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    Question Advice on minimizing hair damage during beach vacation?

    Dear LHC-ers,

    I'm going on a snorkeling/diving-holiday to Egypt, so for about two weeks I will

    a) dunk my head in saltwater on a daily basis
    b) have scarce time during the day to do something with my hair and probably I will just put a towel on it and/or wear it half-dry in a ponytail, very probably without a chance to wash out the salt till at least evening, back in the apartment

    I've just started caring about my hair three months ago and I can already see very good changes. I don't want to mess it up again...
    Do you guys have advice on handling your hair during a beach/sea-vacation? Is there something I can put on the hair in advance to protect it or something I can put on during the night? Will the saltwater be very damaging?

    I have to add, I have stopped using anything with "repair" in its name as well as anything with silicones... for the moment I use a shampoo and a conditioner both from natural cosmetic lines.

    Any help will be appreciated!

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    Default Re: Advice on minimizing hair damage during beach vacation?

    I read in a magazine a while ago that you can put deep conditioner into wet hair and tie it up in a bun when you go swimming at the beach. That way it protects it and I guess when you get back from snorkelling you can just rinse it out and your hair will be well conditioned.
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    Default Re: Advice on minimizing hair damage during beach vacation?

    The "condition before" trick does work! I was on swim team in highschool and it kept my hair from having any problems.. I also do that when I go to the beach, it works like a charm!
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    Default Re: Advice on minimizing hair damage during beach vacation?

    Bring lots of coconut oil. After swimming in the sea rinse your hair amply with fresh water, put the oil in, braid it! Next day precondition and repeat. This procedure saved me last summer when I spend two weeks camping at the mediterranean sea. I didn't use shampoo and conditioner at all but that was a personal preference.
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    Default Re: Advice on minimizing hair damage during beach vacation?

    Make sure you protect your hair from the sun. Wear a white hat, bandana or scarf on your head at all times (one that covers your scalp AND your hair). It might be worth the time to braid it too because it is tougher for water and sun to reach all of your hairs. And most importantly have fun on your trip!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscata View Post
    Make sure you protect your hair from the sun. Wear a white hat, bandana or scarf on your head at all times (one that covers your scalp AND your hair). It might be worth the time to braid it too because it is tougher for water and sun to reach all of your hairs. And most importantly have fun on your trip!
    Thank you everybody!
    Roscata, scarf on the head sounds reasonable.... do you happen to have a link to a "how-to"? You're talking to someone who can "do" two hairstyles, open and ponytail; and has no idea about style. I'm afraid to look extremely stupid without practicing opportunity.

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    Default Re: Advice on minimizing hair damage during beach vacation?

    How exciting! New hairdos are the funnest part of having long hair. Practice makes perfect so don't get discouraged.

    Here is my favorite braiding resource: Braiding Instructions and youtube tutorial.


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    Default Re: Advice on minimizing hair damage during beach vacation?

    When I go swimming, I always oil my hair pretty heavily beforehand then put it up in a protective style. Side braids are good because they're easy to re-do even when it's wet.

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    Default Re: Advice on minimizing hair damage during beach vacation?

    Thank you!! I think I'll start with the Arwen Braid from "The Two Towers".. ehm, I mean the Basic 3-Strand Braid.

    Do you know any how-to's for wrapping scarves, sheets, clothes around my head to protect my hair like you suggested, preferably in a stupid proof way?

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    Default Re: Advice on minimizing hair damage during beach vacation?

    This is a cool tutorial for different styles: how to wear scarves (3,4,5 and 6 are going to protect against the sun).


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