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Hair care tips for traveling

When you’re traveling, there are so many changes to your routine or the weather, your hair can get a little crazy. Think Monica from “Friends” when they go to the Barbados. You don’t want your hair to turn into a ‘fro like hers. If you’re going somewhere tropical, between the sun, sand and salt water, your hair can be a mess. Here are some travel inspired tips to keep your hair looking gorgeous on vacation.

Don’t rely on the shampoos or conditioners that the hotel provides. These can often be cheap and could do damage on your hair if it doesn’t match up with your hair’s needs. Be sure to keep travel sized products around, ready to use for vacation so you won’t forget them.

If you’re swimming a lot on vacation, chlorine or salt water can wreak havoc on your hair. To keep your hair from drying out or gasp, turning green, be sure to bring a shampoo and conditioner best for hair that will be in the water. Try a conditioning spray or make your own by mixing a dollop of leave-in conditioner and water to spray on your hair before entering the water.

Pack a cute foldable hat for a bad hair day. Sometimes no matter what you do, the climate can give you a horrible hair day. A cute hat can still make you look adorable and hide the mess you don’t want others to see. It is also a great way to keep the sun out of your face and scalp.

Plan your hair days. Just like you are planning what outfits to wear each day on vacation, try to plan your hair styles. For a relaxed day on the beach, try an easy braid that will be low maintenance. Don’t pack a hair dryer if the hotel is providing one and pick your styling tools wisely to save space in your suitcase. You may want to give your straightener a break and let your hair go a little wild and wavy or you may want to be perfectly polished for Facebook photos every day. Decide what products and styling tools are most important to you and bring those.

What are your favorite hair care tips for travel? Have you ever experienced a hair disaster like Monica’s on “Friends” while traveling to a new location? What are your favorite travel sized products to bring in your suitcase? Share with us!

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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