5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Hair While Traveling

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Hair While TravelingTraveling is always stressful to a degree, even when you’re going on a long-awaited vacation. The stress you experience has a negative effect on your whole body, including your hair, which is exacerbated by external factors, such as recycled cabin air, sun, wind, salt or chlorinated water. As a result, your hair may become dry, dull and lifeless, making you look at your vacation photos with horror. To help you prevent this, let us give you a few tips for taking care of your hair while traveling.

Tip #1: Prepare in Advance

As they say, preparation is half the battle. Before embarking on your vacation, visit a hair salon to cut dry and split ends, touch up your roots (if your hair is color-treated), etc. Another key part of preparation is packing. Various hair accessories will surely come in handy on your trip, so don’t forget to throw some hair ties, hair clips, bobby pins, and headbands into your luggage. If you tend to get static hair, pack a silk scarf to protect your hair while you sleep.

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Tip #2: Stick to a Routine

We understand that it may be hard to stick to your hair care regimen while traveling, but you should at least try if you want to keep your hair in check. Pack travel size versions of your tried and tested shampoo and hair conditioner if you rarely have problems with your hair, or opt for special products, such as sulfate-free shampoo or extra nourishing conditioner, if your hair tends to get dry during traveling. Don’t pack anything you haven’t tried before though; vacation isn’t the best time for experimenting with new products. And don’t rely on products provided by hotels because they usually aren’t the highest quality.

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Tip #3: Try Dry Shampoo and Leave-in Conditioner

Some people complain that their hair becomes greasy faster than usual during traveling, while others suffer from dehydrated hair. There are two products that help solve these problems. To give your hair an instant refresh and make it look less dirty or greasy, use dry shampoo. It will absorb some dirt and oil, making your hair look cleaner. Dry shampoo can’t replace proper shampooing, but it will help you get through the day looking presentable. To prevent dehydration caused by dry cabin air or sun exposure, use leave-in conditioner that will keep your hair moisturized and protected.

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Tip #4: Go Easy on Styling

Heat tools aren’t particularly good for your hair, and they will only add to the stress your hair is already experiencing. Besides, styling products build up on your hair, making it appear dirtier and greasier than it is, and you definitely don’t want this to happen. Vacation is a great time to give your hair a break and skip styling or keep it to a minimum. Let your hair air dry, ditch your heat tools, and use a light leave-in conditioner or oil instead of strong hold hair sprays and mousses.

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Tip #5: Protect Your Hair at All Costs

To keep your hair healthy during vacation, you should protect it from sun exposure, wind, salt or chlorinated water, and other stress factors. One of the easiest ways to do it is cover your hair with a wide-brimmed hat, headscarf or head wrap. It will look nice in your travel photos and provide necessary protection. Make a top knot bun before going for a swim and use a lightweight UV-protecting spray to reduce the negative effects of sun exposure.

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