“Boat hair, don’t care!”
Being out in the wind, sun, salt air and salt water can definitely take its toll on hair. And despite what we say about “don’t care,” most of us do. And so we go nuts trying to correct the damage — or end up cutting our hair far shorter than we want just to get rid of the damaged portion.
If you’ve read many articles here, you’ll know that I greatly prefer avoiding a problem to fixing one. One of my mantras is “preventive maintenance beats emergency repairs” — and that doesn’t apply solely to boat mechanics.
In this case, it’s a pre-treatment for my hair called Hair Voodoo, which was designed by and for boaters, swimmers, and divers to prevent that “straw hair” before it even starts.
- Spray a little in wet or dry hair and comb it through or work it in with your hands. You don’t need much!
- Hair Voodoo will stay in your hair, actively protecting it, until you wash it out with shampoo. Salt and fresh water won’t remove it. So after a day of wind, sun and salt water, just give your hair a quick freshwater rinse to get the salt out. Only shampoo when you need to, condition as usual, then add another spritz of Hair Voodoo.
- Unisex and all-ages: there’s no scent and it’s safe for kids.
I have been using Hair Voodoo for over a month now — and being summer, I’m in the water nearly every day and well as just plain “living outside” in the sun and wind. It is working much better than my old system of periodically deep conditioning my straw-like hair and trying to repair the damage that this lifestyle does. I have far fewer split ends and less broken hair and my hair just feels better. Using a light spray, my hair does not feel greasy.
Disclaimer: I was given a bottle of Hair Voodoo by the company to try — it’s a new product and they wanted feedback as well as exposure. Nicole, one of the owners of the company, was emphatic about wanting an honest opinion on it as they begin marketing. Further, I don’t get anything on sales . . . but I will be buying more for myself!
Right now, Hair Voodoo is only sold on Facebook, on the company’s page. It’s $20 for a bottle that will last for 20 – 30 applications (a two to three month supply unless you have extremely long hair).
- Buy Hair Voodoo on Facebook (once there, click on the picture of the bottle to start the purchase process) IMPORTANT: this link is currently ONLY working on desktop, not mobile.
Note: if you go looking for their Facebook page, it’s hairvooodoo (note the extra “o” in the middle!)
The company hopes to be selling the product on Amazon later this year.