December 9, 2021
A Men’s short Guide on How To Take Care of Hair When Vacationing
There is no better time than when heading off on vacation. Vacationing allows you to unwind and relax your body, soul, and mind. It’s one of the few times that you are allowed to let loose and indulge in what makes you happy.
However, amidst the adventure and fun, your hair bears all the brunt since it’s mainly left uncovered. This is because of the exposure to the sun, salty water, humidity, dust, and dirt, among other elements. However, most men only realize these effects after getting back home.
The thing is, it doesn’t have to play out that way. Below, I have curated five super simple tips on looking after your hair while traveling and vacationing.
5 Vacation Hair Care Tips for Men
1. Choose A Vacation-Friendly Hairstyle
This is where most men go wrong. Instead of a fancy hairstyle that will only hold for a few days, choose a low-maintenance, low-profile hairstyle. This also provides you with a chance to test new styles that would look good on you.
If you are unsure where to start, WiseBarber has a great compilation of men’s hairstyles for any occasion. Anyway, the most popular vacation friendly hairstyles include:
The Man Bun: This ponytail style gets inspiration from the Samurai Knot, and it’s great for those with mid-length and long hair. To make sure it’s low maintenance, go with short sides without a lot of details. Check out John Snow’s man bun in the Game of Thrones TV Series for inspiration.
A Clean Shave: While this hairstyle is not for everybody, it’s one of the least maintenance holiday hairstyles. A bald head is an excellent option for bearded men as it creates a great contrast.
However, make sure to carry sunscreen to protect your scalp from sun rays and a trimmer to keep the hair short.
Keep them messy- This is the most effortless hairstyle for traveling and vacationing. You just have to let your hair be – let it loose and step out. The style is especially great for those with curly and wavy hair. However, if you are a vlogger, influencer, or content creator who needs to keep fans and followers updated, this is not an ideal style if they are used to a clean look.
2. Bring Your Hair Products
Don’t make the mistake of leaving your hair products; especially, if you are vacationing outside the country. There is no guarantee that you will find your usual products where you are vacationing. And trying new products on holiday can turn disastrous if they mess with your hair.
So, pack the products that you use at home. While they will add a few ounces to your pack, it’s worth it. If you are packing your electric styling tools, carry a converter to avoid finding incompatible plug types.
3. Moisturize Your Hair Before And During The Flight
Many people don’t realize it, but the atmosphere inside a plane dehydrates hair strands. The cabin has low humidity and dry air that strips off moisture from the hair.
To counter this, moisturize before, during, and after the flight with a hair moisturizer. This will keep the hair hydrated, healthy, and looking good, giving you a great start for the vacation.
4. Protect Your Hair From The Sun
When on vacation, you will most probably expose your hair to direct sunlight for many hours. Sunlight contains harmful UVA (Ultraviolet A) and UVA B (Ultraviolet B) rays that damage hair follicles and your skin.
Hair damage can be in the form of frizziness, broken/split ends, thinning, and hair discoloration. If you intend to step out for several hours during your vacation, put on a hat and apply sunscreen.
5. Eat Healthy and Stay Hydrated
Drinking at least 3 liters of fluids while on the move will keep your hair healthy and vibrant. Water not only supports but also energizes hair growth. Staying hydrated will also help you steer clear from dandruff, dryness, and itchiness issues.
Ensure you eat a balanced diet throughout the vacation to supply your hair with essential nutrients. Also, drink alcohol responsibly since it can make you dehydrated, thus, impacting your hair.
When going for a vacation, try to take care of your body and soothe your mind, but do not neglect your hair. So, follow the tips above to keep yourself looking sharp during and after your holiday.