Travel like a Curly-Headed G – How to Roll Out with Curly Hair

By Tiffani Douglas

Curly hair travel guide. Learn more here

As if traveling isn’t already tough, traveling with natural hair is an even tougher job if you aren’t equipped with the right hair care weaponry – that is, your arsenal of only the best curly hair products!  Having the right products for your hair when traveling can be the difference between being well traveled and just plain frazzled! So, in the spirit of World Tourism Day, a day observed annually to encourage the importance of international tourism, let’s pack our bags, moisturize our curls and hit the road!

Travel essentials

Traveling means changing time zones, sceneries and yep, you guessed it climates. Different climates can change your hair care regimen and dictate the types of curly hair products you choose to pack. So planning ahead, checking the weather and being prepared for specific conditions is of the utmost importance.

One thing we know for sure is, like most other things, traveling and constant changes in temperatures and altitudes can cause your curls to dry out. So while you are jet-setting around the globe, here are four travel musts to keep your curls intact.

  1. Pineapple and mist. To protect your hair and prevent it from drying out while riding or on a flight, pull your hair up into a high ponytail and apply Aloe & Blueberry Juice Curl Moisturizer, a moisturizer spray to keep second-day curls fresh and hydrated.
  2. Don’t leave out a leave-in. A good leave-in conditioner is a saving grace when you’re globetrotting. Leave-in conditioners protect the hair and add much-needed moisture when you’re on the run. To get an extra kick of hydration while you’re on a long road trip or an overseas flight apply Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave-In Conditioner to restore dehydrated, overworked curls.
  3. Conditioner love. When livin’ la vida loca in your favorite destination it may not always be feasible to shampoo your hair because you knoooooow you can’t launch into a curly hair beast mode routine on the road! If you must cleanse your curls while traveling with less fuss, try co-washing with Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Mask to refresh and hydrate weathered curls.
  4. Defrizz and shine girl. What’s a good vacation without pictures? And since you will want to look like a stunner in every one of them, styling your curls with the best curly hair products is a top priority. Define, defrizz and add sheen to your curls with Blueberry Bliss CURL Control Jelly.

This is how we roll

Although it is essential that you pack the best curly hair products, it is also very important that you travel with your ride or die pieces. If you use curl protection at home, you should also do it on the road. Pack your silk pillowcase, silk scarf or bonnet for added protection. Sleeping on rough, unfamiliar fabrics can cause breakage or fizziness. Your headgear can protect from that.

Lastly, be sure to transfer your products into as many 3-ounce sized bottles as you need for your trip so you can take them on the plane in your carry on. Safe travels curlfriends!

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