IN THE LAB 28.03.2024
Haircare Tips for Festival Season
Haircare Tips for Festival Season

Haircare Tips for Festival Season

April is basically here and with that ushers in music festival season. There's no denying the excitement that comes with dancing to your favorite tunes under the open sky; however, all that sweaty dancing mixed all the dust (plus the potential lack of showers if you’re camping) can wreak havoc on your haircare routine. But fear not! We’re here with a few simple tips and tricks to keep your hair looking fresh all weekend long.

Start with a Clean Slate

Before heading to the festival grounds, give your hair a good wash with a clarifying shampoo to remove any buildup of products and impurities. This will leave your hair feeling fresh and light, ready to withstand whatever the festival throws at it.

Embrace the Power of Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is your best friend during festivals. Not only does it absorb excess oil and sweat, but it also adds volume and texture to your hair, making it perfect for those days when a shower is out of the question. Pack a travel-sized bottle in your bag for quick touch-ups throughout the day. You may even want to spray some in before your hair gets dirty to keep on top of it. 

Protect Your Hair from the Sun

Just like your skin, your hair can suffer from sun damage too. Wear a hat or a scarf to shield your hair and scalp from the sun's harmful UV rays. Not only will this protect your hair from drying out and becoming brittle, but it will also help to prevent your scalp from getting sunburned.

Keep Hydrated

Staying hydrated is crucial for both your overall health and the health of your hair. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body and hair hydrated from the inside out. You can also spritz your hair with a hydrating mist or use a leave-in conditioner to keep it moisturized and manageable.

Opt for Protective Hairstyles

Choose hairstyles that keep your hair off your face and neck to prevent it from getting tangled and sweaty. Braids, buns, and ponytails are all great options that not only look stylish but also help to protect your hair from damage caused by friction and exposure to the elements.

Pack (only) Essential Hair Accessories

Don't forget to pack a few essential hair accessories to keep your mane in check. Hair ties (we obviously recommend Silk SlipTie), bobby pins, and headbands can be lifesavers when it comes to taming flyaways and keeping your hair in place, especially during high-energy dance sessions.

Rinse and Repeat (if you can)

If you have access to a shower, at the end of each day, take some time to rinse off the sweat, dust, and grime from your hair. If possible, use a gentle shampoo and conditioner to cleanse and nourish your locks before hitting the hay. This will help to prevent product buildup and ensure that your hair stays healthy and vibrant throughout the festival weekend.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your hair stays looking fabulous from the first beat drop to the final encore - for days at a time. Happy festival season!