5 Things To Pack For Hair Care When You’re Traveling During The Pandemic

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
5 Things To Pack For Hair Care When You’re Traveling During The Pandemic

If there’s one thing that’s everyone has missed over the last year, it has to be travel! Ever since the pandemic broke out, countries across the world went under rigid lockdowns, confining us to our homes. However, a few destinations have now started welcoming tourists. While travelling is certainly exciting, it could get stressful if you don’t plan and take the utmost precautions, especially in the current times. There are various factors to consider while planning a trip and packing is one of the most critical of all.

Packing non-negotiables like sanitiser, facemask, medication and extra food and water, is something we might never forget. However, one thing that gets terribly ignored or forgotten during travel is our hair.

Hair Has Been Identified As A Covid-19 Transmitter

A study published in the New England journal of medicine shows that the virus could survive in droplets for up to a few hours. Fine droplets between 1-5 micrometres in size (which is about 30 times smaller than the width of a human hair) can possibly remain airborne for several hours in stagnant air, hanging to the stands. This is also a reason why Chinese nurses are shaving their heads to treat coronavirus patients because long hair can spread the disease.

Well, that makes it all the more important to take care of your mane, especially when you’re travelling. So, how do you ensure your hair is well cared for during travel? Here’s what you need to pack to ensure your lock stay lustrous, shiny and well-nourished while you’re on your holiday.

1. A Natural Shampoo & A Conditioner

Comfort is one thing you must bear in mind when you’re flying. And this rule also applies to your hair too! While we’re most often tempted to try and compensate for a dry and dehydrating flight, its best to avoid slathering your hair with heavy serums or moisturizers. The climatic conditions in your destination have a huge role to play in your hair care routine. With humidity, wind, temperature, and the ‘hardness’ of the water changing during travel, it’s best to expect changes in your hair’s texture. So, just give your hair a good rinse with a natural shampoo before your flight and wait it out and see how your hair reacts to the new place.

Speaking of natural shampoos, there’s nothing more nourishing than Vatika’s range of natural shampoos. Enriched with natural ingredients like olive, coconut, honey, garlic, and more, the shampoos offers solutions to all hair woes, leaving your hair feeling moisturized and shiny. A good shampoo not only strengthens your hair but also adds the much-need bounce and volume, which then helps you click the gram-worthy picture. And Vatikas shampoo range definitely fits the bill.

2. Hair Sanitizer

Germs are all over the place- even your hair! Yes, you read that right! Ever knew germs can also stick on hair? And travel only makes your hair all the more to germs. Given the current scenario, it might be impossible to use a washroom for a quick shower. So, how do you ward off the germs stuck to you hair from all the flight travel? Just like how your hands need to be sanitized, your hair needs a sanitizer too. And that’s exactly what Vatika’s unique, first of its kind ‘Sanitizing Hair Mist’ does. The sanitizing mist is the fastest and easiest way to instantly get rid of germs from your hair. The mist uses potent essential oils that fights germs to keep hair protected and fresh, especially when you don’t have the luxury of a hair wash.

The spray is easy to use, does not need rinsing, leaves no residue, non sticky, fights frizz and leaves a long-lasting fragrance.  All you need to do is just spray it on your hair and leave it to dry or style it when wet. The hair mist is enriched with ingredients like castor, coconut, lemon and olive oil, which give your hair an instant shine, without weighing it down. So, make sure you pack in this little savor in your vanity to enjoy a good hair day on the go.

3. Nourishing Hair Oil

While you’re travelling it is common for your hair to be exposed to harsh weather or water. The best nutrition you can give your hair during this time, is a good oil massage. Hair is an integral part of a woman and Vatika’s Enriched Hair Oils take care of a woman’s outer beauty, thereby improving their confidence. Vatika offers a range of oils inspired by Arab women rituals of homemade concoctions. The oils are made of natural ingredients thereby giving your hair the ‘Ultimate Nourishment’.

And the best part is, there’s a little something for every hair type. With a range of unique ingredients including Almond, Garlic, Cactus, Olive, Black Seed, Coconut and Argan, there is an enriched hair oil for every hair type and need. The oils are infused with Vitamins A, E, and F to intensely nourish your hair from root to tip in just 20 minutes. So, basically, 20 minutes is all you need to increase the life of your hair. And as they say, there’s no good day like a good hair day.

4. A Silk Scarf Or Hijab

Silky hijabs don’t just make you look fab, but are also healthy for your hair. Wrapping your hair in silk with keep it form being damaged by the airplane seat static as well as harsh weather. These can also be used when sleeping in unfamiliar hotel rooms to keep your hair from being damaged by the pillowcase.

5. Water Bottle

Last but not the least, a water bottle is an absolute must when you’re on the go. Like it or not, what you put into your body matters as much what you put on it. Staying hydrated is the key to glowing, lustrous hair. So, ensure you carry a bottle of water wherever you are traveling.