In Madrid it was a deep conditioner for the dry air. In Rio de Janeiro? Prostyle (aka black) Gel for a quick post-beach slick back. And I pretty much played myself in Grand Cayman when I wanted hair oil to combat the humidity.
After visiting country after country, I’ve learned that packing your beauty products is the same as your wardrobe—always have the basics that will go with anywhere and anytime. Even if I forget my favorite brush, flat iron or special hair tool/product, it’s the following six products and tools allow me the freedom to rock my natural hair curly, blown straight and slicked back while on holiday, no matter the style, the weather and the occasion:
1. A Silk(y) Hair Scarf
Perfect For: Dressing up a messy/quick topknot, creating a cute headband and adding instant chic to any style.
We Like: The Fauna Roll Scarf, $9.99 @ ModCloth
2. Moisture Creme
Perfect for: Light, daily moisture in between conditioner use, taming frizz and defining curls.
We Like: Mizani Coconut Souffle Light Moisturizing Hairdress, $21 @ Ulta
3. Deep Conditioner
Perfect For: Dry heat, hard water and chlorine/pool effects on hair.
We Like: Pantene Truly Natural Deep Conditioner, $4 @ Amazon
4. Hair Pins
Perfect For: Everything. Up-dos, ponytails, curls and more. And the one time you think you don’t need them…you do. Just pack them, always.
We Like: Sally for every type of hair pin imaginable.
5. Protein Styling Gel
Perfect For: Chic, sleek styles and controlling strays that need to lay down. Just use in moderation, a bit does a lot.
We Like: Ampro ProStyle Gel, $4 @ Amazon.
6. Argan Hair Oil
Perfect For: Fighting humidity , speeding up drying and getting shine without being too greasy or heavy.
We Like: Moroccanoil Treatment, $43
What products can you not live without when on the road? Share the love (and the style) in the comments below!