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Don't Skip J'ouvert Because of Your Hair: Tips to Keep It Fabulous

Caesar's Army - Trinidad photo by Nigel So Crazy
Caesar's Army - Trinidad

Don't Skip J'ouvert Because of Your Hair: Essential Tips to Keep It Fabulous

Worried about your hair getting ruined at J'ouvert? We've got you covered. Here are some essential tips to keep your hair looking fabulous, even after the wildest J'ouvert party.

1. Protective Styles

Opt for braids, cornrows, or twists. These styles are not only stylish but also practical. They hold up well against paint, mud, and all the elements of J'ouvert.

Nigel So Crazy Photo
Chapman - Caesar's Army

2. Use a Scarf or Cap

If you’re really worried about your hair, bring a scarf or cap to protect it. A fun, colourful scarf can also add to your J'ouvert look while keeping your hair safe. Some people opt for Shower Caps, but my Momma told me to never leave the house in one 😅. Bucket caps are fav.

3. Wear a Rain coat

Seriously. This is a next-level pro tip. Go on Amazon, and purchase a raincoat with matching boots if you want. This is what the carnival pros do. Not only will it protect your hair, but it will also shield you for that early morning cold water shocker

4. Pre-Treat with Oil

Apply a generous amount of oil -preferably coconut- to your hair before heading out. This creates a barrier that makes it easier to wash out any paint or mud later.

5. Quick Rinse

After J'ouvert, give your hair a quick rinse with water. This helps remove the bulk of the debris and makes your thorough wash later much easier. Most established J'ouvert's have a solution similar to the video below. Take advantage of it.

6. Deep Clean

Once you’re home, use a clarifying shampoo to deep clean your hair. Follow up with a hydrating conditioner to restore moisture.


Don’t let the fear of messing up your hair stop you from enjoying J'ouvert. With these tips, you can have a blast and still look fabulous.

Bonus Tips

J'ouvert Events to look out for:

Stink & Dutty - Trinidad, Miami, Toronto

Caesar's Army - Trinidad & Barbados

GenX Immortal's J'ouvert - Miami and Jamaica

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