Let me start off by saying, yes, I am a tomboy by nature, but I also enjoy some of the girly things in life as well. Although I can usually keep up with the best of the boys, my hair is one of those things that I am sort of on the particular side about. Is it always perfect? NEGATIVE! But, I do like it to be out of my face and not looking like a hot mess. With all of this being said, I wanted to share a few super simple tricks I personally use along with my favorite scent free shampoo and conditioner while hunting, fishing, hiking, etc. to keep my hair trophy photo ready.
- Adds texture and volume to hair (great to use on fine hair that doesn’t hold styling well)
- Add to damp hair and it helps create beachy waves (because you can’t exactly flat iron in the backcountry)
- Helps battle winter time static (no more “finger in the electrical socket” look)
What you’ll need: Spray Bottle, Water, 1.5 T Epsom Salt , 1t. Sea Salt, 0.5t. Scent Free Conditioner, and 1t. Aloe Vera Gel
Mix together Epsom Salt (use more or less for different amount of texture), Sea Salt, Aloe Vera Gel, and of your favorite scent free conditioner. Add 1/2 cup of warm (not boiling) water and mix well and then let cool before pouring into spray bottle.
You can also easily make a scented version by adding a few drops of essential oils of your choice.
Scent Free Hair Spray — Will it hold as good as your grandma’s aerosol? Nah, but it will serve its purpose out in the field.
What you will need: Spray Bottle, Water, 1.5 T White Sugar (yes, the same white sugar you add in your coffee in the morning– add more or less for amount of hold but too much will leave hair sticky), and a 1/2 t of rubbing alcohol (optional, but without it must be refrigerated)
Mix sugar thoroughly with 1/2 cup of boiling water and allow to cool to room temperature before adding the alcohol to stabilize the mixture. Pour into spray bottle.
To use: Spray lightly and allow to dry before adding another layer. Adding too much too quickly will leave the hair sticky. Also combine with the Scent Free Salt Spray for awesome texture and hold.. and NOOOO it won’t attract bears!
Scent Free Detangler/Leave-in-Conditioner -Ok yall, This one is a tough one!
What you will need: Spray bottle, Water, 1 T Scent Free conditioner
I’m sure you figured this out already, but mix well and put into spray bottle and spray onto damp hair.
Other hair tips for outdoors:
- Thinking a little hair is not too important? Try sitting still in a stand with that trophy buck in bowrange and have an aggravating hair sticking to your eyeglashes or even worse tickling at your nose. So, moral of the story: KEEP YOUR HAIR OUT OF YOUR FACE! Be sure to pack extra hairbands and bobby pins.
- While ponytails are obviously good ways to keep hair out of the way, try changing it up with a bun or braid. Even on short hair, braiding the front bangs can help keep your hair out of your eyes to make that crucial shot. For longer hair, I like a french braid with my favorite EvoOutdoors headband.
- Oily hair? Sprinkle some scent free powder on your roots and brush through to absorb the oil.
- When all else fails or the weather is just down right horrible, throw on your favorite ball cap from EvoOutdoors selection of headwear.
- Throwing on a HooRag is also quick and easy, and it has so many functions [from a neck gaitor, ponytail holder, facemask, beanie, balaclava, headband, doorag, etc.] that it comes in handy for just about anything!