Hairstyles for Caribbean vacation

Black hairstyles for Caribbean vacation

How do you wear your hairstyles for Caribbean vacation? I’ve taken a good amount of trips in the past 5+ years and protective styles for vacation have been the best option.

As a natural, finding the best vacation hairstyle is important as it correlates with the various activities on the itinerary and what hair products or hair tools to pack.

More women are traveling to the Caribbean and not just for family vacations. We are taking girl trips, traveling alone or just exploring the islands with our significant other.

From every inch of the world we can be seen snapping pics and experiencing vacation travel with ease. While traveling can pose it’s own challenges, traveling and finding the perfect vacation hair or hairstyle for beauty, ease and comfort can be an even bigger hurdle.

From trying to find our coveted products in Bali to finding a natural hair salon in Paris, women are trying to make the best of traveling without hairstyle concerns.

Box Braids Hairstyles For Caribbean Vacation

1.Box braids hairstyles for Caribbean vacation

What can this Jamaican hair blog do to help? We can show you how to rock an easy Caribbean vacation style that will allow you to worry less about your hair and more about getting the best pics imaginable.

If you’re looking for suggestions for protective styles for the beach, your next family trip, foodie adventure or historical tour, here are 10 hairstyles for Caribbean vacation with relaxed or natural hair.

Box braids are a great protective style for vacation because they’re easy to manage. You can use box braids to create other hairstyles and you still have the ability to cleanse and oil your scalp.

If you are getting your braids done by a professional, make sure they are not braiding too tight. Save your edges girl! If you plan to do water activities, box braids can weigh your hair down and take a long time to dry.

I LOVE box braids and will forever swoon to the long ones. Box braids are a classic style you see black women rocking on vacation.

While this isn’t really an innovative style, it’s still one to consider since they last long, are low maintenance, and super cute while you sip wine on the islands.

Crochet Braids Hairstyles For Caribbean Vacation

2.Crochet braids hairstyles for Caribbean vacation

Crochet braids are hands down one of my favorite hairstyles for a Caribbean vacation. The best part about crochet braids is the ability to get them in different curls, braids, twists, and loc patterns.

You can purchase a curly pattern like the FreeTress Bohemian or Brazilian braid hair or Sensational Aruba Wave crochet hair as I wore on my birthday trip to the Caribbean islands.

Installation of crochet braids is usually under three hours and drying time after washing or swimming is quick.

Faux Locs Hairstyles For Caribbean Vacation

3.Faux locs hairstyles for Caribbean vacation

Going on a month-long trip or want locs without the commitment? Consider getting faux locs. Faux locs are a great protective style for the beach, long-term backpacking or round-the-world trips.

Faux locs are one of the best vacation hairstyles for black women because they’re easy to maintain and look better as time goes by.

If you to save money, check out faux locs tutorials on YouTube because faux locs are pretty expensive when done professionally.

They also take a very long time to finish depending on the method used by the stylist. The end results, however, are beautiful.

They are trendy, easy to maintain but know they take some getting with the added weight. Opt for going as short as you would like so not to have added tension on your scalp.

Weaves or Sew-Ins Hairstyles For Caribbean Vacation

4.Weaves or sew-Ins hairstyles for Caribbean vacation

Other hairstyles for black women with relaxed and natural hair are weaves or sew-ins. These styles give the ability to rock everyday hairstyles while protecting your own hair.

To wear a high ponytail or buns, consider getting a vixen sew-in. If you plan on getting your hair wet I’d advise using human hair and making sure your scalp is fully dry to avoid mold buildup.

Twists, Braids or Buns Hairstyles

5.Twists, braids or buns hairstyles

If your not a fan of adding synthetic or human hair on your head because of cost, time or other reasons, you can always rock your natural or relaxed hair.

You can make easy vacation hairstyles by braiding your hair in cornrows, halo twists, two-strand or mini twists, high or low buns or braids.

The options are limitless. When styling with twists or braids, you can rock a puff, braid-out or twist out towards the end of your trip.

Wigs Hairstyles For Caribbean Vacation

6.Wigs hairstyles for Caribbean vacation

One of the easiest vacation hairstyles is a wig as they are literally instant hairstyles. You can opt for a kinky-curly full wig like Sensationnel’s Curls Kinks and Co wigs for naturals or blown-out like my favorite Outre Annie half wig.

If you plan on wearing wigs as a protective style for the beach or Caribbean vacation be prepared to sweat a little more.

Head Wraps Hairstyles For Caribbean Vacation

7.Head wraps hairstyles for Caribbean vacation

The last vacation hairstyle I suggest is not a style but is wearing a head wrap. You can use an existing light scarf regularly worn during the spring or fall months or run to a local fabric store to purchase material that will work well with existing outfits.

Head wraps can come in handy when traveling to conservative countries that require covering your head. You can also wear them as headbands or bows.

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Ghana Braids Vacation Hairstyles

8.Ghana braids – vacation hairstyles

Everyone’s familiar with cornrows, but Ghana braids are a very similar and an easy style to rock this summer. If you’re interested in cornrowing your hair but are afraid that cornrows will make you look too harsh or masculine, Ghana braids could be a great alternative for you.

This technique feeds small amounts of weave into the cornrow as it’s braided instead of adding all of the hair at once. This allows the braid to gradually increase in size as it goes from beginning to end. This style will not last as long as the previous ones mentioned but it will keep up well for you for the entire trip.

Ghana braids may not last as long as other styles, but they are popular, quicker to install than other vacation hair looks and extremely stylish and fun for vacations.  Many women opt for this style whether natural or even relaxed.

Senegalese Twists –  Vacation Hairstyle

9.Senegalese twists – vacation hairstyle

If you’re not too good at braiding, twisting your hair is another option for you to choose from this summer. Senegalese twists stay popular because they are regal and look great on everyone.  

Large Senegalese twists are easy to install and a lovely alternative to braids as you pick your perfect Airbnb for your stay in Cuba.  

Senegalese twists are also a little more lightweight than box braids, offering a little less stress on your scalp.

Senegalese twists continue to be popular as a vacation hair look but also a transitioning or protective style too. Many women flock to them as they are easier to install if you are not a braider.

Wild and Free – Vacation Hairstyle

10.Wild and free – vacation hairstyle

What you see is what you get.  This is how I normally rock my hair on vacay. I love my hair wild and free and just jump in the shower, wet my hair, add conditioner and go. 

If you’re not big on braids and you don’t really like protective styles, wearing your hair in a wash & go or big fluffy braid out may be another option for you.

This will leave you to be as carefree and sexy as you could ever want while taking in tours and feasting on red snapper in the islands.

This style is probably not ideal for ones who get a ton of tangles if you hate fighting with frizz during humid climates.

If you care less about frizz and tangles are not a big problem then you here’s a super simple wash and go hairstyle.


They can be short, long, colorful or neutral. The desire is up to the wearer. Check out a simple tutorial that’s easy to follow and will have you with your vacation braids in no time!

These styles do not have to be damaging as long as they are installed properly and not too tight, kept in as long as suggested and hair underneath is never neglected.

These styles can be installed professionally but with time and a little work on your part they can be installed by you. They last longer than regular styles, look amazing, and will give you some versatility.


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