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Hair and body care products

Discussion in 'Research and Development' started by rubyru, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. rubyru

    rubyru Guest

    Hi all

    I haven't been able to find a product that will protect my hair from the elements and still allow me to get a comb through it at the end of a dive. So I am making my own.

    My question is - would you use it?

    AND although there are lots of different ranges of hair and body products out there, some aimed at watersports people, some not. Do you think there is a market for a line specifically aimed at divers.

    Let me know what you think in this thread or if you have time to answer a small survey in more detail then please email me at sand-dollar@hotmail.co.uk

    Many thanks for your time and thoughts.

  2. sasscuba

    sasscuba Loggerhead Turtle


    Don't have that much hair.......:D
  3. Damselfish

    Damselfish Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston
    I doubt it, unless it prevented a perm from washing out. Don't really want more bottles of hair stuff, especially activity specific ones, and I'm not inclined to mess around putting stuff in my hair before a dive. Found a beanie does a pretty good job of helping with the hair situation for me.
  4. IslandCowgirl

    IslandCowgirl Dive Con

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Southern California
    My hair is long and artificially colored. I coat it w/Jojoba oil to minimize color fade and breakage (due to mask friction, sun damage and clorine).

    H - the IslandCowgirl
  5. eckybay

    eckybay Princess of Dorkness

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    My hair is long, think and naturally wavy, so I can relate to the not being able to get a comb through it after I dive - so I don't try.
    I just shower post-dive and let the conditioner sit on it for a minute or so, then comb it out. Seems to work for me. I would think that adding any pre-dive products would just result in them washing out in the water.
  6. calscubagirl

    calscubagirl Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: So. Calif.
    I use "Cowboy Magic" which is like a silk. Clear and smooth. I have long hair and always have tangles, even if I braid it. The only thing that has ever helped me is a silk product. It's always in my dive bag...and in my bathroom.

    You can get Cowboy Magic at horse feed stores. Yes, I use it on my horses manes and tails too. It's a dream!

    Another thing that works is, Bio Silk (more expensive than Cowboy Magic) which you can get at most beauty supplies.

    Nothing else has ever worked for me and I've tried it all...believe me!
  7. adrisen

    adrisen Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Richmond Hill
    I get out from a dive I put in a little conditioner and leave it. I just make sure that it is enviro friendly incase I get back in the water. It works great on my damaged bleached hair
  8. Cacia

    Cacia Divemaster


    hmm, I will try that! I used to use it on my horses loooooong western pleasure tail and bag her tail up the night before shows.

    I would like a product that you have to wash out...that would stay in even in the ocean...like a greasy product that would really protect. I use pantene and a hood.
  9. calscubagirl

    calscubagirl Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: So. Calif.
    So at least someone knows what I'm talking about :D

    I also use it for taking off my waterproof mascara. It doesn't sting the eyes and comes off instantly with a wet wash cloth. Try it!! I promise, it'll work!

    When I was using Bio Silk, it says on the bottle good for hair and skin. Someone told me it removed makeup too. So I tried CB magic in the same way and it was just as good...just cheaper.:eyebrow:
  10. scuba41girl

    scuba41girl ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
    i also put conditioner in my hair following a dive. we often have long surface intervals and i hat tangly hair. i will surly try CM.

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