Fighting 1000% humidity

ACHACH Registered Users Posts: 245
Those of you dealing with major humidity - what's your weapon of choice? It is normally 40% or so here daily, so I always have my work cut out for me.
Amy
2b/3a-ish at times
http://public.fotki.com/AHopewell1/hair/
PW hair

Currently using
Jessicurl HCC
Aloeba
CK
AG Liquid Effects

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  • ChynnaBlueChynnaBlue Registered Users Posts: 17
    I can't help, but I hope someone can. We've got 74% humidity outside right now and it's all showing in my hair. :(
  • ACHACH Registered Users Posts: 245
    40% is the average - AVERAGE! I know yesterday was anywhere from 40%-85%. I need to move to Arizona I guess!
    Amy
    2b/3a-ish at times
    http://public.fotki.com/AHopewell1/hair/
    PW hair

    Currently using
    Jessicurl HCC
    Aloeba
    CK
    AG Liquid Effects
  • HeatherDawnHeatherDawn Registered Users Posts: 300
    I live in Alabama so IKWYM! Ug. The best defence is a good offence. Make sure your hair isn't dry to start out with or it will start searching out for the moisture. Try a good oil; jojaba and coconut are my faves.

    The biggest frizz factor for me is touching my hair. I keep trying to "check" it with my hands and that is a big no-no.

    I also use a stronger hold of gel in the summer to keep it from getting unruley. This year I am stuck with my same old gel since Aussie changed to one hold. So far it is working, but we haven't had much rain lately so we'll see.

    HTH!
    HeatherDawn
    2C/3A
  • hmkennyhmkenny Registered Users Posts: 1,467 Curl Connoisseur
    Try a good oil; jojaba and coconut are my faves.

    It's humid here too and I have CHRONIC frizz. Can you elaborate on the jojaba and coconut oil? How much do you apply and at what point do you apply it?

    TIA
    3a/medium texture/normal porosity
  • ACHACH Registered Users Posts: 245
    I don't use the oil myself, but I did start using [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curly-Hair-Solutions-Curl-Keeper-p-28.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curly-hair-solutions-curl-keeper]Curl Keeper[/buylink] after posting this originally. It is definitely the trick. I just smooth in a little before applying any other products and voila! Frizz free all day long and even discourages the frizzies on my 2nd day hair!
    Amy
    2b/3a-ish at times
    http://public.fotki.com/AHopewell1/hair/
    PW hair

    Currently using
    Jessicurl HCC
    Aloeba
    CK
    AG Liquid Effects
  • meriellynmeriellyn Registered Users Posts: 1,135
    40% would be a god-send around here! :(

    I have good results with honey in my co (either added in or Oyin Honey-Hemp), a little BRHG over whatever else I use, and Alagio Crazy Curl Balm under a gel.
    2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers

    http://public.fotki.com/thekittenavenger
    pwd: hair

    ~a wave in a sea of curls ;)
  • HeatherDawnHeatherDawn Registered Users Posts: 300
    hmkenny wrote:
    Try a good oil; jojaba and coconut are my faves.

    It's humid here too and I have CHRONIC frizz. Can you elaborate on the jojaba and coconut oil? How much do you apply and at what point do you apply it?

    TIA

    If you visit a good health food or herbal store they will have johaba oil and raw coconut oil onhand. Johaba is your best bet because it is light and easier to apply. I usually put a dime sized dot into my squeezed dry hair BEFORE my gel and before I towel dry. I just rub my hands together and then scrunch it in. Same with coconut oil, but it is much thicker (looks a bit like lard, but melts at 76*F so it turns to oil in your hands) so you will want to try it sparingly or even as a evening leave in to be rinsed/washed out the next morning. My hair was able to absorb the coconut oil for a while, but now it won't. I guess it just doesn't need that much moisture anymore. I use it as a body butter as well because my skin is dry.

    HTH!
    HeatherDawn
    2C/3A
  • jersey8jersey8 Registered Users Posts: 195
    Consider yourself lucky with 40% :D
    We've been having 95% around here, but then again...I guess I'm used to it.

    BRHG was my HG last summer, but I can't afford it anymore, so I'm in this thread for the same reason as you. Just wanted to say you aren't alone in your humidity woes!
    2b, low porosity, high density, fine, loves protein
  • bostonwavesbostonwaves Registered Users Posts: 727
    "What's the good of having naturally curly hair if nobody's jealous?" Freida - Peanuts

    ~CG 8/06 ~
    fine, wavy - 2b/3a
    KCNT and KKCC

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