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Need cheap solutions for humidity!

OK so I've been meaning to try CK now that it's summer, but I keep holding it off because of my budget. I just don't feel like spending that kind of money if I can help it.

So does anyone know any cheap CG products that work well in a humid climate? Or does anyone have any tips to maintaining hair in this climate?

I'm sure this has been answered before, but it's nearly impossible to search the forums for it, so sorry if this is repetitive!
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jillipoo wrote: »
Boy, it really depends on the gel (and the weather, and the position of the stars, and what kind of mischief Britney Spears has gotten into).

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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    I've never tried it, but supposedly KY works like CK. And if it doesn't work as a hair styler, there are always other uses. :wink:
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  • SoaringSirenSoaringSiren Posts: 765Registered Users
    LoloDSM wrote: »
    I've never tried it, but supposedly KY works like CK. And if it doesn't work as a hair styler, there are always other uses. :wink:

    Well I guess I'll have to get over the weird looks I'll get when I'm at the checkout line buying KY.

    Thanks for the advice. :)
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    jillipoo wrote: »
    Boy, it really depends on the gel (and the weather, and the position of the stars, and what kind of mischief Britney Spears has gotten into).
  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    FWIW, I think the CK is awesome. My hair is thin/fine, and I really hesitated to use CK. I had flashbacks to my Frizz-Ease days and was convinced I would hate it. I was very wrong. It doesn't weigh my hair down, and helped immensely with the frizzies.

    Good luck!
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    No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
  • curlquestcurlquest Posts: 90Registered Users
    the only ingredient i see that ck and ky have in common is glycerin, so if you don't want to get either one u can try something else with glycerin
  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    People keep saying that Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee is a fabulous frizz fighter, but that, too, might be out of your budget.

    One other idea that caught my eye from another post was the spritzing of scented olive oil on your hair. That's pretty affordable! I haven't tried it, though, so I can't vouch for it. But I think I remember reading something about it in Curly Girl, as well....
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    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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  • JLowJLow Posts: 180Registered Users
    Vegetable glycerin mixed 50/50 with water in a spray bottle. Cheap and great humectant!
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  • mopsymopsy Posts: 153Registered Users
    I don't know if it's CG or not, but the Aussie 12-Hour D-Humidifier spray seems to work well. I've had reasonably good hair lately (it's all relative :wink:) and I'm not sure if it's the spray or the change of weather in general. I'm too afraid to experiment to find out.

    I normally don't use hairspray, I'm not even sure how to use it, but when my hair is damp, I just pump a little on here and there.
  • Rubber BiscuitRubber Biscuit Posts: 1,294Registered Users
    So, I have been around the product block and tried them all... Cheap, expensive, inbetween... So far (and quite happily so far) my favorite combo to combat frizz is Shea Moisture Leave In with LA Looks Sports Gel (blue). I live in a pretty humid climate (it's 85% right now) and my hair is coarse and medium thick. I still get a wee bit of surface frizz, but my ringlets are defined, shiny and bouncy!

    The SheaM cost about $20 (including shipping) for 2 bottles from Beauty of New York and the LA Looks gel was like $3 or so from the drug store. Hope that helps!! :blob7:
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  • ShamrockedShamrocked Posts: 66Registered Users
    jillipoo wrote: »
    People keep saying that Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee is a fabulous frizz fighter, but that, too, might be out of your budget.

    One other idea that caught my eye from another post was the spritzing of scented olive oil on your hair. That's pretty affordable! I haven't tried it, though, so I can't vouch for it. But I think I remember reading something about it in Curly Girl, as well....


    How do you scent olive oil? The same way you do when you put in rosemary or garlic, but something pretty smelling?
  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    Shamrocked wrote: »
    jillipoo wrote: »
    People keep saying that Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee is a fabulous frizz fighter, but that, too, might be out of your budget.

    One other idea that caught my eye from another post was the spritzing of scented olive oil on your hair. That's pretty affordable! I haven't tried it, though, so I can't vouch for it. But I think I remember reading something about it in Curly Girl, as well....


    How do you scent olive oil? The same way you do when you put in rosemary or garlic, but something pretty smelling?

    I think this person said she used a bit of lavender oil...
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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  • MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users
    Jillipoo, can you direct me to the thread about the olive oil? I'm recovering from a protein attack this weekend and have been smoothing in a bit of olive oil in before bunning my hair at night and am really liking it. Also today, I tried a couple of drops sort of as a leave in and got really shiney curls minus some still frizzy spots from the protein.
    Thanks!
    3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
    Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

    Experimenting with BRHG

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  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    Magoo wrote: »
    Jillipoo, can you direct me to the thread about the olive oil? I'm recovering from a protein attack this weekend and have been smoothing in a bit of olive oil in before bunning my hair at night and am really liking it. Also today, I tried a couple of drops sort of as a leave in and got really shiney curls minus some still frizzy spots from the protein.
    Thanks!

    Yes, I finally found it. Here it is:
    http://www.naturallycurly.com//curltalk/showthread.php?t=49347
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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  • MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users
    Thanks a bunch!:toothy7:
    3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
    Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

    Experimenting with BRHG

    "If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"