Travelling is always a fun experience – you get to meet new people, experience new places and try out new cuisines. Everything is new to you and thus makes it all the more exciting. Before you embark on your next adventure, it is important to look into your beauty routine. Your hair is one aspect of your beauty routine that often gets neglected during travel. And knowing how travel changes your hair, it can be doubly devastating! You need to know the secrets to adapting to these changes so your hair will not only look beautiful but stay healthy as well.
Dry Shampoo is Your Best Friend
This is one of the handiest hair care products you can bring with you when you travel. Travel changes your hair because it is exposed to various elements – from the heat, wind, sun, humidity and the rain. If you are travelling to a foreign country, expect more drastic changes when your hair is exposed to different types of water and humidity levels that you hair isn’t used to. A dry shampoo is a great tool to have when you want to style your hair in an instant and do not want to wash your hair.
Plan Hair Care According to Travel
Even before you live, you plan your itinerary so you know what activities you will be doing and what places you will be visiting during your trip. Hence, you should plan your hair care routine (and the products you should pack) accordingly. Will you be going out a lot? Are you swimming in the beach often? Will it be a relaxing trip? Travel changes your hair according to the activities and elements you subject it too. By packing your hair care essentials, you will be ready for whatever it is to come.
Beach Hair Holidays
It might seem romantic but sand in your hair is not a good idea. The water from the ocean can be extremely damaging on your hair if you do not give it proper care thereafter. It is a good idea to carry a leave-in conditioner spray in your beach bag. Apply this to the ends of your hair after swimming. It will instantly nourish your strands and avoid that straw-like texture to it.
Don’t Rely on Free Hotel Products
You know those shampoos and conditioners in your hotel room? Yes, don’t even dare touch those. It is difficult enough to maintain your hair given the different water quality and the variation in the temperature, using products that you haven’t tested on your hair before is not a good idea. Make sure you bring your own hair products with you during travel!
Travel Hair Hacks
Below are additional hacks you can try to adapt as travel changes your hair and make it more difficult to manage:
- Pack an Alice band. A simple tool such as this can save you from hair disaster during travel. You can use it to keep hair off of your face or when you simply don’t want to let your hair down.
- Pack a foldable straw hat. A straw hat is great for protecting your hair from the elements such as the harmful rays of the sun while out and about. At the same time, it makes your outfit look extra stylish!
- Blow drying your hair is a no-no if you are traveling to countries with humid conditions. Instead, lightly apply leave-in conditioner to keep your strands moisturised.
- If you like using your gadgets while you travel, pack a microfiber hair turban. Use this to wrap your hair to avoid the cables from getting all tangled up in your hair. As a bonus? You can use this trick for wrapping your hair after going for a swim and you cannot use a hair dryer yet.
How do you keep your hair looking its prime while travelling?