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Planes, Trains, and Twistouts



Holidays have been known to bring families and friends together from near and far. Whether it is by plane, train, or automobile traveling during the holidays are as fun as they are frantic. How will you be traveling for the holidays ahead? These days are filled with food, family, and festive celebrations. But sometimes the stress of buying gifts, being there for family, cooking, and traveling takes over. We are often so busy thinking about others that we forget about ourselves. The key to a healthy happy holiday season is not to get twisted out of shape and remember to take time for yourself. Audre Lourde said it best when she stated: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Many of us spend so much time focusing on others that we forget about ourselves which ultimately creates additional stress. The best way to reduce the stress associated with the Holidays and travel can be summed up into one word, “PREPARATION!” When we are prepared, we take charge of what we can control which reduces the number of things we worry about. This holiday season make sure you are at the top of your gift list and remember - Although holiday travel can be a hassle- looking fly should not be!


The first step to preparing to travel with natural hair is to determine which travel method will be used, such as plane, train, or automobile, as each process requires its unique way to transport your goods. As with all choices, the pros and cons must be considered for each. Want to get there in a flash? Don’t have the time to drive? Although flying is both convenient and fast, there is a drawback to consider. Everyone’s heard of 4-1-1 for getting information and 9-1-1 for emergencies, but what about 3-1-1 for carry-ons? The Transportation Security Administration has attempted to make it easy for all travelers. 3-1-1 represents the components of what can be brought on an airplane. 3 represents 3.4 ounces (100 ml) bottle or less (by volume; 1 represents one quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-tote bag; 1 represents 1 bag per passenger placed in the screening bin. Liquids are not the only thing that is restricted to make sure you stay ahead of the game click here for a list of prohibited items: www.tsa.gov. TSA confiscates hundreds of thousands of items yearly. Carrying prohibited items may not only cause delays but may also lead to fines and sometimes even arrests. Grand*Tressa’s So Fresh (styling) and So Clean (shampoo and conditioning ) sample kits are a perfect solution to this dilemma. Each product is 3.4 ounces of pure delicious goodness for your hair! It comes perfectly packaged so you do not even have to worry about the plastic bag!


Too many restrictions? Want to take the scenic route? Don’t want to spend the money for a plane ticket? It sounds like it is time to gas up the car and get ready for your road trip! Road trips are an excellent opportunity to stop along the way and check out various attractions and even capture pictures with the state signs for your scrapbook. With that being said, when selecting to travel by automobile, one must consider the extended time it will take to get from Point A to Point B. For example, a flight from Atlanta, GA to Las Vegas, NV takes 4 hours and 31 minutes. However, the average drive time for the same trip is 29 hours. Yet on the flip side, when sitting in your automobile, you are not restricted for space, legroom nor carry-on items, but YOU are the DRIVER! Driving also enables you to rock your protective styling while in the comfort of your car. Try rocking Bantu knots or pin curls with Grand*Tressa’s fantastic leave-in conditioner. You will be amazed at the results! Don’t want to take on the hassle of driving or getting your car travel-ready? Can’t stand the traffic? Traveling by train is an excellent option.


Hopping aboard a train might be the right fit. Train transportation is an efficient alternative, for it takes away the hassle of having to stop for gas along the journey. In selecting to travel by train, the element of traffic is eliminated. The absence of traffic and the presence of scenery make for the right combination. Train travel is a great way to sport protective styling while you are en route to your destination. However, one’s final destination weighs heavy on the choice to take the train. Typically, there is no rural service for passengers. So, if you are traveling over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house, the train would not be the best option! The same 4 hours and 31 minutes in flight from Atlanta, GA to Las Vegas, NV turns into a 29-hour automobile trip to 79 hours and 43 minutes on the railways. The extended time on the train can wreak havoc on your tresses. Deep conditioning and our wonderful daily leave-in is a must. Our new wonderful winter cholesterol treatment is a requirement for maintaining moisture and shine for all those long miles stretched ahead.


No matter the route you choose, Grand Tressa Natural Hair Care Company is here to alleviate your stress and assist with your holiday travel. Grand Tressa makes travel size products to meet the 3-1-1 rule. Don’t want to deal with the hassle of carrying it at all? Grand Tressa offers quick and secure shipping. Travel is at an all-time peak as the seasons change. As fall and winter approaches, temperatures begin to drop, morning dew begins to appear, and the leaves start to turn. Wardrobes change, but so does the essentials needed to keep your hair healthy. Grand Tressa embraces this change and has formulas for the season.


Natural Girl On The Go, are you trying to figure out how to keep your hair looking good even during travel time? A go-to hairstyle for many is the twist-out. Whether you choose to do a 2-strand twist or 3-strand twist, your curls will maintain moisture keeping your curls defined. Prefer to go straight? Don’t forget your travel-size straightener and a satin cap. Wrap and cover are vital to keeping your hair maintained even in travel. For hassle free hair travel, don’t leave home without your leave-in conditioner, detangling instrument, curl refreshing spray, travel scarf and travel size bottles to put your favorite products in. Want to avoid the hassle and stress of holiday travel? Preparation is key! Be sure to check out Grand *Tressa for your natural hair care needs and let your hair be the least of your worries! Where are you headed this holiday season? Take Grand Tressa with you and Free Yo Hair! Can't take us with you? You can get our click here for e-gift cards and have our wonderful products shipped to you!

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