Travel Day Hairstyles | Quick & Easy Hairstyles For Those Early Morning Flights

Travel days can be exhausting, especially when you’ve got a 6am flight and have to wake up at 3 in the morning. For me, unless I curled or straightened my hair the night before, it’s gonna be up in some way because they’d typically quicker and easier. I do however like to look decently presentable at the airport, no matter how early my flight is. My husband and I have traveled at least 4 times a year for the last 10 years, and over the years I’ve found my favorite travel day hairstyles. I wanted to share them with you! 

Double Braided Bun

This is a newer look for me, and I’m loving it! If you don’t know how to french braid, maybe just a low bun is for you. Out of all the looks I’m showing you, this one probably took the longest (10 minutes maybe), but I’m sure the more I practice the quicker I’ll get. You just part out the first section of hair, then put the rest of your hair in a hairband while you brand it. Once you’re done you then part out the next section which is the second braid. Once the braids are finished make sure to tie them off with a small rubber band. Add a bit of dry shampoo to the remaining hair to add some texture and volume. I teased my hair a bit to add extra volume in the back. Gather all of your remaining loose hair and the braids and put them into a pony tail. You can then take the little braid rubber bands out and take the end of the braids out. Wrap your hair around the hair band that is securing the ponytail to make the bun. Secure it with bobby-pins and you’re done!

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Braided Low Pony

I love a low pony, they’re simple and take two seconds, but they’re super boring. If you add a little side braid, it gives the look a little something more. If you can’t tell, I love adding braids to hairstyles. If you aren’t a braid lover you can totally just do a low ponytail.

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Braided Bun

Okay, this is one of those looks that it’ll be quick and easy IF you know how to braid quick. Otherwise there is nothing easy about this look. I have been braiding my hair for years now so I’ve gotten fairly quick. I love this look because it’s a bit unique with the braid continuing into the bun. HERE is a full break down tutorial.

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Half Up Hair Wrap

This is super simple, just put your hair half up, and secure it with a hairband. Next take a strand of hair (from the pony tail) and wrap it around the hairband. Secure that hair with bobby-pins. It’s a simple spin on half up that adds a more polished look.

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Headband + Low Braid

This one can be great for transitioning into a more dressed up look. The braid can add a bit of curl to your hair, especially if it’s worn for a long time. If you get off a flight and have a dinner event or a meeting, simply switch your athletic headband to a classy headband and take the braid out for some gorgeous waves and add a bit of texture spray or hairspray.

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Half Up

Ariana Grande inspired

This is so simple but adds just a little something to your hair. I especially love this look if I’m traveling with dirty hair. I typically have grease in the front and top of my hair before anywhere else, so throwing some dry shampoo and a half up look can fix that. You could also do a quick little top knot (although I’m not a fan of them on me).

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I hope these hairstyles are helpful and spark some new ideas for ways to style your hair. Those early morning flights can be exhausting, so if you can sleep in a few more minutes due to a quicker hairstyle, do it! Send me a message if you have ANY questions on how to create these looks. I know it can be a bit hard to recreate a look from just pictures and not video. Also, comment below if you have quick hair ideas you’d like to share with us all! Make sure to subscribe for more content like this!

 
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4 Day Hair: Curly Edition. How To Style Your Dirty Hair For Four Days With Low Heat + No Wash

If you read my first "4 Day Hair" blog post then you already know that dry shampoo is my life! I could say that motherhood is the reason I do not wash my hair for 3 to 4 days at a time, but that simply isn't the case. I have done this with my hair for as long as I can remember. For multiple reasons, but the main ones being that it is good for the health of your hair to preserve the natural oils in your hair by not washing it daily (even washing it every other day is better than every single day), and I also have extremely thick hair so it's no quick or easy task to wash, dry and style it. With blowouts being a huge trend right now, not washing your hair every day is becoming more accepted, but of course there are still the few who totally don't understand it and find it gross. I personally don't think twice about it anymore, I've been rocking the shower cap for years now. 

Because I've become a "dirty hair pro" I decided it could be helpful to share a few of my tricks with you on how to style your 3 or 4 (depending on your hair type) day hair. Disclaimer, my hair can go up to 4 days and still style good, but not everyone has the same hair type and there does come a point when even dry shampoo can't fix the issue. If that is you, wash your hair lol and do it before people stare at you funny. The idea is not to waltz around town with greasy looking hair. The idea is to have your hair last and styled so that people and yourself hardly notice that it is even dirty. A good dry shampoo and a good teasing comb are key. I have linked some of my favorites below for you. The idea behind being able to style your hair for 4 days is to create looks when your hair gets greasy that hide the grease (even though it shouldn't be showing much anyways because of the dry shampoo). 

Here is a demo of "4 day hair" that you can use. I have included french braids into a few of the looks, but you could modify if you do not know how to do a french braid, or find a good YouTube tutorial and start learning because french braid looks are some of the best for dirty hair. This 4 day hair tutorial is starting with curled hair. If you would like to see a 4 day hair tutorial starting with straight hair you can find that HERE

Day 1: Curl Hair

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Day 2: Front & Center French Braid

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Day 3: Twisted side to half up

 

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Day 4: Side French Braid Into Low Pony

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TO CREATE THese LOOKS:

 
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4 Day Hair - Low Heat + No Wash How To Style Dirty Hair

I could say that motherhood is the reason I do not wash my hair for 3 to 4 days at a time, but that simply isn't the case. I have done this with my hair for as long as I can remember. For multiple reasons, but the main ones being that it is good for the health of your hair to preserve the natural oils in your hair by not washing it daily (even washing it every other day is better than every single day), and I also have extremely thick hair so it's no quick or easy task to wash, dry and style it. With blowouts being a huge trend right now, not washing your hair every day is becoming more accepted, but of course there are still the few who totally don't understand it and find it gross. I personally don't think twice about it anymore, I've been rocking the shower cap for years now. 

Because I've become a "dirty hair pro" I decided it could be helpful to share a few of my tricks with you on how to style your 3 or 4 (depending on your hair type) day hair. Disclaimer, my hair can go up to 4 days and still style good, but not everyone has the same hair type and there does come a point when even dry shampoo can't fix the issue. If that is you, wash your hair lol and do it before people stare at you funny. The idea is not to waltz around town with greasy looking hair. The idea is to have your hair last and styled so that people and yourself hardly notice that it is even dirty. A good dry shampoo and a good teasing comb are key. I have linked some of my favorites below for you. The idea behind being able to style your hair for 4 days is to create looks when your hair gets greasy that hide the grease (even though it shouldn't be showing much anyways because of the dry shampoo). 

Here is a demo of "4 day hair" that you can use. I have included french braids into a few of the looks, but you could modify if you do not know how to do a french braid, or find a good YouTube tutorial and start learning because french braid looks are some of the best for dirty hair. This 4 day hair tutorial is starting with straight hair. I will be rolling out a few other tutorials and one including curled hair to start. 

Day 1: Straighten Hair

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Day 2: Half Up

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Day 3: French Braid to High Pony

Chances are by day 3 you are really going to be needing your dry shampoo. Don't skimp, you want your hair to have texture and to look fresh. 

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If you would like a cleaner more professional look, you can wrap a piece of hair around the hair tie to cover it. Then simply hold it into place with a bobby-pin. 

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Day 4: Braided Bun

I have done a full tutorial on this look HERE

This look is great following the braid to pony look because the front part of your hair will have creases in it from being in a half braid and pony tail the day before. Because we are trying to use as little heat as possible throughout the 4 days, it's important to do styles that will work with the creases in your hair from the day prior. 

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