11 Vacation Hair Products You Can Pack On Your Carry-On

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11 Travel Size Vacation Hair Products You Need For Your Next Getaway

21 May 2018
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Jessie Amato

Editorial Assistant

For as long as she can remember, Jessie has had a passion for all things beauty. As an employee of L'Oréal, she hopes to share her knowledge and inspire Hair.com readers to express themselves—one new cut and color at a time.

All set to jet for your next summer getaway? Whether you’ll be soaking up some sun on the beach or backpacking abroad, you’re probably debating which of your go-to hair products will make it into your suitcase.

If you’re worried about squeezing your entire beauty routine into your luggage, don’t panic. Luckily, some of our favorite brands offer travel size hair products you can easily stow in your carry-on so you won’t have to sacrifice any of your new vacation wardrobe.

Looking for a few recommendations? Read on for a few of our favorites you should pick up before your next trip.

Kérastase Travel Size CC Crème Soleil

If you love CC cream as a skincare product, you’re going to want to pick this one up. The Kérastase CC Crème Soleil is an anti-damaging leave-in complete correction cream with UV filters, ceramides and linseed oil suitable for all hair types. It provides complete care for sun exposed hair for sublime protection, repair and radiance.

Kérastase Travel Size CC Crème Soleil, $20.00

kerastase bain soleil

Kérastase Travel Size Bain Soleil

Looking for the perfect post-sun shampoo? The Kérastase Bain Soleil is an anti-damaging shampoo for added moisture and softness. It contains UV filters and is beneficial for protecting, repairing and beautifying hair exposed to sun.

Kérastase Travel Size Bain Soleil, $20.00

Pureology Travel Size Hydrate Shampoo

Between scorching hot weather and days spent in the sun, the summer months can leave your strands feeling more parched than usual. Quench and cleanse hair with Pureology Hydrate Shampoo. The best part? This fan-favorite shampoo comes in a travel sized bottle that’s easy to take anywhere you go.

Pureology Travel Size Hydrate Shampoo, $7.50 MSRP

Pureology Travel Size Colour Fanatic Multi-Benefit Leave-In Treatment

If you have color-treated hair, no travel beauty bag is be complete without a leave-in treatment specifically formulated to help care for your hue. The Pureology Travel Size Colour Fanatic Multi-Benefit Leave-In Treatment is a lightweight mist that primes, protects, and perfects while delivering 21 essential benefits for color-treated hair.

Pureology Travel Size Colour Fanatic Multi-Benefit Leave-In Treatment, $8.00 MSRP

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Constantly shampooing your hair shouldn’t be your main concern while you travel, so why not bring along a dry shampoo for when your strands need a quick pick-me-up? Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo is the closest thing to washing your hair without water—a talc-free, true dry cleanser that absorbs oil and refreshes hair with natural rice starch and leaves no white residue, ever.

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, $10.00 MSRP

Amika Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Shampoo

Blondes beware: too much sun exposure can turn your icy strands brassy in no time. Luckily, we have purple shampoos to thank for keeping our color vibrant and fresh in between touch-ups. On the lookout for a new one? Try Amika Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Shampoo. Stop brassiness in its tracks with this ultra-violet shampoo that keeps blonde color light and bright.

Amika Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Shampoo, $12.00 MSRP

Amika Polished Perfection Mini Straightening Brush

If you weren’t planning on bringing your flat iron along, try this next tool for a quick styling touch up. The Amika Polished Perfection Mini Straightening Brush is a travel-friendly mini thermal straightening brush that’s perfect for bangs, touch-ups or smoothing close to the root in a single stroke. Ceramic Bristles with nylon Cool-Tips emit far-infrared heat that instantly penetrates the cortex of the hair cuticle, heating from the inside out. The hair is heated evenly and in half the time of conventional heat, reducing the risk of damage.

Amika Polished Perfection Mini Straightening Brush, $35.00 MSRP

Verb Sea Spray

A quality sea-salt spray is essential for any beach getaway. For the perfect mermaid waves on the go, try Verb Sea Spray. This spray takes landlocked hair to the beach for easy, relaxed curls. Formulated with natural sea salt and smoothing moisturizers, this light mist infuses all hair types with oceanic waves for a breezy texture boost.

Verb Sea Spray, $8.00 MSRP

Verb Ghost Oil

This next one isn’t nearly as spooky as it sounds. Verb Ghost Oil is a vanishing daily restorative oil that revitalizes hair from roots to ends. This integrated Moringa oil blend enriches the hair shaft with essential nutrients that smooth frizz and promote radiant shine for all hair types.

Verb Ghost Oil, $8.00 MSRP

eva nyc Mane Tamer Leave In Cream

Eva NYC Mane Tamer Leave In Cream

Concerned about unruly frizz and flyaways ruining your ‘do? Invest in a travel size leave-in conditioner. The Eva NYC Mane Tamer Leave In Cream is a lightweight leave-in conditioner that softens and strengthens hair, while taming frizz and fly-aways. Argan oil feeds hair with vitamins and nutrients, while Keravis™ delivers optimal anti-breakage benefits and is scientifically proven to dramatically increase strength and flexibility.

Eva NYC Mane Tamer Leave In Cream, $5.00 MSRP

Eva NYC Rock-A-Wave Curl Cream

Vacation is a time to step away from the hot tools and let your natural hair texture have a moment. If you need a little help styling your ringlets without heat, Eva NYC Rock-A-Wave Curl Cream is a lightweight leave-in treatment that sculpts and defines curls, while taming frizz and flyaways. Argan oil feeds hair with vitamins and nutrients, while Keravis™ delivers optimal anti-breakage benefits and is scientifically proven to dramatically increase strength and flexibility.

Eva NYC Rock-A-Wave Curl Cream, $5.00 MSRP

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