WITH the UK heatwave officially over and the summer holidays in full swing, many of us are heading overseas for a holiday.
We all want to look out best on the summer break, all too often your hair lets your down.
With swimming, sun and daily styling it seems there are more bad hair days on your summer break than any other time.
So why does your hair misbehave on holiday, and just what can be done about it?
Body Fixers’ stylist Daniel Granger has the answer to this, and all your holiday hair questions.
He told Fabulous Digital: “There are many different variables that affect your hair abroad.
“When moisture molecules in the air penetrate the hair they break the hydrogen bonds that keep your hair in your desired style.
“This is the main cause of frizzy, unmanageable hair.
“The water abroad is usually softer than the water at home and this difference can also make your hair behave in unexpected ways.
“Both chlorine and sun damage can dramatically dry out the hair as well.”
The E4 show’s guru revealed the remedies for the holiday hair syndrome and the products you should ALWAYS pack in your suitcase when you go on holiday.
Here is Daniel’s guide to holiday perfect hair.
How does different water affect your hair?
Depending on where you are traveling, your shower may have hard or soft water.
Hard water has a higher mineral concentration which can line the hair and decrease shampoos lathering effect, causing skin irritations and tangling.
Softer water is not necessarily better for your hair as it can make it greasier and appear lank.
How can you stop it becoming limp and lifeless abroad?
Fine, straight hair can become limp when exposed to humidity. On this type of hair moisture from the air can sit on the surface instead of penetrating, therefore making it look lank or greasy.
To prevent limp or fizzy hair the simplest tactic is to pack a humidity blocker, this will prevent the moisture from attaching to your hair and therefore prevent all holiday hair symptoms.
Stay away from volumising products, although it is tempting to use these, they will build up in the hair and actually flatten it whilst you are abroad.
What’s the one product you should always pack in your case?
Always take UV protection and humidity blocker.
The biggest mistake people make on holiday is failing to protect their hair.
People tend to bring all matter of potions and lotions to protect and hydrate their skin. If this is what’s needed to protect your skin from damage why wouldn’t the same be true for your hair.
UV protection is sun block for your hair and will save you from dry brittle and damaged hair over time.
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