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Vacation Natural Hair Regimen

Vacation Natural Hair Regimen

So for the 10 days I was away, I 

  • baggied about 7 nights with a conditioner I bought down in Mex.
  • washed with shampoo daily, which was rough on my hair.
  • bunned a lot in the mornings, and did wash n gos after diving/beaching/snorkeling.
  • tried a braidout one night, but it was pointless down in that humidity.  Even my wash n gos turned into a mess.
  • learned the bun on the top of my head was the best choice style-wise for this trip.



Totally forgot to take hair pics, but here are some shots:

Lessons learned: 

  • Don’t attempt anything cute, the Mexican climate will wreck it.
  • Buns are ALWAYS my BFF
  • Shampooing daily, SUCKS
  • Baggying a Conditioner overnight is great.  Soft hair that doesn’t feel salt/chlorine/shampoo ravaged is the result
  •  Don’t bring tons of accessories.  All I used were 2 scarfs, the hat and the flower.

We’re going back to Mexico in August and I’m better prepared to handle my hair:

  • Bringing a comb and conditioner in a tube (not bottle) with me on dive days to immediately rinse/condition and either bun or wash n go my hair after the dives (the dive shop totally didn’t mind us showering there, had I known I would’ve brought my supplies!)
  • Buy a natural shampoo because shampooing daily is super harsh

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Jennifer Kennedy

Wednesday 16th of June 2010

Well, I was frustrated with my hair this Sunday. It felt extremely dry and straw-like. I did try the baggie method, with damp hair, coconut oil, and kinky kurly and it came out pretty soft. I need to figure out what when wrong for my hair to be that dry!

Dani @ OK, Dani

Tuesday 15th of June 2010

kukaberry - have fun in florida, yeah buns and conditioner were key for me. Enjoy, and let me know how your hair fares after the vacay.

Jennifer - At home every now and then I'll "baggy" with my dry hair slathered in coconut oil overnight. During vacay my hair was damp and slathered in conditioner (so it was more like a deep conditioning). I dunno if there's a truly "correct" way of doing all this hair stuff...it's kinda what works for you. How did your hair feel when you baggied?

Jennifer Kennedy

Tuesday 15th of June 2010

Just wondering how do you baggie? Do you sleep with your hair damp, wet, or dry?? I attempted to do a baggie once last week, but I wasn't sure if I was doing it correctly.

kukaberry

Monday 14th of June 2010

This is great. I'm going to Florida in a few weeks and I was clueless about how I would wear my hair but I love buns. So thanks. Not looking forward to all the shampooing but if I'm going to be swimming every day in chlorine, I will have to. :-(

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