and then I didn't. I ended up totally running out of time, and I re-cowashed my hair the very morning of the trip and decided to just shingle it pretty solidly and hope for the best. I used the Argen oil Eco styler, with some Shea Moisture souffle, some hairsickle cream and some Hairveda almond glaze. It was still damp as I was boarding the plane... smh.
BUT it held up for the whole trip, and it was mostly too cold to go for full fledged swimming anyway. I wrapped it up one day at the beach, because of the wind and sand and I did go in the ocean up to my face.
*side note* I was told salt water is really good for your skin and my acne would clear up in the sun and ocean water.... NOT. OMG it got soooo much worse. Maybe there was too much fish pee in the water? or my sunscreen was the devil. I dunno... I came back with weeping blemishes all over my chin. :-( Clean and Clear Advantage acne spot treatment has cleared it up though, and I now love burts bees face clensing wipes. My skin looks good now.
So anyway- here are a bunch of picts from the trip :-) I long to be back on that beach with the tide out. They filmed parts of the Pirates of the Carribean there!