At home you’ve thoughtfully curated a collection of hair products, expertly tailored to make your curls pop, but how do you tailor that routine to suit your summer travel plans? Between unfamiliar climates, sun exposure and chlorine, your curls are going to need a little help to look their best. Read on for our best tips to keep your curls looking fabulous at all your homes away from home.
Pineapple Your Hair on the Plane
No one wants to start their vacation off with deflated, lackluster curls - do yourself a favor and pop those locks up in a high ponytail on top of your head using a satin scrunchie and a scarf. Also known as a “pineapple”, this style protects your curls from falling flat on a long flight, so you arrive at your destination with a picture perfect ‘do.
Pack a Satin Scarf, Bonnet or Pillowcase
Friction is curly hair’s worst enemy. So bring a bonnet or a satin pillowcase to swap out for harsh hotel bedding, to keep your curls intact while you sleep. Alternatively, a stylish, colorful headscarf can play double duty - use it at night to wrap your hair up and, during the day, you can use your scarf to keep curls out of your face and add some serious style points to your vacation photos.
Add a Deep Conditioner to Your Wash & Go
Sun and sea can wreak havoc on your hair, so show your hair a little love on wash day by incorporating a luxurious deep conditioning mask like SALWA PETERSENⓇ’s Chébiotic™ Hair Mask into your post-dip shower. The added hydration will help restore your curls after a long, sun-soaked day at the beach or pool.
Bring a Microfiber Towel or Cotton T-Shirt to Dry Your Hair
Vacation is the perfect chance to leave the diffuser at home and allow your locks to air-dry. But don’t rely on coarse, textured hotel towels to dry your hair - microfiber towels and cotton t-shirts have a fine, smooth texture that’s ideal for maintaining frizz-free hair. After shampooing (add comment to link to product) and conditioning (add comment to link to product), squeeze excess water from your hair and then loosely wrap it up in your microfiber towel for 20 minutes. Your hair can then fully air-dry and you’’ll be ready to see the sights, sans frizz.
Bring a Multi-Tasking Superstar
Real estate in your luggage is precious, so bring space-saving multi-use products that will streamline your routine. Oil of Chébé can be used as a moisturizing scalp treatment, to smooth flyaways on frizzed-out curls, add shine to a slicked back look, while protecting against breakage.
If you’re more of a laissez faire kind of traveler, consider getting a protective style before you leave home. Braids and twists are a great option for a lower maintenance travel ‘do, since you won’t need to worry about detangling or refreshing your natural curls. A simple spritz of our Chébé Hair Milk to hydrate and a gentle scalp massage with our Oil of Chébé will have your style looking and feeling great, all vacation long.
Embrace the Chaos
At the end of the day, vacation is supposed to be fun, and you shouldn’t let worrying about your hair detract from some much-deserved time off. If your curls are misbehaving, we suggest throwing your hair up into a cute bun, puff or ponytail and having a blast.
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