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Curly Girl's Guide to Travel

Posted on 17 January 2019

Whether you’re a traveling newbie or you’ve got tons of frequent flyer miles, we’ve alllll been guilty of over-packing.

And hey, we get it. It’s hard to resist the urge to stuff your entire wardrobe into your suitcase… you know, just in case. 😜

The worst part is, that’s just our clothes. When you add curls into the equation, we're on a WHOLE other level with our packing game!

But, as always, we’re here to simplify the process and do away with the over-thinking and over-packing when you take your curls on vacay. 💁🏽‍♀️

Take Ur Travel Sizes

Depending on the length of your trip, you may not need to take your full-sized products with you. If that’s the case, buy travel-sized bottles for your trip. (Reminder: TSA approves liquids in your carry on up to a max of 100ml or 3.4 fl. oz.) The best part about mini sizes is that you can save, reuse, and refill them when you need to!

If you can’t get your hands on any travel-sized editions of your favourite product, swing by the cosmetics aisle of your local drugstore. It’s likely that they sell empty travel-sized bottles that you can decant and fill on your own.

Pack Light

So we’ve covered the need to downsize your big products to smaller containers, but there’s another process of your curly hair routine we gotta touch on: DRYING!

If you’re strictly an air-drying kinda girl, you’re good to go. But for all of the curlies who love using their microfiber towels and blow dryers and diffusers… you may have to adjust your routine in order to fit everything you need into your luggage.

Also, keep in mind that some accommodations provide a hair dryer in their rooms. While it may not come with a diffuser, it will help to keep you from walking around with wet curls. It’s worth calling ahead to find out what your destination offers and then pack accordingly to save space in your suitcase.

Pack Smart

Space organizers can be your BFF!!

We know it can be tempting to grab all your clothes and just throw them in your suitcase in a big mishmash way but trust us, a little method to your madness will save you space, time, and stress when packing for your next vacay.

Travel space organizers are little packing cubes that you can use to keep similar items together. You'll be shocked with how much room you'll be left with and it makes finding all your things a breeze. Pick them up at your local camping store.

Bonus Tip: Army role your clothes to get the maximum amount of space in your case!

Protect It & Forget It

If you're stressed about making sure your curls stay on point while traveling, you may want to consider trying out a protective style. It will not only make your curls 1,000 times more manageable, but will also help seal in moisture and protect from breakage.

Check out our girl Nina (@carokaneda) rocking her protective style while visiting Japan last month.

If you’ve been rocking your natural curls for some time now, you’ve probably had the experience of piling on 4–6 different products just to get your hair looking right.

But at this stage in the curl game, that amount of products is totally unnecessary — not to mention the major real estate it will take up in your suitcase!

Try switching to a routine that minimizes the number of products needed to achieve just one style. Our founder is a travel junkie (true wanderlust) and one of the main reasons she created LUS to be a true all-in-one is to make traveling as a curly girl soooo much easier!

Simplify Ur Routine

It’s like we always say: Curly hair doesn’t need to be complicated. 🙅🏽

If you’ve been rocking your natural curls for some time now, you’ve probably had the experience of piling on 4–6 different products just to get your hair looking right.

But at this stage in the curly game, that amount of products is totally unnecessary — not to mention the major real estate it will take up in your suitcase.

Try switching to a routine that minimizes the number of products needed to achieve just one style. The Love Ur Curls 3-Step System provides a simple solution to help wash, condition, and style your hair. Our All-In-One formulas will not only leave your hair looking amazing, but feeling amazing, too, without any of the extra mess or stress involved.

Bonus Tip: Don't Forget to Have Fun!

Let’s be honest, as curly girls, we tend to get a little wrapped up in making sure our curls are always shiny, silky, and popping! While looking fabulous is always fun, we don’t want you to risk missing out on an amazing experience just because your worried about ruining your hair.

Let your curls fly free! Don’t spend so much time dodging raindrops that you miss golden opportunities to really immerse yourself in the culture and get the most out of your trip. Even if you are just taking a red-eye for a short business trip, you owe it to yourself to plan and pack efficiently and then take your mind off your hair and be present for everything that comes your way.


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