How To Pack For Your Hair On Vacation


Pack for your natural hair

I just returned from my trip to Hawaii. Traveling is one of my joys in life. Packing, however, isn’t.

Sure, I want to be cute but I’m not about that $25-per-checked-bag life, so I have to conserve and condense when packing, and that includes hair products.

It’s not as hard as it seems, though. Follow these steps for easy breezy packing and simple vacation hair.

 travel hair products

Think small and light

Do you really need that entire bottle of shampoo? Of course not. Save space by either packing travel sizes of your favorite products or buying travel containers and filling them. I purchased my set (above) from Dollar Tree.

Seal and separate

I learned this lesson the hard way. To ensure against leakage, tape each container around the neck and opening. If you’re willing to spend a little money, Nalgene travel kits are highly recommended and said to be leak proof. Use a zippered plastic bag to keep your products separate from your other luggage for easy retrieval and in case of accidents.

Take an empty spray bottle

This is a smart addition if you’d like a container of just water (for moisture, refreshing) or if you’d like to mix your leave-in/spritz once you reach your destination.


Simplify your routine

The last thing you want to worry about on vacation is your hair. Save the detailed maintenance for home. Vacation hair only needs the basics: shampoo/conditioner, a moisturizer, and a styler(s). Depending on how long you’ll be gone, you can even get away with just conditioner washes and forgo shampoo altogether.

Take multipurpose products

On vacation less is more. Pack products that serve more than one purpose. For example, aloe vera can be used for added moisture in a spritz and also for definition when setting/styling your hair. The avocado oil I packed was great as a moisturizer for both my hair and face.

Don’t forget accessories and hair tools

Headbands, hair ties, clips, and bobby/straight pins can help you easily transform your hair from pool time to party time. And don’t forget a satin/silk bonnet or scarf. You can also pack your pillowcase. I took my trusty Dreadsock.


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2 Responses so far.

  1. […] I packed light…just one carry-on and one personal item, no checked luggage. Ain’t nobody got time for that! (Click here to see how to pack for your hair on vacation.) […]

  2. zainab says:

    These are great tips! and easy to do. Thanks!
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