What about long hair? - Page 2 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 45 Old 03-31-2009
Crazy Woman Boat Driver
 
Melrna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: New Bern NC
Posts: 807
Thanks: 16
Thanked 17 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Send a message via AIM to Melrna Send a message via Yahoo to Melrna
Like Eryka, I keep my hair braided up. When I wash it, I do a salt water wash and fresh water rinse. I leave in some hair conditioner to protect my hair from the sun. I usually wash my hair in the cockpit to keep my continuing falling out hair from clogging the drains. I have plastic strainers in both the shower and sink drains to keep from clogging up the pumps and hoses when I wash up.

Melissa Renee
Moondance
Catalina 445, Hull #90
Melrna is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 45 Old 03-31-2009
Big Chicken Baby
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 410
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Haven't gone cruising yet, but I have backpacked and camped for weeks a time where fresh water was a luxury.

If your hair is oily, sprinkle a bit of cornstarch on your scalp, rub it into your scalp, then brush it out. This works to absorb oil between washings.

If your hair is dry, TiGi After Party is a great smoothing cream that removes odors and restores moisture. The packaging is a bit bulky and awkward, but a little goes a long way so one can should last you for a long time. It uses no propellants so that is a definite advantage.

When my hair was longer ( to my waist) I used the cornstarch on my scalp, then a small bit of After Party on my ends, braided it up and went about my business. Be sure you use the cornstarch first other wise it will stick to the After Party which will requre you to wash your hair immediately, which is what you were trying to avoid in the first place.
Mimsy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 45 Old 03-31-2009
Every day, Something new
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cruising
Posts: 60
Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Jacqueline

I have long hair (mid shoulder blade length), and live aboard full time, mostly at anchor.. And getting extra water is inconvenient. SO I have the same issue.

I have a solar shower that heats water if the weather is obliging enough (if not, then I boil some water in the kettle and mix a bucket with hot and cold to a bearable temperature.

I use either the solar shower, or my bucket of warm water to rinse my hair and wet it - making sure that the water I use falls into my bucket, so I can keep using the same water again and again until I feel my hair is wet enough. (I use a plastic drinking beaker that I use to scoop and pour)

I then soap up, and rinse my hair FIRST with the water from the bucket, this time letting it drain overboard or down the sink, and if more water is required, I use the water from the solar shower to finish off. I have a 5 gallon solar shower and can do 5 hair washes like this (skipping any conditioner phase).

If the sea water is warm and clean enough, then I take a swim, which acts gets the hair nice and wet - I then just use one beaker of water to rinse the salt water and find I can shampoo fine from that point forward.

Biggest water saving comes from the fact I probably only wash my hair every 3-5 days (depending on just how respectable I need to look or good I need to feel)

Also I keep a separate bucket to store rainwater (often recovered from inside the dinghy if we get enough rain, and the water I'm catching isn't salty), I then use that water to top up my solar shower.

I don't use any special brand of shampoo, just the cheapest I can find for the most part - but I do have it in a handy pump dispenser which somehow seems easier to manage. Ever so often I'll spoil myself and use conditioner, and this obviously takes a little more water (although you can always get the combined shampoo/conditioner if you feel regular conditioning is necessary).

My biggest issue with longer hair is not getting it clean, but finding the dry stuff all over the boat. For some reason it seems way worse than in a house, I find hair EVERYWHERE.. I've somehow conditioned my husband to agree it's not mine but "THAT WOMAN" (mystery woman) who is leaving hair all over the boat. I try to brush my hair out in the cockpit but still it finds its way everywhere.

Gemini 105Mc - Cruising

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
marinegirl405 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #14 of 45 Old 04-03-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
My wife had great results for moths at a time with a common degergent, Joy.
Sold as Dawn in some countries. Same stuff
She used ONLY seawater.
The stuff is so cheap that she tried it at home with fresh water, but poor results.
nmccubbin is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #15 of 45 Old 04-04-2009
Author in Hawaii
 
OrioninHawaii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Send a message via Skype™ to OrioninHawaii
When I had hair to my waist and I braided it up tight all the time- it's crucial to use some kind of detangler (I used "mane and tail" diluted in a spray bottle and spritzed) - I also always found hair ALL OVER lol! I finally cut it really short and couldn't be happier...
When I'm not at the dock and needing to be presentable -- I can go for LONG times without washing it and I believe my hair is healthier because of it...

