Whether you’re heading south somewhere warm for a boozey weekend with your college crew, or you’re playing hooky from work for a long weekend staycation with your lover, spring is here which means it’s time to get your spring break on! And LBH, after the cold winter months your hair is probably dry, brittle and just might need that spring break more than you do. So, we’re packing up our bikinis and our ultimate hair product crew to dip our toes in the sand with a margarita in hand. Below, our Mane Addicts-approved spring break hair survival guide for your sexiest spring break hair ever.
The beauty of spring break is embracing your natural hair texture. Whether you’re straight, curly, or somewhere in between–Cocooil x UO Coconut & Sea Salt spray is the perfect way to make that beach hair take you from the sand to the dance floor. For the perfect beachy waves, spray it onto damp hair for both volume and texture. This one gets our stamp of approval and it also has the most delicious coconut scent that transports us directly to Waikiki.
(via Urban Outfitters)
POST-SUN HAIR CREAM
Just like your skin, your hair can majorly OD on sun exposure, even though it doesn’t turn red or “burn.” Sachajuan Hair After the Sun cream works on every hair type and protects color, adds shine, and hydrates. Hair After The Sun is made with sea algae and proteins which moisturizes and restores shine after exposure to sunlight. Consider this product aloe for your hair. It can be rinsed out, or used as a leave-in conditioner.
Okay, we don’t go anywhere without texturizing spray because it saves us loads of time not having to style our hair. And LBH, no one has time on spring break to bust out the curling wand. Enter: AG Tousled Texture. This product has a lightweight but powerful formula that gives the hair that “lived-in” look while adding body and shine. Enhanced with AG’s Sea Complex, an infusion of three naturally texturizing seaweed extracts plus anti-aging seaberry oil, Tousled Texture creates a moveable, piecey look while controlling frizz (aka spring break devil) and flyways.
Sun Bum Premium Deep Conditioning Masque was created to restore hydration and enhance overall softness and smoothness to dry or damaged hair. Amla and bamboo extract helps strengthen your hair, making it resilient and more manageable. We like to let this masque sit in over night by applying it to wet hair and slicking it back into a sleek, low bun. Wash it out in the AM for maximum hydration!
WET HAIR BRUSH
Because… who ever has dry hair on spring break? If you’re hair isn’t damp 24/7, you’re not doing it right! Make sure to have the wet brush on hand so you don’t have to worry about damaging or pulling your precious strands.
SMALL, CLEAR HAIR ELASTICS
Give your gym pony a break and bust out some fun hairstyles for spring break! Right now, we’re obviously loving boxer braids, rope braids, bubble braids, cornrows… you catch our drift. Make sure to grab a pack of tiny, clear hair ties so you and your girls can whip up some major mane envy.
Spice up your hair game with a chic, silk scarf. You can wear it as a headband, as a turban, or even tie it around your ponytail for a decidingly ’50s look.
For those super late nights that turn into even later mornings, or if you need to zap some of that tropical humidity in your strands,dry shampoo is always good to have on hand. For the most bang for your buck, we like Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe dry shampoo.
Do you have a fave product you swear by? Tell us in the comments!
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