1. GET A TRIM BEFORE YOU GO
If you have enough planning time and can book an appointment with your favorite stylist, then it is well worth it. Any damaged hair is just plain harder to deal with while away from home and will be extra work after you get back.
2. DEEP CONDITION AHEAD OF TIME
If you have a conditioning routine, better get to it before you leave. Try a nourishing combo packed with nutrients like Cloud 9™ Restoring Shampoo and Conditioner. If it’s cold and dry where you’re going, Saturate™ Hydrating Leave-In Treatment leaves hair super moisturized and shiny.
3. KEEP YOUR ROUTINE SIMPLE
Packing light is key here. This doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice your products that you normally use. Instead of bringing full-size products, make use of smaller and travel-friendly sizes. Smaller containers are available practically everywhere. Also, consider step 2 above, so that if you are able to use certain products on your hair before you go so that you don’t have to bring those with you, then you’re well on your way to lightening your load.
4. KEEP HAIR MOISTURIZED
Flying can be a bit of a disadvantage for your hair and skin, since cabin air can be very dehydrating. But fret not, you can take measures to keep your hair extra conditioned to withstand the elements. Make sure to follow step 2 first and use a leave-in conditioner like Saturate™ Hydrating Leave-In Treatment or Supersilk™ Pure Indulgence Leave-In Treatment. Then pack some solid styling products designed to keep hair strong and conditioned like Cloud 9™ Conditioning Mousse or Cloud 9™ Hotshapes Heat Protector before you take a hot styling tool or blow dryer to it.
Bring a scarf, hat or other hair accessory. Not only can some of these serve as a functional purpose for both hot and cold climes, but it can be a total style statement! Wrap up your hair in your favorite silk scarf while keeping your hair away from wind and also covering up an (oops!) less than perfect hair day. Double your neck scarf as a head scarf for even more efficient packing.