Humectant & dews question

bliss611bliss611 Registered Users Posts: 238
I'm kind of new to tailoring products to dews so I have a question. What does your hair do when you use humectants in low dews?

Dew points are starting to drop in NYC - 34-38 this week. Supposedly these are tricky since some people can tolerate humectants in these dews and some can't. My favorite hair gel has glycerin pretty high up on ingredients so I'm trying to see if I can keep using it.

I just want to know what I'm looking for to decide it's time to stop using glycerin products.
3B curls
Medium texture
Normal elasticity
High porosity


  • chloe92uschloe92us Registered Users Posts: 1,203 Curl Neophyte
    If your hair doesn't agree with glycerin in particular dews, you will see frizz. Lots and lots of frizz. Lol.
    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!
  • sixelamysixelamy Registered Users Posts: 4,157 Curl Novice
    I was wondering this same question. My hair loves glycerin in high dews, so I'm curious to know what it would do in the low.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    Varies from person to person, they can dry the hair out by drawing water from it: this effect might be more pronounced in those with dry/ brittle or porous hair.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • bliss611bliss611 Registered Users Posts: 238
    Thanks all. I'm thinking it's time to switch to a glycerin-free routine.

    Yesterday I had a LOT of frizz. Frizz is normal for me esp when I am due for PT but it was surface frizz - the hair looked moist and soft but there was a layer of frizz over the clumps. Thats not so normal.

    The other thing was the tangles. My hair does tangle easily but yesterday was something else. It was practically matted by the end of the day.

    Time for extra moisture :)
    3B curls
    Medium texture
    Normal elasticity
    High porosity

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