You Need to Pack These Top 10 Haircare Travel Products
Haircare Travel Essentials
Haircare is very much like dieting when you’re traveling. You want to be mindful of it, but really, you just let it all go. You want to make the most of every minute of your getaway—and that means not spending two hours fussing over your hair. But when it comes to summer vacation, the sun, saltwater, humidity, and unfamiliar changes in temperature can all play a role in making your hair behave unpredictably. And let’s face it, those complimentary bottles of shampoo in the hotel room don’t quite cut it. So, what can you do, other than braiding your hair or hiding it under a hat every day? Having the right haircare travel products is essential. I’ve got everything you need to rescue your locks from any climate challenge you may face on your next trip.
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Drybar Super Lemon Drop Detangler
With its flexible bristles, you can use this brush on wet or dry hair, which is perfect for vacation. It’s pretty much everything you need to get a good blowout or detangling, which leaves just a little extra room in your carry-on.
Admit it, no one likes hotel hairdryers. That’s why this little guy is the perfect travel companion. It’s a powerful dryer that saves you time and money in blowouts every day at home. And thanks to its size, you can easily throw it in your suitcase.
Dry shampoo is essential for travel because seriously, who has time to wash and dry their hair every day? Especially in humid or tropical environments, dry shampoo is the one thing often keeping your hair looking fresh and put together.
This curling iron is perfect for traveling because it can be used corded or cord-free for extra freedom while styling. The unique flexing plates are designed to shape around your hair, gathering it neatly so that you can either straighten or curl.
This brand has a well-deserved cult following. Whether you pack the full-size or travel-size bottles, the products are super concentrated. A shockingly small amount of the shampoo thoroughly suds up all of your hair, making it last while you’re on the road.
These anti-frizz sheets are game-changers, especially for curly hair that gets frizzy in humidity. A few swipes from the roots to the ends leave your hair smooth and free from flyaways and static. The sheets are perfect for revitalizing ragged hair on the go.
This multitasking oil from Ouai really gets the moisturizing job done while jet-setting. The ingredients protect hair from color degradation caused by UV exposure, smooths frizz, and seals split ends. Plus, it doubles as a hydrating overnight mask.
Whether you’re doing a simple ponytail, braids, or just don’t want to deal with your hair on vacation, these small rings are a must-have. They’re inconspicuous but provide a strong grip and a weightless feel to your hair.
If you need a little help taming your hair into a ponytail, this climate control gel changes everything. The formula helps keep the hair cuticle moisturized and a UV filter helps protect against sun damage—all without looking oily.
Okay, so this isn’t technically a haircare product but, who can see anything in those dimly lit hotel mirrors? A lighted travel mirror is your best friend for both hair and makeup. The only drawback is that there’s no magnification. But that might be a good thing on vacation.
Amit is a loyal subscriber turned contributor from Miami, where she founded and edited an award-winning lifestyle magazine for over 20 years. The loves of her life are her husband and their two fiercely independent and creative kids. She has been known, however, to proclaim that her favorite child is their Shiba Inu, Zac.
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