Thursday, February 26, 2009

HOW TO LOVE YOUR LOCKS AT THE BEACH

On a recent trip to Barbados I could not help but notice how women (tourists) handle their hair. Ladies, I was in shock! Poor hair, treated like the badly behaved stepchild. Pulling, tugging and just plain old lack of love. Don’t worry, though. Here is everything you need to know to make sure your luscious locks survive that next trip to the beach.

O.K., there you are in paradise, and you are working it on the beach. You exit the water and in slow motion you reach for your beach bag. NOOOOOOOO, stop. Here's how it’s done.

FIRST, A BEACH BAG CHECK LIST

Large wide-tooth comb (any will do).

Hair mask in travel-size container (try Kerastase Age Recharge).

Leave-in conditioner spray in travel-size bottle (Matrix Biolage Sunsorials Protective Hair or Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisture Mist).

Water in travel-size spray bottle.

Fabric ponytail holders (no rubber or metal threads).

Fabric hair bands (go to Eva Scrivo Salon’s Web site -- love them!!!)

Seashells for the ends of your hair (just kidding).

HOW TO CODDLE YOUR HAIR

Begin by misting your hair with plain water, followed with the leave-in conditioner. Comb your hair, starting with the ends and slowly working your way up to the roots. After combing, add more leave-in conditioner.

At this point, if you are going to leave the beach and do a little shopping, you can slip on a sexy hair band or slick your hair and put it in a high or low ponytail. If your hair needs a little more product for control, feel free to add a little of your favorite potion. But if you want to just lie on that towel, add a little hair mask for added protection and continue baking.

Now for hard-core sun sizzlers (like me), boy do I have the product for you. It’s Soleil Gelee Aqua-Proof Optimum. It’s a wet suit for the hair, by Kerastase, and it works. It’s best applied to damp hair. You can sun, swim and know that your hair is getting state-of-the-art protection from UV rays. The product looks and feels like a hair gel and can actually be used as one.



So here it is ladies and some gentlemen, your hair care routine for the beach.

I wish you healthy beach hair!!

AFG

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just want to tell you that I LOVE your blog. You are very talanted. I found your blog through googling Wella color touch. You have educated me more about hair...and I'm so looking forward to be a customer...soon.
Hanan

antonio gonzales said...

Thank you for your comment, its my pleasure to share my knowledge and help create beautiful hair.

AFG