When it comes to packing for a flight, those of us with curly hair are faced with the dilemma of downsizing our multiple product regimens. While it may seem like a daunting task, following TSA regulations when packing for flights can allow for a simplified packing list, and more room for clothes and souvenirs! These are our top tips for air travel beauty.
How to pack for air travel
Zip top bags
TSA suggests that you prepare for packing by placing all liquids in a clear bag with a zip top. This could be something as simple and cheap as a large Ziploc bag, or you can easily find TSA approved bags made of sturdier plastic for under $5.00. These bags will prevent spills and can be quickly wiped down if necessary.
There are many hair product travel kits that are designed perfectly for curlies! Kinky-Curly offers a great set that includes a clarifying shampoo, conditioner that doubles as a leave-in, a curling cream, and a scrunching spray to revive next-day hair.
Mop Top’s travel kit offers sufate-free shampoo and conditioner, as well as a gel and hair refresher. For Type 4 curls, the Oyin Handmade set includes five products that cater to kinkier textures.
Mop Top Travel Kit; $25.95
To simplify your packing further and completely bypass liquid regulations, opt for a solid shampoo!
Oyin Handmade and Lush both have great long-lasting solid shampoo options with moisturizing benefits. This is a great way to get the most bang for your buck!
Godiva Shampoo Bar; $11.95
If there is not a travel sized option to be found of your must-have products, it is very easy to find TSA approved bottles that you can fill with liquids, creams, and sprays.
Arm yourself with travel-sized hair tools! The Cricket Ultraclean Travel-sized Comb is perfect for detangling.
Cricket Ultraclean Comb; $3.59
Mini styling set
Pack along a mini hair styling set, such as the Amika Go-Go Travel Set, which comes with a mini hair dryer, concentrator, diffuser, and ceramic styler.
You could also bring the lightweight Hot Sock instead, which you can easily fit over a hair dryer at a hotel or friend’s house to create a diffusing effect.
Travelling internationally? Prepare with an international travel adapter plug, so you can still use your favorite styling tools!
Where are you travelling to this season, and what curly products will you be taking along? Safe travels to all!