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How to protect your hair on holiday? 5 top tips to prevent damage and frizz

How to protect your hair on holiday? 5 top tips to prevent damage and frizz

Who doesn’t love a holiday? Sea, sun and relaxing by the side of the pool, what’s not to like. However, UV rays, saltwater and chlorine aren't always the kindest to our hair.

While sunkissed, beachy waves look nice at the time, your hair might start to feel dry and damaged while you’re away. But with a few simple pre-holiday tips, you can keep your hair looking and feeling healthy.

These are our top tips for protecting your hair on holiday, including pre holiday prep for your hair, what to do during your trip and more.

Find all of our items mentioned below on our holiday hair care collection page.

Firstly, invest in a good shampoo and conditioner

Investing in a sulphate free, nourishing shampoo and conditioner is the first step to looking after your hair.

Choosing shampoo and conditioner with natural ingredients can help reduce the amount of damage caused to hair on holiday. Products without sulphates or silicones aren’t as drying to your hair, so it will already be hydrated and healthy prior to your trip.

Our natural shampoo and conditioner selection is great for holidays, especially our travel sized hair care, and suitcase friendly shampoo bars.

This pair quenches thirsty hair. Our popular award winning duo – Shampoo bar and Treatment conditioner. Both moisturise dry hair to keep it soft and healthy.

Apply oil to your hair before swimming

Taking a dip in the pool? To help lock in your hair's natural moisture, we suggest coating your hair in a hair oil before going swimming, which protects it from moisture loss.

It also helps to reduce the amount of damage caused by chlorine, which dries hair out and leaves it very tangled, leading to further damage and breakage.

We love our Hairy Jayne hair oil. Voted best British product at the 2023 Natural Health Beauty Awards, our hair oil is non-greasy and made with natural ingredients - perfect for protecting your hair on holiday from damaging chlorine and drying sea salt.

Treat your hair after the beach

Hanging out at the beach all day is one of the many joys of being on holiday. However, strong UV rays and salt water can take its toll on our hair.

This is why it’s important to treat your hair after going to the beach. A hair mask or specific treatment oil are the perfect holiday hair care products for this.

Our refillable treatment conditioner can be used as a hair mask (as well as a regular conditioner) when your hair is feeling dry. It's rich with moisture locking ingredients and protein, to give dry hair the care it deserves.

We also recommend a pre-shampoo treatment, as it reduces any scalp irritation, naturally nourishes the follicles and smoothes any hair that has been damaged.

Use heat protection

Using heat protection on your hair is a must in hot weather. This not only protects your hair from the heat, but also helps reduce frizz and adds shine. The scented spray is light enough to layer up throughout the day as needed without weighing your hair down.

Our hair perfume includes heat protection, so you can enjoy glossy, healthy locks while protecting your hair on holiday. 

Add sunscreen on your hairline

Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. Your scalp is particularly vulnerable to damage from the sun, so applying suncream to your hairline, and parting if oyu have one, is an absolute must to protect your skin and hair.

Wear a hat

Alongside the steps above, one of the best ways to be sure you’re protecting your hair on holiday is to wear a hat.

Your head is more at risk from being damaged by the sun as it gets the most exposure. Wearing a hat offers full coverage of your scalp and reduces the risk of a burnt hairline.

How to protect your hair on holiday

We hope you have a great holiday! And hope this checklist helps you protect your hair while you're away. By following our advice, both you and your hair will feel healthy and relaxed after your trip.

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