Your flights and accommodation are booked, your bikini is sorted and your fake tan is flawless. All that's left to do is pack the perfect summer holiday hair kit. Here's what you need in your travel case...
Any seasoned traveller knows there's a fine line between under packing and over packing. Suitcase size and weight limit means packing all your usual hair products isn't an option. On the flip side, you don't want to be stuck with sub-par hair in your holiday happy snaps! Here's our guide to the hair care and styling items that should make the cut...
1. Shampoo & conditioner
Yes, your hotel provides those cute little complimentary bottles, but their quality usually isn't great – particularly if you have specific hair concerns. Ladies with coloured hair, curly hair, frizz-prone locks or super fine hair are far better off packing their usual treatment shampoo and conditioner. If bottle size is an issue, invest in some travel friendly mini tubes and fill them with your chosen product.
2. Dry shampoo
You didn't travel to a gorgeous summery destination to spend it locked in the hotel bathroom! A dry shampoo is a lifesaver for salvaging your hairstyle in-between washes, particularly if you've gotten a bit sweaty while lounging in the sun. Throw a can of L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Morning After Dust into your check-in luggage. (If it's in your carry-on, it may get confiscated before boarding!)
3. Texture Spray
When you're constantly diving in and out of the water your hair is bound to have a bit more texture than usual. Embrace it by adding a texture spray like L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Wild Stylers Beach Waves through your locks to finesse the beachy style.
4. Hair Brush, Elastics & Pins
These may seem like basics, but they're crucial for your holiday styling routine. When you're on vacation, you often won't feel like styling beyond using the hotel blow dryer. However what you will need is a brush, elastics and pins to fashion a post-beach friendly hairstyle – try twists, an undone side braid or a top knot.
5. Hydration Oil
It's a bit of a luxury item, but packing a nourishing hair oil like L'Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Sérum de Force is perfect for replenishing lacklustre locks affected by the sun, surf and sand. Have a mini in-room pampering session by applying a few shine-enhancing drops through the lengths while wearing a hotel fluffy robe!