Porous Curlies, What is your High Dew Point Regimen?

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I have successfully cowashed my oil dts that they never touch my low-porosity roots so I guess I am good.

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2C/3A Botticelli/Corkicelli.Color Treated
M/C, Medium/High Por, Normal Elast. Medium Density
CO: Conditioner with Wheat Protein and Aloe, Tresemme Naturals NM
DET/RO/LI: GNC Avocado And Shea Butter Conditioner
GEL: WELLA New wave gel rock & hold
DT: Gliss Untimate Volume+Coconut Oil

HG
Goal: WL when curly
CG since Feb 2014
Today the dew in Holland was too damn high!! (18 - 20 degrees celcius)
Yesterday during WnG, I sealed my vulnerable parts w/ baby oil after an excess of LI and re-sealed today w/ baby oil again after refreshing w/ co (just to be sure my hair is sealed well)
I also went to a festival today, which means sweating by dancing and jumping lol. But since I don't like wearing my hair in a ponytail, I wore it loose to test the MO on my hair.

The result: still a matting madness at bottom layer
Conclusion: mineral oil isn't very effective anyway when high dew is combined with dancing

Now I'm going to de-mat my hair with coconut oil..
Half-african @ Holland, just waist-length, loose 3b w/ 3c napes, med/high density, kinking hair

Goal: growing out to belly button length

Clarify: YTCar poo
Low poo: Harmonie Familie
Co&RO: Argan Care
LI: YTCar
Sealant: sunflower oil
Protein RO: Schwarzkopf anti-klit Co
Pre-wash: coconut or olive oil

: coconut oil, wash days, dew = 50s, 50-70% humidity
: low dews, rain, loose worn during night outs, benzyl alcohol
Boo, that stinks. Friction is no match for mostly anything that we could put in our hair.
Apparently no, indeed. Especially now my hair is longer than 1.5 years ago.

But actually, my hair didn't become a big fuzz this time (clumps are still together, but have some flyaways around them)! Credits go to a handful of creamy LI (YTCarrots) and last night's coconut oil.
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Half-african @ Holland, just waist-length, loose 3b w/ 3c napes, med/high density, kinking hair

Goal: growing out to belly button length

Clarify: YTCar poo
Low poo: Harmonie Familie
Co&RO: Argan Care
LI: YTCar
Sealant: sunflower oil
Protein RO: Schwarzkopf anti-klit Co
Pre-wash: coconut or olive oil

: coconut oil, wash days, dew = 50s, 50-70% humidity
: low dews, rain, loose worn during night outs, benzyl alcohol

Last edited by Fimu; 06-09-2014 at 01:50 AM.
I live down South in Louisiana and it stays hot and very humid here almost all year round. The dew points get low where I live at during late Fall through the Winter Season only.

The worst time is Summer time. Which is why, right now I can't wait until Fall comes around again. I have not been using gel in my hair, but I just may end up resorting too before Summer Season ends. Right now, I have been prepooing my hair with either JBCO, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, or one of my oil mixtures. To cleanse i use SM Curl and Shine Shampoo. To condition I use SM Anti-Breakage Masque. For my leave in+detangler, I use It's A 10 Miracle Leave In. And to style my hair, I use Mixed Chicks Leave In. I always keep a scrunchie with me. Because normally I eventually end up pulling my hair back into a ponytail anyways. As, I don't like the feeling of having a lot of hair on my neck when its hot. And at this time, the temps around here have been around 90 each day.
3B natural hair

Current Regimen: Daily Bunning

Products currently using:
Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Shampoo
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo
Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Conditioner ( I do use it with steam)
Protein Conditioner- Tresemme Keratin Smooth Conditioner (I do use it with steam.)
Shea Moisture Transtioning Milk
Pre-Poo Treatment- I switch between Regular and Extra Dark JBCO ( The lines I use from are - Jamaican Mango & Lime, Tropic Isle Living, and Sunny Isle)
Upcoming week I'm going to experiment with cones (dimethicone) as wash-n-go leave-in, cuz I'm curious whether it will prevent the flyaways and tangles better for my long hair (WL-ish) than CG products during high dews.

To be continued...
Half-african @ Holland, just waist-length, loose 3b w/ 3c napes, med/high density, kinking hair

Goal: growing out to belly button length

Clarify: YTCar poo
Low poo: Harmonie Familie
Co&RO: Argan Care
LI: YTCar
Sealant: sunflower oil
Protein RO: Schwarzkopf anti-klit Co
Pre-wash: coconut or olive oil

: coconut oil, wash days, dew = 50s, 50-70% humidity
: low dews, rain, loose worn during night outs, benzyl alcohol

