How To Care For Your Hair In The Sun

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Whilst we generally protect our skin from the sun, we often forget about protecting our hair. Any girl that’s been in the sun for a few weeks will know the sorry state it can leave your hair in, especially if you're spending a lot of time in chlorinated swimming pools. With reasonably long, highlighted hair mine is prone to dryness and I often struggle to keep the ends in check when I'm away. I'm no hair expert, but I have a few tips that have helped keep my hair protected whilst in the sun..

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Use good quality products

In my experience, when it comes to hair it pays to spend a few pounds more and get a certified product that isn’t laden with chemicals. Changing my shampoo and conditioner to better quality products has had a huge impact on the overall health of my hair. This is more of a general tip that specifically when you're in the sun, but it will benefit when you're abroad so that chemicals aren't setting into your hair whilst you're sunbathing. 

Use Hair Oils

Using hair oil has made a huge improvement to my hair. Especially because I highlight my hair, it gets dry very quickly. When I was younger this never used to be a problem, but the older I am getting the more brittle my hair is - try using a Moroccan oil to keep the dryness at bay. It’s worked wonders for me.

 Other tips that can help…

Having a trim before you go on holiday can help to remove any damage and prevent your hair from breaking more. I also find using a hair mask before I go away helps to restore the moisturise levels. Try applying a couple of hair masks before and after your holiday to give it a bit of TCL. 

I also love to wear hats on holiday as they stop my scalp from burning. I picked this one up from a market in Bali, it's nice and lightweight so suits me when I'm walking around too. 

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Thank you for reading.

If there are any products or tips you recommend please let me know.

Meg x

The Beach Edit

THE BEACH EDIT 

The summer holiday season seems to be creeping closer by the minute. Whilst this is possibly the most exciting time of the year for a beach bum like myself, it can also bring about a certain panic. It was only a few weeks ago I stuffing my face with easter eggs, and now I'm looking a bikini's online with deep-seated regret (the Lindt eggs were definitely worth it though).

That's not to say I don't love prepping and planning for holidays - shopping for new clothes to go away with is all part of the excitement. I'm a bit of a clothes hoarder too, so I end up pulling out old swimsuits and reminiscing on hazy, fun-filled holiday memories. In the spirit of beach memorabilia and looking ahead to our summer vacations, I've put together a little edit of inspiration and beach essentials that are making me v excited for the season ahead... 

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"I look my best when I'm totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach"

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"What do I wear to the beach?"

Must remember... 

  • Beach hat. ...
  • Sunglasses. ...
  • Water resistant phone pouch. ...
  • Reading material. ...
  • Sunscreen. ...

  • Sunscreen lip balm

Life's a beach 

Best Products for Glowing Skin this Winter

In the winter my skin tends to get really dry and flaky, so I'm forever searching for products that will actually help my skin, not just make it feel better temporarily. Thankfully I've come across a few favourites that save me from the winter dryness.

1) Caudalie Glycolic Peel: Revunivate your skin with the Caudalie Glycolic Peel that works like a scrub to give you an instance glow. It has 85.7% natural origins. I'm obsesses with Caudalie products, and this one is no exception. (RRP: £22.00)

 

2) Creme de la Mer: I've only been luckily enough to try a sample of this, but it smells incredible and was luxuriously soft. It's formulated to alleviate the effects of ageing by smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. It works perfectly in the winter when your skin is feeling dry and needs some TCL. (RRP: £102.00)

3) REN, Flash rince 1 minute facial: This flash rinse gives an instant boost to the skin and it perfect before applying your make-up. It's the ideal quick-fix before your Christmas party! (RRP: £32.00)