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Old 04-19-2013, 01:56 PM   #41
 
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Fingers crossed I'm on to a winner with my new product regime.
You said in another thread you were coming to the States soon.....I assume you have? What products did you end up getting?

Costa Rica dews are not as high as Florida- it's a more temperate climate. Ours are already in the high 60's-low 70's! I did pull up average dews for San Jose, and in July & August it is 71 (the highest for the year), in Florida where I am the average in August is 76. But it looks like you have more mild dews most of the year than we do.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:02 PM   #42
 
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Yep I'm here and I have gone buying crazy. I ended up getting the kccc, and pretty much every styling product from the curls line, as well as one from the Shea moisturizing line (dont quite remember which its like a styling jelly).

I also got my hair cut yesterday, around 2 inches off which got rid if a lot of the hair that was damaged from Brazilian blowouts. I used the Shea to style yesterday and it was fabulous, I've even managed 2nd day hair without having to rewet.

I haven't been able to find the gel or curl keeper, but once I work my way through trying what I bought I've decided that I am just going to have to swallow the expense of getting products into Costa Rica, its totally worth it.

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Old 04-21-2013, 09:18 PM   #43
 
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Just an update to share that I had some success sealing with MO. Thanks Jas for that idea!!!! My curls held up to dews in the 70s and a bit of rain, as well as some tousling from my friends. I used a few drops scrunched in after leave-in, before gel. I think I may be on my way to summer 2nd day hair... fingers crossed! I want to be lazy and only style my hair 1-2 times a week so this could be the breakthrough I needed
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:52 PM   #44
 
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I love how soft glycerin makes my hair in the humid months. But it can leave your hair a bit moist and too much gets sticky. I'm in Alabama.

I usually use the same products year round.
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Just an update to share that I had some success sealing with MO. Thanks Jas for that idea!!!! My curls held up to dews in the 70s and a bit of rain, as well as some tousling from my friends. I used a few drops scrunched in after leave-in, before gel. I think I may be on my way to summer 2nd day hair... fingers crossed! I want to be lazy and only style my hair 1-2 times a week so this could be the breakthrough I needed
I've replaced jojoba with MO every day this past week, and its really working for me too! There doesn't seem to be any build up either, but I do low poo 2x a week.
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I love how soft glycerin makes my hair in the humid months. But it can leave your hair a bit moist and too much gets sticky. I'm in Alabama.

I usually use the same products year round.
Lucky BAP!!! Im going crazy trying to figure out what to do for summer. Any change in climate is a new challenge. I went to NYC over the holidays and myhair hated it. Everything. The cold, the water, the dry air from indoor heating. I ended up just straightening my hair :/

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I've replaced jojoba with MO every day this past week, and its really working for me too! There doesn't seem to be any build up either, but I do low poo 2x a week.
Awesomr Chloe! And I actually did wake up with 2nd day hair!! I slept with a silky scarf which I never do because my bf makes fun of me lol. But he can bite me if I get this hair. Wooo :-D
I also low poo pretty much everytime I wash, since I use a 'cone in my leave in. No buildup but it is my first time using MO. But ya know, I used some of it on my legs after my shower and it kind of disappeared after a while... I had to use lotion afterward. Maybe it is light enough that it wont give me buildup.
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I've been CG for 6 years and still haven't found the perfect products for the high humidity and dews of Florida. But then I refuse to wet and style my hair every day, so I'm not too picky about my 2nd - 4th day hair. I haven't tried sealing with an oil yet. And the SS combo looks tempting...
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Hey everyone!

This will be my second summer since dropping silicones, sulfates etc.

I was in Ga last summer and this summer ill be in Columbia, SC. I'm curious to see how my hair does simply because its a lot healthier than it was last summer.

