While basking on a sunny beach can make you feel 100% refreshed and amazing, it can also seriously dry out your hair. There's nothing worse than tackling frizzy, unmanageable hair while you're enjoying an idyllic break in the sun. Or, dealing with the aftermath of dehydrated locks when you're back to the daily grind.
Our solution? Work with the elements while you're away to maximise your hair's potential, and keep it hydrated throughout your trip to dodge the dreaded dehydrated disaster-bomb post-holiday. Here's how:
Up the protection level
The sun's rays don't only damage your skin. They also zone in on your hair, drying it out and leaving it feeling brittle and delicate. Add to this the drying effect of the sea and chlorine in the pool, and you have the perfect recipe for a frizz ball.
If that's not your ideal scenario, you'll need to be clever about protecting your precious hair before you sink into that lounger or take the plunge in sea or pool. Check out gorgeously indulgent products like NUXE's Sun Moisturising Protective Milky Oil For Hair, and the delicious Sexy Hair Vibrant Rose Elixir Hair & Body Dry Oil Mist.
Shampoo and condition like a pro
Whatever your usual hair type, you'll need to increase the moisture levels during your holiday. More frequent washing due to sun, sea, and sun will also strip the hair of essential oils, so it's worth looking for gentle cleansing shampoos and conditioners, especially if you have more delicate hair.
Some of our holiday favourites include Macadamia's Natural Oil Rejuvenating Shampoo for its gentle cleansing agents and moisture-boosting properties, and Philip Kingsley's Re-Moisturizing Shampoo. And for conditioners, work smart with Alba Botanica's Coconut Leave-In Conditioner Mist, and Toni & Guy's Prep Leave-in Conditioner.
Work with beachy locks
Beachy waves are one of the great perks of holiday hair. Laidback and effortlessly cool, they'll add a summery dimension to those holiday selfies. All you need to do is find the right product to boost your natural wave and apply it to dry hair. No extra work required!
Sea salt sprays are our favourite for mermaid-like locks. Try out spritzing products like Derma V10's Sexy Messy Hair Sea Salt Spray, or Schwarzkopf's Got2b Beach Matt Texturizing Salt Spray. Depending on your hair type, you can play around with adding it from root to tip, or just through the ends.
Oily roots can be a troublesome side effect during holiday-time. But with the right products in your suitcase, you'll be able to banish heavy, oily roots and give your hair back its bounce.
Dry shampoos are one top way of tackling the problem. Products like Aussie's Beach Mate Dry Shampoo gives you summery, revived locks, along with Batiste's clever, texture boosting Instant Hair Refresh Dry Shampoo Fresh.