Summer killed my curls?

hairlikemeridahairlikemerida Posts: 13Registered Users Curl Neophyte
So, I work in a carpentry shop and my hair is always up in a ponytail from 9-7 and I live in Philly, and it's been really hot, like from 80 - 105 degrees (and it's always like 85 - 90 in the shop) and I notice my hair has just been getting frizzier and frizzier and my hair has gone flat with a bit of wave on the ends.
I was using Kinky Curly Curling Custard and it has really made my hair any curlier (I don't really know, I haven't quite figured out the right way to use it).
My hair is basically a giant straight poof ball right now.
And I'm going to Hawaii in a couple of days and I don't even want to know what that's going to do to my hair.
Do I just have to wait for winter again, which is when my curls are curliest, or is there anything I can do?

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  • davidkaltsasdavidkaltsas Posts: 119Registered Users
    So, I work in a carpentry shop and my hair is always up in a ponytail from 9-7 and I live in Philly, and it's been really hot, like from 80 - 105 degrees (and it's always like 85 - 90 in the shop) and I notice my hair has just been getting frizzier and frizzier and my hair has gone flat with a bit of wave on the ends.
    I was using Kinky Curly Curling Custard and it has really made my hair any curlier (I don't really know, I haven't quite figured out the right way to use it).
    My hair is basically a giant straight poof ball right now.
    And I'm going to Hawaii in a couple of days and I don't even want to know what that's going to do to my hair.
    Do I just have to wait for winter again, which is when my curls are curliest, or is there anything I can do?

    I live in Greece and I had the same problem.. I use gels with strong hold now and it helps.
    Curl Pattern: 3a mixed with 3b
    Porosity:Low
    Density:Medium to High
    Width:Medium-Coarse
    Length:Medium

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  • mimixmimix Posts: 12Registered Users
    I am desperately waiting for winter too. I haven't had many good hair days sonce april and my hair ends up in a ponytail most of the time..
  • RustinaRustina Posts: 894Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have a rougher time in summer, too (which is sort of odd, since most curlies seem to have their best hair in the summer, but there you go). I can't use KCCC in the summer - for whatever reason, it dries me out and makes my hair stringy. I LOVE it in winter, but I have to shelve it when the temperatures and dews get higher. My go-to summer styler is Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic - it is moisturizing and makes my hair feel silky, while also taming frizz and encouraging curl. Whether or not that product will work for you is up in the air - my point is that you will probably have to switch products for the summer months. Most curlies do. So you may have a bit of experimentation ahead of you.

    As for Hawaii - I am predicting your hair will love it there. It is warm, but not as humid as it is here on the East coast. Enjoy your trip!
    Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
    Northern VA
    Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
    Dye-free since 11/2010

  • hairlikemeridahairlikemerida Posts: 13Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks guys. My sister insists that my hair isn't curly, and I'm like, "You haven't paid attention until now. And now it isn't curly."

    Glad to know that a lot of people have the same problem as me.
  • mollymmollym Posts: 31Registered Users
    Maybe a protein treatment could help? Is your hair dry frizzy or mushy frizzy? I can't see properties because I'm on the app, but I do know that most curlies need a protein boost during the warmer, more humid months.

    I also second a strong hold gel. My favorite is LA Looks Sport.
    CG since July 2012!
    3a; mediumish porosity, medium/coarse, high density
    Cleansers: Suave Naturals, VO5, SM shea butter shampoo, TJ TTT shampoo
    Conditioners: GVPCB, Tresemme Naturals, TJ TTT
    Stylers: LALS, La Bella gel, SM curl milk, coconut/olive oil
  • bringingcurliesback?bringingcurliesback? Posts: 1,308Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Rustina where so you get uncle funky's from? I wanna try it!!

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    CO/CW: CJ Daily Fix, GR Restorative, SM RSB, SM SFC
    DC: SM, CJ Rehab, G.Nutrafix, DIY
    LI: a CO, KCKT
    Sealers: an oil, JC N&S
    Stylers: just CO, CJ CIAB, KCCC, aloe gel, FSG
    Once in a while: ACV, Lemon-Aid

    Oils to seal, rinse, and/or pre-poo as needed :love10:

    2c/3a/3b coarse, normal porosity
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  • RustinaRustina Posts: 894Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    There's a huge beauty supply store near me that carries it, but I know a lot of curlies have to order online. Here's a link to the store locator page on their website:

    http://unclefunkysdaughter.com/store-locations/
    Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
    Northern VA
    Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
    Dye-free since 11/2010

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