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How To Style Curly Hair While Traveling

By January 27th, 2021No Comments

by Naila Carter of

When it comes to traveling, it can be a lot of fun, especially when going somewhere new. However, if you have curly hair, you may have some concerns about how to style curly hair while traveling. Here are a few of my favorite styles from my recent trip to try out on your next adventure!

I went on a cross country road trip from Philadelphia to San Francisco. “What to do with my hair?” was my first question! I wanted to have different options for my hair that were fun and sexy! As a beauty blogger, I wanted to film my trip and that meant being cute every day!

Here are 3 easy ways to style your hair while traveling in a car across the country! In 10 minutes or less make a full transformation in the bathroom with minimal products. Oh, and yes, these are ways of switching up your style that don’t involve braids!

Read On!>>>

1. Low Pony


A low ponytail is an easy way to look elegant on-the-go. The ease and the overall appeal of the style are one of the reasons it’s my top choice for how to style curly hair while traveling. I used wefts of Haute Kinky Hair for extra volume. I gave some serious face with my hair pulled back and my baby hair laid. Boom: Sexy! This style was my favorite!

Products Needed:

  • Castor Oil
  • Eco Gel & a Brush
  • Scarf
  • Curly Human Hair Extensions (Optional)

Here’s a quick tutorial of how to create this look,


2. The Snow Bunny Wig


If you have a wig handy, BRING IT!

Wigs are easy to apply!

Wigs are undetectable under a hat!

Wigs are perfect for bringing your at-home slay game on the road!

I have a human hair lace-front wig from Double Leaf Wigs that gave me snow bunny life. Perfect for the Rocky Mountains in Denver and Lake Tahoe, this beauty gave me a ready-to-go look full of gorgeous strands. All I needed was my knit hat!


3. The Top Knot Bun

IMG_4739 (1)Another way to rock your natural tresses is to incorporate a cute top- knot. Your hair is gathered, out of the way and ready for any adventure.

Products Needed:

  • Donut Bun
  • Bobby Pins
  • Castor Oil /Eco- Gel
  • Scarf

Here’s a quick how-to on this look,


I completed my 7-day road trip and emerged with all of my edges intact, and looked good doing it! These styles were gentle and easily interchangeable. Every day, I stepped out of the bathroom like Superman did out of a phone booth; fabulous and ready for whatever comes next!

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