ingredient and a first layer product.

    Point of Interest!: Cosmeceuticals: Sea kelp bioferment
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • shellyRN07swavyshellyRN07swavy Posts: 309Registered Users
    Sorry to get off topic, but KM are you adding this to your fsg or okra gel? Can you freeze it? I know you have mentioned that you can not freeze the seamollient.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
    2b/c CG since 8/12
    I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

    Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
    LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
    Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
    Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
    Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

    Hair loves moisture:love3: protein.
    MUST Pixie diffuse.

    My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats:twisted: Or glycerin in high dews
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    kathymack i'm also curious about the sea kelp and seamollient! Do you find they give you better frizz control than hard hold gels?
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Sorry to get off topic, but KM are you adding this to your fsg or okra gel? Can you freeze it? I know you have mentioned that you can not freeze the seamollient.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App

    You can't freeze either, so I haven't added it to FSG or okra gel. I started pouring a small amount of the SKB into my hands, emulsify and spread on hair as first or second layer. Today, I tried the SeaMollient, since I hadn't used it in a LONG time. SKB is infinitely better.
    wavydaze wrote: »
    kathymack i'm also curious about the sea kelp and seamollient! Do you find they give you better frizz control than hard hold gels?

    While some of the boards suggested using the SKB as an only product, I found it to be terrible. I consider it an ingredient and not a product.

    I don't use/need hard hold gel, so can't answer that--or the fact that I don't need one and I use these ingredients might be an answer.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • shellyRN07swavyshellyRN07swavy Posts: 309Registered Users
    Ok well I'm ready for a sample of it;) loving everything rls else thst you have suggested. I think there is a few more products I haven't tried yet from your siggy, only a few ;)

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
    2b/c CG since 8/12
    I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

    Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
    LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
    Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
    Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
    Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

    Hair loves moisture:love3: protein.
    MUST Pixie diffuse.

    My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats:twisted: Or glycerin in high dews