It is September 1…deer season is 21 days away..the only reason why I dread hunting season by any means is by then end of it, after using all the scent free products out there, I have become to look like more of a pre-teen scarecrow than myself.
Picture this, from my point of view if you can…..I have long, naturally blonde OILY hair and skin…EVERYTHING breaks my face out and I have to wash my hair EVERY SINGLE DAY..at night you can literally watch my hair become an oil slick just as if an egg was cracked on the top of my head and it slowly runs down the strands to the ends. I will say that its incredible for age defiance….my grandmother passed away at 97 years old and had not one wrinkle to her face….NOT ONE! so I am ok with that part of having oily skin but the challenges that exist for me are more so in the woods.
Deer have a sence of smell that rivals a superhero. The nose of a whitetail deer has up to 297 million olfactory receptors, dogs have 220 million with humans limiting out with just five million. So you can imagine me, using the shamoos I use on a daily basis, to keep this mess tamed, with the sent of “ocean waves” or whatever happens to be the fragrance, and then trying to enter the whitetail scent free salon….you think any deer would come within 3 miles of me??!! Obvious answer is no….but the shampoos made for hunting/scent free do nothing but strip my hair of the small amount of oils I need to keep my hair from becoming one big gigantic tangle. Nests are good for squirrels and other woodland creatures….not so good to try run a brush through…ouch!
Then there is the camo face paint. Most products are mainly oil based….I have enough oil on my face to lubricate a farm tractor for a year..Why would I want to add MORE OIL? I did try several brands and as I thought I began to break out like a pre-teen. So I bought a face mask. Did I happen to mention I live in the SOUTH? Early bow season is HOT and I’m not talking “wow its a warm day out” kinda hot, its the type that you walk out the door and begin to sweat because the humidity is a high as the temperature. The air literally will hug you. Wearing any type of material on your face is like wrapping the inside of a hot car in tin foil….its hot enough as is!
But I began to search and found 1 product in each category of hair and skin that I truly feel like are game changers for us game chasers….
1. For the Shower: Just For Does has products specifically designed for women and believe it or not will NOT make your hair turn into a giant nest of straw. Plus they have body wash and lotion as well. Gotta be moisturized on those cold days! Don’t worry fellas they have a line Just for Bucks (you) too. The products are affordable and they work ($12.99 per bottle). What is NOT to love??? <3 www.justfordoes.com
2. For the Face: There is a product I found just this year. It is called Natural Camo. It is made of natural ingredients comes pre-packaged in 3 colors color matched for each season, with a carry kit and towels, and is priced right too (24.95 for the 3 color kit in the season of your choice) This face paint relieves the need for a mask and is sweat proof, which is great when just walking to put the trash out causes a need for a shower around here some days. It comes off as easily as it goes on and will not clog pores….hmmm Ill take a case! www.naturalcamo.com
So for all you women huntresses out there, have no fear…you CAN still hunt and look good too!!