Friday, February 2, 2018

Hair Care and the RV Woman

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RV Travel: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
    As a traveler you want your hair to be clean, carefree, flattering and, most of all, healthy. The problem with travel is that you go from drenching humidity to the bone-dry desert, from searing sun to sticky sea water.  

    From one day to the next you’re in the pool, then sweating in the fitness center or cramming your hair into a helmet for zip-lining. You want  to look good for dinner tonight in the campground lodge but your shampoo doesn’t work right with this campground’s  hard water.  

Here are tips on managing your mane on RV trips.

    * Lucky you when your RV has its own shower. No matter where you’re hooked up, this easily installed shower head gives you filtered, softened water. It’s said to be good for 10,000 gallons before you replace the cartridge. 

    .* The website Fabulous 40 and Beyond says:  before jumping in the pool, wet your hair thoroughly. Hair that is already soaked will absorb less of the chlorinated water.

    * Some waterproof sunscreens are so greasy you can’t get them out of your hair with regular shampoo. If nothing else works try Dawn dish-washing soap, say some experts, but be careful to keep it out of your eyes. After all, they use Dawn to rescue birds from oil slicks.


    * Does the swimming pool give you green hair? Triswim anti-chlorine shampoo is said to remove both chlorine and bromine, which is used in hot tubs. 

    * Protect your hair and scalp from harsh sun by wearing a hat, but be sure your ears are protected. In sunny Australia they see an increase in skin cancer on the ears of women who wear baseball caps, which don’t protect the ears. 

    * Sweep your hair into a ponytail to get it out of the way when you’re active, but don’t pull too hard says You risk damage when hair is under constant tension. Elastics can also break or damage hair. Use only snag-free elastic bands without metal connectors, say these experts.

    * If your hair has static cling, run a dryer sheet over it as you comb or brush. 

    * Hair spray and perfume don’t cut it when your hair is soaked in smoke from the campfire. Wear a hat while cooking. Then use a spray-in dry shampoo.   You might also fluff baking soda into your hair and then brush it out completely.

    * A Coral Velvet turban towel stays in place to dry your hair and keep your head warm as you make the walk back to your campsite from the campground showers. 

    * Just spray it in, style and go when you use a leave-in hair product. This one is not only a leave-in conditioner but is called a repair and treatment.

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