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The Ultimate HAIR Travel Guide: Secrets to Managing your Hair on Your Travels

Traveling to different destinations can be an exciting adventure, but it's important to consider how the change in climate can affect your hair's normal performance. Whether you're heading to a tropical paradise or a chilly mountain retreat, understanding how climate variations impact your hair can help you maintain healthy and well behaved hair throughout your journey.

When traveling to different countries and cities, it's important to consider the impact of water quality on your hair. The hardness or softness of water, as well as the presence of minerals, can greatly affect the texture and manageability of your hair.

For instance, in my salon, I adapt the products I use based on the specific water and climate of each location. Sydney, with its humid climate and hard water, requires a different approach compared to Melbourne, which has softer water and a drier climate. This difference in water quality has a significant impact on how your hair will respond to cleansing in the shower.

One of my best tips for traveling is to use a shampoo and conditioner from the region you are residing in. By doing so, the cleanser is better balanced with the local water, increasing your chances of managing your hair effectively.

In addition to adapting your hair care routine to the local water, it's vital to stay hydrated both inside and out. Drinking plenty of water will nourish your hair from within, promoting its health and vitality.

External hydration is equally important, and using a leave-in moisturiser can help combat the dryness that often accompanies travel. Look for products specifically designed to provide hydration without weighing your hair down, ensuring your hair remain soft and manageable throughout your journey.

When it comes to ensuring a good night's sleep during your travels, don't forget to pack a StayStyled satin pillowcase. This hair saviour will protect and preserve your styling efforts from the moment you rest your head on the airplane seat headrest to the hotel pillow. The smooth satin silk like fabric helps reduce friction, preventing tangles, frizz, and breakage, allowing you to wake up with beautifully styled hair no matter where you are.

Remember, while exploring the world, your hair deserves the best care to stay healthy and styled. By adapting your hair care routine to the local water, staying hydrated, and using hair-friendly accessories like StayStyled Satin pillowcase, you can enjoy your travel adventures while keeping your hair looking its best.

So, whether you're embarking on a European adventure, tropical getaway or a thrilling winter escapade, be prepared to embrace the unique challenges and opportunities that different climates present. With the right hair care routine and a few travel essentials, you can confidently manage your hair with ease wherever your adventures take you.

Your Travel Check List for your Hair:

  • Pack a leave-in moisturiser: Keep your hair hydrated and protected throughout your travels by using a nourishing leave-in moisturiser. It helps to combat dryness and maintain the health and vitality of your hair.

  • Opt for shampoo & conditioner from your holiday destination: Consider using hair care products that are specifically formulated for the local water and climate conditions. This helps to maintain the balance and performance of your hair, leaving it easier to manage and style.

  • Don't forget heat protectant: If you have coloured hair or natural silver/grey hair, it's important to shield it from heat damage. Before using any styling tools, apply a heat protectant spray or serum to minimise the risk of colour fading or hair damage.

  • Travel with a StayStyled satin pillowcase: Invest in a satin pillowcase to protect your hair while you sleep. Satin reduces friction and minimises hair breakage, ensuring your hair stay smooth and frizz-free. Whether you're on an airplane or staying in a hotel, your satin pillowcase will be a reliable hair saviour.

  • Stay hydrated inside and out: Remember to drink plenty of water to keep your body and hair hydrated from within. Additionally, consider using a moisturising spray, mist or cream to replenish moisture throughout the day, especially in dry or humid climates.

These tips will serve as a handy checklist for your travels, helping you maintain healthy, manageable hair while exploring new destinations or enjoying your well deserved relaxing break.

By Natalie Varrasso


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