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How to Take Care of Your Hair When Traveling

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Over the past year, airports have begun to resume their services and slowly allow flights to run in certain places. For many of us, traveling is something that we do regularly for work, while for others, it is done when your annual vacation time rolls around. No matter where or how frequently you travel, you put your hair and skin through an awful lot. From hair fall, split ends, and dandruff to acne, oily or dry skin, traveling can have adverse effects on how your hair and skin look and feel. When getting ready to go on a trip, you may forget to maintain the everyday routines that you would otherwise. 

Here is are some tips to make sure that your hair looks and feels it’s absolute best when you travel. 

Find a hairstyle that is practical, comfortable, and stylish. 

It may be hard to find a new hairstyle for every day you are on the road, so before you leave for your trip, figure out a hairstyle that works for you and the hair length and stick to that. Make sure to keep in mind the climate of the place that you are going to so that you can be prepared for the style and texture of your hair to change. For instance, if you are going to a place with high humidity, your hair may become frizzy and more challenging to maintain; you may struggle with braiding it or tying it back. This way, once you are on your trip, you have a go-to style that leaves you feeling comfortable without having to worry about your hair and how it looks and reacting to the climate of the place you are in. Simply putting your hair up in a bun is a style that works well, no matter where you are. Your hair will be off your neck and will leave you feeling a lot more comfortable without constantly worrying about it getting tangled or dirty while you walk around unfamiliar streets. 

Carry enough hair accessories 

This tip may seem obvious, but it is possible to forget some essentials in your haste to remember others! You may pack enough shoes or clean underwear, but make sure you pack enough scrunchies, rubber bands, clips, hairbands, and scarves. Aside from making sure you have enough of what you need to feel comfortable, keeping your hair contained and held back helps your hair remain clean for a longer time. 

Protect your hair from the elements. 

Make sure to protect your hair from the elements by protecting it through various methods. If you plan to go swimming in the ocean or a pool, dilute a small amount of conditioner in a glass of water and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Spray your hair a few times before getting in the water to ensure that your hair doesn’t absorb the chlorine or salt. This conditioner and water mixture ensures that your hair remains moisturized and protected. If you are going to a hot and sunny place, make sure that you wear a hat or scarf to cover it and prevent it from getting too dry. If your hair is dyed, the color could fade much quicker after getting more exposure than it is used to from the sun. 


Traveling can be very exciting and fun, but your skin and hair may not react as your mind does! Always make sure that your skin and hair are prepared and taken care of in the same way your body and mind are, and you’re good to go!

Written by Abhishek

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