Frizz forcast: I don't get this. Please explain somebody!

According the frizz forcast, I'll have tomorrow till at least friday optimal curls because of the dew points .
The dew points will be this period between 42 and 46. So, what does this mean? Are these high or low dews?

This is the advice they give:

How to Manage Optimal Curls Prime curly range. You should get some curl without that summer frizz. Find a balance between moisture and humectant that works for you.

Recommended Products for Optimal Curls

So, I know what anti-humectants are. But what are humectants?And what is that about UV protection? I live in the Netherlands and it's winter over here and deffenitely not a lot of UV light.
highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
Thank you Pixar. But I'm totally confuses now. I tought that glycerin was an anti-humectand, but it is an humectant? And should I use things like glycerin in low or in high dews? In high dews right?
highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
Glycerin is iffy in relatively high or low dews for some people. It is a powerful humectant. However, some nc users have told me the reason why it doesn't work for some is that they don't feed it properly. Products with glycerine apparently need to be put in super wet saturated hair in order to feed glycerine's humectant properties so that it won't slurp moisture afterwards from the hair shaft or the outside atmosphere. So far glycerin has seemed to really bother me and dry my hair out in two particular styling products:devacurl defining gel and ecostyler argan gel. But then both of these products have proteins in them and I have coarse hair which is by definition protein finicky. That might've been what was drying my hair out. I currently own one product that contains glycerine and doesn't seem to cause me any problems so far (Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie), but then the dew point is neither super low or high being as how I live in Southern California. It gets dry here, of course, and the dew points are always low, but it is not very cold. (The two together seem to be the kiss of death to most curlies and make for many a wimpy curl day.) And it'll get hot here, but never humid. (Humidity and high dew points mean frizzy curl days.) The best resource to learn about hair properties, ingredients and humectants/anti-humectants/weather is this site:

Live Curly Live Free - Home

Also see:

Dew Points « Pittsburgh Curly

It seems complicated right now but it really isn't. Especially once you start observing your hair while following the forecast for a little while. HTH!
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG


Last edited by dusalocks; 03-04-2013 at 08:59 PM.
Humectants-draw moisture from air to hair in humid areas. draw moisture from hair to air in dry areas. Glycerin, honey, agave, propylene glycol, and aloe vera are humectants. I live in the desert and found that I can't take any amount of glycerin without a lot of frizz and dryness because it takes all the moisture out of my hair and gives it to the environment. Maybe I'll get a humidifer for the house. I do fine with agave and aloe vera.

Anti-Humectants-block moisture from entering or leaving the hair. Examples include oils, shea butter, and silicones.
3C, normal/high porosity, normal elasticity, normal density
Natural since January 2009. No hair coloring or flat irons.
Hair Diffuser-sometimes
No-Poo-DevaCurl No Poo, Kinky Curly Come Clean
Leave In-Kinky Curly Knot Today, Jessicurl Condition (ordered)
Protein-Aphogee 2 step (I don't think my hair needs much)
DT-DevaCurl Heaven in Hair, Curl Junkie
Stylers-Kinky Curly Curling Custard, FSG, Curl Junkie


Last edited by theresa.bedf; 03-04-2013 at 08:49 PM.
I also appear to do just fine with aloe and agave. They're in my KC products and my skin just adores aloe. I don't know why glycerine appears to not bother me in the curly smoothie though. I suspect it's because of the ratio of anti-humectants to humectants.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

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