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Hair tips for the avid traveler

I travel frequently and as I am trying to look cute going through TSA, my hair usually likes to have a tug-of-war with my backpack or messenger bag. So while I may look good, my hair would beg to differ. And the option to cut it really, really short is not an option. Oh how easy guys have it! But besides just having great hair in the airport, there are other things like traveling with hair care products. What works? What doesn’t work?

So, I’ve found a few tips and tricks that have helped me and they may just help you. Regardless if you spend more time in the TSA line then your own car.

 Pack Deliberately. I don’t like to check a bag- if you’ve watched the movie Up In The Air, you will know that checking a bag adds 30 minutes to your travel time. So by packing deliberately you will not only save time at the airport, but you will save stress. Pack what you need. Now I’m a gal but I can pack light and so can you. One hair brush, comb, hair styling products in travel size 3oz containers. Skip shampoo and conditioner as the hotel will have those for you. Don’t drag your big hairdryer with you or curlers. You can work your magic with product and a hair brush.  If you must bring a flatiron, do so, but you can probably do without it for a few days.

Packing Product. With the 3oz rule still in effect, packing your toiletries in a clear bag can be challenging. That is why you need to be specific in what you pack. You don’t need two different kind of hair gels, hair spray, etc. Also, when you are packing, make sure that they have their caps and lids on. Nothing is worse then arriving at your destination and finding liquid everywhere! And as you are opening them up, slowly release the lid. Air pressure builds up in them from being 36,000 feet in the air.

Possible Options. If you are stressed with having perfect hair while flying, relax. True beauty comes from a smile and a happy personality, not if you have picture perfect hair. Wear a ponytail. If it’s cold, rock a cute winter hat (my favorite secret), or other hair accessories. Make it fun, not stressful!

Do you travel or fly frequently? What are some of your tips? I would love to hear them!

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing