The holiday season is almost here; as such, you’re probably thinking about taking a holiday sometime soon. When it comes to our hair we don’t take it lightly and we know that summer weather is harsh on our hair, making it frizzy, dry and damaged. To keep your hair looking healthy at the end of the summer just like it was at the beginning, here some tips from the hair experts to make sure your hair doesn’t lose its shine this summer. Sun, sand and pure relaxation – holidays are the best time of the year! Did you know that it can also be the most damaging season for our hair? The sun isn’t kind to our hair. It’s true that the damage that the sun does to our hair isn’t as obvious as when our skin burns, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t taking its toll. Let us help you achieve happy holiday hair with these rules and beauty tricks.
1. Wear a Hat
It sounds obvious, but wearing a hat keeps your hair protected from damage caused by direct sunlight. Shield your hair from the sun by wearing a chic hat or hairband/scarf . You love your hair colour but it fades in any direct exposure to the sun, wearing any cover will protect it and help your scalp retain moisture. If you prefer, apply INSIGHT AntiOxidant Protective Hair Spray to your hair before you go in the sun to protect the hair during sun exposure, leaving it soft and moisturised.
2. Make An Appointment with Your Hairdresser / Put in the prep work
Holiday hair protection is going to be much easier if your hair is in good condition before you go. Healthy hair and proper care are the best way to start your holiday. That is why you should visit your hairdresser and have the ends trimmed before your trip. This instantly freshens up your hair and makes sure it looks good to the end of your holiday and beyond. Thinner and possibly damaged ends that may be especially sensitive to sun and salt water, which contributes to split ends or broken hairs at the beach or pool. Holiday hair protection is going to be much easier if your hair is in good condition before you go. Most people recommend getting a trim about every two months or so to keep your locks in tip-top condition.
3. Proper Washing
Condition hair regularly, you’ll want to keep up the good work whilst you’re away; after all, it’s important to maintain your hair’s natural moisture levels. Also, be sure to bring your own hairdryer and it would be wise to leave any straightening tools at home; you’ll only put more strain on hair that’s already in some tricky environments. Remember to always use natural items that contain coconut oils will seal your hair and act as a layer of protection from sun, sweat and chlorine. Knowing which products to use – and to avoid – is a crucial part of putting together the perfect holiday hair care regimen. At the end of each bathing day, you should wash your hair with a mild organic shampoo. Gentle care products (for instance with INSIGHT Daily Use Shampoo) designed for everyday use, packed with lemon extracts….or INSIGHT Dry Hair Conditioner packed with Coconut oil & Almond oil to care for your hair, leaving hair soft, shiny & full of life!⠀
Sweat and summer go hand-in-hand but washing your hair frequently to get rid of the grease isn’t doing it any favour to your hair Try just rinsing in the shower after a day at the beach or pool, and see if that gets rid of some extra oil. In place of regular shampoo, try INSIGHT Antioxidant Rejuvenating Mask, apply to wet hair, distributing evenly. Leave on 5/10 minutes, rinse thoroughly, this natural product protects the hair from external aggressions.
4. Splash Hair with Clean Water Before You Swim
Did you know? – chlorine and salty seawater are the last things you want your hair to be soaking up. The good news is, splashing it with clean water before you go swimming will be a big help. Because your hair work like a sponge, they actually reach a natural saturation point, there comes a time when the hair literally can’t get any wetter. This means the hair will be less able to absorb anything else including chlorine. So, the best tip for your hair is to give it a quick rinse ahead of your dip in the sea or jump in the pool.
5. Styling tips
Get your hair off your face and on-trend for summer in seconds with quick and simple boho braids. Secure with a fabric hair tie & you’re ready to go! Tight hairstyles can be damaging because they tend to pull and tear hair, especially if your hair is dry from the summer heat. Overly tight hairstyles—ponytails, braids, buns, and the like—can pull on our strands and cause breakage. During the summer months when our hair is extra fragile from the heat, take care to style your hair into loose knots and braids and steer clear of plastic elastics which can do further damage, opting instead for soft hair ties or bobby pins.
6. Treat Your Body Right with the right food
The most important thing for hair health is a balanced diet. By eating nutrient-rich foods that are scientifically proven to help your hair, you can greatly influence your hair’s thickness, growth or shedding, and even its likelihood of greying since the nutrients consumed by the body will fortify the hair follicles. A balanced diet consisting of nutrients like protein, vitamins and minerals, such as salmon, eggs, spinach, sweet potatoes will help to supply hair with all that it needs to remain shiny, lustrous and strong. Did you know that green tea and dark chocolate, are good too. It’s also important to increase your fruit intake. Hair-friendly fruits includes berries, pears, avocados and papayas, and be sure you drink at least eight glasses of water every day – ideal for giving you the correct balance for your hair with all that it needs to remain shiny, lustrous and strong.
7. Holiday Hair Extensions Made-Easy
If you are looking for hair extensions for your holiday, tape hair extensions are the way to go. This is because they are thin and durable. Our popular Seamless1 hair extensions are the solution to swimming with hair extensions while on holiday (or any other time of the year!) When swimming, most people fear that that their hair extensions will slip out or that they will ruin the quality of the hair. However, with tape extensions that is not the case. With S1 Super Tape Pre-cut Tabs – made with a medical grade tape for the ultimate bond, that means that you can exercise with hair extensions, swim with hair extensions, and heat style them. You have no limitations with these hair extensions. You do not have to worry about the hair slipping out because the strong bond will hold. You also do not have to worry about these hair extensions knotting or tangling while wet if you happen to be working out, swimming, or washing your hair. We only supply high quality hair for our tape extensions so that they can be worn 24/7 without taking up too much more time and effort than your own hair.
Thankfully, a bit of preparation and packing the right products is all it takes to battle the elements and leave your locks in perfect condition. With your holiday hair problems solved and your locks tamed, you can concentrate on the important things in life – such as cocktails by the pool to nights out on the town!