Home from the Holidays! Hope yours was filled with love and blessings 🙂
Mine was great! As I stated in my last post, I spent time in Europe over the Holiday.
I thought for a while about how I would wear my hair. I decided that I could maintain a braid-n-curl for a week, so I styled my hair the night before and went on my way, thinking it was all good 🙂
What I discovered was that my hair would challenge me based on the climate! I enlisted the assistance of the ladies from the Black Girl, Long Hair forum and CurlyNikki to get their input…I’d love your suggestion as well
Here’s my question:
Recently, I was in Europe for a little over a week…it was wonderful! Beautiful sights, culture, history, and the ladies of Europe are fabulously fly!
As a long term transitioner, I thought I was prepared! I thought, “I’ve been doing this for 17 months so I know how my hair will behave”…I was confident in my abilities to handle anything my hair threw at me. The night before, I did a braid and curl, my go-to transition style! I carefully took out the perm-rods and unbraided my hair gently and carefully, and in an effort to stretch my style, I didn’t separate the curls much at all. It was fly, of course 😉 This is what I looked like on day 2.
Now the weather on days 1 and 2, was clear and about 50 degrees during the day. At night of course the temperature fell and it became foggy and misty. I noticed that my hair was getting ‘poofier’ and ‘poofier’…by the time I got back to my hotel room at the end of day 2, I looked like a chia pet 🙁 I knew I couldn’t last another day under those weather conditions.
This is a front view of my easy go-to style. I simply add two twists to either side of my hair, similar to a french braid, and pin the back up. This worked very well for me for the remainder of my trip. Granted, it did take the glamor out of my original style idea, but it made my trip easier, as I did not have to style my hair daily. Not only that but it was foggy and misty from day 3 until the last day of my trip, so this worked out well. I was able to focus on my trip, as opposed to my hair.
My question for you ladies is related to future travel, to destinations with a different climate than what your hair is used to. How do you maintain your styles while on holiday?? Do you lug around a bag of rollers, retwist/rebraid nightly (this may be a transitioner thing)? How do you enjoy your holiday without having to budget your time between your vacation and your hair?
Can’t wait to hear from you,