It’s important to take care of your hair no matter where you are, and it’s no different when you’re on vacation. As a matter of fact, it’s more important to care for your hair while you’re at the beach or a resort, because there are so many things that can damage it. The sun, the salt, and chlorine are all factors that can break, dry, or even color your hair. Keep reading for tips on protecting your hair from vacation-related dangers!
- One of the easiest ways to protect your hair from general damage is by using a leave-in conditioner. This keeps your strands strong and coated with oils and proteins so that all the chemicals and drying particles in the water and air around you can’t get to them. Infusium leave-in conditioner is a good option, can be purchased at most drugstores, and is priced at around $7.
- If you’re going to be swimming in a pool, wash (or at least rinse off!) your hair right after you get done to remove the chlorine out of it. The chlorine, among other chemicals found in the pool, can dry out your hair, turn it a brassy green color, and damage it when left in for a long time. So if you only run water over it, that will help!
- To protect your hair from harmful UV rays, purchase and use one of the shampoos with SPF in them. It’s the same concept as applying sunscreen to your body, but keeps your hair from being damaged in the sun.
- Wearing a hat or scarf also protects your hair from the sun, and protects your scalp as well! Throw on a big floppy hat or a cute head wrap to keep your hair and scalp from burning or drying out.
- Whether you’re swimming in the ocean or in the pool, don’t leave your hair in a ponytail as you swim. The ponytail holder will get tangled up in your hair and cause breakage, and as your hair dries in it, it’ll expand and break off. Leave your hair down or use a headband instead.
- Goggles can have the same effect on your hair. When it’s wet and you’re swimming around, the rubber of the goggle straps can break it off. Try to keep the goggles free of tangling your hair, and take them off as soon as you get done. Don’t let your hair dry in them!
I hope you enjoyed these tips on protecting your hair while on vacation. Just make sure to do whatever you can to avoid drying or damaging your hair while you’re at the beach. Good luck!
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