Planning a tropical getaway this January to escape the extreme polar vortex? There’s nothing better than a sun-soaked vacation to recharge and escape those winter blues and icy weather. But while you’re packing and planning, don’t forget to stash the essentialvacation hair care goodies to ensure that your hair stays healthy and strong despite any added heat, salt, or humidity. With the proper care and the right routine, along with a super chic oversized sunhat and some SPF specially formulated to protect your hair from those nasty UV rays, your skin won’t be the only thing that comes back glowing!
Damaging UV Rays
The first thing you’ll need is a high quality and moisturizing leave-in conditioner to coat and protect your strands from the intensity of the sun. Just like skin, your hair needs a layer of UV protection in order to stay soft, healthy, and smooth. Davine’s SUHair Milk contains all the moisturizing benefits of a cream, in a light and convenient spray form. This powerhouse moisturizing milk is a great multi-tasker. It contains both UVA and UVB filters, as well as all-natural active moisturizing ingredients like pro-vitamin B5. All it takes are a few sprays before sun exposure to fully protect your hair, so you can bask in the sun without worry. Still, don’t forget your sunscreen to protect your own body!
If your hair tends be on the dryer side, it’s recommended to use a deeper moisturizing leave-in treatment prior to any sun, sea- or pool-water (which contains damaging chlorine, to boot), exposure. A good moisturizer acts as a protective barrier between your hair and any potentially damaging elements, which is especially important for those with blonde hair about to dive into the pool! A perfect option is the Anti Dryness Shield from Davine’s SU line, which counteracts the drying effects of salt and chlorine by coating the hair with a hydration shield enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants.
Lather Up Gently
Another important vacation hair tip that will not only benefit your hair but will save you precious time and energy while on holiday: try limit washing your hair to once every two to three days. Excess washing strips your hair of the natural oils and goodness it needs, leaving behind brittle, stressed out locks. Relax and unwind on your holiday by embracing the carefree no ‘poo method. Trust us, your hair will thank you!
But when it does come time to lather up, remember to use gentle sulfate-free shampoos that’ll give you the deep clean you need, while protecting your hair’s colour and natural vibrancy. The MINUshampoo (again, from Davines), specially formulated for coloured hair, provides a gentle wash without the use of any harsh chemicals.
Want to ditch the shampoo but need a little extra moisture boost? Then try adopting the co-washing method, aka “conditioner washing”, by fully replacing your shampoo with a conditioner suited to your hair type. To achieve the best results, fully saturate soaking wet hair with a healthy amount of conditioner, and distribute evenly from root to ends. Leave in for three to five minutes before rinsing and, voila!, sparkly clean hair with all the added benefits of extra shine and moisture.
With these tips in mind, remember to stay hydrated, apply sunscreen, and keep it natural. Bon voyage!