Whoe else here is now LOVING the optimal dew points?

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I am in New England and have seen quite a difference in the shrinkage and stronger curl formation since we've been in the optimal range. Very different than the winter. This is my first Spring since going CG and am loving what I am seeing so far.
JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



I wish I was still in "optimal"- haven't been there for 6 weeks and now moved on to "frizzy curls"....

ENJOY IT!!!!!
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
Join Date: May 2012
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I'm spoiled. I generally see Optimal Curls. Sometimes I get Tricky Curls...but it's rare.
I'm sure I'll be in frizzy range by mid-June here. So I will be rocking it until then. My plan is to use a bit more hard hold gel then.
JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



Your lucky, here in Florida it went directly from limp low dew waves to frizzy high dew waves . Good thing I found a hard hold gel that keeps it mostly under control.
2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012

This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
glycerin, honey, oils & butters Protein!
So far we have only had three days of optimal curls. Not long enough to figure it out lol. Always low dew points around here in Colorado.
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
I'm in New England and loving it, too! Unfortunately, I've discovered that cowashing and just using DevaCurl's Volumizing Foam is plenty of moisture for my hair right now. It makes me nervous to think about how my hair's going to handle the higher dew points in the summer... I'm wondering if adding more protein to offset it, or maybe using something with mag sulfate in it might help?

Either way, though, I'm definitely having fun seeing my hair right now! I'm taking lots of pictures.
2b/2c, fine, thick, normal porosity/elasticity

Current routine: co-wash & detangle with AIA Coconut CoWash then RO. Experimenting w/AG re:coil, DCVF & All-Nutrient Hair Proteinizer.
Love: AO GPB, KCCC, PBH Gelatine Goo, ANHP, CNPF
Like: GDL, FSG, honey, HETT, JCNS, DCVF
Hate: glycerin, mineral oil
I have yet to see optimal curls. I live in the desert - aka perpetual mellow curls land.
Modified CG - No Sulfates, No Silicones

Med to coarse, normal to high porosity, normal to high density. Likes protein, hates glycerin. 3A/Corkicelli

Poos: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Cowash
RO: Yes2Carrots, Mill Creeks Botanicals (Henna & Keratin), AO Honeysuckle Rose, GVP Conditioning Balm
LI: KC Knot Today (HG!), SM Milk, Y2C
Stylers: KC Curling Custard (HG!), Goddess Curls Gel
Either way, though, I'm definitely having fun seeing my hair right now! I'm taking lots of pictures.
Originally Posted by Ceallachg
Hahaha, I have to laugh, I just took a bunch of pictures too trying to get good shots of all my ringlets and tight curls but it is hard. My hair is so dark it sucks the light in and it is very tough to get a good pic!

Please ignore goofy face. I was trying to get see the phone screen so I could make sure there was enough light.
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JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG




Last edited by Julesonline; 05-20-2013 at 08:24 PM.
I can't wait for the humidity to go up here. My hair and I both like hot humid weather.
In Western PA
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Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
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my hair loves both optimal and high dew points. if it weren't for those still sneaky here and there low dew days i could go without a haircut til sept! LOL! if you are new to cg, just wait and see how your hair behaves in the high dews, it may love it. i suspect it is easier to deal with high dews than low dews????
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
my hair loves both optimal and high dew points. if it weren't for those still sneaky here and there low dew days i could go without a haircut til sept! LOL! if you are new to cg, just wait and see how your hair behaves in the high dews, it may love it. i suspect it is easier to deal with high dews than low dews????
Originally Posted by rbb
Rbb,

I've been meaning to say for a while that I love your hair! *hair envy*. I have been CG for 5 months so I've only been since the limp low dew days of winter. Before going CG, my hair would be frizz prone in the summers here. So, I'll just have to wait and see!
JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



jules, thanks! i love your curls, too!
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
Either way, though, I'm definitely having fun seeing my hair right now! I'm taking lots of pictures.
Originally Posted by Ceallachg
Hahaha, I have to laugh, I just took a bunch of pictures too trying to get good shots of all my ringlets and tight curls but it is hard. My hair is so dark it sucks the light in and it is very tough to get a good pic!

Please ignore goofy face. I was trying to get see the phone screen so I could make sure there was enough light.
Originally Posted by Julesonline
Your curls look great! I have a hard time taking good photos of my hair, too. For some reason, the curls and waves never look as tight in photos as they do in real life. No idea why, but it's kind of a bummer when I have a particularly good hair day.
2b/2c, fine, thick, normal porosity/elasticity

Current routine: co-wash & detangle with AIA Coconut CoWash then RO. Experimenting w/AG re:coil, DCVF & All-Nutrient Hair Proteinizer.
Love: AO GPB, KCCC, PBH Gelatine Goo, ANHP, CNPF
Like: GDL, FSG, honey, HETT, JCNS, DCVF
Hate: glycerin, mineral oil

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