I went on my first cruise for my birthday this year and had a blast! Aside from avoiding sunburn and unfortunate meetings with sharks, how I was going to maintain my hair for the trip was a concern, of course. I must say that it wasn’t that bad!
My hair product arsenal consisted of: Beautiful Textures’ Moisturizing Shampoo & Leave-in Conditioner, Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk, Shea Radiance Hair Butter & Suave Humectant Conditioner.
Yes, I know that’s a lot but a week is too long to risk running short on products…especially if you’re in the middle of the ocean floating around on a boat.
My friend Sakita was my traveling partner (it was her birthday too!) and our cruise left out of Miami then stopped in Key West, Grand Cayman and Jamaica. It was an awesome trip!
Now let me just say that before we even got on the flight to Miami from DC, our hair got us in a little trouble while getting through security. This was enough to set off the metal detector:
I guess I can’t be too upset because if anything, this makes me more confident that they’ll catch actual harmful items before they go through security. But a few bobby pins? Yeesh. All I could do was pray my hair didn’t get too out of control before I got the chance to put my bobby pins back in place.
My fav spot on the boat (if you don’t count any place that was serving food smh) was a hammock. Too comfortable. I also took a mini photo shoot because I was so excited to be on a hammock and the ocean breeze was blowing my hair everywhere.
I hit the pool during my first night on the ship and got my hair wet so I had to decide how I was going to prep my hair for the next day.
I decided on a twist-out. It was pretty hot out the next day so I pulled my hair back into a ponytail with my Scunci upzing and left some hair out in the front for big fluffy bangs.
Second Day Hair…
This is how I wore my hair for the beach in Grand Cayman…I was nervous about sand getting in my hair so I wanted to keep it up and away. The night before I put in a bunch of big twists and pinned them up into a random order. I left the front loose and styled it into a pompadour.
The very next day the ship docked in Jamaica and once again, I let my hair chill in some twists that I snatched into a baby bun while I swam around.
Overall, I succeeded in avoiding the sand-in-hair issue and avoided spending too much time detangling my hair. Next time, I might think about wearing double-strand twists just to cut down the amount of time I spend thinking about my hair in general.
Look out for the second post where I’ll share more photos from my trip!
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