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. Make An Appointment with Your Hairdresser
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. Giveaway signs that your hair needs a trim includes frizzy and fluffy ends that are hard to smooth out. While the only way to get rid of split ends is to cut them off, fortunately there are things you can do at home (which don’t require scissors) that can at least help minimise the risk.
2. Proper Washing
Whether you prefer dipping in the sea or jumping in the pool, it’s a good idea to wash your hair after every day of swimming. This is so that chemicals such as chlorine aren’t able to stay within your hair to wreak havoc. Even if you are unable to wash the hair using shampoo and conditioner, a cool shower after swimming is always a good idea, so that chlorine or salt water doesn’t sit and dry the hair out for longer than it has already been able to. This removes potentially harmful chlorine or salt residue from your hair. A quick cool-down also closes the outer hair cuticle – for added gloss! 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) designed for everyday use, packed with lemon extracts…..to care for your hair, leaving hair soft, shiny & full of life!⠀
Remember frequent washing strips your scalp of its natural oils, which in turn stimulates additional oil production and makes you feel the need to wash it even more. Sweat and summer go hand-in-hand but washing your hair frequently to get rid of the grease isn’t doing it any favours. 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.
3. A Hair Mask is the best after sun hair Condioner
If your hair is feeling a little dry after a day on the beach, then organic, hair mask INSIGHT Anti Frizz Hydrating Mask or INSIGHT Dry Hair Nourishing Mask is the best beach hair products. It’s a fantastic after sun hair mask. Bring a tube with you from home. When you’re chilling in your room after a long day at the beach or pool, slather your hair in it and wrap it up in a towel, then sit back and relax and let it work its magic for as long as you can. Then, simply wash it out thoroughly, and your hair will be left super smooth and silky, revitalised and ready to take on more days on the beach. We love the scent of organic extracts, which makes this one our favourite beach hair care tip.
Applying a hair mask once a week can improve your hair texture drastically. Healthy and moisturised hair is less likely to frizz, so along with regular conditioning, try a weekly hair mask or deep conditioning. Hair masks will hydrate and smooth your dry cuticles, leaving your locks silky and soft. Some of the most effective ingredients that can transform your hair texture within a few weeks by using organic ingredients formulated with rich organic extracts and natural oils.
4. 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.
5. 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. LF HAIR tape extensions & Super Tape are 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. Swimming with tape in extensions is 100% doable, and with our extensions, all our clients should be doing it! You can finally swim with hair extensions and they won’t slip out, tangle, or ruin the actual hair extension bond & you will have your dream hair, along with the best holiday feeling.
So, make sure you’re taking good care of your tresses so they’re in good shape and you don’t need to worry so much about how to protect your hair from sun damage when you’re away.