Packing for a trip isn’t always easy. You have to take into account the time of year, the climate in the area you’re visiting, and the stuff you’ll need to survive and make your life easier.
Most of us already know the beauty essentials required to survive a trip somewhere else, but what about if you’re traveling with natural hair? If you’ve ever gone away for more than an occasional weekend, then you already know that what you pack is essential to having a good time and looking your best.
There are things you’ll need to pack if you’re traveling, such as natural hair bundles and more.
Empty Spray Bottle for Natural Hair Bundles
Since the rules have been tightened at airports, you can’t carry a water spray bottle on board anymore, so it’s best to pack an empty spray bottle in your luggage, and you can fill it and spritz your hair bundles when needed. They only cost around a dollar, and you can use them for other things. After all, you can never have too many spray bottles.
The last thing you want is for your hair bundles to frizz in whatever climate you visit. Besides, walking about with dry, brittle hair bundles that are thirsty for the moisture isn’t a good look and could result in wasting the hard-earned money you spent on your hair bundles.
If you can’t find your favorite hair moisturizer in two-ounce bottles, which are allowed, then go ahead and buy yourself a few, then fill them with your favorites to take with you. You’ll be glad you did. The last thing you want is to walk into a business meeting with hair that is struggling to be tamed.
Natural hair bundles are great, but your hair can develop fly-away edges and need something to sleek them down. What will you do if you have nothing to control those edges on your trip? The best thing to do is that some edge control product or gel with you to avoid such things from happening.
After all, just because you planned a certain hairstyle for the day doesn’t mean that the humidity or weather is going to behave so it turns out the way you expected. Some edge control could be the difference between frizzed edges and a sleek style everyone will envy.
A Soft Bristle Brush
Of course, you’re going to need a soft bristle brush or two to get those locks just right before a night out on the town. If your hair looks uncivilized at times, then the soft bristles can do wonders to help you get ready to go out in public without being ashamed of your locks.
If you’re using natural hair bundles, then you’ve probably already established a close relationship with bobby pins. They are needed for most hairstyles, so it’s not a waste of time to buy a few extra and stick them in your luggage. Don’t forget to add a few to your carry-on because you never know when you’ll need to pin back a lock of hair.
Not only does a headband, or two, help you tame your hair, but it can also be a fashion statement if used in the right way. Pack a few headbands in different colors, styles, and fashions, making sure they match all the outfits you’re taking with you on your trip for the best results.
Natural hair bundles are a great thing, as we all know. However, there are a few things you’ll need to pack if you’re going on a trip to ensure those bundles work for you. The items above should help you accomplish just that.