Going on your annual summer holiday is one of the best times of the year, you’ve been working hard and you’re counting down the days until you can sit down and relax in the sun. Although you’re probably planning on taking it easy and giving yourself some time to relax, it’s important to remember to look after your hair whilst away.
On your summer holiday, you’re going to be in and out of the sea and constantly out in the sun – that sounds perfect, right? Not for your hair. The constant exposure to salt water and the sun can have an impact on your hair and can dry it out and keeping your hair hydrated is important.
Make sure you use a nourishing conditioner when you wash your hair to keep in the moisturiser and keep your hair soft throughout.
You’re going to be out in the sun all day as well as getting a mixture of sun cream, chlorine and salt in your hair. Heat styling isn’t great for your hair on the best day – so whilst you’re on holiday enjoying yourself, keep heat styling to a minimum.
Let your hair dry naturally by sitting on the balcony in the sun, and maybe embrace your natural locks and step away from the straighteners.
With blonde highlighted hair it is essential to protect the colour when travelling, the sun and chlorine can cause blonde hair to become dull and brassy. Make sure you pack some silver shampoo to take out the brassy tones and bring your blonde hair back up to normal. To avoid this, try your best not to get your hair wet in the swimming pool.
If you’re worried about the sun damaging your hair invest in a good UV protection spray before heading out for a day in the sun. Simply spray it through your hair and tie it in a simple plait. This will help prevent the worst of the sun damage and keep your hair looking healthy throughout the day. Its like sun cream but for the hair.
If you think your hair is feeling a little dry throughout your holiday you could do an overnight oil mask to bring your hair back to its full health. You can either invest in a hair oil I just use coconut oil. It will add a lot of moisture to your hair and reverse sun damage.
When hair is wet from the pool or the sea it is weaker and it can be more likely to break than when it is dry. Try your best not to tie your hair up when its wet – which is hard when you get out of the pool. If you need to tie it up, try using a soft hairband or a scrunchie that won’t tug on the hair as much.
If you follow these tips you’ll come home from a fantastic week in the sun with hair as healthy as when you left. If you have any questions about your hair or hair loss – please contact us today for a no obligation consultation.