Low dewpoint help

NoMorePerfectNoMorePerfect Posts: 14Registered Users
Now that the dew point is considerably lower where I live, my cute 2c hair is a mess. I haven't changed my routine, which was working in the summer with a much higher dew point, and now my curls aren't as tight, I have a TON of fly-aways, and the frizz is terrible. Also, my curls are NOT clumping in the shower anymore. I can't find my book and I'm about ready to head out the door, so I thought I would ask my fellow curly-girls for their thoughts and advice before I go digging around for information later.

2C, Normal porosity, medium texture, medium length

Trying to grow hair out for my sister's wedding in June, 2014

Started the CG way - using the Live Free, Live Curly eBook as my guide - July 6, 2013

Yes to Carrots as co-wash, condition, and leave in

Herbal Essences Totally Twisted gel

Cannot wait to try out TJ TTT shampoo and conditioner as soon as I can make a drive to TJ



  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Someone on WHC who lives in low dews uses Tresemme naturals aloe cinditioner and Tresseme hydration lotion. You could try Curl junkie pattern Pusha. I have lots of luck with that in lower dews (any dews actually). Condition a lot and consider something like hanging overr a humidifier.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Posts: 423Registered Users
    When winter hits, I have to seal my hair so that the air outside doesn't suck out my moisture and go easy on products with glycerin (for the same reason). I "seal" with regis olive oil leave in conditioner and swap my gel to Aussie Instant Freeze. You can seal your hair with a small amount of a light oil like grapeseed oil, I just like the leave in conditioner. :) This helps with frizz tremndously and gets my waves to bounce back.
    Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
    Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
    Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
    Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
    Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
    Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
    Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm using anti- humectants because they can make your hair spazzing out too. I low poo with a sulfate/silicone free poo, use a anti-humectant conditioner as my rinse out conditioner, then seal my ends with olive oil (my hair is robust like that). I use a moisturizing conditioner as my leave in. Then use a cream to keep in the moisture. So far I'm not having too many fly always. But I'm in need of a cut.
  • ChariteCharite Posts: 25Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    NoMorePerfect, I am having the same issues. Flat, stringy hair that doesn't clump. I am going to try cherry lola-ing it today and see if that helps. I am also wondering if the KCKT is preventing it from clumping as thick as I would like, so I might try leaving that out.
    2B * Low Porosity * High Density

    Co-Wash: DevaCare No Poo
    LI & Detangle: SNTCC & KCKT

    Styling: KCCC
  • mandymaemandymae Posts: 150Registered Users
    The dew points in MN have been in the teens the few days. My hair doesn't like oil, so sealing is out for me, but I have had success the last two days. I did the super soaker method with partial pixiecurl diffuse, then air dry (plopping breaks up my pattern) and have more defined waves and curls to my 2B/2C hair. Give super soaker a try as it is pushing more water into your hair.
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    Girl, I hear you! My hair is a mess too. This IL weather is up and down, here and there, all over the place! Two days ago I had my big screen door open, enjoying the nice air. Today I had to scrape thick ice off my windshield, because it snowed yesterday. I'm about ready to either chop my hair or straighten it. I'm beyond frustrated!!!
    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
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,231Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    My worst hair days are in low dew weather. I usually give up and do a roller set, but I'd really love to find a way to wear my hair curly in this weather. (groan).
    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:
  • AKgirlAKgirl Posts: 341Registered Users
    I'm dealing with the same thing. I don't really know what to do. Brushing it out seems to work or a little bit, but then it starts to look nasty again. : ( I may just be doing a lot of up dos.
    2a-2bFii NP?

    Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
    Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
    LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
    Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
    Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
    locking Spray
    Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...

    My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
  • wheretostartwheretostart Posts: 244Registered Users
    Sooo.. I was just reading this article and it did help me a little bit but I am confused on something.

    Humidity, Humectants and the Dew Point

    ...If the dew point is below 35°F or so, the moisture content in the air is sufficiently low that a humectant applied to your hair might be irresistibly drawn to the moisture in your hair and make every attempt to steal it from you (by drawing it out of your hair and binding it to itself). This can result in dry, fly-away hair, split ends, and broken strands. This effect can often be compensated for by using plenty of moisturizing products, not over-drying your hair (leave it somewhat moist after washing), and layering leave-in conditioners with humectant-containing styling product...

    So at the end it says to use a "humectant-containing styling product." Is this ok because of all the conditioner between the hair and the product?
    3A/2C fine, normal porosity & elasticity, medium high density

    Current products:
    YTCucs Color Protection Low poo
    GVP Conditioning Balm
    Random gels - not sure which ones I like, if any at this point!

    HG Summer Routine:
    poo - TMW Hydrate
    RO & LI - Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
    Leave in Products: CHSCK & LALMG
    PT - CJ RM
    DT - EVCO

    Currently trying to figure out a winter routine and transition to a less harsh "poo" for summer.
  • KrisHousley13KrisHousley13 Posts: 50Registered Users
    thank you for this post I'm having similar issues. I have also been searching for a sealant that is not going to weight down my wavy hair
    2b/2c, Med density, Med Porosity, Fine/Med width, Med length, layers start below ears. Just my shot in the dark for my hair properties. Growing out bleached highlights Fall 2012, growing out dyed hair March 2013. Makes for a confusing mix of properties. Learning how different processes affect hair properties. Using lot of drugstore products right now. Determining what's right for my hair in my climate. Pittsburgh has a little bit of everything weather wise. Modified CGM since March 2013.

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