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How to take care of your hair on holiday?

Sunbathing, diving into the sea, swimming in the pool… Holidays include these outdoor activities, which are delicious for you but disastrous for your hair. That’s why there’s one habit that shouldn’t be neglected, even on rest days: taking care of your hair on holiday is essential to protect it from the sun’s rays, wind, salt, pool chlorine and other elements.

Keep your hair healthy and beautiful on holiday by following these tips!

Get a haircut before you go on holiday

As a general rule, a haircut is recommended before the summer holidays to avoid potential brittleness from contact with sea and pool water, sand and sun. However, this recommendation becomes a must if your hair is already damaged, split or split ends. A haircut before your holiday will help remove the damaged parts.

In any case, cutting your hair before going on holiday is great for achieving a more practical and beautiful look, in line with fashion trends.


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If you didn’t have a chance to get your hair cut before you left on your trip and you’re bathing in the Algarve, we have a solution for hair care on holiday! Book a visit to the luxurious Nathalie Charlot hair salon in the Algarve. Located in Almancil, this unique space offers a wide range of beauty services.

Consider a deep moisturising treatment

Take advantage of a trip to the hairdresser to have a deep moisturising treatment before the holidays, which will restore lost moisture and nutrients. If your hair is badly damaged, opt for a hair reconstruction treatment at your hairdresser to strengthen and repair damaged strands. Remember that moisturising before your holiday is always welcome, to ensure that even after a few days on the beach, your hair is still beautiful and shiny.

At the Nathalie Charlot hair salon we offer treatments with plant stem cells to rebuild the hair fibre or deeply moisturise dry or damaged hair, as well as fortifying vitamin complexes to revitalise it. Click to make your appointment!

Touch up colour

Do you have coloured hair? Then one of the ways to take care of your hair on holiday is to touch up the colour before your trip or have a specific treatment to protect the colour from sun damage, salt from seawater and chlorine from the pool. And, of course, it’s also a way to feel attractive on holiday, with shiny hair in the colour you love! Yes, it’s true that the beach and pool will fade your colour, but if you use a hair sunscreen you can get around that. We’ll tell you more about that later.


Nathalie Charlot is a hair colour specialist in the Algarve. Learn more!


Protect your hair from the sun

From the first to the last day at the beach! Wearing a hat to protect your hair from the sun’s rays is one of the best ways to take care of your hair on holiday, and that’s because the sun – as you well know – tends to damage hair, making it dry, parched and brittle. Plus, a big brimmed hat and sunglasses add a touch of elegance, don’t they?

Do buns and braids

If you have long hair, don’t hesitate to do buns and braids to take care of your hair on holiday during outdoor activities. This type of hairstyle protects the ends and prevents hair from getting tangled.

Use specific shampoo and conditioner for hair care on holiday

Take with you a summer-specific shampoo and conditioner (moisturising, nourishing and with sunscreen) suitable for your hair type, which replenishes the moisture and nutrients lost with each wash.
If necessary, also apply an anti-frizz or shine spray to prevent hair from becoming dry due to direct contact with the sun, sea water and pool chlorine.

Does your hair often tangle? Finish with a styling cream, a great idea for summer hair care, especially if you have wavy or curly hair.

Invest in a hair sunscreen

Do you apply sunscreen to your face and body? Then why shouldn’t you use it on your hair? Nowadays there are several types of hair sunscreens and one of them can be your best ally this summer!

In SOS, add a serum or hair oil

Oops, didn’t get your hair cut before the holidays and now you have split ends? Apply a few drops of serum or hair oil to seal, nourish and detangle your hair.

Rinse your hair with fresh water after seawater

Whether you’re on the beach or in the pool, a simple way to look after your hair on holiday is to rinse it out with fresh water after swimming whenever possible. Remember that salt and chlorine dry out hair mercilessly, and the longer they stay in your hair, the worse!

Avoid excessive use of hairdryers

Can you do without your hairdryer and straightening iron while on holiday? Good, because these types of heat tools only cause additional damage. If you can, let your hair dry naturally – it’s one of the best ways to look after your hair on holiday.

Whether you’re in a hotel, at your holiday home or even at your hair salon in the Algarve, it’s not complicated to take care of your hair in the summer if you follow these tips to ensure healthy and beautiful strands even on relaxing days.

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