Memorial Day weekend is a great time to go camping. The weather is usually pretty nice (not too hot or cold) and most people have a three-day weekend, which makes this a perfect time to get out of town. On the other hand, camping can wreak havoc on your beauty routine and add some extra damage to your hair. But have no fear! With these five hair tips for camping, your hair will remain in tip-top condition throughout the summer.
1. Choose Your Hair Product Wisely
Smothering your hair with product before you go camping is not the best idea. If you use too much hairspray, your hair will be stiff and will not be able to move freely. This will make it harder for you to clean your hair without washing it. In general, too much of any product will weigh your hair down and make it greasier. If you absolutely need to use some products, make sure to focus them towards the ends of your hair and not your scalp.
On the other hand, dry shampoo is the one product you should make sure to bring. To use it, just spray on dry, dirty hair, and comb it through (the hairspray would make it harder to do this without causing damage). It works by soaking up the excess oil from your scalp, which leaves your hair feeling fresh and clean. It makes it super easy to stay clean while you are out in the wilderness.
2. Cover Up
Like your skin, your hair is susceptible to sun damage, or damage from the other elements. Sun-damaged hair often has a damaged cuticle which can lead to dry, brittle hair, split ends, discoloration, and frizziness. Additionally, if your hair is exposed to the wind, it can become tangled, which can lead to breakage. The best way to protect your hair from elemental damage is to keep it covered up. Wearing hats, scarves or bandanas are a pretty common fashion, found in the wilderness. Take advantage of it and your hair will thank you.