When traveling, one spends a lot of time sitting and sleeping, whether on a plane or in a car. A travel (neck) pillow can make you more comfortable during your journey. Wearing these U shaped pillows with the opening in front though may not be optimal. Instead, changing it to accommodate your sleeping position, using it while reclining, and when sitting towards the center of a plane may be more beneficial. You can find more information about maximizing your comfort in the references. Fortunately there are options and styles from black owned brands. These include pillows filled with micro-beads, memory foam, cotton/fiber, as well as inflatable pillows. See the company and product information below for details.
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- Lakay Designs (advertisement) offers a selection of African print neck pillows filled with polyester fibers. Covers are removable for washing.
- Bespoke Binney offers a selection of African print travel pillows filled with high grade microfiber.
- Betty’s Promo Plus offers a selection of black Greek and Freemason neck pillows filled with micro-beads.
- Headdress by Sherri offers a selection of neck pillows in several patterns that are filled with premium fibers.
- Hesey Designs offers a selection of print neck pillows in Kente and red petal.
- Shades of Color offers a selection of culturally thematic and inflatable neck pillows that come with a matching case.
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In reviewing these neck (travel) pillows, I hope you find one that works for you.
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- McGuire, Caroline. “U-TURN If your travel pillow is uncomfortable you’ve probably been using it wrong – it should be worn UPSIDE DOWN.” 19 August, 2019. https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/4620961/travel-pillow-right-way-use-plane/
- “What to look for before buying a travel pillow.” 14 September, 2018. https://www.ecosa.com.au/blog/post/what-to-look-for-before-buying-a-travel-pillow.html
- “How to use a travel pillow.” 6 October, 2019. https://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Travel-Pillow