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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mandy 06/10/2018

Love all Head & Shoulders shampoos - always willing to try out another great new one keeping my Head Held High xx

Beat my mop

debbie 05/10/2018

Would love to try the new head and shoulders as have dandruff and fine greasy hair, can it tackle all three problems? Is it the super hero of shampoo's???

Silky Shiny Scrummy Glammy

Constance 04/10/2018

As a member of the poker straight hair club, I have nothing to hide behind so having really glossy shiny hair that doesn't look greasy within 24 hours is my constant battle. Head & Shoulders help a girlie out and give me the opportunity to look my Supreme Best :-) Mwah!

Flake free AND silky smooth

Leanne 04/10/2018

I use head and shoulders regularly and although I notice less flakes, I'm still so conscious wearing me hair down. That's why the new repair headband shoulders may well be the solution for me. Once tried, I'm sure there will be no going back for me. Head and shoulders is a well known and trusted brand. Can't wait to give the newest addition to the head and shoulders range.


lisa 04/10/2018

I always thought that head and shoulders was good is you suffered from dandruff and that is TRUE but now got the Smooth and Silky which is great for my hair with my natural curles. When I go away on holiday normally I put argan oil on my hair after being in the pool or sea. My hair never sits as the frizz takes over my hair so I normally I tie it up but at night you always want to look your best. I'm definitely going to try this Smooth and Silky and fingers crossed it will take the frizz..💆‍♀️

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