Humid weather help!

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I have just started CG. My hair is normal to high density (pretty thick), medium texture (but closer to coarse than to fine) medium porosity (but high porosity on damaged ends, I think) and normal elasticity.

I've got the basics of CG down, but the thing that has overwhelmed me the most so far is the humectant/antihumectant thing. The area where I live right now is CRAZY humid with temps in the 90s. So right now I need antihumectants, right? But for the life of me I can't figure out what products to use. This is what I'm using now, and I'm hoping maybe some experienced CG curlies can offer some suggestions for products that will help during this time of year with high dew points?

Cowash: CJ Daily Fix
RO: CJ Argan and Olive Oil
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
Styler: Scrunch HE Totally Twisted gel into hair after being slightly scrunched with a microfiber towel

I've attached a picture of my second day hair today. I spritzed my hair with water from the tap (top layer and some under layers), smoothed in CJ Smoothing Lotion and then scrunched, and then scrunched in a little bit of the HE gel. I think it looks mostly okay for second day hair but I feel SO SO FRIZZY.

Any suggestions for me and other curlies like me? I find a lot of wintertime/low dew point suggestions on the boards but not as many for summer time.
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Last edited by kmcnelis1; 07-22-2014 at 12:26 PM.


I think the first upload didn't work, this is my second day hair today.

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2C-3A / Medium Texture / Normal Porosity (High on heat-damaged ends) / Normal Elasticity

CG since 7/21/14:
Cowash: CJ Daily Fix or V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze
RO: CJ Argan & Olive Oil
LI: KCKT
DT: CJ Repair Me!
Stylers: KCCC
PT: Science-y Hair Blog's gelatin treatment - my hair can't get enough protein.

Open to new suggestions!

Last edited by kmcnelis1; 07-22-2014 at 11:00 AM. Reason: added picture
cj smoothing LOTION has glycerin, most likely not good in high or low dews. i'd try something like beauticurls leave in, or any other of the cj conditioners.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
cj smoothing LOTION has glycerin, most likely not good in high or low dews. i'd try something like beauticurls leave in, or any other of the cj conditioners.
Originally Posted by rbb
Thank you! I need to read labels better. I will switch that one out for now, thank you for your suggestion!
Wow! I wish my hair looked that good on a first day!
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I don't know what else you might have in your product stash, but the CJ Argan and Olive Oil has several antihumectants: jojoba oil,, argan oil, olive oil, and coconut oil. You might try a bit of that as LI. Also, HETT is a fairly light hold gel. You might try something with harder hold. HESMU is a step up in terms of hold, if you can find the silicone free version, but it's by no means the only harder hold gel out there.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, AIF,
Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's (link) as needed
Wow! I wish my hair looked that good on a first day!
Originally Posted by mandymae
Thank you so much mandymae, that's so sweet!
I don't know what else you might have in your product stash, but the CJ Argan and Olive Oil has several antihumectants: jojoba oil,, argan oil, olive oil, and coconut oil. You might try a bit of that as LI. Also, HETT is a fairly light hold gel. You might try something with harder hold. HESMU is a step up in terms of hold, if you can find the silicone free version, but it's by no means the only harder hold gel out there.
Originally Posted by Geek_Chic
This is great info, thank you! Interesting that they reformulated HESMU to include cones. Luckily enough I have an old one in my cabinet that appears to be cone free so I will try that. I also just bought some KCCC so I will try that too. Thanks again for the recs!

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