LOOKING AFTER YOUR HAIR ON HOLIDAY

Whenever I’m off for a week or two in the sunshine I stress about my hair. It’s something that always crosses my mind and I probably over think it a little too much. What if the sea water dries my hair out? What if it gets all tuggy? What if it gets noticeably sweaty in the heat? Should I tie it up? Will I burn my scalp and have sprinkles of white flakes through my hair? What if the sand grains get stuck in the roots of my hair? I honestly do think about all these things before I even go on holiday.

I’ve come up with a few bits of advice through recent experiences with my hair on holiday and I thought I’d share them with you lovely lot on my blog. My blogging mojo has been somewhat non-existent as of late so something fun and light-hearted is exactly what I need!

Let’s start with some things that have worked wonders for me. I try to use as little heat on my hair as possible when I’m abroad, *if* your scalp does get burnt you don’t want to irritate it further – try letting your hair air dry after you’ve washed it, you can create some lovely natural beach waves without any heat, or you could tie it up and get it out-of-the-way. Also, try switching to an organic shampoo, keep all of the good nutrients in your hair and do a good thing at the same time!* I also find that using a hair mask at least once whilst you’re on holiday prevents your hair from going really dry and just helps to get some moisture back in to your hair after all the beaching/pooling has dried it out.

I also want to chat a little about stuff I want to try this year (well in 3 weeks time, yay) when I go on holiday. I’ve always wanted to wear bandanas, I see so many people style them in fascinating ways, and I’ve always wondered if I can pull that off. I’ve picked up a few and I’m going to watch some YouTube tutorials and learn how to wear them – I’m usually rubbish with this kind of thing. I love the whole bandana bow look that everyone seems to rock nowadays! Additionally, I’m going to invest in a skipped hat this year, I never ever wear hats. I always end up with a burnt scalp on holiday so this year I’m investing in a hat.

On my previous holidays, I have very seldom used heat in my hair, I just go for a shower and then let my hair dry naturally. Or I’ll do some natural beach waves (super easy to do, put your hair up in a messy bun or put your hair in plaits, few hours later you’re dancing). Usually your hair dries quick on holiday anyway, get yourself a sex on the beach or a pina colada and park your bottom on a sun lounger on the veranda or by the poolside. Happy days.

I’ve always found my hair to be a nuisance on holiday, especially because it’s so thick, but when you find ways to work around it – it’s a lot less daunting. You’re there to enjoy yourself, don’t let hair stress you out, and that goes for body hair too folks! Don’t worry about the little sprouting individual hairs on your bikini line, or the little island of hairs on your leg that you missed, these things really don’t matter. I digress. We all worry a little bit too much about everything these days, don’t we?

Anyway, do you have any tips for hair care abroad? I’d love to hear them in the comments below. Oh, and keep an eye on the blog because this girl is back!*This post is sponsored. All content and views are my own, as always.*

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6 Comments

  1. May 22, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    I’ve never been abroad before, but I’m going to a festival last month and hopefully it’ll be good enough weather that I can put some of these into action. We have electric, but it’s limited, and I don’t think those I’m camping with would appreciate me unplugging something vital in favour of my straighteners, haha! I really want to try the messy bun idea–although my hair is naturally quite curly, it’s also extremely frizzy, making it look like I’ve been pulled through a bush backwards, so maybe this’ll be the answer to my prayers. I’ve tried bandannas before and they really don’t suit me, but I hope they work for you! They look really nice.

    Rebekah Gillian | https://rebekahgillian.co.uk/

  2. May 23, 2018 / 10:32 am

    I think any type of holiday can play havoc with your hair, especially if you’re always out and about and exposed to the elements! I totally neglect my hair whenever I’m away! xxx

  3. my hair is an absolute nightmare on holiday! But I love when it goes all curly and beachy from a day in the sun. I’m definitely going to give Organic Shampoo a go to try, I’m prone to dry scalp and I definitely need to stop neglecting it so much! Also hoooooow beautiful is your hair in this pic?
    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

  4. kattieh
    June 7, 2018 / 7:13 am

    Your hair is so gorgeous – I love the colour. I always stress about my hair too. I always use organic shampoo or soaps (which are really good!). Haircare is very important for me on holiday, so I always let it air dry!

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