Your holiday hair guide

2 Jun

If you’ve got summer holidays coming up and you’re planning a stretch on the beach, you’ll be thinking about your perfect holiday hair. You know what we mean; sunkissed locks, scrunched waves, carefree styles that are laid back and relaxed.

At Dream Girl we always want to help you get the hair you’re dreaming of, so here’s our guide for how to get the perfect holiday hair.

Protect

You’d never lie out in the sun without putting some kind of protection on your skin, so why do it with your hair? Just like your skin, hair can be burnt in the sun. UV rays can degrade it, damaging the oils and nutrients that keep it healthy. Locks can be left dry, brittle and prone to breakage. Obviously, if you have hair extensions this is bad news. If your hair is coloured, the sun can fade your colour and bleach it, giving you a strange red hue.

The best solution is to wear a hat when you’re in the sun. You can also use a dedicated hair spray that will offer SPF. Or, use a little liquid sun lotion and drop it into a water container with a spray nozzle. Fill with water and use this to spray on to your locks as you head to the beach.

Avoid heat

You might want beachy waves while you’re away but use non-heat solutions to get those curls. You should never use heated products like curlers or straighteners on hair extensions, but in the sun it’s even worse. The heat will damage already dry hair and will do even more damage. Locks will be more likely to break and you’ll get split ends. It’ll only get worse in humidity as hair will become frizzy and unmanageable.

Instead, use techniques like pin curls, where you twist and pin a section of hair for half and hour. Or braid your hair while it’s damp so that it will have a gentle wave once it has dried.

 

Nourishing

When you’re at home, you don’t want to use too much shampoo as it can strip your hair and remove essential vitamins and nutrients keeping it healthy. However, when you’re on holiday your hair will be filled with chlorine from the pool and sand from the beach. You’ll need to shampoo once you get back to your room everyday. But you don’t want to strip it too much. So make sure you buy a shampoo that’s designed for regular use. Avoid sulphates and go for natural products that are more likely to be used frequently.

To nourish your hair opt for a hair mask, something creamy that’ll replace all the moisturiser that’s been sunbathed out. Your hair will thank you and you can go back to having the beachy hair you’re dreaming of.

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