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Dew Point?

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:46 -- Melody

Hi Curlies!

It's been a minute, huh? Or "eh" as Jess would say :)

Hope your curls are poppin' and your day is beautiful! Today we're going to talk a bit about dew point. Now some of you are saying "Yes! Finally some information on dew point". And some of you are saying "What?!?!? Another thing to worry about on this Curly Hair Journey of ours!".

As we get better and better at dialing in healthy hair, we discover more and more factors that can play a role in getting good hair days more often than not. Now, what in the world is the dew point and how do we navigate this new territory? To put it simply, the dew point is the temperature at which water droplets (dew) start to form from the moisture in the air. But wait - there's more! Atmospheric pressure and humidity also play a role in this, and it can get a little complicated. But we got this far in the Curly Goal Method by being hair scientists, why stop now?

Why should we care about the dew point, you ask?

Well, many of us use products that contain humectants, like glycerin, that absorb or retain moisture. Sometimes this is a great thing, and sometimes it can lead to the frizz of a lifetime. Many times, we use the exact same products and techniques but get wildy different results from day to day. We blame it on the humidity but dew point is often the culprit. In ideal conditions, glycerin helps keep bouncy, moisturized curls but in the wrong conditions breakage and frizz can occur. The "ideal" conditions have a lot to do with the dew point.