Summer Holiday Haircare

Holiday Hair Care Tips From Anthony James Hairdressers In Halifax

summer hair care, anthony james hairdressers in halifaxAlthough sunbathing and swimming will do wonders for your mind, body and soul, the same can't be said for your hair. In only a week of sun and sea, your hair can look dull, bedraggled and preposterously frizzy.

Therefore, we are going to give you some tips on looking after your hair on holiday.  So what can you do to protect it?   

The sun is the best source for Vitamin D, a vitamin your body needs, but the sun directly to your scalp causes damage and dries out the natural oils in your hair. Also, UV rays from sun exposure break down hair proteins, weakening it and causing it to look dull; therefore, before you go on holiday.

Have a haircut before you travel: It would be wise to go to your hairdressers ahead of travelling. To ensure your hair is in optimum condition, spoil it by having a quick trim and maybe treatment.

 Wet your hair before going into the swimming pool:  Chlorine and hair are not a good match. It doesn't just dry it out; it makes your colour fade and in some cases turn blonde shades green. To help to combat this, wet your hair down before swimming. It fills up the hair shaft and stops the hair from absorbing the chlorine. For regular swimmers products with vitamin C in them are the best. Thanks to the acidic PH of vitamin C, it will remove any harmful residues from the hair and keep it healthy.

Guard your hair against the sand:  If you're not going to lie on a sunbed and preferer laying on the sand, protect your hair. Place a towel down to rest your head as sand dries your hair. What will help is to use a spray leave-in conditioner before and during sunbathing.

Invest in a good quality shampoo:  You may need a different shampoo to take on holiday than the one you use at home. For instance, If you are going to a sunny destination, a moisturising shampoo could be the best option. Shampoos with Vitamins A-E are good to keep your hair in the best condition.

Use a leave-in moisturiser conditioner:  Apply a moisturising leave-in-conditioner to your damp locks above all it helps to prevent dryness, taming frizz. Because you don't wash it out, it helps to give your hair the nourishment it needs, therefore, helping to smooths it. Invest in one that enriched with vitamin E.

Invest in a hair masque:  Hair masques are a must on holiday after everything you through at your hair, sun, sea, pool, laying on the beach, hairdryers/straighteners you are putting your hair through quite a lot of stress. So give it a holiday as well by using a suitable hair masque once or twice a week after shampooing. Leaving it on for at least 5 to 20 minutes depending on the manufacturer's instructions. Your hair will thank you for it.

Plait your hair to avoid frizz:  If your hair tends to frizz, and you are going to be by the pool/ sea, spray in leave-in conditioner while your hair is still damp then plate it to prevent the frizz from developing and allow it to dry in plaits.

Let your hair go natural:  We all like to go out and get dressed up when we are on holiday, and for some women, this most probably means using a hairdryer or/and straighteners. But when your hair is already bearing the brunt of the sun using heated tools can exacerbate the damage.

Use hair driers/straighteners as little as possible and embrace that holiday tussled look to reduce the damage. If you really can't live without the styling tools, be sure to use a heat protection spray otherwise invest in a quality sea salt spray to give your hair that holiday look. 

Use products containing SPF: Ensure the shampoo and conditioner you are taking on holiday includes some form of SPF. Not only will this stop your hair from drying out, but it will also prevent it from losing its colour and becoming dull. The sun will lighten almost everyone's hair. And you will lose some colour regardless of whether your hair has been coloured or not.

Women with highlights may go a lighter shade of blonde, but women with darker hair could see the sun fade their locks into brassy, red tones. It is essential to keep your hair nourished; the more nourished your hair, the less the colour will fade.

Wear a hat:  To minimise exposure, try wearing a hat when you can, Or, if you want to play around with some style options, try donning a colourful printed headscarf instead.  Now you have seen it how easy it can be looking after your hair on holiday you will be able to enjoy your holiday and keep your hair looking great.