Glycerin in the winter?

I have to say, this has been the saving grace of my “crispy crown syndrome.” However, last winter I didn’t use products with a large glycerin base. (curl activators) Since WnG’s are not happening in Chicago in the winter I guess I am looking for feedback for ladies in areas that experience Chicago type winters who use glycerin on a regular basis. How does your hair react in the winter time? Would you recommend minimizing high glycerin based products in the winter? If so what do you use in its place?






Well I am in Georgia and we have dry cold winters. I stay away from glycerin in the winter because my hair will dry out. HTH
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BC: December 19, 2009
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Well I am in Georgia and we have dry cold winters. I stay away from glycerin in the winter because my hair will dry out. HTH
Originally Posted by gagirl09
What products did you use in its place?






no glycerin in the winter for me. i learned in the winter, i need heavy duty products like lots of heavy butters for sealing and products with petrolatum/mineral oil and/or lanolin. i still avoid silicones though.
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faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
no glycerin in the winter for me. i learned in the winter, i need heavy duty products like lots of heavy butters for sealing and products with petrolatum/mineral oil and/or lanolin. i still avoid silicones though.
Originally Posted by hippychic
I used elasta qp mango butter last winter and was pleased, so I think that may be the winner for the fall. I would make it myself, but I don't have a recipe for it.






I don't think I've had a product stop working effectively due to the weather, even Chicago's harsh, bitter, aggressive, violating cold.lol. Maybe the fact that when its cold you'd be covering up anyway so its not like your hair would be exposed for long out in the cold. I wore hats and scarves to protect my scalp and hair, wore protective styles. Oyin juices&berries has glycerine was a staple in the winter for me last year because I wore it in twists 90% of the time. I didn't have any issues with that. Looking at my products now I don't think I have many products without glycerine
some winter staples from last year:

hawaiian silky 14 n 1

miss jessies baby buttercream saved my scalp

shea butter mixed with aloe vera gel (my hair loved this mix but doesn't like the gel alone); straight shea didn't work because it was just too cold. it wouldn't melt.
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
I don't have Chicago like winters (thank goodness!) but it gets much drier out in CA in the winter with dew points in the 30s and 40s. Glycerin dried out my hair something awful.
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I don't have Chicago like winters (thank goodness!) but it gets much drier out in CA in the winter with dew points in the 30s and 40s. Glycerin dried out my hair something awful.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
I am born and raised in the south, this will be my third Chicago winter and believe me, if not for the job market, I would be back in the Sunshine State...LOL.






I don't have Chicago like winters (thank goodness!) but it gets much drier out in CA in the winter with dew points in the 30s and 40s. Glycerin dried out my hair something awful.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
ay fa real... wtf is a Dew point? Where do you even get that info from?

Please don't make me feel stupid like someone else did when I asked what a "Wind Chill factor" was.
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@ Cali

Check out this link for dew points. It really explains it besthttp://www.naturallycurly.com/curlre...-the-dew-point

You can find the dew point on most weather pages but i really like this one http://www.noaa.gov/ (put your zip code in the box on the left side of the page)


HTH

Last edited by Winona; 07-26-2010 at 01:41 PM.
I don't have Chicago like winters (thank goodness!) but it gets much drier out in CA in the winter with dew points in the 30s and 40s. Glycerin dried out my hair something awful.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
ay fa real... wtf is a Dew point? Where do you even get that info from?

Please don't make me feel stupid like someone else did when I asked what a "Wind Chill factor" was.
Originally Posted by Cali Chik
Winona's link for dew points is good - it's like humidty sort of...but I've found that following dew point is more accurate. I have a Weather Bug app on my phone and I look up our dew points daily. Intellicast.com also posts them. However, the dew points in LA are fairly consistent so I can pretty much use anything right now. They are optimal dew points for my hair - I love LA!
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I don't have Chicago like winters (thank goodness!) but it gets much drier out in CA in the winter with dew points in the 30s and 40s. Glycerin dried out my hair something awful.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
ay fa real... wtf is a Dew point? Where do you even get that info from?

Please don't make me feel stupid like someone else did when I asked what a "Wind Chill factor" was.
Originally Posted by Cali Chik
Winona's link for dew points is good - it's like humidty sort of...but I've found that following dew point is more accurate. I have a Weather Bug app on my phone and I look up our dew points daily. Intellicast.com also posts them. However, the dew points in LA are fairly consistent so I can pretty much use anything right now. They are optimal dew points for my hair - I love LA!
Originally Posted by ellepixie
Ehhh that sh*t is complicated. I just need to know if it's hot, cold, or going to rain.
Quote:
Originally Posted by subbrock View Post
- don't let everybody elses long straight weave bum you out. don't let other people's big/long natural hair bum you out either. embrace what you have and rock it with confidence, because that's the only way you'll be happy. and whether you realize it or not you are somebody's influence. show them what it truly means to be confident.
www.lifestarbeauty.com
Hate me? Love me? then Follow me! www.twitter.com/vidastarr


Citigurl I used Curls Coconut Sublime conditioner as my co-wash and my main styling product was the Califia styling pudding from Komaza Hair Care loved that stuff. Sorry for the delay I forgot I posted on this thread
Last relaxer: Nov. 24, 2008
BC: December 19, 2009
Products: Whatever works!
Naturalista gave me a nice tutorial. But yeah weather.com puts the dewpoints as well
Last relaxer: Nov. 24, 2008
BC: December 19, 2009
Products: Whatever works!

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