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.Growing out color/heat damage
M/C, Low/Medium/High Por, Normal Elast. Medium Density
LP: INSIGHT DAMAGED HAIR Restructurizing Shampoo
CO: Generic protein conditioner, Hair Academy Deep Cleansing CO
DET/RO/LI: GNC Avocado And Shea Butter Conditioner +/mask,
Styler: Schwarzkopf Taft Fixing GelWellaflex Instant Volume Boost Mousse
DT: EVOO, C.O

HG
Goal: WL when curly
CG since Feb 2014
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Last edited by Fimu; 04-06-2015 at 02:23 PM.
Boo, that stinks. Friction is no match for mostly anything that we could put in our hair.
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Last edited by Fimu; 04-06-2015 at 02:23 PM.
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, low density, high porosity hair

SM Curl & Shine Shampoo
SM Curl & Shine Conditioner
As I Am Coconut CoWash
SM JBCO Shampoo
CD Hair Milk Cleansing Conditioner
Aphogee 2-Minute Reconstructor
Marula Oil
Argan Oil
Coconut Oil
JBCO
UFD SuperCurl
UFD Curly Magic
CRN Almond Jai Twisting Butter

F.Y.I. I do happen to use more than these products listed in my hair. Which is why, the products I use are subject to change.
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Last edited by Fimu; 04-06-2015 at 02:19 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 - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, YTBbs
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: Ouidad Climate Control, SS Firm Hold Gel
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquats, parabens
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Last edited by Fimu; 04-06-2015 at 02:27 PM.
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.Growing out color/heat damage
M/C, Low/Medium/High Por, Normal Elast. Medium Density
LP: INSIGHT DAMAGED HAIR Restructurizing Shampoo
CO: Generic protein conditioner, Hair Academy Deep Cleansing CO
DET/RO/LI: GNC Avocado And Shea Butter Conditioner +/mask,
Styler: Schwarzkopf Taft Fixing GelWellaflex Instant Volume Boost Mousse
DT: EVOO, C.O

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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