Finding hair care products that work for my textured hair can be difficult enough. But when it comes to traveling, the struggle becomes even more real.
Its such a hassle filling tiny bottles with my hair products. Not only does it make a mess, but it can be time-consuming and stressful.
Sometimes, despite my best packing efforts, I still lose.
TSA loves to snag my favorite products. And what might be acceptable at one airport could be confiscated at another. I'm stuck dropping major coins to check my luggage or finding alternatives at my destination.
And who knows what the hotel will have?!
My biggest challenge is finding products that work for my textured hair in places where the selection is limited. I'm not about to put some random product in my hair that could leave it dry and damaged.
Some of my favorite brands do make travel-sized products. These can be a lifesaver when it comes to packing. But if they arent wrapped tight, at 10k feet they make a mess of my carry on.
So much for my wash 'n go... and my silk blouse.
Despite these challenges, I've learned the secret to navigating Black hair care while traveling. Social media can be a great resource for finding travel-friendly hair care products and amazing tips for traveling.
That's actually how I discovered BlackTravelBox.
Their site says they have "travel-friendly packaging and formulations that make packing, carrying (on), and using them simple and easy".
I must admit, I was a bit skeptical at first. I mean, are these products even made for me?
Yep! BlackTravelBox was created by a Black woman who knows the struggle and decided to do something about it.
When I placed my order I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the products in the Carry On Starter Box.
First off, I love the packaging. It's sleek, compact, and convenient for travel, which makes it perfect for throwing in my carry-on bag without adding any extra weight.
And because the products are solid (yay, no liquid problems!) I don't have to worry about them leaking or spilling all over my other belongings.
Plus, I can say bye-bye to issues with TSA, which is a bonus for me.
The products themselves are amazing.
The rich shea butter Body Balm left my skin feeling soft and nourished, and the solid shampoo and conditioner bars had my texture poppin.
They use gentle, high-quality ingredients like honey and tea tree oil, which are known for their moisturizing and nourishing properties. I've seen a noticeable difference in how my hair looks and feels in just one use.
I love that I no longer have to compromise on the quality of my hair and skincare products when I travel.
Trying out the Carry On Starter Box was a game changer for me. It's simplified my travel routine and made me feel more confident and beautiful on the go.