Why do you stop using a leave-in during the summer?

I think I've read this three or four times lately on different posts, and I don't understand. (Although I'm ready to try anything since the humidity - and my frizz level - is on the rise again!)

I thought I read somewhere that your hair frizzes up 'looking' for more moisture...and that if it had enough moisture to begin with, it would have a fighting chance of not frizzing. So why does ditching the leave-in when it gets warmer help the frizz factor? And what (if anything) should I use in place of it? Normally I use I spray-on leave in by Aveda, but lately (thanks to the gazillion-page thread ) I started on the GF C&S.
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I think (others may correct me) that if your hair is in good condition, that most people tend to go with "lighter" or "less" products in the summer. I believe the reasoning has to do with the air generally being dryer in the winter time. I'm sure there are some who use a leave-in all year round.
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I read somewhere on this board last summer that using a leave-in in the summer is like using a heavy cream on your skin in the summer. Your skin will feel dirty and coated and your hair will appear the same way. I don't remember if there was anything about frizz. Anyway, I'm one of those people who use a leave-in year round. I do use less product in the summer though, mostly because too much product will give me a coated feeling.
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Some folks need less moisture in the summer.

I still needed a leave in. I just didn't need as heavy a formula or as much product.
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I still use a leave-in. I think some people worry about their hair getting weighed down in the summer, so they skip the leave-in. For me, the humidity makes my curls spring up, so they actually don't get weighed down as easily as in the winter.
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Since I live in UT where the desert/savanna only gets above 20% humidity when it rains & is known for its great snow skiing (dry powder), I use a moisturizing leave-in year-round.
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It's humid here in summer and my hair doesn't seem to need as much moisture. Also, a leave-in tends to lessen the hold of my styling product, and in summer weather I need all the hold I can get.
It's humid here in summer and my hair doesn't seem to need as much moisture. Also, a leave-in tends to lessen the hold of my styling product, and in summer weather I need all the hold I can get.
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Same here.
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Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

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