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Katieboo 11-12-2012 10:28 PM

Traveling curly (beach resort w/pools)
I've been using the naturally curly method for about 4 years now, and never had an issue, my hair has been happy and healthy aside from a product here or there that it didn't get along with (primarily Jessicurl products.)

Here's my problem, I'm leaving in a week to go to a beach resort where I will be 1) in ocean/salt water and 2) in heated pools and hot tubs. This presents me with 2 problems, first, I am going with my bf and his extended family, so I do not want to wear a swim cap, so I need help with what to use to get salt and chlorine out, and how often, and second, I am only taking carry on bags, so whatever I buy, I need to buy in travel or trial sizes.

Can anyone help, please? :sad9:

GracieMK 11-13-2012 07:05 AM

Not sure about actual product recommendations (I'm new ;)) but you can buy small airplane size containers at Target or Walmart and fill them with your own product so you don't have to buy all trial.

My stylist has told me that before you get in a chlorine pool to wet you hair and then put a leave in before you get in. I'm also guessing you will want to DT with lots of moisture after the ocean.

oh.hi.its.steph 11-13-2012 01:49 PM

To best prevent chlorine damage, you need a chelating product (contains EDTA). For me, Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine is perfect: cheap, smells good and comes in a big bottle! Before swimming, I wet my hair, load it up with SNES, then braid or bun it so it's tucked away. Afterwards, I rinse my hair clean using SNES again to remove any chlorine my hair absorbed. It keeps my hair soft and shiny with no dryness or build-up :)

Katieboo 11-13-2012 02:18 PM

Thanks both of you, I didn't even think of just portioning my bottles off into smaller ones, as far as the suave conditioner goes, I've never seen that one in stores near me before, what store do you normally find it in? Also, does anyone know if the suave daily clarifying shampoo will strip out chlorine? I hate to HAVE to use shampoo, but worst case scenario, I want to have a back up. Thanks again!

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