As a “naturalista”, travelling can be stressful especially if your hair is not in a protective style. In this post, I share some tips that have helped me keep my sanity while travelling 🙂

Natural Hair Travel Tip #1 Travel light

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Travel Tip #1: Image Courtesy of www.nappy-glam.blogspot.co.ke

When packing hair products to carry I think about 2 things: moisture and styling. For moisture I carry an empty spritz bottle which I will fill with water and butter to seal-in the moisture. For styling I pack some gel for my edges and oil for shine. The tip is to transfer your products into small travel friendly containers. Here I have put my butter and gel in small moisturiser containers, and my oil in a small lotion bottle.

Natural Hair Travel Tip #2 The Mighty Bobby Pin

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Travel Tip #2: Image Courtesy of www.nappy-glam.blogspot.co.ke

The mighty bobby pin has saved many bad hair days…roll, tuck, pin into place and an unruly afro transforms into an elegant updo. I find this little tub perfect for carrying bobby pins as it fits easily into my handbag. So next time you are buying your favorite chewing gum…you may want to consider mentos…☺
Natural Hair Travel Tip #3 Opt for a low maintenance style.

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Travel Tip #3a: Image Courtesy of www.nappy-glam.blogspot.co.ke

Travel Tip #3b: Image Courtesy of www.nappy-glam.blogspot.co.ke

Travel Tip #3b: Image Courtesy of www.nappy-glam.blogspot.co.ke

I normally put up my hair in a high bun when taking a flight. This allows me to catch some sleep comfortably without worrying that I will mess up my hair. During the week, I will section off some hair at the front and install some twists, which then allows me to have a nice side swept fringe. To sleep I simply twist the front overnight and tie my satin scarf with the bun still in place.

Natural Hair Travel Tip #4 Moisture! Moisture! Moisture!

Ensure your hair is well moisturized and the moisture sealed in before travel and during travel. One technique that has really helped me retain moisture is oil rinsing. After washing, deep conditioning and rinsing out the DC, I work a generous amount of my oil mix into my scalp and hair. Once my hair is all saturated with the oil, I rinse off with warm water to get rid of excess oil.

This helps my hair in 2 ways:

  1. Thoroughly seals in moisture
  2. Gives my hair a nice healthy shine without weighing it down with the oil

During the week all I have to do is spritz my hair with water before bed without having to add any more product. Style on pic: Twistouts in the front, high bun at the back.

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Twistouts in the front, high bun at the back. Image Courtesy of www.nappy-glam.blogspot.co.ke

In Summary:
There you have  it ladies (and gents)…it is as easy as 1,2,3

  1. Prepare your hair for travel
  2. Plan- pack your products into travel friendly packs and don’t forget your bobby pins
  3. Keep your styles simple

See…No need to pull hairs over this one 🙂

Article was first published on: www.nappy-glam.blogspot.co.ke

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