September 6, 2016

Travel Beauty {Natural Hair}

Travelling with natural hair

I'm really sorry for the lack of posts lately. Before my vacation, I didn't have a lot of time to schedule posts and was planning on working on my blog in the evenings, but I was having so much fun with my mum I just couldn't. I'm back now and working on content for the next few weeks so be sure to stay updated. Today, I'd like to talk about travelling with natural hair and what products I ended up taking.

This was my first trip since I cut off all of my relaxed ends and started rocking my natural curls, and I must say I was slightly worried. Most of my products are in jars and over the 100ml limit, plus I usually need quite a few products to get me through the week, but I knew I couldn't take them all with me so I did some thinking. I considered what hairstyles I plan to do and based on that selected a few products and tools to take.

Natural hair products to take on holiday

Hair products

Moisturizing my hair daily is extremely important as it tends to get quite dry, so water and a leave-in conditioner is a must! I didn't have any spray bottles I could take with me so I decided I'll just apply some water with my fingers. As my leave-in, I poured a bit of the Alter Ego Intensive Nutritive Leave-in Conditioner into a travel sized bottle I got from Primark and hoped it would last me for 2 weeks. Since I always seal with an oil, I decided to go for the Confume Argan Treatment Oil* as it was already available in a small bottle and I love the feel of argan oil on my hair. I've got a review on this, so go have a read if you're looking for a lightweight oil which leaves your hair super soft. To define my curls, my current favourite product is the SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, so I scooped some into a bottle and popped it into my bag. Lastly, to deep condition my curls I grabbed a sample of the Argan Dew Replenishing Hair Mask* which is the best treatment I've used in a while. Make sure to click the product and read my review to find out why it is an absolute must.

Natural hair tools for vacation

Hair tools

Now I think I went a bit over the top with the hair tools. I took some hair ties and some hair pins for creating my daily hairstyles, a couple of small rubber bands for when I braid my hair at night, butterfly clips to help separate and hold my hair when working in sections, an afro comb {obviously!} and my trusty Tangle Teezer* which I use for smoothing down my hair. And obviously a Satin Scarf to protect my hair while I sleep. Not exactly the bare minimum but all tools I thought I would need.

There are obviously a few items I ended up not using and might not take on my next trip, but I wanted to be prepared. Did anyone else get nervous the first time they had to travel with natural hair?  How do you select which products and tools you take on holiday? I would love to hear your story, so please leave me a comment. Also, don't forget to share this post with your natural hair sisters.

What are your must have hair care products for a holiday?

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