Hair on the go

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Your hair-care routine shouldn’t take a hit just Because you are travelling or pressed for time. Here are a few ways to keep your hair spick And span while on the move

A dry shampoo is a quick, water-free way to refresh your greasy tresses when you don’t have the time to wash your hair.

If you are on a road trip or in the middle of a desert safari, and your hair is a hot, sweaty mess, introduce it to a dry shampoo. This product is a quick, water-free way to refresh your hair, as it is meant to be used in between shampoos. Sure, a dry shampoo has cleansing properties similar to shampoos, but it is also milder. So ladies, save it for the days when you are travelling or simply racing against time to make that important appointment.

Keep a tab on the flyaways with a good-quality serum that will do the needful without making your hair greasy. Just make sure you apply a coin-sized dollop and nothing more because if you are on the move and have no access to water, there will be product buildup. The great thing about a serum is that it can double up to give your hair a healthy lustre. If you have just used a dry shampoo and your hair feels a bit frizzy, slick it with a serum. But make sure not to apply any on your scalp.

While on the move, your hair might get parched thanks to the sun or other environmental factors depending on your surroundings. This is where a leave-in conditioner comes to the rescue. Usually, it is used on towel-dried hair right after a regular wash. But if you can’t wash, then sprinkle some water on your hair. Then, pump a dollop of the leave-in conditioner onto your palm and, using your fingers or with a wide-tooth comb, work it through your hair starting at the roots. Then, let it rest for a few minutes (you do not wash out a leave-in conditioner). You can also apply the conditioner to dry, clean hair. Keep it away from the roots, as it leaves it looking greasy.

So when you land after a long-haul flight or get back to your hotel suite, the best way to awaken your mane is with a great nourishing oil. Massage it into your hair and scalp, and leave it overnight. Wash it off with a mild shampoo the morning after, and welcome soft, replenished locks.