Travel Tips, Tools and Tricks!

Is it really a vacation time if you’re worried about your hair? Let’s be honest, a trip is only perfect if it’s stress-free, and if your hair is taking up 99% of your problems, well then, you need to keep reading for some fantastic travel tips, including:

  • What you need to pack
  • Travel bags/how to pack all your products
  • Tips for how to maintain your naturally curly hair on vacation 
  • My best styling tips for results that fight the frizz (especially if travelling to hot and humid climates)
  • Helpful gadgets for packing and shooting content!

PACKING

First things first, we need to pack wisely. But before we even start, take a deep breath and relax because I have a solution to your problem. The first thing you need is containers to store all your beauty products. If you’re travelling carry-on only, these are essential! 

Beveetio Travel Bottles TSA Approved 15 Pack,2.9oz Silicone Refillable Size Containers, BPA Free Travel Tubes Toiletries for Cosmetic Shampoo Cream Conditioner Lotion Soap(2.9 OZ Multicolor)
  • 【MULTI-COMBINATION SET】Beveetio 15 packs leak proof travel bottles set, portable & lightweight, easy to carry & clean. You will get: 5 Pcs Silicone Travel Bottles(2.9Ounce)+ 5 Pcs Cream Boxes + 1 Pcs Spray Bottle(2Ounce) + 1 Pcs Pump Bottle(2Ounce) + 1 Pcs Clear Bag, Perfect companion for your travelling!(2.9 Ounce Multicolor)
  • 【SAFETY SILICONE MATERIAL】TSA Approved Squeezable bottles made from food grade safe high quality silicone + PP material, BPA free,super compression resistance, lightness, and waterproof.(2.9 Ounce Multicolor)
  • 【NO-LEAKAGE】Sealing leakproof design can 100% make travel bottles leak proof, prevent your expensive cosmetics from leaking during travel and making your luggage a mess.(2.9 Ounce Multicolor)

I love these ones because the silicone bottles are easy to squeeze and you can get every last drop of product you need! Of course they are refillable and perfect for packing shampoos, conditioners, styling creams, and gels.

Even if you’re checking a bag, I personally like to keep my beauty products close – just in case the airline loses my suitcase *knock on wood*.

FRIENDLY REMINDER!!

Most airlines have a limit of 1L of liquids total in your carry-on, so we need to be strategic here; let’s get into the categories of products you will need to keep your hair tamed. 

1. Cleansers: I usually bring multiple cleansers because I know I’ll be washing my hair frequently, but if youre sticking to one shampoo, pick an all purpose shampoo that is cleansing but won’t strip your hair. Fill this bottle to the top because you mustn’t forget to double cleanse! so that you’re not over-stripping your hair of its natural moisture.

VERB Ghost Shampoo, 32 fl oz
Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Shampoo, Hair Care for Soft and Smooth Hair, Strengthening and Nourishing Sulfate Free Shampoo and Hair Products, GMO-Free Hair Products for Women, 1L
VERB Ghost Shampoo, 32 fl oz
Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Shampoo, Hair Care for Soft and Smooth Hair, Strengthening and Nourishing Sulfate Free Shampoo and Hair Products, GMO-Free Hair Products for Women, 1L
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VERB Ghost Shampoo, 32 fl oz
VERB Ghost Shampoo, 32 fl oz
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Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Shampoo, Hair Care for Soft and Smooth Hair, Strengthening and Nourishing Sulfate Free Shampoo and Hair Products, GMO-Free Hair Products for Women, 1L
Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Shampoo, Hair Care for Soft and Smooth Hair, Strengthening and Nourishing Sulfate Free Shampoo and Hair Products, GMO-Free Hair Products for Women, 1L
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Optional: I recommend bringing a color shampoo, such as purple shampoo for blonde hair to keep your color in check.

PRO-TIP: Mix the purple shampoo with a moisturizing shampoo so that the purple shampoo doesn’t dry out your hair.

2. Moving on to conditioners: I always bring multiple conditioners that cater to my hair needs. Bring a protein conditioner, a moisture conditioner, and a leave-in conditioner. If you don’t want to bring all three, a leave-in conditioner is an excellent two-in-one product and perfect for when you’re at the beach or pool.

