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  • Festival Hair Top Tips
    Heading to festival for the first time? Or just want to know how to get the most out of your hair? Read on! One thing about heading to a festival is the question of...what am I going to do with my hair?! Up to 5 days of no washing or heated styling, and if upcoming festivals are anything like the recently Glastonbury Heatwave, there could be the potential for dry and frizzy hair to make an appearance too! Here's our guide on how to get the most of your hair at a festival, so you can look good from day 1, right until the trek back to the car at the end of the weekend! Pre Festival Styling Wash your hair before heading to the festival, make sure you use a moisturising conditioner. This will help protect against sun damage, and will keep your hair under control for longer. Think about curling your hair with tongs before you go. It'll look better for longer and won't require as much attention when it comes to styling. Straightened hair will kink and once it's done that there isn't a lot you can do! Start with waves and go from there! Your New Best Friend We would recommend avoiding too many products during the festival, especially waxes and oils, over time these can make your hair a little more greasy, and there is no way of washing it out until you get home! However there is one product we would definitely advise taking with you... Dry Shampoo! There is a huge range out there, for all different hair types. But essentially their job is to remove all the excess oils from your scalp, and adds a little more life to your hair before the next wash. Simply spray and work into the roots of your hair, it'l' help add volume and will make it easier to style. Don't Touch! Try not to touch your hair too much, if you've got a fringe think about pinning it away from your face. The more you touch your hair the quicker it'll feel greasy. Tie it back if you think it'll get in your way! Accessories! There are loads of great accessories out there perfect for a festival look. From headbands to barrette clips, all will help your hair look it's best for you festival weekend. A festival is a great time to experiment with new styles, so why not add a flower crown, o something different! They look great and can help disguise any unruly, messy hair! Plaits & Braids The final couple of the days of the festival are the biggest test for your hair. This is where plaits and braids come in handy. They look super cool, and it's a great way to control any unruly hairs that just can't be tamed. We loved dutch braids, and maybe add some glitter* too, you're at a festival after all! *Make sure you purchase biodegradable glitter! And that's it! Our top tips on styling and managing your hair at a festival. What other top tips would you recommend? Let us know! We Recommend... Looking for that perfect, all round product to take with you? We recommend the Oway Plant and Mineral Refresh. This powder absorbs excess oil in your scalp, volumises your hair and gives it that extra life to last between washes. It's a great product to take to a festival and will help you get the most out of your hair, allowing you to style it as you wish every day!
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  • Holiday Hair Care Tips
    Summer is here, which for many of us means a week or two in the sun, enjoying cocktails and spending days lounging around a pool. You’ve thought about what outfits to pack and you have dug your passport out the back of the drawer, now there is one thing left to thing about… your hair! The sun, sea and chlorine from the pool can do more damage to your hair than you may realise. It can become dry, brittle and prone to snapping, and in need of some major TLC! Keep reading on to find out just a few top tips we recommend to keep damage to a minimum and your hair smooth and luscious throughout your holiday. Pre-Holiday Trim Before you board the plane it’s a good idea to head to your salon and just get the ends trimmed. Freshly cut hair won’t be as likely to split and should help stay in good condition throughout your trip. If you are wanting to colour your hair, we recommend getting it done at least a month before your trip, as the sun can lift and fade new colour. Speak to your salon to find out the best times to get your pre-holiday hair! Chlorine and Chemicals While you’re away your hair is likely to come in contact with chlorine, sun cream and more. Left in your hair for too long this will begin to cause damage. Rinse your hair with water before you swim, as I’ll soak up less of the chlorine while you’re in the pool. Each time you get out the pool try and rinse your hair thoroughly to get as much of the chlorine out as possible. Avoid Heat Styling Try to limit the use of hair dryers and styling tools. Your hair will already be drier than usual from the heat and sun. Let it dry naturally, and maybe add some texture spray to add some natural beach waves. Your hair will thank you for it later! Wear a Hat If you're sat out in the sun, especially during the hottest part of the day, don't forget to wear a hat! Your scalp can easily burn in the sun, and will do some pretty nasty damage to your roots in not protected! You can also buy Hair Sun Cream which will also protect against sun damage. Treat Your Hair to a Mask It might be worth packing a hair mask into your case. If while you’re away, your hair is starting to suffer a little, spend an hour or two on an evening giving it a little love. Use a hydrating hair mask, and maybe add a hair oil too! It’s important to protect your hair from root to tip in order for it to stay in good, healthy condition in the sun. Post-Holiday Trim It’s probably worth popping back to the salon after your trip, especially if you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun and pool. Ask for a quick trim to remove any split ends and maybe a deep conditioning treatment too, to add a bit of life back into your locks. We have a great range of treatments in the salon that can help restore your hair to its former glory!
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