Do you travel out of town often? It seems that most of my weekends are spent traveling. I love spending time with the boo or visiting my hometown. With this in mind, I thought it was a great idea when Baby Shopaholic mentioned doing a post about what I bring with me to care for my natural hair while traveling. Surprisingly enough, I don't bring much!
The key to caring for my natural hair while out of town typically begins before I even leave. Whether I am going on a short trip or a long one, early preparation makes a huge difference.
I prepare my hair for trips in the following ways:
Short Trip (1-2 Nights Away)
- I will take the style I am presently wearing and go with the flow. I typically wear my hair in a twist out so as long as I have a satin bonnet, hair pick and hair oil, I'm good to go! I will sleep in the satin bonnet and use the hair pick and oil (if needed).
- In the chance that my style gets old, I tend to pack a hair elastic, gel and a brush to smooth into a puff just in case.
Long Trip (3+ Nights Away)
- For these trips, I typically know in advance so I prepare my hair beforehand. Since the easiest style for me to do is a twist out, I will typically twist my hair one to two nights before the trip. To get my twist out to last longer, I will allow the twists to dry for at least 24 hours.
- I can achieve this by doing the twists two days before or the night before and wearing my twists until I am ready to take them down. To protect my hair, I sleep with a satin bonnet and fluff in the morning with a hair pick and apply moisturizer if needed.
|I tend to keep a travel bag prepared with all six of these items so that when I need to travel, I can grab it and go!|
How do you protect your natural hair while you are out of town?
God bless & stay fabellis,