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    Default Humidity Help!!!!

    Please tell me the best products at helping hair survive 100% humidity. I think cones are usually optimal, but those aren't working in my level of humidity. I pretty much have to doggie paddle when I go outside, it's that humid. I'm so tired of frizz - please help!
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    Without my dehumidifier I'd be walking around with a giant dandelion instead of my hair, these days. I make sure I stay in the same room when my hair Is drying.

    I'm also slicking my wispies with jojoba oil, which is a bit unusual for somebody with an oily scalp like mine, but... Whatever works.
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    I'll definitely be watching for recs, too. It's just a horrible, thick, hot, gooey atmosphere every.single.day. It doesn't matter if I use gel, leave-in, cream, butter-hair starts ok but ends up as brittle-feeling straw. This year seems worse than ever...I've been meaning to go back to flax gel. Not a strong hold, but I always remember it controlling frizz while being soft, but definitely not defined. Sorry. No help here.

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    Oooh I wish... I wish I had the answer to that one!
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    I deal with high humidity where I live and the only thing that helps me is a good gel. In high humidity, it's key to not touch your hair at all while it's drying and to only scrunch out the crunch after it's completely dry. If I scrunch too soon, then my hair frizzes up.

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    my hair only frizzes when it wants more moisture, (which is all the time) even if it's raining, so more deep conditioning is all that helps.

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    I found that silicones actually gave me more frizz from drying out my hair. Once I grew all that mess out my frizz level dropped to nothing I cared about. That was in SW Florida. I find now that my hair really likes the humidity and it gives me volume over frizz. Dry climate makes it limp with flyaways.

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    I used to live right on the edge of the Okefenokee--miss my friends there, do NOT miss the weather : P I never figured out what would make my hair behave in that weather. Braids seemed to do a little better for me than buns in containing the frizz, but I'd still always have a little mini-halo of baby hairs standing right up from my scalp.

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    Default Re: Humidity Help!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by blackgothicdoll View Post
    Please tell me the best products at helping hair survive 100% humidity. I think cones are usually optimal, but those aren't working in my level of humidity. I pretty much have to doggie paddle when I go outside, it's that humid. I'm so tired of frizz - please help!
    You’d do good with a heavy cream leave-in.

    I use Africa’s pride coconut oil and Baobab leave-in. That stuff is really sticky, but it gets the job done. It’s sticky enough to where humid doesn’t reactivate it once it’s settled. If you’re okay with a product cast, that’s a pretty good one. Cheap too.

    Flaxseed gel is my next one. But it leaves an even worse cast than the Africa’s pride leave in. But again, if you’re cool with a cast try it out.

    Design Essentials curl forming custard. Again, this one makes a cast.

    These are the ones I use, but essentially it’s gonna come down to your technique. Idk if you’re doing Wash n Go’s, or bunning, or twisting/braiding. If you’re mostly keeping your hair out, I’d try shingling. If you can evenly coat your curls with it, it’ll weigh them down enough to keep all the strands laying evenly. If you’re rocking twists/braids, just apply some product where most of the frizz forms the night before, and then tie your hair down. The next morning should be at least somewhat decent in terms of frizz and humidity.
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    Default Re: Humidity Help!!!!

    What about mineral oil or blue magic? Blue magic always works great to get my frizzy ends under control
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