Should I Colour My Hair Before A Holiday?

Should I Colour My Hair Before A Holiday?

Beach days, weddings, BBQs, festivals, holidays... hot girl summer is finally here! But you know what that means guys and gals, it’s time to switch up your haircare routine. Despite all the benefits of summer, the heat, sea, and chlorine can do a number on your locks, so it’s important to take extra care of them whenever there is a seasonal shift. We’re here to share our top picks and tips to keep your hair healthy, hydrated, and protected all summer long.  

Can I colour my hair before my holiday? 

The answer... yes! You can colour your hair up until the day you go. So, if you need a last-minute makeover, we’ve got you covered with our Supercolour packages so you can step off that plane looking like a catwalk model. All our packages are one set price and include colour, shampoo, condition, cut, and blow-dry, which means you’re getting the full glam treatment for a lot less. So, whether you’re looking for a full transformation or just wish to enhance your shade for a subtle seasonal glow up, we’ve got a package that’s perfect for you. All you need to do is check-in online and just walk into salon when ready – even if that’s right before you need to leave for the airport!  

How can I protect my colour on holiday?  

Whilst the sun may darken your skin, it may lighten your colour so if you are having your hair coloured before your holiday, you’ll want to invest in the right products to protect and maintain your shade. You’ll also want to make sure you’re booked back in the salon on your return for a glossing colour refresh to prolong your holiday glow.  

Suncare for Hair 

We spend so much time applying sun cream to protect our skin that we overlook the fact that our hair and most importantly, our scalp, also need protection. Your hair and scalp will need UV protection to bounce back harmful rays and prevent the sun from stripping the colour and moisture from your hair. A must-have kit that everyone needs in their summer hair protection regime, is Wella Invigo Sun Care for Hair. Here’s everything that’s included! PS... You can now get this kit for £22 (up to 50% off!) when purchased with any salon service. Offer ends 1st October!  

Invigo Sun - After Shampoo

Made with pro-vitamin B5, this shampoo will be perfect to use after a long day at the beach as it will help to gently cleanse the hair after exposure to the sun and sea salt.  

Invigo Sun – After Sun Express Conditioner

After a day spent dipping in and out of the pool or sea, we all hate the straw-like feel to our hair and trying to glide a brush or comb through it after is an absolute nightmare. This conditioner is made with pro-vitamin B5, apricot oil, and sun-blend to provide a deep repairing effect, so you can wave goodbye to dry knots and say hello again to healthy silky-smooth locks.  

Invigo Sun – UV Colour Protection Spray

This leave-in spray can be applied to the hair before or during sun exposure to protect your hair and scalp from UV rays. It can also be applied to either dry or damp hair which makes it the perfect product to pop in your beach bag.  

How can I nourish my hair in summer? 

During the warmer months your hair and scalp face extreme conditions. With the combined effect of sun, sea, and chlorine, hair can quickly become dry, frizzy, and even prone to breakage if not cared for correctly – especially if your hair is colour treated. Treatments, hair masks, and nourishing oils will be your besties during the summer months to hydrate your hair and keep it looking and feeling healthy. Here’s what we recommend!

In-salon Treatments  

If you’re popping in salon to top up your colour after your holiday, we recommend adding a Supertreatment to your service.  
Whether your hair is fine, dry, or frizzy... we have a treatment that’s perfect for your hair type. These nourishing treatments are blow-dried into the hair to maximize the effect and will help to restore the strength and shine it had before your holiday.  

Leave-In Hair Masks 

If your hair really struggles on holiday and just can’t handle chlorine or seawater, you need some hair masks in your beauty bag.  
Masks are a great way to provide deep nourishment to the hair and scalp and provide the ingredients it needs to rebuild strength and restore lost moisture. There are also so many ways you can utilise them when on holiday! Lounging by the pool but not planning on getting your hair wet? Hair mask in. Going out for your all-inclusive dinner and want a cute, elegant updo? Hair mask and claw clip in. Heading out to the nearest town to go shopping? Hair mask in and sun hat on. To help you treat your hair and look cute whilst doing it, here are a few of our recommended hair masks.  

Wella WeDo Professional Rich & Repair Mask

If you’re a water baby and your hair is feeling very dry and coarse after hours spent in the sea or pool, you need this mask. With a rich blend of cupuacu butter and naturally activated cassava root, it provides deep nourishment to protect hair against breakage. Hair will later feel smooth, be frizz-free and much easier to manage when you need to create a cute look for the night.  

Kerastase Discipline Maskeratine Masque

This luscious mask will leave your hair manageable, glossy, and frizz-free. It will help to repair damaged hair for a smoother surface and a sleeker finish. The end result is frizz-free hair that looks healthy, is soft and easy to style, and has a glossy finish that will make you stand out. 

Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask

This one will be sure to quench your hairs thirst! Packed with vitamins and nutrients, this rich and creamy formula will hydrate and soften hair from within. Infused with jojoba seed oil and vitamin C, it will soak into the hair to repair and leave it softer, shinier, and smoother than ever before.  

Overnight Nourishing Oils 

Nourishing oils work similarly to hair masks, only of course they’re not as heavy. Depending on how you use them, they can also be a great tool to use when styling your hair. Oils will supply moisture to the hair shaft which will help to detangle and prevent breakage. They can also provide a healthy, radiant shine to the surface of your hair: leaving your hair looking healthy and more manageable when it comes to using heated tools. Here are a few of our top picks. 

Kerastase 8 Hour Magic Night Serum

Protect your hair whilst you sleep. This overnight oil will provide nourishment to your hair and will work to repair for up to 8 hours.  
Infused with vitamin B and anti-dryness polymers, the formula will help to smooth and strengthen the hair as well as protect it from friction caused by your pillow. Spread a pump through the lengths and ends of either dry or damp hair and wake up with hair that has a beautifully shine and silky finish.  

Moroccanoil Treatment Oil

Infused with argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins to smooth frizz, detangle, and condition, this oil can be used as a treatment, or as a styling and finishing tool. It not only will help to detangle your locks, but it will also boost drying time (perfect to use on holiday before dinner) and boost shine so you can have nourished, healthy locks all summer long.

Wella WeDo Natural Oil for Hair

Infused with natural oils such as macadamia and sweet almond, this formula will leave your hair and body silky soft. That’s right, not only can you apply this to your hair, but it can also be applied to your skin. Hair will be frizz-free, and you’ll have a stunning glow throughout the day or during your evening plans.

If you need any further holiday hair care advice, or more info on the services and products mentioned in this blog, please contact your nearest salon to speak to our expert stylists. We’re here to help. If you’re jetting off on a sunny holiday soon, don’t forget to tag us on social @supercutsuk and show us your holiday hair transformations!  

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