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Old 07-21-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
 
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Default Use anti humectants but still have frizz?

Hello! I have den using an anti humectant conditioner (yes to carrots as RO and Shea moisture as leave in ad sealant) for a couple weeks now because we have been having high dew points where I live. I'm still getting the same amount of frizz as when I used a humectant conditioner! After I use my Shea moisture, I scrunch in la looks sport gel, then herbal essences totally twisted mousse, and then top it off with some Aussie instant freeze. I usually then scrunch in a little more Shea moisture. What can I do to reduce frizz? I have even tried masks on my hair, but usually they never help. I have medium to high porosity with a little low sprinkled in, thick hair, and normal elasticity. Thanks!
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I forgot to mention that I have 2b-3a hair
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
 
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Shea moisture can cause a lot of build up becuase of the shea butter. Also, the combo of LA looks, Instant freeze, Herbal essences mousse, and more shea butter is possible frizz waiting to happen.

I am no expert, but maybe you should try:
Leave in: YTC
Styler: LA Looks
And see just what those two do. Which LA looks do you use?

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What are your hair properties?
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I am sure others will chime in soon to give a better, scientific explanation of what exactly anti-humectants are with combination of protein/moisture/dew point balance.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:12 PM   #4
 
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It sounds like you're putting an awful lot in your hair. Which Shea Moisture leave in? Some have glycerine. And are you entirely sure everything is humectant free--even the mousse and the like? And yes, do you know your properties? Low porosity curlies are way more prone to buildup and I think most people in general don't need as much moisture in the summer so it's good to go light on leave in. Could you hair be overconditioned maybe? That can cause frizz. You also might need more protein. That can cause frizz too.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:37 PM   #5
 
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Yes I have medium to high porosity. I only use one pump (dime sized) amount of the Shea moisture restorative conditioner for a leave in and sealant(total) as well as a 50 cent piece worth of la looks, 2 50 cent pieces of hett mousse and a nickel size amount of the Aussie. I will try your ytc and la looks gel. I use the la looks sport gel for reference
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It sounds like you're putting an awful lot in your hair. Which Shea Moisture leave in? Some have glycerine. And are you entirely sure everything is humectant free--even the mousse and the like? And yes, do you know your properties? Low porosity curlies are way more prone to buildup and I think most people in general don't need as much moisture in the summer so it's good to go light on leave in. Could you hair be overconditioned maybe? That can cause frizz. You also might need more protein. That can cause frizz too.
Whenever I try an egg in my mask, my hair gets super frizzy, so I don't think I need more protein. I have tried to use less conditioner but I just end up with more frizz
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:47 PM   #7
 
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Oh same here. I'm highly porous as well. If that's the case I don't think the SM would be building up. (I use way more leave in than you but then I don't live in a humid climate.) But maybe the layering of three different stylers could cause trouble, even if you're applying them modestly. How often do you clarify? Could it be polyquat buildup causing the firzz? Some people have a problem with them. Have you tried a gelatin protein treatment instead? Your hair might be able to tolerate keratin in the summer. I just mention it because I had a similar situation last week in which my hair was losing definition and acting up (also couldn't go without leave in) and a quick gelatin pack followed by an overnight deep treat fixed it.
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How do you do a gelatin treatment? I clarify every week or so, but I don't think it helps...
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Here is the link to the recipe. It is very cheap and easy to make.

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