Patricia Wood
Author & Sailor
OrioninHawaii is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #16 of 45 Old 04-05-2009
caymandj
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Smile

I would keep it braided. But an old fashioned way to clean hair (learned from my Great aunt Grace born 1878) is to take you stiff bristle boar brush(very old fashioned) and wrap a light amount of gauze around the bristles. So they can still punch thru. Brush your hair firmly-the gauze pulls a lot of the oil out of the hair. You can also use baby powder(on deck-downwind) and sprinkle it at scalp-work in with fingers and again brush out.

happy sailing

caydj
caymandj is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #17 of 45 Old 04-05-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Manitoulin Island Ontario
Posts: 116
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Rain water is just the best for washing hair(why would you filter it? I never did) The most economical way to wash my shoulder length hair on our boat was hang a solar shower bag from the boom positioning a bucket underneath,using the flow control wet hair then turn it offf while soaping and continue using flow control to rinse.Worked like a dream.
Keldee is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #18 of 45 Old 04-19-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Boerne, Tx
Posts: 159
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
The multiple reports from ladies with long long hair raise a point of needed education. The surgical literature contains multiple reports of female workers getting long hair caught in power equipment. (Usually lathes or drill presses) The hair gets wrapped up in the shaft, and rips the scalp off the head. I can envisiom the same thing happening in an uncontrolled tack or jibe with hair getting tangled up in sheets flying off the winch, etc. We all know not to get fingers caught under lines on winches. Please also think about not getting long hair caught in lines.
dongreerps is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #19 of 45 Old 08-11-2009
snake charmer, cat herder
 
zeehag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: refitting a formosa in exotic tropical locations....
Posts: 1,790
Thanks: 8
Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dongreerps View Post
The multiple reports from ladies with long long hair raise a point of needed education. The surgical literature contains multiple reports of female workers getting long hair caught in power equipment. (Usually lathes or drill presses) The hair gets wrapped up in the shaft, and rips the scalp off the head. I can envisiom the same thing happening in an uncontrolled tack or jibe with hair getting tangled up in sheets flying off the winch, etc. We all know not to get fingers caught under lines on winches. Please also think about not getting long hair caught in lines.
you are obviously not a lady with long hair-sounds kind of like a sexist comment rather than a legitimate suggestion regarding hair care.-i have had long hair in hospitals and on board boats forever--i refuse to cut my hair because some one is such a control freak that they have to insist on short hair for cruising. there is no reason for that--takes me 1 1/2 gal for shower with hair wash--i use a leave in conditioner and usually wear my hair pulled up into a pony tail or clip it up into a bun on my head for sailing. washing in salt water and then using 1 qt of fresh water to rinse is also a very good way to clean it..then a leave in conditioner. having long hair isnt a detriment. those who think that hair is gonna get caught in winches and in lines etc really donot know much about long hair and the females who wear it. or how to take proper care of hair. could be also a control issue and is in need of re-teaching.....LOL....think about it---buns and hair rolls and pony tails and braids have been in use for wearers of long hair for many centuries---isnt like re inventing the wheel or anything!!!!

by the way--JOY and DAWN are two entirely different soaps. joy is joy around the world. dawn is dawn around the world.....joy works in sea water. dawn sorta does--but not nearly as well.

Last edited by zeehag; 08-11-2009 at 06:00 PM. Reason: boatkat isnt a gud speeler
zeehag is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #20 of 45 Old 04-15-2010
Junior Member
 
pmpcc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Best shampoo and conditioner ever - baking soda to wash and apple cider vingar to condition. Sounds weird and takes a little getting used to but as someone who would have no problem putting down $50 for "good" hair products from the salon, I swear by it!!!

There are lots of "no poo" shampoo receipes on the web, but I've found for my long and frizzy hair (thank you Florida humidity) that this is the best. 1 tablespoon of baking soda in about 1/2 cup of water - just rub in good at the scalp and pull through the ends. Rinse with plain water and follow with a rinse in the a 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup water mix (I usually comb while the vingar is sitting). I usually give it a quick rinse again just to get the viegar smell out. A little styling cream or leave in conditioner or hairspray will take care of rest. Lemon juice will work too, really anything acidic will close the hair shaft and make it shiny. Lemon juice will also lighten your hair in sun (saving on those highlighting bills.)

Best part is that my showers take less time and there's less soap scum to clean. Would love to hear if anyone tries it or uses something similar.

Thanks,

CC


"There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation."
--John Ciandi
pmpcc is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Patapsco River ( Rock Creek) to Long Island Sound to Mystic chef2sail Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11 12-24-2007 01:09 PM
good boat for the long run with eventual very long trips in mind AmeriCdn Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 07-24-2007 01:05 PM
Long shaft outboard as dingy kicker? BeneteauMark Gear & Maintenance 4 03-23-2006 08:01 AM
long hair on the windy sea jbarros herSailNet 7 02-09-2004 06:01 AM
The Environmentally Aware Sailor Micca Hutchins Seamanship Articles 0 02-05-2001 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome