Planning a vacay in winter is fine and all until you remember you have natural hair (that needs lots of love and moisture) 😅 the stress lol! Mara, with the right essentials in your bag you can still make the trip enjoyable for both you and your hair and here’s a little checklist to get you started 😜

Braid your hair: Getting your hair braided or adding faux locs (with bo Darling Hair ☺️ ) is one way good protective natural hairstyle that will keep your hair looking good and healthy for the entire duration of your winter vacation locally or abroad. However, it is advisable to keep the hairstyle styled daily, you can use the Long & Lasting Braid & Dread Spray with Shine or ORS Olive Oil Black Castor Braid Spray. All the products can fit well into your bag you can be do this by digging into your handy bag.

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Long & Lasting Braid & Dreads Spray & the Vatika Afro Naturals Co-wash: If you decide to keep your natural hair, you are advised to have a co-wash product – ALL THE TIME! Like the Vatika Afro Naturals Co-wash for instance. The product has light no-suds conditioning cream gently and it removes residue including all of the things one had used to style and maintain your coils and curls. 

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Bibi Rouge Hair Bonnets, Scrunchie/Elastics or Clip Claws: Just like when you are at home it is pivotal to have a nice satin hair bonnet that will keep your hair looking good. Satin hair bonnets are good for your hair as they trap in that moisture and most of all promotes good ready to go hair. The bonnet promotes healthy well nourished hair protected from drying and ruining your new hairstyle. Bibi Rouge (at Benmore Centre, JHB) is creating nice locally produced african print wear that has a beautiful bonnet line at a reasonable price. 

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Scrunchies and elastics are super essentials to put your hair up and keep your hair looking good. A nice claw clip can also secure a good hair bun in seconds. Helping you cut time and go to enjoy your vacation. One can shop nice scrunchies at Dischem or Clicks or the Demin Store at Bryanston on a reduced special for a stylish fit.

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Planning a vacation for you and your natural hair is very easy as long as you have a short nice checklist like the one above you are guaranteed a good time and a well rested vacation. 

2 thoughts on “Vacation Bag Must-haves Mtase”

  1. Hhe! I’m currently on holiday. I had braided my hair, brought all my braids essentials but I took my braids out yesterday, I couldn’t tolerate the itch anymore. So currently I have 4 amagoda, for my sanity, hair is such a big issue yeeer. Thanks for highlighting this issue.

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