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One thing’s for sure… when you’ve got a Jeep (or a motorcycle, ATV, or convertible) and you ride with the top down a lot, you end up with some pretty strange-looking hairstyles! Jeep hair, as they call it.
The following products will help your hair look wind-BLOWN, not wiped OUT, after riding with the top down.
See my tips for dealing with biker hair & motorcycle helmet hair.
The Best Wind-Proof Hairspray
Thank goodness, someone is looking out for us top-down girls (…and guys!)
Ken Paves, is one of the most sought-after hair stylists in the world, known for working with clients such as Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez, to name a few.
The “hairstylist to the stars” has an entire line of PAVES professional hair products.
Convertible-proof firm hold repairing hair spray
A 10 oz. bottle of this convertible proof hair spray is less than $12.
From the online catalog:
- Take the top down, go for a spin and arrive in perfectly placed nourished high-sheen style that resists humidity and won’t move unless you want it to.
- Our fine spray formula contains significant concentrating of treatment ingredients: A strengthening complex of proteins and polymers to add elasticity and shine, protecting fragile hair form over-styling and over-processing.
- A revitalizing complex of Burdock and Ginseng Root Extracts to help stimulate hair growth.
- Roman Chamomile Oil to soothe dry, irritated scalp. Scented with nourishing essential oils, NO damaging synthetic fragrances. Cruelty-free. Allergy tested.
Other Convertible-Proof Hair Products To Try
In addition to taming flyaways while you’re riding with the top down, it’s also important to protect your hair from the sun’s damaging rays. Many of the following products also have sunscreen in them:
A softer version of wax, paste provides texture, flexibility and long lasting shine. Paste can be reworked throughout the day for convertible styles. Try Redken Rewind Styling Paste — here’s why and Loreal TecNi.Art Head Clay — here’s why: “It’s where explosive styles and messed-up control meet. This is a matt effect moulding paste designed not to leave any build-up on your hair. Excellent sculpting!” (popular in the UK)
Gel-mousse products (like Redken Stay High Gel To Mousse) combine the benefits of both gel and mousse into one formula — great for extra hold and reshaping.
A fun hat
When you don’t know what your day is going to be like, and you just don’t care… these fun hats are perfect. Jeep Hair Don’t Care says it all!
Products with UV protection
Consider applying a good leave-in conditioner with sunscreen (like Sun Bum leave-in conditioner) while tanning, playing outdoors, or riding in a convertible. The sun’s heat will activate the conditioner — which will prevent UV rays from damaging your hair and causing color fade.
PAVES professional flawless hair products
In addition to the Convertible-Proof Firm Hold Repairing Hair Spray mentioned above, PAVES has an entire line of strengthening and enriching hair products that are great for convertible owners, including:
- Greaseless Essential Oil Shine Serum
- Star Power Firm Hold Repairing Styling Gel
- Red Carpet Firm Hold Repairing Styling Mousse
In addition to side combs and headbands, these snag-free elastics and ponytail holders are a necessity for long Jeep hair.
Just For Fun…
While some of us try to tame the windblown look, some people try for that look all on their own — with help of a little hair gel or other styling products.
Listen to Bud Light’s Real Men of Genius ”Mr. Hair Gel Overgeler”:
Since we’ve been married, my husband and I have owned 5 Jeeps (3 Wranglers and 2 Grand Cherokees). And when we’re not driving our own Jeep, we’re usually renting one (a 4×4 Wrangler on vacation). We keep a Jeep Bucket List of places that we’d like to go next, and we're always crossing more states off our list of 'Places That We’ve Jeeped in the USA'. As our daily driver, we keep the soft top on our Jeep Wrangler year round (and the back window permanently rolled up) so the dogs can enjoy the ride. Yep… even in the winter! I've been sharing my best Jeep ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998. When I’m not Jeeping or writing about Jeeps, you'll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).