Hands up who doesn’t love a beach bonfire? Is there anything better than hanging out with your tribe and toasting some gooey marshmallows while enjoying sundowners around a roaring fire pit? It’s our idea of summer heaven, going wild in the great outdoors, reconnecting with nature and, momentarily unplugging from the hustle and bustle of the world. Bliss!
What we don’t care for quite so much, is the smell of burnt wood and charcoal permeating our hair and the havoc that a few days camping without access to our regular beauty routines can wreak on our luscious locks.
Have no fear! N4 is here with our 5 top fireside approved tips for festival and glamping friendly hair!
01 – Pack Your Products Carefully
N4 has made it super easy for all fans of outdoor festivities to still look their glamorous best without having to pack a trailer load full of products!
With our mighty MINI COLLECTION of luxe vegan-friendly styling products you can still create that easy breezy, bouncy beachy wave look. Yes, even if you are camping out under the stars.
The key to maintaining that effortless boho-chic summer look is to go light with your hair products. You don’t want to over-do it when you’re camping by applying too much product, especially hairspray. A buildup of product will weigh your hair down, making it look unnecessarily greasy and harder to wash.
Too much product will also encourage the smell of those embers to embed themselves deeper into the hair shaft, leading to smoky strands.
So go light and pack refreshing and detangling formulas from the N4 Mini range. And remember to focus on applying product sparingly towards the end of your hair tips and away from your scalp to prevent glamping hair from getting greasy.
02 – Keeping Your Hair Clean When Camping & Glamping
Dry shampoo is every glamping-gal’s BFF. It works well in the wilderness as it easily soaks up excess oil to help hair remain fresh as a daisy!
Talking of flowers. The beauty of the N4 range is that it contains simply divine fragrance notes to intoxicate, not overload, the senses.
The Jour D’Automne style collection contains tonka beans, patchouli and spanish moss while the Lumiere d’ Hiver range has a blend of white freesia, golden amber and warm musk.
In the L’eau De Mare collection you’ll discover wonderful ylang orchid, jasmine, vetiver and patchouli while the Fleurs De Tempe range is a heady mix of linden blossom, trembled gardenia and sheer bark wood.
These wonderful essences will certainly bring the “glam” to your “ping”.
03 – Heads Up! Wear Protection
Just like your skin in the sun, hair is susceptible to UV damage. Sun-damaged hair can lead to brittle, split ends as well as discoloration and unwanted frizziness.
The best way is to embrace wilderness fashion and go-bananas for bandanas!
But if you can’t quite get your head, literally, around that look, then use N4’s Super Comb Prep & Protect spray to protect, prime and add polish to outdoors hair. It creates an invisible yet lightweight shield that is specially formulated to minimize damage from UV rays and other environmental pollutants, providing essential protection combined with nourishing benefits for tangle-free tresses.
04 – Be Brave. Wear Braids!
It’s not just the sun that can damage hair when you’re glamping. All the elements play their part – wind, water and yes, FIRE! They can all lead to matted and tangled hair which is more prone to breakage.
Braids are a fabulous way to keep hair neatly styled and protected while enjoying a great outdoors adventure and require minimal maintenance or products to stay looking good for the duration. Just a lil ol spritz of N4’s Non Aerosol Hair Spray and you are good to go. We’re taking all day hold and control but without any stiffness.
05 – Essential Hair TLC – Pre And Post
One word – CLARIFYING!
If you know that you are going to be exposing hair to the elements then the best thing you can invest in, both as a pre and post glamping treatment, is an excellent clarifying shampoo.
This will not only remove product buildup from the hair and create a lovely fresh new, clean canvas, it will also remove any mineral deposits that might have accumulated, not to mention those fireside smells. N4’s Clarifying Shampoo comes in a range of camping approved sizes, including our mini version which you can shop for HERE.
So there you have it! Camping hair, do care! Combine our essential glamping friendly hair tips and your hair will remain cute yet protected while you enjoy some summer one on one with nature. Enjoy!