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7 Tips To Lock Down Beautiful Beachy Hair

Sun bathing might be exactly what you need for your mental health this holiday, but your hair might need a little extra help. Kick off your festive season with 7 tips that will help you lock down a beautiful beachy look whether you’re embracing your frizzy hair or choose to not get your hair wet…

 

DO YOUR ROOTS BEFORE YOU ENJOY YOUR SUMMER FRUITS

Can’t decide on when to do your hair, before or after your vacation? The answer is BEFORE. Freshly-cut ends will be a lot more manageable while you are on the go, be it on the beach or Cape Town’s beautiful wine farms. Hair is always at it’s easiest when it is healthy. Plus, having your hair freshly coloured adds that extra shine we all adore during the festivities. What are you waiting for? This time of the year, salon’s get busier and busier. Make sure you have got your pre-vacation and post-vacation appointments booked!

 

SPEAKING OF PRE-

Another tip to get your summer hair feeling healthy is to treat it to an intensive treatment for smoother, more resilient strands. It’s best to treat your hair pre-sun as opposed to after it’s been sun-damaged.

 

PACK SUN PROTECTION

Sunscreen for a summer holiday is a no-brainer. But did you know, hair needs UV protection, too? Especially if you have colour-treated hair. To shield your strands from the drying effects of the sun, pack a protective spray or cream that will keep lengths soft and supple all season. There are quite a few heat protectants to choose from. We have an excellent colour range in store that has UV protection inside the shampoo and conditioner. No extra products taking unnecessary space in your holiday bag.

 

GO SUN-KISSED IN THE SALON

At The Cottage, we are all about minimal. Low-maintenance, minimal  colour works best in summer, as it fits around a busy routine. Think balayage or baby-lights; they both require fewer root touch-ups. Book your holiday appointment and ask your stylist for one of these low-maintenance looks, and enjoy cool, surfer-girl highlights that will see you through to the end of the season.

 

BRAID FOR BEACHY HAIR

If you want to pro-long the time between washes, braid your way to a seriously salty sun-kissed finish. By plaiting your hair before you step outside, you cut down on time trying to keep your hair out your face and away from your sunscreen. By doing this, you are less likely to touch it therefore it won’t get greasy so quickly. Another bonus is that once you step off the beach and you’re ready for a night out, you simply undo your hair and you'll have beautiful, minimal effort beach waves.

 

KEEP YOUR BLONDE COOL FOR THE SUMMER

Beautiful blonde, sun-kissed hair and summer often makes a stunning holiday image, but truth be told, the sun is often the reason why your blonde hair changes to a brassy colour. Refresh your blonde hair with a silver shampoo and conditioner.

 

HOLD OFF ON HEAT STYLING

Where you can, avoid styling your hair with heated tools, like tongs or a hairdryer, while you are on holiday. Your hair can do without the high levels of heat when you’re prepping for a summer vacation, plus, we all know your suitcase doesn’t have any more space. Instead, go for a tool-free hairstyle to get a tousled look. Braid wet hair and shake it loose when dry for dreamy waves. Still craving the flawless curls you get from a curling iron? Then spritz on a heat protection spray that keeps strands safe and enhances shine.

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