7 Hair Care Tips for Your Next Vacation

Ready to pack your bags? Check out these essential hair care tips before your next adventure.

It’s officially vacation season. And while preparing for your next getaway is always fun, it’s easy to get lost in the excitement of itineraries and packing, and even easier to forget about making hair care part of your plans. To ensure your locks look fabulous from takeoff to touchdown, we've curated seven hair care tips for your next vacation so you’re prepped and ready for anything.

Start with a clean slate.

Once you get to your destination, it can be difficult to slow down for some self-care. So before you even start packing, treat yourself to a deep cleanse with a clarifying shampoo to refresh and reset your scalp and hair. This will help remove any lingering buildup, help stretch the days in between your next wash, and prepare your hair for more styling. 

You might also consider a nourishing deep conditioning treatment, hair mask, or a fresh trim to eliminate split ends—all of which work wonders. This prep will help your hair withstand the rigors of travel and changing climates, helping to ensure it stays healthy and vibrant.

Pack travel-friendly essentials.

When it comes to hair care on the go, less is more. Opt for travel-sized versions of your favorite shampoo, conditioner, and styling products. You can also use refillable bottles if your favorites don’t come in a smaller, TSA-friendly size. Additionally, you will want to pack a wide-tooth comb or a compact, versatile hairbrush. These essentials will help you maintain your hair's health without weighing down your luggage.

Opt for simple hairstyles.

Vacation is the perfect time to embrace effortless styles—bonus points for heatless hairstyles. Think simple braids, beachy waves, or sleek ponytails. Not only are these styles chic and low-maintenance, but they also minimize the need for excessive heat styling, which can damage your hair.

Keep frizz at bay.

Whether you’re going to a humid, tropical destination or a dry, arid escape, humidity and new environments can often lead to frizz. Combat this by packing an anti-frizz serum or cream. Our Argan Oil-infused shine serum, Shine Silk, comes in a travel-friendly size and works magic on frizzy, dry hair. Apply a small amount to your hair before heading out to keep it smooth and manageable, no matter the weather.

Rinse and condition hair before swimming.

We all love a quick dip on vacation but chlorine and saltwater can be harsh on your hair. Before diving into the pool or ocean, rinse your hair with fresh water and apply a conditioner or leave-in conditioner. This creates a protective barrier, reducing the amount of chlorine or saltwater your hair absorbs.

Limit sun and heat exposure.

Your hair, much like your skin, can suffer from too much sun exposure. Wear a stylish hat or silk scarf to protect your strands from UV damage. Additionally, try to limit the use of hot styling tools, which can further dry out and damage your hair. This way, you can enjoy some fun in the sun without a care in the world.

Help strands recover with nourishing masks and treatments.

After a trip filled with sun, sea, and sightseeing, your hair will appreciate a little extra care. When you get back home, plan an at-home spa day to indulge in an ultra-hydrating hair mask or nourishing treatment. This not only helps restore your hair, but it’s also a relaxing way to ease back into real life.

With these seven hair care tips, you'll be ready to enjoy your vacation without worrying about your hair. From pre-trip preparations to post-adventure treatments, a little planning goes a long way in ensuring your locks stay beautiful and healthy throughout your travels. Bon voyage and happy hair days!