Beauty Tips, Haircare / Styling

Repair Holiday Hair

There are very few downsides to a holiday in the sun. The one negative for me is the hair damage.

The sun, sea water and chlorine from the swimming pool don’t exactly leave your hair looking lustrous. This is the first year that my hair flew home in the same condition it took off in but this is thanks to the 12 week blowdry. It made me realise how horrible my hair usually is after a sun holiday. There are a few things I used to do to help my hair recover.

I highly recommend neem hair oil for dry, damaged, parched hair. I have also tried some Indian hair oils over the years that proved useful. Be careful with hot oils treatments if you have colour treated hair though.

Here is how I use it

  • Massage your scalp with your fingers to stimulate blood circulation
  • Apply some oil with your fingers and massage well into your scalp
  • Comb your fingers through your hair and add some more oil into the ends of the hair if necessary. Use enough to coat all of your hair.
  • Wrap your hair up in a warm towel for an hour. You can leave the oil in overnight if you wish.
  • Shampoo your hair two or three times and condition as usual.
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  • Amy

    Have you ever tried any aveda products … they are fantastic natural products for hair! Some of my favs are dry remedy, damage remedy, oh the volumising potion (absolutly fantastic for creating texture and volume on unwashed hair!) I’ve noticed you like natural things – and they have no parabens, and source ingredients from organic even biodynamic farms!! check them out!! …maybe even do a review on some! please!!

    • Amy

      @Amy Will do some reviews :) Have tried some of their products over the last few years. Thanks for the idea :)

  • Maudy Mac

    Great post, but where can I buy Neem oil?

  • Ruth

    Just a little tip for when you go to wash this out of your hair – before you get your hair wet you should apply shampoo to the hair and work it into the scalp. This will help to remove the oil faster because if your hair is wet before you apply shampoo then the water will form a barrier between the oil and the shampoo making it harder to wash out!

    • Amy

      @Ruth Brilliant tip! Thanks :)

  • Helen1980

    I’ve given you an ‘I love your blog’ award. Please take a look at xxx

  • dee

    is hot oil terrible for coloured hair? like the vo5 stuff etc??

  • 3ate4

    shall have to try it!

  • Pokeodotbeauty

    could you please make a video on how to make soap please if not a room tour !!!

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