Holiday Stress and Your Hair

holiday stressSeems hard to believe, but 2013 is nearly in the rear-view mirror. Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. For a lot of people, the holidays are a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends. For others, it’s the most stressful time of the year. If you fall in that latter category, holidays can take a big toll on you – physically, mentally and emotionally. Even if that stress is setting in, it doesn’t mean you can’t look your best.

Tips to keep stress from straining your style during the holidays.

Skip the Shampoo
It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling for the holidays or inviting people to your home, shower time and hot water are at a premium this time of year. So do yourself a favor – shampoo less frequently. This will keep your hair from drying out in the chilly, dry air. The next day, try a dry shampoo to get rid of that second-day hair look.

Speaking of Styling
A great holiday outfit requires a great hairstyle. Use a heat setting foam to get your hair ready for the styling that’s about to happen. These foams, like Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Heat Setting Foam, help your curls hold strong without making your hair crunchy or stiff.

Not all Water was Created Equal
If you are traveling for the holidays, it’s not a given you’ll stay somewhere that has a water softener or soft water. If your relative has hard water in the home, switch out your normal shampoo temporarily for baby shampoo.

Bottom line? Don’t take let that holiday stress get to your head – more specifically, your hair.