Six essential holiday hair secrets

Six essential holiday hair secrets

Going on holiday? There’s a whole host of hair challenges awaiting, from hat-induced flatness to humidity-driven frizz. Here’s how to deal with them.

Whether you’re jetting off to the Med or gently driving round the Highlands, it’s all too easy for your summer-holiday healthy glow to be let down by flat, frizzy and frankly limp hair. From a hot weather mess to a seasalt-filled bird’s nest, long-haul limpness to city-smog residue, it’s tempting just to throw on a hat and be done with it. But then you’d have hat hair too! Here are our six favourite tricks for dealing with holiday hair.

Get a head start with the right shampoo

Of course, the best start you can make is choosing the right shampoo and conditioner, and Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky is the first step in fighting frizz, keeping your hair not only dandruff-free but also glossy and silky all day long.

Defy hot-and-humid frizz

This is a perennial issue in warm countries. If you straighten your hair it might be easier just to accept your fate and embrace your curls. Either way, there are key rules to abide by if you want silky hair. Firstly, don’t rub your hair dry with a towel; instead, use the towel to gently squeeze the water out of it. Secondly, use a natural bristle brush rather than a plastic or metal one, to avoid static and breakage of long hair. Finally, use a dry oil, such as Pantene Smooth & Sleek Dry Oil with Argan Oil to tame flyaway hairs without greasiness, and protect the hair from humidity.

Revive long-haul limpness

After a few hours sleeping awkwardly in an airline seat or dozing in the passenger seat of the car, the chances are your hair looks pretty drab. There’s only one thing for it: dry shampoo. This mini miracle has come a long way since its former heyday in the 70s, and now comes in lovely scents and specialized formulations. Tip your head upside down to shake out the flatness, then treat it to a quick blast of Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo; it’s an instant reviver.

Cleanse city-break smog

Even the most beautiful cities have car pollution, and some are worse than others, leaving your hair dirty and covered in a heavy, greasy residue. The best thing you can do is use a fresh, clarifying shampoo with a zingy, citrus scent, such as Head & Shoulders Citrus Fresh, which will leave your hair feeling squeaky clean and smelling amazing.

Restyle flat hat-hair

In hot weather, there’s no better protection for your hair and face than a chic Panama hat, but the moment you remove it for lunch, you remember your squished-down hat-hair. If you’ve got longer hair, the safest option is to just pull it back into a chic, sleek ponytail in the morning – which has the benefit of making your hat stay on more securely. For shorter hair, arrange it before you put the hat on, so you end up with the right parting, and your hair is pushed in the right direction, so it’s just a matter of ruffling it back into shape. Otherwise you could end up with a real bird’s nest.

Protect beach-blown tresses

Salt-filled, windblown hair looks amazing on those magazine supermodels, but then so do skimpy bikinis! For the rest of us, it takes a little more care. Before going out to the beach, apply a leave-in conditioner or spray that contains UV protection, such as Pantene Pro-V Perfect Hydration UV Protection Spray , and pop it in your beach bag, so you can apply after each swim. Also make sure you pack a wide-toothed comb, so you can gently detangle and recondition while your hair is wet, rather than letting it dry into salty knots.

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14/12/2017

This shampoo is not just for dandruff I use it all year round not because I’ve got dandruff but because it leaves my hair in amazing condition

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Andrea 19/11/2017

Head & Shoulders is often passed over as a product just for dandruff. Smooth & Silky is one of the best products around for fantastically conditioned hair whether you suffer from flakes or not, especially if you prefer straight hair to curly but, saying that, I agree with the article - in humid conditions or on holiday you just have to give into to it and either go curly or tie it up but smooth some dry oil on first.

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Sharron 07/09/2017

I suffer with a dry flaky scalp which increases with intensity when I'm on holiday, especially in high temperatures. Using the right hair products is a must and that product is Head and Shoulders.

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Alina 07/09/2017

My hair isn't great even in everyday weather as it very fine, fly away and flat. So it really suffers on holidays. This is a fab article, I would love to try these products and see whether my horrendous holiday hair could be improved.

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21/08/2017

I tend to change shampoo brand every so often but my husband uses this all the time, with great results

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