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Travel Hair Care Tips & Travel Size Products So You Look Your Best at Every Destination

Remember these tricks so you never overpack, underpack, or start your vacation with messy hair.

1. Research the climate and weather

There's a chance your normally well-behaved strands could act up at a location that's quite different from where you live. Going somewhere tropical and humid? Bring an anti-frizz serum or lotion , plus a hair sunscreen and big floppy hat if you recently committed to a new hue. For dry places, take Style + Protect Shine Bright Taming Serum that'll nourish and add shine.

2. Plan your hairstyles

This will give you an idea of how much to tote. Just keep in mind that simple 'dos that embrace your natural texture are easier to maintain. Plus, by leaving your curling iron or straightener behind, you'll free up precious luggage real estate for souvenirs on the way back.

3. Leave the full-size bottles at home

Pour your liquid hair care essentials into small tubes, or buy versions in travel sizes. Unless you'll be away for weeks, there's no need to lug around a month's worth of anything. And depending on your hair type and the length of your trip, you might not want to cleanse at all!

By the way, if you're flying, you might be wondering, What size is travel size shampoo? And, what toiletries can you take on an airplane? It's crucial to familiarize yourself with what the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has to say about the subject.

According to the TSA website, each passenger is allowed one quart-sized, resealable baggy for all the liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes they want in their carryon. Each item must not exceed 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters. Anything larger must go inside your checked luggage.

Pureology creates a variety of travel size hair products, from conditioner to hair spray, so you never have to go without your favorite formulas. Everything in our travel size collection is under 3.4 ounces each, meaning they meet TSA guidelines.

4. Give priority to multitaskers

They'll significantly lighten your load. Pureology's Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Leave In Spray serves 21 purposes, including blowout cream, detangler and heat protectant.

5. Pack a silk or satin pillowcase

In addition to feeling luxurious, both types of pillowcases retain moisture, making them beneficial for dry, curly and frizz-prone strands. Cotton, on the other hand, has the opposite effect.

Their smooth material reduces friction too, so you'll wake up with fewer tangles.

6. Nourish parched locks with a leave-in mask or conditioner

Doing this is important on a plane because the air inside the cabin can dry out your hair and make it staticky. Plus, treating your tresses is another thing you can do to stay busy until you land.

7. Style strategically

A French braid will hide frizz and hold hair in place while you're in transit. And when you release the 'do, you'll have gorgeous waves. Ooh-la-la.

The same goes for a topknot, except the result will be sexy volume.

Got curls? A loose updo can prevent them from getting flattened against the back of your seat. Wrapping the style in a scarf will offer further protection and preserve moisture.

8. Freshen up with a dry shampoo

When you've traveled for so long that your roots are starting to look oily, a dusting of the multi-tasking powder can help by covering up the grease. Try Pureology's Style + Protect Refresh & Go Dry Shampoo which comes in a travel sizes. It also boosts volume and adds texture.

9. Ready to officially start your getaway? Re-style.

Brush or comb through straight hair to tackle any knots that developed while you were seated.

To revive curls that have become frizzy or less defined, scrunch them with gel for a stronger grip, or use a styling cream for a softer hold.

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