When it comes to my hair care routine while I’m on vacation I have three things to focus on: keeping it clean, hydrated, and also silky smooth.
Since I have naturally wavy frizzy hair I am already challenged with keeping my hair tamed, add in some humidity and my hair is a serious mess.
Finally though, after a few travel blunders, I’ve been able to narrow down just what I need to keep my tresses tame while away!
9 Travel Hair Care Essentials
Keep Your Hair Fresh and Clean with…
Shampoo & Conditioner:
When heading on holiday, packing a daily shampoo and conditioner is a must.
I typically get full or large size hair care when I head on holiday, especially a tropical holiday, because I find myself washing my hair so much more frequently.
Hit the pool? Wash my hair.
Go on an excursion? Come home, and wash my hair.
Walk around for 5 minutes in the hot sun? Wash my hair.
To cut down on the amount I was my hair when I am away, I always pack a dry shampoo.
While this isn’t a total fix-all, it can help prolong your hairstyle so you can wait an extra day to wash your hair.
I find dry shampoo especially convenient to have around in case I am running late for dinner after a busy day.
Rather than wash my hair, I’ll add a bit of dry shampoo to it, put it up, and be good to go.
Moisturize Your Hair With…
When on a tropical vacation, my hair always needs a bit more TLC.
The sun, the pool, the increased amount of washes all lead to my hair feeling a bit drier and damaged than it usually does. That’s why I always pack a deep conditioner or two to use during my holiday. Typically, I’ll use this 1-2 per week when I am away.
I recently brought the Moroccan Oil Restorative Hair Mask (one of my all-time faves!) on holiday and used it about 2 times throughout the week.
Hair Balm or Leave-in Conditioner:
To add a bit more moisture into my hair after I shower, I use a hair balm or leave-in conditioner.
Otherwise, because my hair is feeling more damaged and dry, it will become more tangled and unmanageable. A leave-in product just helps to keep your hair look and feel smooth and healthy.
I did bring my Matrix Leave-In Conditioner on the trip, and I really love it, but I haven’t been able to find it in-store or online since purchasing it – so sad!
Smooth and Seal Your Hair Ends with…
A Serum or Oil:
One product I use after I wash my hair, once it’s dry and styled, and throughout the day, is a serum or hair oil.
My hair gets really frizzy and frayed looking when it’s damaged so a serum or oil helps smooth out my hair, specifically my hair ends, to appear healthier and softer.
I use this about 1-3 times a day depending on how dry it’s feeling. The serum I brought on holiday was the REDavid Orchid Oil Serum – it’s seriously the best serum!