My routine last summer actually didn't change from what it is the rest of the year. I simply continued using L'Oreal Eversleek conditioner as a leave in (I wet my hair with a spray bottle and add a little every day). I'm actually going to experiment and do a protein treatment (as soon as I remember to get the ingredients for one) because my hair is fine and I think that would definitely help. I'm also considering trying some gel this summer (I have some LA Sport stashed in my closet). I may have to change my routine up a bit since I may be spending a lot of time in the pool. Also last summer I was cowashing two to three times a week since than I've switched to just using a sulfate free shampoo once a week.
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Chloe: You looked up the average dews for Costa Rica, but where did you look it up? I want to look up my average dews since I've never thought about humidity before and I'm only curly and CG for a month and a half and I would like to get to know what to expect...
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Chloe: You looked up the average dews for Costa Rica, but where did you look it up? I want to look up my average dews since I've never thought about humidity before and I'm only curly and CG for a month and a half and I would like to get to know what to expect...
http://weatherspark.com/

I use weatherspark.com....on the home page, put in your location, and then click on "averages" just below it, then search. On the results page, about 3/4 of the way down it will show the average dew points for that location by month. Hope that helps!

"High" dew points are 65+. "Low" dews are less than 35 I believe (we don't have those here, lol). 35-60 are considered "ideal" dews when it comes to hair. Someone correct me if I'm wrong about those numbers, I didn't consult my resources before I posted them.
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oh ok... seems like my average dews are somewhere between 15 and 67...
Where do I have to travel to to get really high dews? (just want to try that once and maybe move afterwards or not )
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:25 PM   #52
 
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Florida! Generally tropical or subtropical conditions.

A lot of places have high dews for a month or two, but we have high dews 6 months out of the year.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:37 PM   #53
 
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Hi Chloe and Jas, are you all using pure mineral oil or a product with mineral oil in it? Do you have to use shampoo to wash it out or can you cowash it out?
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:13 PM   #54
 
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I am using straight up Johnson's baby oil (the original one). I apply it one of 2 ways.

1- put my leave in on, then about 5 squirts of oil raked and smoothed on top, or

2- mix my leave in with the oil, then rake & smooth.

I think I prefer mixing the two, it seems I get better coverage.

I low poo 2x a week but haven't noticed any build up so far. The other days I either cowash or wet and leave in only, and once this week I actually got 2nd day hair. A rarity for me.

I know Jas also uses plain MO, but I'm not sure how she applies it...hopefully she'll pop in.

I think I might be able to use more, but I'm still experimenting!
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:06 PM   #55
 
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Popping in as MO's unofficial spokesperson! Lol!!!

That's exactly how I put in my MO - I mix it with some LI, then apply! It's 5-10 drops of MO (but my hair is long and dense) in with a dime or two of LI. I smooth it over my nape area, the scrunch into my ends.

I also don't rinse my RO 100%, so there's already some LI in there before the MO.

Glad it's helping some of you!! It's my ultimate HG!

And no, I've never had any build-up issues!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:29 AM   #56
 
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I'll have to try mixing with leave-in. I used 5 drops but since you use up to 10 Jas I may be able to do a little more. I have tons of hair, and it actually held up!!! Today is day 3 and it looks decent, I forgot to put it up for bed so it's a bit ruffled but wearable. I am going to be ridiculously happy when I can get back to styling only 1-2 times a week. Only thing I'm not loving is that I lose a lot of curl fighting the humidity... the heavy stylers make my hair droop. But then, I'd rather have less curls than more frizz so I am good
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:11 AM   #57
 
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^^^^ Nice signature!
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:11 AM   #58
 
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Thanks ladies! That's very helpful I'll have to give the mo a try.

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On a whim I recently bought the Alba Botanica leave-in. So far it's giving me good results! I scrunched it in on soaking wet hair (maybe about a quarter dollop) and air dried. I didn't seal or add gel or anything, and I have pretty nice soft waves with very decent 2nd day hair! Well except for the back which I realize I don't think I covered very well in the scrunching business. Oops.

My hair's not 100% frizz free, but I've kind of given up that it could ever be super glossy and 100% frizz free on a tropical island. Is that even possible? Maybe if I seal?

I was worried about the glycerin which generally gives me so much frizz... but then coconut oil is above glycerin so I figured maybe anti-humectant + humectant cancelled each other out. It seems to have worked that way, because I'm not getting the usual glycerin frizz.
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Also I'm scared to try the MO but you ladies are convincing me.
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