We’re only a couple weeks away from one of the busiest travel days of the year, and we bet your holiday season schedule isn’t slowing down there.
You’ve got places to be, parties to attend, and people to see, so make sure you’re looking your best with our top hair tips for traveling:
Package Up the Essentials
Save precious suitcase space by taking a quart-sized Ziplock bag or a small toiletry case and only packing the essentials: a few hair ties, a small handful of bobby pins (because you’ll probably return with only half the amount), travel sizes of your shampoo and conditioner, and maybe some anti-frizz or moisturizing hair sheets to keep your style looking fresh on the go.
This will save you room for the bigger items like your curling wand or flat iron.
Get Travel Sizes of Your Salon Quality Products
Speaking of saving room, don’t think travel-sized products are limited to the cheap stuff.
There are plenty of salon-quality staples that you can find in travel sizes so you’re not stuck using the cheap-o freebie shampoos and conditioners in your hotel room, which let’s face it, unless you’re staying at The Ritz, they don’t leave your hair looking or feeling that great.
P.S. – You can grab great travel sizes of your favorite Redken and Pureology products in our holiday hair gift sets! We especially love the 3 mini products that come in the new Pureology gift sets: the New Colour Fanatic Instant Deep-Conditioning Mask, the Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier and the Supreme Control maximum hold zero dulling hairspray, all in perfect travel sizes!
Scarfs and Floppy Hats are Your Friend
Planning a tropical holiday getaway? First things first, can we come with? And secondly, don’t let the sun drain your strands.
Make sure you pack hair scarves and/or a floppy hat to make sure the sun doesn’t fry your tresses, leaving them dry and crispy. Your scalp will also be thanking you from protecting it from sunburn.
In that same vein, if you’re going for frequent dips in the pool or the ocean on your trip, make sure to rinse your hair with fresh water first or use a protecting product so that your hair doesn’t soak up all the chlorine and salt, which causes dryness and breakage.
Go from “Meh” to “Marvelous!” with Dry Shampoo
Unless you’ve got the glam squad of Victoria Beckham (Seriously, have you seen that woman debark a plane? No one looks that good after a 4-hour+ flight.), chances are you’re not looking your hottest when arriving to your final destination.
If you’re in a hurry and need to go straight from the airport to an event, get-together or somewhere other than your hotel, having some dry shampoo in your carry-on is a great way to give life to limp hair post-flight.
Check out some of our favorite dry shampoos here.
Now Is the Time to Restock Your Heat Protectant
If there is an “extra” you bring with you regarding your beauty routine, please let it be heat protectant.
If you have any fancy nights planned for your trip or you simply know you won’t be kicking it poolside all day long, you’ll most likely be heat styling your hair more than usual, so please, please, please don’t forget to protect your beautiful mane from the hot tools!
Okay, off our soapbox, happy and safe travels!