Summer is travel season, so it is time to escape somewhere tropical for rest and relaxation. When it comes to traveling, packing essentials for your hair is just as important as preparing clothes and essentials for your trip. Traveling with natural hair comes with challenges though. There are a ton of things that you have to think about when traveling. Things like will you take full-size or carry on products with you, and will your hair hold up against the humidity just to name a few. Here are a few tips to help you travel with ease which rocking your natural hair.
If you are traveling to a warmer destination, you may have to worry about humidity. Humidity can cause major frizz for curly girls, so you want to prepare for it. You may want to bring along products to help prevent humidity or changes in the weather at your destination. Humidity can cause your hair to swell quickly. So in warm weather make sure that you have a good styling product on hand at all times. The best way to fight the frizz that the humidity brings is to invest in great styling products that will help keep your hair hydrated, and also shield your hair from the moisture in the air.
Try a protective style for your vacation or at for your flight at least. Protective styling is one of the best and most convenient ways to travel with natural hair. A protective style can range from mini twists, box braids, or even weave. Wearing a protective style will save you a lot of time and effort. The airplane air is drying for your hair and also for your skin. When you are traveling, it is also important that you keep your hair moisturized and protected.
When you go on vacation, you should pack products that can be utilized for various purposes. By doing this, you won’t take up a lot of space in your suitcase with a bunch of different hair products. For example, our Mint Almond Oil has so many uses. You can use it on your scalp for a protective style and also untwist your hair. So you should bring it along with you on vacation!
When you are on vacation, don’t try a style that you have never done before. Going on vacation is not the time to try out a new hairstyle that you saw on YouTube. Stick with the hairstyles that you know are going to give you the best results.
If your hair doesn't act right for example with the humidity, have a backup plan. You can always throw your hair in a bun or rock a cute turban. Have a backup plan at all times.