If you’re one of those people, like me, whose hair just won’t behave on holiday (or anywhere else for that matter) then these are the products you need to know about, tried and tested on too many trips to list, when the weather varies from humid, misty and or wet to sun-soaked and dry.
I’ve learnt that wherever you go, if you have difficult hair, you need to take your hair dryer with you. Lose an extra pair of shoes or that jacket you will probably never wear anyway and take your own blow dryer, preferably one of these brilliant powerful and lightweight hair dryers I wrote about here in a previous post. Hotel hair dryers are quite simply never as good as your own.
Secondly for the smoothest hair wherever you are wash and dry your hair at night, not during the day. Give it the longest time possible to ‘set’. Once you go out and get in the ‘weather’ you’ll most likely lose all your hard work.
Thirdly, and this is advice from my stylist, use a masque instead of a conditioner every time if you have dry hair. Don’t leave it on any longer than you would your normal conditioner but it will give you the best chance of extra smooth, hydrated hair all the time. These are my three favourites for dry, coloured hair with a tendency to frizz (yes that’s me).
Then apply a styling cream, just a small amount, and comb it right through.
And afterwards use an anti frizz thermal protectant spray and comb that through as well while your hair is still wet.
These added layers of protection will give you the smoothest results particularly if you’re prone to dry hair and frizz, and will give you the longest lasting blow dry.
There are numerous other products which claim to do the same thing – that is – help you style your hair; these are my favourites, and when I try other styling creams and sprays I always return to these.