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Holiday Hair

Today, we’re talking about holiday hair – how to keep your locks luscious and lovely while you’re on the go. Whether you’re heading to a tropical paradise, a snowy retreat, or a bustling city, here are some tips to ensure your hair stays stunning throughout your travels.


Prep Your Hair Before You Go

Before you set off on your adventure, it’s a good idea to prep your hair. Here’s how:


Get a Trim: A quick trim can help get rid of split ends and keep your hair looking fresh and healthy.

Deep Conditioning Treatment: Give your hair a deep conditioning treatment a few days before you leave to ensure it’s well-hydrated and ready to handle the elements.

Pack Smart: Make sure you pack all your hair essentials. This includes your favourite shampoo and conditioner, a leave-in conditioner, a hairbrush, and any styling products you love. Consider travel-sized versions to save space.

Protect Your Hair from the Sun

If your holiday destination involves plenty of sunshine, UV protection is a must:


UV-Protectant Products: Just like with your skin, your hair can benefit from products that offer UV protection. Look for sprays, serums, or leave-in conditioners with built-in UV filters.

Wear a Hat: A stylish hat not only protects your hair and scalp from the sun but also adds a chic touch to your holiday outfits.


Stay Hydrated

Traveling, especially flying, can dehydrate both your body and your hair. Here’s what you can do:


Drink Plenty of Water: Keeping yourself hydrated is essential for overall health, including your hair.

Hydrating Hair Products: Use moisturizing shampoos, conditioners, and leave-in treatments to keep your hair hydrated. Consider a hydrating hair mask once a week to replenish moisture.


Manage Chlorine and Saltwater Exposure

Swimming in pools or the ocean can be tough on your hair. Here’s how to protect it:


Rinse Before and After Swimming: Wet your hair with fresh water before you dive in. This can help reduce the amount of chlorine or salt your hair absorbs. After swimming, rinse your hair thoroughly to remove any residual chemicals or salt.

Use a Protective Product: Apply a leave-in conditioner or a special swim cap to protect your hair from chlorine and saltwater damage.


Keep It Simple

Traveling often means you’re on the go, so keep your hair routine simple:


Opt for Easy Hairstyles: Go for low-maintenance hairstyles like braids, buns, or ponytails. These styles can keep your hair neat and protected from the elements.

Dry Shampoo: Pack a travel-sized dry shampoo to freshen up your hair without the need for daily washing.


Combat Humidity

Humidity can be a challenge, especially in tropical destinations. Here’s how to deal with it:


Anti-Frizz Products: Use serums or sprays designed to fight frizz and keep your hair smooth.

Embrace Natural Texture: Sometimes, it’s best to go with the flow. Embrace your hair’s natural texture and work with it rather than against it.


I hope these tips help you keep your hair looking fabulous while you enjoy your holiday. Remember, a little preparation and the right products can make a big difference in maintaining your hair’s health and style on the go. Have any questions or need personalized advice? Drop me a message or give me a call – I’m always here to help you put your best hair forward, no matter where your travels take you!



woman showing her perfect healthy holiday hair

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