Curl Talk, I Need Help!
So I know these kinds of posts are all over the forums, but I thought I'd ask anyway.
My hair is not adjusting well to the seasonal change. I live in San Francisco, where the dews are in the 50s-60s and the humidity ranges from 60-90%. This time of year usually looks like most people's fall and even winters--cold, wet miserable weather. However, recently its been sunny and warm (bleh). My hair hates this, what am I to do?
Weirdly when I was visiting my mom a few weeks ago, who lives in the Central Valley of California where the air dry and hot, my hair was happy. Came back to up San Francisco and no dice.
I have been using:
Co-wash: VO5 Herbal Escape Clarifying Conditioner
RO: Tresemme Naturals conditioner (just went back to GVP CO today)
Homemade FSG which my hair doesn't seem to care about (not great, not bad)
AG Re:coil, which I can't figure out how to use properly on my hair
Biotera Styling Gel Firm Hold, which isn't giving me the same results as it used to.
My hair properties are Fine Texture, Normal Porosity and Elasticity
My hair is frizzy when wet and if I even gently touch it with either a microfiber towel or flour sack towel to it, it frizzes out.
I will buy any product if it will make my happy. Honestly, I don't care the price. I prefer not to order stuff online, but I will do it.
Any advice and product recs will be greatly appreciated!
Here's what I've learned over the years from nc.com. You need to check the ingredients in the products you're using. I'm pretty sure they've got a lot of humectants in them, and are thus freaking out in the humidity. You want ANTI humectants, or emollients. :) Here's more explanation about humectants, emollients, etc.
Have you thought about trying to seal with an oil? That has helped my waves form and clump very nicely and I think it really cuts down on frizz.
I like Botticelli Botanicals butters but you could just try coconut oil or jojoba oil maybe.
I just emulsify a bit between my hands and scrunch it in my hair directly after my shower into dripping wet hair. Then I just style like usual.
My hair is also liking styling products with glycerin in high dew weather.
Thanks everyone for the response.
wowohwow, you are awesome!!
Asianrunner, I have used jojoba oil in the past, maybe I'll try it again. I've been thinking about using coconut oil too.
wowohwow. You are my kind of gal. That is all that I can say!!
I think I figured out the problem, my hair was desperate for protein. One PT and DT later, I can feel the difference in my hair.
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