Packing your toiletry bag for vacation can be particularly tricky. You use countless hair products to ensure your medium length hairstyle looks Insta-worthy every day and all of a sudden you’re forced to go without half of your routine! If deciding what hair care products to bring in your carry-on is giving you major anxiety, fear not.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite hair products that will make sure your hair stays in tip-top shape whether you’re headed to the beach or hitting the slopes. Don’t worry, they’re already travel size so not even airport security will come between you and flawless vacation hair.
If you’re skipping town in search of some sun and sand you’ll need:
Redken Frizz Dismiss Sulfate-Free Shampoo
It’s easy to get lazy with your hair care routine while on vacation. When you’re spending your days doing laps around the pool and swimming in the ocean, it’s important to wash the salt and chlorine from your locks. The sulfate-free shampoo is formulated with Redken’s exclusive frizz-fighting humidity-resist complex.
Redken Frizz Dismiss Sulfate-Free Shampoo, $6.50 MSRP
Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Hair Mask
Making sure your hair looks and feels healthy is of the utmost importance on vacation (nobody wants straw-like locks ruining their vacay selfies). However, who has time to do a hair mask in the middle of paradise? That’s where Matrix’s Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Hair Mask comes in. The travel-sized hair treatment boasts 20 benefits and works in just 60 seconds.
Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Hair Mask, $5.00 MSRP
Mizani 25 Miracle Milk
You want to look your best on vacation and since you can’t bring your usual beauty arsenal with you, it’s important to bring items that do double duty. Mizani’s 25 Miracle Milk is an excellent leave-in conditioner, will moisturize parched hair, protects against environmental damage, controls frizz and adds shine. Leave everything else at home because this hair beautifier has got you covered.
Mizani 25 Miracle Milk, Available with purchase at Hair.com
Redken Fashion Works 12
There’s nothing worse than spending time creating the perfect hairdo, only to have the heat and humidity ruin it. Protect your favorite styles from the sweltering tropical heat with Redken Fashion Works 12 hairspray featuring 24-hour humidity resistance and 8-hour control.
Redken Fashion Works 12, $9.00 MSRP
Kérastase Bain Chromatique Shampoo
The sun and the sea can do a number on your color-treated strands. If you want to keep your new hue looking salon fresh long after your week at the beach, pick up Kérastase Bain Chromatique Shampoo. The multi-protecting sulfate-free travel size shampoo features a UV filter to protect against external aggressors, protects and prolongs hair color, and illuminates shiny hair.
Kérastase Bain Chromatique Shampoo, $20.50 MSRP
Kérastase Fondant Chromatique Conditioner
For the best results, you should always follow your shampoo with the conditioner of the same system—even when you’re on vacation. Pick up the Kérastase Fondant Chromatique Conditioner to ensure your color-treated hair is protected while you’re away.
Kérastase Fondant Chromatique Conditioner, $17.00 MSRP
If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, load your toiletry bag with these:
Biolage Hydrasource Shampoo
Dry hair is your number one concern when traveling to a cold destination. To guarantee your locks get just the right amount of moisture, you want to make sure all of the steps of your hair care routine include a moisturizing component. Biolage’s Hydrasource paraben-free shampoo is formulated specifically for dry hair.
Biolage Hydrasource Shampoo, $5.00 MSRP
Pureology Hydrate Sheer Shampoo
If you’re traveling to a chilly destination, ensuring your strands look and feel moisturized should be one of your top priorities. Not all moisturizing shampoos are made the same, however, and if you have fine strands you may be on the lookout for a formula that’s a bit more lightweight. Look no further than Pureology Hydrate Sheer Shampoo. This concentrated, but lightweight, moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo for fine, dry hair is silicone-free to avoid weighing hair down.
Pureology Hydrate Sheer Shampoo, $7.50 MSRP
Pureology Hydrate Sheer Conditioner
When parched strands are involved, choosing the right shampoo is important but we all know conditioner is the true star of the show. For best results, follow Pureology Hydrate Sheer Shampoo with Pureology Hydrate Sheer Conditioner.
Pureology Hydrate Sheer Conditioner, $7.50 MSRP
Redken One United
Dry hair is one of the leading causes of hair breakage and after hours of walking around your winter wonderland destination, your locks are bound to be parched. Prevent dry hair and the breakage associated with it by using an ultra-nourishing all-in-one leave-in. Redken’s One United boasts 25 benefits including improves manageability, reduces dryness, and adds shine.
Redken One United, $10.00 MSRP
Redken Guts 10
After spending all day on the slopes with a hat firmly placed on top of your mane, it can be seriously difficult to create voluminous hairstyles when you inevitably hit the town later that night. Redken Guts 10 is a medium control root volumizing spray foam that gives hair root volume like no other while providing a natural feel and texture.
Redken Guts 10, $10.00 MSRP
Redken Triple Pure 32
Biting winds ruining your perfect winter hairstyle? Lock your look in place with Redken Triple Pure 32. Offering maximum control with minimal scent, Triple Pure 32 is perfect for everyday use to lock in styles and control unwanted frizz.
Redken Triple Pure 32, $12.00 MSRP
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