Picture: thomas cook holiday
By Kim Perry
The unfamiliar blazing heat and humidity in the air often causes chaos with your hair. After just a few days in the holiday sun you can be left with hair that feels completely dried out, frizzy and frazzled.
Professional hair stylist Hayley Brice at ‘The Cutting Shop’ in the West Midlands has the solutions to all your problems, sharing her secrets on how to keep your hair looking perfect this summer.
1. GET A TRIM
“Even if it’s the very ends.” Says Hayley, “Split ends are usually the easy targets for sun damage, so it’s always best to get rid of them before you go.”
We suggest – Book your appointment the week before, this way your hair will be freshly cut and has enough time to ‘settle’.
2. WEAR A HAT
“Even though its not always appropriate, covering your hair will protect it from sun damage.” says Hayley.
We suggest – Get yourself a straw hat, perfect for holiday heat and they look great!
3. KEEP YOUR HAIR MOIST
… and we don’t mean wet. “Leave in conditioners are a must for hair thats exposed to a lot of sun, you need to keep as much moisture in your hair as possible.”
We suggest – Use it before you go so your hair is already in the best condition.
“Plaiting your hair leaves it from going astray, and its ideal for when your in the pool.”
We suggest – The side plait and fishtail are key styles this summer, and keep the heat off your back.
5. KEEP RINSING
According to Hayley, It’s not just the sun that can dry out your hair. “Salt from sea water and chlorine from pools are just as bad as drying out hair, just quickly rinse it out to give your hair that little bit extra protection.”
We suggest – A quick rinse under those beach showers will save you running back to your room.
Our top hair picks for your suitcase…
Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance, leave in conditioner, £4.49, Superdrug.
Perfect for locking in that moisture!
Fudge Urban Sea Salt Spray, £6.99, Superdrug.
This spray is ideal for turning damp hair to perfect beach waves.
L’Oreal Anti Frizz Serum, £5.99, Superdrug.
A must have for hair thats prone to frizzing in the humidity.
(photo source: superdrug.co.uk)