How to Protect and Care for Your Natural Hair While Traveling


We can’t always be as “fly” as our hair, or can we? As travel season is still at a high, we have to make sure that our hair can keep up with the program. While traveling, our hair can get really dry and rough because of the air pressure at high altitudes. Even after landing, there are rules of thumb we need to uphold. Keep reading to ensure that you have healthy and protected hair while in the air!   

protecting natural hair while on vacation

Breeze through TSA. The first tip to traveling smart is checking the liquid guidelines for the airline you’re using. You wouldn’t want the TSA Agent to pour out your favorite shampoo right in front of you! Trust me, it hurts. Invest in some travel-sized containers to help make travel a little less stressful. 


Forecast the fro. This one goes unsaid, but we’ll still say it. Check the weather at your destination to plan what hairstyles are most suitable for your stay. Keep in mind humidity, rain, dryness, and other harsh conditions that will threaten your good hair day on vacay.

Caring and Protecting Natural Hair While Traveling

Stick to the stuff you know. I know it can be a struggle for hair junkies, but I would recommend you only stick to your product basics for travel. You wouldn’t want to spend your entire vacay worried about which moisturizer to choose today. Cut it down to your must-haves, and enjoy the vibes. 


“Protect and serve” your curls. Whether travelling in economy or living in luxury in first-class, airplanes are not the ideal places for your natural hair. Get some z’s in peace by putting your hair in a protective style (lucky for you we have a blog all about protective styles!) and bring along a silk scarf. Avoid breakage and damage so you can get your beauty rest, queen. 


Restore the moisture. A little deep conditioner ain’t never hurt nobody. Make sure to bring along at least one deep conditioner to give your hair the moisture its lost. (Check out the Dry Hair Solution of our Fresh Avocado Deep Conditioner). You can apply it to your hair and leave it in for about 20-40 minutes, while you get some sun. Your hair will thank you later.  

Protecting Natural Hair While Traveling

Now you’re an expert on vacay hair. By following these steps you can keep your hair healthy and flourishing while 33,000 feet in the air or swimming 30 feet into the ocean. Don’t let frizz or dryness stop you from living your best life on vacation. If you found this helpful, be sure to share with your friends who love traveling a little more than their hair! 


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