Free UK shipping on orders over £25

Your cart

Your cart is empty

Check out these collections.

How To Prepare Your Curly Hair For A Vacation

How To Prepare Your Curly Hair For A Vacation

Alright, curl-friends, so you've got a vacay on the horizon? That's fab, but as you pack your favourite sundress and those flip-flops, spare a thought for your curls. Those twists and turns might need extra TLC on the road. But don’t stress! We've got some tips to keep those curls popping from the moment you step off the plane until your vacation ends.


1. Suss Out Your Destination

First, do a quick Google search about where you're heading. Is it dry and desert-like or humid and tropical? What’s the water like - soft, hard? Knowing this helps you understand what your curls are in for.

2. Pick the Right Stuff

Once you know the vibe of your destination, it's time to pack accordingly. If it's super dry, opt for things that boost moisture, like deep conditioners or hair oils that seal in moisture. Humid spots? Anti-frizz goodies are your besties. If you're heading somewhere with hard water, consider grabbing a clarifying shampoo to use at least once during your holiday to dodge a bigger occurrence of build-up.  



3. Your Faves in Miniature

Those hotel bathroom freebies won't cut it for curly hair. Instead, grab some travel-sized bottles and fill 'em up with your go-to curly hair products. No need to mess with a routine that already works! For example, our Hydration Shampoo can still remove product build-up from your hair whilst restoring the bounce and definition of your curls. Next, our Moisture-Rich Conditioner seals moisture, allowing your hair to remain hydrated, shiny, and nourished for longer.    

4. Love Your Hair Before You Leave

Give your hair a solid pampering sesh before you jet off. A deep conditioning treatment or hair mask will ensure your curls are hydrated and strong, ready to tackle any climate. And hey, maybe even a trim to kick those split ends to the curb.


5. The Right Tools for the Job

Pack a wide-toothed comb - perfect for detangling without damaging those curls. Ditch the hotel towel and bring a microfiber one or an old T-shirt to avoid frizz. Even a silk or satin pillowcase or bonnet can work wonders, reducing friction while you catch some Z's.

6. Stylish Protection

Consider protective styles like braids or buns to protect your curls from the elements and prevent crazy tangling. Plus, they’ll help lock in moisture, so you don't have to mess with your hair too much daily. If you aim to keep a style like braids fresh and moisture-rich for a longer stretch while enjoying your getaway, consider applying our Curling Creme With Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oils before styling.  

7. Don't Get Burned

The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause significant damage to your hair, just like they can harm your skin. Excessive exposure can result in dry, brittle hair and faded color if your hair is dyed. Sun damage can lead to frizz, breakage, and loss of curl definition for those with curls. Hats provide a physical barrier, shielding your curls from these harsh rays.


As curly hair naturally tends to be drier than straight hair in the summer heat, this dryness can be exacerbated. Wearing a hat can help your hair retain its natural moisture by reducing its exposure to the drying effects of the sun and wind.

Just remember to choose a hat made from breathable material, like cotton or straw, to avoid overheating and promoting scalp sweat, which can lead to its problems!

8. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

So, you know how you've always heard that drinking water is super important, right? Well, let me tell you, it's even more crucial when hanging out under the hot sun, especially if you've got that beautiful curly hair to look after.

Imagine this: You're chilling in a tropical paradise, but guess what? The heat means you're sweating up a storm, including your scalp. If you're not downing enough H2O, your body struggles, like trying to squeeze the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube. The result? A dry, unhappy scalp and even unhappier, drier hair.


But here's the magic part: when you're drinking enough water, your body's like, "Cool, I've got what I need!" It can then whip up enough sweat to keep you and your scalp nice and cool and prevent your hair from drying out.

And there's more! Water isn't just about quenching thirst; it's like a delivery service for your body. When you're well-hydrated, it helps distribute all those boss nutrients to every corner of your body, including your hair follicles. The result? Your hair doesn't just survive, it thrives - growing healthier and stronger. So, remember, next time you're basking in the sun, keep sipping that water, and your curls will thank you!

So there you have it - top tips for keeping your curls looking fab on vacation. Remember, a vacay is all about having fun and taking a break, so let your hair down (or up in a protective style) and enjoy it. Your curls can be your travel buddies - so embrace the journey, love your curls, and soak up every moment of your well-earned break. Safe travels!

Previous post
Next post