5 Tips to Take Care of Your Locks While Traveling

Whether it's a weekend gateway to another country or a few miles from home, traveling is a magical retreat to soul and body. While traveling, we often become oblivious to our hair. It's common to overlook daily self-care while you're off vacation. Understandably, nobody has the time to concentrate on trivial matters while enjoying their holiday with family or loved ones! If the locks are avoided during a vacation to the beach or mountains, they could take a toll on your hair strands. Consequently, your hair becomes dry, and luscious locks start looking lackluster. So, here are the top 5 tips to take care of your precious locks while traveling.

#1. Shampooing and Conditioning

Travelling may cause your locks to thin out. Therefore, using an excellent conditioner or hydrating solution would be better to give your curly hair a moisture lift before a journey. It is incredibly useful when plunging into lengthy adventures. You may use a dry cleansing shampoo to add moisture to your locks.

#2. Bringing a Hair Diffuser

No matter the season, having damp hair never constitutes a good look! Hair is more susceptible to splitting when it is wet. Additionally, going outside in sunny weather is ineffective because, when you go outside with damp hair, it frequently breaks and descends to the ground regardless of where you are.

On the other hand, in the winter, your hair may take some time to dry, and if it is left wet for an extended period of time, it may become curly. It would be prudent to have a hairdryer with you to avoid the irritating theatricals of damp hair.

#3. Have a travel bag on board

A travel kit will benefit you for last-minute travel or when you don't want to bother with squeezing all of your goods into three-ounce packages. You need to fill bottles suitable for transport with your necessary hair care supplies. Possessing the complete selection at your disposal also lets you switch up your look and ensures that your locks are as lovely, soft, and glossy as they are at home.

#4. Satin scarf

Hair bands have been used to shape and shield the hair of people with wavy and frizzy hair. It maintains your hair tangle-free and smooth. A satin scarf is incredibly flexible and lightweight and occupies little room in your baggage. You can wrap your dreadlocks across your head or your cushion to form a temporary satin pillowcase to safeguard them. Your tresses will maintain their shape, and there won't be much contact.

#5. Remember to bring your wide-toothed comb

You use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your frizzy locks while traveling. To get rid of any tangles, comb the hair from top to bottom. Avoid using a hairbrush because it can ruin your natural hair structure and harm your locks.

These are the top 5 tips to protect your locks during traveling. Keep in check with every tip mentioned above, and have a great holiday!

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We overland. We eat plants and fungi. We live outside as much as possible. We are all connected. A female travel blogger overlanding and writing about ecotourism, ethical and sustainable travel, socially conscious travel and housesitting. An online travel magazine since 2015.


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