This is me, Emily Anderson, with pre-hunting hair, just one day post shower.
I can already see it happening ...
Welcome to my hunting / scouting / mountain hair-do look.
Giving evidence that hunting season is just around the corner, guys begin to lay down the razor letting the hunting beard make an appearance mid-summer. The Hunting Beard is a good thing ... it lends to the excitement building towards opening day. In fact, I've already heard talk of who has started their beard, who will have the best hunting beard, etc. While men look forward to growing their built-in-camouflage on their face, aka the Hunting Beard, we ladies have a different dilemma come hunting season:
Ladies, you know what I'm talking about!
Simply trying to figure out how we will control and maintain our mane during hunting season is no easy task. You see, we are also proud of our hair, but rather than display or show it off during hunting season, we simply want to make it through hunting season without completely ruining it. Hours spent out in the mountains without brushing wind-tortured hair, then not washing it for days, takes a toll. Hats, beanies, and do-rags quickly become our friends, and we find ourselves eyeing the nearby stream for a chance to dunk our heads in, an attempt to wash some of the grease and dirt away.
It's always the same story... my hair eludes management attempts of being contained safely within the confinement of a braid. It always escapes and ends up a wild-tangled mess ... Hunting Hair.
At the end of the day, I guess it just wants to tell the story of the adventures we went through together, and I end up looking like I belong to the grizzly mountain man standing next to me, who has not only been growing out his beard while living up on the mountain all month long, but actually encouraged it to grow wildly in all sorts of directions by refusing to comb it. (Sorry, Troy, you know it's true!)
Along with taking a beating from the elements each hunting season, my hair goes through the shock of non-moisturizing, unscented soap-like shampoo applied only once or twice a week (if I'm lucky), in an effort to remain scent-free. It doesn't work very well. My hair quickly becomes a ball of tangled mess at the ends, with scalp-grease working it's way down from under my baseball cap. You're beginning to picture and understand women's hunting hair issues.
Please do yourself a favor and never.
I mean never.
Remove a gal's baseball cap during hunting season. It's not pretty.
All that to say - I am extremely excited this year to have a new scent free, salon quality product packed in my hunting bag. My new favorite hair product line has come to my rescue, and it's called ...
Her Non Scents
HerNonScents is a stylist created scent free product line, specifically designed for the huntress. The passion for providing the highest quality scent free products on the market, shines through in their family owned and operated business, based out of Dublin, Georgia.
I first heard about their company earlier this year, and quickly did some research to see what they were all about. I love supporting small businesses, and was happy to see that I immediately had a connection with how their journey began. I especially liked the statement on their website regarding their philosophy on instilling qualities in the next generation ... "Raising them to have respect for Gods creations, teaching them that hard work pays off and if you shoot it or catch it, you eat it!" Amen to that, Jessica!
About a week before SHOT show in Vegas, I emailed Jessica and inquired about their product line. A few days later, I had my hands on their sample pack and was excited to try out the product. It was perfect timing! I brought the HerNonScents travel pack with me out to Vegas and tested out the shampoo, conditioner and bodywash. Granted, I wasn't hunting out in Vegas, but I simply wanted to know ... was line truly salon-quality as they stated. I was more than impressed! My hair was silky smooth and easy to maintain.
So ... while all you guys out there are getting excited about your beard growth, in preparation for hunting season, the ladies now have something to be excited about also!
From the Draw
A website devoted to sharing bowhunting stories. From the draw in the mountains to the draw on paper, the moments live on.