Well.Folks. ‘Tis the season! The season for Christmas trees, candy canes and another year of lying to kids that Santa still exists. But also, ‘tis the season for travel and holidaying like there’s no tomorrow. This article will give you hair care tips to help you get holiday-ready, whether you’re going abroad or staying local.
1. Protective styles
Don’t you just love going about your holidays, socializing, sightseeing, hanging out with everyone…Without having to style your hair everyday? Time-saving protective styles like braids will especially help protect your hair against the elements. This is possibly your best hair care tip.
2. Mind the water
Having a swim or washing your hair while on holiday requires you to be mindful of the water. If you’re headed to a place with hard water, your hair may become dehydrated and rough due to the sea salt. That, coupled with the fact that you may be swimming in a chlorinated pool, is almost a recipe for disaster. And don’t even get me started on the heat. The best action for you is to carry deep conditioner or a leave-in conditioner to prevent your hair from drying out. Apply some leave-in before hitting the pool or the ocean. Also, wash your hair with sulfate-free shampoo to prevent further drying. Finish off with your deep-conditioning treatment or hair mask for maximum hydration.
3. Hair SPF
There is such a thing as hair SPF. If you want to lounge uninhibited by the beach or by the pool or in high-temperature areas, hair SPF helps protect your hair against UV rays. It’s almost like an invisible hat of sorts. It prevents drying of the hair cuticle which can in turn cause brittleness and split ends. The scalp is just skin like the rest of the body so as you apply SPF on your body, do the same on your hair! Most hair SPF products come in the form of sprays for easy application.
4. Scalp care
The scalp needs nourishment. As you go out and about, partying and enjoying, remember to apply some oil(preferably olive or sweet almond oil) onto your scalp to keep it moisturized and protected.
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