Beach no-no?

Sooo it's been hot enough to enjoy the beach here in Miami since like March and I'm finally ready. I can't think of a better day to hit South Beach than my first Mother's Day!

Anywho, I am weary of certain ingredients and there reaction to salt water. I want to know if any of you've had problems with glycerin or styling gel.
I plan to put my conditioner and put my hair in a protective style but want to know about the gel because I still want to look cute lol.

Also, I want to hear from others what they do to there hair before the beach or pool, things that did or DIDNT work.

My hair is stretched right now, so tomorrow I'm going to put conditioner(vo5 ocean refresh) and grapeseed oil on and do faux hawk with the ends tucked and a pompadour in the front. Is that good enough?
My experience with the ocean + hair products, is that it all just washes out. Salt is a natural cleanser and is going to take product out of the hair as far as I believe. Depending on how much swimming you'll do your hairstyle might just come out (if pinned). Usually when swimming I braid my hair and bring a bandana or big stretched band and call it a day. Adding leave ins or oil to the hair do help prevent it getting dried out from the salt. Also I like to throw on a big floppy beach hat most days to avoid my hair getting too much heat from the sun.

Have fun!

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