Fresh from the barber shop or fly from the beauty salon
Every moment frontin’ and maxin’
Chillin’ in the car they spent all day waxin’
Summer, summer, summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
The warm weather symbolizes a time for fun and travel. It’s when most people start booking-off from work to go experience something other than sitting in their cubicles. If you’re one of those lucky people who have travel plans this summer, you will need to be prepared to handle all the hair drama that comes with being a travelling naturalista.
It’s almost like saying, “set it and forget it!” Try a trendy protective style like box braids so you won’t have to worry about your hair holding up with the humidity, chlorine and all the other typical vacation issues. If braids aren’t your thing, wigs, weaves, cornrows and twists are other low-maintenance alternatives.
It’s hard to fit much in your luggage with all the travel restrictions nowadays. You’re limited with the number of bags you can carry. Plus, your suitcase can’t hold anything else with the thirty swimsuits we know you already have crammed in there. But, how can you do without your hair moisturizer or frizz control serum? You don’t have to leave any of your hair essentials at home if you take the time to transfer them in smaller, more convenient travel size containers.
Use “Caution” Tape
My favorite travel tip is sealing all your liquids. You wouldn’t want your oily sealant leaking on your vacation clothes. I like to wrap the lids of my liquids with sticky tape or cling wrap and taking the extra step of enclosing them in Ziploc bags. That way, if there’s a spill, your luggage and clothing are protected.
Don’t be a Flight Risk
Long flights and dry air on the plane are recipes for a curl disaster. Your tresses quickly lose whatever moisture they had. Before you even say “Aloha!” your hair is already a frizzy mess. To retain moisture and preserve your hairstyle, either wrap your hair up in a scarf or pull it up in a cute top knot.
Always Have a Plan B
For convenience-sake, hats and head wraps are a curly girl’s best friends. If the perfect twist-out you anticipated would last the entire trip suddenly flops, you will need a plan b. Hats, head wraps and wigs are ways to make sure you’re not spending your vacation in the mirror trying to fix a hair disaster.
Planning your hair situation should be included on your “things-to-do” list for travelling. Whatever, your decisions are in terms of hairstyle, make sure that it’s as low-key and stress-free as possible so you spend time enjoying the experience and not handling any hair drama.