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Old 03-03-2007, 12:48 AM   #1
 
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Default Rain, rain go away . . .

So, you lovely curlies you, I know weather gets mentioned here and again in other threads, but - being that it's winter in the lovely city of Seattle - I'm particular curious about the (stupid, annoying, blah) rain. We haven't had much of it over the last few weeks, but it came back a few days ago. And my hair?

The last two days I was trying my new Curl Junkie creams (which is another topic - I can't find a combo that works really well), but today I used what had been a combination that worked really well. GF C&S leave in, re:coil, LOOB, and HE SMU. My hair barely made it to lunch. By the afternoon it was a bit frizzy, a bit limp, totally undefined and just . . . blech.

So - do you treat your hair differently (put different things in it, etc.) when you know you'll be out in the rain?
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Old 03-03-2007, 05:48 AM   #2
 
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Generally, I love the rain! Makes my hair super curly! However, when it's cold outside & raining, my hair gets sort of "blah" too. Fortunately, I don't have to deal with that a whole lot in eastern NC.

I have yet to find any magic potion to perk up my yuky winter curls and will be interested to see what posts you get here.
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Old 03-03-2007, 08:02 AM   #3
 
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When it's rainy outside I need less conditioner left in my hair.I generally need a little stronger gel though. Right now it's mild and rainy but in the summer I had to be real careful to rinse out all of my conditioner and barely put any leave in in, and this past summer I used the A cone to keep frizz down. That Suave #10 is about the right amount of hold for summer rainy.

Yesterday I forgot my own rules since it wasn't actually raining but it was still humid and I used a light gel. My hair held part of the day but it was getting less defined pretty quick about mid day. I bet I remember that from now on
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my hair loves the rain when it's warm out. Cold and rainy - UGH. Our winters are just horrible on my hair --snow and cold, dry air
I've given up in the winter. Too much stress.
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Ugh. Too many bad hair days in a row lately.
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I hear you, I just today took pics because I finally got a decent hair day. Not fab but pretty darn good. Of course it's after a DT so no wonder. I've been having frizz which is so so so unlike me, halo frizz and my gel just won't hold my hair in place. I guess it needs the humidity to work? I'm not sure but today is finally better thankfully.

I hope your hair starts behaving soon, you need to concentrate on smells
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I feel your pain. I didn't think there was anyplace rainier than Western WA...until I moved to Juneau. Most curlies I know who do well with rain/humidity are 3A's or below. I don't know any 3B's who don't have a real frizz problem in this kind of weather. I have to make myself use what seems like way too much product (cream & gel) when my hair is wet. A light-to-normal amount just can't hold up to the rain. The GF leave-in helps a lot, & this is the time I get out the BRHG or the Biolage. I also go to 1/2 updos, side twists & French braids, since it's mainly my front/sides that frizz, right above my ears.
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Originally Posted by medusahair
I hear you, I just today took pics because I finally got a decent hair day. Not fab but pretty darn good. Of course it's after a DT so no wonder. I've been having frizz which is so so so unlike me, halo frizz and my gel just won't hold my hair in place. I guess it needs the humidity to work? I'm not sure but today is finally better thankfully.

I hope your hair starts behaving soon, you need to concentrate on smells


Maybe that's the cause for the bad hair day! Too much effort on smellies, not enough on the hair!


Hm - maybe I'll have to try more product. I can't imagine I'm putting too much in already . . .



ETA: MH - just noticed your new signature! Must mean you're into Good Omens.
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hehe well when it's funny it's funny! I found some excerpts from the book. I have the book coming but it's not here yet. I can't wait to read it though, irreverently crazily funny is my fav!
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Rain, rain go away! It's been raining a lot here lately and I always seem to have bad hair days. Haven't mastered the trick for rain and good hair days. *sigh*
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