Give your feet a beauty treatment….while relaxing on the beach!
- 2 tbsp. suntan oil
- 2 tbsp. dry sand
- Combine ingredients; mix well
- Massage the mixture onto feet for a few minutes
- Let sit for 10 minutes
- Rinse with water
It’s not news that the sun and salt water of the ocean causes damage to hair and skin….yet we still love it so much! I refuse to give up my trip to the beach each summer in the name of keeping my locks from drying out (and I am sure a lot of you out there feel the same way!) so I’ve decided to share some of my favorite beach beauty products as well as beach beauty tips that I follow and have found.
Yes, the beach is the absolute perfect place to get sexy tousled beach wavy hair but it’s also the place that can leave hair ending up super dry and knotty (especially for those that swim!).
I’ve learned the hard way (unfortunately on more than one occasion) that the way you wear your hair when swimming in the waves makes all the difference between coming out of the ocean with manageable locks and coming out of the ocean with knotty disastrous locks.
I’m a big fan of the lazy messy bun on top of the head look but have found that this is absolutely NOT a winner for swimming in the ocean. This has personally caused me the biggest and knottiest mess out of all the ways I’ve ever warn my hair while swimming. The beating of the waves and the drying salt water just wreak havoc on my hair when I wear it like this and I always end up with a big knotty mess (and that’s after fighting to get my hair tie out). I will never wear my hair like this to swim ever again….ever.
There’s always the option of wearing your hair down too. This one isn’t my favorite but it is certainly doable. The only downside for this one for me is that I find you can still end up with knotty/tangled hair if you have longer hair (especially nearer to the bottom of my hair). I can usually remedy this problem though by applying detangling conditioner to my hair after getting out of the ocean.
My favorite way to wear my hair when swimming and the one that causes the least disastrous results is the braid. I’ve worn my hair in one big braid down my back or in two side braids (the more childish/cute look of the two) and have always been able to swim without exiting the ocean with a big rat’s nest coming out of my head.
Recipe for Fool Proof Ocean Braid/Braids
*I normally tote a little spray bottle of either leave in conditioner or a little bottle with some Aussie conditioner in it that I use for my hair after swimming in my beach bag. I swear by the Aussie conditioner for after swimming because if there is any bit of tangle in my hair it instantly banishes it. I also always shower after a day on the beach so between swimming and sitting on the beach and actually making my way to the shower it gives the conditioner plenty of time to soak into my hair leaving it super soft and smooth when I wash it out in the shower.
*If you don’t plan on showering right after the beach, apply less conditioner so your hair doesn’t look dull and overly weighed down when it dries. I apply a lot but that’s because I wash it out before going out.
Here are some more tips for caring for your hair after spending a day (or two, or three or four, or more) at the beach:
My Favorite Beach Hair Products
Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep Conditioner
Alterna Bamboo Color Care UV+ Fade-Proof Fluide
This was by far my favorite beach waves hair spray that I’ve ever tried and used. Why this product was discontinued I will never know or understand :(
This spray had the most amazing smell. I remember anytime I used it people around me would constantly ask me what I was wearing that smelled so good. It didn’t just smell good – it worked!
This product gave me beautiful beachy hair without feeling gross, dirty and like there was a pound of product build up on my hair. It also added shine to it and didn’t dull out my hair (like the bumble and bumble surf spray does to me).
Oh how I wish this would return…..I would buy it in bulk!