Rinse Out:

VERB Ghost Conditioner, 12 fl oz
  • STRENGTHENING CONDITIONER: Verb Ghost weightless conditioner protects and strengthens fine hair while softening, detangling and smoothing frizz; the moisturizing conditioner promotes radiant shine for all hair types
  • INGREDIENTS: Moringa Oil in the light hair conditioner nourishes and smooths frizz, Sunflower Seed Extract provides sun protection, antioxidant Green Tea Extract protects and Jojoba Seed Oil seals in moisture
  • ONLY GOOD STUFF: This paraben free, gluten free conditioner with no harmful sulfates is vegan and cruelty free; Made in the USA, the deep conditioner is safe for use on color treated and keratin treated hair

Leave-In:

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AG Care Fast Food Leave On Conditioner, 8 Fl Oz, White
  • Lightweight, Manage Frizz, Hydrates, Enhances Shine

3. It’s time to pack your stylers: What you specifically should pack depends on your hair needs/desired result. You can see this blog for more information on that here.

Personally, I want to pack a moisturizing styling gel that will give me multiple benefits – bonus if it gives UV protection!

VERB Curl Cream, 5.3 fl oz
  • CURL DEFINING CREAM: Verb Curl Cream is a lightweight hair styling cream that provides memory and light hold to all types of textured hair while controlling frizz and keeping curls soft and bouncy
  • INGREDIENTS: Sunflower Seed Extract in the curl styler provides sun protection, Glycerin binds moisture to hair for added softness and radiance, and a patented Copolymer provides volume and hold
  • ONLY GOOD STUFF: This paraben free, gluten free defrizz hair product with no harmful sulfates is vegan and cruelty free; the curl styler is made in the USA with a nourishing, flake-free formula

I love a liquid gel with good hold – they’re the easiest to even distribute throughout the hair (which is crucial in humidity/for a long lasting style)

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AG Care Liquid Effects Extra-Firm Styling Lotion, 8 Fl Oz
  • SUPER-FIRM CURL ENHANCER: Our keratin complex curling cream for curly hair creates an unshakeable hold without feeling sticky or heavy. This revolutionary curl defining cream contains plant-based amino acids for buoyant, happy curls.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA: Our extra firm curl definer is an ideal volumizing curl enhancer for wavy hair, tight coils, and loose curls. AG silicone-free curl defining hair products leave no residue, feel soft to the touch, and don't fall flat.
  • PLANT-BASED STYLING CREAM FOR CURLY HAIR: AG curly hair products with curl creating complex contain amino acids from rice and vegetables that penetrate deep to help repair breakage and eliminate frizz. This wet look curl activator for curly hair has a gorgeous, soothing scent from wild cherry, hops, and chamomile.

On the topic of longevity, let’s talk about some easy tips to keep your hair looking great throughout your trip.

HAIR MAINTENANCE

Don’t forget to pack your Bonnets on Board!!! Use a silk scarf or bonnet to protect your hair while sleeping AND flying. Airplane air is notoriously dry and can be the absolute worst on our hair and also our skin. 

Always carry a satin hair scrunchie with you to keep your hair in check throughout the day.

6 Pieces Satin Silk Scrunchies for hair, Big Hair Scrunchies Satin Hair Ties Ponytail Holder No Hurt Your Hair
  • 【HANDMADE WITH LOVE】 6 Pack scrunchies come with the package with solid color. They are handmade with love in our home studio. High quality satin material, handmade, soft to touch, will not hurt your hair. 100% of the polyester in this product.
  • 【ALTERNATIVE TO CLASSIC ELASTICS】Gentle on hair, prevents breakage during sleep. It's comfortable to sleep on and won't cause pressure points or discomfort. You can always wear them on your wrist as a cute bracelet.
  • 【SOLID COLOR 】 Our silk satin scrunchies are available in many brilliant colors and amazing neutrals. Simple, classic, solid-colored, this comfortable hair accessory is a must-have for daily wear as well as a great way to add some spark to your formal outfits.

Make sure you’re wearing a hat or scarf while out in the sun to protect your hair from the harsh rays.

