How To Avoid a Festival Hair Faux Pas
We all know that festivals can be fun…but they can also be pretty damn dirty, muddy and generally lack the 5* hotel kind of amenities; or any amenities at all in fact. Greasy hair is inevitable, and with no electricity for straighteners, hair dryers or curlers. What really are the best ways to prevent having a hair crisis? We’ve gathered together our favourite hair tips and tricks to avoid the classic festival bed head. So whether you’re hitting up Reading or getting groovy at Secret Garden Party your hair mares are a thing of the past.
Grab That Dry Shampoo
Any professional festival goer knows this is the golden rule of ‘festivaling’ dry shampoo is a handy little product that soaks up the oils in your hair whilst adding volume at the same time. So it’s great for when you’ll be spending time in the heat (this probably won’t be a problem if your in the UK…), heat means sweat, and with sweat comes dirt meaning greasy hair much faster than normal. Keep a handy mini version in your bag so you can top up whenever you see fit.
Flower crowns are the queen of concealing dirty roots, the bigger the better when it comes to floral headdresses; not only do they look insane but they can be used for so many things. Hiding what is underneath them is one, you can also use them to keep your hair out of your face or cut them up and pop them in your up do for a dose of colour and something a little unique.
Braids for Days
Braids are 100% our go to festival look, they can work one of two ways we either wait until the 2/3rd day of the fezzie when our hair is starting to shine in ways we don’t want and pull our hair into tight braids to keep it neat and tidy and keep any humidity beaten hair at bay. Not to mention they look awesome and there are so many braiding techniques you can try out (come on we all have that one braid friend who ends up with a queue of mates waiting for there turn). The second way you can use braids to cover our festival hair paus is to wear your hair in tight braids for the first few days of the festival and towards the end of the week simply undo your braids for a crimped, wavy fro any spice girl would be proud of.
By far our favourite hair trick for festival season, not only does it look super sassy but it covers every inch of grease your body can omit. Simply pop some lash glue along your parting and sprinkle as much glitter as possible along the part line. You can experiment with hair styles around this, try space buns for a quirky look that keep your hair looking fresh and funky.