Summer Neutrals
PinksoleOOTD :: Office Style

Hey guys! Today some of my blogger friends and myself started a Coast to Coast Summer Survival series, the first installment is all about surviving a Beach/Pool day. I tend to go to the beach more often and usually the only thing I am somewhat worried about is my HAIR. Even more so now that I wear it natural, I have really tight coils so I don’t want it to turn into a tangled mess and my low porosity hair is prone to dryness, needless to say that salt/chlorine water are my enemies. So this is how I get my hair ready for a pool/beach day.

Pre Beach/Pool:

  1. In my spray bottle I have a mix of water and this daily moisturizer by Thalia Waajid. Think 2 part water and 1 part moisturizer, I use this mix on a daily basis. So I spray this mixture in my hair to get it damped.
  2. I then apply my leave-in conditioner, I am currently loving this shea butter one by Savannah. The bottle is huge and it is worth every penny.
  3. I then seal my hair with Argan oil, I know most people prefer coconut oil but I found that lighter oils work better for me.
  4. I also make sure to fully detangle my hair, I just got this detangler brush and it is a game changer. It works for all hair types and I do notice less hair breakage when using it.
  5. I then proceed to do a protective style, I never wear my hair out at the beach, my go-to is the Halo Crown done with two flat twists.

Post Beach/Pool:

  1. First and foremost, I rinse my hair with water of course.
  2. I immediately shampoo and condition my hair. I just started using the Shea Moisture Low Porosity line and will report on that, but I’ve used and love this line my Verb that is very hydrating. I plan on alternating with the Verb and Shea Moisture line.
  3. I also always deep condition and use a heat cap to bring all the moisture back. Linking to my top 3 deep conditioner below.
  4. Then style as you usually do.

CCSummerSurvivalWeek3Caryl || Rachelle || Gina || Cyndi || Jo-Lynne

Follow through our coast-to-coast blog hop by heading north to Pennsylvania for JoLynne’s take on this week’s theme, or simply use the links above to meet each blogger in this series.


Summer Neutrals
PinksoleOOTD :: Office Style
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