How to Handle Frizzy Curly Hair on Vacation (Part One)

Many of the world's best travel spots are prone to high humidity, so if you're heading to a place known for swampy air, pack appropriate hair-care products. Extra effort spent taming your curls will pay off when you look back at your vacation photos and admire your cool style. Here are a few Tips & Tricks on how to handle frizzy curly hair whilst on vacation:

Tip 1 – Before You Jet Set

Apply a deep conditioning treatment, like Deep Treatment Curl Restoration Therapy, to your hair the day before your trip. Curls constantly lose nutrients and moisture, creating a downward spiral where dryness leads to frizz, which leads to breakage. Deep Treatment infuses the proteins and nutrients most essential for healthy curls, restoring their internal weight to revive natural body and curl formation, and prep it for the climatic aggressions your trip will expose your curls to.

Take another travel size of Deep Treatment so you can treat your hair every three or four days during the trip.

Tip 2 – Travel Kit Hair Bathing Essentials

Pack a strong, moisture-infused shampoo and conditioner, such as Ouidad’s Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo. Its exclusive Humidity Shield Complex combines a unique blend of moisturizers that encapsulate the hair shaft and act as a protective barrier against heat, humidity, and other environmental factors. The breathable, weightless formula protects curls against external stress and maintains color.

Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner wraps every curl with a lightweight Humidity Shield that locks in moisture and seals out frizz, while amino acids provide the right internal weight so curls have the moisture needed to be healthy and frizz-free.

Superfruit Renewal Clarifying Cream Shampoo is a gentle, sulfate-free cleanser that effectively removes product build-up and residues, including sunscreens, salt water, or chlorine build-up, obtained whilst on vacation. It actively moisturizes curls. Infused with a powerful, antioxidant-rich blend of concentrated whole Superfruit Acids, it detoxifies and rejuvenates dull, lifeless curls, while Banana Extract nourishes and replenishes moisture. Safe for use on color-treated hair.

Tip 3 – Professional Tricks

Embrace the natural texture of your hair. Leave heat-styling accessories at home, and let your hair go wavy or curly--that's its natural inclination. If you can't stand leaving home without these items, use heating products like approved curl enhancers, but be mindful that less is more in humid climates.

Tip 4 – Ultimate Frizz Fighter

It’s important to use an anti-humidity agent to seal in moisture and shut the cuticle layer of your hair down when exposed to warmer climates. Ouidad’s Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel is a unique formulation that works with humidity, not against it. Wheat protein and elastin polymers expand in contact with moisture, weightlessly enveloping cuticles to prevent frizz without altering style. When humidity lessens, the polymers contract, creating natural hold without crunchiness or stickiness.

Tip 4 – Styling Out

Apply styling products to eliminate tangles by using Ouidad’s proprietary Rake and Shake methodology. Let your hair air-dry. To prevent frizz, keep your hands off it while it dries.

Tip 5 – Post-Style

Style your hair. Letting it stay down leaves you open to frizz and poofiness, unless you have the right post-style combative product, such as Texture Smoothing Frizz & Flyaway Fighter Spray, which fights frizz on contact. It contains instantly-absorbed olive, grape and avocado oils that dry in seconds, encouraging curls to recapture their natural pattern without oily residue or unwanted weight.