Travel nourishes the soul, as they say—but the hair? Not so much. Sun exposure, humidity, dirt, and saltwater are merely a few of many environmental factors that can damage your precious locks. Given that no one really wants to spend two hours on their hair while on vacation, it’s no wonder why many of us come back with dull, frizzy tresses.

If you’re looking to keep your locks in tip-top shape throughout your travels, you’re in the right place. Here, we’ve listed a few tips to show you how to take care of hair while traveling.

 

Keep your hair moisturized throughout a long-haul flight

Moisturize your hair before any flight. Cold, recirculated air seeps all the moisture out, making your hair look dry and dull the moment you land. While drinking water does aid in keeping your locks nourished, adding natural oils works even better as they instantly moisturize it.

The Moroccan Gold Series Argan Oil is suited for all hair types. Made from pure Moroccan Argan oil and enriched with keratin, it revitalizes dry, damaged hair, making it effortlessly stunning all day long.

Add the oil to the tips of your strands if you’re landing during the day and you need to head off to your first destination as soon as you land. If you can shower before your first travel activity, you should lather your hair with oil.

During a long flight, you may even lather your tresses in a mask. Moroccan Gold Series’ treatment mask has a revitalizing formula that fortifies each strand and seals splits ends.

Use serums before you style your hair

Many of us want to look good in our vacation photos, especially for Instagram. Before you style your hair using a curling iron or a straightener, apply a serum. It should keep your hair protected from potential damage. At the same time, it should nourish your locks.

Designed for styling and finishing, the Moroccan Gold Series Leave-In Mask can protect your tresses from heat and UV damage. It can moisturize your hair, smoothen it, and seal split ends. It gives you a quick, easy boost even when you’re on the go.

Apply dry shampoo if you can’t wash your hair

Travel won’t always go as planned. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you can’t wash your hair or in a place where shampoo isn’t readily available, dry shampoo will come in handy. Every female traveler should include it in their packing list. It can easily turn a bad hair day into a good one minus the hassle of a full-on wash and blow-dry.

Dry shampoo cleanses your hair and scalp from oil. It makes your hair look fresh and clean. Moreover, it nourishes and volumizes your locks. Just make sure to apply it carefully. Sprinkle a thin layer all over your head. Distribute it evenly, then run your fingers through your hair. As it comes in powder form, make sure to remove any visible signs of the dry shampoo. You don’t want to look like you’ve got dandruff.

Pack haircare products for a trip to the beach

Lounging by the ocean might give you the tan you’ve always dreamed of and those cool-girl beach waves. However, saltwater can make your hair parched, while the scorching sun can discolor it.

Coconut oil makes an excellent haircare product for a beach or pool day. Much like saltwater, chlorinated water can make your hair frizzy and brittle. Thus, if you intend to spend an entire day in the sea or the pool, you might want to lather your locks with a generous amount of coconut oil beforehand. Wrap your hair up in a towel and make the product sit for as long as you can. This will give your lovely tresses the protection they need.

Avoid washing your hair every day

There’s no need to wash your hair every single day. The scalp has natural essential oils that maintain the hair’s pH level. Washing it every day actually does more harm than good as it makes your locks go dry. Ideally, you should wash your hair every two to three days, ultimately depending on what you want.

You might want to consider using swim caps to keep your hair dry. However, if you’re someone who loves to swim in the ocean or the pool, you can always keep your hair protected using the products we mentioned above.

 

Whether you’re exploring tourist traps, hiking up a mountain, or going surfing, you’re exposing your hair to many environmental factors that can damage it. But there’s nothing to worry about because you can easily protect and treat your hair, even when you’re 35,000 feet off the ground. Pack your travel-friendly haircare essentials and you will never have a bad hair day.