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Step-Dad needs some advice!

Discussion in 'Women's Community Forums' started by CanadaDan, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. drl

    drl Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicago suburbs
    When my hair was long I used to spray on a little leave-in conditioner and French braid it. I still wear a scap or do-rag of bathing suit material to keep the flyaways out from my mask and to keep the mask from pulling hair. There are lots available, in pretty colors and patterns, and most are designed to accommodate a ponytail or braid.
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  2. Esprise Me

    Esprise Me Kelp forest dweller Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    I actually find diving without a hood causes less of an issue with tangles. The hood causes awful snarls when I pull it on and off, so I used to leave my hood on all day. Now I tuck my hair into a beanie with a chin strap, and pull my hood over that. But on a tropical LOB, I just use leave-in conditioner, French-braid it, and use a headband to keep the wispies out of my mask. Be sure the conditioner is reef-safe; I use Stream to Sea.
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  3. CanadaDan

    CanadaDan DMC ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
    THANK YOU!! We’ll try that!
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. Imla

    Imla Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Oslo, Norway
    I think Dorota is the only one that can talk for 9 straight minutes about mask-straps

    But... Strap-cover won't do. Get what she calls a Slap-strap in the video.
    Here is my primary mask. A strapcover will still allow hair to get between cover and mask-strap. It is murder for long hair. Mask straps with velcro are difficult to get right sized and the velcro will damage the hair.
    This strap was bought january 2013... so a pretty good investment. Skjermbilde 2021-02-19 kl. 12.07.02.png

    This is my backup mask. As you can see, easily adjustable.
    Skjermbilde 2021-02-19 kl. 12.07.14.png
    If you are staying somewhere with no freshwater available, I would not use a hood. Either braided pigtails, or ponytail with multible hairbands to keep hair down. I have hair to my somewhere mid back and do anything from winter diving in Norway to cavediving in Mx.

    There is basically very little that will work as good as this type of mask strap. (Any manufacturer will do) But a good leave in conditioner and a very patient and careful helper to get the tangles out after the trip will be the best tip.
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  6. divad

    divad ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    Thanks for the heartwarming (pony) tale...
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  7. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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  8. Altamira

    Altamira ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: TX
    My wife uses a Lycra hood and then a tropical beanie on top if needed.
  9. -Moe

    -Moe ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    If you are on Facebook just check out a bunch of dive shops because they post a lot of pictures of customers on their boats. Half the DMs in the Bay Islands are female so lots of ideas of what the girls who dive daily do with their hair.
  10. Stream2Sea

    Stream2Sea Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Wauchula, FL
    Our Leave-In Conditioner is incredible! Conditions, detangles, protects, smells amazing - and best of all every ingredient is tested and proven safe for marine life! That plus a banded ponytail (these are super easy and she could do those herself)!
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