At the Costa Del, we discuss hair and holidays. So naturally the topic of "coming back with great hair from a holiday" is a heavy discussed one. Since we love the come back with a rejuvinated mind and hairdo, here are our 5 top tips to turn your holiday into a haircation.
- Ask and thou shall receive. / Always make sure to check your haircolor with your hairstylist or colorist before going on your holiday. If you're a brunette looking for a dramatic change, it's maybe better to wait with such an invase color-job 'till after your vacation. But if you're a blonde who just walked in for a "Sun-Kiss" type of bleach it's maybe better to do it right before your holiday since the sun will fade the color in a more natural to usually way to a lighter shade of blonde. Trading in the bleach session for a beach session, score.
Comb back and relax. / Our next tip, we actually adapted from a Costa Del customer with very dry hair. Every time she decices to switch up her haircolor (which is a lot) she did something she called a "conditionerweek" to make sure her hair was in tip-top well.. condition, prior to any colorchange. We since then adopted and slightly altered the technique everytime we go on a holiday. So basicly, when you wake up, before going to the beach, pool, etc just wash your hair as normal. Then afterwards, add an organic shelf-life hairmask. (Tip : look for a local or off-brand product in your holiday destination, they're usually way cheaper, and it saves on liquids in your handlugage. Just make sure that its an organic product with no sillicones) Apply it on your hair from root to tips, comb your hair back and go on about your day. The sun will make sure that the mask gets absorbed better, while the mask itself will protect your hair from sun, salt, sand and chlorine. Your hair will thank you for it, plus you will still look stylish in your low-maintenance but defined beach-waves. Before your bedtime, rinse and wash all of the sand, sea and sin out of your hair, but reapply the mask before you go to sleep. So your hair can recharge before another day of Vitamin Sea.
We're in love with the coco. / If you're at the end of your flacon of hairmask before the end of your holiday, you can always find a savior in a local grocery store. Just ignore all types of oil that are there. Because cooking oil on hair in the sun = coupe friture. But always look out for coconut oil. Preferably the organic/raw kind of coconut oil. Because pure virgin raw coconot oil has a natural protecting quality equal to SPF4-5, protecting your hair from almost 75% of UV. So coconut oil is bae. Use it the same way as the hairmask routine described in tip number 2 during the day. But make sure to wash and condition your hair at the end of the day with a regular hairmask/condtioner. Because, even though the fatty acids in coconut oil will penetrate deeper into your hair than most hairproducts to leave it nourished and shiny, it doesnt have a low enough of PH value to close up your hairshaft when you rinse it out. But it is still the ultimate budget-friendly add-on for your hairregimen.
But SPF is LIFE. / For the heavy beach-bakers out there... invest in a SPF for your hair. At the Costa Del we're loving the Protective Hair Oil by Biosilk. They have a whole summer therapy line suited for all your holiday hair-needs. But if you forgot your hairproduct at the hotel or your air b'n'b you can always rub some of your SPF in your hair. because sunprotection has some sort of little metal particles in it to reflect the damaging UV rays of the area its applied to. So same goes to your hair. And no, there's no excuse for not using SPF. Coconut oil may be bae but SPF is LIFE. So keep on rubbing it in ladies and gents. Both your hair and your skin will love you forever.
- Look hot, stay cool. / And our final tip... when you get addicted to those low-maintenance beach waves, (and trust us, you will) why not opt for a low-heat week all together? You can swith up your style with scarves, headwraps, hats, buns or braids. (Check out our various moodboards for extra inspiration.) Besides, those hotel hair-dryers are no good for you anyway.
Enjoy your holiday and with these top tips your hair will come back just as well-rested as you.