Traveling while having natural hair can seem like a reason to hold you back from doing it, but once you learn how to take care of your hair it can be simple. One of my favorite things about traveling with natural hair is the versatility of my hairstyles. For one trip, I can wear a protective style and for another trip, I can wear a twist out.
Taking care of your hair while on vacation is super easy, and you can take the essentials wherever you go, INCLUDING in your carryon. Suck it TSA. All you need are the following:
Once you have the essentials packed, you're good to go for any hairstyle! Being on vacation is a fun opportunity to experiment with different hairstyles because you can really capitalize on no one knowing you so you have the opportunity to wear anything you've always wanted to. I love trying out different hairstyles, here's some different styles you can try next time you go on vacation.
Protective styles are fun because it's probably the easiest way to take care of your hair while traveling. Whether it's box braids or crochet braids, protective styles can last up to 4 weeks and are super low maintenance. To keep these styles in top shape, I spritz the mixture in my spray bottle around my edges and in the parts of my scalp every night before I go to bed and when I wake up in the morning.
Twists are a great way to not deal with your hair for a few days. Simply spray your hair with your water mixture, apply any styling cream, and do a simple two strand twist and wrap your hair at night. Since the wrapping of your hair will flatten the twists, you can pin them close to your head with bobby pins and put a headband over it. Another style is two large twists on both sides of your head. Twists are super easy so they're one of my go-to styles for everyday stuff.
I've never known how to wear any scarf other than a winter one around my neck, so I wear them on my head which is the next best thing. My favorite scarf I got from H&M a few years ago and have been wearing it ever since. I put it on my hair whenever I want to keep my twists in for a while and want to change up the look.
Whatever The Style, Make It Yours!
No matter what the style, choose what works best for you and what makes you comfortable. Traveling with natural hair is fun because our hair is versatile and you can change your hair in many different ways. So grab your styling tools and get those tickets to where you've always wanted to go and let go of any worries you may have of styling your hair while traveling the world!