Maintain Your Hair Weave or Hair Extensions on Vacation

Hair Weave on Vacation…

The snow has finally thawed and the summer vacation season is here. Whether you head south to Florida, cruise to a Caribbean island or travel abroad, fabulous hair is a necessary accessory to accompany your bikini-clad body. After working months to get your body perfect, why mess up your look with a baseball cap, a scarf or worse – a scrungie! (yikes!)

The beaches down south will be super hot and humid this year. You can count on 90Ëš temps with just has much humidity; this will be a killer for your relaxed hair styles. The best way to deal with this is to get a wet and wavy (sew-in) hair weave. The maintenance is surprisingly low, after you cleanse and towel dry the hair, you can just wear it wavy. If you want to look chic for a night of dancing, once the hair dries you can straighten it with a flat iron or use flexi-curlers for a bouncy spiral look. You can go from poolside to night club with minimal time spent on your hair, after all – you are on vacation!

I know what you’re thinking…after spending so much money on the travel arrangements – Who has money for a sew-in weave? Answer: You can order The Ultimate Hair Weave Guide from Amazon to get step-by-step instructions on how to properly install and maintain your own hair weave. It’s a life saver. I used this process last year while traveling abroad and I was the only one in my group who looked just as fabulous on the flight going to Europe as I did on the flight home. After day four of our ten day trip, everyone else was in baseball caps and scarves. And let’s face it there’s no way to look sophisticated in a baseball cap.

Check out the tips below to help maintain your vacation hair style:

1. Wet your hair before swimming. The best way to protect your hair from the discoloration and drying damage that salt water and chlorine can cause is to saturate your hair with water and add a coat of conditioner prior to entering the water. The hair can only absorb so much water, so it’s best if it’s not chlorine or salt water.

2. Cleanse your hair immediately after you take a dip. You can’t simply ring the excess water from your hair after swimming. Both salt and chlorine can strip the hair of essential lubricants. Be sure to wash hair with a conditioning shampoo, or sometimes I skip the shampoo and do a co-wash (cleansing with conditioner only) to prevent drying the hair out any further. I love Mixed Chicks leave-in conditioner, while I am not a “mixed chick” chances are the hair on my head is indeed “mixed”.

3. Air dry instead of blow drying. Frequent blow drying can be very harsh on the hair.

4. Sleep in a silk/satin scarf. This will prevent breakage and make styling easier the next morning.

Bon voyage!

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