If you’re about to jet off on a globetrotting adventure, you’ll need to keep haircare at the forefront of your mind.
Varying conditions and climates, including ample humidity, harsh winds and high temperatures can all negatively impact your hair. That’s why it’s important to choose the right hairstyle so you can care for your hair with ease.
In this article, we’ll explore some travelling hairstyles you could go for if you’re looking for a low-maintenance hairdo for your gap year or global adventure.
No Hair, No Problem
One of the most easily manageable and low-maintenance hairstyles to have is no hair at all!
Shaving your head and going bald on your travels, eliminates the need for copious amounts of products and tools to look after your locks. This can save you time and money, allowing you to spend more time exploring your exotic holiday destination.
If a shaved head is the hairstyle for you, you’ll still need to look after and protect your scalp. This is especially important for those jetting to hot destinations. Be sure to protect your scalp with sunscreen and moisturiser to shield it from the heat.
What people interpret as short hair usually varies between the individual. However, in this context, ‘short hair’ will refer to hair that is shoulder length or shorter.
There are numerous reasons why people opt for a shorter hairstyle before they embark on a gap year, including:
- Less upkeep than longer hair
- Fewer split ends
- Thicker locks
- Helps keep you cool in hot temperatures
So if you’re worried about committing to a shaved head, opting for a shorter, more manageable style may suit your needs instead.
Ditch the Colour
Unless you’re willing to keep up with the cost and maintenance that comes with bold hair colours, you may want to consider going back to your natural hair shade before your trip away.
This will eliminate the need for a monthly trip to the salon to maintain your colour. Also, you won’t need an array of hair products to keep your hairstyle and desired shade looking salon fresh.
If you decide to ditch the colour all you’ll need is a good shampoo and conditioner, as well
as any hair tools of your choice, saving you precious time and money.
Learn How to Style Your Hair
If you’ve become attached to your locks and you’d hate to see them go, there are plenty of suitable travelling hairstyles that you can take advantage of that require little to no effort.
For those with straight hair, French plaits are the perfect way to keep your hair out of your face when you’re on the go.
Alternatively, if you’ve got curly hair try and refrain from blow-drying. Applying a frizz-easing serum or cream to curly hair and leaving it to air dry, can leave you with more manageable locks without the need for a hairdryer.