I’m now fully into my new all-natural hair care routine, and things have finally gotten interesting. I have thrown in several days in a row of diving into and jumping out of a non-heated, Northern California pool; one fabulous massage which included a full head rub (which means massage oil in my hair and on my scalp); lots of sunshine (without rinsing off that pesky chlorine) and a steam bath (read: lots of sweat); into the mix and it’s produced, well, oily hair, but oily hair that is also super thick. And super soft. And super shiny. It’s the kind of hair I used to have down south when I always had it in a lump on top of my head (it was way too hot for long hair worn down) and I didn’t much care what it looked like. Down south I also swam several times a day, used the ocean frequently as a hair wash and used Dr. Bronners or some other local hippie shampoo to wash my hair in the shower, oh once a week or so. And come to think of it, I had great hair in Costa Rica.
Headline image (me and my real Costa Rican hair) © Steve Broyles, Sandcruiser.com