Traveling around the world is such a rewarding experience, one that fills you with wonder and excitement. For a lot of us out there, this amazing experience is also accompanied by frizzy and untamable hair that gets in the way of your stunning travel snaps and adventurous days out. But there is always a solution. Before you jet off to the other side of the world, to a new climate and new hair regimen, learn these few tips and tricks to ensure your hair is always looking picture perfect.
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The French braid has been making a considerable comeback over recent years and it’s a great hairstyle to master before you begin your travels. Though it is a little tricky to master at first, the best advice is to practice, practice, practice – until you have mastered the art of French braiding. Soon you will be able to do this hairstyle mirrorless using only your trusty gut-feeling to guide you.
And the best part about this hairstyle is it’s versatile, so you can wear it casually while exploring in the daytime or as a sophisticated up-do for a nice evening out. Once you master the art of French braids the possible hairstyles are endless, so keep experimenting to find the best hairstyles for you.
The ballerina bun
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This is one of my favorite hairstyles and it’s possibly one of the easiest styles to do. It’s hardy and durable so it’s a good style whatever exciting day you have planned. Like the French braid, this hairstyle keeps your hair out of your face and makes sure it stays neat and tidy for those obligatory traveling selfies.
Simply, take an old sock and cut the toe part off so you are left with a tube of material. Roll it up to make a donut and slot it over a ponytail (like you would with a hairband). Take a couple of bobby pins and begin wrapping sections of your hair around the donut to create a voluminous messy bun look.
Alternatively, you can buy these donuts from all kinds of stores. To make a neat bun, separate your hair from the center of the bun itself and pull hair flat around the ring, covering the sock or donut accessory. Secure with a hair tie and add a few bobby pins to any fly-aways. Voila!
The natural look
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Sometimes you want to just let your hair down and go for a more relaxed look. This can be great for evening times when you want to keep your hair down. A great accessory to make your hair look flawless when it’s down is hair extensions and weave. They add volume to thin hair and add length for those looking to change up their look. Always go for hair extensions and weave that is natural because they will last longer and will suit your natural hair texture.
Make sure to go for hair extensions and weave that match your specific hair type so they will blend into your hair. There are loads of different places to find good quality hair extensions and weave, like these kinky curly clip-ins from Xotica Hair which are perfect for those with Afro-Caribbean 4C hair textures.
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This one is a staple in any travelers hair styling back pocket, and for good reason. This simple hairstyle is perfect to keep your hair under control (for those with curly hair prone to frizz) and to keep hair out of your face. This hairstyle can be done with minimal effort and is perfect for those that want to put their hair up while out-and-about.
All you need for this hairstyle is a hairband. Simply grab all of your hair as if you are going to tie a high ponytail. Twist your hair and wrap it around itself on the top of your head. Secure your hair with a hair tie and you’re good to go. It really is that simple.
So there you have it. Here are a few of my favorite hairstyles to use while traveling, so you can focus on what’s really important. Never again will you have to worry about frizzy uncontrollable hair that creeps into your traveling photos giving you more time to enjoy where you are. Which hairstyle do you think is the best?
By Hollie Jones
Hollie Jones is a freelance writer and proud owner of lifestyle blog, Hollie and the Ivy. Since moving from New York, she likes to spend her time writing about interior designs, hair and beauty and DIY projects to inspire others.