Sooo recently I went on a trip to Nevada/Arizona. I’ve never been that far west before, but I had a blast while keeping my hair cute and simply maintained. The only hair items I took with me were hair flowers, a ribbon, brush and comb. One thing I learned very quickly was how drying the air was on my hair, and how hard the water is on it and my skin. Since I’m all about light traveling I took no hair products with me, but I do know how to maintain hair in dry conditions.
- Don’t use products that have a high alcohol content. The alcohol will dry your hair even more
- Minimize the use of high heat from blow driers and flat irons
- When towel drying your hair try not to rub, twist, or tug too much
- Conditioner is your friend!!! Using deep conditioners and/or hot oil treatments are super helpful
- Try to choose a product that’s heat activated. Make the arid conditions work in your favor
|Before the trip I wore my hair in 2 strand flat twists going all the way back. I kept these in for a good 5 or 6 days. Whenever I travel somewhere I don’t want to have to fuss over my hair too much.|
The morning of my flight I undid my hair and wore a twist out. The bigger the flat twists the bigger your curls will be. I wanted full hair so the initial twists were at a medium size and not super tight. I didn’t add any product to it. Simply untwist, added a flower, and left!
|Left: Back of my hair|
- When hair is wet the cuticle expands. This is a great time to nourish your hair and let it soak it up cutting down on frizz
- Hair products with silicon in them are useful if you have hair that tends to poof or frizz in any humidity filled situation. John Freida’s Frizz Ease is a great product to help fight this!
- Sometimes it’s easier to just go with the flow than to fight the current. When it comes to moisture filled environments if you have wavy, curly, or kinky hair just let it do its thing. Find a style that works with your texture!
I love wearing different hair flowers and pins in my hair. They can be worn casual and more formal. They come in all sizes, some have glitter, some ribbon or feathers—it just depends on your style or mood. Since the flower can be a focal point of your style for the day big jewelry or loud makeup isn’t needed. I also don’t spend a ton of money on hair accessories either. I found these flowers at a local hair shop for about 99 cents seriously. I’ve also taken plastic flowers that were meant for decorating and cut/tied them into hair pieces. Get creative and have fun!