Planning on globetrotting this holiday season? Intense on-the-go schedules can make it harder to look your best. You’ll be thankful for these helpful hints to stay beautiful while traveling.
Remember the dry shampoo
If your travel-tired tresses start looking limp and a tad oily, turn to dry shampoo. This secret weapon absorbs natural oils and gives hair more body, allowing you to get an extra day or two of fresh hair between washes. Lakmé Brush Up dry shampoo absorbs the oil at the roots without leaving white residue. It’s great for freshening up second day hair and enhances texture and body.
Get a hair treatment you’ll be thankful for
Especially with the dry air that is so common in the fall and winter, it’s a good idea to indulge in a moisturizing hair treatment before your travels. Applying a hydrating mask once a week for about a month before your trip will stop your hair becoming dry and brittle. The Kérastase Nutritive Masque provides long-lasting defense against the return of dryness and is available at Manolo Salons.
That same fall air that dries out your hair can also take a toll on your skin. If you’re flying, the low-humidity air inside a plane cabin can make your skin dry out, flake and itch, so moisturizing is key. Try using a continuous nourishing and protective cream that is oil-based, rather than water-based, before dry patches or flakes start to appear. An ointment like Guinot’s Créme Nutrition Comfort will create a protective layer on the skin that locks in moisture and provides comfort and suppleness.
Stock up on travel sizes of your favorite products
Maintaining lively locks and lovely skin while you’re on the road requires a bit of planning since you can’t take your entire bathroom setup, and if you’re flying, any liquids and creams must meet the 3 oz. TSA guidelines for air travel. Samples are great, especially for perfume. Instead of packing full sized bottles, hit up your department store and ask for mini samples and stock up on travel sizes of the beauty products you use most.
Skip the Styling Tools
Save space in your luggage and leave your blow dryer, curling iron and flat iron at home. Different countries have different wattage and even if you pack a converter, it might do a number and break your styling tools. While you’re on holiday, embrace drying your hair without heated tools. Consider dry wrapping – brushing your hair in different directions so you can shape the way it dries. Or put it up in a top knot or a pretty braid.
Whether you’re enjoying some weekend getaways or packing up for business trips, this is the season for travel. Being away from home—and not having access to your entire collection of beauty products and tools—tends to make beautifying a little more challenging. We hope these tidbits help you stay gorgeous on the go.