Travel Tips for Hair in Protective Style – Keep Your Hair on the Go!

Travel Tips for Hair in Protective Style – Keep Your Hair on the Go!

Travel Tips for Protective Style Wearers – How to Keep Your Protective Hairstyles for Vacation Looking Fabulous, on the Go!

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Are you excited about your upcoming vacation (or business trip) but worried about how to maintain your protective hairstyle while on the go? We understand the challenges of keeping your braids, twists, or extensions looking fabulous and well-maintained, especially during travel.

In this blog post, we'll share essential travel tips and solutions for protective style wearers, ensuring that your hair remains healthy, moisturized, and picture-perfect throughout your vacation.

Plus, we'll introduce you to our convenient and TSA-compliant UNDER HAIR CARE travel kit, designed to meet all your hair care needs on the road.

Woman getting a protective hair style for summer | GIRL+HAIR

Why is it important to maintain your scalp and hair while in a protective style?

Maintaining the health of your scalp and hair is crucial, especially when wearing braided hairstyles during your vacation. Exposure to elements like salt water, sun, sweat and other environmental factors can take a toll on your hair and scalp.

To keep your braided style looking fabulous and your hair healthy, it's important to pay attention to scalp and hair maintenance. Rinse your hair with fresh water after swimming in the ocean to remove any salt or chlorine residue that can cause dryness and damage. Apply a lightweight oil or serum to your scalp and braids to keep them moisturized and nourished, protecting against dryness and breakage.

Additionally, apply sunscreen and wear a hat or use a scarf to shield your hair from direct sunlight, which can cause color fading and dryness. By taking these steps to care for your scalp and hair, you can enjoy your vacation while keeping your braided style looking fresh and your hair in optimal condition.

Prep Your Hair Before the Trip:

Prepping your hair before your trip is essential for maintaining healthy and fabulous-looking hair while on vacation. Here are some tips to prepare your hair before you embark on your journey:

How to Prepare hair before a trip | GIRL + HAIR

Deep Conditioning: Treat your natural hair to a nourishing deep conditioning treatment with GIRL+HAIR’s hydrating hair mask a few days before your trip. This will help hydrate and strengthen your strands, ensuring they're in optimal condition for the upcoming adventure.

Trim Split Ends: Schedule a trim to get rid of any split ends or damaged hair. Trimming your hair before the trip will help keep it looking fresh and prevent further breakage during your travels.

Protective Styling: Consider choosing a protective hairstyle, such as braids or twists, before your trip. These styles can help minimize manipulation and protect your hair from the elements, reducing the risk of damage.

Scalp Care: Pay attention to your scalp by gently exfoliating it to remove any buildup or dead skin cells with GIRL+HAIR Apple Cider Vinegar rinse. This will promote a healthy scalp environment for your hair to grow and thrive.

Hydration: Ensure your hair is well-hydrated before you leave by using a moisturizing hair milk like GIRL+HAIR’s hydrating hair milk or hair oil like GIRL+HAIR’s scalp and hair strengthening oil.


By following these pre-trip hair care tips, you'll set the foundation for healthy, manageable hair during your vacation, allowing you to focus on enjoying your time away while maintaining gorgeous locks.

GIRL+HAIR Cleanse shampoo on the Go

Cleanse On The Go:

When it comes to cleansing your hair while on the go, it's important to choose a gentle yet effective shampoo that will remove dirt, sweat, and product buildup without stripping your hair of its natural oils.

Our UNDER HAIR CARE travel kit includes a sulfate-free shampoo that is suitable for your hair type. Its sulfate-free formula effectively cleanses the scalp without stripping away natural oils. Apply the shampoo directly to your scalp using the easy-to-use applicator tip, massaging it gently to remove any sweat, dirt, or product residue. Rinse thoroughly and follow up with a hydrating conditioner.

Cleansing on the go will help keep your hair and scalp fresh, preventing any buildup or discomfort during your vacation.

Protect from Sun Damage:

The sun's harmful UV rays can damage your hair and scalp, causing dryness and breakage. Shield your hair from the sun by wearing a hat or scarf and use UV protection sunscreen to minimize sun damage.


GIRL+HAIR Nourish conditioner on the Go

Moisturize and Nourish On the Go:

During travel, your hair may be exposed to various elements that can cause  dryness and frizz. It's essential to keep your hair moisturized and nourished throughout your trip.

Our UNDER HAIR CARE travel kit includes a lightweight and non-greasy moisturizing leave-in conditioner that provides instant hydration to your scalp and hair. Simply apply it on your scalp and braids, twists, or extensions using the applicator tip whenever your hair needs a quick boost of moisture.

Protect Your Hair at Night:

Maintaining the integrity of your protective hairstyle while sleeping is crucial. Opt for a satin or silk bonnet or scarf to protect your hair from friction and prevent frizz. It helps preserve your style while you catch up on your beauty sleep during your vacation.


GIRL+HAIR Refresh hair milk on the Go

Handle Your Hair with Care:

When it comes to maintaining your protective style, gentle handling is key. Avoid excessive manipulation, tugging, or pulling, as this can lead to breakage or frayed ends. Use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to detangle your hair gently.

Our UNDER HAIR CARE travel kit also includes a hydrating hair milk to provide added moisture and seal the hair cuticles, reducing frizz and promoting healthy hair growth.

Enjoy Hassle-Free Travel with the UNDER HAIR CARE Travel Kit:

To make your travel experience even more convenient and stress-free, we recommend our TSA-compliant UNDER HAIR CARE travel kit. This compact and travel-friendly kit ensures that you have all the necessary products to maintain your protective hairstyle on the go.

With our kit in your carry-on, you can breeze through airport security without any hassle.


Don't let your protective hairstyle be a source of worry during your vacation. By following these travel tips and utilizing our UNDER HAIR CARE travel kit, you can enjoy your trip to the fullest while keeping your hair looking fabulous and well-maintained.

This specially formulated set includes the CLEANSE+ shampoo, NOURISH+ conditioner, and REFRESH+ hydrating hair milk, all in travel-friendly sizes. The products are designed to nourish and hydrate your scalp and hair while on the go. The unique applicator tip of the products allows for easy and precise application directly to the scalp, ensuring optimal nourishment.

With the GIRL+HAIR UNDER HAIR CARE travel set, you can effortlessly maintain the health of your scalp and keep your protective hairstyle looking fabulous throughout your vacation. Embrace the freedom of exploring new destinations without compromising on the health and beauty of your protective style.

Ready to elevate your travel experience with our TSA-compliant UNDER HAIR CARE travel kit? Visit our website to learn more and ensure that your protective hairstyle remains stunning throughout your vacation.

Remember to have fun, relax!


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