Ways to Keep Your Hair Clean during Music Festival
Music festivals are an excellent way to spend your time. The music, the crowds, and the sunshine all make for a good time. However, when you’re surrounded by so many people with sweaty hair that has been dancing in the sun for hours on end, it can be hard to avoid getting dirty yourself!
Festival hair cleaning guide
Music festivals can be a great time, but what do you do about your hair? Your hair is important to how you feel and look. So what’s the best way to keep your hair clean when it’s dirty and hot during music festival season? We’ll share some tips with you on how to keep your locks looking fresh.
- Wash with shampoo before going dancing or sweating in general: This will reduce the amount of dirt that stays in your scalp and doesn’t get washed off.
- Wear a hat: Hats will protect your head from too much sun exposure and help minimize sweat getting into your locks.
- Apply dry shampoo: Dry shampoos are designed for just this occasion! They soak up oil, so there is less
- Wear protective hairstyles that will keep dirt from getting into your scalp or onto your ends
- Shampoo before bed, so you wake up with fresh locks each morning
- If you’re going to spend the day in the sun without an umbrella, apply sunscreen on all of your exposed skin, including neck and shoulders, as well as any other area where you have thinning hair.
- Apply dry shampoo before you leave for the day; this will reduce how much product you need at night since it doesn’t build up like other products.
Do not wash your hair every night: because of sweat and oils from sunscreen, washing too often can cause buildup and make your scalp greasy, leading to more dandruff.
How to stay clean hair at festivals
Keeping your hair clean is the key to avoiding the dreaded “festival funk” during a music festival.
For any of these techniques to work, you must have maintained regular haircare routines until now. Otherwise, intense heat from the sun or wind can cause split ends and breakage, leading to unsightly greasy-looking locks that are difficult to wash out no matter what technique you use.
Music festivals are a great way to spend the weekend. But, if you’re going, make sure to pack your hair supplies too! You can’t let your festival-ready locks get dirty and sticky, that’s just asking for trouble. Trust me on this one. I learned my lesson last year when I thought it would be cool to wear my hair in two braids all weekend long, and by Sunday night, there was food in them (yuck!). This year I packed shampoo and conditioner and some dry shampoo for emergencies like these, so hopefully, it won’t happen again. It’s always better safe than sorry.