Hair Essentials: What to Pack for a Festival

Here’s your festival hair plan!


by Sarah Joan Ross

Whether you’re jet-setting to the Isle of Wight, heading to Glasto or playing it cool at Coachella, we have all the products tips and advice to get you through the full-on summer party season in style. Here’s your festival hair plan:

The Pre-festival Prep Work

If you’re lucky enough to be ‘glamping,’ then don’t forget to take your favourite shampoo and conditioner with you, as there’s nothing worse than starting off your style the wrong way with products that don’t suit your specific hair type. Condense your favourite John Frieda cleanser into a travel-friendly bottle and label. If access to a decent shower is debatable, then make sure you scrub up before you leave the comfort of your own bathroom. This is also the time to try a targeted treatment. John Frieda has a genius semi-permanent product, the Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment, with volume-boosting polymers, it fattens hair to ensure your blow dry and volume will last a whole lot longer. For frizzier hair, opt for the 3 Day Straight Spray Flat Iron Spray with Keratin, which lets you party, dance and play for days without hair poofing up like a poodle. Add one pump of Frizz Ease Original Serum to help repel the effects humidity.

The final festival day is always the biggest challenge, so invest in some style revivers like a sea salt spray that will help revive tousled waves and add texture. You might also want to think about stowing a scarf or two, as it can be added to a simple ponytail or woven into a plait in a flash. 

Products for Smooth and Manageable Hair

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Without access to plugs, straightening irons and salon-worthy blow dryers are a no go. You’ll need to find a non-electro solution instead. The Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-Up Crème is the perfect solution. When applied to dry hair, it acts as a moisturizer, instantly concealing frizzy ends and taming flyaways.

Products for Volume and Texture

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Once you’ve nailed your perfect style, there are some easy ways to maintain it. The building blocks to creating decent volume are a body building mousse or blow-dry spray followed by a super holding spray. The Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Intense Hold Hairspray locks in style and seals out humidity to keep frizz at bay. A pro tip is to lift sections of your hair and spray directly into the root for great volume.

Products for Reviving Curls

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Don’t battle with your curls, embrace them the easy way with John Frieda Dream Curls Daily Styling Spray. It has the unique ability to define waves without making them stringy or stiff. It can also be used to revive your style once it starts to flag, so spray, scrunch and let air-dry. The results are a head of bouncy, soft coils.  

Products for Natural Waves

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Don’t be misled by the name, you don’t need to be heading to the beach to use the brilliant texturizing Beach Blonde Sea Waves Salt Spray. It works on all hair hues and manages to turn limp, lacklustre hair into locks with a whole lot more oomph — all without a curling iron. Simply spritz into from roots to tips and mineral-rich sea salts and conditioners with sea salt formula work their magic. Extra curling points if you take large sections of hair and twist when damp, let air dry and then tousle. Viola! Surf girl hair without setting foot on the sand.

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