Summertime is almost here and a lot of us are planning our vacations. I know that I've
been looking forward to mine since last summer! Maybe you're planning your
vacation destination to the local beach or some other tropical paradise. Or
maybe you're choosing to stay home and laze around the pool all day. Either way
you'll need to be prepared to protect your hair system from the sun and heat as
well as the ocean or pool.
going to get in to all of the damage that your hair system can sustain from the
sun, ocean and pool because Lauren did an awesome job of that in her post Sizzling
Summer Travel: 4 Problems To Prepare For. Instead, I'll give you a
selection of recommended products for your hair system that are must haves for
your summer vacation travel kit.
you start packing, do a fresh attachment with your hair system. You'll want to
make sure that your scalp and hairpiece are squeaky clean so you can start your
vacation completely confident with a secure bond. The one product that I
recommend highly for prepping your scalp is ProTouch No Sweat. This
will act as an anti-perspirant for your scalp and give your new bond some extra
protection from perspiration that the summertime heat brings on.
Assemble your travel kit
your attachment is done, you're packed and almost ready to leave but you want
to make sure you have a security blanket to grab hold of just in case the heat,
sun and ocean/pool water take their toll on your hair. The following products
are the travel kit essentials I recommend just in case your new bond decides to
loosen or lift and also to keep your hair looking and feeling its best.
- Leave-in conditioner with UV
protection - It's
just as important to protect your hair system from the sun as it is your skin.
A leave-in conditioner
is something that should be used daily (and throughout the day) to keep your
hair from oxidizing and drying out from the beating it takes from the
ocean/pool water and sun.
- Tape or liquid adhesive - Pack a small bottle of your
liquid adhesive or some of your favorite tape to help you touch-up any areas
that may lift from the heat.
- Spare hair system - Take along a backup system! Prep
the backup before you leave and be ready to go just in case. Place it in a
zip-lock bag and have it tucked away in your suitcase. The bag comes in handy
for the dirty system that you may need to take off. You can refer to Susan's post
Travel Tips For Every Hair Wearer.
- Shampoo and conditioner - There are mini kits available
in our store that are great for travel. Or you can purchase small plastic
bottles at your local store and transfer some of what you currently use in to
- ProTouch Adjust-A-Bond - This product is great for
cleaning up any dark lines from your hairline.
- Hair-safe pillowcase - A silk or satin pillowcase helps to
protect your hair from rough hotel pillowcases that can cause breakage and
do you think? Did I miss anything? Are there other products that you would
recommend? Maybe you don't think any of the products I mentioned are
necessities to take on your summer vacation. Either way I would love to hear
from you. Give us all the benefits of your knowledge...pay it forward!
next time...Happy Hair Days!