Dave has long hair. It’s also very fine and curly. It tangles, it get frizzy in humidity, and in short, it’s a nightmare to comb.
It got so bad when we lived aboard our previous boat that Dave finally cut it off. Easier to deal with maybe, but it wasn’t him. So he started growing it again . . .
And then Dave discovered Leave-In Conditioner — it does a better job of keeping his hair manageable than any other conditioner he’s used, he can use it every day (or even twice a day if we swim) and doesn’t use a bit of extra water!
Actually, it was LaDonna on Beagle Knot (where we spent 10 days aboard in the USVI) who gave us some to use — and Dave is now hooked. The one she had — and which we now use — is Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-In Cream, available in 3-packs on Amazon (click here to see/buy).
And while my hair isn’t as long as Dave’s and it’s straight, it works really well on mine too. Between the two of us, we go through one bottle every five to six weeks. Bonus: it contains a sunscreen which keeps my white hair (really wish I could still call it “gray”) from burning and turning funny colors. Actually, the sunscreen will help protect any color hair (or colored hair) from sun damage.
You can use it on wet or dry hair — put a dab on your hand, rub your hands together, run them through your hair, then comb. Don’t rinse. It doesn’t make your hair look greasy; it’s not noticeable at all.
Meets my idea of a great boat product: works better than anything else, we can both use it, and doesn’t require extra water!
P.S. For really windy days when Dave’s hair still gets tangled, he’s now discovered Mane ‘n Tail Detangler — it also works on dry hair. Spray it on before trying to through tangles. Available in most health & beauty departments and on Amazon.