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3C/4A Hair on the Beach in Savannah

I'm going to Tybee Island at the end of this month for my birthday. This is the first time since I've been completely natural that I'll be going. What precautions do I need to take for my hair type to avoid any damage. I've also colored my hair in the past week. :iroc:

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  • SmilingElephantSmilingElephant Posts: 666Registered Users
    I would recommend u take a moisturizing conditioner...like Tresseme Naturals with u. And u can us that to co wash and leave a tiny bit in for added moisture.

    At least thats what i do when im out of town or sleeping over at my friend's house. I also bring my gel so i only have two products when im away.

    HTH

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    2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
    RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals:nemo:, GVPCB
    Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
    Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

    Just discovering my hair likes protein! :dontknow:

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    For coloured hair use products containing coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides and panthenol. For UV protection wear a hair or a fabric product like a Buff, colour treated hair is at higher risk of damage than virgin hair.
    High UV Protection Buff

    Couple of ingredients can help reduce (but not eliminate) sun damage
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    Polyquaternium-59: Sun Protection for Your Curls
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • turquoisecurlsturquoisecurls Posts: 134Registered Users
    When I'm on Tybee I lightly coat my hair in conditioner to protect it from the salt water. Out the water I use a big goofy hat so the sun doesn't bleach my color :-) , Tresemme moisture helps restore when I get home to wash
    2c/3a cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
    LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
    Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • CurlyT2193CurlyT2193 Posts: 18Registered Users
    When I'm on Tybee I lightly coat my hair in conditioner to protect it from the salt water. Out the water I use a big goofy hat so the sun doesn't bleach my color :-) , Tresemme moisture helps restore when I get home to wash

    is there anyway to avoid or lessen the bleaching? I don't really have a small enough head for hats lol... I already planned on doing a leave in conditioner and coconut oil and shea butter to keep it semi tamed and out of my face.
  • CurlyT2193CurlyT2193 Posts: 18Registered Users
    For coloured hair use products containing coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides and panthenol. For UV protection wear a hair or a fabric product like a Buff, colour treated hair is at higher risk of damage than virgin hair.
    High UV Protection Buff

    Couple of ingredients can help reduce (but not eliminate) sun damage
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fjournal.scconline.org%2Fpdf%2Fcc2003%2Fcc054n02%2Fp00175-p00192.pdf" class="Popup
    Polyquaternium-59: Sun Protection for Your Curls

    So if I do a leave in conditioner, coconut oil and shea butter that should be good? and what's a buff?
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    CurlyT2193 wrote: »
    is there anyway to avoid or lessen the bleaching? I don't really have a small enough head for hats lol... I already planned on doing a leave in conditioner and coconut oil and shea butter to keep it semi tamed and out of my face.

    Using a barrier with a proven SPF is the only way to protect from UV bleaching, same as with skin. You can coat your hair with a high factor waterproof sunscreen or use a tightly woven/ UV resistant fabric. For reference 93% protection in a fabric is equivalent to sunscreen SPF 15.
    High UV Protection Buff
    CurlyT2193 wrote: »
    So if I do a leave in conditioner, coconut oil and shea butter that should be good? and what's a buff?

    What makes you think that? Should protect from the water a little, but conditioner oils and butter will give little protection from UV damage: unrefined shea butter and coconut oil have an SPF in the region of 2 if you use a thick enough layer, leave in conditioner no SPF at all. Water magnifies and reflects the rays so can increase UV exposure.

    Click the links in my previous post to see what a Buff is and which ingredients are proven to help reduce (but not eliminate) UV damage.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • CurlyT2193CurlyT2193 Posts: 18Registered Users
    Ok, I'm looking up different products now. Have you ever heard of California Baby? and Pythologie
  • CurlyT2193CurlyT2193 Posts: 18Registered Users
    Excuse me its Phythologie