One of the biggest challenges that I have faced since hitting the road was how to keep my hair in good condition. I know that this is something slightly vain but I really pride myself on my locks. I also love to blog and take photos about my travels and so I always aim to avoid the distressed travel look when it comes to my hair.
Throughout my years on the road I have tried really hard to make sure that my hair is in great shape and I wanted to share with your some of the tips that I use, in order to keep it looking as best as I can. Without further ado then, here is what you need to do if you want great looking hair.
Using dry shampoo over a long period of time is really not very healthy for your hair but in order to give it a short, sharp shine, this is a great rescue tool. What I love most about dry shampoo is that it comes in powdered form and so it is light enough to put in your case, you can take it through customs and you can squeeze it in to just about any pocket in your bag. Try not to overuse the dry shampoo but if you are freshening up after a long journey, this is the perfect product to keep your hair fresh.
Hair oil may not look great when you first put it on but it protects and strengthens your hair for a long time. I try to apply this oil every Monday so that it gives my hair strength and protection throughout the week. I have used this oil in the jungles of South America and the African desert and it has maintained my hair’s healthy and glowing look. You can buy this oil in very small bottles which you can easily carry with you and the effect which it gives you is absolutely beautiful.
You do need to let your hair breathe but it is also important that you do all that you can to protect it from the elements. Sand, pollution, smoke and sea water can really damage your hair and so wherever possible I would recommend that you cover up. I often like to use a scarf which is the perfect size and shape to tie up around my hair.
Keep it Down
Wherever possible, not always easy when traveling I know, try to wear your hair down as opposed to tying it up. When you tie your hair up you don’t allow al of the follicles to receive the oxygen that they need and this can lead to a greasy and natty look. Whenever you are in a hotel, on a bus or a plane, try to let your hair down and let it breath a little bit.
If you want to make sure that your holiday snaps look awesome, follow these tips and keep your hair fresh and healthy.