How to Style Your Hair While Traveling

If you are planning to go on a vacation or on a business trip, you might be tense about your hair as well as the hairstyles. Because while on traveling, it is obvious that you will not get much time to care your hair or style it. However, if you already have booked your ticket, planned your outfits, now it is the time you need to sit down and study about how to style your hair perfectly and easily while traveling.

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Before that, it is always important to decide first, which type of hairstyles you are going to do on your hair mostly while traveling. If you like to have straightened hair most of the time of your traveling, you must take your favorite travel straighteners. Here we recommend using GHD Platinum+ Professional Performance Styler. This flat iron is best for all most all types and length of hair.

But if you like to have curls on your hair while traveling, this time we do not recommend that. Because styling curls is time-consuming and needs more effort than straightening.

However, whatever hair length you have (long, short or medium); we are here with this article to help you out with that. Here, below we have suggested some travel-friendly hairstyles you should go for.

Style 1 # French Braid

French Braid

his hairstyle is great for traveling as it will keep away all of your hair from your face. You will face no issue with handling your hairs and it will not get messy while roaming. While on traveling, washing the hair frequently is annoying. So, you can get rid of that as you can have this style on your unwashed hair.

First, start with unwashed hair as clean and conditioned hair will not hold this style for longer. Then separate your hair into three sections. Take one section from the left with your index finger and cross it over the center and the right sections. Continue it like the picture in below and you will have the standard French braid.

Style 2 # Updo


This style may seem unfamiliar to you but it comes very handily while you are on travel. This hairstyle is not gorgeous but it is classy, elegant and easy to style. You can make this style when you are in a windy place or when you do not want to shower or wash your hair. It needs some practice to make this style but after some try, you can have this less than a minute.

First, start with the hair which has not been washed for about 2-3 days. Tug all the hair into a low braid with your one hand. But do not secure it now. Now twist all of your hair into one direction. Then wrap the hair and make it into the bun and do not secure it this time also. Now pinch the section below the bun and pin over the spiral. Use hairspray or setting spray if needed.

Style 3 # Hat

Travling Hairstyle With Hat

This one is also a great hairstyle for traveling. We already have said before that to protect your hair while on traveling or roaming, you need to use a hair scarf or a hat. Now we are going to tell you a hairstyle that you can do with a hat while traveling.

Collect about 2-inch of your hair section at the middle of your scalp. Then pull that section and take/place it to the other side of your head. Now put your hat on your hair and adjust it (if you do not change/place the hair section to the other side of your head, it can look strange!) This is the simplest travel-friendly hairstyle for the girls.

Style 4 # Messy Bun

Messy Bun

Whatever the state of your hair is, you can do this style at anytime, anywhere. This is one of the simplest and easiest travel-friendly hairstyles. With this hairstyle, you can move frequently with no hairs falling on your face.

First, gather all of your hair at the top middle of your scalp and pull the hair into a loose ponytail. You do not need a comb your hair. Let it as it is. Now twist all of your hair together, spin around the center of the braid and continue wrapping below the bun. Now pin it with hair elastic and some bobby pins. To set your hairstyles for a longer time you need a setting spray also. Our favorite one is L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray

Style 5 # Sleek Parted Ponytail

Sleek Parted Ponytail

If you have long hair then this style is best suited for you while on travel. Besides, the ponytail style is very famous all over the world. So, if you are conscious about styles, there are no worries about having this style while you are roaming in a different country.

However, this time you need to start with your clean hair. If your hair is not clean, wash it with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. After dry put your hair use a boar bristle brush to comb your hair. You can make this style either with a center part or side part. First, select the part you want to style with. Once you have decided, now smooth and iron that part with a hair straightener. After flat ironing you can use some shine spray like Aveda SMOOTH INFUSION GLOSSING STRAIGHTENER to add shines to your hair.

Now take clear elastic and secure your sleek hair into a low ponytail with it. Place the braid at the backside of your neck and secure it with elastic. Finish the styling by spraying some hairspray to smooth out any leftover frizz.

Also Check: The Best Travel Friendly Beauty Products


Here’s our top 5 travel-friendly hairstyles recommendation. These styles are easy to make, easy to maintain, and give no barrier to your frequent roaming or traveling. And it will be always recommended that use a heat protector to protect your hairs from heat damage from the sun and the hot tools. You can use HSI PROFESSIONAL Argan Oil Heat Protector. We found it one of the best heat protectants currently available in the market.

However, when you are traveling to a different country or different place in the world, there are lots of differences in culture and fashion. So, it is better to get an idea about the hairstyles in the place. So, you will not look like a stranger or weirdo with your styles. Before going to that place, study their styles and fashion.


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  1. Wow, guys! Just Wow!!

    In addition to reviewing different flat irons and writing various informative articles, you are now also giving us hair ideas. How many more topics you have up in your sleeve?

    This piece of writing is absolutely wonderful. Truth be told, many women struggle to keep their hair stylish yet comfortable while they are on the go. And as a result, they look not so perfect or super uncomfortable in their vacationing pictures. This article will act as a guide for them.

    You described each of the hairstyles so nicely that, even someone “no so expert” like me, can try these dos easily on the manes.

    Keep surprising us guys.

    Best wishes to you and your team.

    • Dear Susan,

      Thank you very much for your sweet compliments. We are overwhelmed with your response. Please keep coming back for more amazing articles in the future.

  2. Good morning,

    The first thing that came in my mind after reading this piece of article is that it is amazingly written. The more I praise bout this article, the less it would seem. It consists of so many versatile hairstyles to sport during travels that my vacation days will be over but still there will be some hairstyles left for trying.

    Ok jokes apart, with such ease and effortlessly executed list of hairdos, now I can actually ditch my regular top knot and adorn my manes with different hairstyles while I am on the run.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Dear Maria,

      Thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy and overwhelmed with your response.

  3. Hello,

    I agree with you. Curls do take a lot of time to create. And especially when you are traveling, you wouldn’t want to waste so much time. But I love curly hairstyles. Is there any quick solution for me?

    • Dear Annetta,

      Thank you for reaching out to us. If you love curls so much and want to sport them while on the go, you can put on Velcro rollers on your manes while you sleep and remove them in the morning for gorgeous curls and waves. This will save you time and give you your desired hairstyle without wasting any time.


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