8 Hair Tips to Survive Your Beach Holiday

Published on May 17, 2017

Heading to Bali, Maldives, Phuket or Sentosa for the June Holidays?

You're probably fretting over the frizz or how to get flawless vacation hair without trying too hard.

Breathe, relax and check out these ways to curb salty hair frizz and get the vacation hair like the girls you see in Baywatch 2017!

1. Beat the frizz with hair masks and treatments


Hair Treatment at COVO Japanese Hair Salon

Hydrate, hydrate and hydrate! The humidity during island vacation sucks all the moisture out of your hair, leaving you looking like a frizz mess. Pack a deep treatment mask or a hydrating moisturising spritz that you can spray on whenever your hair starts getting too frizzy. Consider getting a hair treatment at your favourite salon if your budget allows. A quality hair treatment that is designed to hydrate and prevent frizz will ensure that the humidity won't get the better of your locks.

2. Bring along a UV protectant or a hat


Sun rays can be very damaging not just for your skin but your hair too! Just as you won't skimp on a decent sunscreen, grab a UV protectant for your tresses as well or wear a hat while spending the day at the beach will for a more budget-friendly alternative.

3. Apply a styling gel and let it air-dry


Balayage + Beach Waves by 99 Percent Hair Studio @ Bedok Point

For those of you with natural curls or wavy hair, scrunch your hair after washing and apply a styling gel, then let it air dry. This way, the curls will set and give you beachy waves that will have everyone lusting over. 

Remember not to touch your hair as it dries as it can cause frizz!

4. Ditch the curling iron for dry rollers


Ash brown and Styling by COVO Japanese Hair Salon

Want beachy waves but don't want to spend most of your vacation styling your hair with a curling iron? If your hair is not naturally curly, you can use a dry set of rollers and put them on at night and wake up with wavy hair. Rollers are not only cheaper than buying a curling iron, they also don't take up much space in your luggage and are much lighter.

5. Bun it, braid it or ponytail it


Coiled Bun

Bun Hairstyle by 99 Percent Hair Studio @ Bedok Point

Loose waves are not the only beach-worthy hairstyle you can wear. A messy bun or a high ponytail are effortless trendy hairstyles for the beach and they are perfect for getting all that hair out of your face when it gets too hot. 

Wraparound ponytail

Ponytail by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon

You'll be channelling some serious Baywatch hotness with a high ponytail and a high-cut one-piece swimsuit to match! 

Two-Strand Braid Ponytail by Flamingo Hair Studio

Braiding sounds tough but it doesn't have to be. Other than the usual ponytail braid, you can go for the two-strand braid ponytail that is easy to create without too much fuss.

Fishtail Braid by Flamingo Hair Studio

If you want something a wee bit more challenging, a messy fishtail braid looks good at the beach as well.

6. Use clarifying shampoo afterwards


Don't just rinse your hair. Give it a thorough wash with a clarifying shampoo. The shampoo will clear the salt and the chlorine from your hair thoroughly so it doesn't feel as icky afterwards.

7. Bring your own conditioner


Conditioning is very important especially after using clarifying shampoo (as its often very drying). We would highly recommend you to bring your own conditioner as the ones usually provided by hotels are not sufficiently moisturizing.

8. Go for a perm, colour or keratin treatment AFTER your beach vacation


Blue Hair by Evolve Salon

It's understandable to want to head to the salon before your trip so your hair can look amazing in all those vacation selfies. However, there are certain services that are best done after your vacation, especially if you are intending to go for a swim. There's a reason why when you bleach your hair or go a for a keratin treatment, you are advised to refrain from swimming for at least 48 hours. The chlorine will strip the colour or treatment from your hair and leave your hair damaged. Perms will also become less curly. Hence, it's best to do these services after your holiday or a week before your vacation, and always seek the advice of your stylist.

Additional Tip: Get a beach-themed gel nail design


Design Gel Nails by Allumer Japanese Beauty Salon

Get a gel nail colour to match your beach vacation! Gel lasts longer than the standard ones so you never have to worry about your polish chipping or fading.

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