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travel issues with curly hair

Later this year I will be taking a cruise to Alaska.
I know with all the wind, rain, and taking on/off a
hat all day long, my curls will be a frizzy disaster
before the morning would be over.....lol

Any suggestions on what to do. Right now my
hair is about 1-2 inches past shoulder and is
more wavy than curly. I don't plan on cutting so
by the time the cuise comes it will be much longer.
2b or 2c, Fine, Thick, Low Porosity

shoulder length, flat on top, waves to curls through the bottom half with better curls underneath

Currently using- DevaCurl Lo-Poo, One Conditioner, and AnGel


  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,708Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    When I'm on vacation I just don't worry about my hair. I wear it in a pony or a braid and just enjoy myself.
    If I'm going out to dinner or a show and have enough time I will 'do' my hair but if not I just leave it in a pony and forget about it.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • lj_princesslj_princess Posts: 46Registered Users
    You said wearing and taking off a hat right? Try clipping your roots up like the CG method suggests, so that when the hat comes off, you remove the clips and get nice definition and volume!
    Another tip: pack light. Fill a travel bottle with a conditioner you can use as cowash, detangler and leave-in. Fill another one with either water or a light refresher if your hair really does lose its shape here and there.
    finally starting to love my hair ^.^
    cleanse: Dr.Bronner mild castile soap
    condition: tresemme naturals (sometimes used as styler)
    LI/style: curl cream mixed with coconut oil (current cream by andalou naturals)

    product minimalist :sunny:
  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    I second the braids, and if you have formal dinners try an updo or half up half down. With all the weather and water variables it can be hard to tell how your hair is going to behave beforehand, at least for me.
  • nickysmom13nickysmom13 Posts: 18Registered Users
    i mean sometimes theres theres nothing you can do when the weather is against you.

    i would use antifrizz & a strong hold curl cream in your routine, pomades also are good

    check out youtube and find some nice curly hairstyles for naturally curly hair, updos and braids look nice too :)
    curl pattern:
    shampoo & conditioner at the moment-
    macadamia oil by hair chemist.
    dt-coconut oil & macadamia oil deep conditioner
    products i am loving at the moment:
    macadamia oil leave in (hair chemist), miracle 7 leave in mist, ion spray gel, treseme heat protectant mousse & loreal hair texturizer
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    Play with creating an easy curly updo. Problem solved.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density


    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • tycho19tycho19 Posts: 805Registered Users
    I wore mine in a top knot through my last vacation.
    2B/2C wavy
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  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,753Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I confess I usually straighten mine when I travel but I don't suppose that would work if you're expecting it to be rainy.
    3b in South Australia.
  • countrygirl75countrygirl75 Posts: 43Registered Users
    Actually I agree with the straightening. I am thinking that may be my best bet. I won't need any updo's or fancy stuff.
    Between a hat and rain jacket, hopefully that will keep the rain at bay and not mess the hair up too much.
    2b or 2c, Fine, Thick, Low Porosity

    shoulder length, flat on top, waves to curls through the bottom half with better curls underneath

    Currently using- DevaCurl Lo-Poo, One Conditioner, and AnGel
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,753Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Good luck with it. I'm sooo jealous that you're going on an Alaskan cruise, I'd love to do that one day. Enjoy!
    3b in South Australia.

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