These Are The Best Natural Hair Products To Pack In Your Carry-On

by Summer Arlexis

Whether you're flying high, road tripping, or heading home for the holidays, packing for a trip can be incredibly stressful. For naturalistas, stress levels rise exponentially when you attempt to narrow down the hoard of curly hair care and tools it takes to tame your mane daily. Travel-friendly natural hair products will be your new go-tos if there's any hope for maintaining your coils while on the go.

There's nothing worse than spending hours packing just to arrive at your destination and discover you've left your favorite beauty products behind. Scrambling to replace a must-have won't necessarily work out, especially when the right hair care products for your texture aren't always readily available. To ensure you don't leave any of the essentials behind, you'll want to be equipped with the best travel beauty products a naturalista can buy. An arsenal of mini curl creams, cleansers, and conditioners will not only help keep your packing light, but also ward off the threat of a bad hair day. No curly girl wants to deal with frizzies, flyaways, and dehydrated strands while on vacation, after all.

Loaded with everything you need to keep your mane in check, these 15 travel kits ensure your hair slays while soaking up the sun, sightseeing, and more.


DevaCurl The Kit For All Curl Kind

The Kit For All Curl Kind, $30, Sephora

A four-piece set of essentials to cleanse, condition, and define curls, DevaCurl's travel kit is flight-friendly. Use the No-Poo shampoo and One Condition to hydrate, protect against frizz with the Styling Cream, and get lasting definition as you top hair off with the Light Defining Gel.


Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Collection 3-Piece Starter Kit

Monoi Repairing Collection 3-Piece Starter Kit, $26, Carol's Daughter

An introductory kit to Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Collection, this set features solutions for weak, damaged hair that is prone to breakage. It even includes a travel-sized hair mask, perfect for locks affected by the environmental stressors of a vacay.


Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper Travel Pack

Curl Keeper Travel Pack, $22, Frizz Off

Created for on-the-go styling, the Curl Keeper Travel Pack includes mini bottles of styling creams and gels. Pop them into your purse for touching up your coils throughout the day.


Jane Carter Solutions Hair Essential Travel Kit

Hair Essential Travel Kit, $20, Target

This travel kit seriously has it all, from shampoo to a setting foam to a curling cream. All TSA-approved and packing ultra-nourishing ingredients, this is a bonafide holy grail set.


Jessicurl Confidence Collection Travel Set

Confidence Collection Travel Set, $24, Jessicurl

Complete with a deep conditioning treatment, Jessicurl's travel set guarantees your coils will never loose their moisture and shine. Shea butter, avocado and jojoba oils are the hydrating ingredients loaded into this all-star curly hair pack.


Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Kit

Coconut & Hibiscus Kit, $20, Ulta

Coconut oil hydrates, silk protein reduces breakage, and neem oil adds brilliant shine with Shea Moisture's Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Kit. Enriched with the fatty acids and vitamins natural hair needs to thrive, there's no way your curls won't last beautifully with this set.


Ouidad Curl Quencher Trial Set For Tight Curls

Curl Quencher Trial Set For Tight Curls, $36, Sephora

Get introduced to the wonders of Ouidad's Curl Quencher products with this trial kit. Let it tag along during your travels for long-lasting, hydrated curls.


Cantu Frizz Quit Curl 5pc Kit

Frizz Quit Curl Kit, $10, Target

The Coconut Oil Shine & Hold Most and Intensive Deep Repair Treatment Masque make this travel set stand out. There's nothing better than hydrated kinky-coils that shine beautifully.


Oyin Handmade 5-Piece Snack Pack

5-Piece Snack Pack, $20, Oyni Handmade

Shipped in a clear TSA-friendly cosmetic bag, Oyin Handmade's Snack Pack is loaded with natural hair travel essentials. A leave-in tonic, sugar pomade, shine serum, and more is what you'll get with this curl-saver.


As I Am Coils & Curls Care Package

Coils & Curls Care Package, $24, As I Am

As I Am bestsellers like the Coconut CoWash and Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioners come loaded into this curly hair dream kit. Naturalistas will get a total of six trial-sized products, curl jelly and twist-out creams included.


Koils By Nature Soothing Herbal Unscented Gel Sample Pack

Soothing Herbal Unscented Gel Sample Pack, $25, Koils By Nature

You'll have a little free reign with the Koils By Nature sample pack. It features two hydrating conditioners, plus an herbal gel and hair and body butter of your choice.


TGIN Moist Collection Sample Pack

Moist Collection Sample Pack, $19, Walmart

You can truly kiss dry hair goodbye with the Thank God I'm Natural mini samplings. A Honey Miracle Hair Mask, Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer, and cleansing-conditioning duo comprise this moisture-retention collection.


My Honey Child Trial Kit

Trial Kit, $6, My Honey Child

A heavenly honey scent and nourishing ingredients make this trial kit a dream. Formulated for the kinkiest textures, the Type 4 Hair Creme is the included curl enhancer you cant live without.


Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter & Argan Oil Repair & Transition Kit

Raw Shea Butter & Argan Oil Repair & Transition Kit, $16, Target

Perfect for curly Qs transitioning from relaxed hair, this mini Shea Moisture collection has everything you need to continue your natural journey while on vacay. A moisture-rich ingredient for restoring shine and building elasticity, argan oil is the key player within the kit's offerings.


Miss Jessie's Deluxe Value Pack

Deluxe Value Pack, $64, Miss Jessie's

Miss Jessie's deluxe kit hits the natural hair jackpot. It offers a taste of the brand's entire line of top-rated cleansing creams, coily custards, and curl puddings. Pack this baby away for every single product it takes to nail any curly hair look while away.


Avoid the security shenanigans and eliminate the stress of packing altogether. These pint-sized curl favorites will get you on your way to paradise faster and guarantee your hair looks its best while you're at it.