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How to look after your hair on holiday

How to look after your hair on holiday
Team LF
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Some love their holiday hair - fresh out-of-the-sea waves and salty, gritty texture can create an effortlessly chic look, but others struggle with their locks when they go on holiday.

Exposure to too much sun, chlorine and salt-water can often leave your hair feeling dry, brittle and in need of some serious moisture. Protecting your hair before and repairing your hair after a day out in the sun can help to uphold the health of your hair, keeping your locks soft and smooth.

Protect your hair

Protect your hair against the damaging effects of salt water, chlorine and UV rays with the Philip Kingsley Swimcap Treatment. Originally formulated for the US synchronised swim team, the treatment delivers maximum protection against dryness and discolouration so your hair looks beautiful and hydrated no matter how long you spend in the water.

Simply apply to your hair whilst damp in small sections and comb through. Leave on your hair all day long to protect your locks against the sun and the sea.

Give your hair a detox

After a day in the sun and exposure to sea or pool water, your hair is in need of a detox. Cleanse and clarify your locks with the Aveda Sun Care Hair & Body Cleanser, a wonderful two-in-one product which helps to refresh both your skin and your locks. Enriched with Organic Coconut Oil and Vitamin E, the cleanser nourishes your hair, replenishing moisture which may have been lost throughout the day.

The refreshing, tropical aroma of Neroli, Ylang Ylang and Cistus makes the Sun Care Hair & Body Cleanser a real treat to use on your getaway.

Soothe and replenish

Specifically designed for your hair after a day in the sun, the TIGI Bed Head Totally Beachin' Mellow After-Sun Conditioner nourishes your hair and repairs damage which may have been caused by UV rays. The balm-like conditioner is enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to target any signs of damage to leave your hair looking and feeling its best.

Choose the right brush

It is more important than ever to be gentle with your hair when you're on holiday. Tangle Teezer's The Wet Detangler is the newest addition to the Tangle Teezer line up and is the perfect brush to take away with you on your summer holiday. With 325 unique teeth-like bristles, the brush glides through your hair, combing through knots and tangles without pulling on your hair.

Perfect to use when your hair is wet, we love using Tangle Teezer's The Wet Detangler to comb through our conditioner whilst in the shower to banish any matted or knotted hair without tugging or pulling.

Use a hair mask

This step is essential once your home from your break in paradise. Using a deeply hydrating hair mask will replenish all the moisture lost from your locks. The L'Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Solar Sublime Sun Masque has been specifically formulated to treat and nourish your hair after exposure to the sun.

The masque provides intensive care whilst helping to rid your locks of salt, sand and chlorine particles to leave your hair feeling refreshed and glossy.

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