Traveling can be a lot of fun. From sightseeing and meeting new people to getting some much need rest and relaxation, getting out there in the world has a lot of benefits. One great way to travel is a cruise. It lets you enjoy the fun of travel without the worry of transit. But what about protecting your curls on a cruise? There are a few things to keep in mind while out on the high seas! Here are my top tips for protecting your curls on a cruise.
When you are on a cruise, it can be easy to get swept up by the fun and excitement of hanging out on the deck. Most cruises have a lot of social activity happening in the open or partially covered areas such as restaurant terraces with views of the ocean. This brings about the issue of wind. You want to protect your hair against the wind as much as possible. The wind can lead to tangles that are hard to get out. A good tip is to keep hair pulled back or in a head wrap. Try using satin scrunchies or satin wraps to protect your hair from breakage.
Salt is known to be drying to hair. Salt from the ocean can be easily carried from the ocean to your hair by the way of the wind. Even on days when the wind seems tame or the ship is at a dock instead of picking up speed on the water, salt can rob your hair of natural moisture. For this reason alone, you may need to up your hydrating game while on a cruise. Taking extra measure to cover your hair may not be enough. A good tip is to apply your favorite leave-in conditioner and wrap your hair in a silk scarf to make sure your strands are safe each day before leaving your cabin.
Nothing is worse than going on vacation and forgetting something your hair really needs. It is even worse on a cruise ship because you can’t just run up to the store around the corner from your hotel. For a cruise, I like to make a list of all the possible hair care products or accessories I might need from bobby pins to satin pillowcases and then pack accordingly. Having it down on paper makes it a lot easier to pack the essentials without forgetting anything! If you’re wondering what to pack, I’d recommend a good detangler, moisturizer, and a hard hold styler. All of these products will help keep your hair in excellent condition while out at sea.
If you want to enjoy your cruise without giving too much attention to your hair, protective styles are the way to go. They save you time on your morning routine, look great, and protect your hair against damage. Looking for a few that are easy to do and low-manipulation for an added bonus? Check out these styles here, https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/home/7-protective-styles-for-natural-hair-that-dont-require-extensions/ We especially love braids. They’re beautiful and so convenient for travel.