Summer isn't technically here, but it's close enough, so it's time we start talking about HUMIDITY.
Now, if you're new to the Live Curly, Live Free world, you might be dreading this time of year. Heat, humidity, you're thinking that all means FRIZZ, right?
Not at all. You just need to adjust your daily routine a bit. The most important thing to know is that humidity has little impact on how our hair acts and responds. What does make a difference is the dew point, which we go into detail on in the Live Curly Live Free e-book. The dew point is the true measure of the amount of moisture in the air:
- If the dew point is 45°F or below, then there isn't much moisture in the air and your curls will need some help with an extra dose of leave-in conditioner.
- If the dew point is 45°F-60°F, there is a normal amount of moisture in the air and you can go about your normal routine.
- If the dew point is above 60°F, it will start to feel humid. The higher the dew point,
the more moisture is in the air, so the less leave-in conditioner you'll need!
Pay attention to the dew point and start playing around with the amount of product you use. Soon you'll figure out what works best when, and you'll spend less time fussing with your hair and more time playing with your curls.
Live Curly, Live Free, The e-book, is available for Kindle, iPad and Nook formats. In it, Curl Whisperer Tiffany Anderson-Taylor tells us all we need to know to have healthy, happy curls.