Hair Care Tips for Tropical Destinations
One of the last things you want to happen on your tropical vacation is to experience a bad hair day (or days, for that matter) and end up with a frizzy do on all of your pictures. So if you are planning an excursion to a destination where the weather is hot and humid, here are the best hair care tips for your hair during your trip: (Image Credits: Element 5 digital/Pexels)
Condition, condition, condition
Aside from packing your moringa for hair growth, don’t forget to bring more than enough conditioner to last you for the entire trip. Prolonged exposure to heat and can evaporate the moisture in your hair, making your locks appear more frizzy and dry while also leading it to lose its shine.
If you want to avoid dry and frizzy hair during your trip, deep condition your locks the day before your trip. The conditioner will create a protective layer around your hair and prevent moisture from evaporating in hot weather. At the same time, deep conditioning helps weigh down your hair so that it doesn’t stick up in all different directions while you’re enjoying your time under the sun.
Use conditioner every two to three days during your trip. If you are going swimming, it’s a good idea to use a conditioner after shampooing to lock in the moisture in your hair strands, especially if you’re swimming in saltwater.
Avoid heat styling
As much as you might want to style your hair to perfection with hairdryers and curling irons during your trip, it can make your hair dry and brittle. Avoid using heat treatment on your hair during your tropical vacation, or limit the use of heat styling products to once every three or four days. If you can’t avoid using heat on your hair, apply oil to your hair before styling to provide a layer of protection against extreme heat.
In a tropical destination where the air is mostly hot, you probably won’t need to use a hairdryer to dry your hair anyway. Moreover, the humidity will most likely bring out the natural curls in your hair even if you straighten it beforehand.
Wear a hat
Extreme heat can bring out the worst in your hair and scalp, primarily if you are not used to tropical weather. Hence, if you plan to spend a lot of time under the sun, wear a hat or a headdress to protect your hair and scalp against UV rays.
Wash with warm and cold water
In a place where the weather is hot, you’ll probably find it uncomfortable to use hot water anyway. Take showers with warm water instead. Warm water will help open up pores and remove dirt, product residue, and grease from your scalp and hair without taking away essential oils and moisture. Afterward, rinse your hair with cold water to close up your scalp’s pores and add luster to your hair strands.
Pack a hair serum
Let’s face it. Your hair might not be entirely frizz-free for the duration of your trip. To avoid looking like you’ve just stepped out of bed, use a lightweight hair serum to tame flyaway hair without making it look greasy.
Wet hair before and after swimming
Chlorine is another big enemy of hair. So before diving into the pool, wet your hair thoroughly during your pre-pool shower. Aside from removing excess dirt, grease, and residue from your hair and body, coating your hair with water will help decrease the amount of chlorine that gets absorbed into your hair strands.
After swimming, take another shower to remove as much chlorine from your hair and body as possible. It’s also wise to use a conditioner after swimming to bring back any moisture that your hair has lost while in the water, mostly if you don’t wear a swimming cap.
Tie your hair up
If you have long hair, you’re going to be feeling even hotter and sweatier if you leave it down. Always bring a scrunchie with you so that you can tie your hair up and keep it out of your face. Moreover, make sure your hair is tied up if it’s a particularly windy day to avoid tangles.
Hair dryness, frizziness, and excessive greasiness are all common conditions for people in tropical areas. But with enough preparation and hair care strategies, you can keep your locks healthy and shiny throughout your much-awaited tropical vacation. hair care