After a full day at the beach, sand has a knack for showing up in unwanted places: cars, between toes, in unpleasant swimsuit crevices, and, worst of all, hair. If you're stuck wondering how to get sand out of hair, you're totally not alone! I promise your locks will be gloriously sand-free soon, and there are several popular strategies out there to test out.
You probably already have everything you need in your bathroom or cleaning supply closet, so take a deep breath. You got this.
1. Shake It Like A Polaroid Picture
Okay, you're actually not supposed to shake Polaroids, but whatever. Mothers over at Circle of Moms claim that the best strategy to get sand out is to let your hair dry completely, flip it over, shake like cray cray, and then blow dry it while brushing. I suggest playing a mix of Outkast and Taylor Swift in the background.
2. Baby Powder
The friendly folks over at the Hair section of Love to Know suggest letting your hair dry, shaking as much sand out as possible, and then dusting your scalp with baby powder. Allegedly, the baby powder helps loosen the sand from your strands. Brush the baby powder through your hair thoroughly, shake again, and then shampoo.
3. Shampoo Twice (Or, Like, Fifteen Times, Maybe)
If you don't happen to have baby powder on hand, Love To Know also suggested just shampooing your hair over and over and over and over. Don't forget conditioner afterward, though! Frizz explosion.
4. Vacuum. No, Seriously.
Several mommy bloggers actually straight up suggested vacuuming your hair. Put your dry hair into pigtails, hold a small vacuum a few inches away from your scalp, and let the machine work its suction magic. Don't go closer than a few inches, though, or you risk some seriously painful tangles!
5. A Combination Of Everything
If shaking doesn't work, progress to baby powder, then shampoo, then vacuuming. Have faith and persevere!