Taking Care Of My Hair On A 10 Day Overseas Trip

Summer is the travel season. The kids are out of school and the weather tends to be nice. So many people will take a vacation or multiple vacations. This could be a long weekend or even two weeks.

To kick off my summer I went on a seven-day Mediterranean cruise. While the cruise would be seven days I would be gone for about 10 days. To prepare for the trip I studied the weather for the ports we’d be visiting, gathered everything I would need based on the excursions we’d be taking, and made a list of everything I would need at home before leaving.

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Additionally, I did some things to make sure I was able to properly care for my hair and not stray too far from my hair healthy regimen. Because I was traveling overseas for a little more than I week I needed to make sure I had a plan to keep my hair on the healthy track.

1. Prepped hair prior to leaving

The day before I left for my trip I

I wanted to start my trip with clean hair so it wouldn’t be due for a wash until I got back. I also wanted to make sure my hair had a proper moisture and protein balance hence the hard protein treatment and deep condition.

2. Took the essentials

When I travel domestically, I don’t worry as much about the products I’m taking with me because I know I can find a Walmart or CVS wherever I go. But when I travel overseas I take all the products I know I can’t live without since I know there’s a good chance I won’t be able to find them.

For this trip, I knew I was going to be spending a lot of time outside in the sun, wind, and heat. So the hair products I took needed to be able to handle and stand up to sun, wind, and heat.

I took sample-sized moisturizing shampoos and rinse-out conditioners so I could include them in my carry-on. I like to carry most of my hair and beauty in a carry-on in case my checked luggage doesn't make it to my destination at the same time I do.

The shampoo and conditioner and I took were the Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner. I took just enough product to wash my hair at least twice during the trip. I opted for this shampoo and conditioner because they are formulated for moisturizing dry hair and I knew my hair would be constantly exposed to sun, wind, and heat which would dry out my hair.

I also took the Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-in Conditioner which I’ve found is a great way to quickly moisturize my hair and the Cantu Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream which I used a few times to help seal in the liquid leave-in conditioner on my ends.

3. Kept hair moisturized

This was essential so I didn’t have any breakage and my hair didn’t completely dry out.

To keep my hair moisturized I sprayed Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-in Conditioner on my hair each night paying close attention to my ends. After that, I wrapped my hair up in a satin wrap to keep it protected and moisturized.

Additionally, I wore updos multiple days during the trip to keep my hair protected. This included tucked under ponytails, braids, and buns.

How do you care for your hair during your summer travels? 
Share in the comments what’s worked for you and what hasn’t?