If you have curly hair, traveling can be difficult. You've probably experienced the joy of getting off a plane and finding your beautiful curls in a mess of frizz. It can make you feel like giving up and purchasing one of those awful hats with the plastic "hair" on top, ok maybe not. Instead, try these simple tips that will keep your hair in an ideal state for traveling:
Keep your hair in a ponytail or braid.
Keep your hair in a ponytail or braid. This is an easy way to keep your hair out of your face, prevent tangles and messes and keep your look fresh while traveling.
Use an ice cube in the airport to take make the flyaways fly away with you
If you're at the airport and have time to spare, use this trick: Rub an ice cube over the top of your head to smooth out any flyaways! This will help prevent frizz in humid conditions by keeping everything in place.
Apply dry shampoo to soak up any oils that might have been left behind by styling products and environmental pollutants.
When you're traveling, dry shampoo is your best friend. Apply it to the roots of your hair and brush through with a comb or brush. Don't worry about getting any on the rest of your locks--it's not necessary! Be careful not to apply too much product; if you do, it may start building up in clumps and leave an unwanted residue on your scalp that will make styling difficult later.
Avoid getting dry shampoo on any skin other than the top layer of your head because it can cause irritation if left undisturbed for too long (and no one wants irritated skin, especially on vacation!).
When you get off the plane, it's important to wash your hair with cold water to lock in the oils and seal in the moisture.
After you've taken off your hat and scarf, it's time to wash your hair with cold water. The reason for this is that hot water opens up the hair shaft, which can cause dryness and breakage. By washing with cold water, you seal in moisture--and since most flights are super-dry (especially if you're flying internationally), it's important to lock in all of that goodness!
Your hair will thank you for keeping it moisturized while traveling!
- Let your hair dry naturally.
- Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair, and avoid pulling or tugging on it as you work. This will help reduce breakage and keep it healthy!
- Use a hair mask or serum once a week to keep moisture levels up in between washes, especially if you're going on vacation where there's more sun exposure than usual (or any time of year). The extra heat from being outside can cause damage to hair follicles over time--the last thing you want is for this damage to start happening while you're away!
- Invest in a silk pillowcase! They're worth every penny because they reduce frizz while also keeping curls intact overnight so they look fresh when morning rolls around again tomorrow morning!"
If you want to keep your hair looking great while traveling, we recommend starting with these tips. They are easy and effective ways to avoid frizz, keep your hair moisturized throughout the journey and make sure it looks great when you arrive at your destination!