Question about HUMIDITY

I have heard different experiences about the effects that humid weather has on hair. Overall, what does humidity do to curls in your opinion? That is to say, does humidity make curls curlier???

Thanks!
For me?
More curls
More frizz
Bigger, puffier

I like my hair MUCH better in the humidity. If you are highly frizz-intolerant you probably like dry air better. But I will take bigger and curlier over more controlled and smoother, any day.

My nemisis is not humidity, but wind. The wind hates my hair.
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!
Humidity makes my hair puffy and huge. The curls lose definition and fluff around everywhere, even if it is a wash day and has lots of product in it. Humidity is my enemy!
My hair and I both LOVE humidity. It gives me more curl, more definition, more volume. Yes, it can give me frizz sometimes but I don't mind some frizz.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
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If the air is cool but humid, I get really fat fuzzy curls without much definition.

However, if it is just plain hot and humid I get gorgeous ringlets. I get frizz too, but I don't mind.
3a with some 2c thrown in
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Currently Loving:
Shampoo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni 50:50

Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Smoothing, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

Leave-in: CJ Beauticurls Leave-in

Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

Stylers -CJ Curl Queen, CJ CCCC Lite, CJ CIAB, CJ Pattern Pusha, Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam, Mop-C Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, KCCC
LOVE IT!

It makes my hair into beautifully defined ringlets, with tons of bounce. I want to live in a state bordering the gulf of mexico just for this reason. I love hot and humid weather, and so does my hair and skin.
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I hate humidity with a passion, as does my hair. I don't notice any effect on my curls as such (ie neither more nor less curly) but it gives me hideous frizz and a bit too much expansion.
Thank God I live in a very dry climate.
3b in South Australia.
I seem to have more frizz now that its winter. I don't get it. Can somebody also explain why humectants are supposed to be better in the summer?
High humidity = frizz for me, but I've learned to not fight the frizz, it doesn't bother me too much. To be honest, I don't know what my curls look like in a dry climate, so I can't really compare the two.
I seem to have more frizz now that its winter. I don't get it. Can somebody also explain why humectants are supposed to be better in the summer?
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
It may be your hair reaching out for moisture. Lack of humidity can pull the moisture from your hair. Before I learned what products to use dyring the dry, cold winter--I had to use gel to keep my curls from loosening. I live outside of Philly. We've had a dry, cold winter. I gave up gel again in October. Last year, I had to restart it when we got the really low dewpoints. Not this year.

I was in Florida last weekend. It POURED every day. My 3a/b curls were tight 3b curls. One day, they lost their definition--but the rest of the time they were pretty good. Still didn't use gel. I think it gives me more frizz, but we'll see what happens in the summer heat.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
Since I've discovered the right products to use, my hair LOVES humidity. I get much tighter, more defined curls.
Brooklyn, NY

Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
HG products:
Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

fotki pw= crrrls
My curls are tighter somewhat undefined but moisturized so I don't care about the lack of definition.

I have to agree with another poster that my true enemy is wind. I use to LOVE wind when I wore my hair straight. Now that I'm curly wind makes me
4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

SL APL BSL MBL
I seem to have more frizz now that its winter. I don't get it. Can somebody also explain why humectants are supposed to be better in the summer?
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
It may be your hair reaching out for moisture. Lack of humidity can pull the moisture from your hair. Before I learned what products to use dyring the dry, cold winter--I had to use gel to keep my curls from loosening. I live outside of Philly. We've had a dry, cold winter. I gave up gel again in October. Last year, I had to restart it when we got the really low dewpoints. Not this year.

I was in Florida last weekend. It POURED every day. My 3a/b curls were tight 3b curls. One day, they lost their definition--but the rest of the time they were pretty good. Still didn't use gel. I think it gives me more frizz, but we'll see what happens in the summer heat.
Originally Posted by kathymack
Thank You! I have thought the same thing. I'm in the process of trying to get more moisture in my hair b/c this winter has wreaked havoc on both my skin and my hair

I'm definitely attached to my gel b/c that's the only way my hair will last more than one day.
Thanks all for sharing your experiences! I'm moving to Austin this summer and wanted to have a heads up about how my hair might be reacting!

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