Holiday Hair Care

Hair Care Essentials for Your Summer Holiday Getaway

Planning a vacation is an exciting time, but amid all the preparations, it's important not to neglect your hair. Exposure to sun, chlorine, and saltwater can wreak havoc on your locks, leaving them dry, dull, and damaged. At Esente Hair Salon in Wimbledon, we understand the importance of maintaining healthy hair even while on holiday. In this blog post, we will share some essential tips to protect and care for your hair during your vacation.

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Chlorine Protection for Gorgeous Hair

Chlorine is one of the biggest issues facing your hair when on holiday, or even enjoying a swim at your local swimming pool. To protect your locks during summer swims, follow the advice below.

Pre-Wet Your Hair

Before diving into the pool, wet your hair with clean water. Saturating your strands with freshwater helps minimise the absorption of chlorine, as hair acts like a sponge and absorbs liquids it comes into contact with.

Apply a Protective Hair Treatment

To shield your hair from chlorine damage, consider using a pre-swim treatment. The Kevin Murphy Maxi.Wash is an excellent choice, as it acts as a pre-shampoo treatment that helps remove impurities such as chlorine, mineral deposits, and excess oil from your hair. This gentle yet effective formula prepares your hair for exposure to chlorine, reducing the risk of damage.

Wear a Swim Cap

While swim caps may not be the most fashionable choice, they are highly effective at protecting your hair from chlorine exposure. Invest in a high-quality, snug-fitting swim cap to create a barrier between your hair and the pool water.

Rinse Your Hair Immediately

After swimming, rinse your hair with clean water as soon as possible. This step helps to remove any residual chlorine from your hair, reducing the potential for damage. Follow up with a nourishing shampoo and conditioner, such as Kevin Murphy's Hydrate-Me.Wash and Hydrate-Me.Rinse, to replenish moisture and maintain your hair's health.

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Sun exposure can cause hair to become dry, brittle, and faded. To shield your hair from harmful UV rays, use the Kevin Murphy Leave-In Repair, a weightless leave-in treatment that provides UV protection, minimises colour fade, and nourishes your hair with essential nutrients.

Saltwater and sun exposure can leave your hair feeling dry and parched. Combat this by using Kevin Murphy's Hydrate-Me.Masque, a deeply moisturising treatment that replenishes hydration, leaving your hair silky, soft, and manageable. Apply it once or twice a week to restore moisture and revive your hair's vitality.

Humidity can often lead to unruly frizz, making it challenging to maintain sleek and polished hair on holiday. Kevin Murphy's Smooth.Again is a leave-in treatment that fights frizz, smooths flyaways, and enhances shine. Its lightweight formula ensures your hair remains manageable, no matter the climate.

For longer term smooth hair during the summer, book in for a keratin smoothing treatment at our Wimbledon hair salon.

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Book Your Summer Hair Appointment at Wimbledon's Best Hair Salon

Don't let your holiday adventures leave your hair feeling lacklustre. By taking a few extra precautions and investing in high-quality hair care products like those from Kevin Murphy, you can enjoy your vacation while keeping your hair healthy and vibrant.

Whether you're lounging by the pool, exploring the beach, or soaking up the sun, remember to follow these tips and give your hair the care it deserves. At Esente Hair Salon in Wimbledon, we're here to help you achieve and maintain gorgeous hair, even during your holidays.