Preparing Your Hair for a Move

Hey ladies

I originally wrote this post on my blog. However seeing as we are ending the year, most will be travelling to a new city or country for work. I thought it would come in handy. Here are my tips to prepare your hair for a move, based on my personal experience.

1. Sort through your product stash
Last thing you'd think of right? Well since you are moving, it is not necessary to take your products plus the whole kitchen sink with you. As you sort through it, you'll  find products that  can be kept, left behind or donated. It's a good opportunity to de-clutter your shelf in preparation for the next year of product junkism  re-stocking.

2. Take your essentials 
Take all your must have/staple products. Especially those which you would not know to locate in your new area.

A few examples would be sulfate free shampoo, 1 deep conditioner (a moisturising one as you can always turn a moisturising conditioner protein by adding protein ingredients), oil, a wide tooth comb, satin scarf, a deep conditioning cap and bobby pins
Pack them wrapped in plastic, in a separate travel bag that can be placed in your suitcase for ease of access and to prevent spills.

3. Get your hair done Yes prepare for your departure by getting a protective style of your choice installed. Ideally it should be one that would last at least a month and which would not require much maintenance as you settle in. Also, having your hair in a protective style will buy you time to product hunt. Not to mention sparing you from rough hairdressers and unnecessary heat styling. 

4. Get a back up wig
A wig is a lifesaver I tell you. Easy to wear in the mornings, you can whip it off in the evenings and have access to your scalp for massaging, washing, conditioning and moisturising. The wig will tide you through the time when you take down your protective style and still haven't found a trustworthy stylist. It will also help with busy days and money saving. 
Bottom line: a wig plus a protective style = 2 months sorted whilst you settle in.

This DIY crochet wig lasted me two whole months

5. Make a list of forget-me-nots
No one wants to miss a product when they need it most. Sometimes you may not even find the right products in your new location and will be left stranded. Make the list, stick it somewhere you can always see and then pack the items first!!

6. Check the climate and season of the place you are moving to
When you know what to expect you can plan and adjust your regimen and products accordingly.

7. Make all the major changes before you leave
By this I mean if you wanted to trim it, renew the colour, get a cut, etc, this is the time  to do it. You can get these changes out of the way with a trusted person or stylist who knows how you and your hair operate. Once again the reason behind this is you don't want to suffer a setback by leaving your hair in the hands of someone who won't handle it right. 

How do you prepare your hair for a move?


  1. All great tips that will come in handy for me soon

    Berry Dakara Blog

    1. Where are you people going to oh? come and take me along :)

    2. Hahahahahaha me too o! I need change of environment this Christmas

  2. Where 're you guys going to?! I wanna follow o

  3. Great post!.And yes I agree with putting your hair in a protective style when moving.Abeg if anyone of you is travelling and decides to dash out products,I am here oo

  4. That awkward moment when your essentials take up half your bag 😁

  5. Madam Bee, are you moving?

    I suspect you are moving to Nigeria, lol. Don't worry, we have loads of products here, no need to pack anything

  6. Since we booking space on the plane, I wanna come too o. Lol. But this tips sure are handy.


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