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Planning your hair colour ahead of you holiday.

Planning the Perfect Hair Colour for Your Holiday at Fred & Ginger Hair and Beauty

As summer approaches and holiday plans start to take shape, many of our guests at Fred & Ginger Hair and Beauty ask a crucial question: “When should I get my hair coloured before heading to a hot country?” The answer depends on several factors, including the type of colour treatment you’re opting for and how to best protect your hair from the sun, salt, and chlorine.

Timing Your Colour Treatment

Fresh Colour Two Weeks Before Departure

To achieve the best results, we recommend getting your hair coloured about two weeks before you jet off to your sunny destination. This timeframe allows the colour to settle and ensures your hair is in prime condition before exposing it to the elements. Whether you’re opting for a full colour, highlights, or balayage, this window gives you time to address any initial fading or adjustments needed.

Avoid Colouring Right Before Your Trip

Colouring your hair too close to your departure date might leave your hair more vulnerable to the harsh effects of the sun and saltwater. Freshly coloured hair can be more susceptible to damage, and the last thing you want is to deal with fading or unwanted colour changes while you’re trying to relax on the beach.

Pre-Holiday Hair Care Tips

Deep Conditioning Treatment

In the weeks leading up to your holiday, invest in a good deep conditioning treatment. This helps to strengthen your hair and prepare it for the sun’s UV rays, as well as the drying effects of chlorine and saltwater. At Fred & Ginger, we offer a range of nourishing treatments tailored to your hair type and colour needs.

Trim Those Ends

A quick trim a week before your holiday can work wonders. This helps get rid of split ends, ensuring your hair looks fresh and healthy. Healthy hair is less likely to suffer from damage while you’re enjoying your time in the sun.

Protecting Your Colour While on Holiday

Use UV Protection Products

Just as you protect your skin from the sun, your hair needs protection too. We recommend using hair care products that offer UV protection. These products help shield your colour from fading and keep your hair hydrated. Ask our stylists about the best UV protection products we have in stock.

Rinse After Swimming

Chlorine and saltwater can strip your hair of moisture and colour. Rinse your hair with fresh water immediately after swimming to minimize damage. Consider carrying a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to rehydrate your locks after a swim.

Wear a Hat or Scarf

When you’re out in the sun for extended periods, wearing a hat or scarf can provide an additional layer of protection. Not only does this help maintain your colour, but it also protects your scalp from sunburn.

Post-Holiday Hair Care

Once you’re back from your holiday, give your hair some extra TLC. Schedule a follow-up appointment at Fred & Ginger for a refreshing gloss treatment or a colour touch-up to revive your locks. A deep conditioning treatment can also help restore moisture and shine.

At Fred & Ginger Hair and Beauty, our team is here to help you achieve the perfect holiday look and maintain it long after you’ve returned. Book your appointment today and let us ensure your hair is holiday-ready!

Happy travels and even happier hair days from all of us at Fred & Ginger Hair and Beauty!