Why is it my 3A hair looks its best after a swim in the sea ? Does that mean I need more minerals?
I live in the Caribbean so the humidity level is high here. Is it possible my hair's too hydrated and I need more salt in my products? My hair's between 3A and some 3B.
Hmm, that's interesting. Salt water is known to leach out the moisture in your hair...so it's probably sucking out the humidity in your locks. While this can be a great look (we all want those beach waves) it can be damaging in the long run. Here's a great article that I think will help you. http://www.sheknows.com.au/beauty-and-love/articles/960139/is-the-beach-bad-for-your-hairYou can make salt water products for your hair, but sure to condition your hair on a regular basis so it doesn't dry it out too much.
I find that for my 2C curls my hair works best with products that have a liquid formula because it's very light once it dries. I feel like ocean water has a similar effect because the consistency is similar. You could try making your own sea salt spray by adding a little bit of gel and sea salt to a spray bottle of water. Or a liquid formula product that works well for me is Infusium's leave in conditioner. Here's a video I made for the sea salt recipe:http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/wavy-hair-type-2/diy-sea-salt-spray
idk why but salt water makes wavy/curly hair look better. They sell salt sprays for hair at most stores they might be less damaging than actual salt water ( I could be wrong though)