New Delhi : These days, with more and more people leading a fast paced life, there is hardly any time to “stand and stare.”
In this ever increasing corporate culture, every once in a while, the need to recharge and rejuvenate compel us to take some time off work, and go on a vacation to any relaxing destination to sooth our tired selves.
However, before you take off for that dream vacation, it is important to take care of certain things, like your hair, which can get damaged by exposure to external elements or humidity.
To avoid the effect of humidity on your hair, following are some tips, by Javed Khan, creative head, Be U Salons, which can help you maintain your locks, even while vacationing in super humid destinations:
# Deep conditioning hair prior to date of departure – Pre-game your hair with some much needed deep conditioning treatment to lock in moisture before you leave for your trip. Doing so can help you in maintaining your hair’s moisture content even in humid weather, which can significantly reduce any frizz and avoid making it puffy. You can use olive oil or coconut oil to condition your hair. Simply massage the oil into your hair & scalp, and leave it overnight. Wash it away with a mild shampoo and you are set to take off on your vacation with well-conditioned and soft hair.
# Hair pack to relax unruly curls – Curly hair are more susceptible to frizziness cause by humidity than straight hair, and require regular upkeep, especially during summer months or in places with high precipitation. The best way to ensure your curls stay relaxed even during humid weather is by applying soothing hair packs that can significantly help control frizziness. You can use homemade masks made with banana, eggs, and yogurt, which can nourish your hair, and at the same time, help you get smooth frizz free curls.
# Avoid using any heat-based styling products – Heat-based styling products, if used frequently, can damage hair in the long run. They can even aggravate frizziness as soon as you step out in the humid weather. Thus, the best bet is to avoid taking such styling products while vacationing. If you can, simply leave your hair in its natural state and enjoy to the fullest, without worrying about ruining your look.
# Carry a travel kit with hair care essentials – To maintain your hair throughout the trip, make sure you carry hair care essentials in your travel kit. Pick basics like shampoo, conditioner, and serum, which can help you look your best in every picture you take.
# Improvise with the humidity’s effect – Despite best effort, humidity can still affect the structure of your hair, and make it appear frizzy or unmanageable. In case this happens, the best bet is to go with the flow, and improvise your look according to the weather. Opt for an updo, one of the easiest and most versatile hairstyles in the world. Apart from giving you a stylish and chic look, this hairstyle can also keep you cool, and allow you to enjoy your vacation without worrying about your hair.
So, what are you waiting for? Book that next flight to your dream destination, and flaunt your lustrous locks without any inhibition.