corciova 35 x 35 Large Bandana Women Satin Tie Square Headband Silk Like Hair Scarf Wrap Headscarf Prussian Blue Beige Trees
corciova 35 x 35 Large Women Satin Tie Square Bandana Silk Feeling Hair Scarf Wrap Headscarf Cerulean Blue Floral Bandana
corciova Women Fashion Large Square Satin Headscarf Flower Pink Curly Headband Sleeping at Night Fashion Bandana Headscarf
Pineapple&Star Sun Straw Fedora Beach Hat Fine Braid UPF50+ for Unisex (Large, Natural_StarDancer)
corciova 35 x 35 Large Bandana Women Satin Tie Square Headband Silk Like Hair Scarf Wrap Headscarf Prussian Blue Beige Trees
corciova 35 x 35 Large Women Satin Tie Square Bandana Silk Feeling Hair Scarf Wrap Headscarf Cerulean Blue Floral Bandana
corciova Women Fashion Large Square Satin Headscarf Flower Pink Curly Headband Sleeping at Night Fashion Bandana Headscarf
Pineapple&Star Sun Straw Fedora Beach Hat Fine Braid UPF50+ for Unisex (Large, Natural_StarDancer)
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corciova 35 x 35 Large Bandana Women Satin Tie Square Headband Silk Like Hair Scarf Wrap Headscarf Prussian Blue Beige Trees
corciova 35 x 35 Large Bandana Women Satin Tie Square Headband Silk Like Hair Scarf Wrap Headscarf Prussian Blue Beige Trees
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corciova 35 x 35 Large Women Satin Tie Square Bandana Silk Feeling Hair Scarf Wrap Headscarf Cerulean Blue Floral Bandana
corciova 35 x 35 Large Women Satin Tie Square Bandana Silk Feeling Hair Scarf Wrap Headscarf Cerulean Blue Floral Bandana
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corciova Women Fashion Large Square Satin Headscarf Flower Pink Curly Headband Sleeping at Night Fashion Bandana Headscarf
corciova Women Fashion Large Square Satin Headscarf Flower Pink Curly Headband Sleeping at Night Fashion Bandana Headscarf
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Pineapple&Star Sun Straw Fedora Beach Hat Fine Braid UPF50+ for Unisex (Large, Natural_StarDancer)
Pineapple&Star Sun Straw Fedora Beach Hat Fine Braid UPF50+ for Unisex (Large, Natural_StarDancer)
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If you’re swimming, wet your hair with tap water before getting in the pool or ocean, and apply lots of leave-in conditioner or simply a hair oil like coconut oil to prevent it from absorbing too much salt or chlorine.

PURA D'OR 16 Oz ORGANIC Fractionated Coconut Oil - MCT Oil - 100% Pure & Natural USDA Certified Cold Pressed Carrier Oil - Unscented, Hexane Free Moisturizer For Face, Skin & Hair Tonic - Men & Women
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil Organic: PURA D'OR Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil (MCT Oil) is easily absorbed, non-greasy and scent-free. Our organic coconut oil with pump can be used as a moisturizer day or nighttime for extra skin protection. Our coconut oil is great for makeup removal or hydration of the skin after a shower and a long day.
  • Organic Coconut Body Oil: Areas like elbows and heels often get dry and flaky. Apply this ultra-smoothing Fractionated Coconut oil (MCT Oil) to these areas to soften them for a silky soft feel. Our coconut oil pump can also double as a great massage base oil. Pure fractionated organic coconut massage oil will keep your skin bright and hydrated which is why it is the perfect carrier oil for any type of massage. Mix and match our skin hydrating carrier oils for a custom DIY massage oil.
  • Certified Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil: Common in most hair care products, Pura D'ors liquid coconut oil (MCT Oil) penetrates into the scalp for hydration to encourage stronger, healthier, thicker hair. Our fractionated coconut oil for hair products will not leave your hair greasy or have any rancid smells. Our pure fractionated coconut oil will become a crowd favorite with consistent use.

Keep a hair serum on deck to smooth frizz as it comes!

VERB Ghost Oil, 2oz
  • WEIGHTLESS HAIR OIL: Verb Ghost Oil is a revitalizing hair finishing oil that enhances sheen; the hair protection oil smooths, softens and reduces frizz, promoting radiant shine for all hair types
  • INGREDIENTS: Bamboo Extract in the lightweight hair oil strengthens the hair and helps retain moisture, Moringa Oil nourishes and smooths frizz, and Hydrolyzed Soy Protein seals in moisture
  • ONLY GOOD STUFF: This paraben free, gluten free hair treatment oil with no harmful sulfates is vegan and cruelty free; Made in the USA, the smoothing oil can also be used to rehydrate and refresh skin and beards

I have a whole blog on how to refresh your curls here but remember instead of re-washing/wetting your whole head, you can refresh wonky curls with some water and your gel!

Ouidad Advanced Climate Control® Featherlight Touch-Up Gel Cream, 3.4 Fl. Oz
  • Anti-Frizz Nano Technologyᵀᴹ
  • Prevents Frizz
  • Adds Weightless Moisture

So there you have it, folks – your ultimate travel hair care guide! Don’t let your hair stress you out on vacation. With these simple tips and beauty products, you’ll be able to keep your hair cute and take all the pictures you want. If you need more help with taking amazing photos and videos, Amanda is here to help.

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