Holiday Haircare Tips For Healthy Tresses As You Travel

Holiday Haircare Tips: Summer 2023

The summer holidays are well on their way and it's time to start planning all those exciting excursions or daydreaming about lazy days spent poolside with a good book (and a cocktail, or two!) But one thing you might not really put too much thought in to is your holiday haircare routine!

Whether you're catching the waves or soaking up the sun (with plenty of shade, SPF, a hat, and pair of sunnies, of course!), the weather and elements you experience whilst on your break can really play havoc with your hair. In today's post, we're taking a look at some of our favourite travel haircare essentials to keep your hair care routine in check all summer long. 

Load Up On Your SPF

We all know that SPF is super important, but how often do you apply it to your scalp? Often, it's easy to forget about your scalp, especially if you have a full head of hair, but adding a scalp mist to your SPF routine will transform your locks. Ultrasun's UV Face & Scalp Mist SPF 50 is transparent and water resistant, and the mist design makes it quick and easy to apply and top-up on the go. The super sensitive hypo-allergenic formula is free from perfume, mineral oils, emulsifiers, and alcohol, so it's perfect for sensitive skin, your scalp, parting, and hairline. It protects you from UVA, UVB, and Blue Light, and is also reef friendly and ocean safe, so you can enjoy the surf worry-free. 

Fight Those Free Radicals

Environmental stressors, like pollution and the sun's harmful rays, cause damage to your locks daily. Without proper care, the free radicals caused by these environmental aggressors leave your locks looking lifeless and dull, whilst making it harder for you to style and manage. The Olaplex No.9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum is packed with antioxidants to neutralise free radicals and leave your hair detangled, soft, and shiny. It also helps to restore the bounce-back memory of your hair, and curl and wave retention. Another added benefit is that it reduces your blow-dry time, leaving you more time to enjoy your holiday!


Holiday Haircare Tips - Scalp SPF

Elevate Your Beauty Sleep

Sleep like a king or queen by taking a Hairburst Satin Pillowcase or two away with you on your break. Not only will it double the luxury of sleeping in that hotel or villa bed, but the 100% satin allows your hair to gently glide across your pillowcase which reduces frizz, static, and hair breakage, allowing you to wake up to a smoother, stronger, and more manageable mane. 

Boost Your Scalp Care Routine

A healthy scalp helps to lead you towards healthy hair, so taking care of your scalp is super important. Using a weekly scrub like the Grow Gorgeous Scalp Detox Scrub helps to remove product buildup and stimulate cell renewal. Ideal for greasy hair and hair that suffers from product build up, it's the perfect scalp refresher after a sun-soaked day.

Level up your scalp care routine with the Hairburst Scalp Stimulating Massage Brush. The soft silicone bristles help to lather up your shampoo as you massage away, stimulating scalp circulation and giving your scalp a deeper cleanse. Not to mention a totally relaxing hair wash experience!

Give Your Tresses Some TLC

Sun, sea, and TLC are what our FTF team's holiday dreams are made of, so take care of your tresses after a long day at the beach with the K18 Leave-in Molecular Repair Hair Mask. A cult favourite product, this leave-in treatment absolutely flew off our warehouse shelves within the first day of launching, and with incredible, proven results, there's no wondering why. In just four minutes, the treatment works to reverse hair damage, leaving your hair restored, soft, smooth, and full of healthy bounce. It's suitable for every hair type and is also colour-safe. 

If you're looking for a quick boost, hydrate, repair and soften your hair with R+Co's Sun Catcher Vitamin C Leave In Conditioner that deeply penetrates your hair cuticle and gives your hair a dose of protective ingredients that help to defend against environmental damage and UV rays. 

Another great product you'll love to try is the O&M Project Sukuroi balm. This deeply reparative treatment revitalises and reconstructs even the most dry, damaged, and brittle hair, adding a gorgeous gloss and shine to your locks. 


Holiday Haircare Tips: Beach-perfect hair

Don't Forget Your Tools

Gently combing your conditioner or treatment through your locks helps to distribute the products better to give you the best results. Our customers love the Cantu Thick Detangle Comb. Handy to travel with, the comb has large rounded teeth that help to minimise hair breakage, and the design has an anti-slip handle that helps you detangle knotty locks with ease. Cantu is a fantastic brand for textured hair, and with intensely nourishing products alongside their hair tools, they have some perfect home-to-holiday routine additions.  

Support Healthy Hair From Within

Your best hair care routine wouldn't be complete without a supplement boost to support your body from the inside out. Revive Collagen's Enhanced Plus collagen drinks come in handy sachets that are perfect to throw in your case and take on the go. Each sachet contains 10,000mg of type 1 hydrolysed marine collagen, along with an expert blend of nutrients and vitamins that support your skin, body, and hair. The addition of hydrolysed keratin helps to hydrate, strengthen, and nourish your hair from within, whilst retinol helps to promote skin renewal and enhance the production of collagen to give you brighter, more youthful looking skin. 

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Ultrasun UV Face & Scalp Mist SPF 50 150ml

This transparent and water resistant UV Face and Scalp Mist offers high broad-spectrum protection from UVA, UVB, Infrared A and Blue Light. With an integrated antioxidant complex, the lightweight mist delivers a non-sticky feeling on...

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A purifying pre-wash treatment, Grow Gorgeous Scalp Detox Scrub gently exfoliates, deeply cleanses, and immediately detoxifies the scalp.

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R+Co Sun Catcher Vitamin C Leave In Conditioner.R+Co Sun Catcher Vitamin C Leave In Conditioner
R+Co Sun Catcher Vitamin C Leave In Conditioner

Nourish and protect your hair with R+Co Sun Catcher Vitamin C Leave In Conditioner, infused with antioxidant-rich Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid to help protect hair from UV damage and lock-in hydration.

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O&M Project Sukuroi

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Enjoyed our post and want to stick around a little longer? Great! Come have a read of one of our recent posts: Glow As You Globetrot! Our Best Travel Beauty Essentials where we're helping you stock-up on your summer stash full of the ultimate on-the-go travel beauty essentials from our virtual Beauty Travel Shop!