Tips om je krullen te beschermen tijdens de zomer of op vakantie

Protect your curls during summer days

Are you about to go on holiday or are you enjoying warm and summer temperatures in your own country? Then it is useful to protect your curls extra well. Because sun, sea, beach and chlorine can affect your hair. In this blog we give you some useful information and tips to prevent damage as much as possible.

Swimming with curly hair

There is a good chance that you will swim in chlorine or seawater during your holiday. But did you know that chlorine is drying and can strip the naturally produced scalp oil from your hair? Swimming a few times is of course not a problem, but regularly having your hair in chlorine can make your hair extra dry and vulnerable. You often notice immediately after swimming that your hair can be drier and coarser.

The same applies to seawater, but slightly different. Seawater is more likely to remove moisture from your hair, which can also make it dry and brittle. In both cases it is useful to protect your hair.

Tips to protect your hair against chlorine and seawater:

  1. Wear a swimming cap or other protection. A swimming cap is the best thing to protect your hair, but this is not the best solution for everyone.
  2. Apply a little conditioner before you go swimming. Before you go swimming, dampen your hair slightly. Then apply a small amount of leave-in conditioner or conditioner to your hair lengths. This creates a protective layer around your hair that prevents it from drying out.
  3. Put your hair in a high bun or ponytail. Don't like the idea of ​​your conditioner washing away in the pool or sea? Then you could choose to put your hair in a high bun or ponytail. This way you prevent your hair from coming into contact with the water as much as possible.
  4. Rinse after swimming. Have you been swimming? Then rinse your hair immediately with a conditioner or mask. Your hair will immediately feel softer and you will immediately get extra protection.

How do you protect curls from the sun?

UV radiation can damage our hair not only on hot summer days, but also on cool, clear days. Did you know that long-term exposure to UV rays can make your hair frizzier and drier? So always protect your curls while sunbathing, even on a sunny day!

Tips to protect your hair against UV radiation

  1. Use a cap, hat or bandana: This is often the best choice to properly protect your curls. Is the inner lining made of satin? Then you really have maximum protection as this ensures less friction. In addition to providing good protection, it also ensures that your scalp cannot be burned.
  2. Use a UV protector for your hair. These are special products that you can use to protect your hair with a UV filter. Although there is a misconception that oils provide sun protection, it is essential to ensure complete protection. That's why it's crucial to protect your curls with a UV protective spray.

Woman with curls in the sun

More useful tips for your curls during the holidays

In addition to swimming and sun, you can also protect your hair in other ways during your holiday:

  1. Put your hair in a braid or put it up. This way you prevent your hair from being exposed to UV radiation as much as possible.
  2. Take a hair mask with you on holiday. There is nothing more annoying than hair that is out of shape or can no longer be shaped during your holiday. You could possibly choose to take a hair mask with you on holiday to take good care of it.
  3. Rinse more often with a co-wash. We often don't feel like having an extensive routine on vacation. Try a co-wash ; This is a product that cleans but also provides care.
  4. Drink enough water. This is actually good for everything, including your hair!
  5. Use 100ml bottles to carry your hair products. Are you going to travel with hand luggage or do you want to take multiple products with you when traveling? Then use 100ml travel bottles to take your products with you.
  6. Wear a cap . E en cap can help you catch less sun on your hair during the day. This may also be useful for people whose scalp burns easily.
An example of travel bottles and jars that you can take with you when you travel if you have curly hair

Traveling with curly hair, what else do you take with you?

  • Bring your bamboo fiber pillowcase . This resembles a satin version, but is a lot cooler and more comfortable to sleep on.
  • Bring hair accessories. Scrunchies or other elastic bands: nothing is as nice as putting your hair up during warm weather or while swimming.
  • Bring your hairdryer. Are you going to travel with a larger suitcase? Then we recommend that you bring your hairdryer. Wet hair is always fragile, and with a hair dryer you can dry it faster.
  • Bring your curly towel. Most hotels or accommodations use cotton towels; bring your own curly towel to dry your hair optimally.
  • A satin scarf. Nice for a summer look, but also useful when it's windy or if you're going to ride a quad/scooter and have to wear a helmet.

Caring for your curls after the holidays

Enjoyment comes first during your holiday. It's totally fine to put your usual hair routine aside and pick it up again when you get home. To give your hair a boost after the holidays, it's a good idea to use a nourishing hair mask as soon as possible. After this you can resume your normal routine.

With these handy tips, your curls will remain beautiful and healthy during your holiday. Do you have any more questions or do you have the ultimate tip? Let us know in the comments!

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