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Old 09-19-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
 
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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!
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bump - good question
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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!
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.
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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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Old 09-22-2009, 08:51 AM   #5
 
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Summer vs Winter: what to change with the seasons

Here you go. I found this post increidbly helpful.
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Summer vs Winter: what to change with the seasons

Here you go. I found this post increidbly helpful.
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.
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