Wednesday, August 28, 2013

2 Weeks of Sun, Salt Water and a Little Mud

I'm back, please forgive me for being M.I.A. life gets busy sometimes. 
    So I started my vacation with a flexirod set. That poor set did not last too long once I landed in Florida. No biggie, I was rocking big hair and I didn't care. Vacation was wonderful and I had time to do whatever I wanted with my hair.
    In the two weeks I co-washed my hair 4 times, half-ass deep conditioned, and shampooed onced. Now I love shampoo, I don't know if it was the salt water or the frequent co-washing, shampooing wasn't on my mind. I did do an ACV rinse also. 

The second day of the cruise, post flexi-rod.
        The first picture was about 2 hours before I fell off the banana boat and into the beautiful water. I put my hair in a french braid. Going out on the island or even just relaxing on deck, I moisturized and sealed before hitting the sun. Although Shea Butter and Avocado Oil (did I forget to mention I bought a new oil?) are low in SPF, I felt it was better than nothing!

I really don't know how I dealt with all that texture, I just
did. This is the day I rode a jet-ski and tried to learn
to swim. My hair was originally in a high bun.

       Last day of the cruise, I T-shirt dried my hair like it was a hairstyle I was going for. I left the T-shirt in when I got off the boat and  through lunch. I was going for an Erykah Badu inspired look (I kid). 
      Spent 5 days on the cruise, the next 7 days at a beautiful vacation resort in Kissemmee, Fl. The resort was fully equipped with a Whirlpool in the bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room, washer and dryer. I truly felt blessed to be apart of it all. 

I did have time to do some quick no-heat styles. The day before I applied my KeraPro Restorative treatment, put a plastic cap over it for 2 hours. I wanted to do it overnight but I needed a
 braid-out fast.
         I did a braid-out for B.B. Kings in Orlando and it was a success BUT I had a mudrace to run the very next day. It was a little sad because my hair hadn't been properly deep conditioned in two weeks and that braid-out was everything! However, I am not just my hair. I gathered my hair in a tight bun and put a satin black scarf over it and got down and dirty. 

       This was my first mud-race and anyone that knows me, knows I don't like dirt. I don't want it in my shoes, in my hair, on my face YUCK. Seeing my best-friend/boyfriend complete a harder run inspired me to complete my first one. It was an impromptu run that I hadn't planned for but I did it with a smile. 

        I took a longgggggggg shower after the race. Lots of rinsing. The scarf on my head helped, I couldn't imagine running without it. However, I was drenched in water and mud from top to bottom. The last obstacle was a huge slide that slid into a big pool of muddy water. 

    This wasn't supposed to be a long post, I know I can talk my head off. I just really enjoyed myself and I wanted to share.
       Overall, my hair did great. It wasn't bothersome. I was so happy I brought a handful of flexi-rods. I just threw them in before bed or overnight a few times. Half the time I walked around with air-dried hair, either out or in a bun. Braid-outs, flexi-rods, buns, Hello Hydration/water, oil, shea butter and small satin black scarf were all useful. I had my regular sleeping scarf as well, that's a no brainer for me. 

Oh check this I didn't use a heat pass! I straightened my roots once and after that I was just having too much fun to worry about my hair. 

Share some of your vacation tips and tricks, sharing is caring.


  1. WOOT WOOT! Vacation win! That braid out is FIRE!

    Where did y'all stay in Kissimmee? I was just there on vacay a few months ago!

    1. ^_^ Thanks girl! I stayed at the Westgate Vacation Villas.

  2. It looks like you had LOTS of fun! I have never heard of a mud race, but it seems like so much FUN!

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