Holiday Hair Care Essentials

Hair Care Essentials for Your Holiday Getaway

Planning a vacation is an exhilarating time, but amidst all the preparations, it's crucial not to overlook your hair. Sun, chlorine, and saltwater exposure can wreak havoc on your locks, leaving them dry, lacklustre, and visibly damaged. At Stephen Young Hair Salon in West Wimbledon, we understand the significance of maintaining healthy hair even while on holiday. In this blog post, we will share indispensable tips to protect and care for your hair during your holiday.

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Chlorine Protection for Healthy Hair

Chlorine is one of the biggest problems that your hair faces, whether during a holiday or swimming in your local leisure centre. There are a few tips we can offer that will ensure your hair isn't left frazzled by chlorine damage. 

Pre-Wet Your Hair

Before taking the plunge into the pool, we recommend that you wet your hair with clean water. By saturating your strands with freshwater, you can minimise the absorption of chlorine. Just like a sponge, hair absorbs the liquids it comes in contact with, so rinsing with clean water acts as a protective barrier.

Apply a Shielding Hair Treatment

To safeguard your hair from chlorine damage, consider using a pre-swim treatment. Davines offers a wonderful option in their lineup – the Davines SU Hair Milk. This lightweight leave-in spray acts as a protective shield, helping prevent chlorine and saltwater damage while providing essential moisture and nourishment to your hair.

Wear a Swimming Cap

While swim caps may not be the trendiest choice, they are highly effective in shielding your hair from chlorine exposure. For effective protection, invest in a well-fitting, high-quality swim cap to create a barrier between your hair and the pool water.

Rinse Your Hair Immediately

After your swimming session, promptly rinse your hair with clean water. This step helps remove any residual chlorine from your hair, minimising the potential for damage. Follow up with a replenishing shampoo and conditioner, such as Davines' NOUNOU Shampoo and Conditioner, to restore moisture and maintain your hair's health.

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Safeguard Your Hair from Sun Damage

Sun exposure can leave your hair dry, brittle, and faded. Shield your hair from harmful UV rays with Davines' SU Hair and Body Wash. This versatile product not only cleanses and hydrates your hair but also provides UV protection, ensuring its health and vibrancy throughout your holiday.

Restore Essential Hydration

Saltwater and sun exposure can leave your hair feeling parched. Combat this by using Davines' SU Hair Mask, a deeply nourishing treatment that replenishes hydration and revitalises your hair. Treat yourself to this luxurious mask once or twice a week to give your hair the pampering it deserves.

Tame Frizz and Enhance Shine

Humidity often leads to unruly frizz, making it challenging to maintain sleek and polished hair while on vacation. Davines' This Is An Invisible Serum is a lightweight and non-greasy formula that effectively tames frizz, adds lustrous shine, and provides heat protection. Apply a small amount to your hair before styling to keep it smooth and manageable, no matter the climate.

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Book Your Summer Hair Appointment at West Wimbledon's Best Hair Salon

Ensure that your holiday adventures don't leave your hair looking less than beautiful. Whether you're lounging by the pool, exploring the beach, or basking in the sun, remember to follow these guidelines and give your hair the care it deserves. At Stephen Young Hair Salon in West Wimbledon, we're committed to helping you achieve and maintain gorgeous hair, even during your holidays.

Book your appointment today by calling us on 020 8946 5120 or via our secure online booking link.