Last edited by Fimu; 07-11-2014 at 02:44 PM.
I live in an area that has almost constantly high dew points, so my routine is basically based off high dew points. When the dew points get low in winter or I travel somewhere with a low DP, I'm at a loss. My hair gets straight and dry. For high DP, I use lots of protein and careful not to over moisturize.
2b//high porosity//fine texture//medium density//low elasticity//loves protein
Lo-poo: SMMR, SMC&S
Clarifying: VO5 shampoos
Co-wash: VO5 conditioners
RO: VO5 conditioners
Styling: AIF, FSG, gelatin gel
PT: IAGirl's gelatin treatment
I've been using protein (in different strengths) pretty much every time I shower now. I've been noticing a lot of breakage near my ends *sad face*. Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee has been my friend for holding things "together" and I apply it over top of UFDCM. Still experimenting to find a miracle worker to smooth over 2nd day hair. I have been using UFD in lower dews but it doesn't have enough hold on it's own now so I've been mixing it with a tiny dab of BRHG into it but I hate the texture afterwards.
Upper Michigan Dews
3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Normal Density

NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
Detangler: KCKT
Leave-in: CJ Repair me
Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

iHerb Discount Code: SAF007

I can't use oil in the high dews - my hair never dries if I do, and I don't seem to need it at all. KCCC is the only styler that is working for me, also works great in low dews. I've had to change my leave in - my hair is absolutely loving YTBbs in the high dews! I can't use large amounts of glycerin. I believe YTBbs has some, but lower on the list. Last year my hair seemed to love glycerin, but this year it's been a total frizzy stupid mess whenever I use it when it's high on the list. I alternate between cowash and low poo, unless I'm swimming. I haven't needed any PTs, but I do need a good deep conditioner RO once or twice a week.

Simple routine for me.
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Conditioner/ YTCucs
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
Yay it seems that atm my hair also likes dews in the 60's , as long the humidity is low (50%). I even need less product today
Is anybody here also less frizz-sensitive for high dews than for solely high humidity?

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Half-african @ Holland, just waist-length, loose 3b w/ 3c napes, med/high density, kinking hair

Goal: growing out to belly button length

Clarify: YTCar poo
Low poo: Harmonie Familie
Co&RO: Argan Care
LI: YTCar
Sealant: sunflower oil
Protein RO: Schwarzkopf anti-klit Co
Pre-wash: coconut or olive oil

: coconut oil, wash days, dew = 50s, 50-70% humidity
: low dews, rain, loose worn during night outs, benzyl alcohol
I could use some advice on this! I thought I finally found my HG product, CJ BHSC. I could wash my hair, spend just a minute putting in the conditioner while it was wet, and let it air dry and my hair looked amazing. No gel or anything. I could just wet my hair a little and maybe put a little more CJ BHSC in the morning to refresh my hair and I could go days without rewashing and it still looked better than when I would spend 2 hours on my hair. The best part about it? It took about half an hour to dry and my hair didn't look product-y in the process!

That was in January. Now with dewpoints in the high 70s my hair just isn't taking it anymore. Advice?
You don't say what your properties are but I also use CJ leave in and in that dew point I would have to use CJ CIAB plus a gel, KCCC, DC LDG, or Curls Goddess Curls. In lower dew points I eliminate the CIAB and just use a small amount of gel over my CJ Beauticurls leave in.
You don't say what your properties are but I also use CJ leave in and in that dew point I would have to use CJ CIAB plus a gel, KCCC, DC LDG, or Curls Goddess Curls. In lower dew points I eliminate the CIAB and just use a small amount of gel over my CJ Beauticurls leave in.
Originally Posted by CurlyInParadise
I have 2c/3a hair about elbow-length. It's very low density because it breaks easily, although that's getting better. I don't really understand porosity so I'm not sure about that, but it floats (which would indicate low porosity) and it's bumpy (which would indicate high porosity). It takes a few hours to dry. I want to use as few products as possible due to cost and because I have to be at work early and I want it to dry quickly.
If I had to ask fellow high porous curlies they would say they hate high dews. But my hair loved it and it was rather obvious on touch and looks, my boyfriend never notices the amount of curls but when we changed places with the first place having 60+ dews and the second barely 50 at night he said my curls were tighter. I showed him a picture of a 3a and a 2c and he classified me a 3a on high dews and a 2c on low. It's a bummer though because my home has very low dews making my curls to frizz. Lol I jokingly said I would love to live there. It was obvious that my hair didn't dried up as soon as in my place.

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M+C/ii, high porosity, medium elasticity, growing out color and heat damage.
2C/3A Botticelli/Corkicelli.Color Treated
M/C, Medium/High Por, Normal Elast. Medium Density
CO: Conditioner with Wheat Protein and Aloe, Tresemme Naturals NM
DET/RO/LI: GNC Avocado And Shea Butter Conditioner
GEL: WELLA New wave gel rock & hold
DT: Gliss Untimate Volume+Coconut Oil

HG
Goal: WL when curly
CG since Feb 2014
Geek chic,
I know this is an old post but I just wanted to let you know that , I took your advice and added just a tiny bit of olive oil to my hair before my gel. My dewpoint today is the same as my last shampoo day but I don't have nearly the amount of frizz!
I'm still working on my protein/moisture balance but I'm getting there!

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