Hairstyles for Traveling: A Mini-Guide

It’s no question that your hairstyle can make all the difference while traveling. The wrong do’ can get in your face, restrict your fun, or poof out and ruin your look. You need a style that comfortable and practical – one that inspires a selfie or two (or ten). But the truth is that not every style is actually travel-friendly. In this article, we’ll introduce to you some of the best travel hairstyles to rock on your next trip!

The best hairstyles for traveling come in several types, from braids to topknots and even your quintessential bun. The right style for you may differ from the next person’s, depending on the climate, the condition of your hair, and your personal style.

How to Wear Your Hair While Traveling

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When it comes to travel-friendly hairstyles, the options are somewhat limited. But there’s no need to worry. Here are some great style ideas to consider.


Headwraps are effortlessly chic and can help protect your strands against UV damage, friction, and humidity. The best part? You can style them however you like! Either bring your favorite scarf with you or, even better, buy one at your destination for a practical souvenir.

French braids

French braids are a cute, simple style that lets you pull all of your hair out of your face. They’re super low maintenance and work on most hair types and lengths.


This hairstyle is super easy to do and keeps your strands off your face as you fly, sail, and sight-see. It’s also a great way to hide greasy or unwashed hair and helps prevent your tresses from rubbing against your seat.

One or More Buns

You can’t ever go wrong with a bun! And if your hair isn’t long enough to pull into one bun, try two or three! Keeping the buns high up on your head helps keep them out of the way and will leave you with tousled waves when you take them down.

Milkmaid Braid

Like the other styles on this list, milkmaid braids stop your strands from getting in the way by keeping your hair safely tucked away on the top of your head. To help lock your milkmaid braid in place, secure the ends with a hair clip or bobby pin.

4 Tips for Keeping Your Hair Looking Great While Traveling

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Keep these tips in mind before you head on your next vacation. They will help ensure your locks stay picture-perfect, even while you’re on the go.

  1. Moisturize your hair before you head out. Dry hair never looks good.

  2. Carry dry shampoo with you to refresh your scalp and soak up excess oils.

  3. Keep a silk scarf or headwrap handy.

  4. Bring a few of the following accessories with you, so you can style or touch-up your hair as needed.

    1. Bobby pins

    2. Hair clips

    3. Ponytail holders

    4. Headbands

Climate Considerations When Choosing a Style

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Whether you’re heading to a beach or exploring a new city, a location's climate can wreck your ‘do in minutes. That’s why we’ve provided you with some tips on preventing climate-related hair disasters. Here are some ways to weather-proof your hair.

  • Use a humidity-blocking oil, spray, or serum to combat moist air.

  • Use a UV blocking product if you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors.

  • Work with your natural hair texture as much as possible, so even if humidity does create frizz, it will enhance your look rather than ruin it.

We hope this article has given you everything you need to find the perfect, travel-ready hairstyle. Happy travels, and may every day be a great hair day!




Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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