Humectants On Natural Hair And Weather

Humectants on natural hair and weather during any seasons. Humid weather Vs Dry weather

Everyone needs to know what happens on hair. Some people see changes on hair during summer or winter and they do not know why. So today I will tell you why and what you can do to keep a healthy hair no matter which season.

It is not really about humidity but relative humidity that indicate the dew point.

The dew point is the atmospheric temperature (varying according to pressure and humidity) below which water droplets begin to condense and dew can form according “Google”.

So if you look at the temperature before styling your hair, do not look at the humidity one, but the dew point.

Dew Points temperature you must know :

  • Humidity condition : 60F to 80F
  • Optimal condition : 40F to 60F
  • Dry/ arid condition : Less than 40F

Let’s talk about humectants functions :

  • Absorbs Water from air which keeps hair hydrated
  • Slow down the rate at which water evaporates from hair

Now let’s talk about different temperatures conditions and what you should do.

  • Dry / Arid Condition

When glycerin is used during this condition, glycerin struggles to find enough water in the air to properly hydrate itself because it needs water to bind to itself. But before, glycerin will slow down evaporation of water from hair, then it will be difficult for the glycerin to absorb the small amount of water from the arid air. Once, all water is consumed from air, glycerin in hair product will then remove the available water from the product itself and then from the hair itself. All because glycerin needs to stay hydrated.

Therefore, glycerin takes moisture from hair.

Solution

You may use glycerin but it may lead to dryness so,

  1. Use glycerin when washing your hair
  2. Use multiple layers of products. You may use the C.L.C methods or L.C.O method
  3. Use medium to thick conditioners to style hair and seal with oils or butters
  4. Use products with low level of glycerin

I do not recommend to avoid glycerin, you may end up with very dry hair faster cause air is dry.

 

  • Humid condition

Glycerin attracts the water to hair, so slow down the drying process. But after a while, the hair will become over moisturized because it would be saturated of water. So you will have your hair feeling sticky, frizzy, and over soft.

Solution

  1. Use glycerin when washing your hair
  2. Avoid glycerin when styling hair

If you want to use glycerin, style hair damp or dry and use products that do not contain water such as gels, butters and oils

 

  • Optiomal condition

This is a perfect temperature to use any products with glycerin. You hair will love it and thank you.

 

You may also watch the video of this post down bellow.

LOV…XOX

About the Author: Josiphia Rizado

Black Hair coach, Relationship coach, Chemical Engineer, Hair Products Expert and Entrepreneur. Love helping and sharing with others.

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