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Old 05-28-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
 
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I currently live the the humidity capital of the world...Mississippi. After years of battling the humidity and trying to straighten my hair, I have given in to my hairs inner chaos....I have gone curly and LOVING IT! I still battle humidity but who cares.

Anyways, I am going to visit my parents in the desert southwest. I grew up there but it has been a while and last time I loved the no humidity becasue my hair stayed straight. So no that I am CG, what do I need to expect?

Other than my hair actually being able to air dry!!!
Any advise on products? I co-wash daily, leave in daily and there is no such thing as 2nd day hair!
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:39 AM   #2
 
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limit glycerin in your hair products...or your hair will feel extra dry in the dry climate.
Maybe keep it more moisturized-- use thicker conditioner.
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:21 PM   #3
 
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Use more products that provide more moisture and stay away from humectants. I would also be prepared for a looser curl pattern. And maybe bring a harder hold gel.
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No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:34 PM   #4
 
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Ditto Sunshine on the looser curls. I'm always amazed at how tighter my curls are during a rainstorm!
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:03 PM   #5
 
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Yeah, I wouldn't use glycerin, at least not straight. I don't know about honey mixed into whatnot. I don't use it unless it's in hot tea. And though some people LOVE aloe Vera, I don't, unless it's not the only ingredient....

So, with that in mind, my hair really likes (this is a mouthful that I hope I get right) Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Ginkgo Moisturizing Jelly.

It also likes Kinky Curly Curling Custard.

My hair esp likes a hat that covers everything & since my neck is bare, due to my short cut or when it was long & up, there's a tail to the hat that covers my neck. No more sunburns & fried hair for me.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:40 PM   #6
 
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Knitty--I have no suggestions for you, just stopping by and feeling your pain on hair in Mississippi! I went to Ole Miss, whew! Big hair!!!!
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