Traveling for many miles on the airways can leave you feeling thirsty, fatigued, and sweaty; all symptoms of jet lag. That is due to one contributing force; dehydration. Do you know that the humidity levels inside the aircraft begin around 12% and in flight decrease to roughly 2% according to Jayne McAlister? She also advises that,” Dehydration causes your cells to become less efficient. As your cells dry out, they pull water from your blood reducing blood volume…”
These changes in the air affect your bodily fluids, your skin and your hair and leave you dry, lacking moisture. Lack of humidity in the air causes the atmosphere to pull moisture from the environment, which includes your hair. The end result can leave you parched, bloated, and in need of a skin and hair moisturizer. Take preventive action by hydrating your body with water before, during and after flight. Give your curls a deep penetrating conditioner the day before take off and seal it with oil like avocado, or jojoba. At the conclusion of your travels, apply a leave-in treatment to your hair and bring your hair back into a healthy balance.
Follow this method each time you fly for optimal curl health on the airways.