The summer is finally here which can only mean one thing … holiday season is upon us. Whilst filling your case with essential items such as swimwear and factor 50 you should also be thinking about your hair care.
For most, when your away all you want to be concerned about is when your next cocktail is coming and what sites you wish to visit, the last thing you want to be thinking of is your hair. So do not worry we have it covered in this simple guide, from the essential items you will need to top hair styling tips whilst your away.
How should we prepare our hair before holiday?
Ensuring your condition is at its finest before you depart is a great start, asking your stylist what products are best for you to use to help moisturise, protect and nourish your hair. If you are not already using a fabulous professional shampoo and conditioner then you should be… as your hair will thrive from the specially formulated ingredients in all professional products. Intense conditioning treatments and leave in conditioners are also great for use prior to your holidays.
The Gaudi recommended leave in conditioners are:-
L’Oreal Professional’s Vitamino Colour 10 in 1 Spray Creates protection for hair colour radiance, shine, soft feeling, consistency, heat protection up to 230 degrees, detangling, helps blow-dry, anti-breakage, helps reduce the appearance of split ends and protects against the look of frizz.
MIZANI 25 Miracle Milk
A lightweight leave-in treatment that provides 25 benefits in just one bottle. This easy-to-use product preps hair for styling, helps detangle with less breakage, provides moisture, protects against heat damage and is free of paraben, sulfate, drying alcohols and mineral oil. Made with hydrating coconut milk and fennel seed extract, this leave-in treatment works miracles on natural, relaxed or transitioning hair. Spray on freshly shampooed hair and use to detangle, strengthen and moisturise hair while styling or on dry hair as a daily refresher.
L’Oreal Professionals Solar Sublime Spray A light, leave-in mist formulation that features Mexoryl S.O and provides instant conditioning protection for hair during sun exposure, shielding it from drying effects, while leaving it looking super shiny. A simple spritz to improve your hair’s summer sun strategy. This is a MUST HAVE for your holiday packing list!!
Secondly a heat protection is also essential, all of the recommended products above contain heat protection however if your after that something extra ghd offer a heat protection spray.
ghd Style Heat Protection Spray provides an invisible barrier against everyday heat damage on damp or dry hair. Containing the unique ghd Heat Protection System, this spray can be layered with other styling products to create the result you desire.
The newest product we have to offer here at Gaudi which helps with all your holiday needs is the Serie Expert Nutrifier blow dry cream. With the right dose of nutrition it helps to protect the hairs fibre from heat up to 230°c, helps hydration and penetrates coconut oil. Rich in essential fatty acids, it nourishes the hair without weighing down. Nourished, hair is instantly transformed : softer, more supple, shinier and more resistant.
The signs of dry and heat damaged hair include a raised hair cuticle, hair that lacks shine, feels rough and tangles easily. If left untreated, hair becomes more fragile and prone to breakage. This is where your stylist can recommend you a fabulous shampoo and conditioning treatment for continual use, not just on your holiday but all year round.
The next thing to think about is your hair colour and cut. If you do not get rid of split ends in advance the sun, sea and swimming will make them travel faster and further up your hair. Ensure you have a good trim at least two weeks before you go. Ensure you leave a small amount of time between your colour and your departure. This will ensure the hair has enough time to settle and if you need you can apply a treatment to strengthen your hair prior to going.
Try and wear your hair up during the day on your holidays. A top knot is perfect pool-side hair, You can keep the water out of your hair when in the pool or sea, but it won’t collapse if you do get it wet. It is elegant in photos as it elongates your neck. Plaits, braids and twists are also great ways of ensuring your hair is safe and slightly protected from the chlorine and sun but also look fabulous. Ask your stylist at Gaudi to show you quick and easy ways to create braids, plaits and twists. Thousands of hair tutorials are also available online and give really great step by step videos showing you how to. Hair accessories such as hat and scarfs are also brilliant forms of protection but keep you looking stylish on the beach.
Don’t forget that although many hotels provide products such as shampoo, is it always best to take your own. Small travel size bottles are available for a huge amount of professional products however you can also transfer these to personal bottles that are suitable to travel.
Lastly we hope you have the most amazing holiday ever, we look forward to hearing all your stories when you return.
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