Currently we’re unable to travel unfortunately, but hopefully we will be able to in a few months! And with that in mind, we decided to round up our top tips for traveling with curly hair. Because at home you might have all the time and products to optimally care for and style your hair, when traveling this might be different. So here’s a list of 5 tips to travel with curls, including a packing list!
Traveling with curly hair
Sun, sea, chlorine: the things you like most when going on holiday aren’t great for your hair. Especially traveling from the cold straight to the heat will have a drying effect on your hair. Your hair actually needs more care during your vacation, while you probably don’t feel like spending time on it. So to make it as easy as possible for you, we’ll share 5 tips for traveling with curly hair in this blog. Save it for when you can travel again!
Decant your products into travel size containers
Don’t assume that you’ll find your favorite hair products at your holiday destination, because chances are you won’t. Besides that, you’ll hardly ever use a full sized product within one or two weeks, so save yourself the weight and waste. Make sure you have travel size containers of your favorite products, or decant them into travel friendly 100 ml sized containers – just make sure to label them. You’ll be able to stick to your usual routine, without sacrificing some products because they’re too big to bring with! It saves a lot of weight in your suitcase, and you can even bring it in your hand luggage if you wish. And especially on short trips, travelling light is essential.
Use deep conditioner
Bring a travel size container containing a deep conditioner as well, especially if you’re going to a drier climate. Just because you’re on holiday doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be deep conditioning your curls. Most curls need moisture daily, especially in hotter places. You’re probably going to do a wash & go and that’s fine, but if you don’t take the necessary steps to ensure you lock in the maximum amount of moisture, you’ll regret it afterwards. Fortunately, there are also deep conditioners in handy sachet sizes for sale.
Also read: 5 tips for deep conditioning your hair
Pack your satin pillowcase
Pack your own satin pillowcase, satin bonnet or scarf that you can tie around your head when you go to sleep. This will help to retain the moisture throughout the night and keep your hair from rubbing against itself of a harsher bedding material. It doesn’t take up a lot of space in your suitcase, but is very important for your curls. Besides that, you can also wear the satin scarf as a head wrap during the day to protect your hair from the harsh effects of the sun.
Bring hair accessories
Speaking of which, if you have some space left in your suitcase, pack a few more hair accessories. Think of a scrunchie or invisibobble, useful for wrapping your hair in a ponytail or bun, or in a pineapple before going to bed. Also bring an old cotton t-shirt or small microfiber towel that you can use to dry your hair.
Drink enough water
Make sure you drink enough water when you’re on holiday, because moisture starts from within. Our hair thrives on moisture and by drinking enough you support healthy cells and stimulate cell growth, which leads to beautiful shiny hair.
Thanks to these tips, your hair should also look good when traveling, without too much effort! Do you have any questions? Let us know in the comments below!