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Curls on the Go: Travel Tips for Curly Hair Maintenance

Hello, fellow curl adventurers! Whether you're planning a weekend getaway or an epic globe-trotting adventure, one thing's for sure – your curls need some extra love while you're on the go. In this blog post, I am spilling the beans on our favourite travel tips for maintaining those fabulous curls. So, grab your passport (or staycation plans), and let's embark on a journey to ensure your curls stay on point, no matter where you roam! 🌍💁‍♀️


Packing Essentials for Curly Hair

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let's talk packing. Here's what you should consider stashing in your travel bag:


Travel-sized Hair Products: Opt for travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, and styling products to save space and adhere to airline carry-on regulations.



Wide-Tooth Comb or Detangling Brush: A gentle detangler is a must for keeping your curls knot-free during your adventures.


Silk or Satin Pillowcase + Bonnet: If you're staying in hotels, a silk or satin pillowcase can help prevent friction and frizz while you sleep.


Microfiber Towel or T-shirt: Skip the hotel towels, which can be rough on curls. Use a microfiber towel or an old T-shirt to scrunch-dry your hair instead.


Caring for Curls in Transit

Travel days can be stressful for your curls. Here's how to keep them happy:

  1. Protective Hairstyles: Consider styling your hair in protective styles like braids or twists while traveling to reduce friction and tangling.

  2. Moisturize: Hydration is key. Pack a small spray bottle with a mix of water and your favorite leave-in conditioner to spritz and refresh your curls throughout the journey.

  3. Avoid Tight Hairstyles: Tight ponytails or buns can stress your hair and scalp. Opt for loose hairstyles when you're on the move.

PRO TIP: On travel days, do not rock a low bun/ ponytail. It will get in the way and cause neck pain during long flights or rides.


Arrival: Hair Care at Your Destination

You've arrived! Now, it's time to pamper your curls:

  1. Check Water Quality: Different water types can affect your curls differently. If you notice hard water or excessive chlorine, consider using a shower filter.

  2. DIY Hair Mask: If you've been out in the sun or swimming, treat your curls to a DIY mask with ingredients like honey and coconut oil to restore moisture.

  3. Embrace the Local Products: Exploring local hair care products can be an exciting part of your journey. Just be sure to check the ingredients for curl-friendly options.

Nighttime Rituals

Before you tuck in for the night, here's how to ensure your curls wake up refreshed:


1. Silk or Satin Bonnet: A silk or satin bonnet can protect your curls and preserve their shape as you sleep.



2. Pineapple Your Curls: If your hair is long enough, gather your curls into a loose, high ponytail at the top of your head (like a pineapple) to prevent flattening.




A Final Word on Curly Adventures

Traveling with curly hair doesn't have to be complicated. With a bit of planning, the right products, and some loving care, your curls can thrive on the road. Embrace your natural beauty and let your curls be the envy of every destination you visit. Bon voyage, curly queens! 🌴🌟💆‍♀️


xx Des

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