March 2nd, 2003, 11:33 AM
What is your secret for hair in the dry air of the cabin. Do you do anything special before hand? I have been putting my hair up in a damp bun it still dries it out quite a bit. :? Please let me know your ideas.
Thanks and take care
March 2nd, 2003, 11:48 AM
The only thing that keeps me from going totally crazy with dry itchy skin and straw like hair is a bottle of moisturizing mist (NuSkin PCA Spray for skin and hair) and Blistex cream for my lips.
I use the spray up to every 30 minutes, and every now and then I go to the restrooms, take my hair down, dampen it by running wet fingers through it, spray with the NuSkin mist, and re-bun or -braid. I slightly wet my face and hands too, and use aloe vera gel and moisturizer afterwards.
I always wonder why they have to torture you like that on a plane. :x
March 2nd, 2003, 12:34 PM
I travel long distances at least twice a year, and I agree that airplanes are very dry. I can't wear my contact lenses on a plane trip. However, I don't find that the dryness harms my hair. I can't say that I've ever noticed a change at all. Plus, I would imagine that having dry hair for several hours won't harm it much. If you're really concerned, perhaps use some extra leave-in conditioner or oils before you fly. :)
March 2nd, 2003, 03:23 PM
you could buy one of those 'round-the-neck personal humidifiers such as Sharper Image sells. If you don't mind looking like you could possibly have some very serious ailment! :D
It's hotels that kill me.
March 2nd, 2003, 03:37 PM
Before I knew about wet buns, I put mine into a braid. Since I usually stay up all night and then shower just before I leave, my hair is wet in the braid/bun. This helps keep it away from luggage straps and other people. I haven't found it to be very drying, but my hair isn't as fine as others.
What about oiling? Or maybe a leave-in?