I finally feel like I have a moment to breathe here. May has been another busy month as we were gearing up for our trip last week. Now the trip is behind me, and I for one am very happy to be back home.
Anyway, while I was in Maryland, I stumbled on an interesting fact about my hair and how it reacts to humidity. I hadn’t really put a whole lot of thought into how my curls react to humidity or no humidity other than noticing I needed to change my shampooing/conditioning products once I had moved to Colorado. However, the first day I washed my hair back in Maryland this past week, I noticed a HUGE thing right away. My hair needs (read: desperately longs for, will die without it, demands) extra moisture when I’m in a humid climate. This doesn’t really make sense to me since humidity is essentially just moisture in the air. But my hair not only exploded with volume, it got frizzy in the “I need water” kind of way. I thought it was maybe just that I hadn’t put in enough styling product, but by the third time I had washed my hair there, I knew it was more than that. I doubled the amount of argan oil I typically use and that actually made a huge difference! I went from feeling like my hair was super dry to nice and shiny and soft voluminous hair!
Now, if I had tried to put that much oil in my hair back here in Colorado, my hair would have become an oil slick! On the other hand, I realized that I need half if not less than half as much oil or moisture in my hair products while living here in Colorado. One guess that I have as far as why I need less moisture here is because my scalp tries to compensate for the lack of moisture in the air by producing more oil. Then it would be the opposite for curly hair in a humid climate; your scalp doesn’t produce as much oil because there is so much moisture in the air. I don’t know though, I’m just guessing! This is just what would make sense to me.
Okay, so good brands for those living with curly hair in a humid climate
**Basically, anything that’s made for curly hair and/or says is super moisturizing (and still try to stay clear of sulfates and extra stuff except for when you need to get rid of product build up in your hair)
Good brands for drier climate
Marc Anthony curl line
Hair Food by Clairol