3 Tips to Protect Your Hair While on Vacation
Don’t Sacrifice Your Hair for a Nice Vacation!As the colder weather comes along, daydreams of going somewhere warm and exotic may flood your mind. Many of you may choose to make these daydreams a reality! While going on vacation is always a treat, your hair and skin can sometimes become subject to harsh environments and stimuli.
But should this mean that we have to cancel our plans? Of course not! We only have to take a couple precautions to ensure the health of our hair and scalp. Here are 3 tips to keep your hair safe and healthy on vacation.
1. Before Your Trip – Cold DamageJust because you are about to head out on your warm, sunny vacation, doesn’t mean that you are immune from the current weather of your day-to-day! The coming months consist of cold, dry, and windy weather that can damage your hair. Make sure to condition! Just like we need water to survive, our locks also need hydration and moisture, and they definitely won’t get that out in the cold. Whether you saturate your hair overnight with some Euro Oil or leave your conditioner in your hair longer before rinsing is up to you. Just get your hair some moisture!
You can also keep your hair hydrated by simply brushing your hair properly. Starting from the nape of your neck, brushing through to the tips of your hair allows for the oils produced closer to your scalp to spread evenly. But even more simple than brushing comes the most fashion forward tip – Covering your hair. Yes, that’s right! You can find a nice silk scarf to wrap your hair in, or wear a natural fiber, loose-fitting hat to cover up and protect those precious locks of yours.
2. Going for a Swim?You’re finally at your dream destination, and all you want to do is hangout in the pool and relax. But before you hop in, protect your hair from the damages of chlorine and salt water! Saturating your hair beforehand is a good start to limiting the absorbing affects that our porous hair has. Coating it with an oil-based protectant will act as a barrier for your hair follicles. After you get out of the water, though, is where the real repair begins. Cleanse and flush out the bacteria in your hair with a natural Apple Cider Vinegar to reset the pH levels while ridding the hair of chemical build up.
Then, move on to the scalp (just as important as the hair itself!). A nice clay mask treatment can bring out some of the impurities from chlorine and salt water. It will also leave any essential oils that the body uses to naturally moisturize the hair.
Lastly, a deep conditioning puts the icing on the cake. This replenishes some of the nutrients that chlorine and saltwater take away from the hair. Using the right products is an added-bonus as well, especially ones that include natural moisturizers, such as avocado and coconut. This step will also restore the proteins in hair follicles and smooth any dry ends.