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La Carmina


How To Avoid Bad Hair When Traveling (VIDEO)

Posted: 08/31/2012 7:00 am

Hitting the road can stress your tresses. A bad hair day is especially a nuisance if you're traveling for work or a special occasion such as a wedding.

In this Travel SOS episode, Isolde Semple of Vancouver's Avant Garde Hair tackles three of the most common complaints.

1. Flat hair

Hair loses volume from changes in temperature and dozing on planes. However, you can regain texture with a few elastic bands. Starting with damp or dry hair, twist two-inch strands like ribbon and tie them in place. Leave overnight. The next day, take out the pieces and fluff to increase volume.

2. Frizzy hair

Humidity makes hair stand on end. Fortunately, the frizz can be converted to curls. Isolde spritzed my hair with a small bottle of hairspray and twisted segments around a curling iron.

3. Boring hair

Accessories can dress up a hairstyle. Make a half-bun, and put on a hairband, bow or barrette. If you don't have decorations handy, try using flowers.

How do you keep your hair looking good while traveling? Do you have any tips to add?

Video by La Carmina, filming by Rob Rafuse, hair by Isolde Semple of Avant Garde Hair.

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  • Stylist Isolde Semple

    Isolde Semple at Vancouver, Canada's <a href="" target="_hplink">Avant Garde Hair</a> shares tips for keeping hair looking good while traveling.

  • Headbands are your friend

    Headbands and barrettes give a more polished look.

  • Flowers add formality

    Improvise a hair decoration with local flowers, as I did in Maui, Hawaii.

  • Turn frizz into curls

  • Bind hair for texture

    If you sleep with your hair in this "Mayor of Whoville" do, you'll wake up with texture.


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