Monday, July 18, 2011
Between dry air on the plane and the stress of getting to the airport, it can be a challenge to land with perfect looking hair. Dove hairstylist Gretta Monahan (above left) shares some of her top tips:
• To combat dry cabin air, be sure to pack a hydrating spray mist for your face and an oil-based serum for your hair. Dove Nourishing Oil Care Serum* instantly smoothes flyaways, without weighing hair down. Plus, it is less than 3.4 oz, so you can apply at 30,000 feet!
• If you are in a rush to get to the airport, one fail-safe option for long locks is to apply a smoothing cream. Then, twist hair into a high bun and secure with a loose elastic. When you land, take out the bun and rake your fingers through for loose, shiny waves.
• For a quick and easy style, pop into the airplane or airport bathroom to pull your hair into a low, slightly-to-the-side pony—simple, but also fresh and modern. Add a bit of volume to the roots by teasing with a small brush, gather hair low behind one ear, and secure with a clear elastic. This style looks best when it is a bit “undone,” so finish with a flexible hold hairspray for perfectly imperfect plane hair.
• For shorter ‘dos, a soft bandeau headband is a great fix. They are easy to pack and available in a variety of fabrics, colors, widths and price points to complement any look and budget.
*GIVEAWAY ALERT: JSG is giving away 10 bottles of the new Dove Nourishing Oil Care Serum so you can try it for yourself. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Dove in the subject line and be sure to include your address. The giveaway ends on Sunday July 24 at 11:59 pm.