Gimme all your winter hair tips!

So the temperatures are still in the 70's here, but I've noticed my hair is already starting to frizz up more and is not looking as nice as it did during the summer. Since I straightened for most of last winter, I'm pretty lost here. I've heard that moisture is more important in the winter and to not use a gel? Any wisdom you can offer me on this is appreciated!
2C/3A, fine, normal-high porosity, medium texture

Low Poo
- Cristophe Beverly Hills Purely Natural Daily Shampoo
Co-Wash- Suave Naturals Coconut (sometimes used as a leave-in)
Condish- LVPNG
Leave-ins- KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut, Garnier Sleek & Shine
Gels- Aldi Shique Gel, LA Looks Sport,
Enhancer- KCCC


bump - good question
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Experimenting with cones & sulfates while the dews are high.
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
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So the temperatures are still in the 70's here, but I've noticed my hair is already starting to frizz up more and is not looking as nice as it did during the summer. Since I straightened for most of last winter, I'm pretty lost here. I've heard that moisture is more important in the winter and to not use a gel? Any wisdom you can offer me on this is appreciated!
Originally Posted by Jessiness
i've heard the moisture part, but not about losing the gel. since dewpoints normally drop in winter i have read that humectants aren't needed, but pure moisture is. i would like some more clarification too, if anyone wants to chime in with more info.
Bumping up the amount of moisture you put in your hair during the winter is very important because there is not as much moisture present naturally in the atmosphere, and your hair will react to that.

I don't advocate using no gel, but you will most likely be able to use less gel. Typically, most curlies need far less hold in the winter than in the summer when there is more moisture in the air.
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Summer vs Winter: what to change with the seasons

Here you go. I found this post increidbly helpful.

fia 2C/3A-F-iii, sensitive to some proteins
CGish since 10-16-08
Low-poo: Yes to Carrots Daily Pampering Shampoo (1-2x/week)
Rinse outs: Yes to Carrots Pampering Mud Conditioner
Styling: a little bit of leave in and a little bit of KCCC, diffusing
Olive oil DTs, honey rinses in the summer
Summer vs Winter: what to change with the seasons

Here you go. I found this post increidbly helpful.
Originally Posted by mrl234
That was so helpful. Thanks so much for posting it!

I think mostly you have to make sure your hair gets enough moisture. I'm not currently using Leave-in conditioner, but I think I'm going to purchase a creamy, ultra-moisturizing one when the cold weather starts.
Curl Type: 2c-3a, Medium thickness, Normal Porosity
Weekly Low-poo: TJ Pure Castile Soap
Co-wash: V05 Strawberries and Cream
Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm (Possibly HG!), GF Triple Nutrition
Styling Products: CK, Re:coil, JCRR, JCCC, LALMHG, EcoStyler, SMU Spray Gel, Boots

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