#1: Humectants...to use or not use for low dewpoints.
I am newbie CG and still discovering my curls. So far I seem to have 2b/3a curls w/medium/high porosity & medium elasticity.
I use mostly DevaCurl products. Which is usually scrunching in B'Leavin on towel dried hair & then scrunching in ArcAngel and then letting is dry and my curls look great!
My sister's wedding is this saturday & the dew point for southern Indiana is 37.
Learnin & lovin my curlz
Cool, I am a newbie too (discovered actual curls as I'm growing out a pixie cut).
I too am using mostly Deva products - what I've heard on the board is that a lot of newbies start with Deva then move on to other products. Right now I'm thinking that since I actually have it working well with Deva why switch!
I seem to have similar hair to yours - I'm co-washing with Deva OC, then using OC as conditioner and leave-in. Spritzing 3 pumps of Set It Free on my palms and scrunching into SOAKING wet hair, then following with 1 1/2 palmfuls of Angel (also soaking wet hair) then plopping for about 10-15 mins. After air dry/diffuser I SOTC with Aveda Humectant pomade. Seems to be working great for me, and it's been raining on and off here in the upper Midwest for about a week now!
CG since September 2011
Porosity: normal to low
I am also wondering how to avoid using too many humectants - i live in Colorado and the dew point here is always under 45 degrees. 375 days of the year! So I suspect that the reason my hair always feels so dry by the second day is because there are too many humectants in my products which are pulling the water out of my hair rather than pulling atmospheric water into my hair. I am a PhD student and I am still having a hard time understanding the whole dew point/product choice thing! A lot of it is because some products have just a bewildering number of ingredients and its almost impossible to avoid some of them...plus I have really fine hair and protein really does my hair good...apart from the fact that its a humectant (keratin and collagen both!)...oh the dilemma! I am hoping our resident hair science expert IAGirl sees this and maybe gives us her input
Super wavy and wurly curly! Fiii,fairly non-porous, inelastic
Colorado Curly - low dew points & low humidity!
Organix Cherry Ginseng and DevaCurl low poo/condish
KCKT leave in, Naturelle Gel
Joimist or Aussie Sprunch Spray
I have KLINGON HAIR
My hair likes IAgirls PT!
I have celiac disease - no wheat please!
Yeah, some of their products have cones in them. Not tons but some. They are all water soluble though so they wash out if you are low poo. My texturizing creme by them has a cone it in but I find that just a dab as a finisher does the trick and doesn't weigh my hair down.
3a (with 3b) Fine texture/Normal porosity/Medium density
Low Poo (Aveda's damage remedy); Styling: Aveda's: Color Conserve Daily leave in+ Be Curly Style Prep+ Phomollient (mixed w/ Defining Whip) Finishing: Aveda's Texturizing Creme or Defining Whip; Eufora Pure Polish Drops
Color Maintenance: Aveda's Madder Root condish+Clove condish
Last edited by slivola; 10-07-2011 at 01:44 PM.