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These natural ingredients give your hair and skin a refresh, but why stop there? When traveling, haircare can get tricky. New climates, exposure to extreme elements and even altitudes can make your hair react with frizz, dryness or oiliness. Keep your locks lush, healthy and adventure-ready for your travels with these five all-natural hair care tips.
1. Haircare prep: know before you go.
Before you take off for your destination, consider the environment you’ll be in. If you’re heading to a humid region in the southeast like Palm Beach, Florida, that could cause your hair to produce excess oils, especially if you’re sweating. Pack some baking soda to dust your roots to help absorb oils.
For drier climates like the southwest in Phoenix, Arizona, treat your hair to a conditioning treatment a day or two before you go. You can make an all-natural DIY hair mask that locks in moisture and nutrients with just three ingredients: 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 egg, and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Combine and soak in your hair for 30 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
2. Give your hair time to dry.
Immersing yourself in your destination usually means you’ll be spending more time than usual outdoors. The frequent sunlight and heat or extreme cold might make it more fragile and prone to damage. To help keep your hair’s strength, avoid brushing it when wet, which can damage the elasticity. Instead, towel-dry and use a wide-toothed comb from end to root.
3. Create a haircare routine at night.
After a long day of adventures, make sure your hair gets proper rest, too! Consider bringing along a silk hair wrap to sleep in. It’s great for all hair types by distributing your hair’s natural oils to prevent greasiness and helps prevent tangles and knots. That means less time spent in the morning styling, and more time making memories. No silk wrap? No problem. You can also keep hair in place at night with a loose braid or low ponytail.
4. Keep your ends naturally nourished.
If you’re headed to a metropolitan destination like New York City, sightseeing might include multiple layers and hairstyles to fit the occasion. Excess product and over-washing can zap the nutrients from your hair, leaving your ends brittle. Pack a small jar of fatty oil like coconut oil, avocado oil, or extra virgin olive oil to comb through your ends and keep them healthy.
5. Protect your hair against the elements.
Planning on spending the days soaking up sun along Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, or diving head-first into the crystal clear water of Lake Tahoe, Nevada? Protect your hair from salt and freshwater with a DIY all-natural leave-in conditioner using 1/2 cup of aloe vera juice, 1/2 cup of coconut water, and 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil. Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle, shake to mix, and spray your hair 30 minutes before going into water.