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Old 12-05-2006, 06:15 AM   #1
 
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I've noticed this.. that when i go out in the rain i get the most AMAZING ringlets!! I've tried collecting some of the water and using it in a spritzer but it just makes me frizz, normal water doesn't work either when i spritz. So what is it about getting caught in the rain? Could it be the temperature?
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Old 12-05-2006, 07:36 AM   #2
 
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I have the same thing happen. In my experience, it's not so much the rainwater as it is the humidity. The water is softer than what I have in my house, but it's really the extra moisture in the air that makes my hair really curl up nicely. I've never had such curly hair as when I lived in constantly-rainy Seattle. In contrast, my hair in the dry AZ desert air was a mess, barely even wavy!
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:47 AM   #3
 
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I don't think it's the temperature, it could be the negative ions in the air which may help the water in without ruffling the cuticle.
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:20 AM   #4
 
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It happens to me too, and it seems to be the actual raindrops rather than humidity, as far as I can tell.
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:29 AM   #5
 
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I have the same thing happen; my hair gets more volume in high humidity or rain but wet weather also seems to really bring out my curl pattern and make it tighter and more even. We're going through an extremely dry spell here right now, and my hair is looking so droopy.
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:00 AM   #6
 
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I was thinking about this after reading it. It could be something in the rain water, like you know you put a plant out in the rain and it will perk up and bloom. ETA: nitrates that's the thing that plants love I'm pretty sure.
But what I really think might be going on is that the water just drips down the hair, maybe it rolls down the curves. Like how a shower would be if the pressure was turned way down so there's no water pressure to break up the curls so it just clumps them together and works with them.
Of course the humidity in general helps too.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:58 AM   #7
 
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I was gonna post almost exactly what medusahair said!
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:43 AM   #8
 
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Hi, from my experience it is the humidity and not the actual precipitation. My 3A hair is much curlier in the summer when it is humid and sunny than it is today in NY when it is cold and dry. My hair is like limp spaghetti today. I just wish I could take some humidity with me everywhere I go, like a bubble of humidity over my head!
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:03 PM   #9
 
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Actually, I find that after swimming in a lake, my hair forms perfect ringlets, when it NEVER does under normal circumstances. Its completely straight when I get out of the water, but when it starts drying, magic happens

Nature = best hair product?!
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:14 PM   #10
 
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I'm the same after swimming. If I swim and let it air dry, we're talking fresh water or pool swimming then my hair is real curly. Now if we do like CelticCurls and put some epson salt in the bath and dip our hair in and then air dry I bet we'd have fab curls !
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:57 PM   #11
 
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I realized this a few weeks ago. It was rainy and humid, and I thought that by the time I got home from shopping that my hair would be a poofy mess. Surprisingly, my hair looked better than it did when I walked out the house that morning. Very curly and not frizzy at all. I guess alittle rain really doesn't hurt.
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:57 AM   #12
 
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I think it has to do with NOT touching your hair to apply product or smooth or anything else after getting wet!
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