Winter Hair/Climate Affects?

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Hey all!

I'm a 2a with pretty light/fine hair and have been in the Southeast US for a month--and got a stellar haircut that I love! But on returning to the Northeast, my hair has totally wimped out--the underlayers have flattened right out and even some of the top pieces are oddly perfectly straight. I assume it's the dry cold (or maybe some difference in water?) because my routine is exactly the same: co-wash every other day, leave-in, gel scrunch, air-day. Any tips or advice?
It's definitely possible, my hair seems more limp in the winter and the curl is a bit more loose.
3a
medium/thick
Loves protein and oils

Low-poo: MopTop gentle shampoo
Co-wash: CJDF, Jessicurl Aloeba
RO: Jessicurl Too Shea, MopTop daily conditioner, CJ rehab, CJ strengthening
LI: ^^^
DT: Jessicurl WDT, SS Deeply Decadent
PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 min
Oils: argan, sweet almond, jessicurl oil blend
Stylers: SS firm hold, SS curl enhancing jelly, Kiss My Face Upper Management gel, AG Recoil
I think it's learning what your hair likes. Before I started lurking on nc.com and using product/technique, my hair was barely wavy in the winter. Since I've learned how to take care of it, it looks like my signature picture all year around.

When the dewpoints are low, you need to up the moisture. When the air doesn't have moisture, it sucks it out of your hair and skin. I use an extra layer of product--leave in AND curl enhancer with a jelly product. I also keep up the protein with moisturizing PTs. It helps tighten curl, increase volume and reduce frizz for me.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
Weather and climate do affect the hair. I learned this the hard way. You usually have to adjust your routine.
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3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed

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