Tip of the Week

Salt Water Hair

Love to dive but hate your messy hair afterwards. Here are a few tips for you.

Salt water is great for your skin as it helps to detox it, reduce swelling and treat wounds, among many other benefits. Maybe not so great for your hair if you are in it all the time. I find it I go for a dive and do not spend an extra couple of minutes sorting my hair after the dive it will take me a long time in the shower that night to get the havoc in my hair sorted.

The process actually starts when you wash your hair before the dive. Once you have washed your hair as usual, while it I still wet pop some hair condition in. The creamy type works best, I like CPR. Brush it though and then style your hair as usual.

So the pre work is done now for the dive. Before you head out get a 2l empty bottle of coke and fill it with hot water. Leave this on your dash board so that it will take the heat of the sun though the window and allow you to wash your hair in warmth when you get out of the water.

When you go diving I recommend the 2 hair band plat style. Pull your hair back low and tie it up. Then plat it and put another hair band in. This will keep it all together. After the gear dive head back to the car and undo your hair bands. You can then wash your hair out with your warm after. The leave in conditioner that you put on earlier will still be a bit in your hair. Add some more leave in conditioner, comb the leave in conditioner though with a wide tooth comb and towel dry your hair. You should now be looking beautiful and knot free.

The above is what I actually do but from a bit of research if you are brave enough apparently the below works well…. Give it a try and let me know how you go

  • For a post-beach DIY treatment, you can whip up a hair mask made out of lukewarm honey and buttermilk. The honey will restore moisture and shine, while the buttermilk will soothe dry locks and leave them silky.
  • For a major moisture-boost that will target split ends, whisk together two eggs, a few tablespoons of olive oil, half of a ripe avocado and 2 ounces of purified water. Work the mixture into hair with your fingertips, leave on for 10 minutes and then wash out.