If you’re worried about squeezing your entire hair care routine into your luggage, don’t panic. 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 space for your new vacation wardrobe.
Whether you have dark brown hair or ash blonde strands, these are 15 of our favorites to pick up before your trip.
Biolage ColorLast Deep Treatment Pack
Even on the most care-free days, color-treated hair requires an extra bit of care. Sun exposure and chlorine can wreak havoc on your color-treated mane, but Biolage ColorLast Deep Treatment Pack can help protect your strands from color fading and dryness. The treatment comes with a resealable cap, which means you don’t have to worry about spills.
Biolage ColorLast Deep Treatment Pack, available in salon
Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue Travel-Size Hair OilIf you’re spending the week soaking up the sun, you’ll want a hair product that makes your mane shine as much as your sun-kissed skin does. We love the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Hair Oil. The lightweight, nourishing protective oil is formulated with camellia oil, ideal for providing hair with shine and softness.
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Travel-Size Hair Oil, $28.00 MSRP
Redken Travel Size Triple Take 32 Extreme High-Hold HairsprayWhen we think summertime hair, we think sea salt-infused beach waves and heat-free curls. If you decide to put effort into your hairstyle, however, you’ll want your look to stay put all day long. That’s why we recommend packing the Redken Triple Take 32 Extreme High-Hold Hairspray in your carryon. The highest hold hairspray with volumizing spray gives hair long-lasting body, while protecting from frizz and giving hair humidity protection.
Redken Travel Size Triple Take 32 Extreme High-Hold Hairspray, $11.00 MSRP
Biolage Hydrasource Deep Treatment PackDryness caused by winter winds doesn’t go away once you step off the plane into a tropical climate. The Biolage Hydrasource Deep Treatment Pack is formulated with aloe and spirulina extract to bring much-needed moisture back to your mane.
Biolage Hydrasource Deep Treatment Pack, available in salon
Kérastase Travel Size CC Crème SoleilIf you love CC cream as a skincare product, you’re going to want to pick up this hair care formula. 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
Kérastase Travel Size Bain SoleilLooking 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 MSRP
Biolage Smoothproof Deep Treatment PackUnmanageable strands can strike at any time and frizz and flyaways should be the last of your worries when you’re off on an adventure. We recommend saving room for the Biolage Smoothproof Deep Treatment Pack in your travel bag to protect your breezy vacation ‘do from being riddled with frizz,.
Biolage Smoothproof Deep Treatment Pack, available in salon
Pureology Travel Size Hydrate ShampooBetween 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 size 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 TreatmentIf you have color-treated hair, no travel beauty bag is complete without a leave-in hair 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 ShampooConstantly 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 refresh? 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 ShampooBlondes 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 BrushIf 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 tool 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 SprayA 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. The 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, $16.00 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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