Looking good whilst travelling can be tricky. Whether you’re on the road long term, or just spending a week abroad, new climates and activities can wreak havoc on your natural beauty. I recently published a post about what makeup and beauty products some top travel bloggers recommend, but none of us really mentioned hair. So, I plan to launch a mini series about hair care tips for travellers – starting with these tips for hair care on beach holidays.
If you love the beach life as much as me, you’ll know it can wreak havoc on your hair. Check out my tips below to see how to take care of your tresses on the road…
Give Your Hair a Rest
Your hair is going to face a lot of changes whilst travelling. The climate, weather, humidity and even the water hardness will be different from back home, and that can mess up your hair. Don’t add to all that by following your normal styling routine. Give your hair a rest; leave the straighteners at home, let your hair dry naturally after a shower, and don’t over wash it.
Hair Care at the Beach
Salt and chlorine can dry your hair out. After swimming, rinse your hair with fresh water, then blitz the ends with a leave-in conditioner. Another top tip is to slather your hair with oil – preferably a natural one like olive or coconut oil – before swimming in sea or pool water. This way, your hair will absorb the oil instead of the damaging salt or chlorine.
Protect Your Hair from the Sun
Don’t let your hair overheat or burn! Wear a hat or headscarf when you go out into the sun, and double up with a UV protection spray. I love Solar Sublime from Loreal.
Hair Care Whilst Travelling Long Term
If you’re away for a long period of time, you need to make sure you continue to get regular haircuts to get rid of any damaged ends and keep your hair healthy. You could also consider getting a new style, or even hair extensions, to liven things up. Not sure who to trust with your tresses? Look up reviews on hair care or beauty blogs, like the review Hair Planet feedback from The Extensionator, or try tweeting the local tourist board to ask for some advice!
Learn Some Beach Styles
Head to YouTube and learn a few simple hair styles that work for your hair type and length. Braids and loose buns work great for the beach, and up-do’s are perfect for keeping your hair off your neck in hot climates. But, don’t go longer than a few days without brushing your hair; tangled hair is more prone to breakage.
My Favourite Hair Products for Beach Holidays
If you have some great tips or product recommendations for hair care on beach holidays, leave a comment below.
This was a collaborative post in association with the blog linked above.