A perfect hairdo on the go is easier said than done. Fixing your hair in the comfort of your own bathroom is already quite a job, so what to do when you are away from home?
The right voltage
When you are on a trip, make sure you have a hair dryer with you that can be used on 230 or 115 Volt. If you don’t have one, get yourself a universal electrical adapter that offers connections for any type of socket. You wouldn’t be the first person with a totally useless hair dryer in their luggage.
Silky gloss in your handbag
People who are on the road regularly know that you don’t always find the time to dry your hair with a blow dryer. That’s when a bottle of hair serum or silk gloss comes in handy. It’s ideal to quickly dry your hair and then apply a small amount of serum. The serum fixes dry ends, gives your hair a radiant shine and prevents it from going fluffy. This makes a quick brushing so much easier.
Before and after swimming
It’s not only important to take care of your hair after swimming. Before you enter the water, apply a deep conditioner or hair mask to protect your hair from chlorine damage. The first thing to do after your swim is to thoroughly wash your hair to remove all chlorine. Then air dry your hair or use a blow dryer with moderate temperature.
How can you prevent static electricity in your hair when travelling by plane? Before you get on the plane, try to wet your hair a bit. You can use a leave-in conditioner for this that will moisturize and nourish your hair despite the dry air on the plane.
Gone up in smoke
Had a late night out? We all know how disgusting the cigarette odor in your hair can be. There is, however, an easy solution. Just use your hair dryer to blow through your hair. The smell will be gone in no time!
Wet is bad
Don’t use your hairdryer on soaking wet hair. It’s better to first air dry your hair and wrap it in a thick towel. This pre-drying makes it so much easier to model your hair and will save you a lot of time. Brushing is easiest when done on damp hair, so before you start it’s OK to blow dry your hair for about 80 percent. Always use styling products. If you want to use your blow dryer daily, make sure you use protective and nourishing products to protect your hair from the dryer’s heat.
Hot hot heat
Never use your hairdryer on highest heat to save time. It’s comparable to driving a car. Whether you drive at 70 or 80 mph has little impact on your time of arrival. On the highest heat setting your hair will be dry a couple of minutes sooner, but it will also look dull because of the damage caused by excessive heat.
From top to bottom
It’s never a good idea to dry your hair from top to bottom. Use a hair clip or hair elastics to separate your hair in different sections. Next, take a lock and turn it around the brush while pulling the lock upwards. Repeat this until the lock is dry and move on to the next part. When you are finished, blow dry your hair on cold setting to model it and add some extra volume. It will make your hairdo look more lively. To add more definition after brushing, use finishing products like hair spray, wax or gel.