Summer is here once more, and we are all looking forward to our vacations, aren’t we?
But while you’re enjoying yourself, sipping exotic cocktails under the sun, you should also dedicate a few moments of your attention to your hair. There are numerous factors that will have negative effects on it, and you should think and plan ahead in order to counter them all.
I know that nobody wants to think about these kinds of things while on vacation, but you’ll come to realize that with just minimum of efforts comes a great prize when your hair’s health is concerned. I mean, you should also make it a great vacation for your hair. Factors such as sun, salt, shoreline air can al affect negatively the overall health of your hair, and you can completely prevent it by simply following a couple of easy steps. That’s why I’m here, to teach these steps to you, and make it one hell of a vacation for your hair also.
Summer is the best time of all for your luscious and vibrant hair to shine, but there are those factors that will do anything in their power to prevent it, and leave you with some pretty uncomfortable consequences along the way. Some of those consequences are, but not limited to split ends, faded color, and a very dry and brittle texture. You don’t want to be dealing with these as your vacation’s aftermath, so you might as well prevent it, rather than cure it afterwards.
Enough chit-chat! We’ve wasted enough time trying to convince you. I’ll let my steps speak for themselves. They’ll certainly do much better job than I could ever have by just showing you how simple they really are.
First step would be to take your surrounding geography into serious account. You must calculate in the place you have chosen to be your vacation destination, as different places all around the world will have different impact as far as your hair is concerned. That’s why you need to have some basic climate information in order to prepare yourself to combat the weather adequately. For example, if you’re choosing a place near the equator as your vacation target, you should know that the heat from the sun will be far more intense the nearer you get to the equator. Stronger sun will automatically mean more potential damage for your hair. You locks are much more prone to drying out there, and your color is far more likely to start oxidizing if it’s subjected to intense heat. All the hairstylists agree that being closer to equator and being subjected to intense sun heat is very likely to change the very texture of your hair. You won’t even recognize it, and once you see something is happening, it’ll usually be far too late to react adequately. You want to go fully prepared to face that kind of factor, and all it requires is a little bit of preparation and info searching before you depart.
Getting a haircut before you set sails is certainly a good idea. It’s no hassle, and you don’t have to be drastic about it. Simply trimming your ends will be quite enough to do the trick. The sun will constantly suck out moisture out of your hair, and the weakest parts will start dying out slowly. Your ends are those weakest parts, and by trimming them a bit before you go you’ll make sure to give your hair the best fighting chance possible. Hair stylists generally suggest trimming your ends every 6-8 weeks, but in this case, they all agree it’s better to simply do it before you go to vacation, and then hold it off a bit. All those factors I’ve mentioned before will give your hair quite a beating, so it’s best to address the damage after you get home. Then you can apply some therapy to your hair to counter the effects, and do some thorough conditioning process along the way.
But, the whole fight begins in your shower. Be sure to pick up a good moisturizing shampoo, and a great conditioner. It’ll more than prepare your hair for what lies ahead.