Vacation time has finally come and you can’t wait to get away, let loose, and have a little fun. We totally get it! And in order to make sure you have the best possible time while away from home and out of the office, Brilliance New York has compiled a list of the hair care essentials every traveling girl needs. You might be tempted to pack every styling tool, brush, and product you own, but if you’d like to stay under the carry-on weight limit, take a look at the following pointers to help you minimize your luggage and maximize your vacation style.
Take Your Style With You
Unless you’re planning on vacationing in some remote mountain town where you won’t see a soul, you’ll want to pack a few of your top styling tools. Keep in mind that just about every hotel and resort will have a blow dryer. If there’s no one in the room, the front desk can usually rent one out to you. Therefore, leave your own blow dryer at home. They’re heavy, bulky, and not necessary when you’re packing the essentials.
Next, get a flat iron that can double as a curling iron. Many high-end irons have rounded edges that will curl your hair as you twirl it around the barrel. It takes a little getting used to, but it prevents you from carrying both a straightener and a curling iron. You can have sleek and sexy straight hair for the daytime and kinky curls for nighttime. And don’t forget to pack a brush!
Hot And Humid
If you’re traveling to a humid location, you’ll want to prepare for the worst. Some ladies are lucky enough to not be affected by humid climates, but most of us are prone to a little frizz and a lot of poofs. An essential item on these tropical beach vacations is a good anti-frizz serum. Look for something with a little gloss and flyaway control so you can touch up as you go.
A strong hair spray is also essential for styling, especially in humidity. Look for products with humidity control, a long-lasting hold, a touchable feel, and a bit of shine. Whether you’re surfing in Fiji or sunning in Florida, your hair will have everything it needs to look great while fighting off that swampy air.
Sub-Zero, Not Sub-Fab
If you’re off to a winter wonderland, you’ll want to protect your hair from the cold, dry air. It can do quite a number on your hair, even if you’re only hitting the slopes for a week or two. Most importantly, you’ll want to keep your hair moisturized so it can fight off Old Man Winter without leaving any battle scars – we mean, split ends and brittle hair.
The newly popular Moroccan or Argan oil is a great moisturizer. You can put a little in after the shower or before bedtime. However, don’t put in too much or you’ll end up weighing down your hair. Also, leave-in conditioners can keep your hair soft and moisturized even while you’re outside, playing in the snow.
When you’re packing up for a weekend, a month, or an indefinite summer road trip, you’ll want to make sure your hair stays photo-ready the entire time. But we can’t drag our entire arsenal of hair care products and styling tools with us, even if we are checking a suitcase! Instead, simplify your hairstyling routine to just the essentials. Think about the climate you’re traveling to and how you can protect your hair from becoming affected. Also, double up on a flat iron that can curl your hair, so you’ll have options no matter where you are or how far you travel.
Vacation, business trips, and last-minute getaways are all about feeling good and exploring a new place. Make sure your hair can keep up with you by packing our hair care traveling essentials.