When it comes to my hair care routine while I’m on vacation I have three things to focus on: keeping it clean, hydrated and silky smooth. Since I have naturally wavy frizzy hair I am already challenged with keeping my hair tamed, add in some humidity and my hair is a serious mess. Finally though, after a few travel blunders, I’ve been able to narrow down just what I need to keep my tresses tame while away!
L’oreal Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner: I just recently purchased this hair care set and I must say that so far I really like it. They leave my hair feeling clean, soft & detangled. Considering I got these for $3 each I am super impressed.
Batiste Dry Shampoo: If you’ve been following blogs for a while, and I mean any blog, you likely have heard of Bastiste’s Dry Shampoo. It’s become nearly famous in the blogging world and almost all of us have a review on it. I feel like since I am going to such a hot climate that taking along a dry shampoo is fairly imperative. I am going to get warm, my hair is going to get dirty faster than it would at home and so I’ll need some lift on certain days.
Macadamia Nut Oil Replenishing Masque: Once upon a time I did not love this masque, perhaps I was crazy or perhaps my hair was just so healthy then that I didn’t need such a heavy conditioner – but whatever it was, it’s done a complete 180 now. Yup, I am obsessed with this conditioner. Ever since going blonde (hello damage!) my hair has needed a certain amount of hydration that other conditioners just have not been able to provide. This isn’t a conditioner I’d use very often, likely only once a week to just re-hydrate my dry hair.
Argan One N’ Only Restorative Mask: This mask I recently purchased at Sally’s Beauty and though I haven’t used it for very long I do think it’s quite a good mask. It’s not as heavy as the Macadamia Nut masque so I think it’ll be good to use on the days that my hair just feels like it needs bit of a “pick me up”.
Phyto Daily Hair Balm: I have been using Phyto hair products for a few years now and I must say they are all just simply amazing. Simply amazing but sadly expensive so I tend to only use their products when I know my hair is going to be tested, like it will be in the hot sun in Mexico. I took this balm with me to Italy & Spain last year and it really helped my hair from getting too dried out on the beach/ from the salt water. I apply this to my hair when it’s damp or even when it’s dry for extra hydration.
Ion Leave in Hair Conditioner: I have only used this product two times now but so far I’ve really liked it. I decided that it would be great to take along to Mexico because my hair tends to get very dry when I am in warmer climates. Having a leave-in conditioner will help combat dryness & hair breakage.
Moroccan Oil Curl Cream: This product is very hit or miss with people it seems and even for myself – sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it. It’s a really thick cream so if you use to much your hair ends up a bit gloopy mess but if you use just the right amount it can really help reduce frizz. I wouldn’t say this cream actually defines curls as it claims and instead I actually have found it smooth’s them down.
Macadamia Nut Healing Oil: This is another hit or miss product with people but I actually 100% always love this product. It’s a heavier oil product so it likely won’t work on oil-prone hair but on my dry hair it’s fabulous. I apply this oil after I was my hair once my hair has dried a bit and is just damp. It really helps keep my ends from getting damaged feeling and frizzy. It’s a must-have item for when I travel.
Moroccan Oil: By this point everyone in the entire world knows about Moroccan oil and how amazing it is on your hair. This is a much lighter oil product than the Macadamia Healing Oil so this is one I’ll probably use more during the day if my hair starts feeling a bit dry. I tend to use this oil daily on my hair in the mornings to add a bit more moisture and shine to it.
**I didn’t add one final product because I am still unsure if I am going to bring it or not. I recently bought a mousse product by Argan One N’ Only that’s supposed to add body to waves. I have only tried it once and I liked it but I didn’t love how it made my hair feel the next day. I am going to try it out again this weekend and decide. Have you tried this out? If so, what do you think?