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The best festival hair hacks to try

May 10, 2017
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Once you've got your festival wardrobe ready, focus should turn to prepping your hair, as it is unlikely you'll have access to a shower let alone hair dryers or straighteners. You don't have to go overboard to make a statement as some of the simplest of styles can be the most effective at these types of events, so listen up and take note of these great tips for oh-so-cool festival hair.

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It's often the simpler styles that work best for music festivals

Leave it as late as possible to wash your hair before you embark on your journey, and spend a decent amount of time massaging shampoo into your scalp before conditioning to nourish your locks. You can even add a cheeky treatment into the process, taking into account your hair type when picking the product so every little step you take lends itself towards making life easier while at the festival.

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Letting your hair dry by itself will also keep it fresher for longer, as any form of heat will do damage, and you'll need to add product to protect it from heat. You want to steer clear from products as much as you can and stick to the bare necessities. A very thin slick of serum or an anti-frizz spray should do the job, then you can focus on picking your first 'do.

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“The best hairstyles for the festival seasons are styles that get better with age, such as braids, plaits, knots and twists. These styles tend to look better the longer they are worn, and are suitable to see you through the festival,” Jack Merrick-Thirlway of prestigious London salon Neville Hair & Beauty tells Cover Media.

So, taking on board his advice, if you have long enough hair it's a good idea to try a half-up do, twisting the upper section of hair into a loose knot for a fun finish. Or if your hair isn't long enough for this, focus on a few small braids and plaits around your head to inject a carefree festival vibe. These are the kind of styles you can sleep in and still look normal in the morning, giving you more time to enjoy the music and party!

“Should you suffer from oily scalp or need to tweak the style, a dry shampoo is a great choice because it gives the illusion of washed hair,” Jack adds.

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