Its festival time again and that means women everywhere are stressing over how to stay looking great without those must have hair and beauty essentials. If you cant live without your hair straighteners, daily showers and make up, here are some top tips to help make festival life a little easier.
Many people scare you with the thought of there being no showers at festivals, which is actually completely untrue, its just knowing where to go. Every major festival will have public showers and if you get there at the right time they can be rather pleasant. Aim to get there early in the morning, think 6am for a clean shower with warm water and small queues. You could even invest in a solar shower for your tent. If youre not brave enough for public showers then wet wipes are a girls best friend at festivals, perfect for a fresh feeling in the morning, as well as for cleaning your hands during the day.
For a slightly more refreshing alternative it can be worth taking a large bowl or bucket that you can fill with water. Youll feel much better after a quick wash on days when the showers are just that bit too far away.
Try not to get too stressed out over hair dilemmas at festivals, work out some up dos beforehand so youre not constantly messing with your hair. You could perhaps wear loose curls or a headscarf, as it wont need washing as much then. Dry shampoo is a good option if you want to wear your hair down because it absorbs excess oil. If youre glued to your hair straighteners, some festivals actually have hair-straightening tents.
A summer hat is also a good idea as itll hide your hair and keep the sun off (or rain were thinking positively). If youre really worried then make sure you take plenty of bobbles and grips so you can master an easy up-do and still look stylish.
If theres no way you can live without hair straighteners then keep an eye out for a gas-powered pair. They might not be quite as good as your usual ones but youll be glad to have them if youre a poker straight addict. If youre going to be washing your hair quite often then take some leave in conditioner. Hair can soon dry out after a few days in the sun!
Get into a good skincare regime in the run up to a festival and one that you can continue when you arrive. Its best to keep your make up light and simple for a festival, and avoid heavy make up that you cant remove without the wipes or remover youll be taking with you. If you want to add a bit of colour, some lipstick, eye shadow or liner will work a treat. Suggested make up for festivals include concealer, SPF foundation, eye brightener, eyeliner, mascara and lip balm.
Taking a packet of good face cleansing wipes or make up remover wipes is essential! Youll feel much brighter in the morning if you can remove your make up the night before!
A good moisturiser is a must when youre at a festival. Your skin can dry out very quickly because youre constantly outside. If its going to be sunny then make sure you have a moisturiser with at least SPF 15. Itll keep your skin healthy and stop you getting sunburn too!