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Guest post – 10 Curly Hair Tips for Holiday Travelling

June 16, 2019
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If you have curly hair you certainly know that caring for it is no easy task and it can get even complicated when you are on travel. Travelling for holiday comes with a number of challenges to ladies with curly hair. This means that if you have curly hair you must adhere to some tips and tricks that will help you care for your curly hair and ensure that you don’t damage them while away on holiday.

In this article, we highlight for you some 10 curly hair tips for holiday travelling that should help you:

1. Find the right products for curly hair while abroad

One of the major worries for ladies with curly hair is the products used to maintain that kind of hair. Perhaps if your duration of travel is going to be short, maybe a week or two, it can be easy for you to come along with your curly hair products from home to your destination. However, if your travel is going to last for many months you will need to find an alternative source for the products you use on your curly hair when at home.

2. Find the right kind of shampoo while away

As you pack to leave for your holiday away ensure that you are carrying enough stock of your curly hair shampoo. You definitely don’t want to get there in a foreign country and fail to get your usual shampoo from the shops. Trying to clean your curly hair with a different kind of shampoo can cause problems on your hair. If you like, you could first check from online stores in that destination that you wish to travel to if your usual hair shampoo exists in shops there. Only then can you can be sure that you will get it when you finally get there.

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3. Make efforts to find the right conditioner while abroad

Sometimes getting the right conditioner that’s ideal for your curly hair while in a foreign country may be hard. You should, however, be able to find one that is almost similar to that which you use while at home. Like for instance in Asian countries finding curly hair conditioning products can be quite of a hassle. For this, it makes sense for you to carry with you enough supplies of your curly hair conditioners when you are planning to visit Asian countries.

4. Carry with you your own silk pillowcase

Carrying your own pillowcase will not only make your rest comfortable but it also goes a long way in ensuring that friction is reduced while you sleep. Curly hair is known to easily get damaged when it is exposed to friction on rough pillowcases that you may find in a number of hotel rooms.

5. Carry a diffuser with you

You should carry with you a diffuser but just ensure that it is travel-friendly and small enough to easily fit into your bag without taking much space there. Carrying a diffuser with you when on travel comes in handy when you wash your curly hair and need to dry it quickly.

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6. Always carry a scarf
As you move around during your travel ensure that you wrap your curly hair with a scarf. This will help to keep your curls less frizzy and also more moisturized. Just ensure that the scarf you use is colourful to help give you that great overall look that’s appealing to everyone who sees you!

7. Carry essential oil for hair conditioning

There are a number of essential oils for hair care and conditioning that you could carry for your curly hair. You can carry with you coconut oil as it a general purpose oil that you will use to help condition your curly hair as well as your body moisturizer. Just ensure that you are keeping this in a safe pack such as a Ziploc bag so that if in case it leaks, it won’t ruin other things in the bag.

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8. If you are going to holiday more at the beach-side look out for the dryness of your hair

If your holiday is going to be more centred on the beach and swimming activities just ensure that you do heavy conditioning to your curly hair to prevent dryness.

9. After swimming rinse your hair

Just after swimming it is advisable to rinse your hair with clean water before you return home as this will help to rinse off both chlorine and salt water from your curly hair. Leaving chlorine or saltwater on your curly hair makes it get too dry and will easily break.

10. Just ensure you style your hair securely before you set out for your holiday journey

Doing this certainly prevents any chance of your curly hair getting entangled something that is known to easily damage curly type of hair.

Beauty

Beauty – DHC at Roka, London

February 10, 2016
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A couple of weeks ago I made my way after work to Roka on Charlotte Street for a very special event – the launch of a new range of products by one of my favourite beauty brands, DHC.

I arrived as the event was already in full swing. I met up with my friend Lili from Beauty and the Snob and had the opportunity to catch up with Abigail and Julia from Freedom PR, as I hadn’t seen them in ages! (Hi ladies! *waves virtually*)

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Party Season Kickoff with Debenhams #foundit

December 18, 2015
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I’m still catching up with my blogging – this happened a few weeks ago already, but it was such a nice event that I can’t keep it out of the blog. Debenhams, as always, put together a great evening full of beauty, bloggers and a cool place!

We were invited to head down to Mahiki – a cool tiki bar over at Dover Street, in Central London – for treatments, drinks and some festive cheer. Scroll to the bottom of the post if you want to go straight to the nice products I got to try.

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Emergency Makeup!

December 8, 2015
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Somewhat recently I had an impromptu stay over at my boyfriend’s and I didn’t have the chance to pack an overnight bag… Fail! that meant I had to run out and buy not only an emergency outfit but also emergency makeup. That’s when I decided I should have a spare makeup bag at his… no point dragging makeup across town every weekend, right?

So I have been slowly been building up a spare set of beauty products at his, with the basics, so I never get caught out in this predicament ever again. These are a few things I have purchased in case of emergency and a few other bits and bobs:

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I ran to Superdrug down the road and stacked up on a few basics:

Superdrug Hairspray Extra Firm 75ml (£0.89) – I don’t really like the smell of this one, but it works and luckily it doesn’t last for long. I use it usually to keep the flyaways stuck to my head. I also got a small bottle, so it can fit snuggly in the makeup bag, along with all the other products I’m now stashing away in his bathroom.

I also took advantage of the 3 for 2 promotion and got me some Barry M products – I like Barry M products in general as they are inexpensive and do their job. I picked up some Barry M Eye Define Liquid Eyeliner (£4.79) in black, Barry M Lash Vegas Mascara Black (£6.49) and a Barry M Cream Blush Peach Melba blusher (£4.49). The eyeliner is good and the brush allows for a precise application. The wand on the mascara isn’t all that great (I got used to the Makeup Forever one, that I really like) but the product is decent and does its job with competence. The blusher is OK and it was really the first time I have used cream blusher more than once in a blue moon. I’m not yet sure if I like it, though. I think I still prefer to apply it with a brush, I think I have better control over what I am doing that way.

I have also been using two great Dermalogica products: Sheer Tint SPF20 (£34.80) and Clear Start (£16.15). When it comes to skincare it’s always good use good products as there is no use scrimping on those.

The Sheer Tint (*) shouldn’t be confused with a BB Cream – it’s a lot more lightweight than that. It’s a moisturiser with SPF20 and a very light colour, that won’t cover imperfections entirely but will make it slightly more uniform, maintaining a very natural look, which I like, for a day-to-day look. Very easy to apply and as it has an oil-free formula, it doesn’t feel sticky on your face either. Lord knows I have enough oil as it is!

The Clear Start™ Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion (*) is also a hydrating product but I like to wear it on those days that I’ll just stay at home, lounging around in my pyjamas. It’s like a smoothie to your skin – with all the good minerals your skin needs to feel good. Although it’s directed to teens and young adults, as my skin tends to be oily (I’ve said that already, haven’t I?) I find it rather comfortable as it makes it feel a lot “dryer”.

As we are talking about a set of basic products, a nude and versatile set of eyeshadow is also necessary. The Catrice Chocolate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette was a gift from my friend Sandrine and I’ve been wearing it all the time – the tones are rich, some of them matte and others with some shimmer – with a good pigment payoff that’s easy to blend. I also find that it’s long lasting when worn over a primer. As I’m not that gifted as a makeup artist (I never really practised enough), I ind that with this colour collection I get decent looking results!

Another thing I had to get was the Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Acetone Pot, as there is something worse than being seen without nail polish – and that’s being seen with nail polish that’s coming off. It does its job properly and saves me from feeling self-conscious.

These are my emergency products – what are yours?

PS: Products marked with (*) have been gifted by the brand. Words and opinions are my own.